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What Inspires Artists? Where Do You Get Your Inspiration for Art?

Inspiration is an interesting thing for artists. Personally, I get most of my ideas for new painting series randomly, almost out of the blue. . . and I have to write them down immediately because I’m likely to forget if I don’t.

But anything can spark an idea—a movie, a book, an interesting turn of a phrase. . . sometimes a single color inspires me.

So what’s your inspiration? If you haven’t voted yet, feel free, or just click near the bottom to see other artists’ answers.

Where do you find the most inspiration for your art? Feel free to add an answer if you'd like.
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