I mostly got inspired from Marvel/DC/Image Comics. Their dynamic drawings and linework, and various color sets impressed me. Also, I studied a lot fo color schemes from movies, like Stanley Kubrick movies, John Wick, Joker, Dark Knight...etc.
Sometimes, I got inspired by modern pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Liechtenstein. So I manage to convey their style in my artworks like this one.
Pokemon jump started my love for drawing, Beastars and Aggretsuko motivated me to focus on characteristics n’ personalities for characters, and many shows and movies shifted my view from cell shading to being a full tryhard on lighting n’ soft shading kek
X-Men and Sailor Moon. I probably draw too much X-Men and use lots of Sailor Moon poses, but it's the only thing that really inspires me to draw. Also, I know everyone on here's a lot better than me and I kinda suck. (cough) Also I SEEM TO REALLY LIKE BRIGHT COLORS! The phrase "tone it down" does not exist in my gallery. XD
A few non X-Men pieces:
Very, very proud of the Pokemon one. Inked, colored and shaded all by hand!
Some major inspirations for me when I started out were Digimon, Fruits Basket, and Tokyo Mew Mew... boy did *that* shift over time. I'd say currently that Danganronpa, many comic book artists, and Drawfee are my biggest art inspirations.
over the garden wall,, i'd say that inspired me more than anything. the cute, cartoony characters, coupled with the spookiness and detail of the monsters, surroundings, and general mood is something i incorporate in my own artwork and stories.
Russian sci-fi films like Coma etc some listed here www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfAhQf… Better than American ones and less agendafied. I like Russian cinematic and storytelling style. From TV BBC series help to build mood trough emotions and vibes - like Spooks, Broadchurch and Bodyguard.
When you create your own stories, you would feel even better when it has fans. Then you know they are not there because they are a fan of the show or movie, but your creation and you, the artist and creator.
It becomes a different kind of inspiration. You get inspiration from a little fame. People will like you almost as much as your art, because they never see you, but people that know you in person would think you are amazing. Then it is harder to see when they don't know you and say something good to sell you something, so you think everyone wants something when they say nice things. They might say, you are a genius, and you ask the "What do you want." If they are a fan, they will take it as an opportunity to ask for something. A con would do the same, but it would not always be for art.
So I've been on a Martin Scorsese binge the past month and it's kind of made me want to do something different in comparison to the art I usually do. Something to capture the cold, gritty, urban streets and low-key activity.
I have this in sta.sh but it's not part of my main collection.