The video above reminded me of something I used to do religiously when starting a new project: keep a mood board, or folder of inspiration for the project – images mostly, but also articles and anything else I found which was relevant.
I still have a stack of articles ripped from old White Dwarf issues which I refer to whenever I’m starting any Space Marine project. They’ve served me well over the last couple of years. Of course, there’s always the internet and the many, many, many books put out by Games Workshop and other miniatures companies.
It’s a very useful practice, and one I’m going to get back into the habit of.
By way of an example, here’s some of the material I’ve collected so far for my next project:
Do you gather up inspiration sources for your projects? What’s your favourite source?