if you told me a few years ago that I’d have 1000 followers on a thing I’d laugh in your face. Well, I’d probably wait until you left to laugh, but still.

tea-dragon: what's your BIGGEST inspiration? or what do you do/look at/listen to to get ideas for your art? UvU

I don’t know if I really have a biggest inspiration. Everything I make is everything I like that’s been all chewed up by my brain and barfed back up on wood. Here are some of my influences in no particular order:

  • Hellboy (comics and movies)
  • Lisa Frank
  • Mastodon, The Sword, Gojira, High on Fire
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
  • Animism
  • Folklore and mythology
  • The Elder Scrolls
  • Miyazaki movies
  • A.J. Fosik
  • John Dyer Baizley
  • Guy Coheleach
  • Scientific Illustration
  • Animal anatomy and skulls (duh)
  • Life cycles and symbiotic relationships
  • my academic background in Art History and Anthropology
  • misunderstood monsters, creatures, and animals
  • any cool stuff I see