I used to really love drawing and I would do it all the damn time, since I was a little kid. It was a big part of the first 2 semesters of my college program about 4 years ago. People told me I was good, though I never thought so myself. I could draw pretty damn well as Long as I was looking at something and drawing it as I saw it, I never really progressed past that stigma of needing to see what I'm drawing; if I tried to draw a figure out of my head it would not look as cool.
I think had I stuck with it I would have improved greatly in/after college, but I pretty much gave it up entirely, for various reasons, some of which mayeb I should not discuss here lol
Anyways, I'm in a period in my life where I'm constantly thinking "what the heck am I doing here? Do I really wanna work all day every day in this horrid factory, come home and vege out on the couch and play video games until I fall asleep, then do it again tomorrow, and constantly worry about tomorrow as I live paycheck to paycheck?"
I figure, maybe I won't become a superstar artist and make a career of it, but damn it would give me somethin to do, something to feel good about, and mayeb one day something may come of it. It was always a passion of mine and I want that passion back.
SO, how the heck to I go about this?! I feel as though I have no inspiration whatsoever. I mean, I WANT to draw, but I look at my sketchbook and I think "if I draw right now, it will not look good, it will not look cool...unless I go get a copy of Battle Chasers or Evil Ernie and draw a character exactly how I see him" and then I just kinda give up and play video games or watch a movie and I forget about drawing altogether.
How do I go about getting over this total block that prevents me from picking up a pencil, that totally sucks out my desire to even try?
I'm sure someone here must have been through a similar phase where they just did not want to draw and couldn't find a good reason to make themselves again. IF so, how did ya do it?!
I wanna get that passion for doing it back, I wanna get the motivation to keep at it, I want to improve beyond any level I was at before, but I have no idea how to start!
What has helped you guys get over blocks/slumps like this?