Finding Inspiration by Danie

Hi there! My name is Danie, and I'm an artist over at Pasadya. Cathy was so sweet to ask me to share a little bit about how I find inspiration for some of my art, and I'm excited to let you inside this head of mine for a bit. Thanks for having me, Cathy!

You may hear this from a lot of artists, but I'm inspired by pretty much everything around me. I know, that seems like the easy way to say it, but it's true. Sometimes a piece is based off of the way I feel, a certain song I hear, clothes I see, one particular photo, food...you name it.

Er...photos, you say? Well, sure. I think those could explain my inspiration better than I could myself.

Here is an example of one of the latest pieces of mine. Her name is Rosa, and she even has a story to go with her.


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-All other images taken or created by me

Although not all of my drawings are based off of photos, many of them are (which was the case for Rosa). Whenever I looked at the photo, I feel in love with so many of the girl's features, and I knew she would be amazing to illustrate. 

It's a strange thing to describe, but as I was working toward the finished product, all of these scenes crossed my mind from one time or another: placid, sparkling water (much like Rosa's eyes), soft, tangled sheets (seen in her hair), pretty imperfections (leaning toward that "unfinished, yet finished anyway" look), light elements of a pink blush blending into a neutral background (her cheeks), and sheer fabric (like her bangs). 

I add a lot of personal preferences into my drawings, but I generally stick to simple ideas and shapes. If I don't, I sometimes end up with an overworked nightmare that ends up in a crumpled ball inside of...yes, you guessed it...the metal trash can. But hey, that's a part of being an artist.  

Sometimes failed attempts teach you the most from your mistakes. 

I love hearing where others get their inspiration in comparison to me, such as in cooking, design, marketing, fashion, you name it. So that's a question for you to answer: what do you love to do, and where do you find inspiration?


{So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to Pasadya and make her lovely blog one of your go-to spots for inspiration! Isn't she lovely?} 


10 comments:

  1. Aw, Cathy! Thank you so much for having me. :)

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    1. I'm honored to have you!! Thanks so much for contributing. Wonderful & amazing content :)

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  2. Hi sweet lady! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm following you now ;) if you like, I'd love for you to follow back if you haven't already!
    take care!
    xo, Elle

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    1. Hi Elle! You're welcome - and thank you for commenting and the follow! You're so sweet! Absolutely girl! Have a fabulous week!

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  3. I just found your blog and I think it is amazing.I will come again for sure If you want we could follow each other? If you want just follow me and send me your link on lavieenrose.blog8@gmail.com and I will follow you immediately
    http://liliemarlen.blogspot.com/

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    1. Wow thanks Lucia, much appreciated! I'll be sure to check out yours! Hope to see you around soon :) Take it easy this week girl!

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  4. Cathy thank you for inviting the talented Danie to your place, I love your Cathy Trails and Danie's Pasadya and it´s always a great surprise to find a friend in another friend house...and about what do I love to do...I love design, and my inspiration...ah! almost everything, but mostly visual things, I'm a visual person!
    Big hugs!

    Inés
    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

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    1. Isn't she amazing??? I had to invite her and was so honored to hear her accept :) I totally agree with you. I am still so fascinated by the blogging world - - and how many amazing individuals I have met ( such as you!! ) I'm a visual and an ideas type of person. Love inspiration boards like this one :) Have a great day Inés!

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