Maybe it's because I'm in the middle of Ender's Game, or maybe it's because my mind has been trying to figure out how to properly digital paint, but I've been starting to think of digital painting as a game.
I think what really hit me was when some random guy said he setups his photoshop shortcuts like how he gamed. How he gamed, sat with me. I should handle this like a game.
Well, I did just that. I setup some nifty shortcuts and let loose. And IT DID HELP. I had these little hotkeys assisting me and I was free to just draw and worry about nothing else. Feels like a small barrier has been jumped. Level 1 complete.