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The Procrastinator: A Day In The Life
The Procrastinator A Day In The Life
Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute" before a deadline.
I wrote the title for this piece three weeks ago.
So, it’s Friday night. Work week over. Tomorrow I get to write my own mate
Why we fall. - Edited with full post
Art by Allison Smith.
"Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up."
One of my favorite lines from Batman Begins. However, there are moments where it's rather difficult to get back up, and sometimes we require that one special kick in the ass.
From each tumble, we learn a valuable lesson. A year or so ago, I had hit a personal wall that was proving too difficult to force through. Art, which is usually front and center, took a back sea--and while we've all had art blocks--that wasn't the only issue.
It began with my roommate of two years, whom had decided it was time to move else where. With such a sudden interruption, I had to find a new home and in less than 30 days.
Having also been through a bleak breakup months prior, and finding myself with no pending freelance work and
Art Block 101 - The Ultimate Survival GuideFellow deviants struggling with art block: fear no more! - I am here for you
Since I have a loooot of experience with this common and scary phenomenon, I've decided I should share the knowledge: in this journal I'll give you my theories about types, causes and all the solutions I know of for art blocks :3 I hope this helps! (I think it can be useful even if you're not currently in a block!)
Alright, art block is a phase absolutely every single artist in the world goes through at some point in their artistic journey, usually many times. It's basically a seemingly random period of time where you seem to have no motivation/inspiration/will to draw, and/or nothing you draw seems to look right.
There are different types of art blocks, the main difference between them being the cause, and thus each type calls for a different approach. I believe the types are:
Inactive magic and doing things with a purposeA topic I most certainly put on the top of my list that I love discuss is motivation and getting stuff done. How did I end up discussing it so much is because of personal reasons, me trying to accomplish things and not understanding the basic reasons for my failures and procrastination as a whole.
So, what did I do? Naturally, dwelling in my mind I went out, or rather stayed in and used the internet, I searched for books, youtube videos, articles, blogs, motivational speakers and what not. There are plenty of them, loads and loads of people who can help you out if you only apply their system.
Back then I was looking for an oddly magical solution, something that I would read or hear and it would transform me just like that, I would stop procrastinating and accomplish whatever my mind tried to stop me from accomplishing before. A key to personal success, whatever that is I wanted it. I read, I listened, I wrote a bit and kept doing that. Nourishing the idea that if I feed this mind
The importance of the Daily RoutineChaos is sometimes presented to us as a good thing, the youthful characters in movies and video games that we all want to be. To be more spontaneous, not to be strangled by our dull duties.
Batman the Dark Knight stars a villain who is all about being a disorganized mess, seemingly relying on random luck and improvising rather than getting a plan going. In the end he falls, but I still don't think that the character was all that chaotic to begin with. Even the Joker planned his moves. His actions were surprising, but not utterly chaotic as we might be led to think.
On the other hand an orderly routine is shown as being the sign of the boring person, indulging in whatever little tasks their minuscule world can offer. A characteristic approach in the movies (comics, video games and other mediums) will have an accountant live an orderly and ordinary life, full of routines and little personal rituals while the Big and Brave Hero who goes out at night to stop criminals will have a seemingly
Are all millionaires thieves?Lunch time. We don't do that much together in my family, but it's lunch time and I'm seated around a single rectangular table with my parents.
My dad goes off about what was on the news and raises arguments backed by what he saw on TV that very morning. Very pleasing to argue with a person who can always back down to the axiomatic argument of "I saw it on this program, it's true!", while gradually raising his voice. It's a sigh inducing practice in frustration, that's why I don't dine much with my family and prefer to listen to a podcast on my computer while munching on some veggie goodness of some sort. Living with them isn't easy, but since I'm paying them some rent, they leave me alone most of the time to practice my art, do homework and freelance from home.
I still wish to leave and move elsewhere, but that's not the point of this journal. Nor is ranting about my parents the point, this is only a story and a means of delivering a point for those who are seeking a point.
you wanna get good....then don't be a hater!okay so here is a tip
i have seen in my life many artists who proclaimed they want to develop their skills, and kept bashing on everyone and everything on the way....and for some reason those guys never got anywhere...
here is why..
there is a value to different approaches, different styles. realism, manga , cartooney disney, my little pony, furries....don't waste your time tryint to bash any of the stuff you don't personally like
you are missing out, bigtime!
see there is a reason why that stuff is popular. and by that i mean on the visual side. so instead of flaming , trolling and bashing, try understanding the inner workings of it.
here are some specific examples
realism- it is a wonderfully complex base , reflects one's skill in capturing reality, but in it there are differences between photo referenced, real life work and no reference. ALL HAVE THEIR VALUE AND IMPORTANCE! from photos you can learn alot, gain analytic skills, develop an attention to