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Painting related thoughts

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The Fear part two... (with apologies to Hunter S. Thompson)

Jeff Henson

Okay so I started painting my practice/test/repaint competition miniature last night...  While I managed to feel better about actually starting the work, the color scheme and pattern that I was thinking of in my head did not pan out.  Now I comes the frantic part where I try different things until I find one that I like then agonize of the next step.  If I do this will it screw my work up?  Can I retract or fix this step?  Can it be covered up?  About 80% of the time its a "whew that was close but it looks good" so I forge on to the next step.  As I get close to the loathing, the time between the steps gets longer and, if I am not careful, I will get overly timid.

What is the loathing you ask?  Its that part of the process where you become so sick of the miniature can no longer look at it.  All of the mistakes are gigantic even though you are the only one who can see them.  You no longer can appreciate the miniature at all and it will call you in the middle of the night just to get to you come in and loathe it.  There is really no point where I don't see something that does not need to be fixed and I just reach the point where I can no longer even bear to pick the miniature up.

Anyone else have this problem?