"be inspired BLOG HOP"

i'm honored to be a part of an industry group called "CopyRights- Artists Rights". The group was created by Phyllis Dobbs, " to actively help educate and spread awareness of the copyright laws"

the group has organized a "Be Inspired Blog Hop" for today, March 3, 2001. The only criteria is to show the proper way to be inspired by other's creative work but not cross the line into infringement, either by way of lawful infringement or by ethics. As we continue to try to educate, one way to do so is to show by example. So... some of the industry's most creative "creatives" will blog about "inspiration vs. copying"

here are my thoughts...

one of biggest sources of inspiration for me are the works of author and illustrator Richard Scarry. i can't pick just one image - i love them ALL! I'm inspired by his use of color, detail, text & font. What he said and how he said it. i love how he changed his style (sometimes even within one book) sometimes his designs are soft and fuzzy, sometimes they are shaded in line work, and sometimes they are modern, graphics. i appreciate his evolution. I liked that he felt comfortable enough to play with his style, and yet it still always screamed "Richard Scarry"! there is no mistaking it!

even though i rarely paint "characters" or "figures" - i still feel that i draw much inspiration from his work. the whimsy, the sense of humor, the classic essence, the use, importance of and appreciation of everyday objects, the story book feel - that's what i try to capture in my own style.my use of colors, color combos, pattern, shading, line work ( i tend to "over-outline"!) and sense of detail i feel truly stem from my early love of Richard Scarry book.

here are a few examples of how i feel his works have inspired mine!



please note: all works shown are copyrighted by drooz studio.
all Richard Scarry images are copyrighted by Richard Scarry



this blog hop was organized by Brenda Pinnick - check out her post for an updated link list of creatives who participated!

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12 comments:

  1. What a great post and beautiful artwork!

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  2. I love your interpretations and how you were inspired. Nice words and post to illustrate how to use inspiration!

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  3. I love Richard Scary too...always a favorite. You do beautiful work!

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  4. Wonderful thoughts and such relevant inspiration! Proud to call you "art friend" :-)

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  5. Hello, Shelly! Your talent blows me away. I enjoyed reading your important message and I'm glad to have met you through the discussion group.

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  6. such fun shelly.
    your whimsies are adorable - are those your demdaco products?

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  7. I love richard scary's creativity too...but I must say I fancy your's more..your creativity blows me away...thanks for sharing & making us aware of copyrights...have a honey of a night ~ sweet dreams. .

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  8. Shelly.....OH yes i can see the inspiration, but yes yours are totally beautiful and unique to you!
    great post & work!

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  9. Hi Shelley, Thanks for showing us your creative process and wonderful work - it's very inspiring!

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  10. Shelly, love your designs- especially the ceramic whimsy pieces! I was a huge Richard Scarry fan as a kid (and as an adult too!) and had a number of his big books, and so did my kids... What a great inspiration. You completely made me smile!

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  11. this is a example of bein you own kind of excellent and creativity and originality... and NOT being a copycat!!! Well done...i hope many people learn this lesson!

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  12. Huge Richard Scary fan here, too! Shelly, I think you're my new hero! You inspire me!
    Thanks for sharing your perfectly written words and your side by side examples of inspired art. I love your work- keep up the good stuff!

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