One of the ideas I love is “Creative Constraints.” The idea that by putting some constraints on yourself, you can actually spark more creativity. This project by Sebastien Del Grosso is a great example where he created amazing graphics using Star Wars action figures. This is a great example of using something which people have around and turning it into great graphics.
How Sebastian Made Great Graphics Using Star Wars Action Figures
In one example he took a droid figure, positioned it in an action pose, shot it against a white background to create a silhouette, then rearranged it to represent other droids. Afterwards, he complied the images into one image and then added some stylised effects in the background to set the scene.
A Storm Trooper Example
In other examples, he used the action figure as a base layer and then enhanced how they looked. Check out some more examples below.
Could you use these ideas?
Maybe you could try making a graphic starting with a real life object but placing it in an artificial place.