Everything we see, feel and hear can inspire us for amazing artworks. But most of us are busy day to day and so used sitting in front of the computer screens that have forgotten how to perceive all the beauty of surroundings and draw inspiration from it. We take it for granted and don’t always look for inspiration from such sources as nature, photography, music, architecture and other so called “common”, but by far not usual things. In this showcase you’ll find 16 effective places where you can get inspiration for your future artworks.
Inspiration. What does this word mean? All of us try to get the answer for this question, but I think this notion has no exact meaning. It is a kind of magic that people like to believe in and technology that can create or invent things we most need. It is not a resource we can exploit whenever we want, inspiration doesn’t belong to us. It always appears and goes away unexpectedly, but it is only we who can be inspired by this veer feeling, and it is only we who can spoil it. Inspiration is a fickle thing. It’s hard to get this sense while focusing on it, just because we need an idea.
Sometimes we are full of inspiration but more often we are looking for deep resources of this feeling. The main secrets of how to get it are simple, you should be attentive, curious and pay attention to everything around you, cause our surroundings is the most amazing tool to be inspired. You can get many awesome thoughts while walk through the city and look over the landscape, architecture, interior and nature. We can be inspired by the room, the people and sounds that might be in it, spirits and patterns of light, the past and the future, awakening in the present, nature, tides of water and the movement of air, animals and the ways they move, seeking greater freedom. We all know that inspiration is everywhere and we should just open our eyes to the world around and see. You can get it anytime from all over, just expand your mind and think beyond the limits.
When we are inspired, rather like when we are in love, we can feel both unintelligible to ourselves and most truly ourselves. We can create, generate and make really stunning, outstanding and awesome things. Finding true inspiration should mean more than browsing through the same places, materials and resources over and over. This sense is a very hard thing to find, but let’s make an appointment with our inspiration. So, where we can meet it?
Never don’t put on the black burner natural inspiration. When you’re lacking inspiration, try take a walk through a nearby field, park, forest or other natural space. Look around at the shape and texture of things, colors, palettes, patterns and anything else that catches your eye. There are millions of things to be inspired by around us. Birds, bugs, foliage, the sky, the sun, mountains, valleys, deserts, rivers, lakes, the list could go on forever. 2. Streets
You can get a huge doze of inspiration while you are walking through the city alone. Streets are filled with their own interesting history, which you can read on beautiful buildings. Often fresh ideas come up during easy or rhythmical behaviour. Mix your inner and outer world and express your feelings in beautiful artworks
Whether you take a day trip, go away for a weekend, or go on a weeks-long exotic vacation, a change of scenery can go a long way toward getting your creative juices flowing again. Traveling to new places is a perfect way to feel inspired again.
Music is a great source of inspiration, it can inspire you for the new dazzling artworks and energize during your current projects, it can breathe fresh feelings in your creations and entertain you during the working process. So think through what your project is really about, and then try to tailor your music to the feeling you want to create.
5. Illustrated Picture Books
Children’s picture books are a great source of inspiration, they illustrate excellent typography, colorful pictures, different fonts and wonderful graphics. Sometimes lives of characters intertwined with ours and we can get so many useful and funny lessons! Let’s be inspired by our old childish friends.
6. Movies and Television
Movies and television are the most obvious places to look for inspiration. Movies impress us with beautiful costumes and scenes and television advertisements also gladden us with creative elements. Pay attention to the visual aspects of the next movie or television show you watch and try to think of ways they could be applied to your design projects or further artworks
Inspiration comes from memory, or perhaps where what was mingles with what could be. It could be the memory of a stupidly joyful children’s game, first day at school or the rush of remembrance of happiness or love.
Another great source for inspiration for you are kids! Watching them when they play, draw, paint, model or craft something is sometimes are real eye opener. They are so unpredictable and ingenuous. It’s really great pleasure to observe them.
The world of craft is performed by talented artists and brainy people. Unique design of this art is an excellent source of inspiration. Craft designs are far removed from web design, there’s very little chance of being accused of copying someone else’s creation, and there’s plenty of room for your imagination and interpretation.
10. Packaging Design
If you’re feeling uninspired, try going out to your favorite restaurant or cooking your favorite meal. Think about different ingredients and how they complement or compete with each other in the finished dish. In the process of thinking you’ll find out many interesting ideas of how can be mixed different outstanding elements.
Looking at the sunset you can get a great doze of inspiration and fresh ides that will appear in your future projects. Beautiful bright colors always impress us with smooth and soft transitions that are really eye-catching and plunge us into a special sunset atmosphere
There are thousands of photo sites online, you can visit them when you need a doze of inspiration. Look at a composition, color and balance within an image to get ideas.
Almost every fashion creation is a masterpiece. Taking inspiration from both modern and historical fashion can be a great way to infuse something new and fresh in your outstanding artworks. Follow trends and be on the top of inspiration. 15. Architecture and Interior Design
We have a great number of architectural masterpieces not too far from where currently live or work. Look up at the buildings that surround you on a daily basis and take in their forms, elements, shapes, details, and other defining characteristics.
16. Board Games
There are hundreds of board games, they have bright design, fantastic color schemes and graphic elements. Very often the templates of board games can be a deep source of inspiration