Where and How to Find Inspiration for Your Next Art Project

Art can be cumbersome at times, because inspiration might leave you and not come back for a week, sometimes even a month. At these times, people start doubting whether they are really artists and all of their works seem distant, like created by another person.

You do change and your previous works might seem distant, but that does not change the fact that you are an artist. Here are some tips on how and where to get the inspiration you need when you get stuck.

Look Inside

The best place to start looking is inside yourself. That feeling of getting stuck, how do you see it? Can you visualize it and give it a shape, a form? Is it a person, an object or something more abstract? Is it colorful or monochromatic? Ask yourself these questions and pretty soon, you will have made something. If it is not the masterpiece you wanted, it is definitely something you felt, turned into art.

Once you deal with that feeling of being stuck, new things may come about so keep your eye pointed inwards for an unlimited source of inspiration.

Look at Other Artwork

If you cannot find anything inside yourself or do not wish to bother looking, the other best place to find inspiration is the internet. There are plenty of sites which have art on display like Doodle Addicts, Tumblr, DeviantArt, and many more. You can look up various categories and styles, preferably finding something you are interested in. You can also search for something completely different to what you like, as it might inspire you to create something of your own.

Have a Collection of Inspirational Art Handy

Always have some art near you, if you ever run out of ideas. Your favorite artists and their art should be on your mobile phone or computer. Just looking at the art you love can ignite your spark, however dim it might be.

If you do not find the previous works of art inspirational, then it is time to look for something new, as other things will inspire you as you change.

Go For Something Completely Different

You probably have a preferred art style and approach, but that might be the reason you are stagnating. Trying out something new can give you both a mechanical challenge and certainly a creative one. Starting slow and building up can give you the confidence you need to start creating anew. This can also help with your previous projects as something fresh can reset your mental state and prod you into creative thinking.

These are some tips you can use to get out of a creative slump and start making new art.

 

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