Creative block happens to everyone from designers to animators. Sometimes you may feel like your world has stopped because of your temporary lull in creativity. Many top artists have suffered from creative blocks and were able to get through them. You will get through your block too!
Here are 7 ways you can overcome creative block as an animator.
1. Have quiet moments
Some people aren't able to focus or create new ideas when their surroundings are nosy. Silence can help you solve issues with your animation project that you may be struggling with; it's easiest to process information in a quiet or silent environment.
2. Listen to music
While quiet moments can do the trick, sometimes listening to music can also help lighten the mood or make you more eager to work on an animation project. So pay attention to which music or sounds calm you, inspire you, and help you focus.
3. Get inspired
When you find yourself stuck in a creative block, look at the works of other animators. Read books and consume media, including the animations of others; you never know where you'll get the inspiration from.
4. Relax and change your environment
Sometimes the best thing to do when you're having a creative block is to relax. No matter how busy you are, remember to be kind to yourself and give yourself permission to breathe. Sometimes taking care of yourself is the best way to recharge and get out of a creative block.
5. Set deadlines
If you're struggling with marking things done on your to do list, setting deadlines may help you push through.
6. Organize your workspace
Take a break from staring at the screen or the paper and look around your environment. Your creativity could increase when you do productive tasks that both reduce your stress level and tidy your space.
7. Never stop learning
To keep creative juices flowing, never stop learning. You can read animation books and blog articles, listen to podcasts, attend seminars and conferences, and find mentors who can give you wise advice.