90 minutes to kill spriter’s block and improve your mad skills

Ever find yourself lazily browsing through crappy review shows and vlogs on blip.tv while a blank white canvas stares you in the face from your periphery, only to glance at the clock a moment later and find that two hours have passed and you’ve got exactly nothing accomplished? Ever do this like, eight times in a row, and waste an entire day? Yeah, we all have. Whether you’re a writer, a painter, a sculptor, an architect, or if you’re reading this, probably a game developer, if you’re working in a creative field you’re bound to suffer times where your brain pipes are clogged worse than Sephiroth’s shower drain. It’s frustrating, demoralizing, and tortures that waning motivation, creating a vicious death spiral of doom. But never fear! The one good thing about spriter’s block is that it’s never permanent, and when you knock yourself out of it you’re likely to be more productive than ever. Continue reading