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« on: June 06, 2005, 11:34:59 pm »
What really inspires you? I want you to look really deep within yourself, beyond just "anthros look cool" and tell me what you really love about art. For me it's other people. I love to find out about different types of people, talk to them, hear about their passions, their lives, even people I don't like are interesting. I want to try to capture these people, the good ones and the bad ones. It makes me feel good to know I'm not alone. And it's not just limited to humans, animals, plants and even make believe creatures, we're all playing out the mini-drama that is life.
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2005, 11:38:08 pm »
Honestly, I don't know.

When it's time to draw, there's like a dozen of my characters in my head trying to get out and onto paper.

Maybe I'm just mad...

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2005, 01:27:02 pm »
It's really therapeutic for me. Not to mention that, like CarLOS, sometimes I have creatures in my head demanding to be drawn. And also, like Sskessa, I like portraying life.

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2005, 10:43:30 pm »
What inspires me to draw is when I am thinking about something new I haven't done before or an old idea I haven't done in a while.

Sometimes it is something that I have watched on the TV.

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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2005, 10:38:53 am »
Quote (kaisilverfire @ June 07 2005, 1:27 pm)
It's really therapeutic for me. Not to mention that, like CarLOS, sometimes I have creatures in my head demanding to be drawn. And also, like Sskessa, I like portraying life.

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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2005, 11:10:48 am »
Because I can't. There is no greater motivation for me to try something than someone telling me that I won't be able to, and in the case of art my own lousy pictures are enough motivation for me to keep trying.

As for furry art, I do that because I want people to eventually be able to see me as i see myself. (meow)
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2005, 01:08:40 pm »
ANTHROS LOOK COOL!

sorry had to do it. Really depends. usually my mood does. alot of times Angel inspires me when she does something new.
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2005, 08:25:33 pm »
My life has been rich with sci fi and fantasy media. Seriously my mom used to put on Star Wars when I was like three and that was my babysitter. I read the works of Tolkien before I was a decade old. And of course there was lots and lots of cartoons.

It's seems only natural that I was drawn to forge my own ideas out of the maelstrom of other peoples ideas that I have accumilated over the years. I guess you could say furry art is one of my comfort zones because it takes me back to childhood memories, but at the same time it allows me to reflect the adult inside an all the trials and pains that he must endure.


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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2005, 09:34:26 pm »
I think it's just the awesome feeling you get when you can have a picture in your head, visualise an image to represent a thought, and put it down on paper. I used to get so frustrated when I was a kid because I would imagine all these elaborately detailed images in my head but I couldn't get them to come out the way I wanted them to. Now I can though, and it makes me happy.

My sketchbooks are like a journal for me, when I look back on them I remember exactly what I was doing or feeling, or where I was at the time. It's cool because these are little details that only I would pick up on.
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2005, 02:02:47 am »
One thing that inspires me is an actual event that happened to me. I just take it and change the setting with a place I've thought to be a paradise and person(s) with anthros.

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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2005, 08:24:26 am »
Death metal lyrics and rock  '<img'> I know, weird. :P

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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2005, 10:05:17 pm »
I often look at some of my favorite artists TOO get inspired! Especially Cara Mitten's more morbid work, and Ursula Vernon's (OMG, I'm not sure that's her name... ':shock:' ).

Often, my best work turns out to be when I've sat down with a pen and just go. Those setions are always the best, because there is no previous image to see in your head and be dissponted with what came out on paper.

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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2005, 05:12:28 pm »
I keep a collection of other artist's work on my computer... so in case I ever find myself in an art block, I can look at them and possibly get some ideas/inspiration.
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2005, 01:23:27 pm »
i lurve to draw! i do it for several reasons...
1. takes up time at the end of an ICT lesson (or any other for that matter)
2. stops me annoying my folks
3. helps me chill out or vent my anger

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« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2005, 09:07:21 pm »
I find inspiration everywhere and from almost everything. My problem is actually making use of it xD

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« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2005, 12:16:01 am »
I have stories in my own head, or things I've shared with my love. We talk about the chubby critters that we share between us, characters that we adore. I try to capture moments from our stories and get them on paper... most of the time, it doesn't turn out quite right, but I keep trying anyways. It's a way to record my fantasies.
I also find inspiration sometimes in looking at other artists, seeing techniques that they're using. Sometimes a photo online will get me thinking, or something I see on TV, or even something from a real-life situation. I try holding those things in my brain and then transferring them to paper later. Also making a record of those inspirational moments.
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2005, 06:07:06 pm »
I draw when i am mad or sad, but i also draw when i see somthing and i am like O!!!M!!!!G!!!! I HAVE TO PUT THAT ON PAPER!!!!. that doesnt happen often but it does. and also like i'm sure other people have said before me sometime i just have somthing in my head that must make it out, even if its not purfect it must get out. and i like to draw things from my life to.

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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2005, 12:02:20 am »
hmmm things that inspire me... Good music movies and anime... Strong emotions or attachments to people... Because art breeds in my soul  ':shock:'  also characters in my head begging and pleading and screaming at me to draw them hehe '<img'>
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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2005, 04:40:37 pm »
On eof my favorite inspirations is music, but really, anything could set me off. I have previously been inspired to doodle from the following oddities:
* a stain on a bench (became a chubby angel)
* a piece of bubble gum that someone stepped on (didn't have paper at the time though, and have since lost the image  ':p' )
* a smear of chalk dust on a blackboard (became a floofy swishy birdy)
* studying for an archaeology final (became a Quetzal decked out in Mayan fineries)
* the name of one of the authors of my biology textbook (started as a wolf, turned into a horse with feathers in its mane)
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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2005, 06:48:04 pm »
I find inspiration in many things.
Sometimes like HockeyRaven I see a idea in a spot or pile of objects. In music mental images form.
Looking at other artists work.
Or just random doodles start a idea.

One fine idea I got from Wendell is to just look at words.
Their meanings can be the basis for endless drawings.
 

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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2005, 05:50:14 am »
I find I do it because I have to. I also don't find it therapeutic at all. I think maybe 1 time in 10 I am actually happy with a piece. But when I am, the good feeling is 10 fold. I think like all things that you become passionate about, you hate it as much as you love it, but at the same time, you just can't stop making it because it is the fabric of your being. It is natural to want to create. It's our way to give back.  Also, for me - art is a crucial component to furry life. I want to do work which can be respected from both sides (furry and non). I know furry artists get mocked/bashed a lot, and I really just want to push my work out there and say "HA! Furry art can kick a**!", and hopefully create more respect for furry culture. So I guess what drives me is the desire to make good work. Not work that that my friends will think is cool (that's easy!'<img'> but work that is genuinely good that everyone can appreciate.


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« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2005, 10:26:03 am »
I am inspired by just about everything.  To me, it is an endless sense of amazement that I can translate thoughts to images, and then create a form of those images that everyone can see.
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« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2005, 03:40:41 pm »
most of the stuff that inspires me is spontaneus
you will be surprised that most of the pictures I draw are when playing in Counter Strike Source ( when im dead.. )
or Rainbow Six Raven shield .
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