I decided to join the cool kids and give this Pinterest thing a try. I must say its a lot more fun than I expected. I don’t know if I’ll stay with it long-term but for now I’m having a blast scouring the web for artistic goodies to pin to my boards. Although it’s a bit of a time suck it’s really put some fresh wind in my creative sails. Hard to put a value on that.
Heck, I might even start making a habit of scouring Pinterest for a few minutes each morning to help get the gears turning before I start my daily warm-up sketches.
So far I’ve collected artwork from some insanely talented artists into categories such as “Character Design Inspiration”, “Toy Design Inspiration”, and “Illustration Inspiration”. Whenever possible I’m grabbing the images from the original source so as not to trample on anyone’s copyrights. I’ve also started a portfolio board of my own work, and I have a board collecting trailers from some of my favorite movies.
Check it out on my Pinterest page.
(EDIT: Sadly I’ve had to delete my Inspiration boards on Pinterest. More info here.)