I've been wanting to do this for a while 8D It was fun!
Nature: I have dreamed since I was a wee gal about living in a forest filled with bubbling streams, beautiful trees and animals. (in my dream there are no spiders. I obviously could never live in the wild since I hate getting my hands dirty). I just love beautiful scenery. Animals: They are cute. All of them. Even the ugly ones. They are all so interesting. Also cats. Japan: Iíve always wanted to visit Japan (and not just because visiting the pokemon center is on my bucket list), I adore their culture, the weird parts and the traditional parts. Itís a beautiful country. Animation: I donít think I could ever be an animator, I lack that kind of discipline. But the cartoonish style has always appealed to me, and as an art form and media form it has produced some of the most amazing visuals and characters ever created. (anime has been lacklustre as of late but its still an influence). Concept art: I would actually love to get into concept art if I can, and looking at concept art from games and movies is really inspiring. The How to Train your dragon is especially good for examples of character design. The other one pictured there is from ĎSurfís Upí, I enjoyed the movie enough, but I came across some of itís concept art recently and its gorgeous, look it up. Scott Pilgrim: Brilliant comic, brilliant movie. I aspire to make something as cool as this one day. I also like the style itís drawn in; itís unique for its genre. Video Games: In story, characters, and visuals, it inspires and influences me. Yoshiís Island especially, perfection in platforming. Vaporotem : She got me into drawing seriously. (well, as serious as you can as an 11 year old) and I owe my style largely to her. Her wacky expressions and humour inspired me. Purple Kecleon : Her use of colour is perfect, and I love her organic painting style, and the fact that she can do it so quickly, so perfectly, is envious. Lois Van Baarle : Sheís been a huge influence on me lately, not just her beautiful artwork and pin ups, but the way she conducts herself and her business, and the success she has had. Movies: Ditto the video game section. (Say what you will about Avatar, from the standing point of an artist, it is incredible). Deviantart: All of you fine people inspire and influence me. 8) Tumblr: Not just good for giggles, but some amazing art and photography come out of this site. Pokemon: My first fandom. It has shaped my life. Everything is Pokemon. Sonic: My second fandom and what influenced me for many years (for better or worse, I really wish I had focused on drawing humans for a bit at least, damn hedgehog anatomy). Chris Sanders : He created Lilo and Stitch and How to Train your Dragon, two of my favourite movies, and I am a huuuuge fan of his character design work and general drawing style. Nintendo: There are a lot of games from them that influenced me (Zelda, Paper Mario, Yoshi, Star fox, etc). Portal: Amazing game. The writing is what influences me the most, humorous, dark, witty and epic all at once. Character design (what little of it there is) is inspiring as well, very intelligent. Loki: Who is not influenced by Tom Hiddlestonís face. No one. Thatís who.
I know right! The thing that distinguishes his style the most to me, and how I can recognise his influence in movies, is the way he draws his arms. They're all so pudgy and thick and adorable *_* I just love it.
I dont know..... I don't find Loki's face to be THAT inspiring just kidding XD i have no crush on him but the actors face is very intersting
but i will agree with you about that hedgehog anatomy i may not be a full blown artist yet (hopefully i will be someday) but hedgehogs and mobian anatomy in general has kinda taken over my art style and now i find human faces to be jerks cus of there difficulty
however it has done me some good i will admit that beck when i started drawing hedgehogs i drew their bodies based of human anatomy with a neck and all that this helped me get very good at human bodies but their heads and eyes eluded me till i began to try out manga
Mmm it does you no good in the long run certainly, the same can actually be said for manga in some ways, so beware of that. What I mean is that you only draw a certain type of person, and always with the same features, since manga tends to always have the same eyes and same noses and same face shapes.
These are great tutorials for learning facial anatomy and ways to make each person different: [link][link]
I will agree both it has hurt me in the long run like you said Plus I had no talent for the style of eyes or head, it just never turned out right And in this recent year I've been trying out a more disney style So far it's kinda failing but I think the tutorials u sent me will help a lot^^ But it has done me some good Before I drew manga I told myself I couldn't draw poeple Drawing manga proved me And I think for the poeple who have the talent for it they turn it into some of the most beautiful stories and drawings I've ever seen And i don't think I'll give it up I just won't concentrate my energies on it