Not sure if this is the right section of the forum to put this in.
How do you get your ideas ? … Most of the practice I’ve been doing is copying from movies or anything similar, however when it comes to being original how do you go about creating something new. Also for me I really struggle due to mental health issues so I’m very lacking in creativity without having some method involved.
Well their is nothing wrong with getting your ideas from existing media. And their is nothing wrong with doing fan-art either, a lot of artists start out that way.
Music is definitely a great way to get inspired, because their is no picture, your mind can go crazy with different visuals that are unique to you because everyone experiences that song differently.
But I think you should really try and narrow down on the things you like and want to create. Clarity on what you want to do is key. Do you like sci-fi? Make sci-fi themed stuff. Do you like comedy? Make funny stories. Point is, focus on the things you like.
Creativity is a skill, and you will get better at coming up with ideas as you practice it. But if you keep at it, you will get better.
I am curious what you mean by having some method. Do you mean a process, a workflow. This has been a struggle for me too. I think it happens when you watch videos sometimes to see how someone did something and think that you can do it too. It has to be something that you want to do or admire I think. Also I think a great deal of people find very unique inspiration because they keep looking. Again though I think the traditional way is to learn by watching, and take your riff on it.
I am a newbie, though you may find my way useful too. So, I love watching nature, just some branches, colours from the sky or somewhat of that kind. And then I start imagining shapes. A tree all of a sudden turns into an elven stronghold with the wings, moss on the stone looks like another planet or a space ship, often ideas come from the dreams…
Also we are all standing on the giants’ shoulders, so there’s nothing wrong if you get inspired by Pixar or Botticelli. Nobody has invented somewhat completely new, everyone’s been observing.
But if you find out all of a sudden that nothing inspires you, here comes medicine, which is my major field. You may have gotten tired, ill, depressed etc. There’s nothing bad about that. In fact, such a minor thing as avitaminosis may lead to severe consequences. What I would advice: discuss that with your GP (or whichever that practitioner is called in your country), check the general blood biochemistry - your GP may advice you which tests to pass and show those to your doc, enjoy only positive things, like comedies, Scooby Doo or Sponge Bob - whatever you love, forget about Romeo and Juliet, you are facing your own dark time, it would be way too expensive for you to care about someone else’s tragedies, especially imagined ones. Don’t forget to take your prescriptions. Surround yourself with nature and colourful things. And finally don’t force yourself, you need some rest, actually they say the best ideas come in the dreams, i.e. when you rest.
P.S.: don’t take neither painkillers nor anything not-prescribed, that may cause brain damage. Strictly follow your doc’s advice.
im not a pro and im still starting with cgi but im sure that one way to start is to look at other artists work and get inspired. i also try to model my surrounding objects… all other comments in this thread are very useful too. i read most of them and got confident about what i do or try to do
There is no word such as ’ amature '. There is however another word ‘amateur’. It means a person who engages in some pursuit such as sport, dramatics, singing etc. merely for pleasure or satisfaction and not for monetary gain as a profession