I bet you are here because you struggle to think of new ideas!? Or maybe you procrastinate a lot? Need some Inspiration for your new project? I have to say that you are not the only one! So I want to share my top Inspiration Resources which helps me to boost my creativity. All those Top 5 Inspiration Resources are not sorted in any order from worst to the best or vice versa. They all are very good in different ways, and I use them all when I need some inspiration for my projects.
So my first Resource for Inspiration is YouTube. Maybe sounds strange but yes, It’s true. On YouTube, you can find a lot of inspiring videos of awesome people doing amazing things. I personally like time-lapse, 3d model breakdown videos, amazing AAA video game trailers. Good videos can boost your Inspiration a lot, and after watching them, you will feel that you need to do something creative, to make your own models, textures, levels or whatever you want. I Also, like to watch some AAA quality game footage like making of, or behind the scenes when people show how they make things. It’s up to you what you want to create. If you want to model cars, for example, search for speed car modeling, car modeling time-lapse videos and watch only high-quality work videos, where people make really amazing car models. You can even learn from those time-lapse videos. Some examples what kind of videos boost my creativity and Inspiration to make my own things:
- Hellblade – The Senua Trailer | PS4
- 3D Timelapse – McLaren P1 Speed Modeling Autodesk Maya
- Escape from Tarkov- Raw Alpha gameplay footage
- Escape from Tarkov. Developer’s diary #1 (English voiceover)
I have created private Inspiration playlist on my YouTube channel, so every time I find an Amazing video, I put it on my Inspiration playlist. So I recommend you to do the same.
The name says everything – CGSociety. The Art Society is here to inspire, inform, educate, and recruit. Here you can find best of the best artists who post their Amazing work. There are forums, CG workshops to enroll, and much more. You can even create your portfolio here. It’s definitely must visit a website for CG Artists!
Another website I like to visit when I need some Inspiration is Twitter. To find really good Inspiration resources first, you need to do research. Just search for hashtags like #unity3d # b3d #gamedev #indiedev #3d #lowpoly #screenshotsaturday, just search for whatever you are interested in. Look for other people who post Awesome stuff you like. Most artists post working in, progress images how they make stuff, so It’s a good opportunity, to learn too. Search and follow people who make things you want to make yourself. More talented artists you follow, more inspiring resources you get every day you open your Twitter account, which can inspire you to do something really awesome by yourself.
Every artist must visit website Artstation. Here you can find a huge gallery of top quality work from the best artist in any direction. Find and follow people who make things you like the most. You can post your own, work here, you can even use it as your portfolio by posting your best art. Also, you can learn from other artists, some of them post breakdown images, making off process for the models, textures, materials, renders, etc.
I think the best website for any resources not just for an artist, but for everyone is Pinterest. You can find any images on the internet in any niche you like. Then you can make your collection of those images to your Pinterest account. Here is my Pinterest Account if you are interested in stuff I have collected, you can follow me or just pin that stuff to your account. Pinterest is my number one Inspiration resource which I highly recommend for everyone!
And to make a good use of all those Inspiration Resources, I’ve created a folder on my PC called Inspiration. Inside that folder, I put downloaded images and videos from all those websites I talked about to different subfolders(Assets, Environment, Digital Art, Textures, etc.). So every time I want some creativity boost, I can go and look into the best work I like the most in few seconds. More images I collect, more ideas I have. Thank you for your time, and I hope that you found some useful resources for your Inspiration boost!
- You can follow me on Twitter to see what I’m working on. I try to post here something every day 🙂
- Follow me on my Instagram
- Also, check out my Facebook
- I also have a YouTube channel where I post videos of my work, Tutorials, and other stuff.
-YOUR LIFE IS YOUR MESSAGE TO THE WORLD. MAKE SURE IT’S INSPIRING!