This could go in quite a few forum categories, but I am putting it here because it relates more strongly to computer graphics in general than just computers. Beware, it’s kind of a weird thought/problem. Here goes:
I am not new to Blender, but you might have noticed that you don’t see a whole lot of work on this site or on my homepage. What work I do have on my homepage is fairly geometric in nature - it looks kind of cool, but that’s about it. This isn’t because I’m no good at modeling; I do very well when I have something to make, and it’s not because of a lack of ideas; I have tons of scenes floating around in my mind just dying to be made.
It’s something else. Whenever I sit down in front of a computer and get ready to use it, I go into a sort of programmer mode - all the emotion goes away and my brain prepares for the clinical task of depressing keys. Those scenes I mentioned earlier just disappear, and I can think of nothing. In this state, about the only thing I can do is follow a form - paint by numbers, if you will - or color inside the lines like a well trained seven-year-old. As a result, I got huge compliments for a texturing job I did on a robot Skates modeled. It was no big deal, though; all I had to do was follow a form by looking at photos of the real robot and duplicate the look. Just another filled in page in the coloring book.
Does anyone have any thoughts/comments about this?