Smashing Magazine has a wide range of inspiring articles and from time to time I come across one that I really think you’ll like. I can so relate to this and hope you find it inspiring and helpful in your creative endeavors.
For more on this, go to their site: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/11/28/art-inspiration-for-the-weekend/
“In a creative field like design, we face an undeniable truth: our wells of inspiration are bound to run dry from time to time. In those periods of imaginative downtime, we seek out sources that can help us return the creative flow to our working process, and get us ‘back in the game.’ But when we need a quick recharge, where do we turn? Many of us have our favorite ‘go-to’ places when we are victim to creative drought, though perhaps with a little help, our routinely chosen paths could change.”
By observing artworks of individual artists, you can learn new techniques, compare their work to your work and improve your designing skills.
Smashing Magazine has their selected artists for this article, but I chose to show you my selection. In my circle, I see so many inspiring pieces of art, many of them from friends. And then there are some old timeless classics. Here are just a few:
“Magic Forest” http://www.lightwithinstudios.com/
“Agave Movement” http://mhammonsart.com/home.html
“Dreams of Two” http://www.marias-art.com/
“Houses in Munich” http://www.wassilykandinsky.net/painting1896-1944.php
“Starry Night” http://www.vangoghgallery.com/
Tell me, who or what is your source of inspiration when you are in a rut?