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What Inspires My Art?

This post might not be the most exciting one I write, but it’s an important one that talks about what most artists think about without sometimes realizing it. What inspires my art?

Recently, about a month ago, I decided that I wanted to take this blog to the next step. I feel confident enough in my skill level to start selling my art and eventually some crafts! At least a few of the designs. But I noticed something when I started trying to decide what my “business” would focus on.

I get inspired by so much that’s around me that I realized that I have a hard time focusing on one subject. So this post is here to help me dissect what inspires me. Hopefully this can help inspire fellow creatives that are in the same boat as me.

Science/Mother Nature

A subject that really gets my creative thoughts flowing is science. I find it so much easier to draw out those big concepts so that it makes it easier to comprehend. Though most of my designs for this were not pretty because I would use this to study for my classes. So there is not a lot of my designs for this out there in the world. Thus why there is no picture for this one compared to the rest of my inspirations.

With that being said, I think it would be fun to create art that is inspired by scientific concepts to help inspire science lovers to learn more about the world around them.

Stress

year-of-the-roosterMy patterned designs are inspired by stress. Crazy, right? But for some reason thinking about how I want one of these designs to look helps calm my nerves and helps me refocus on what I need to get done. Thus why they were probably my favorite to create while in college.

They still help me out when I’m feeling stressed, trying to comprehend how to be an adult and create my own business. These are what I call my “problem-solving doodles.”

Of course now a days I also like to draw them because they have grown on me as one on my favorite styles. They are also so cute and can get so detailed that I have a lot of fun looking back on them.

Stories

(Also known as Videogames, Boardgames, Books and TV series)
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Lillian and Gideon from Pokemon Sun & Moon

As some may know, my journey of drawing got reignited  when I started drawing fan art for one of my favorite board games. Eventually it helped start this blog and some of my creations here. Sentinels of the Multiverse was one of the first board games I played that had a story underneath the gameplay, which really captivated me.

I have a weakness for a good story. Which is what makes me say with pride that I’m a geek, because I love getting wrapped up in a story so much that I want to draw the characters as a way to make the story last longer. Does that make sense?

 

 

At the end of the day, I am inspired by everything around me.

And that’s a bit of a problem because I’m having a hard time focusing on what I want to work on as a career. I feel like a “jack of all trades and master of none.” But I want to become a master, and one of the first steps is figuring out what my favorite “trade” is to master. Whew, this is going to be a long process, but I’ll get there.

For now I guess I can say that I’m a science and fiction artist. Someone who creates art on both sides of the coin of fantasy and reality.

Which only gives another meaning to my internet name, ArtsyRobot.