Tolvo wrote:Hart, what inspires you?
Hmmm, thats actually quite a hard question for me to answer.
A big part of what inspires me is learning about concepts new to me. I am a person that actively enjoys learning new things, so long as I find some interest in them, and generally speaking as I learn more about any one thing my interest in it will grow, as I can make more and more connections between this new subject matter and things which I already enjoy.
Another source of inspiration is people--living or dead doesn't really matter--who have excelled in these fields; so I suppose to an extent my search for someone who made an impact on the subject whom I can relate to, or respect is a large part of what keeps me building on my knowledge of said subject.
As with most people, another big source of inspiration for me are personal experiences which have left an emotional impact.
The biggest one in my life at the moment would be the death of one of my very close childhood friends (which happened a while ago now, a few years give or take). Being my first ever real-life experience with a death that touched close to home, it made me change the way I viewed certain things.
I don't mean I went out and made drastic changes to my lifestyle, but from then on I would have that memory in the back of my head. So when I am given the chance I will attempt to liken things to their appearance and personality; in role playing games I often find myself building a character to look like they did, or role playing in a way that 'fits' their personality as I remember it. In a less direct way in paintings and writing I often find I imbue my work with some of their more abstract qualities. An even less direct example would be how I might work in a certain color palette, limited to the persons favorite color. I know that only people close to me would know why I had done so, but even small things like this make me feel more IDK, complete about the work, even if its only in my own view.
Hopefully that gives you a glimpse of some of what inspires me. I'm sure there is alot more I could think of given the time to roll it around my head so feel free to ask about specific areas of inspiration. I just wrote what came to my head right now seeing how open a question it was.
Good question too, made me think quite a bit.