I think the first thing to understand is that in order to be creative you really need to have the headspace to think about it.
You are not alone! You have a day off and the intention of doing some art is at the forefront of your mind. Sounds good so far right?
So you sit down in front of your easel, sketchbook etc and wait for that creative spark that gets you working.
The spark that seems to be like trying to light a fire in the wind and rain with damp matches. I can almost hear the nods.
Well I have no magic cure, I'm sorry I wish I did because I would sell it by the tonne and be a millionaire by now.
I have looked online and tried to find some helpful hints and tips and the following link is pretty good. Just click on it and it will take you right there.
How does this unblock you?
Well having to think about what to draw, is the very start of the creative process. Drawing things that you don't normally unlocks numerous possibilities. Seeing the work of others on a daily basis and feeling part of a group and hugely beneficial.
One of those drawings might just trigger a new body of work. The truth is it is a way of getting going with no real pressure.
, to set myself personal challenges. I did one month solely on my iPad. I learned so much about the various apps and how to simplify my drawing. This month I will be using a variety of media that I either don't like or haven't really explored.
I have used my iPad drawings from last months challenge to illustrate this blog. If you would like to give it a go then here are the Facebook pages of two of the groups that I belong to. You don't have to submit everyday if you don't want to. I try to do most days. Although I am yet to do todays challenge 'Market'. Still thinking about it.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/674798375903045/ This is called 31 Days of Drawing July
https://www.facebook.com/groups/770156319696450/ This is called Draw My Life Challenge
Take a look and if you are interested ask to join.
Have a productive weekend I most certainly will.