Good question. Well, as far as known artist chaps, I like Dali and Monet. I've never really studied art, though, so don't know any others. Lately, the webcomics Drowtales, Spiderborn, Arcana, and Blatah have been big influences as well. These are all, to my knowledge, in magna style. The lighting effects in Drowtales and Spiderborn fascinate me especially.
I also use my anatomy book as reference sometimes, along with the local critters.
For actual image ideas, I basically draw whatever bugs me to be drawn. I also tend to listen to two or three music-sources at once while working on coloring for inspiration.
So, what are yours, y'all? what