Inspirational Resources for Artists

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Inspirational resources for artists

The web is full of inspirational resources and places when you can connect with other creative people.
Today I will share with you some of the inspirational resources I have come across over time.

There are many times when we suffer creative block, struggling to figure out what to draw, design, or photograph next. No matter what our creative field, we all need regular inspiration to
keep us on the way we choseThe web is the perfect playground to explore and be inspired by an endless range of art, photography, graphic design, or illustrations. I prefer to get inspiration from books, movies, and emotions, as well as other artists like painters and musicians but if you want to just look for something to get inspired for any of your projects and you are having difficulties finding inspiration here are a few places you can look and maybe find it:

 

Behance Network


Behance is owned by Adobe. Proudly they call their website “the leading platform for creative professionals” and after you take a quick look at it, you understand why. Behance hosts some of the best artists on this planet. Surely, if you experience inspirational blocks, this site will help you. artists who want to show their work, this site is an amazing place to register.   

 

500px


An inspiring blog brought to you by the photo community, 500px. Expect tips, advice, and inspiring work from some of the world’s best photographers. 500px community is the most important aspect of 500px. First, it helps people connect and feel welcomed right from the start.  500px, a photo-sharing community that’s been transforming into an image-licensing business, has backed away from a framework that lets people freely share their photos with others.  

 

Tumblr

I doubt there is a person who has not heard of Tumblr. Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, desktop, email, or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything, from colors to your theme’s HTML. The majority of Tumblr is focused on posting inspirational photos and images that spark interest in the viewer.  

 

DeviantArt

DeviantArt is an American online art community featuring artwork, videography, and photography. It was launched on. This website was The Largest Online Art Gallery and Community.  Every digital artist has been there. I don’t personally use it very often lately but this site offers tons of great stuff and it handles some of the best artists on the web.  I have used it for a long time trying to find something interesting with great success.
The site has hundreds of million images that have been uploaded by its over 35 million registered members  

 

Bored Panda

Known for their viral content covering everything from cute baby animals to steampunk sculpture, often featuring artist submissions. Bored Panda also reported that it was viewed by 116 million unique visitors that month. Are you looking for inspiration? Go on Bored Panda and you will find something there.  

 

Pinterest

Everyone has heard about Pinterest. The social media for images. “When it comes to a great idea, you know it when you see it.” Pinterest won the Best New Startup of 2011 at the TechCrunch Crunchies Awards. At the 2012 Webby Awards, Pinterest won Best Social Media App and People’s Voice Award for best functioning visual design. 

 

Instagram

Of course. Instagram is an online mobile social network that serves to share photos and short videos. Based on the original idea, the photos are square like a Polaroid or Kodak camera. I do not believe someone if they say that it’s impossible to find inspiration on Instagram. Almost every artist uses it every day and it becomes more and more accessible to follow your favorite artists and to connect with them at any given time.  

 

Booooooom

Booooooom was launched in 2008 by Vancouver-based artist Jeff Hamada. It is Canada’s highest traffic art platform, and one of the largest on the Internet. Over the last decade Booooooom has established itself as an authoritative voice in the new contemporary arts scene, highlighting emerging talents, and launching the careers of many young artists internationally. This Canadian art blog is extremely playful, showcasing surreal and unusual work that exudes creativity and provokes thought. Always worth 
a brief checking out.

 

The Design Inspiration

This online resource for designers created by designers is another great tool to help you push through that designer’s block. You can find anything from logo designs and illustrations to websites, photography, and more. This tool also includes built-in statistics, which allows you to filter more popular items to the top. They also post articles that are all art inspired and are usually very interesting.

 

Colossal

Colossal Type of site Blog, Art, Culture Owner Christopher Jobson Website colossal.art Launched August 2010 Current status Active Colossal is a Webby Award-nominated art and visual culture blog. Founded by Chicago-based editor Christopher Jobson in August 2010, the site covers topics ranging from art, design, and photography, to visual aspects of science and general creativity.

 

Avantform

Sometimes you are looking through pictures and one of them catches your eye. You know you want to remember it and be able to look at it again in the future, but it’s not that easy.
AvantForm is a platform that empowers advanced digital creators with a simple, flexible way to license their work. They claim to be 
delivering the world’s best CGI. They have an exclusive, curated collection of images and animations from leading digital artists.

Surely, there are many more places to find inspiration from. Which one is your favorite? 

 

By Samuel Zlatarev

Samuel Zlatarev is a portrait, beauty, and fine art photographer. He started his photography career as a retoucher and soon started sharing his photography and retouching knowledge. Now he shares interesting stories, blog posts, tutorials, and documentation about portrait, beauty, fine art photography, and retouching with everyone who wants to learn and master their art skills.

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