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Offline Bryant1211

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your ideas?

on: January 29, 2019, 11:24:12 am
Hi

How do you get your ideas?

Post here how you get ideas.
Any brainstorming techniques?
What inspires you?
Any links to idea generators?

Thanks.
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Offline Kiana

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Re: your ideas?

Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 06:50:22 pm
Hi! This is a question almost every artist struggles with at some point in time, so here are some things that might help.

Any knowledge or experiences you have can be used to inspire ideas. I think some of the most interesting ideas come from one’s own observations and specific details you’ve noticed, or things you find interesting. For example, I personally enjoy learning about physics and plants/animals. I like to experiment with what might happen if you were to adjust the variables of physics, or taking interesting aspects of unusual creatures and incorporating them into designs. If you have any hobbies or like to read/watch videos about a specific topic, that’s a great place to start.

Two brainstorming techniques which might be useful are word association and clustering. For word association, you start with a base word (ex. magic) and come up with as many related words or adjectives you can think of (ex. witch, mana, whimsical). For clustering, you create a “network” of words or themes which are related, starting from a base word or theme. Circle each word and connect related ideas with lines. Both methods are useful in different ways for coming up with, or developing, ideas.

There are a lot of idea generators you can use if you have difficulty getting started. One generator intended to be used for art is ArtPrompts, and another, more generalized generator, is RandomGen. You can also use writing generators like Plot Generator. There are tons of them for pretty much any topic imaginable if you search on Google.  :)

One thing you haven’t mentioned which can be pretty fun is joining in on art challenges or game/art/writing jams, like Inktober, Ludum Dare, or National Novel Writing Month. Working on something at the same time as, or in conjunction with, lots of other artists is a great way to get inspired to make things, get feedback, and meet some other artists.
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Re: your ideas?

Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 07:33:03 pm
The best idea generator is your point of view about something trivial.

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Re: your ideas?

Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 08:53:47 pm
Removed the URL.  Congrats on being the most cleverly disguised spam post, Bryant1211

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Re: your ideas?

Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 11:33:16 pm
Ha, thanks, I figured they’d edit in a URL or try to hide one but decided to approve the post since it’s an interesting discussion topic.  :)
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Reply #5 on: January 30, 2019, 03:19:29 am
I am sincerely impressed and yet mildly offended :-\. Do you guys think these are bots or human spammers?

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Reply #6 on: January 30, 2019, 11:08:28 am
probably humans getting paid to post links around to improve SEO of websites.

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Re: your ideas?

Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 11:16:52 am
Maybe newly registered users should end up in a usergroup with restricted rights (specifically without the right to edit their posts) until they are approved/moved into the real usergroup later.

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Re: your ideas?

Reply #8 on: January 30, 2019, 02:53:39 pm
Maybe newly registered users should end up in a usergroup with restricted rights (specifically without the right to edit their posts) until they are approved/moved into the real usergroup later.
Without the ability to edit their posts, they'd just be more patient, and the mods wouldn't have the evidence to ban them. I've seen these spammers (bots or human, no idea anymore) make dozens of legitimate-looking posts that kept being deleted before they put links in. It's better to let them make one post and then quickly turn it into obvious spam they can get banned for than let them fill the forum with a lot of legitimate-looking useless threads.

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Reply #9 on: January 30, 2019, 05:40:09 pm