02 Dec My Favorite Webs For Daily Art Inspiration
Picasso said that “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working” and I couldn’t agree more. There are many ways to let inspiration find you. For example, when starting out a creative project I’m sure most of us check out our favorite artist’s social media profiles.
But today I’m bringing you an alternative way to get inspired on a daily basis. Whether you need a reference for an upcoming project or not, visit art blogs and websites. These sites will provide you with a richer visual background that’ll make your personal style flourish. You’ll find out about art and illustration trends, discover new artists and movements and know what’s going on in the community.
Some of the websites are very famous, others not so much. Hope you’ll find this list of 12 websites for daily art inspiration helpful!
1. Doodlers Anonymous
“Doodlers Anonymous is a modern art blog featuring a vast archive of creative inspiration, hand-drawn interviews by contemporary artists, doodle challenges and prompts, giveaways, and a catalog of art-based goods.”
Visit Doodlers Anonymous, or check out one of their articles I selected for you: “Making Use of Color To Present a Sketchbook in an Interesting Way.”
2. Art & Design Inspiration
“Art & Design Inspiration’s goal is to promote the the relevance of visual art, art history and art as a creative form of therapy.”
Go to Art & Design Inspiration, or you can download some Free Coloring Pages from Archives Around The World they compiled in one of their articles.
3. Artists Network
“Artists Network is a community to empower artists with the ideas and inspirations that help ignite their visions. We put those possibilities in your hands through compelling print publications, online media, video education and real-time experiences.”
4. Cass Art
“Cass Art is on a mission to fill every town with artists. Cass Art is committed to encouraging everyone to realise their creative talents by providing the world’s top quality materials at the guaranteed best prices.”
Check out Cass Art, they have a huge stationery shop but also a blog with many different articles. In some of them they teach you how to use certain art supplies, like How To Experiment With Mixed Media and Pebeo.
5. Book By Its Cover
“Book By Its Cover is a site devoted to showcasing creative publications. While digital media is flourishing, this site hopes to bring attention to the beauty of the printed page.”
6. It’s Nice That
“It’s Nice That believes passionately that creative inspiration is for everyone. By championing the most exciting and engaging work online, in print and through our events programme, we want to open up this world to the widest possible audience.”
Visit It’s Nice That, or discover the work of a great illustrator in their article Marie Mohanna finds expression through drawing landscapes.
7. Creative Boom
“Creative Boom focuses on art, crafts, graphic design, illustration, and photography. We showcase emerging and established talent, share recommended resources such as the latest tools and books, interview the brightest and best creatives, delve into people’s inspiring workspaces and offer invaluable tips and insight to help you at every stage of your creative career.”
Go to Creative Boom, or get a taste of what they offer reading about Sophie Melissa’s rich textured illustrations with limited colours and simple shapes.
9. Oh So Beautiful Paper
“Oh So Beautiful Paper is a leading lifestyle and design blog that makes beautiful design accessible to everyone. We believe that stationery is an extension of your personal style, and has a role to play in a beautiful lifestyle. Our goal is to help you find paper products that represent you and your personality.”
10. Macho Dominante
“Macho Dominante is a blog about design and creativity to support every designer out there with resources, events, portfolios, inspiration and everything related to visual creation.”
“Designspiration is a hub for creativity and a tool for collecting and sharing ideas. It’s all about collecting things you enjoy and being able to dig through endless records of design from all around the world.”
Find out more at Designspiration! It’s similar to Pinterest: you type some keywords and you’ll have and endless grid of related images. They’re generally very high quality, and the site has a very interesting feature: search by color.