If you only look at the art of other people, whether on blogs or Flickr or in museums, you miss other sources of inspiration. A great way to develop art that is your own, pull interesting bits from the patterns and colors in the world around you and use them in your creative designs.
glorious metalwork in Bruges, Belgium inspires wicked swirly ribbon doodles, an icon or personal symbol, an oxidized silver jewelry charm, a character in a cartoon
stained glass windows edge the Saint Bavo church in Haarlem, Netherlands, brings a funky color palette, abstract symbolism, patterns for quilting, doodles, the center of a mandala, an intertwined silver bracelet
the fall aster in our garden with leaves and flowers in the background, a palette of lavender, magenta, lime green and pale yellow
in the spectacular starburst ceiling of the Saint Bavo Church, Haarlem, The Netherlands, i see a mandala, an embroidery design, a sunflower art journal background, a handmade eraser stamp, a scrap paper collage
the urban graffiti art on a door in Amsterdam (clearly not in a legal zone), an art journal background, concept for an industrial font, a doorway sketch
Photographs can snag a composition in a store window, typography, a palette of colors in a garden, a juxtaposition of colors in a weathered sign, the colors of the sunset, little designs for doodles & embroidery.
Find more photograph prompts in the Collection series!