Right now I'm going to Ringling and will be a sophomore next year. Ever since the school year ended I've become completely uninspired. I can't even bring myself to draw on a regular basis, nothing comes to my mind when I pick up a pencil.
As an animation student, I know I need to work on gestures and character designs (latter being my big big weakness). No matter how hard I try I just can't come up with any ideas for designs or even basic doodles. I've tried looking at various illustrators websites and concept sketches around this site and others. At the most if I'm lucky I'll get inspired enough to throw out one sketch of something, but even then it feels unimaginative and unappealing. I almost feel like I need someone there guiding me, giving me suggestions like I had in teachers during the school year. There's no one to push me. I've even e-mailed my animation teacher over the summer sending a couple sketches, but I haven't had a response and I don't want to be a bother since I've sent her several e-mails asking if she got any of my messages. Friends don't help much either, I'm stuck in Sarasota holding down a job to pay rent and all the kids from Ringling have gone home, and the ones I know from work aren't artist and don't inspire much.
I'm afraid I'm out of creative juices, I feel like I should already have some ideas for a senior thesis, but I have none. What the hell can I do to get me back in the creative spirit. Something to make me pump out 15-20 rough character designs in a day. I know everyone goes through a period like this at some point, but how does everyone get out of it?