Artist Tips

How I Never Run Out of Ideas

Another great quote from Pablo Picasso,
“Inspiration exists but it has to find you working.”
It seems like I never run out of ideas because; I’m always inspired by something. I have many blog posts about what inspires me! As I said in my blog post, My Artist Style, my mind never goes to sleep.
Inspiration and ideas are all around us, all you have to do is look! In most cases, I will get an idea when I’m not thinking about it. I am always looking for inspiration though. These are just a few places where I find inspiration……
Where my ideas start……
  • Catchy songs
  • Popular media
  • Catchphrases from TV shows or movies
  • Design trends/fashion trends
  • Daily hashtags – #national ______ day
  • Other Artists
  • Books
Often my abstract works will be inspired by the emotion and thoughts that were going through my head at the moment. These works are usually background patterns that don’t have a subject.

 

Keep your eyes open as well as your mind. Look for the basics. Shapes. Colors. Ideas.
Get an idea, write it down/ take a photo or sketch it out. Get the idea out of your head so you don’t forget it!
Now that you have an idea, put your spin on it. Unless your mind goes blank and Artist Block happens, then you will always have an idea.
Also, check out this list that I found to help artists.
This is what I do. Now you create your way.
– Abby (Purelifephotoss)

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