Art Discussion

Have you found yourself creating more art during the pandemic or rather stuck in a state of distraction and lack of focus?

By OKAT

16 Comments

  • WaterproofFade-Proof artist
    WaterproofFade-Proof (@FlawedMenagerie) Plus Member
    07/10/2020 @ 6:00pm

    I returned to art shortly before the pandemic. I've caught myself oscillating between very productive and completely burned out. I'll start a project or a sketch and abandon it, not touch anything for weeks, or draw all weekend and wonder where the time went.

  • Nila damodar artist
    Nila damodar (@niladams)
    07/11/2020 @ 3:43am

    This art block has been going on and off, suddenly i have this urge to paint hundreds of paintings in one day the other days i don't wanna do a thing

  • Aman artist
    Aman (@DiverselyArtistic)
    07/12/2020 @ 4:48am

    for me, I actually became an artist in pandemic and it allowed me to nurture artistic qualities inside me

  • Jennifer artist
    Jennifer (@JGale) Plus Member
    07/15/2020 @ 8:38pm

    My kids convinced me that sharing art online would help with the feelings of isolation during the pandemic. I just joined Doodle Addicts but I'm already more inspired than I've been for quite some time - even before the pandemic.

  • Tonya Doughty artist
    Tonya Doughty (@TDoughty) Plus Member
    07/22/2020 @ 1:19pm

    It's like it amplified all the worst traits of my ADHD and put my PTSD on high alert. Not able to make myself do much of anything but eat, lie in the sun (or hammock) and watch TikTok.

  • Randa Taylor artist
    Randa Taylor (@HarmlessOcelot)
    07/24/2020 @ 10:44am

    Half and Half. I've had the time but it has been divided between getting the house in order, building a new routine, and getting familiar with watercolor. Drawing has been a stress reliever but I've used my time to build skill instead of just draw.

  • Geoff artist
    Geoff (@MegaGeoff)
    07/25/2020 @ 10:21am

    Not art as such but I've made an online game, to do collaborative drawings, based on the classic "Exquisite Corpse" pen and paper game https://monsterland.frb.io

  • Dietrich Adonis artist
    Dietrich Adonis (@ArtNinja2000) Plus Member
    07/25/2020 @ 7:28pm

    To be honest, I've done A LOT of work during the shutdown. Since I'm an Art Teacher in public school, the nature of my job forced me to be creative. This was very evident during my eLearning ZOOM classes with my students. Using my iPad Pro connected to my PC laptop, I was drawing, modeling lessons and demonstrating all the time. As a result, I developed and published an online graphic novel about the pandemic https://blog.immortalartist.com/p/covid-world-19-graphic-novel-by.html took Crowdcast and Skillshare classes, attended webinars for personal / professional as an Artist / Educator. Being an "Introvert In Disguise" I've enjoyed the quiet of being home, yet miss hanging out with my colleagues at school, getting a pint of Guiness with my friends.

  • Kimmo Oja artist
    Kimmo Oja (@Kimoja) Plus Member
    07/31/2020 @ 4:34pm

    Alltough all this pandemic is so awfull and frightening is doesnt change my drawing habbit at all.

  • Mosihc.df artist
    Mosihc.df (@mosihc)
    08/04/2020 @ 1:55pm

    Yes and it's really bad because I have exams

  • Richard Koehler artist
    Richard Koehler (@richko) Plus Member
    08/09/2020 @ 12:48pm

    When I was working from home I was creating more since I didn't have the 1-1.5 hours of commuting to work. Now that I'm back in the office I am not creating as much and dreaming about it more so.

  • Marisa artist
    Marisa (@Mmgalitz) Plus Member
    08/16/2020 @ 5:44pm

    I had been doing a lot of travelling so now with the pandemic I can think about drawing again.

  • B Wolf artist
    B Wolf (@SedonaEquineArt)
    08/19/2020 @ 12:19am

    I finished a project towards the start of the pandemic and I haven’t finished anything since. I have 3 projects lined up, but no motivation to start them.

  • Bleu Hope artist
    Bleu Hope (@bleuhope)
    08/20/2020 @ 3:49pm

    In the first half of this year alone, I created the same amount of work (drawings/artworks, photos, the lot) as I did in the entirety of 2019, and it's still ongoing for the most part... Long story short: I've had prolific periods early on in lockdown and then, quite simply, they've dried up. Right now I'm in a grey area, but all is well for the most part :)

  • Kelly Ann Scheffer artist
    Kelly Ann Scheffer (@KellyAnn)
    08/23/2020 @ 10:04am

    I work retail (front end supervisor,) so I'm working full 40+ hour weeks. I know a lot of people stuck at home are going insane, but I wish I was home sometimes just so I could focus on my art more. I don't have a lot of time or inspiration these days,

  • Trisha Sherikar artist
    Trisha Sherikar (@artsypants)
    09/11/2020 @ 12:20am

    Personally for me, having productive days, may it be school or classes, keeps my mind active and helps me to create! Since the pandemic, I have not created as much as I did before. I need a huge boost to start drawing/doodling again. With school assignments and constant tests and exams, I don't find enough time to do what I love the most.

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