>needing motivation>needing people's praise/input>everything being made needs to have some 'worth'
Needing motivation has to be the absolute motivation killer of them all. Countless times I've wasted trying to find ways to "motivate" myself to get something done when I really should just be doing it. The rut you seem to have found yourself in is very relatable, and the first step is acknowledging it. No one get's 'motivated' to go to work and frankly I doubt many actually want to go to begin with, but in order to pay those bills and live that commercialized life you gotta earn that cash.
The best approach is to deal with your personal needs as if they were a job. Set some time for yourself (put an alarm on your phone) and just shit something out. It doesn't need to be top quality or even any good, but something is a million times better than nothing. Make sure you anticipate this time like any other important event you have, don't just ignore it off until the last minute, give yourself some hype. And then when the clock hit's the hour, do something. Fucking pick it up and make anything happen, the PC in front of you, a shitty drawing of a video game character, fuck it, maybe literally scribble 'fuck' over and over on the paper. As long as you're doing action with a pencils and paper you're just reading yourself up for the next meaningful piece.
You are absolutely capable of this. You're lying to yourself if you say you can't.
And don't care what people think, honestly if someone is going to get all pissy and dismissive of your work then fuck them, you don't even need to acknowledge them. They're getting all upset at your work so they can stay upset. If your work can't please them then your continuation of your methods will be a sufficient "fuck you too". and please, whatever you got, feel free to make a thread and post it.
I know I would love to see what you can do and I'm sure there are many others looking forward to the same, we are all friends here. Besides, they board is practically in a vegetative state, so anything is appreciated and will rise much higher than oekaki cock pics.
Overall, making and publishing art is very intimidating, it's a method of visualizing your soul onto others. But if you want to express yourself openly than you gotta start somewhere and this place would be a good start. No one will identiPost too long. Click here to view the full text.