Response To Baylee Jae's Video On Art Block | HeART-To-HeART

  • Published on Sep 9, 2016
    When I say my upload TIMES won't be set anymore, I meant actual times, not days! So my videos will ALWAYS come on friday's without fail, but not at a set time anymore! You should expect most videos to be up by 3PM (PST) but they will not always be. Especially since my "new" computer is a hassle to work with atm.
    Also, PLEASE do not create any beef between me and Baylee. I promise you I'm not here trying to attack her, only defend her points and give you my honest interpretation of her video. This is an honest criticism and she is a grown woman (who is also a professional artist) who can handle it!
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  • Txsha
    Txsha 17 days ago

    And at the end of the day, its not what you say, its HOW you say it. And the way she said it was just not it.

  • Foxxie Senpai
    Foxxie Senpai 17 days ago

    i have art derps...not often but yea...if i got an art derp i just doodle random things till i feel that i am creative again.

  • Lycoris Aurea
    Lycoris Aurea Month ago

    I had an artblock that lasted about 5 years and "all" it took me was trying out something completely different. I never used watercolors before but while Im trying to get into it, I found my passion for art back. Well of course its easier said then done. But my journey with this was very important to me personally and also made me grow in some way

  • Alisa M
    Alisa M Month ago

    baylee made the video private

  • Leo Oel
    Leo Oel Month ago

    This is old but her video is private now lol.

  • harley quinn
    harley quinn 2 months ago +1

    Its funny that u Emily say u dont believe in ARTBLOCK when back in your early video with the pizza girl cut in half. U say u were Artblock and you didnt draw for a long while. When u had a drug problem. I think. Your words not mine.
    I suffer from depression bc my mother use to beat me since I was a child. My go 2 was art. No matter how much my mother would say it will never be anything. U suck. U will never be better in anything. Well all those terrible encouragement causes me to have artblock. This sh×t is real. Every time i sketch I hated it. I would rip it up and cry all night. Now I'm 12 years old... I stopped drawing. I would sketch here and there and i remember my high school friends were the one who liked my art. My doodles behind my homework. Or my study guides with skulls and crossbones bc i was up on night trying to figure out geometry... Lol... Finally i got the courage to talk to an art teacher and that was only bc my brother was in an art class. Go figure. He never drew in his life and now he was in art class. So i met him up after class. My brother introduce me to his teacher and luckily and blissfully she was the nicest art teacher. I showed her my sketches. She said they were just to sketchy so she gave me a sheet of watercolor paper. I remember bc i was so panic I never did water colors. Anyway she told me to go home and draw something that means so much to me.
    Now home and stumped (art block). I haven't drawn something in a long time.
    Never guess but my inspiration was my abusive mother. I drew myself in a dark room crying but having a bright window open behind me. A lot of people thought my art was a suicide pic. I told them no. I am going through a lot (that not one sole knew) and the window was opening me to a new world.
    Going through abuse your whole life does cause traumas where your brain will block bad memories but also blocked techniques I learned as a child.
    Being 30 years old now my brain is amazing. I moved miles away from my family and i kid u not u guys one day I bought a sketch book and my brain opened up by the end of the night my hand was tired and my book was full.... That's my story

  • Issie Coleman
    Issie Coleman 2 months ago

    I had a year where I had really bad art block and it almost felt like I had forgotten to make art, but I still tried to sketch sometimes. I did; however, eventually stop trying because it would upset me when I'd try and then I'd hate it. After a while, I got really depressed and I couldn't figure out why. I was on my medications and everything. But I tried to sit down and sketch. After doing it, I felt better so I started forcing myself to draw or paint something everyday. Also, that little sketch turned into a full drawing that I worked on for days whenever I could find the time between work, school, and stuff at home.
    I do agree that saying you have art block is such a mental thing though. It really puts it in your head that you can't create art and that's such a bad mindset to put yourself in.

  • sydney_ lived
    sydney_ lived 3 months ago

    _troll is casually holding a gun_

  • Erica Joy
    Erica Joy 3 months ago

    If it's cloudy call your dr.! 🤣😂🤣

  • John Egenhofer
    John Egenhofer 3 months ago

    "If it's cloudy call your doctor" had me reaching for my inhaler 😂

  • Lemon Curdz
    Lemon Curdz 5 months ago

    You make a lot of good points and I agree. I feel like art block is just a name for something that causes a halt in the creative process. :)

  • samira yunusova
    samira yunusova 5 months ago

    She deleted it
    I wanted to see it :/

  • Gacha pet x
    Gacha pet x 5 months ago +1

    Omg Emily thank you for thunking about other believes I really appreciate that most you tubers don’t do that 😃

  • Piggy Gaga
    Piggy Gaga 5 months ago

    I literally never heard the term art block ever before

  • mooncat and beryl
    mooncat and beryl 5 months ago

    Why do people on you tube get so bitchy? Why do so many people have such a strong opinion on something they know nothing about? I had art block or rather design block big time. I had to give up an MA degree in Graphic Design at London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, England.

  • Mint Leaves Studios
    Mint Leaves Studios 5 months ago

    Am I the only one who likes the tissue more than the artwork

  • Mint Leaves Studios
    Mint Leaves Studios 5 months ago

    This is more inspirational than my mum's hour long lectures

  • Heather Crinean
    Heather Crinean 5 months ago

    I hear you she sounds like she lacks understanding. That's me being nice. I agree with you 199% on your view of it. Love it! however, my one percent of disagreement is that there are people who have had a head injury and fibromyalgia. It brings a fog. That's me. You cannot do any art, walk, or even the dishes, and you literally get LIFE blocked. by an intense fatigue or lack of focus. I always know this; that every day is a different day. The sun eventually rises. Thank you for your encouragement and support.

  • Deb Wunder
    Deb Wunder 6 months ago

    Re the quote about seeing mistakes = brain leveling up - I don't remember the source, but you mentioned it with a source in the artist interview with the male half of DoodleDate.

  • CrazyCatLady
    CrazyCatLady 6 months ago

    I understood what u meant :)

  • Jellomello
    Jellomello 6 months ago

    I always thought of art block as not knowing what to draw... o-o

  • Lettering By Laura
    Lettering By Laura 6 months ago

    Sooooo needed to hear so much of this...THANK YOU! So happy I found your channel on my recommendations!

  • Lydia McCoy
    Lydia McCoy 6 months ago

    Artists block for me was being inable to make anything new from my own imagination, even with heavy inspiration. I could draw the same few things im used to but nothing else would work out and it was heavily depressing.
    Yeah in all technicality i could regurgitate the same shit or copy someone else, which I don't like doing, the farthest also with that is a reference picture. I'm happy that after five years of drug use and artist block (most likely due to my mental illness and drug addiction) that I can express my creativity properly now.

  • Jayne Davis
    Jayne Davis 6 months ago

    I haven’t grown since the late 90’s

  • Ariadne
    Ariadne 6 months ago

    I was gonna watch the video but it has been deleted I guess

  • Matshapiri Males forever

    a creative block. I get those.. when i cant think up any new ideas or ideas I get exited about to finish a peace.. most of my art I get frustrated with and never finish it. X__X and sketch books.. an stuff... lol lost the will to finish..

  • Peplar
    Peplar 6 months ago

    I can understand pushing yourself when you're uninspired/tired/etc but you reach a point where you need a break. Because its hurting you more than it's helping you to draw. It tends to happen (to me at least) when my depression/anxiety is at its worst. But I agree in the way that "block" is the wrong word. But the way bailey put it sounded a little too harsh. (And I don't think she was purposely putting people down, calling them liars or anything to hurt others, I just think she described her thinking incorrectly.

  • pastel
    pastel 6 months ago

    For me art block is having no motivation or u have motivation but all you make is trash on your prespective

  • mARTa Kyam
    mARTa Kyam 7 months ago

    Did Baylee delete the video because I can't find it and the link doesn't work.

    • sumiko mak xze xin
      sumiko mak xze xin 6 months ago

      Yes, one of the other comments mentioned that it was taken down.

  • PrinEv
    PrinEv 7 months ago

    Honestly this is the best video, not only can you apply this to what the video is actually about;art but you can apply it to other life situations as well like for me example ive been putting off school because of my mental blocks and unmotivated self and this just made alot of sense to me even applying it to that. I dont kniw i just like the ideas and concepts of all of emily's opinions💕

  • Pupper Pancakes
    Pupper Pancakes 7 months ago

    For those who were wondering, Baylee took down the video on art block :/

  • justaperson
    justaperson 7 months ago

    I think you two are taking the term too literally. It’s a figure of speak. You aren’t actually blocked from creating anything. Art block is lack of motivation and liking what you draw. For me when I have art block or writers block it’s a time in which I can’t seem to find the right motivation and if I do create I don’t like what I make. So to me I take a break and keep going. I use the term not as an excuse or a crutch, I use it to explain to others when they ask if I’ve drawn lately. That’s all.

    • sumiko mak xze xin
      sumiko mak xze xin 6 months ago

      I always try not to use the two terms because my brain will use it as an excuse to be lazy. So when it does happen I just look at random stuff on the internet or my older works to get motivated and inspired.

  • Your name Is bot
    Your name Is bot 8 months ago

    Yeah even where she wipes her paintbrush on (6:46) is ART believe it coming from an artist (me)

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    "If its cloudy call your doctor"
    Me: Heh

  • Violet’sVoid
    Violet’sVoid 8 months ago

    I think it should be called art break??
    Cause usually your not actually BLOCKED form making art like Emily said basically everything can be art,like oh a chair in my living room it’s weaved!thats ARTT!OH ITS A HOUSE YOU PAUNT THE HOUSEE!etc,etc!like actually tho!art block Is real but it’s not a block it’s usually a break for a long time or not

  • Aimz360
    Aimz360 8 months ago

    I use to draw a lot back in the day but now it's pretty much designing characters for my stories since i do-do other creative stuff like cosplaying, embroidary, story writing and playing video games, as well as being an adult lol. I have recently starting getting Scrawlrboxes (thanks to DrawingWiffWaffles) to get my mind working again because i do miss it.

  • lauren nicole
    lauren nicole 9 months ago

    Im curious on your process of turning your art into prints if there is any way you can show us in one of your videos or even give tips

  • Rachel Bell
    Rachel Bell 9 months ago

    is anyone else scrolling through the comments to see if baylee commented

  • Doge
    Doge 9 months ago +2

    This became very motivational. Thank you :)

  • Brooke Silver
    Brooke Silver 9 months ago

    Ok, if are block is not a thing then what happened to me 5 months ago? My are classes caused me to get so depressed that when I would sit down to draw and my hand would get numb and shake so I could not draw? This happened to me for 5 months in a row. Every time I tryed to draw or create something I considered art. If that’s not art block, then what is it? “Art block” is just a term for not being able to draw from lack of energy or will. Dill with it.

    • MetalMagpie
      MetalMagpie 9 months ago

      My opinion (and it's just my opinion) is that "art block" isn't always a very helpful term to use, because going through periods of feeling uninspired/demotivated doesn't just apply to art. I work as a project manager, and most of the time I love my job, but sometimes I go through periods when I feel very down and I really don't want to go to work. Learning to take care of your mental health is a huge life skill and I'm still working on it. ;)

  • Fanny Karlsson
    Fanny Karlsson 9 months ago

    In my opinion artblock doesn't reeaally mean artBLOCK. I do believe in it but, it doesn't block or stop you from drawing. Its like an obstacle, something that is hard to get past, NOT impossible, just hard. And artblock is just something when we lack of inspiration and because of that it feels like nothing is working out. While an artblock you shouldn't stop drawing. Just scribble on some stickynotes or something. Don't care about what you are drawing, just do it. Some people would say its a mental illness. But in my opinion, no. So what is it? Like I said a lack of inspiration. So, we all have bad days. It can be that you failed a test, forgot your umberella or really anything unpleacant. You get home and start complaining that you had a bad day. Someone might say "It will be over tomorow!" But no it didn't. The next day you spill juice all over you and the mean kids in your class started laughing. In class your teacher called on you on a question you didn't know. Even though others had raised their hands! Again, you come home and complain. This might continue for a couple of days, weeks or even for a month or two. But an artblock is kinda just complaining about it. So artblock like complaining about it. Like in the example of what could happen in real life, this can happen in the artworld. And you start complaining about those bad days. And then people started calling their complaining artblock. So, it exists in my opinion, but no it doesn't stop someine from drawing. Someone just has a lack of inspiration.
    Sorry for writing this, it took me 15 minutes lol

  • allisonn
    allisonn 9 months ago

    my art block is really strange, like sometimes just looking at my sketchbook makes me feel sick. like some days i just cant bring myself to do art and if i try to push past it and draw im rushing myself and my hands are shakey and it generally just makes me feel like garbage even more. this happens at least once, twice, sometimes three times a week. im taking antidepressants but sometimes i guess they just dont work that well lolol.

  • Ashley Cofield
    Ashley Cofield 9 months ago

    Idk this sounds insensitive but it bothers me when people defend their depression, anxiety, etc. If you hate having it so much, why are you defending it? That’s like defending a kid at school that you hate. I suffered from depression/suicidal thoughts and I have an anxiety disorder but I would never defend them. I would never say “You’re insulting my depression by saying [this that or another].” It’s just odd. I get it if things are triggers but come on.

  • Ashley 'Kitten Moonshadow' Brunette

    I feel like, maybe not all the time, but a lot of the time art block comes when you're not trying g to expand or push yourself in your art. Like, I'll draw the same theme for a long while and then lose interest in art, but then I will try something different, something I haven't considered drawing before and it helps me get out of it, or watch some of my fave artists videos or something. I think artblock is really just feeling stagnant in your art journey.

  • Dani Spencer
    Dani Spencer 9 months ago

    TVclip recommended this one right after the one you talk about art block and brain fog during pregnancy. Your recap is so true. Love your channel. 💜💜💜💜

  • Taylor Munson
    Taylor Munson 9 months ago +1

    I just see art block meaning currently uninspired

  • archaic chaotic
    archaic chaotic 9 months ago

    I think a good sentence to describe a short pause in your art/creativity is "My art/creativity is stuttering". A stutter is a temporary stop in something you want to do but you'll eventually get past it so it makes sense to say that or something of the sort. Thoughts?

  • Liz Snow
    Liz Snow 9 months ago

    I understand what you mean. As an all round artist that draws, writes, acts and creates music, it is very common for me to have an art"block". Writer's block, composer's block, artblock or me just being unable to act the way I want to. It's difficult to accept that, sometimes. Since I'm a perfectionnist, it hurts me that I can't feel satisfied which anything I do because I'm experiencing a block. In those times, I take a little pause to watch some videos that might inspire me, to play which my pets or to get out of the house. Just taking a stroll, looking at people interact with eachother helps me get inspired. Maybe even stopping to think about what I wanted to do can make me have an idea. Being an artist means you will experience times that you feel like your art isn't good enough, that it's not original enough. But, taking a step back, stopping what you're doing for a couple of seconds can and will help you get back in. And yes, I did experience artblock from depression, it hurt me like hell. But, even if I wasn't ready mentally or physically to draw, I still did because that's one thing that kept my mind off of suicidal thoughts. Artblocks exist but finding a way to get around that wall is as easy as going to a coffee shop and looking at people walking by. Sometimes, you can also read a book. I know Fantastic Beasts got me to draw, once! And that is why I watch art videos, it gives me some ideas of what to draw next.

  • Bahar
    Bahar 9 months ago

    10/10 ted talk

  • Illien Galene
    Illien Galene 9 months ago

    I can say, artblock is no result of depression, I have Untreated depression, I never stopped creating art, I have ADS, ASD, Asthma and Endometriosis, I feel problems in creating art(hardly able to breath from pollen allergy, cramps up my spine and the flu) but creating art none the less, because I put my feelings on paper, neither proclaiming it good or bad. And if someone want to say I have no problems beside illness, someone close to me today got a cancer diagnosis, my fiance is in rehap because of MS and I lost my job. If it exists or not, dealing with it or just complaining about it is not getting the problem solved.

  • Elizabeth De Villiers
    Elizabeth De Villiers 9 months ago

    Ur drawing kinda looks like a character that should be in courage the cowardly dog😄 Love ur art!!

  • Anni Kalapudas
    Anni Kalapudas 9 months ago

    I got an writer's block and didn't write for 4 years (so yeah, sometimes they DON'T go away if you do nothing about it)

  • Venom Spark
    Venom Spark 10 months ago

    I have always thougt art block was like writers block but with art

  • Ali Mcneely
    Ali Mcneely 10 months ago

    I get it art "block" is probably a term that's not really a good name honestly when I think of art block I think of a time when I'm uninspired or just are not quite there enough to tuly love my art as it is at least that's how I feel but I do t think I ever called it art block I think I just call it a funk a temporary detor

  • lindiana
    lindiana 10 months ago +1

    though this video is really old i think art block exists because art is taking your emotions and displaying them on canvas, paper etc.. well if you’re not feeling it then how could you make it? your inspiration is gone and that’s stopping you from making a piece. i hope that i make sense.

  • Silver Fang405
    Silver Fang405 10 months ago

    I've gotten art block once or twice mostly due to me not having inspiration or just the will power to draw but honestly watching your videos helps me get over those times

  • Anna Katherine
    Anna Katherine 10 months ago +1

    Confusion ALERT!!!!! When someone says they have art block, doesn't mean that they can't think of anything to draw? I'm not trying to hate, just trying to understand lol. When I say, " I have art block." I mean that I can't think of anything to draw or paint. IDK I'm confused!!!! Love ya Emily🤗

    • MetalMagpie
      MetalMagpie 9 months ago

      Different people mean different things when they say "art block". People use it to mean that they can't think of anything to draw, or they can think of stuff to draw but everything they draw looks horrible, or that the act of drawing makes them feel anxious/sick, or just that they don't feel motivated to draw. I guess in general "I have art block" just means "Art isn't fun for me right now".

  • Jenny Gulstad
    Jenny Gulstad 10 months ago

    Sorry but it is a true issue.. when i crashed into THE wall in art school i did not create anything for 3years and all knowlage and teqnice i learned dispeared from My head.. took therapy and ppl supporting me to return to it.. now i work with it daily and memory is returning and even improving during THE work. But i think ppl use it wrongly same with THE Word depression. Shit happens due of stress, diet, sickness and ppl around me..

  • charles-does-shit
    charles-does-shit 10 months ago +2

    *brings sketchbook to grandpa's funeral*
    Finally! Seeing grandpa mikeys open casket finally cured my art block!

  • Shakti Sharee
    Shakti Sharee 10 months ago

    I found your channel yesterday and I'm totally addicted (stayed up till 1AM watching you)! Your personality is just so down to earth and chill asf, your humor is peak and the art is just 👌👌