To that end, I have been taking time to sketch whenever I get ideas - which is a lot lately.
I have run across some cool stuff, and one idea always leads to another. For instance, looking at mechanical sketches of a prototype helicopter gave me an idea for an architectural 'bubble' element to add to another scene I have been working on; of course, dinosaurs are always good reference for sketching dragons; Art Deco is fascinating to explore in terms of just plain cool design, which can apply to just about anything; combining Art Deco with pictures of Egyptian jewelry gives me ideas for vehicle/mechanical/spacecraft sketches;
And honestly, who could resist a suit of armour made out of bicycle tires? (see the photos here.)
I saw pix of a suit of armour
made out of recycled tires.
Scene thumbnails and
Jewelry, mechanical and