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What is your secret to keep concentrated? 

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:iconjellaboom:
Jellaboom Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Drugs!! :lol: :pills:
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:iconsinbatollica:
Sinbatollica Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
:heart: ... Love is the key ... You do it because you're celebrating life and not obliged to ... Because it makes you happy and fresh ... because you simply love what you do ...
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jaz2thesequel Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
concentration can be obtained in many ways.
Soberly, I'd say music. But be careful. Music with lyrics can deviate from concentration and fill your head with emotions. I'd go with some trance, definatly something without vocals though; it's more mindless and sets guidelines for you to do your work. As long as the music keeps going, so do you. If that makes sense. If you're going to use drugs; I'd suggest ritilin or adderall. I can get 12 things done in a minute. HA! Hope that helps? :blowkiss:
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:iconvoltarrens:
Voltarrens Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Just run with the ideas, walk with the imagination and see those things that exist out of the box ;)
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:icontaylorsaville:
TaylorSaville Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
MUSIC. Lots and lots of music. I make specific playlists that fit the mood of a piece.
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:iconsalmicaela:
SalMicaela Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
paint more than one at the time? when you get bored, do the other one
so you continue working.

ermmm never do something if you know, you're not gonna do it well. then stop what you are doing.

if you are having a slow mo period or a procrastinator period. make yourself do things in periods. set a maximum time for each thing you are going to do.

decide to do it don't think about doing it just do it.

do what you want to do.

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ScienceMonster Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Student General Artist
:fuzzydemon: That's a hard one! :fuzzydemon:

Making a ritual out of preparing my work space works for me. I usually need an hour - 3 hrs. to create the proper working conditions. The prep. is just as important as the product in my book. The more you prep. your work space the faster it will happen in the future too.

:halfliquid: Get everything else you have to do out of the way 1st. That way you don't feel like you're neglecting stuff and feeling guilty while you're trying to paint.

:halfliquid: Mentally separate work art from personal art w/in whatever piece you're working on. Decide which you are planning on focusing on and put on some music. I find tunes w/ minimal vocals or lyrics in a language I don't know to be helpful.

:halfliquid: Clean your work area from clutter and other distractions while you think of a game plan to tackle your project.

:halfliquid: At this point you should have some blood flowing and therefore be thinking a little better :boogie:

:halfliquid: Now you should be ready to start brainstorming on paper or a tablet or whatever. I recommend going outside or somewhere that's not your typical workspace w/ a sketchbook and messing around. That way when you go to work in earnest you'll working w/ more developed ideas.

:halfliquid: Don't forget to take breaks. A fresh perspective can be a huge focus booster. Make sure you get some sun and air for the love of god! It's so underrated. It does human brains lots of good. I usually take a break between brainstorming and starting.

:halfliquid: Eat real food (not soda & Doritos) and stretch every once in a while. Good blood flow & nutrition will help you think more clearly and stay focused. Apples rock!

:halfliquid: Give yourself something to look forwards to. Reward yourself for successful focusing. (ex. let yourself go on facebook 10 min. for every hour that you behave.) More like bribing yourself :lol:

:fuzzydemon: This stuff doesn't happen overnight by any means. You have to kind of build yourself up to any strict discipline. What you do or don't do when you're not doing art affects you when you are doing art. If you treat yourself like crap when you're not working, you and your work can end up feeling like crap. If you're passionate, which I know you are (all those speed paintings! awesome!), it shouldn't be that hard to focus w/ some practice. You just have to figure out what routine works best for you. :fuzzydemon:
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:iconjodipheonix:
jodipheonix Featured By Owner May 18, 2009   General Artist
passion / modivation

must be passionate , or modivated in order to do it whatever it may be :)
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
to find something exciting to do. but then again, i create art when im bored, just letting my mind wander.
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:iconhikaru-fer:
Hikaru-Fer Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
it depends on the day, but what has proven to be the best is to smoke a little bit of pot and work with one of my friends by my side ( not any friend, there is this girl with whom I concentrate a lot).

When I'm alone I have to be doing always 2 or 3 things at the same time, otherwise I can't concentrate in anything, so usually while working I watch a movie or some series ( + maria juana :D of couuurse. ) My mum can't believe when she sees me drawing while listening to music with the TV on mute. It's like I need to be surrounded by distracting things to be able to concentrate... weird-
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:iconcerealcerebral:
CerealCerebral Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Respirar, zasaz, zasaz.

Fakk ir ooll.
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:iconhappymouse666:
happymouse666 Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Honestly, I drink coffee and squint real hard. :) :peace:
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:iconleptospyrra:
Leptospyrra Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
I just enter to work, and concentration comes alone.
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:iconjlof:
jlof Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Need I tell ya, :weed:
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:iconbrollonks:
Brollonks Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I listen to music (soundtracks), or look at tutorials and try to work straight 1-2 hours. If I notice that I can't concentrate, I have a break. No smoking or drinking or something like that.^_^ I just look at other artists art and think about my next step.
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:iconsasbrush:
sasbrush Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
I cant concentrated too!
you need breathe the fresh air :)
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:iconjeff1966:
Jeff1966 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Frequent naps.
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:iconmarthalights:
MarthaLights Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
getting stoned, definitely.
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:iconviking-heart:
Viking-Heart Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Si saca algo en claro de todas las respuestas, o si tiene un secreto propio, por favor déjemelo saber! =P jajaja
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:iconmist-weave:
mist-weave Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
:faint:
I wish I had one. :ignore: Really... :meditation: Quiet, and Lots and lots of light.
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:iconionixis:
Ionixis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009   Digital Artist
Silencio dentro de casa + Oír música, en especial BSO de videojuegos o pelis + Estar cómodo en mi habitación = Inspiración total!

Y mucho más por la noche que por el día ;).
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:iconwaza-loo:
WAZA-LOO Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OCD
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:iconstudiofeng:
StudioFeng Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
smokes:some hurbz helps a lot lol
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:iconstudiofeng:
StudioFeng Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Relax my mind (no pressure)
Passion
Smokes lol
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:iconlaurajs:
laurajs Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Dont go on facebook or msn..the pops and pings are easily distracting
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:iconvipanchi:
VIPANCHI Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
silence+vodka..
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:iconnatasamakri:
natasamakri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Work with other people at an environment where everybody has work to do.
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:iconalmanegra:
AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hahahaha its worst for me :D
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:iconnatasamakri:
natasamakri Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ha ha!
:picknose:
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:iconr-l-frisby:
R-L-Frisby Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Removing as many distractions as possible.Music, sometimes just going for a walk to reflect on ideas.
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:iconalmanegra:
AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i must kill internet XD
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:iconr-l-frisby:
R-L-Frisby Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Yes the internet calls to us!
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:iconnamibseed:
NamibSeed Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
music or getting stoned or full moon.....
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:iconalmanegra:
AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconnativeamerikan:
nativeamerikan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
i don't really have a secret, besides making sure my concentration doesn't break. music usually helps, as far as art goes. as long as you stay focused and don't let something else enter your mnid it's pretty easy to stay on track.
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:iconalmanegra:
AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconamarilli:
amarilli Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wearing blinkers and whipping myself every time I get sidetracked.......kidding.

The fact that I'm reading and writing this is a proof that my secret doesn't work.....(and I have tried more or less everything, loneliness, isolation, leaving the phone at lowest volume at the other end of the house, repeatedly forgetting around my mobile who doesn't have a line in my isolated studio anyway, music, tea, herbal teas, incense, candles, wearing a special painting uniform.... I guess the worse distraction is the computer, but sadly I cannot drop it, I need it for photo references ^__^). Anyway thanks for asking ;)
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:iconalmanegra:
AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
sadly true, the cpu is evil.
But you works traditionally, why you need the cpu?
When i worked in traditionals and i needed a reference i allways printed it and i sustain it in the corner of my palette
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:iconamarilli:
amarilli Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have an idea for a next poll : what is your secret to find the courage and strength to disconnect from internet when you want to concentrate on your work.
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:iconamarilli:
amarilli Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do so too when I paint outside in summer...otherwise I try to spare on the ink ;) but perhaps you're right, concentration is worth a little ink (a lot of). And music I can put on the ipod... (mumble mumble...thanks for the tip !!! I'll let you know if I become more productive in the near future...!) :D
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:icond1rtah:
D1rtaH Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Erase all emotions. Makes it much more easier for one to live with ones self!
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:iconalmanegra:
AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconkrivio:
Krivio Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i usually can't concentrate :)
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:iconalmanegra:
AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconbeschermer:
Beschermer Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Student
simply: relaxation and interest.

if your not interested your motivation will die from boredom.
if your not relaxed, your focus is shot and trying to pique your interest will be impossible.

to say the least, i am not relaxed at this time.
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:iconalmanegra:
AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
big truth
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:iconbeschermer:
Beschermer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Student
aye BIG
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:iconwhiteazaleas:
whiteazaleas Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have one, but boy howdy do I need one.
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:iconalmanegra:
AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha
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:iconangotti81:
angotti81 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Beer and sex
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