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I struggle with deciding what to draw- I like to use markers- mostly Copic. Sometimes even prompts don’t work. What are some strategies for coming up with ideas for what to draw?

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    Welcome to Arts & Crafts. Your question is really too broad as-is for people to provide useful answers. You can draw virtually anything--any physical object in the universe, imaginary objects, simple graphics, etc., and use any medium. You need to give us some hints to provide some level of focus on what would be relevant to you and your objectives. – fixer1234 Nov 30 '19 at 18:01
  • It does seem really too broad... yet Marian has a great answer. Vote to reopen. – rebusB Dec 14 '19 at 19:43
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Depends on what your problem is:

If you have too many ideas and cannot commit to one, I would recommend sketching out thumbnails to then decide which one.

If you feel like none of your ideas are good enough, I would recommend doing something simple to warm up. Draw the room around you or do some still life or draw a character doing something dumb.

If you feel like you are forcing yourself to draw, just do something else. Play a game or go for a walk. Nobody's forcing you do draw (unless somebody is, and that's a different situation), so just chill.

What I do to prevent this situation: I keep a written list of ideas of things to draw when I got nothing else to draw. It has all my ideas from "eyeball people" to "3pp woods backligting sunset Wirt & Greg." I also have a list of challenges and things to get better at. But if I don't feel like doing any of these lists, I do something else.

  • The list of ideas is brilliant. – rebusB Dec 14 '19 at 19:44

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