As an artist of a few different medias I’m constantly on the look out for inspiration. I personally can find Inspiration in almost anything around me. some of those things can be a picture or someone’s hat or even someone’s mannerisms towards something. A benefit of being an only child is being able to be entertained by anything also making it easier when I look for inspiration. Being inspired definitely helps both my writing and my artistic process so over the years I’ve found specific places and things that I can go to when really stumped.
Sometimes I can also get inspired by a life or world event. These senarios can turn into a large unexpected plot twist if I’m writing or completely change the style or feel of a drawing or painting. occasionally it can even be a hindrance, but there are always ways to work around things like this and get back on track. Thankfully a lot of my characters were inspired by real people in my life where I just modify their name and physical traits so they aren’t exposed or given away.
Whether it’s a gift or a curse I love being able to pull inspiration out of anything. It can even just be something I notice while people watching at a coffee shop or the library. My favourite place when I need inspiration for a characters style is a local bead and jewellery shop that sells locally made jewellery. Due to the artists all having different styles I can usually find a few pieces to put together a characters look for the story. As an artist of any medium I hope you all have ways of finding Inspiration or a muse to get your projects done. There’s nothing worse than being stumped and having to put something on hold especially if there’s a deadline.
Until next time,