What To Do When You Feel Uninspired (5 Tips)

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Hello Everyone,

I have to admit I did not do a sketch yesterday which posed the questions ‘What to do when you feel uninspired?’

I don’t think the weather helped as it was so hot and humid just standing made you sweat.  I just did not know what to draw and I was not inspired by anything really.  “Shall I use markers? Nah,” “shall I use some water colour pencils?Nah” and on it went. So I just left it.

Don't Judge Yourself

It’s ok to just leave it once in a while sometimes you do need a break and nothing forced is ever good, that just sucks the joy out of it.  Once I had told myself it was ok I relaxed and then I watched some YouTube video’s on art instead.  How to improve your art, how to fill your sketchbook were some of the topics I looked at.

I found something that I am going to try this week. 5 minute sketches.  All this week I am going to find myself some reference photos and set a timer and do some 5 minutes sketches of them to see how that goes.  See how and if it improves on any skills that I might have, plus it sounds like fun.

What To Do When You Feel Uninspired

  1. Take a break for the day.
  2. Tell yourself it’s ok and mean it, several times if you need to.
  3. Go watch some YouTube video’s or watch a lesson on Skillshare or some other platform that you like. Feed your mind. This helps to build inspiration or at least start the flow.
  4. Pick one thing that piqued your interest from all those videos and make a plan to give it a try.
  5. Take action on that plan with no expectation other than to have fun.

      Today I am only up to step 4 above so next week will be step 5, the 5 minute sketches.  Here is one of my sketches from this week and to see more go to my Instagram account @zoebadgerart.

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      Happy sketching


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