Me Draw Pretty One Day
October 6, 2009 8:22 AM Subscribe
Hey artists and creative types! How do you get back at it when you've been out of the studio for a long time?
posted by EatTheWeak to media & arts (14 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
This question relates directly to visual art, so that's my main interest in this, but I'd like to hear answers from writers and musicians and any other creative folks who might have some insight to share. Basically, I'm wondering how you get your muse to start returning your calls again.
My situation is that I'm heading into a quarter of school where I get to spend as much time as I please in the studio, working on my art (comics, in my case) - trouble is, I'm coming off a summer where I worked six nights most weeks and scarcely had a moment to draw, so I feel really rusty. When my comics matrix is firing on all cylinders, inspiration is never a problem - rather, keeping up with it is. But getting there takes awhile, and I'd like to jumpstart my return if at all possible.
So, that's the question, creative AskMe readers: when you've been away from your artistic practice for a long time, how do you get your head back in the game?