For many projects you will be expected to select your own topic and specific subject matter to use in creating your artwork.
What inspires an artist is different for each artist. What is amazing to some may be boring to create to others. Experiment and research different topics to find some topics that you enjoy working with. The more you are inspired by your topic to create the better your Artworks will be! GUARANTEED!
A great topic of your own choosing will help to keep you motivated and excited about creating Art! So put lots of thought and research into this starting point. As you go through different projects throughout the year you can always try something new but come back to this page and work up your idea.
The following is a summary of some of the most common genres for your Art work.
Architecture and manmade structures-
Interior and Exterior spaces-
Traditions, Celebrations and Events-
Natural Forms including animals and plants-
Personal possessions, Jewelry, clothing-
Topical religious and political issues-
Portraiture and the Human Form-
Every day objects- including still lifes
Inspired by literature, music, film, and media-
Seascapes, Landscapes, Cityscapes-
Inspired by other Artists-
Hobbies, interests, and activities-
Conceptual and Theoretical ideas
If you are not familiar with what some of these are take a moment to google image search and see some samples. I want you to write down at least 5 of these genres that you like the best, and if you can narrow the topic down to something specific go ahead and do that now. Write these down in your sketchbook. After narrowing down your selection from the list above and writing them in your sketchbook, work your way through the following link. Use your favorite of the ones you choose to work with this time. This tool I put together for you will help to ensure that you have a strong topic for creating your artwork.