I have been appreciating art in its many forms since I have taken photography as a hobby. Actually I have taken it seriously in the past few months since I had my cam. It is quite different now than when I first thought of it. It gives you the bolder and wider perspective when you see beauty and its many forms. I also see the work behind every little detail they put into it. It is hard but I guess you would really appreciate it more for what it's worth.
There is an artist named CAO YONG who is the official artist of the 2008 Olympics. I have taken deep appreciation of his work because of its outstanding attention to detail. He also takes pride in what we understand in the forms of art from China. Sometimes you do get into trouble with the communist government but I think he has weathered that a lot. In the illustrations he showed, he was treating each of these experiences a challenge. I saw some of his work here and I was definitely inspired to work more for my craft. I would not be as famous as he is but to think about it, I can do that too. The site also has some options to purchase images of his work so it would go to charitable institutions in the United States. I was inspired with Cao Yong, you should too!