Insecure Writer's Support Group


It's really the first Wednesday in February already! That means it's time for another installment of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, created by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Visit him and the main IWSG Website to join us in the fun.

The optional question for this month is: Has a single photo or work of art ever inspired a story? What was it and did you finish it?

I haven't had a photo or work of art inspire a whole story, but I have used art as inspiration for characters, monsters, etc. Most prominent is the design of the iron giants in Fractured Princess, which I modeled after Umberto Boccioni's "Unique Forms of Continuity in Space."


My version isn't as scary as Boccioni's, but I meant for it to be. D'ah well.

What about you all?

9 comments:

Heather R. Holden said...

Ooh, fascinating. Such a cool inspiration for your iron giants' design!

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thank you! I'm sure if I applied myself, I could make it look a little more like it lol

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I can see it though!

Astrid said...

Lovely to know how your monster was inspired by a piece of art. I’d never heard of that artist though, so I can’t judge how scary his monster is.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Good! :D

Debra Renée Byrd said...

It's the statue above my sketch. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Such a striking sculpture!

Lee Lowery said...

Wow! Your giant is impressive. I love that the sculpture provides 3-d detail.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

I love it. Just imagine it about 12 feet high lol