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    Where do you look for inspiration?

    What sources, artistic or no, do you find really help you come up with ideas?

    Personally, I usually like looking at pictures of space and of strange animals.


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    I get inspired when looking at work in progress art here on CA, and I also love freshcharacters.com. Really nice site with lots of different type of styles

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    Bank statements, bills and life expectancy statistics.
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    It usually randomly hits me. It can be the most mundane everyday things. I rarely find it if I'm specifically out for it.

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    I love observing animals, so I recently got inspiration from a pair of gerbils my boyfriend keeps. They're so springy and stretchy! I also love to look at other people's styles and methods of working so that I can try it out in my own work. Oh! And I get insipration from the weather, my tutors, my boyfriend...Anything! ^^;

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    I think if you're looking for inspiration, you're doing it wrong. Inspiration should find you, not the other way around. I've made a point the last few years to follow this rule.

    That said, inspiration often comes when you least expect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Kobrin View Post
    I think if you're looking for inspiration, you're doing it wrong. Inspiration should find you, not the other way around.
    Why? You decide to wait, you wait forever. Why wait when you can just... take?

    What do we need inspiration for anyways... to draw another naked chick, one more giant robot, and to be the 100th person to draw a magic city in the skies?

    Inspiration is probably fiction.

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    Either outside at the world or here. I might take a gander over at http://www.gorillaartfare.com or http://www.characterdesigns.com . Hell, even http://www.cgtalk.com has a couple really good artists

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    Another good source of inspiration is creepy toddler programs. They all seem to be made by hippies on LSD. I mean, have you SEEN "In the Night Garden"?! Trippy as hell...

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    Amateurs look for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work. (Chuck Close)

    Inspiration comes from doing. (Robert Genn)

    If you only paint on those days when you feel like it, you're effectively putting up a notice on your easel saying, "Out - back when I feel like it." (Marion Boddy-Evans)

    People who are not artists often feel that artists are inspired. But if you work at your art you don't have time to be inspired. (John Cage)

    Inspiration is a byproduct of discipline... simply getting up everyday and planning, plotting, sketching, setting up or actually applying paint to a painting. (Beverly Claridge)

    Stop. Breathe. Allow yourself the luxury of doing nothing for a moment, or an hour, or even a day. It is in emptiness that inspiration will appear. (Carole Katchen)

    The longing to produce great inspirations didn't produce anything but more longing. (Sophie Kerr)

    You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. (Jack London)
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    There are some really quotes in that lot Demo!

    Thanks a lot.

    Inspiration is I think planning and pushing your mind down a road it doesnt want to go, struggling like hell with the problem and thinking "THATS IT!! ITS ALL &%*#@!" I'm going for a coffee.

    And then in that serene moment when the caffiene soaks in to your system you think ahhhhh! and inspiration lands.

    You got to want it before you find it, and like everything else in your mind it isnt where you left it last time!!

    Thanks Lightship69

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae View Post
    I stuff dryer lint into my beard and set fire to it.
    You should put this under your pictures in the Draw from the What Does Everyone Look Like thread. I'm now inspired, but you might have to wait a bit.

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    when i need some inspiration i usually read this story which i found from internet.
    Yes here read about Harland Sanders, who was born in Henryville, Indiana. His father died when he was six years old, and since his mother worked, he was required to cook for his family. He dropped out of school in seventh grade. During his teen years, Sanders worked many jobs, including steamboat driver, insurance salesman, railroad fireman, farmer, and enlisted in the Army as a private in 1918, although he spent his entire service in Cuba.

    At the age of 40, Sanders cooked chicken dishes and other meals for people who stopped at his service station in Corbin, Kentucky. Since he did not have a restaurant, he served customers in his living quarters in the service station.

    Eventually, his local popularity grew, and Sanders moved to a motel and restaurant that seated 142 people and worked as the chef. Over the next nine years, he perfected his method of cooking chicken. Furthermore, he made use of a pressure fryer that allowed the chicken to be cooked much faster than by pan-frying.

    He was given the honorary title "Kentucky Colonel" in 1935 by Governor Ruby Laffoon. Sanders chose to call himself "Colonel" and to dress in a stereotypical "Southern gentleman" style as a way of self-promotion.

    After the construction of Interstate 75 reduced his restaurant's customer traffic, Sanders took to franchising Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants. AT AGE 65, using $105.00 from his first Social Security check he funded his potential franchisees.

    He didn't even get started until 65 and the rest is history.

    "I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it."

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