Friday, June 09, 2006

Get Inspired

Every now and then I go through a period when I just feel like the last thing I want to do is draw. Usually during these times, I find that if I try to force it I can't seem to produce anything worth the paper it's drawn on, and I just get more and more discouraged.
I've found that the best thing to do during these times is to get inspired. Look at art books, surf blog sites, look at things that are outside of your own little "box", and before you know it you will be itching to create.
I've recently added some new links to my page, that are not only inspirational in and of themselves, but also contain links upon links of inspirational artists and their work.
In this day and age, this stuff is so easily accessible, all we have to do is sit down at a computer and type in a name. The rest will just bring itself to you.

Oh, and I also added a few newer pieces that were part of my Senior BFA gallery last month.






13 comments:

Stefan Rieckenberg said...

I feel the same way too. Sometimes I just don't feel like drawing, and when I do it's crappy. I am posting now on this new fangled blog thingy so I'll have some art for all to see.

pavementmouse said...

You should talk to Karl and Nino I think they have some inspirational tapes. You should hit them up.

Sophorn said...

I've been in my own "little box" too much, so i've been watchin movies and cool/good anime! :) to get me movin. There is so much I want to do. Great advice Tim. Just got some anime comikers books in the mail this afternoon. So far they're really cool; lots of demos on photoshop and traditional manga tools too. Can't wait to experiment!--Sin

John-Paul Balmet said...

Tim,

Good advice. I also find that if I go somewhere outside the house and just watch and listen to people/nature/thecity I can't help but get inspired. Great stuff by the way (as always).

Peace!
JP

Chris said...

wow! you are an inspiration.

andy said...

Yup, it's definitely one of the biggest challenges for an artist - just keeping motivated and inspired! It's a real blessing having access to so much great art on the net and being able to get all sorts of art books from all over the place to pick us up when we're in a slump :)

Great designs and paintings, btw!

Paridhi said...

hi Tim,
ur work is really inspiring for me, and what fasinates me more is u r a story artist at PDI/DreamWorks, wow that must be a dream come true.
I guess all animators and illustrators dream of working in a big company.
All the best to u.

donnachada said...

Wonderful blog. Love your drawings.

Nate said...

Nice work, you are really breaking up the shapes nicely.

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