Vanessa (ichigoneko33) wrote in artists_beware,

I'm not sure if this has been asked already, please forgive me if so.

I've been wondering lately, what would be an acceptable wait time when taking a break from art? It happens once in a while that I just can't seem to draw, I guess it's just an art block, and I either need to take a break from art fully, or take a break from commissions and draw for myself. I always feel guilty about it though, so I wanted to know what you guys think is a good time for a break and when it's too much.

I don't take on more art when I feel like that, so don't worry. I'm more wondering how long is a good break when you already have commissions in your gueue. I usually only need to take a couple days off, but sometimes it does turn into weeks, t'ill I feel too guilty and just push myself to do the art.

I personally work down a list. So if the commissioner is not first in line, there is already a bit of a wait time as I work on the first.

Edit: Thank you everyone for your advice :3

I'm starting to think that I'm maybe taking on so much work (but still not TOO much where I take forever) that I end up burned out, which also leaves me with not too many breaks. I can personally juggle a queue of 10, and still get each piece done in a day, a few days to weeks. But I think maybe it might be a good idea to bring this down to something more like 5 and try making a schedule for myself.
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