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How would you categorize your present art creation habits? 

46%
1,944 deviants said Intermittent - I go through phases where I make art frequently, then long chunks where there's little or no art for whatever reason.
17%
720 deviants said Spotty at Best - My creative juice seems to be gone more than it comes, but when it does show up, I crank 'em out.
15%
636 deviants said Active - I spend the majority of my time in the art making process, but there's still times when I take short breaks from it.
12%
516 deviants said Perpetual - I feel like I NEVER stop making things or thinking about making things.
10%
405 deviants said All Washed Up - I'm totally in a funk right now and nothing is happening.

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:iconpearofdiscord:
Perpetual over the holidays, spotty when I have school.
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exewon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I'm washed up at the moment. Probably because I'm still just a beginner and everything I draw is pretty much crap anyway. So whenever I try to draw I get frustrated because I expect way to much from myself. It probably doesn't help either that I'm constantly looking at people who are way better at drawing then myself either ^^;

Oh well, I'll keep trying to fix my drawing habbits and try to lower my expectations about my own work. See if that works ^^;
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Draw every day!!
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BisexualZuko Featured By Owner Edited Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somewhere between active and perpetual - I'm always thinking about either my stories or ideas to draw, or it feels like I'm always thinking about it. I tend to mostly just doodle and sketch during the week and do more involved, finished pieces on the weekends when I have time and my girlfriend's there to encourage me and throw ideas and crit.
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DerekB9Aura Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Somewhere between the third and fourth option.

Though I must say that even with getting halfway to grasping the flow of the gesture, my lines end up being wobbly, regardless of how I handle my pencil (or whatever drawing tool I use). It's also interfering with my ability to grasp the proportions (just to further establish some context, I'm attempting to "learn the rules before breaking them" so to speak) of the figure, among other things (perspective, composition, stylization, you name it). It bugs me because I feel like I'm slipping through the cracks without leaving a mark, particularly a good one in the form of an "actual" drawing.
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cheethawolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, in my school I´m in the art specialization, so, I should be doing what I was born to do, but for some reason I sometimes don´t like it because when it comes to art, I definitely hate other people telling me what to do. Not like the teacher has a regimen or stuff, I understand she has to teach us all the techniques, but I don´t like to be told what kind of art to do. I mean, for me, it has much more pros than cons, but cons still exist.
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's not as much fun to do the art other people tell you to do xD
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cheethawolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, sometimes I have trouble with teachers e.e anyway, I like the school ;D
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Wolfypaints Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I can't stop - even if I'm not posting I'm piling up papers somewhere full of messy scribbles.  I've never been able to stop, and when I'm forced to stop (work, being too exhausted every day) I get amazingly depressed. 
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
JUST KEEP DRAWING
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Wolfypaints Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
and I use senshistock when I get stuck! 
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
yaaaay
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DarkWinxGirl Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Like, my brain is more fast and active than my hands can be, so I often dream up random scenarios and designs and stuff and save it to my head's memoery drive.
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InfinityGirlWPasta Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't seem to stop lol
but I'm okay with it ^_^
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witchydigit Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Kind of hoping that by voting "active" it'll give me good karma, as I've only spent a week back after a small hiatus. Haha, but if my work ethic from before the seasonal job is any indication, hopefully I'll have a decent flow once I'm back in full.
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope so too!!! You can do it!!
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Gwenthewarrior Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
 i don make much art but I think about my characters almost 24/7Icon - 126 Naoki Icon - 129 Jen 
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's good too :3
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syolel-o3 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mostly intermittent. Though lately, I've been challenging myself daily to draw/sketch anything interesting I see :P Plus, I've also made it a personal goal to finally finish up a sketchbook (I'm halfway through lol). 
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
great! :D I should really sketch more often
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Mishai Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm immortaly perpetual...i got technical job about 10hours a day....after it is drawing something free and sexy with huge tits great break..:)
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Woo!
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NinjaScrag Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm always thinking about characters and stories and plot lines and personalities, but I hardly draw any of it out. ^U^;;
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WerewTerrefGrin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I put spotty at best, but I really seem to be more of "sketches and/or starts random crap all the time but never finishes/posts any of it" xP I wish I drew a lot more. Or wrote a lot more. OR BOTH. But I spend too much time worrying about college or playing Skyrim and the like xD
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
haha worry and games can take up a lot of time :D
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KizzyAnel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm currently going through a 12 week exercise from a book called "The Artist's Way" and I have been restructuring my life as a whole.   As a retail manager by day 45-60 hrs of my waking life is taken up by work.  The other time: eat, sleep, exercise (trying to get that in), recreation, reading, driving, chores, art and lately art business.  So as a working adult I think intermittent is honest but pretty good considering.
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's good when you can still find ways to fit in the things you love even when life requires you to do other things to get by :)
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KizzyAnel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:dance:
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JackEmerald Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Between "Spotty" and "Washed up". :T I even get out paper, pencils, references and have everything right ahead of me and think "I'm going to draw SOMETHING today" and it doesn't happen. I like to wait until I'm really in the mood, seeing how you can't force it, but it's so irritating waiting for the inspiration that doesn't come.
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
sometimes I find in that case it's good to just doodle and not try to make anything in particular.
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heatherlovesjohnny Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Intermittent. A contest has actually given me an excuse to do new artwork...aside from that...
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Nanahuatli Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
I don't create much or often, but I'm always thinking of ideas.
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ihartsnape Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student General Artist
All washed up here. When I was in middle school and high school I drew constantly. I was always doodling or working on something. Once I got into college, I still worked on art a lot, but it was mostly for classes. I stopped doing art just for myself. After college, I just got so depressed I stopped altogether.

I've been trying to get back into the swing of things again, but I feel like my skill level has reset back to what it was when I first started drawing. It's like everything I learned through the years and in classes is just gone. It's really discouraging. In addition, I just feel creatively tapped out. I used to be overflowing with ideas and inspiration. Now, when I sit down to draw I find myself with a completely blank slate in my head. I don't know how to get that creative spark back. :/
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmmmm I'm not sure what you can do, either. Do  you remember what used to inspire you? Do you read or watch movies or anything?
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ihartsnape Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
My biggest inspiration for drawing used to come from reading and playing video games. I still do a ton of both, but lately I never connect it with drawing. I think part of the problem is I spent so many years not drawing that my skill level didn't change, but my visual ability improved so I'm much better at critiquing a piece than I am at drawing myself. As a result I'm kind of stuck in that rut where I just don't even bother trying to draw because anytime I try it just immediately looks bad to me. :XD:

I just started a figure drawing course, though, and I feel like I'm already seeing some improvement from that. It's definitely booting my confidence. Last night while watching an old show on tv, I had the sudden urge to draw some fan art (I haven't had that urge in a long time; we're talking years). Maybe I just need to keep boosting my confidence to help my inspiration come back. 
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh that's great! Yes, drawing from life is a fantastic way to get back on track and hone the skills back in. I hope you keep at it and find that spark again!! :D
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MfishI Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
passing through a long and hard art block, it's hard for me to make art right now with university and family... I' ve been out from DA for a very long time, maybe I should give it another oportunity for making my personal spaces from now on.
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope you find something soon :heart:
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MfishI Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
I hope so too, thank you for the positive energys! :)
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mini-angel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I wanted to say spotty. But I'm not feeling uncreative, I'm just in the middle of a masters degree. Any free time I use for research. 
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a good use of time, too!
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i-donate-organs Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is kinda hard to answer, because I really do sketch and draw all the time! ...But then I realize I haven't actually finished anything in a long time, and I haven't uploaded anything in weeks. It's not really a lack of time; I just feel like I'm going through a slump or something :shrug:
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope inspiration strikes soon!
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SnowCrasher Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Intermittent. Right now I'm doing a challenge where I draw a comic strip everyday for a month, but who knows how long a break I'll take when that's over. :XD:
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Those kind of challenges are always so... challenging!! best of luck with it!
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SnowCrasher Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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JOEYDES Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
I voted perpetual. I spend all day creating something. Sometimes boring stuff for the coin, but always something. Even when I'm cooking/cleaning doing mundane stuff I'm thinking about composition/color/poses/storytelling. The only time I'm not is when I'm with the wife and kids and even then sometimes they inspire something.
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tarahm Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Completely washed out... I do think of creative ideas I'd like to work on when in the office or when I'm tossing and turning in bed, but by the time I get home after work, the spark is gone and I just don't end up doing anything ;-; it's discouraging. Need to get out of this rut!
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's hard when work is zapping all your energy D:
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Dusk-of-Angels Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I think about making art constantly, but I think my actions are closer to intermittent, but totally working on becoming active! :)
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