I'm still in one right now ; A ;
I need some inspiration!
I usually doodle my OCs or anything D:
I try out using different mediums and doodle clothes and faces :U
One time I think I made gijinkas of Orange Juice, Coke, and Water... yeah.
I wonder where that picture went D:
Its quite fascinating how hiatuses happen, and how artists hate them and wish they would die (cause I do).
Unfortunately, my brain is backwards and hiatuses happen when I plan out artwork. And when I draw out what planned in my head, it looks great in my mind, but turns out crappy on paper. How I get through that, I stop drawing and read. Then after a while, inspiration for drawing comes back. Then everything turns out great on paper. And if that method fails (sometimes when the hiatus is beyond what a book can defeat), I end up breaking out my season boxes labeled "In case of VERY bad hiatus, play disks." and spend hours watching ReBoot and Rurouni Kenshin.
Currently in a hiatus now. ; A;'' Even if I have a lot to work with. It's a bit frustrating; the same thing happened around this time last year, and it didn't let up until around June.
I think it might just be the seasonal change - it's incredibly sunny and bright these days, and I just don't like the blue, cloudless sky.
I get over it by waiting, or by drawing things I don't usually draw that aren't as big of a commitment as the usual.
I've had art block ever since I got frustrated with my art classes. Before I'd taken art, I was literally almost failing, but I had passion and I had the drive and I kept at it, practising and trying to better myself.
I'm not sure what happened, but first I lost my inspiration, I'd get a topic and creativity would just not spark, I'd draw things for people if they thought about it, and it'd turn out brilliantly most of the time.
Eventually, I reached a peak, where I started having inspiration again and my level or the way I executed it was good, I produced some of my best stuff then, even if it was very little since I was pushed to concentrate on other things because I was almost failing other school subjects, neglecting other things.
I will agree with Bij about art block being a sign of depression, because around the time I started to lose inspiration and motivation to do art, I was in depression, partly caused by realising that I didn't like the future I may have had in art if I had to take it on as a career, that even though I was passionate about it I didn't want it as a career. I've since learned I have chronic depression, and I'm pretty sure my massive art block is directly caused by it.
Now I have a lot of ideas in my mind, some clear and some not so much, but despite how many times I try to get them down on in whatever medium I'm working with, it never turns out the way I want. I'm trying to get around this by experimenting with different styles and distorting and shaping things differently then what is the norm, trying to create images I like. It seems to help somewhat. But as nowadays I have more pressing priorities, and inspiration doesn't hit me at the appropriate times, I still fail to produce a lot of art.
Right now I'm having an art block. Sort of. I still draw but I find it exhausting to draw digital art so I'm sticking to just random traditional sketches. It doesn't help at all if you stop drawing completely so I just force myself to draw stuff in the house plus the regular pose drawings from posemaniacs
I don't draw, but I still have artist's block with my chainmail.
Somethings the colours just don't seem to go together quite right. Or you're so tired of always making the same few patterns you know, but you're not in the mood to learn another one. Or every time you've tried learning a new one you get frustrated and give up...
I usually surf deviantART or Etsy for new ideas, but I have to be careful not to blatantly copy what other artisans have done.
Sometimes I'll just start messing with the rings, using different size combinations. Other times I'll get stuck on what to do half-way through a project...which generally results in me just putting it down for a while and picking it up later. It also helps to have other artisans to ask xD
I give myself a break from drawing, normally it doesnt last for more then a week....
now if I have to force myself out of it, i doodle fan art, or look up tutorials , tutorials really make me wanna draw