As an artist in the making, to me, it's always important to find a source of inspiration, may it be in the form of beautiful imagery, astounding musical pieces... even a fresh breeze of wind blowing by night, looking at that one lonely star shining in the midnight sky, reading an absorbing book... maybe just laying down in the grass while looking at the twilight sky... anything... anything that makes you feel burningly passionate about life... the right stimulus at the right moment, mixed with your own feelings at some given point can make a beautiful difference.
Lately, a large part of my inspiration has come from religious imagery, thinking of heavily ornamented beings, intricate jewelry, pieces of classical music, everything golden and depicting a sense of holiness, and the work of the great masters of painting.
Almost as much as I enjoy creating, I highly enjoy assembling the right inspirational atmosphere for myself, according to the aesthetical results I want to achieve with a certain painting idea: Herr Mozart's music is mandatory whenever I feel like painting elegantly embellished beings covered in intricate pieces of jewelry and light... Inspiration comes effortlessly to me while listening to classical music, I can't help but getting a feeling of magnificence and opulence... I trully enjoy listening to classical! ; u ;
Now, for this particular painting (barely just a concept sketch by now), my inspiration came from the elegance and sensuality of japanese geishas, rococó, french architecture and art nouveau; I must say, I have highly enjoyed designing my own pieces of jewelry, even if most of the times I have no clue on what I'm doing..! ~ n ~
Still, up to this point, I must admit I'm pretty content with my design... but I still have to design a decent kanzashi to finish the headpieces. WISH ME LUCK. *Click for bigger image if you please!*
Take care and until next post! Have a lovely day c: