A bit of a shorter topic this week since with the holidays coming up many of you are away for either this long weekend or next. Of course, these end of the week updates are for all of us to discuss various art topics on Fridays. This week we’re looking at what inspires you.
Before I’ve mentioned my love of music and how I find it encouraging to have a good soundtrack to work to. How about you? Others I know of enjoy playing movies in the background. Either the films themselves or even just DVD commentary. Maybe that’s just a way to have some background noise perhaps.
Maybe you like planning out your stories. Really getting into the details and laying out charts and such to get inspired. It can even be a good way to see new angles on your characters, maybe even interactions you haven’t considered before.
Of course movies in general, books, media overall can be a good way to get inspired. No, that doesn’t mean taking ideas from other sources. More so it’s a way to look at your creations more objectively. Are there storylines you hadn’t considered? Themes or emotions you perhaps didn’t want to try out but were inspired by other media to do so?
What really gets you energetic about working on your web comic?