5: Who / what inspires you?
I could write forever about where I get inspiration from (but I’ll try not to). Almost everything gives me inspiration! That dude in my class with the face? Character inspiration. This building’s got interesting architecture! Setting and background and story inspiration. Oh that’s a neat fact I learned today about ants! Story and character inspiration. That garbage man looks pretty happy driving around in his big truck. I wonder why? Story inspiration.
See what I mean? Just noticing things in my everyday life gives me ideas and inspire me to create.
I have this bad habit of staring pointedly at the ground whenever I’m out and walking about, whether it’s at school or the supermarket. I don’t like tripping or stumbling, so I stare at the ground to make SURE there isn’t anything to fall over. Recently I’ve started consciously forcing myself to look up and observe the world around me while I’m walking. I observe people, and buildings, and animals, cars, the weather, the movement of things. This alone has greatly increased my flow of ideas, believe it or not! People going about their business thinking no one is watching are some of the most interesting subjects you can find. Go people watching, man, it’s fun!
My friends are all really inspiring too! I’m constantly amazed by their growth and their creativity. I actually push myself to try and keep up with them, though wow it’s hard they’re all so good!!
Aaand I’ve also got a tag on my personal tumblr for the kinda stuff that I like / that inspires me.
My biggest inspirations as far as artists I look up to have gotta be Eiichiro Oda and Bruce Timm, though. Gosh. Their styles were the first I ever seriously tried to emulate, and honestly when I look at my own stuff I can still spot the influences pretty clearly. But uh, I suppose that’s just my own opinion, haha.
ALSO JUST GONNA THROW TIM SALE’S NAME ON HERE CUZ DANG IT he’s my favorite artist. I wish to become 1% of the artist Tim Sale is.