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I need to get motivated in painting AGAIN! i have had these periods where I don't paint at all. I really want to paint but when I'm picking up the pencil I just feeling full of regret and doing something else instead.
What do you guys do in these situations or do you have some tips getting out from these periods.
When you want an army finished pretty fast. Do you just sit there and painting and painting? If it'll take like 4 weeks with only painting each day don't you get bored or something?
If you don't feel like painting and wish to do something else, then do that something else.
I can paint for days on end but sometimes we all need a break.
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I tend to cheat by using a lot of inks and drybrushing and paint while I am watching(listening) to a film or music.
The results aren't always perfect, but they are playable and I've got too much of a love of horde armies to individually hand craft my mutants for example.
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I find that unless im 100% focused on doing painting, i wont do any. I've got over 100 models, all are based black..but thats it.
Commit to playing a tournament, and entering the painting comp that goes with it. I have two at the end of April, and my army will be ready or else!
Great motivation, wanting to avoid being embarrassed by the undercoated troops...
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I have that exact same problem kills. You described my feelings about being unmotivated perfectly. For me, it really is because my hobby area is so far away from my computer. opposite end of the house and down the stairs, in a slightly cold shop. the hassle of getting down there if I just want to do a bit of work makes it not worth it. Oh and I also blame LO for being such a great forum. that definately keeps me from working on both wh40k and home work...
To solve my problem I am building a desk and shelves and moving all my modeling and painting and terrain work up to my room. beng able to paint lesurly while talking to my friends via insant messengers and looking at pictures for help right of the net will raise productivity exponentially. Just having it neer me like that wont give me a reason not too, and since its not like I dilike doing it, so I will want to.
For your problem, unless you can find a way to make painting more attractive by putting it closer to another activity or something, definately you should give your self an objective like a tourney or competition. And really, I find it to be like a activity you don't like doing: once you start you don't mind it so much.
Thats my thoughts anyways. Hope it helps.
Thanks, for the replies guys. Very helpfull.
I gotta agree with Grey- I pretty much always have music or a DVD playing while I paint. It's almost just for the company- I only rewatch things I've already seen (otherwise I 'd miss most of it) and it keeps me from getting totally fried from painting.
On the other hand I have to totally disagree with ShadowZora- anything that requires more than passive participation will be distracting and break your painting groove.
As far as motivation- mostly i find it at tournaments, painting comps and online. Seeing stuff that is cool makes me want to paint more for myself. Soemtimes I get paid, too- that helps.
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Well Petter, I say welcomme to the club.
My friends constantly nag at me saying "Why don't you paint your Eldar, it is really boring to paly with non-painted armies" and so on. I say that I spend 4 frickin hours per model so that kiils my motivation. I also am a true perfectionist so I can't rush a model and think "it's just a normal foot-slogger".
We all need to find stuff to lock forward to or help while you are painting. Music or TV helps some, or maybe that up-coming tourney with demand for painting? Try diffrent stuff and find something that might help you. Or smash the computer and the TV with a hammer.