Have you found your artistic inspirations help you to draw?
I'm kind of ambivalent on it.
a) I've noticed sometimes it can be self-defeating; especially if I find out we're close to the same age. I feel like "why should I keep trying to draw -- I'm just no good compered to 'these guys'".
b) I find too often if I *really* like them Imay try to somewhat copy or assimilate their style to work with mine... but this can be messy, since I'm *trying* another style, one that isn't necessarily my own.
It's always good to have these people though. Nothing like a good image to really kick the creativity inside of you too, right?
Anyways. I'm happy to announce that after XX years of trying to find *MY style*, I think I finally got it. It took for me to find "The Archives" -- a special box of ALL of the drawings I did in High School! I realized how original I was, how, while inspired by other artists, was mostly done without any references at all. Work that was almost ten years old was still able to impress me. How weird is that? I love how many of my sketches were done on school assignment sheets or whatever. I'm sure most modarn day would-be artists can agree how much of our talent comes from the little margins of 9.5x11 pages of paper. x)
All my love.
Tell me who inspires YOU guys!!