Ever feeling stuck creatively? Nothing you draw inspires anymore. Pens and paints feel so heavy that you can't just seem to pick them up, or even find the desire to pick them up. Or is it just me? cool.

There are plenty of ways to get unstuck creatively. Playing with colors helps me to pull out of the muddy frustration of a creative block, and re-focus on the relationships between color temperature, and contrast. It's not uncommon to find my mind thinking about traveling, putting up a new home decor piece, or writing down new thoughts as a result. If you ever find yourself in similar places. Try playing these color combinations and see where your newfound creativity takes you.

Morocco sunset

Michigan Colors

Psychedelic Paraschute

Lemonade Stand

November Morning

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If you prefer the tactile texture, I have a similar color play class on Skillshare (the link below gives you a month for free)

Color Therapy: Stress Relief and Unwind with Watercolor

Color Therapy Stress Relief and Unwind with Watercolor by Esther Nariyoshi
Color Therapy Stress Relief and Unwind with Watercolor by Esther Nariyoshi

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On-demand Skillshare Classes

Esther offers 20+ classes on digital illustration with nearly 1 million watched minutes among 25,000+ students. Join the Skillshare community with this one-month-for-free link. If you like what you learned from this post, you will probably love following along with the Make Geometric Shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC Class on Skillshare.

Tutorials on Youtube

Moreover, Esther also shares her design process on Youtube. At the time of writing, two full seasons are available to help you get started in Adobe Illustrator.

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Esther is a licensed Illustrator and designer, a Top Teacher on Skillshare.com. She shares her creative process using some of the most industry-leading programs like Adobe Illustrator and Procreate on iPad. Click here for her regular portfolio.