Creative Block: We've all been there.

Maybe you're under a tight deadline, or you've just received an important art assignment, or you've finally got free time to create something, but the muse isn't there. You just can't come up with any ideas! This month SVS tackles a problem that plagues every artist.

Professional artists Jake Parker, Will Terry, and Lee White discuss what causes creative block, and give their advice on how to combat it, and ultimately prevent it from happening in the future.

In this class you will learn:

  • The 5 internal sources of creative block

  • The 3 external sources of creative block

  • The solutions for dealing with these sources

About the Instructor

Illustrator/Cartoonist

Jake Parker

For the last 19 years Jake has worked on everything from animated films to comics to picture books. For several years he worked for Reel FX and Blue Sky Studios on such projects as Horton Hears a Who, Rio, and Epic. He is the creator of the popular Inktober drawing challenge. Jake currently works as an illustrator and cartoonist on children's books and comics. He works out of his home studio in Arizona.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Battling Creative Block Video

    • BattlingCreativeBlock

  • 1

    PDF of Jake's instructor notes

  • 1

    Video

  • 1.2

    Hours

Reviews

5 star rating

So much insight!

Alyssa Gorman

I identify with so many of the topics that you discussed. The dialogue was great and it was a big help. I really appreciate how you guys related everything t...

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I identify with so many of the topics that you discussed. The dialogue was great and it was a big help. I really appreciate how you guys related everything to what you've been through or what you've seen others go through. Not only was it eye opening in regards to dealing with some of my blocks but it was also a bit of a confidence boost. Thanks for putting this together.

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Very encouraging

Crystal Bond Thorne

Many examples covered in this video will be relevant to artists who have experienced a few or many of them. I found it great to hear that we all have these e...

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Many examples covered in this video will be relevant to artists who have experienced a few or many of them. I found it great to hear that we all have these experiences and and it's encouraging to be guided in ways to overcome them or cope through them. I am thankful for artists sharing their experiences with the goal of truly helping us to grow creatively. One of the many reasons I love this community.

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super cool

Jonáš Zavacký

almost every self-doubt question I went through was answered there - I definitely recommend this one!

almost every self-doubt question I went through was answered there - I definitely recommend this one!

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Very helpful!

Jonathan Barker

HI, I'm a new subscriber and I just wanted to say I love the content on SVS. It's so helpful. Keep putting out great content. Thanks! Jonathan

HI, I'm a new subscriber and I just wanted to say I love the content on SVS. It's so helpful. Keep putting out great content. Thanks! Jonathan

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Great talk!

Javier Gomez

A bunch of GREAT tips on creative block, helped me a lot!

A bunch of GREAT tips on creative block, helped me a lot!

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MAKES SENSE

John Marcotte

I really like this video because I have been seeing some creative block in my art for awhile. I like the ways to help get through it or deal with it. Every a...

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I really like this video because I have been seeing some creative block in my art for awhile. I like the ways to help get through it or deal with it. Every artist should watch this, even if they don't have creative block.

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Good solid info

Judy Bales

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Very Helpful

Wilfredo Delgado

I love the sincerity and how humble you guys are. I agree with every statement and solutions.

I love the sincerity and how humble you guys are. I agree with every statement and solutions.

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