'Sup all you art gangstas?!
So I finally got around to tapping out another long ass article for anyone who fancy's a read. It's my response to the hundreds of motivation threads that get posted here and in other facebook groups, a kind of evergreen pillar article I hope I can just blast off like a BFG round next time one pops up
as always its a bit of a long read, but I hope it addresses some heavy hitting points a lot of people tend to struggle with. https://www.polygon-academy.com/tips-for-artists-struggling-with-motivation/
But seriously, it's a problem almost all of us encounter with from time to time, and if you wanna get super meta I was half writing this article as a message to myself after being a bit of a lazy slug-rat for the past few months. It's pretty much the key ingredients and process I used to get back in the swing of things and start producing content again, so boom, I kinda "Inceptioned" myself hopefully.
I posted it here in general discussion because I find it is such a wide ranging issue rather than just a career related one, but mods can feel free to move it to career and education if they think its best suited there.
finally, I just wanted to say a huge thanks to everyone who has been giving feedback, posting links to the other articles to help others out and all that fun stuff. I got a bunch of heartwarming PM's from people saying they helped them out with some sticking points or got them fired up, which is super awesome.
As always, thoughts, comments, crits all welcome below. If you think there is another heavy hitter point that needs to be added fire away!
I remember a couple years back Dustin Brown posted a dope article about motivation as well, I couldn't find it to add a link to it unfortunately