I voted no, because I don't think drawing will solve your problems or help them. Coming from my point of view, the problem won't go away just because you drew a daisy or something like that. The only way to get rid of a problem is to attack it head on, not procrastinate by drawing. I mean seriously, just think of all the time you wasted drawing instead of trying to deal with your problem. It seems crazy to me! But this is just my opinion.
I put other because it kind of depends on what hard time you're going through and how it affects you. For example, like with depression, it causes some people to lose interest in the things they once loved to do. So if art is your passion, and you lose interest in it because of something like depression, its neither helping nor making things worse. It's just sort of forgotten and pushed aside until the bad times finally end or don't.
I voted other. Sometimes producing a piece of work helps to explore a topic and/or express emotions or themes running through one's life that are difficult to otherwise articulate. On the other hand art is for many a vocation. I take great joy in practicing art to improve my technique, to tell a story, or explore and interact with this deeply diverse subject.
Well i guess it somewhat helps mainly because when I look at the work of others it puts my in the state of awe and enlightment to see the creativity of every artist here and as for my drawings I just enjoy how my characters look so much better when they're on paper rather than being in my head all day. But the joy of drawing is what I love the most.
I am currently going through depression and bipolar disorder and so I find that creating what my mind conceives gives me a sort of passage or trap which takes my problems and horrors and moves them out of my mind.
It really depends for me. Sometimes writing about hardships helps, but i hardly ever share that stuff, it's just cathartic to write it down. Other times if i really just prefer to curl up in a corner and pretend nothing's wrong. A lot of the time, though, i escape into whatever i'm reading. That's what works most consistently for me.
Sometimes it depends. I used to use drawing as a way to pay attention in school, since I have a really hard time focusing due to ADD ADHD. It helped a lot because I found I learned things better since I'm a kinesthetic learner. Emotion plays a little but not always. Sometimes I drew things just to study or practice to get better.
It could potentially go either way... For some people it's great to let their feelings flow, but for others it just embraces the [problem] even further. Most of the time it's a mix of both. But the hard times will come and go and I don't think art could bring them on or stop it [unless you're a painter for a living and by painting and selling you make money and a living]
Dark-PhobosFeatured By OwnerJul 23, 2014Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it depends on a certain timing if I'm depressed, upset, angry, or any other feelings than happiness, inspirational thinking, or creative thinking... For that, Art is something we all enjoy to express our ideas thoroughly, but sometimes at the tough times, we don't draw if we feel like no idea or creativity is expressed at the time. I'm like this, due to sometimes tough times can really smash me, making me not able to think up any ideas at all. Other tough times might make me want to draw randomized drawings due to the inspiration coming through my mind. It really depends on the person however, for a fact that if someone has a certain mood, say anger, depressive, sad, upset, or gloomy (Those last three are different expressions in the same logical feeling, "Sad"), they might draw ouf their minds without thinking constructively about how it should be designed, but at other times, people don't. I'm like that as well; if I'm in a mood such as anger, or gloominess, I would do something else than drawings, however, it's a 50% chance I might draw or 50% chance I might play a Retro Game, listen to music, write my creative writing, or something else...
As always, everyone has different thinking. Some people say yes, no, both, or have to describe in their own words about it to make people understand more fully about that person's mind/logic about something.
Not so much for me, really, mine is just expressing things about me or what I like. Yet I can easily say that I know that other people use their art in a way to cope and get through a situation in their lives, or do it all the time like that.
Art doesn't quite "get me through" a hard time, it merely allows me to articulate my emotions- objectify my situation and compare it, although generally I use art in tough times to escape into the happy and nostalgic emotions of either a happier memory or just my imagination. Wow that came out really pretentious...
It is just an escape. I shut all I don't want to face one of the ways it helps me is it gives me an apocalypse, an end, and a place where I can feed my anarchist tendencies and dilute my sadistic tendencies. It helps me to feel ideas out. several things I can't explain concisely It helps me form my 'mythology'. I helps me not hate others as much at times. It makes me like my friends more. balances my thoughts. Destroys me the ways I like to be. so much more I *can not* at all explain. can't find the words to play out to you what goes on my mind. Helps me to mirror and blend in for espionage. there are no words for it, I don't get them, it doesn't bother me though, i hurt that way, art makes it feel good. Although 'art' is a very simple term. I don't like calling what I do art. I don't like to think about the 'mental' ethereal part. but I do like it But what I do is deeper. I (at times) hate myself for art and philosophy. It is the ways a person like me kills them self. I would NEVER kill myself,it is not how I work but art is death and life all over again it's also like algebra and i for one like algebra you have to find the missing piece the part the thing that makes it right.Usually I love what I make but hate myself for it. at times I hate myself for wanting others to notice me because I rather serve them and make their life better. I will probably hate myself for this later and you will most likely hate me also (most people find me annoying, in several ways, practicality, impracticality, for being insufferably upbeat, or they hate me because I'm so prone to being hated), but only a few people will see this.But I always seem to be the best and most normal and/or most suited for the group, unless it is only one or very rarely two people. I am the odd one even in my outcast friends (who are my truest friends) But when I think about friends, family, and God; I know they love me. But I don't see how or why anyone could love let alone like me. Sorry about the novel. I hope I don't dampen anyone’s mood, and if this has perchance. Please for me and yourself have a good day.
Generally I just do it for entertainment... Sometimes I do it to escape an unusually bad day, but mostly it is for fun and practice (that or a song I'm listening to might manipulate my feelings into ones of sadness, and give me an idea for a story...)
It depends on what im feeling and to what extent. Drawing usually only helps me if im feeling creative as well. The majority of the time though music, and dance are my greatest artistic releases... My art skills are not very good so if i'm feeling sad or something but not creative i always see what I've made as bad, which doesn't help me in the end. I keep practicing but only when i'm in a good mood cause then i can control my thoughts.
Indeed. Though I habitually bottle my emotional energy and have yet to find a true release. For me art is more of a distraction from the pressure that only works under certain conditions. If I correctly understood your comment, i feel this is a better way to word my original.
I can only remember one time I was really angry, yet unable to do something so I wrote it into a poem. Usually I write about other people, lives I can't remember living, lives I haven't lived at all, things that haven't existed and things that can't. Basically, in my work I merely express my imagination, not my reality yet not to escape it, but to enhance it. I guess my answer is my art can help me but I never need it to, and it's not my first choice for dealing with issues.