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artisitc inspiration?

 
 
OGIONIK
 
Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 07:58 am
What do you do to get in the mood for creating things?
 
Sglass
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:04 am
@OGIONIK,
Get anything that is negative off my plate. Negativity kills artistic inspiration.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:10 am
@OGIONIK,
Angst.
OGIONIK
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:42 am
@DrewDad,
im getting to different opinions here that clash to the highest degree...

confuzzlement is not helping!
dagmaraka
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 09:32 am
@OGIONIK,
this might not help, but i do nothing. i move other things down the ladder of priorities and give in to creative urges. i don't have to inspire them in any way, just accommodate them.
i don't know if you can be creative 'against your will', don't think you can force it somehow. perhaps it works for some people - set aside a couple hours, or have some sort of a schedule, but i'm not the type. i paint/write when the mood strikes.
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Dudley Bowring
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 09:47 am
@OGIONIK,
I like to just take my camera and start taking pictures.

Digital camears are good for that.

What are you wanting to make?
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Dudley Bowring
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 09:47 am
@Sglass,
Is that a photography joke?
OGIONIK
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 10:30 am
@Dudley Bowring,
i just want to draw, i cant find the focus and energy

and paint
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 10:31 am
@OGIONIK,
Could be lack of sleep....

Kinda a vicious cycle, that.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 11:50 am
Thomas Edison said "Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration."

I think that's true even for non-genius creation. Sometimes you just have to make yourself start.
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Dudley Bowring
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 11:55 am
@OGIONIK,
What do you like to draw?

I like to photograph landscapes. You don't have to get landscapse to look at the camera.
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Shapeless
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 12:13 pm
@OGIONIK,
I look at/listen to/read other artists' stuff that I really like (usually a single work) over and over again. I have a few friends who vehemently disagree with this--something about the danger of obstructing one's own style with someone else's. But I don't buy it. They say that good writers are made out of good readers, and I believe it. Mostly what I like about studying other people's stuff is observing what choices they made in the most minutest details. It's a great learning experience.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 02:22 pm
In all seriousness, I have found that my creative juices flow most freely when I have consumed prodigious amounts of liquor and drugs. The key is to know when you have reached the point of no return.

edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 02:39 pm
When there is a feel of urgency, particularly within an inadequate time frame. Also on the heel of an artistic triumph. Thirdly, anger can get me to creating, if it is a prolonged session and not a passing pique.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 02:41 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
Quote:
In all seriousness

You really know how to crush a fellow. I didn't think you were capable.
OGIONIK
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:19 pm
@DrewDad,
funny u bring up drugs, the times i was on coke id draw like a madman.

i am thinking of more like taking shrooms in the future.

might do some good..

but drugs are a far way off at this moment
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:24 pm
@OGIONIK,
Pick up a pencil, some paper, and move your hand....
George
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:36 pm
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:
Pick up a pencil, some paper, and move your hand....

Zackly!

I just do it. Fool around, doodle. You can doodle with words, or a camera, just
as you can doodle with a pencil. That gets the creative juices flowing for me.

I've been putting off writing the introduction to a book a friend and I are
compiling. I'd start, I'd stop, I'd throw it out and start again. Finally this
evening I sat down and started playing around with words, phrases, silly and
serious thoughts. Next thing I knew I was writing.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 09:36 pm
@OGIONIK,
Nothing. I've drawn, painted, and designed for 35 years, at the drop of a hat, under intense pressure to get work out in order to get paid, to please the client, to hell with the client, inebriated, sober as some judges, exhausted, angry, happy as a clam, listening to great music, in dead silence. Usually I consider creativity a kind of play, and can tap it. How that all works relative to the piece of work-play may vary.
2PacksAday
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 10:33 pm
I doodle....in varying degrees of definition.
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