I cant belive I forgot to post this up. But I made myself a Influence map sometime back based on the standard made by fox-orian.
Ok, lets start.
1. "Wolfy" :iconWinter-silverwolf"
During my years online Ive meet several artists, and Ive always appreciated all the advice and designs they have shown me. But Wolfy stands out for me as one of the firsts art teachers I ever had. I still remember to this day how she and I laughed at how some animals I made looked soul less XD.
She also helped me setup SAI properly and handed over alot of tutorials and references. Way better then any art teacher Ive ever had in rl.
In short, Wolfy helped me get started on alot of things.
Always been a fan of Chalosan's work. Everything from the cel shading, characters design, humor, colouring. Has often inspired me aswell due to the sex appealing he adds to the characters when needed.
3. Sailor Moon.
Even if I draw NSFW stuff often, Ive always been inspired by strong female protagonists. One of several reasons why all my characters in wow are all female.
Sailor Moon was actually one of the first anime's I saw aswell, and was at the time one of the few running anime's on tv alongside maybe Pokemón and Robotech.
Always been a fan of his linework style, which causes the images to look epic even before they are coloured ^^
5. "Wow eh by Kelly Arons".
Kelly Arons cartoon style and development while she made the Wow eh comic was actually that got me into trying the art program SAI for the first time.
6. "Ninja Turtles"
The turtles personalites have always been inspiration for me when it comes to character designs and personality. Comes to fact actually that whenever someone draws Nakola for me and they ask for reference, I tend to often give Rapahel as one.
No seven for you! Next!
8. "Swat Kats".
Even though I havent shown to much of high tech characters yet, but hopefully will soon with some art of my hunters. The Swat Kats will always be inspiration for action and high tech.
9. "World of Warcraft"
So many characters and races to play around with in such a big world.
10. "Gaston by Franquin"
Ahh yes. Franquin's comics was what got me interested in drawing in the first place as a kid. I loved anything that was published by Franquin. Spirou, Marsupilami. But one that stood out was Gaston's misadventures. Gives me laughs to this day.
Not sure Ackanime does that much wow stuff anymore. But either way, I was often inspired by her art when I tried to practice artbrush style.
12. "Jolly Jack"
Similar deal as with Chalosan. I love his artstyle, his design of characters, and the humor added. Bought several of his comics throughout the years, and never been dissapointed ^^
One of the main inspirations for trying out characters with more forms. Been following alot of tutorials, and Alexandra's current shape is something that I grew interested in ever since I saw her Lytasima.
Ofc there are so many other artists friends of mine out there that has inspired me and aided me through out the years, but Im sure you guys know already who you are, and I always appreciate to work together with you guys.