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August 6th, 2003, 12:04 PM
I've been drawing recreationally for a short time now, but now I have expressed some of my better work onto paper and onto my website:
And now I seem to have run out of ideas, so I was wondering where people find their inspirations?
Any suggestions would be a help :)
August 6th, 2003, 06:28 PM
I would recommend getting out some old books, old photos, or anything that you think looks cool. Just a few days ago i got out the little instruction manual that comes with Metal Gear Solid for Playstation and it has some cool pics of the characters and i just started drawing them. Also another thing that has inspired me recently is this new book i got called Tolkein's World. It has some cool paintings done by various artists. Also, some of the work i've seen on here inspires me to do something of my own. I dont know if your a game guy but some of the instruction manuals to alot of games have some really cool pics in there. I dont know if this helps but O well
August 6th, 2003, 08:40 PM
Yea I am a game guy :) I'm taking your advice, I got the game manual for 'MechAssualt' on the xbox in front of me now, lookin at the Mechs in particular, and I a REALLY old book bout the BSA Bantum motorbike, which should help with detail on mechanics and such.
Thanx for the tip :)
August 7th, 2003, 04:58 AM
O yeah i forgot
Go rent or buy the Animatrix and watch it twice in a row. Man it is soooo awesome. Very inspiring. Have u seen it?
August 7th, 2003, 08:29 PM
Hey sorry man bout the delay, I bin workin on some guitar riffs.
Anywayz nah i ent sin it, i'll be sure to rent it now its bin recommended :), also I found some inspiration in some music videos by the band TooL.
Also game manuals like you recommended, I checked out the mechassualt manuals and it got me thinkin.
So I think my inspiration problem is over, thanx for the help :)
August 15th, 2003, 10:33 AM
Guitar riffs, eh? Nice! What song are you working on, and what's your rig like? I've got a basic Strat>pedals>tube amp setup until I get my sweet Memphis refretted. Lately I've been obsessed with Derek Trucks' rhythm parts on the new Allman Bros album. That guy is the king of subtle rhythm, and plays nicely off of the rhythm section and the co-guitarist Warren Haynes. But I digress...
I went to your site to see what kind of things you like to draw but couldn't find ay drawings, so I'll just post this link I check out when I'm stuck for ideas (which happens a lot unfortunately):
Seriously, just check out some of the stuff people sell there. I've looked at some really great illustrated fruit labels, postcards, cigar labels, etc. It gets the creative juices flowing for me, so give it a try. You'd be surprised how much looking at something totally different from what your drawing will help you think of things.
September 7th, 2003, 08:37 PM
I find it difficult to draw when im not inspired so when I need it I bombard myself with things that i know will fire my imagination. Old Sci fi movies and PC Gaming are two of my favorites. The best thing to do is to just let your imagination go nuts and then try and draw what you see in your head and then perfect it on the paper.
September 8th, 2003, 07:48 PM
once you become a master of art, music will be your answer.
thats the best thing for me and works damn well !
September 10th, 2003, 11:24 PM
well depends on the kinda stuff you like.. Me... i like anime/manga/video game/ the whole works. I get inspiration a lot from here too. Deviantart.com has a search engine too.. sometimes i find some art there that i like. I get inspiration from starcraft, naruto (manga), and things like rune soldier (anime) or hellsing... It really all depends my friend.
October 9th, 2003, 12:43 AM
I've learned that inspiration comes from everything around you so when you want to think up something cool and inventive for a new type of vehicle or cosume etc look at objects around you and implement there shapes or details into the drawing you are working on. I learned this little trick in fine arts of all places. :)
October 9th, 2003, 06:50 PM
comic book art, tons of artists websites, art books of my fav fantasy and video game and anime artists, kick ass music to pump me up, drawing things for friends and family and getting encouraged and happy people in return, things you can buy with money is always inspirational like when you work hard and buy something cool, basically any way you can enjoy other artistts art in any way shape and form from music to nature to sculpting i pursue them and my head swirls with ideas from the skilled bad asses in the field.
October 9th, 2003, 07:20 PM
October 30th, 2003, 01:16 AM
I watch Star Wars... :eek:
I also look at ebay art as well. It's funny how that really makes me want to get something going.
November 9th, 2003, 05:05 AM
I find the majority of my inspiration in other artists, obviously. (Particularly various comic artists.) But what drives the blood through my veins when I put pencil to pad is a good rock n' roll soundtrack. I listen to an awful lot of good classic rock, with some more contemporary stuff mixed in here and there. Good vibes from another good artist are what really helps to keep me going.
I also find my inspiration in video games, surprisingly. Not just in art design itself (which is bountiful) but also in the skill they often demand of the player. It was the half-life mod Team Fortress classic, a game which when I was in my prime, was an absolute master at, hat convinced me that I had the potential to be a good artist. This was because playing it regularly showed that I did indeed have the potential to think one step ahead of just about everyone else, with finesse and skill to match. (I had a lot of moments in that game akin to Neo in the Matrix...I've recently begun playing again, and found my artistic muse again, too.)
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