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I think I've hit a wall?

Sun, 03 Nov 2013 16:08:14

kp0988

Well, I guess I'll ask if this happens to other people. I've been posing and animating for about six moths now, and I've just sort of hit a wall in my motivations to keep going. I'd imagine everyone hits this point when your starting, and I was wondering what you might have done to help get over it? I mean I've taken a week or two off from it all, but now when I go to open SFM, I just close it right afterwards, and go off and do something else. So, I don't know... I just wanted to toss this out there, and see what anyone says, and maybe if someone else has hit the same point, maybe this will help you too? Thanks everyone. :)
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 17:51:58

HuggyBear

I hit a similar wall a while back, and yes, it happens to everyone, in every creative field. The problem is that creativity is fueled by inspiration, and you can't force inspiration. The only thing I can suggest is to take some time to recharge your batteries. If a week is not enough, then take two. If two weeks isn't enough, take a month. There's nothing quite as frustrating than trying to force creativity when suffering writer's/artist's block, and usually it's wholly unproductive to do so. It took me about three months to get back into the groove. In the meantime, try to occupy your time with other hobbies. Make sure you have a clear idea of what you want to make before you launch SFM again, otherwise you'll find yourself staring at a blank map, twiddling your thumbs again. Again, this happens to everyone at some point or another, all the time too. I've no doubt you'll find your inspiration again and be back posing in no time.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:42:50

BlueLight

Yeah, the same the has happened to me before. Launch SFM and then immediately realize I don't want to do anything. It can last anywhere from weeks to months, you just have to wait until inspiration comes back.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:00:05

kp0988

"HuggyBear" said ...
I hit a similar wall a while back, and yes, it happens to everyone, in every creative field. The problem is that creativity is fueled by inspiration, and you can't force inspiration. The only thing I can suggest is to take some time to recharge your batteries. If a week is not enough, then take two. If two weeks isn't enough, take a month. There's nothing quite as frustrating than trying to force creativity when suffering writer's/artist's block, and usually it's wholly unproductive to do so. It took me about three months to get back into the groove. In the meantime, try to occupy your time with other hobbies. Make sure you have a clear idea of what you want to make before you launch SFM again, otherwise you'll find yourself staring at a blank map, twiddling your thumbs again. Again, this happens to everyone at some point or another, all the time too. I've no doubt you'll find your inspiration again and be back posing in no time.
Thanks. Guess I was just panicked over something that normally happens. It's all still all new for me, I guess. :P
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:31:18

KaylaN

"kp0988" said ...
I mean I've taken a week or two off from it all, but now when I go to open SFM, I just close it right afterwards, and go off and do something else.
This happens way too often :(
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:20:10

Rastifan

If you don't hit the wall now and then, you are sucking inspiration from the very fabric of space it's self and are probably an alien.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:08:22

kp0988

"BlueLight" said ...
Yeah, the same the has happened to me before. Launch SFM and then immediately realize I don't want to do anything. It can last anywhere from weeks to months, you just have to wait until inspiration comes back.
"KaylaN" said ...
This happens way too often :(
"Rastifan" said ...
If you don't hit the wall now and then, you are sucking inspiration from the very fabric of space it's self and are probably an alien.
Thanks everyone. :D Guess I did just need a break from it all, and I feel way better knowing that everyone has the same problem sometimes.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 01:07:09

dinobob

:o WOW :o As a proud member of the AACWR for over 15 years I must say I HAVE NEVER EVER seen such blatant disregard for the rights and rituals of Walls everywhere! Have you people no civility? What makes you think any of you have the RIGHT to just go around hitting walls? RACISTS, ALL OF YOU. Walls have always been respectable members of their communities and have been silent guardians of peace, justice and the american way ever since the humble brick was invented by Plato during the battle of Little Big Horn. They fight, die, suffer and bleed for mankind and how do we repay them? BY HITTING THEM? Nay, I say to you O' sequential partisans of these here "DigitalEro" Forums. We should all get together and thank these walls for their hard service, give them a coat of paint...some nice new paper-It's the small good deeds that make the most difference in the world. For everything else, there's Mastercard.