CGTalk > Techniques > Art Techniques and Theories
Login register
Thread Closed share thread « Previous Thread | Next Thread »  
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-30-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
New Member
Inert's Avatar
Patrick Carter
Leipzig, Germany
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 18
Creative Block

Hey, I've been having this problem for several years now and could really do with some help. I'm a 3D game artist and I'm at the point where I can recreate almost anything in 3D given some well-done concepts or photo reference. But when working off looser concept art or trying to do my own thing, my imagination doesn't seem able to fill in the blanks. I can never work out how the concealed parts of the concept art might look or fit together. It's a similar problem when trying to create something from scratch, like I can only visualize it from a single angle.

My background has always been in 3D and I've never really touched on the traditional or 2D side, writing has been my default medium for creativity. I'm never sure whether this lack of traditional/2D knowledge is really hindering me or whether this mental block is something I can work around without it. In any case, if anyone has had similar problems or can offer advice, I'd love to hear.
Old 07-30-2011, 06:32 PM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 163
You need to train your creative muscles. I assume using 3d for all those years and having the program tell you what the different angles look like hinders your skills to do just that. Practice drawing basic objects in 2d from different angles then slowly go more complex. This will train your creative muscles.
Old 07-30-2011, 06:32 PM   #3
CGTalk Moderation
CGTalk Forum Leader
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,066,478
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
Thread Closed share thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Society of Digital Artists

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.