god i had been dragging my ass on my cartoon work for ages because i was bored, then i realised i was bored because i thought what i was animating was boring, and so i started animating something more interesting and wowee wow turns out i actually will work way more in those circumstances!!! i’m a tool
I have been to this place you describe
i’m so pissed with myself that it took me so long to figure out what the problem was :|
It happens, don’t sweat it. The hardest thing about working yourself into a creative rut is that you very rarely realise you’ve got to that point until you’ve stewed for a little bit. Coming out of the other side is the important thing.