While searching around the internet I came across the blog of an incredible artist by the name of Matt Rhodes, the link is below.
Inspiration can come from many sources and one of them is to look at the work of others like the work of Matt Rhodes, the current Lead Concept Artist on Dragon Age: Inquisition at Bioware. I find his concept art to be exquisite and complex plus his use of color in his completed pieces is truly a sight to behold using a variety of many palates.
What I find to be the most inspiring from his collection are his studies primarily his anatomical studies.
I have learned a great deal about professionalism from his example and only hope to strive and keep going to I can reach the levels that he has; it may take quite a few years, but I am not afraid of hard work. Keep practicing, take your time, and just relax let it come to you are the three things that I remember being taught while going through the art classes here at Lane yet, that’s not how it always goes. This kind of profession can be very stressful what with the deadlines and the black cloud called failure looming over your head, but you cannot allow this cloud to control the situation as long as you did your best that’s all that truly matters. Artists like Matt Rhodes I am sure get stressed out but remember, have fun with your art if it’s getting to the point where it’s getting to be stressful take a break and then come back to it do not allow it to worry you.
Good luck to all of you developing artists and remember art is about expression so sharpen those pencils, keep your chin up, and most of all have fun!