Many artists have faced blank page syndrome where they sit on their desk staring at a blank piece of paper, unable to draw something. I often get those, which impedes my productivity to the point where I said to myself “OK that’s it, I have to find a cure”. So my journey begins.


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Then, one day I stumbled upon a few artists posting sketch cards online. I was so fascinated by their works I started to do a bit of research. After a few google-fu moves, I’m amazed that there’s a whole community dedicated to artist/sketch cards. Fortunately, I kept stacks of leftover watercolor paper from my recent commisions. About a hundred pieces of paper with size varied from 2″ x 2.5″ to 3″ x 5″.

I start playing with them right away, doodling and scribbling on them. In just a few days, I’ve done dozens of small drawings. It was definitely a rewarding experience. My ideas poured well, my creative energy level is over 9000, and I’m enjoying the whole process. Currently, I’m challenging myself on inktober doing two cards each day, to push my limit even further.

Long story short, I think the moral of my story here is to play, have fun and try new things with your art. Rip a page, throw some paint, or maybe even break a vase. Start, play, finish, learn, improve.

Lastly, what do you usually do when you get the blank page syndrome? I really appreciate it if you would like to share your strategies with everyone reading this.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you will get something useful from this. See you soon!

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Pandarocket

Sketch a panda. Remember Saiyan pod from DBZ. Ended up creating Pandarocket.

BullA’pork and Giganticus Swampticus

Morning coffee doodling a few weeks back. I always love creating creatures and monsters.

Dunnoman

A random masked vigilante concept.

Akahannya

Japanese mask and streetwears made a cool combination, isn’t it?

Air Jordan

A few weeks ago I saw a new Air Jordan has been launched and I just have to draw it.

Jimi Hendrix

One morning I want to draw an afro style hair, then I remember this iconic photo of the legend. Enough reasons to draw a piece.

Those nameless men

Seriously, I don’t have any backstories for them. I just want to draw cool character back then.

Sweep ’em Spidey

I drank my morning coffee and I thought “Spidey help sweeping the floor may be a funny drawing”