Where do you get inspiration? What artists do you admire? Who do you follow on tumblr? What comics do you read?
That's right, its time to show of how thoughtful and interesting you are. More than that, its an exercise in reflecting on what makes you pursue this difficult and occasionally emotionally draining thing that we love to do. When was the last time you sat down and thought about your favorite artists? When was the last time you shared a piece with someone and actually tried to put in words why you liked it? By sharing inspiration, we not only spread the the enjoyment of different types of art, but we solidify and validate our own tastes.
Some Assignments you can do for this enrichment
-Post about artists you love. Link to their blogs, talk about why you like them.
You can help a friend out by linking to their blog, you can post about great masters, you can post about galleries in you area, whatever. I shouldn't have to tell you guys, but credit whatever you post to the appropriate artist and preferably provide a link to their work.
Dont be afraid to @ someone on the forum and ask them about their influences! Ask for names of artists in genres you'd like to know more about but haven't explored.
-ANSWER THIS QUESTIONNAIRE
1) What USED to influence you? What was the artist you loved at 13 that you never look at anymore?
2) What Artist/genre do you love that absolutely does not
manifest in your work? Is it on purpose, or would you like to see more of it in there?
3) How do you collect and catalog the artists you like? Do you have a big reference folder? Do you buy books?
4) What is the biggest non-visual influence on your work, and has this changed over time?
5) What type of art is totally perplexing to you, just inexplicably unappealing?
AS A REMINDER:
While this thread is waiving some of the site whoring I tend to look out for, I need you to remember these things
1: Link to your own shit in here
2: Post kickstarter links.
3: While I assume all tumblrs are somewhat NSFW, Dont link to any artists who's blogs are primarily porn. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
Do any of that, and I will nuke you into orbit. Otherwise, this is a sanctioned thread where "Only post your own work" is ignored.