I sketch and everything looks stupid. Does this happen to you?
Or, maybe worse, sometimes my characters speak to me about what they're doing. They tell me fantastical things they're doing and I struggle to have the ability to depict those adventures.
I had this 'conversation' the other day:
ME: Com'on Angie, let me know what you're doing.
ANGIE: I have.
ME: Yeah, but I don't know how to draw that.
ANGIE: You can, it just might take longer than you want it to, but you can.
ME: (sighs) can what you're doing be something that I can draw, please?
ANGIE: .... .Where's the fun in that?
ME: (looks again at the blank piece of paper on my drawing table).
My characters challenge me to tell their story.
And sometimes your muse tells you what you need to do and the only way to do it is to go through it.
Has this happened to you? And what do you do then?
Well, I think, if you want your characters to stick around, you get to work. That's what you do.