rezzealaux wrote:For me my biggest problems were motivation, where to start, and inadequacy.
This sums up most of the problem areas I think. Personally my motivation is fine until the inadequacy/insecurity kicks in and stops it dead.
You learn faster and better if your mind is focused onto what you're doing, and it's pretty hard to do that if at the back of your mind you're worrying about what ifs, or what happens when you reach a step you don't know how to do etc. Best way around that that I've found so far is to just focus on it step by step, not to look too far ahead to the next piece or whatever, just stick with what's in front of you.
Or to just have fun with it to be honest. Every time I've been really in the zone and painted so long I lost track of time it started out as just playing with some new brushes or scribbling down some dumb idea.