• 10 websites to find creative inspiration

    If you are in a creative field you know well enough that sometimes you just have those off days when you feel like you have no inspiration, no creativity, no motivation to be creative. Nothing comes to mind when trying to design or illustrate or just come up with creative ideas. This doesn't happen much to me when I am being a graphic designer because the ideas come from the clients mostly, but when I am being an artist sometimes I want to pull my hairs out because I feel like I have no inspiration. This had never happened to me so much as it has the past few months because I recently created an art instagram account and sometimes I go days or weeks without posting anything because I am in a creative block. Therefore, I decided to create a list of how I get inspired when this happens to me, this list is mostly for my personal reference but I hope it helps somebody out there.  


    1) http://www.pinterest.com/
    Pinterest is a great source of inspiration and it is often the first website I visit when needing inspiration. You can go to the Art, Design, Illustration sections or even any of the other sections will spark some creativity in you.


    2) http://www.instructables.com/
    Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations.

    3) http://craftgawker.com/
    A photo gallery of handmade crafts and art. Look to inspire your next arts and crafts project.

    4) http://designspiration.net/
    Designspiration is a way to discover and share your design, architecture, photography and fashion inspiration.

    5) http://piccsy.com/
    Beautiful, inspirational and creative images from Piccsy. Thousands of Piccs from all our streams, for you to browse, enjoy and share with a friend.

    6) http://www.siteinspire.com/
    Even though this is mostly for web design inspiration, you can get so much inspiration on colors, typography, layout, design, etc. Siteinspire is a CSS gallery and showcase of the best web design inspiration, featuring over 2500 websites searchable by type, subject, and style.

    7) http://www.deviantart.com/
    An online community showcasing various forms of user-made artwork.

    8) http://www.ted.com/
    The power of ideas change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. This website contains a global set of conferences that offer free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.

    9) http://www.smashingmagazine.com/
    An online magazine for professional Web designers and developers, with a focus on useful techniques, tutorials, and how-tos on design and development. Smashing magazine offers free fonts, icons, and templates for downloads as well.

    10) http://www.colourlovers.com/
    COLOURlovers is a creative community where people from around the world create and share colors, palettes, and patterns and discuss latest trends. Color can always spark some creativity so browse some palettes and get some inspiration.

     If you have any websites that I missed or any ways that you get inspired, please leave a comment and share it with me.

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