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Silberio VIP Member

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#1 6 years ago

Howdy ya'll.

I know many of you guys around here are pretty much artists, wether (sp?) it's music, writing, graphics, etc.

How do you guys find inspiration for those things? Do you have any habits?

For my part, it usually just comes... Like a muse. I can just sit and play guitar, and suddenly humming some random notes and after a while I've written a song.

Another thing, is that whenever I write, it usually HAS to be on paper and with a very very damn sharp pencil; sometimes I also write from right to left instead.

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#2 6 years ago

It's whether. ;)

Methods of finding the right inspiration varies from what you're doing; for instance, graphics, music, art, and the likes. But the base of it – at least to me – remains the same. Personally, ways to find inspiration would be to venture to sites, and check out some videos or so.

Musical instrument? Go watch some nice custom-written songs made by various people (not necessarily famous people).

Singing? Well, the same really – in this case, an idol of yours would be suitable.

Art? Take a look at some renowned (or even better, ones that aren't), pieces that you happen to like (abstract, perspective, etc.), and try to find inspiration. There are really some good ones out there.

Graphics? Best way would be to watch tutorials, pay attention; not necessarily to the video as a whole, but to the effects being used. Try to apply them in your own, custom manner.

That's pretty much what I do.


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#3 6 years ago

A special situation I was in, a cool image, cool scene, all these inspire me when I draw. One thing that I also like is "gazing to the clouds". The amount of inspiration. Oh, songs too!




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#4 6 years ago

Theft.

A ripple in a pond, a particular curve of a woman's breast, the shape of a bird's wing. Things other people have drawn. An overheard conversation in a pub. A lesson learned and explicitly stated. The way someone walks. The sound of someone's voice. A line of mountains. The feeling of being in a fight. Moments of laughter. A bit of research run through a particular understanding of history or thought about human nature....

Habits? Well, I read a lot. I don't have an exact number, but looking at document summaries I've read well in excess of a million words this week. A quick google search for comparison says your average novel is ~80,000-120,000 words

I draw a fair bit - and a lot of my ideas are traceable back to things I've drawn - a particular shape I've drawn a few times that starts to turn up in my mental image of something.

And stuff comes in dreams from time to time - the mind churning through the day explanation would fit that fairly well.

So I guess I'd say my inspiration comes from the world.




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#5 6 years ago

Nemmerle;5567603Theft.

A ripple in a pond, a particular curve of a woman's breast, the shape of a bird's wing. Things other people have drawn. An overheard conversation in a pub. A lesson learned and explicitly stated. The way someone walks. The sound of someone's voice. A line of mountains. The feeling of being in a fight. Moments of laughter. A bit of research run through a particular understanding of history or thought about human nature....

Habits? Well, I read a lot. I don't have an exact number, but looking at document summaries I've read well in excess of a million words this week. A quick google search for comparison says your average novel is ~80,000-120,000 words

I draw a fair bit - and a lot of my ideas are traceable back to things I've drawn - a particular shape I've drawn a few times that starts to turn up in my mental image of something.

And stuff comes in dreams from time to time - the mind churning through the day explanation would fit that fairly well.

So I guess I'd say my inspiration comes from the world.

You read the equivalent of 1.5 novels per day? Did you train some fancy fast-reading technique? I ask because I have to read quite a bit myself and find it tedious because I am a rather slow reader.




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#6 6 years ago
Silberio;5567541How do you guys find inspiration for those things? Do you have any habits?

Let the Force flow through you. ;)




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#7 6 years ago

The most common thing I do is see a piece or work, whether it be art, a minecraft building or hear a peice of music (brass instrumental) and think to myself "I could make it better..." and proceed to do so.

The other one is just a random stroke of, if I may be so cocky, brilliance. Where something just comes to me randomly.




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#8 6 years ago
MrFancypants;5567637You read the equivalent of 1.5 novels per day? Did you train some fancy fast-reading technique? I ask because I have to read quite a bit myself and find it tedious because I am a rather slow reader.

[SIZE="3"]Nope. Reading's just something I've enjoyed for a long time. I do notice that I tend to read in blocks of four or five words at once and guess ahead of myself a lot.

Which can be amusing when you see something in passing - like the other day I saw the back of a newspaper as I went by and it said 'football captain executed as new recruits arrive.' Whereas when I read the same paper more carefully later on in the day it turned out to say 'excited'.[/SIZE]




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#9 6 years ago

I have zero songwriting ability whatsoever. Occasionally I can come up with some good lyrics, but I can never put them to music no matter how hard I try.




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#10 6 years ago

Inspiration... It comes randomly to me. Sometimes it comes from the music I listen to, sometimes it comes from a good film I've just watched, sometimes it comes from a game I've been playing, and sometimes it comes from simply taking a walk and drinking in the environment... The problem, though, is that it doesn't come often. I often finding myself forcing some sort of work out without any real inspiration. Sometimes the inspiration comes with the forcing, but it mostly causes the thing I'm working on to turn out like shit.


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