So lately I've been overwhelmed with a million life-altering mind-numbing decisions, and complications. I've been doing so much at once while being hit by so many things at once that I'm not even sure what I'm doing anymore.
I've been stuck, and in need of a little more inspiration. I just needed a little boost to spark back my creativity that has been unfathomably drained by stressful everyday life.
So here is what I have been doing little by little to re-shape my thinking, and regain my artistic sanity...
Watching, and Reading Tutorials:
There's always room to learn a little more from other artists like yourself. You can stumble upon something incredible that you never would have thought of doing before or did not know how to do before.
I recently went on skillshare, and chose 3 video courses that peaked my interest (it was free with a free trial but they also have a great $0.99 for three months deal going on as well). I took the time to learn more about illustration, and learned some techniques I haven't used at all during my lifetime that could have helped me in several projects I struggled with in the past.
Don't take it for granted. Learning is one of the best ways to grow, and get inspired.
Dive In, Let Go:
Sometimes your mind can be full of so many ideas waiting to burst out, but you don't know where to start so you're just standing there staring out into space while time just flies by. My advice is to dive in, and let go. Let the mind vomit explode.
Don't over think it, don't stress about it, just do it. Start sketching, drawing, doodling, painting, photo-manipulating, sculpting...etc. Your brain needs to let everything out before it can make sense of what it truly wants you to do.
Many times my ideas transform into a different beast when I start thumbnail sketching on paper. You literally just let your hands do the talking, and sketch out whatever it wants. It might take one sketch to get your mind working or ten sketches either way diving in, and letting go of any doubt holding you back from getting started is a big step in the right direction to regaining control of your creativity, and getting the best art-gasms.