i always see advice to artists from abled guys thats like “draw every day even on the days where you feel totally uninspired and like you cant even pick up a pencil” and i actually think that advice sucks and is terrible because some of us will spiral out of control into horrible depressive episodes if we force ourselves to draw on days where we feel terrible and end up with something less than spectacular so my advice to artists is “take breaks and love yourselves”
Okay, but the draw everyday advice isn’t about drawing to get a masterpiece or even good work. Its about practice. You are drawing to practice shapes, lines, hand control. It doesn’t matter if you think it’s “spectacular” or not, its exercise.
I mean, yeah, take breaks if you want. But like I said, the exercise isn’t about producing inspired work, it’s just practicing the elements that will help you create inspired work whenever you feel you’re ready to produce it.
if you miss someone who does not miss you, or who is no good for you, or is unattainable, take all the love you once felt for them and spread it around other places. put your love in worthwhile people and things, turn the romance in to passions for hobbies or admiration for others- enrich your own life. focus on yourself and those who actively make you happy.