I have been away for a long while and I want to start picking things up again. I know there are many threads like this, but I am finding it hard to settle down into getting things done. I find I start sketching for 5 mins at a time then stop. Not getting anywhere. Me and my girlfriend broke up a month ago from an 8 year run...it plays on my mind a little...maybe this is playing a part in my inability to get back into the swing of things. I find myself switching from pencil and paper to photoshop to alchemy with no feeling of initial direction. I really like characters, enviros, creatures and mechs. Where can I start? My last sketchbook on here didn't start out or last to well. But I would really like to start working up a portfolio. I really want to do this but feel I cant, it's hard to explain. Any suggestions?