How To Get Out Of A Creative Rut & Overcoming An Art Block | Painting Out Loud March 3, 2020 100 By Bernardo Ryan CategoryBlogTagsart block artist block cant get motivated cant motivate myself creative block creative block how to overcome it creative funk creative rut get out of a rut getting out of a creative rut how to boost creativity how to get motivated how to get motivation how to get out of a funk how to get out of a rut makoccino motivation tips overcoming artists block tips to get out of a creative rut ways to get out of an unmotivated rut what do i do with myself 100 Comments makoccino says: February 8, 2020 at 3:04 pm Hey guys! I'm back with a new video after my small break explaining why I really needed it and I hope the insights will help you too! Reply teresa joseph says: February 8, 2020 at 3:43 pm @makoccino I needed this. Thankyou so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Reply Fay Hanson says: February 8, 2020 at 3:43 pm Missed you, love your inner spirit Reply sathya lakshmi says: February 8, 2020 at 3:44 pm Good video I got idea to paint Reply Paula King says: February 8, 2020 at 3:45 pm Sunshine boosts are mood so much I have seasonal depression and in the winter when there's not much sun that's when I really get down so I believe it's a real thing Reply ᄆᄉᄆCecil says: February 8, 2020 at 3:46 pm I needed this so much…just noticed how harsh I'm being with myself when it comes to art. Thank you for making this video <3 Reply Hannah Rösing says: February 8, 2020 at 3:47 pm woaaaah are you kidding? this (9:45 ) is what you came up with just playing with Color?!😍 Reply Learn to ART with Lexx says: February 8, 2020 at 3:51 pm I love this! I havent felt inspired by my watercolor lately but im going to doodle around with colors like this. It looks so fun. I love playing with colors! Reply Siya Mendiratta says: February 8, 2020 at 3:53 pm Maam I am planning to buy some new watercolors.. Can I go for Bustro artists watercolor pan (set of 42 shades ) which worth ₹1,199.Please guide maam 🙏 Reply Anya Potgieter says: February 8, 2020 at 3:55 pm Hello mako, I’ve watched a lot of your thinking out loud videos in the past and they have really inspired me to this day. I love art and draw a lot in my free time. Everything in your video is true. Everyone might feel like they don’t do enough paintings or that they’re to much in there confort zone, and I get that. I post art stuff on Instagram, and sometimes I wonder the same thing. Like you said, it’s important to make art for yourself once in a while, and that is true message we should all consider for ourselves. Thank you for the video ❤️ Reply Larrisa - Gaming says: February 8, 2020 at 3:56 pm Mako!~ I Really want to send you fanmail! And its me Larissa! Hope u remember me 😂♥️ Even if you dont, thats okay 🙂 Could you gjve me your PO Box?! Please! I would really love to exchange letters with you! ♥️🌌 Reply Chris C says: February 8, 2020 at 3:56 pm Excellent comments, Mako! Thank you for sharing what so many of us can relate to. I’ve gotten caught up in choosing things to paint with an IG post in mind and worrying when I “fall behind”—like anybody will actually care very much if or when I post something! Self-imposed restrictions and deadlines are the worst, because they make me feel guilty, and I started painting to have fun. Thanks for letting us know that even you can get into a funk—I’m glad you took the time to reflect and recharge. I hope your online course is going well! 👏🏻😸 Reply PunnyMegan says: February 8, 2020 at 3:58 pm Thank you Mako! I just got new paints and didnt know what to do with it because I don't know what to make. Reply MS. MAKER says: February 8, 2020 at 4:01 pm This video is so helpful and relatable 😌😌 I even feel the same when I don't post a video..I feel like I am gonna get left behind..and at times I am not at all motivated. But when get refreshed I have like energy to do my stuff for a day straight😬 …its like a whole vibe 😊 Reply elisabeth67 says: February 8, 2020 at 4:06 pm You have helped me so much in my watercolour journey. Thanks again! Reply Sophia Pitsillos says: February 8, 2020 at 4:13 pm Mako thank you so much for sharing this incredible video with us . You are such an incredible and talented artist . 😍❤️ Reply Ari Hayashi says: February 8, 2020 at 4:13 pm Glad you’re back Mako! Can you do a series of monochromatic paintings? Reply ANUPAM SINGH says: February 8, 2020 at 4:24 pm That's really helpful!!Thanks Mako!💞 Reply Annesha Sanyal says: February 8, 2020 at 4:29 pm You are awesome Reply Marinka van der Zee says: February 8, 2020 at 4:31 pm I was in a rut, and wanted to learn something new so bad. I signed up for an art class. Its 2 years, but I'm trying to do it in 1 year. Bold, I know XD But it already brings me so much joy, and my first 3 homework assignments caused me to have 3 decent grades already! 2 x A- and a B. I'm very happy with that haha. Reply Manikandan Damodaran says: February 8, 2020 at 4:41 pm Thank goodness you're back . We missed you so much ♥️♥️♥️ Reply Manikandan Damodaran says: February 8, 2020 at 4:42 pm Please post my painting mako. My account is srideviashwini_k Reply OnionBoy says: February 8, 2020 at 4:50 pm At 3:39, what did you use to do that? I really love that style. Reply Mary John says: February 8, 2020 at 4:51 pm I’m really grateful for this video! I’m currently having an art block! I seriously can’t draw anything smoothly, every time I hold my pencil to draw I feel like my hands aren’t even knowing what to do next! What’s worse is that I’m not feeling the old passion I had before! I used to draw many sketches daily without even caring about the end result! But nowadays I just draw so I could upload it to my instagram! I don’t even feel the inner joy ! Feels like it’s all for social media and not for me! Ugh it really sucks! I’ll try to be motivated more hoping that my old passion comes back Reply Karishma Yuvaraj says: February 8, 2020 at 4:51 pm ♥️ So happy you are back and this video is love! Reply Julie Peck says: February 8, 2020 at 4:53 pm I feel your pain !! I’ve been the same way for these last two weeks now. But today that is stopping! I’m creating something, anything!! ❤️ thanks for everything 😉 and I’m emailing you to give you that update ❤️ Reply Steven Koenig says: February 8, 2020 at 4:54 pm Hi MakoSince we last talked by email I haven't done any art. This past Sunday my mom passed away. She was 72. So other than environmental issues with watercolor painting that I have discussed with you I now am dealing with the loss of my mom. I will get through this tragedy. She was who always inspired my art and pushed me to do better with my art. Last thing I ever sat down and painted was a Snowman in watercolor for her. I do want to thank you for your advice. Hopefully here soon I can get back to creating. Maybe my birthday which is coming up soon. ☮❤☯️ Reply Pranay Bhanushali says: February 8, 2020 at 4:55 pm Great video! Your paintings are awesome and your art is the way you draw is quite calming. Enjoy watching your videos 😊 Reply Pranay Bhanushali says: February 8, 2020 at 4:57 pm Btw i am also a budding youtuber…. I make videos on drawing and paintings…. Hope i get some support from you guys #PranayBhanushali Reply Diana says: February 8, 2020 at 5:03 pm Your brushes look so soft & I like your sketchbook too. Can you please tell us what brushes and sketchbook you use/prefer for watercolours? (Especially sketchbook because the paper shouldn't buckle) Reply crystal deer says: February 8, 2020 at 5:11 pm It's like every video you post, it's always at the right time. When i need art tips more, bOOM you post a vid! I'm on art block, baM you post a video about it! Your videos helped me a lot, and thank you so much. ❤🧡💛💚💙💜 Reply Mu R says: February 8, 2020 at 5:13 pm So glad to see you back 🤗 great video!! Reply chitranshi tiwari says: February 8, 2020 at 5:15 pm again makko !!!this was too fabulous. I LOVE your VIDIOS toooooo much…..waiting for nxt vidio😙😙 Reply Zainab Shaikh says: February 8, 2020 at 5:31 pm so helpful! Reply Lia Hartusch Art says: February 8, 2020 at 6:03 pm This video is really great. And your words are motivating! 🙂I love how the page turned out at the end of the video. Super beautiful ♥♥♥ Reply ritu dhir says: February 8, 2020 at 6:11 pm Hi makoccino , i am your biggest fan . I love the way u paint and draw . Reply Art and Painting Studio : My Rangomania says: February 8, 2020 at 6:14 pm ,🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌 Reply Miss Unknown says: February 8, 2020 at 6:20 pm What's a coincidence I'm about to paint and here come a notification of my favourite YouTube artist 🌺❤️ But what happen to giveaway ?? It's that already over?? Reply Deborah Ruth says: February 8, 2020 at 6:55 pm I am feeling that way today. My mojo got up and took a walk. lol Thank you. Reply missbennet10 says: February 8, 2020 at 10:02 pm Trank you 💖 Reply me me says: February 8, 2020 at 10:10 pm Your art is beautiful☺ Reply Hjalle Art says: February 8, 2020 at 10:15 pm I miss you❤️ Reply Stowe Roan says: February 8, 2020 at 10:19 pm Lovely! This video makes me want to paint <3 thanks Reply lxvändër says: February 8, 2020 at 10:26 pm you always post at the perfect times with the perfect topics 👌🏻 Reply Megan Weller says: February 8, 2020 at 10:45 pm I've had the worst "art block" this year, and I'm still trying to figure out how to overcome it. Definitely relate to feeling "behind" on everything! 😅 I've been trying to work on things that are still creative, but not necessarily art related like redecorating my room and learning a new editing program, which I guess is sort of like using a new medium. Reply Kaitlyn Hendricks says: February 8, 2020 at 10:56 pm Probably just me but I feel more energetic and happy when the weather is bad/gloomy…… Reply Claire says: February 8, 2020 at 11:03 pm I love gloomy weather, but then I am a bit of an eeyore. When it's cool and misty I always feel like I'm in a Victorian novel. Reply Grimmly Ghost says: February 8, 2020 at 11:35 pm Thank you! This is just what I needed and that glitter paint💖👌 Reply Gayle Yvonne Draper says: February 9, 2020 at 12:49 am I can tell you LOVE to paint,as i saw aheart in the waterbubbles😄 Reply Todd & Lisa Smith says: February 9, 2020 at 1:14 am Your doodling was giving me such Danielle Donaldson vibes. I love it! Reply Debra Arbuthnott says: February 9, 2020 at 1:56 am I get where you are coming from. I tend to put off just spending time on my art and craft without a specific goal. I know I need to play, whilst in a recent hospital stay, I had taken an A5 visual diary, some felt tipped pens and a small steel ruler and just doodled and made patterns and just let things flow – I had a great time. As for a lack of sun, my partner gets the same in winter. He gets quite down and grumpy. (its summer here) Reply Alex Beausoleil says: February 9, 2020 at 2:53 am I needed this. ❤️ Reply Lenny Kilay says: February 9, 2020 at 3:52 am Inspiring and creative Mako💙💙💙 Reply Omiyuri Yoran says: February 9, 2020 at 4:22 am :))good video! I like it!! Reply crafterian says: February 9, 2020 at 5:57 am You always stay positive! Your voice is so calming! I just love everything about you! And can you pls make a watercolor bullet journal pages and cover plzz!?? Definitely gonna need it!Love 💕,Your biggest fan Reply Anushka Arts says: February 9, 2020 at 6:13 am From where Did you purchase this painting book I also want it Reply Devansh Vajpeyee says: February 9, 2020 at 6:17 am Omg, I decided to paint something today, but had no ideas, and your video just came up! Thanks Mako, you are a great inspiration….😀And I am very glad you are back….plz keep posting videos and inspiring me! Reply lover방탄 소년단 says: February 9, 2020 at 6:58 am This was hella helpful Reply Angelica G says: February 9, 2020 at 7:48 am I feel you when it means to recharge what helps me lately is being in the park on a beautiful sunny day. The park I go to has a beautiful lake where ducks swim and people are fishing. Just being outside in nature helps me get that spark in my drawing. I always carry my sketchbook and just see what pops into my head. Its always good to just be somewhere different Reply Unicorn Player says: February 9, 2020 at 8:03 am LovLove u mako I'm going through this Reply Diana Dumitrescu says: February 9, 2020 at 8:11 am Thank you!🤗 Reply Captain Marvel says: February 9, 2020 at 8:11 am Hello there first of all welcome back I was waiting for your video for a long time I'm an artist and i feel struggle to make blend skin tones and different shades on face if you please guide or make an video I'll be so thankful ❤❤❤❤ Reply شفاء سلام says: February 9, 2020 at 9:07 am Le tableau était parfait avant de dessiner des roses ! Reply Mohamed Ahuzam says: February 9, 2020 at 9:12 am Oh my Gosh Mako. What took you so loooooonngg. Reply Avanti Bodke says: February 9, 2020 at 9:46 am Hey, the video was very truthful and inspiring. Your words helped me realize why l actually started drawing and that is to express who l am, NOT for public appreciation Thanks Mako💜 Reply Polotte says: February 9, 2020 at 10:18 am YYYYAAAAYY NEW VIDEO IM GONNA WATCH THIS ADVERT NOW Reply Lary G.B. says: February 9, 2020 at 10:27 am Thank you Reply Charlie Marlière says: February 9, 2020 at 11:09 am Thank you ❤️ Reply MsJoey says: February 9, 2020 at 11:21 am Oh yay you're back, I've missed you! 😀 It's good to take a break sometimes. 🙂 Your painting looks wonderful and it's totally something I could see hanging in my living room <3 😀Thanks for your advice!! I often find myself wondering "what landscape or animal am I going to paint now?" then I get stuck in trying to figure out what to do, instead of just trying out different stuff for fun. Reply Nuray Aghayeva says: February 9, 2020 at 12:49 pm I can watch this video for hours and relax Reply Kanchan Bhalerao says: February 9, 2020 at 12:49 pm I have watched your acrylic painting playlist. I found it so interesting😜. I really liked the satisfying colour mixing process done by you with acrylic painting. So please upload some acrylic paintings. I am waiting from a long time mako! Also upload some room decor videos like those which you have uploaded earlier. Reply VGNSK8RQU33N says: February 9, 2020 at 1:19 pm This is my favorite video of yours 💗 Reply saumya Taori says: February 9, 2020 at 1:41 pm I missed you very much…… I was just waiting for your videos… 😘u mako Reply gracie kerr says: February 9, 2020 at 3:07 pm Did she just describe me😂 Reply THE Ravennea xD says: February 9, 2020 at 8:44 pm I always liked your channel and your art tips, but idk… "so glad to see you here" kinda rubs me in the wrong way, also this forced positivity….. please don't take it in a wrong way, I don't mean to offend and this won't make me unsub 😀 Reply Gaina says: February 9, 2020 at 10:03 pm It was really relaxing to watch you play with colour. 😊 This winter has been so gloomy! I used have the most motivation and energy at this time of year, but the lack of sun this winter has made me feel a bit 'blah'. I've been following a lot of tutorials and bought myself a sample pack of different papers to try, just to keep creating. 😊 Reply Aka says: February 10, 2020 at 4:40 am whenever i watch mako's videos,my heart calms down itself…i breathe slowly and feel so calm…anyone else who relates?I am a realism artist and recently i have been kinda not feeling good with my work however people do! so,,,i learned this thing that whenever i draw something creative,i feel so good and people like that more than usual! i have decided to go on a break untill march and what i wanna do is draw realistically but add a bit of style in it,i also wanna learn digital art cuz i kinda suck at it…i want a new time table(i will do that too in march so that i dont pressurize myself much)and draw when i want to,not because of social media! ppl who post constantly ,,like everyday,,,make feel like "how do they get the time?" we need to give ourselves some time and express ourselves and work like artists,not robots! Reply Ishrat Ajmeri says: February 10, 2020 at 2:02 pm Hey i cant find you on skill share Reply Novadelic Art says: February 10, 2020 at 2:39 pm I procrastinate like I'm getting paid for it. Definitely need to get a routine going and stick to it. I always go to Pinterest when I'm in a rut. Reply Amaal.N. Khan says: February 10, 2020 at 3:04 pm 💗💗💗 Reply Mireille Lebeau says: February 10, 2020 at 10:05 pm I need time for me, because I am as you are important , I need time to dream Reply IronRainbow says: February 10, 2020 at 10:36 pm I especially loved the second painting you did! Thanks for the tips! I just started with acrylic paints this winter for the 1st time and it sparked my creativity so much after a bit of a rut with watercolours! Reply Jeanette Young says: February 10, 2020 at 10:58 pm This is amazing. Thanks so much! Reply annette fournier says: February 11, 2020 at 1:53 am Feel the same. No sun for a good six weeks feels like gray oppression pushing down on me. Uninspired, cold, dullness. I decided to play with paint as you did. But in different ways. Do some drawing techniques to improve my drawing, play with charcoal, play with metallic watercolors , do some abstract. I'm starting to feel better. When I get block I like to try different medium. Here's to feeling better! 👍💜 Reply Lin D says: February 11, 2020 at 2:36 am I loved these paintings! So inspiring! adds to an art inspiring playlist Reply kh art says: February 11, 2020 at 6:18 am 🎨🎨very nice.🎨🎨 Reply BlackDiamondFetish says: February 11, 2020 at 7:07 am Thank you Mako for posting such a vulnerable video. It is inspirational and uplifting. I only recently found your tutorials and love them. I am currently reading "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron, it's another great resource for overcoming creative blocks. Thanks again, Mako. 😊 Reply Simple Art Ideas says: February 12, 2020 at 3:23 am feeling creative stuck is obvious to all artist at some point of time. … Nice tutorial to get rid of that. I look for nature sometimes. 🙂 🙂 Reply Golden Looks says: February 12, 2020 at 3:45 am #makoficationsquad !!! Just found you last night, Havnt been able to stop watching your content, so happy to have found you, and looking forward to what you will produce next!!! Reply Meera Singh says: February 12, 2020 at 8:41 am this is so beautiful Reply Poonam Sharma says: February 13, 2020 at 11:18 am Thnx! It really helped me Reply paintwithheart says: February 13, 2020 at 1:44 pm Yes! There are really days that I cannot find my creative side! 😅😅 Reply Fluorite Wolf says: February 13, 2020 at 7:14 pm Which two brushes did you use?The big flat one is from da vinci hobby, right? Reply Mellissa Robinson says: February 14, 2020 at 4:47 am Watching your videos got me back to painting with watercolors again. Thank you for the inspiration. This particular video made me realize how much I push myself with my artwork . So tomorrow I may just scribble and enjoy Reply Lisa Turner says: February 15, 2020 at 4:32 am I think you have more creativity than what this video portrays as I have seen other famous YouTube artists do similar things. Step out and do something unique. Don't be scared. Reply Kira Scarlet says: February 15, 2020 at 6:50 am SO YOU KNOW THE FEEL T^T Omg!!! I thought I was the only one!!!! Also I love your paintings! Keep up the good work! Reply Noelia Pisani says: February 19, 2020 at 5:13 am Thank you! Reply zai mnl says: February 20, 2020 at 10:56 am Thank you, Macco.I feel you. I deactivated my IG account because I feel pressured to post my art works. I felt that I was only making art to impress people. Reply Libertarian Izzy says: February 21, 2020 at 7:15 am What if I've had art block for like 4 years? Reply Bri Rod says: February 23, 2020 at 3:44 am I love your lie advice just as much as your art tips! You are always very encouraging! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.