Collecting Inspiration for Hobby Projects

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?

  1. Ever since I was a kid, I kept sketchbooks full of other people’s great work so that when it came to my own projects I knew what I was aiming towards. Thanks for sharing this- I think I’ve been a bit too arrogant in recent years to consider “borrowing” ideas from other people. There are some people who scoff at mood boards, saying it makes for derivative pieces, but it’s really just a great platform for your own ideas.

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