My Leadership class wanted a creative multimedia presentation on the things that inspires me and I was super pumped to do this! I wanted to blog more and this matches exactly what I like to put in Inspiring Art, anyways.
So what inspires me?
There are many, many ways to answer that question, but that makes it all the better! Bianca is doing what inspires her on the main channel, so go check hers out! What Inspires Me - Bianca
Now let's begin!
More often than not I'm inspired by others artwork. They are showing their perspective on life, their characters, how they hear their music, etc. What's not to be inspired by that! It's something working inside of you that makes you connected to the artwork that you're viewing. It's kind of hard to explain, so let me try to use an analogy. We all like fuzzy soft things (this is a fact :P). So let's say that you found this really soft and fuzzy blanket that was in your favorite color in the store. It's the softest thing you ever touched and it fills you with some inexpiable, overwhelming emotion of happiness. When I see others artwork, I feel that inexplicable emotion, but it's not just limited to happiness. It the emotion and feelings that they put into it.
50% of the time when I draw, I was inspired by music. The escape into the different world allows you to see a fully developed universe with emotional characters that differ with the listener. Also, if I don't see that universe, I see a wonderful explosions and patterns of light, that match with the beats and the notes of the song. This gives me both the energy and the creative inspiration to draw a piece that is centered from the story and world that I had just heard or "seen".
Movies and Shows
It's kind of obvious to be inspired by something that has already been fully thought out. Though it gives me the opportunity to fan art that world and those characters, it also inspires me to develop worlds that are my own. This then gives me a "few" (too many) ideas for books.
Books are the written version of visual art. It gives you so many emotions, so many experiences and you get captured by it all. Also because most books don't have pictures, it allows the mind to conjure what the characters and the world looks like. Not only do these books transport me, they inspire me to create my own books. To create my own worlds. My own characters. Everything. It's a power and responsibility that is indescribable.
I've always been inspired by nature. I was always attached to it from... the very beginning actually. I've always loved it. It just seemed to be a part of me. So as I go about my life, I use my inspiration from nature and add it into my artwork. It doesn't appear all the time, but that's because I'm inspired by something else for that particular piece.
Photography has greatly inspired me too. Why did the photographer choose this specific angle? Why did they choose to edit this picture like this? So many other questions race through my head as I observe the picture. I'm looking at the world that the photographer wanted his audience to see. It's a very curious thing, but refreshing. As I ask myself those questions, I get inspired on new worlds or characters that I should create.
As you can see, I'm constantly inspired by everything. It's great, but it doesn't help when I'm trying to do something important and a burst of creativity screams at me saying, "Draw this!" or "Write this!" -_- It's a very interesting life to live but very rewarding though!
We are all inspired by something...
What inspires you?
That is utterly amazing. Just mind blowing!
She multi-tasked her acting career with her inventing! She managed to get patented, still act, help the world progress in life and technology, and she helped the world by creating Morse code. (That's what I got from the Google Doodle.)
That is really awesome.
Here's a background from the Google Doodle page:
Today on Google’s homepage we’re celebrating Hedy Lamarr, the Austrian-born actress Hollywood once dubbed “the most beautiful woman in the world.” Lamarr’s own story reads like a movie script: bored by the film industry and feeling typecast, Lamarr was more interested in helping the Allied war effort as World War II broke out than in the roles she was being offered. She had some background in military munitions (yes, really), and together with a composer friend, George Antheil, used the principles of how pianos worked (yep, pianos) to identify a way to prevent German submarines from jamming Ally radio signals. The patent for “frequency hopping” Lamarr co-authored laid the groundwork for widely-used technologies like Bluetooth, GPS and wifi that we rely upon daily.
Hedy Lamarr's 101st Birthday
Isn't that all crazy cool?!
I want to show you all this because:
1. I haven't posted here in a long time (last month...)
2. We all have the potential to do something great. And I love the fact that all of this was done by a woman! I thought some guy had done it (but I had never really thought to look it up; I was kind of waiting for my history book to teach it to me).
I was looking for this.... this really weird thing, but anyways, I found an amazing video from that weird search! :
Isn't this amazing?! I absolutely loved it! :)
He wonderfully captured every different type of music! This is a great way to show how people have developed and changed music styles over the years... all in one video! :D And one song! All those different versions of Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star are beautiful. I don't think I have a favorite, they're all so good! :)
Tell me in the comments which form of music you like best!
Sorry I haven't been posting a lot in here. I don't really know why though. I think I'm going to stop the Disney Weekly Affirmations. If there is an affirmation that inspires me, then I'll include it in that day's post.
Well, I've always thought that dancing was a beautiful form of art. This specific type of art is basically about the flow of movement (to me). It's like the body, mind and soul are combined into an effortless form of expression, therefore, making an art that people feel the joy and self-pride of the dancer. - Charisma (<---- Awesome right? I thought of that on the spot. :3) For some it's free-styling, some is choreographing and practicing, while for others it's studying for a long time and mastering all of their techniques.
I'm a free-styler, but I want to choreograph a dance with Bianca.
Do you all know the geisha? (I'm going to use the Wikipedia definition.) Geisha are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include preforming various Japanese arts such as classical music, dance, and games and conversation.
According to a video on Discovery Education, all girls who want to be geisha have to train for around 7 years. That is such a long time. And that is amazing dedication. Amazing.
Here's some music that I thought would be really great for dancing! :3
Dancing is one of the coolest ways to express art. It's a very beautiful, inspiring, nice, and takes a lot of creativity. I admire everyone who takes the time to dance. For fun or for inspiration or for whatever awesome purpose for why people dance.
Thank you all for dancing and continue to dance!
Tell me in the comments if you love to dance! And if you do, what's your favorite song to dance to?
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The ability to inspire and help other create is the ultimate goal that I strive for.