I've been trying to work out Photoshop lately. Experimenting with layers has shown me it has a great deal of potential, even for the mouse-bound "artist", like me. It's also shown me that I honestly have no idea how to draw faces, still, after all those years and forced public school lessons. Oh my!
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