Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse)



  • I love learning art and everything related to drawing and creating art overall. My mind and way of thinking is completely analytical. I like to deconstruct subjects, and reconstruct them, with comparisons with other fields and subjects. For that reason I'm an accumulator of learning resources for all kinds of subjects.

    For the past 12 years or so I spent thousands of dollars in courses and books (all online). The other day I was creating a spreadsheet with all my catalog and I was shocked to know that I had around 9,000 hours of drawing video courses in external HDs and 340 or so art and drawing books (mostly digital, just 3 physical). Also not counting all monthly subscriptions that I paid during these years (currently subscribed to SVSLearn and Skillshare). Since when I watch videos I accelerate them from 2 up to 3.2x times - thanks to VLC Player for downloaded videos or SpeedControl addon in Chrome for online content) - I watched a big chunk of those courses and I normally create annotations and clippings into Evernote, so I have a huge mental database of most subjects around art and drawing. I threw one of these HDs to the trash can in a rage quit day and I didn't even care nor I miss anything, because of the amount of stuff. I have now less than half of those video courses.

    I also accumulate references. I am even ashamed to show how many reference materials I have.

    PROBLEMS:

    • When it is time to really practice and draw, I keep researching and overthinking all the possibilities and "right way to do", that I end up freezing and then I never draw anything.

    • When I finally decide to start practicing or drawing a piece, my mind goes into an infinite whirling state comparing all the dozens of different anatomy/environment/whatever courses and approaches that I watched, that I go insane and can't move on, my energy drains out, and my allocated time for drawing ends and I have to focus back on my work. Definitely art is about balance between study and practice.

    • To make things even worse, if I manage to break through the 2 previous barriers, I always want to draw the "most perfect, unique and original" piece (EVEN FOR PRACTICE PIECES THAT I WILL NEVER PUBLISH OR SHOW TO ANYONE!).

    A recent example: the June Treehouse contest from here. I didn't want to draw a simple treehouse as everyone else and a treehouse as we know it. I wanted to draw the "most amazing, unique and shocking treehouse ever". (I swear it is not on purpose, because I am a simple guy, but my mind plays these 3 words on me for everything that I want to create, not only art related hahaha).

    For that, since the contest started (10 days ago?) I've spent 2-3h on the mornings drawing thumbnail concepts (yay I finally took the pencil) and gathering references around these concepts. When I finally like one, I think on another one and then the next day another one, etc. When it is time to draw, I am already burned and drained out because I don't know if I choose the previous one(s) or the new one, the fear of "what if I did that instead of this?"

    I got so tired of the subject, that now I can't even think about "treehouse". And on my desk, there are around 30 sheets of paper with the thumbnails and concepts.

    It is the first time that I talk about this subject in this way, but the last days really pissed me of (and drained me completely regarding art and drawing), specially that now I can only accommodate 1 to 3h daily for this and I never really use it in a productive way, instead, I spend overthinking or watching another anatomy/character/drawing fundamentals course.

    Anyone that went through this? Any tips? Maybe a mindset so analytical, in the end, is really not fit for art?

    PS: I am also a perfectionist with everything else, but at least in my field, software development, that helped me build my entrepreneurial path very quickly.

    PS 2: This is completely the opposite to what I posted on another topic here, regarding "don't worry about pretty pictures, instead think that every drawing is a preparation for a next one". I can easily write about that, but I never managed to go through that route.



  • @collector why don't you post all your 30 thumbnails and let the forum choose? ;-)



  • You just described me,I also cant get the treehouse finished because it is never good enough! I enter contests and then have so many ideas the contest is over before I even settle on an idea. You sound like you are a perfectionist I am too,I waste so much paper.I have found if you keep all your drawings and look back on them when you need them you will be surprised at want you have drawn,so the next time someone asks for a treehouse you will already have all your ideas planned out. Also take breaks read a book go for a walk, go on holiday.Also speed though the videos because you want are excited to see what is there but always watch them again slowly. I look forward to seeing your most amazing shocking Treehouse I now I feel mine will have to be more amazing and shocking than yours lol.I hope this makes sense i am sure other people will have better advice and I need advice too.



  • @collector I'm the opposite. I crank thins out and don't take enough time ot finish them until they are my best work and post them anyway, then I am a bit embarrassed sometimes. It would eb nice o find the happy medium between overkill and rushing through in a frenzy.



  • You should consider meditating (no that was not a joke) It helps to create clarity in your thoughts. I also have issues with trying to be perfect in art but you need to remember that you will be more truly critical of your own work than other people. I don't think you can create something truly unique if you worry too much about the "right way". When I start a new concept I brainstorm in writing not drawing the thumbnails are for arranging the story elements I want after my idea is clear. One thing that has helped me a lot was when I watched Jake Parker's video on "needing a product". That helped open my eyes to how I need to think, no matter how many things I need to get done or want to study I always am able to focus back on my product



  • @aska said in Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse):

    @collector why don't you post all your 30 thumbnails and let the forum choose? ;-)

    That would be one obvious idea. If the problem is "is this sketch good enough" then submitting it to fellow artists should help with that.

    Do you actually DO studies? or just research and thumbnails/sketches? In other words: do you draw or paint pieces that you take from other artists? And if so: do you take those studies all the way to completion--making sure you get them as close as possible to the piece you are "copying."

    If not, that's your problem right there. 100% and period.

    You will not be able to make the most fantastic thing ever until you have the technical skills to do so.

    That will not come by watching videos alone (even 9,000 hours of them).

    If you DO have the skill and your sketches/thumbnails are good then maybe it's just the case that you can't decide because they are ALL AMAZING. If so, putting up on this site will help get some other eyes on them and give you nudges in certain directions.





  • Oh dear, I can relate! I feel like I've mostly conquered this problem, but sometimes those overwhelming feelings start creeping back. You can definitely find strategies to help. People have already made some really great points. I also agree with the meditation advice.

    Have you shared samples of your work here yet? I would really encourage you to start a new thread and show us some of your sketches, studies, thumbnails, and finished pieces. I think if we know where you are as an artist, we can give you more specific advice on how to proceed and possibly conquer these problems you experience.



  • Or you don't have to start a new topic, you could just post your work in this thread.



  • I can relate to the endless research thing and perfectionism but I'm taking steps to curb the habit by just doing stuff and not being so precious over things. I think you have to really let go of this perfectionism mindset and just practice with what you have got because that is the only way to beat it and the frustration and anxiety it causes. Either that or do what I do and play Dungeon Keeper 1 and 2 for a bit to relax.



  • @collector said in Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse):

    Maybe a mindset so analytical, in the end, is really not fit for art?

    Hey Collector!

    Having struggled quite a bit with analysis paralysis myself, I think that it's important to differentiate between your analytical personality (which, imo, wouldn't be a barrier to creating art at all) and anxiety, which can be the result of putting to much pressure on yourself to achieve an unrealistic expectation (and is the root of the paralysis).

    There are many different techniques you can use to deal with this kind of anxiety (which can sometimes be most helpful to learn from a licensed psychologist, especially if you're hitting a wall you can't seem to get past on your own).

    But how would you feel if you chose a mediocre tree-house thumbnail, followed through by finishing that illustration, entered the contest, and did not win the contest or receive finalist status? Would you still want to have completed that illustration and entered the contest?

    Personally, I'd say yes, because just facing that anxiety about imperfection would be a huge step towards making more art, and having more fun doing so.

    But I agree with Aska and Matt that it might help you to get started if you shared your thumbnails. Would you like to get feedback on those from the forums?



  • Hi you are not the only one that struggles with this. I spent so many years battling perfectionism. I feel like there was so much wasted time that I could have been improving, but I had an image to protect as a child/teenager (being a "great" artist) so I didn't want to try anything unless I knew I could draw it well. As an adult I spent a lot of time studying personalities and figuring out who I am. Coming to accept that perfectionism is a gift as long as you use it for select parts of your life (it doesn't matter if the toilet is cleaned perfectly) and don't impose it on others. I have an analytical mind, I love math, but I love art too, I don't feel satisfied unless I do art. It can help with so many aspects of art, especially illustration.

    This is a great book: Art and Fear
    https://www.amazon.com/Art-Fear-Observations-Rewards-Artmaking/dp/0961454733/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497297292&sr=8-1&keywords=art+and+fear

    Of course Jake Parker has posted a lot about finished not perfect, I am sure you have listened to that.

    Learning to love yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, which often stem from the same thing is so important.



  • I bet there are many more people nodding their heads and saying "Me too!" than what reply here. I don't really have an answer because I think we all need to come up with a solution that works for each of us. For me, I just have to force myself to sit down and pick up a pencil. Even if all I draw is boxes or circles, it usually pushes me past the analysis paralysis, and if I relax into it I can sometimes even draw something.



  • I can only contribute one of my favorite quotes, that helps me nearly daily.
    "You need to do 100 pieces that crawl to make one that walks, 100 that walk to make one that flies, 100 that fly to make one that soars".
    So if your aim is to do the one that soars (and isn´t that what all artists want?) the way goes through the crawling, walking and flying ones...
    Every time I finish an illustration I think "does it crawl, walk or fly?" (It never soars... ;-)). Whatever the answer is, it is a good one, because the counter goes up one in the respective category!



  • @collector Draw the most simple tree house you can imagine and make the best story you can out of it.

    I recently had a similar situation where I was in the middle of watching yet another tutorial when I finally shut it off and told myself to just paint - I tried to paint my Dorothy from Wizard of Oz which turned out o.k 'ish but better than expected - if I had finished that video I would not have painted her - I feel like I personally need to work on the basics in most areas like value ,composition and story telling (not to mention everything related to color) so I am content with small victories - I think this might be a good idea for you too - make a small goal like having an interesting lighting scheme or an interesting story and not worry too much about nailing each aspect of the piece - also maybe set a goal of only watching 2 hours a week of tutorials for a while and only watch videos that concern problems you are having on a piece that you are actively working on - just some ideas - i look forward to seeing your work!



  • Wow, thanks everyone, lots of replies!!! I'll answer one by one in my art time tomorrow!


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    this one by jake hits it perfectly:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRtV-ugIT0k

    Remember, finished, not perfect!



  • Just an addendum for my initial post: I said I am a perfectionist in my work too, but I actually know how to balance "LAUNCH SOMETHING" versus "PERFECT IT LATER".

    It is funny because for my current startup I started with a rough working and original prototype, launched quickly, built traction, raised money TWO times and now perfectionism is what is making us grow. But if I were a perfectionist 2 years ago, I would still be just polishing without launching a product. The "Finished, Not Perfect" is what made me fly high.

    This is the opposite to what I do with art, as expressed. I don't know how to balance it, I think because of the lack of experience with the subject.

    @aska said in Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse):

    @collector why don't you post all your 30 thumbnails and let the forum choose? ;-)

    They are mostly scribbles tied each to a set of reference photos :) But I liked the idea and I'll try to pack the ones I find best and post here seeking guidance.

    @DOTTYP said in Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse):

    You just described me,I also cant get the treehouse finished because it is never good enough! I enter contests and then have so many ideas the contest is over before I even settle on an idea. You sound like you are a perfectionist I am too,I waste so much paper. I look forward to seeing your most amazing shocking Treehouse I now I feel mine will have to be more amazing and shocking than yours lol.I hope this makes sense i am sure other people will have better advice and I need advice too.

    But you actually produce art, and very beautiful pieces :)

    Thanks for the tips. Regarding the "most amazing and shocking [item]" that's what my brain tells me haha because I know I am not able to produce that kind of stuff yet.

    @Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen said in Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse):

    @collector I'm the opposite. I crank thins out and don't take enough time ot finish them until they are my best work and post them anyway, then I am a bit embarrassed sometimes. It would eb nice o find the happy medium between overkill and rushing through in a frenzy.

    Thanks for sharing your side! From everything I read and watched, etc I'm quite sure you are the one that do it correctly :) "Better finished than abandoned!".

    @rcartwright said in Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse):

    You should consider meditating (no that was not a joke) It helps to create clarity in your thoughts. I also have issues with trying to be perfect in art but you need to remember that you will be more truly critical of your own work than other people. I don't think you can create something truly unique if you worry too much about the "right way". When I start a new concept I brainstorm in writing not drawing the thumbnails are for arranging the story elements I want after my idea is clear. One thing that has helped me a lot was when I watched Jake Parker's video on "needing a product". That helped open my eyes to how I need to think, no matter how many things I need to get done or want to study I always am able to focus back on my product

    That's a good tip, thanks. My wife also tells me that all the time, but with my stubbornness (and 14-16h work days, 7 days a week), I never allocate time for mediation.

    "I don't think you can create something truly unique if you worry too much about the "right way"" - I completely agree and I HONESTLY don't want that in the end. I just want to... draw. But I always end up burning out without any control (and then the time left is over for the day).

    One thing that has helped me a lot was when I watched Jake Parker's video on "needing a product". That helped open my eyes to how I need to think, no matter how many things I need to get done or want to study I always am able to focus back on my product – good point, I'll try to align that in the same way as a lead when I create software products. "Rough WORKING prototype first, polish later".

    @mattramsey said in Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse):

    That would be one obvious idea. If the problem is "is this sketch good enough" then submitting it to fellow artists should help with that.

    Do you actually DO studies? or just research and thumbnails/sketches? In other words: do you draw or paint pieces that you take from other artists? And if so: do you take those studies all the way to completion--making sure you get them as close as possible to the piece you are "copying."

    If not, that's your problem right there. 100% and period.

    You will not be able to make the most fantastic thing ever until you have the technical skills to do so.

    That will not come by watching videos alone (even 9,000 hours of them).

    If you DO have the skill and your sketches/thumbnails are good then maybe it's just the case that you can't decide because they are ALL AMAZING. If so, putting up on this site will help get some other eyes on them and give you nudges in certain directions.

    I just do research and thumbnails and lots of drills (lines, spheres, shapes, coordination, etc), but barely (or never) do studies. Reading your question and answering you shows how obvious the issue is. The problem lies on dealing with overflow of ideas, even for studies, i.e.: "study thousands of eyes first? environments? line balance?, etc".

    @TessW said in Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse):

    Oh dear, I can relate! I feel like I've mostly conquered this problem, but sometimes those overwhelming feelings start creeping back. You can definitely find strategies to help. People have already made some really great points. I also agree with the meditation advice.

    Have you shared samples of your work here yet? I would really encourage you to start a new thread and show us some of your sketches, studies, thumbnails, and finished pieces. I think if we know where you are as an artist, we can give you more specific advice on how to proceed and possibly conquer these problems you experience.

    As ridiculous as it seems, what I wrote in the title is literally 100% real: I never finished any piece, other than drills or scribbles/scribbled thumbnails (and hundreds of clippings from courses and books, but that is not working/drawing :P). In all those 12+ years, I try to dive into art for 3-4 months, buying new courses, getting into drills to warm up again, and then frustration hits me again because of burning out with the choices and then I abandon art once more, without ever drawing anything ("I don't need this thing in my life, waste of time, etc etc").

    That's why I created the topic, it is the first time I'm expressing this ridiculous situation I insist in my desire for art every year.

    @Christine-Garner said in Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse):

    I can relate to the endless research thing and perfectionism but I'm taking steps to curb the habit by just doing stuff and not being so precious over things. I think you have to really let go of this perfectionism mindset and just practice with what you have got because that is the only way to beat it and the frustration and anxiety it causes. Either that or do what I do and play Dungeon Keeper 1 and 2 for a bit to relax.

    Good point, "just practice with what you have got". I think the contest thing (which I also try every year to get into), is what is overkill for me as well, since I can't even draw a single subject yet.

    @K.-W. said in Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse):

    There are many different techniques you can use to deal with this kind of anxiety (which can sometimes be most helpful to learn from a licensed psychologist, especially if you're hitting a wall you can't seem to get past on your own).

    Since you mentioned that, and that I don't have a problem on telling this, I have to mention that I'm bipolar (under treatment for years now). I wonder if anyone else can also relate? This bipolarity "thing" is what made me start and close lots of startups all the time, and just recently I managed to control it (and finally have a growing business). I even created a study group in Brazil called "Bipolar Entrepreneurship".

    But since art is so different to what I am used to do my whole life, I still have to find a way to control it as a bipolar. My psychiatrist tells me
    that for any subject that I choose, the mindset has to be the same: focus on a single subject (which is easier said than done).

    But how would you feel if you chose a mediocre tree-house thumbnail, followed through by finishing that illustration, entered the contest, and did not win the contest or receive finalist status? Would you still want to have completed that illustration and entered the contest?

    I learn drawing and art for the sake of just wanting do draw anything that comes into my mind (and stuff comes all the time), without any need to make a living of from it or to win anything. BUT when the thing starts to get real, i.e. a contest, challenges or actually finish something, then I go like "all or nothing, win or give up". So replying you here, I can firmly say that I don't care about winning or being a finalist, but in my subconscious, as stupid and absurd as it sounds, I don't like have "crap stuff" published under my name. "You can't delete what you publish online".

    When I hold the pencil, I just can't control these thoughts.

    I.e. contests drive me insane, because that inner competitive monster inside want all in or nothing. Win or die. That is one of the reasons that I never do any kind of sport or multiplayer games. I just go completely insane. Heck, I played MMORPGs for a long time and I was always a lone wolf, because if I joined other players/groups, I would be the most toxic one ever, putting pressure in everyone else, due to the need to always Win, even if that means ranking top damage, etc. That was getting ridiculous and unhealthy, so I quitted those games (hey, World of Warcraft, talking about you).

    But I agree with Aska and Matt that it might help you to get started if you shared your thumbnails. Would you like to get feedback on those from the forums?

    They are 30 or so pages of scribbles tied to references, with descriptions in my mind, but I'll see if I assemble and describe them in a easy way to post here, thanks :)



  • @holleywilliamson said in Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse):

    Hi you are not the only one that struggles with this. I spent so many years battling perfectionism. I feel like there was so much wasted time that I could have been improving, but I had an image to protect as a child/teenager (being a "great" artist) so I didn't want to try anything unless I knew I could draw it well. As an adult I spent a lot of time studying personalities and figuring out who I am. Coming to accept that perfectionism is a gift as long as you use it for select parts of your life (it doesn't matter if the toilet is cleaned perfectly) and don't impose it on others. I have an analytical mind, I love math, but I love art too, I don't feel satisfied unless I do art. It can help with so many aspects of art, especially illustration.

    Thanks for sharing this. I can relate so much to what you said "I feel like there was so much wasted time that I could have been improving".

    Also: "Coming to accept that perfectionism is a gift as long as you use it for select parts of your life" - amazing point. As I answered previously, I have complete control of perfectionism in my work, but not in new subjects. I feel that a master (in any subject) is the one that has a balance between starting and applying perfectionism.

    This is a great book: Art and Fear
    https://www.amazon.com/Art-Fear-Observations-Rewards-Artmaking/dp/0961454733/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497297292&sr=8-1&keywords=art+and+fear

    This is in my wishlist forever. It's about time I buy and read it.

    Of course Jake Parker has posted a lot about finished not perfect, I am sure you have listened to that.

    Learning to love yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, which often stem from the same thing is so important.

    Yes, I watched that, thanks :).

    @Kat said in Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse):

    I bet there are many more people nodding their heads and saying "Me too!" than what reply here. I don't really have an answer because I think we all need to come up with a solution that works for each of us. For me, I just have to force myself to sit down and pick up a pencil. Even if all I draw is boxes or circles, it usually pushes me past the analysis paralysis, and if I relax into it I can sometimes even draw something.

    I try that as well ("Even if all I draw is boxes or circles"), but then I start cheating myself saying that is a f* waste of time and that I either do something ultra-amazing or go back to work. I gotta find that balance and transition spot!

    @smceccarelli said in Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse):

    I can only contribute one of my favorite quotes, that helps me nearly daily.
    "You need to do 100 pieces that crawl to make one that walks, 100 that walk to make one that flies, 100 that fly to make one that soars".
    So if your aim is to do the one that soars (and isn´t that what all artists want?) the way goes through the crawling, walking and flying ones...
    Every time I finish an illustration I think "does it crawl, walk or fly?" (It never soars... ;-)). Whatever the answer is, it is a good one, because the counter goes up one in the respective category!

    That's a good quote :) It reminds me of Quantity, Not Quality from naturalist John Laws: http://johnmuirlaws.com/art-and-drawing/quantity-quality (in my case it was easier to read than to do it).

    “The ceramics teacher announced that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality. His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would weigh the work of the “quantity” group: fifty pound of pots rated an “A”, forty pounds a “B”, and so on. Those being graded on “quality”, however, needed to produce only one pot – albeit a perfect one – to get an “A”. At grading time, a curious fact emerged: the works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity. It seems that while the “quantity” group was busily churning out piles of work – and learning from their mistakes – the “quality” group had sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay.”

    @Kevin-Longueil said in Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse):

    @collector Draw the most simple tree house you can imagine and make the best story you can out of it.

    I recently had a similar situation where I was in the middle of watching yet another tutorial when I finally shut it off and told myself to just paint - I tried to paint my Dorothy from Wizard of Oz which turned out o.k 'ish but better than expected - if I had finished that video I would not have painted her - I feel like I personally need to work on the basics in most areas like value ,composition and story telling (not to mention everything related to color) so I am content with small victories - I think this might be a good idea for you too - make a small goal like having an interesting lighting scheme or an interesting story and not worry too much about nailing each aspect of the piece - also maybe set a goal of only watching 2 hours a week of tutorials for a while and only watch videos that concern problems you are having on a piece that you are actively working on - just some ideas - i look forward to seeing your work!

    Thanks for your point of view and straight tip: "Draw the most simple tree house you can imagine" – I started (and always start) with the most complex subject, otherwise I feel like a loser (yeah, my brain controls me like that). But I completely understand that a loser is the one that never does something.

    @Lee-White said in Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse):

    this one by jake hits it perfectly:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRtV-ugIT0k

    Remember, finished, not perfect!

    Thanks, I watched that before (love all of the Jake's videos). I even related to that with my businessman side, gotta learn how to do this with art.



  • @rcartwright said in Perfectionism, over studying and overthinking drain and burn me out and then I never draw anything (recently: made 30+ concepts for treehouse contest and now can't even start drawing a damn treehouse):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmeeU8RiDcg
    Watch this

    This is an amazing video! Thank you! Going to watch it for the 2nd time now after posting!

    EDITED: He has another one on the subject of studying and burning out: "If you are just learning, taking way too much information, constantly, all the time, you are gonna burn out". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xLevnROyu8


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