All animators experience a creative block at some point in their careers. Don’t be discouraged when you find your animation inspiration lacking. You can rely on research, planning, and activities to help you find inspiration for your work.
Here are some tips on how to look for animation inspiration:
1. Revisit past creative projects
One way to look for animation inspiration is to look back at your past animation projects. This could serve as a reminder of your creativity, imagination, and inventiveness.
2. Spend time in nature
If you have been stuck inside for several hours sitting hunched over your drawing tablet or monitor screen stop what you're doing and step outside. Immerse yourself in the unprocessed beauty of nature by truly taking in your surroundings.
3. Read animation books/blogs
Reading books and blogs about animation is not only a good way to brush up on your animation skills but also a fantastic practice when it comes to looking for animation inspiration.
4. Get inspiration from other animators
Another helpful tip is to look up to others and be motivated by other experienced animators. Watch interviews with famous animators or find time to have a conversation with other animators, online or in person.