You’ve probably answered this hundreds of times but what do you think has influenced your art style the most over time? Are there any artists, art movements or even cartoons/comics/animes that particularly influenced you? Sorry if you’ve had this question a lot
I have answered this question before but I don’t mind at all! I feel like every time I answer it, I answer slightly differently so longtime followers will probably think I’m really wishy washy XD
A really big thing for me starting from when I was really young were mythology and folklore stories. They really resonated with me and that sort fantastical feel is why I really enjoy things like Shadow of the Colossus (my favourite game) and the Souls series (Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Bloodborne). I feel like all of those have influenced me pretty hard in terms of art and also how I like to tell stories.
Another huge formative thing for me was Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (my other favourite game) which probably influenced me the most in terms of style. I think other artists who inspired me greatly were Norihiro Yagi– Claymore in particular (tied with Berserk for favourite manga series) and Mamoru Hosoda (one of my favourite directors) who did a lot of the early Digimon movies, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and a bunch more amazing movies.
So I feel like what I like is always evolving as I take in new media and many different art styles from around the world have inspired me but a lot of my direct inspiration comes from Japan– probably because as a kid I gravitated towards more cute things like Pokemon and Kirby, Nintendo games in general, and also some of my first favourite movies were My Neighbour Totoro (Ghibli movies are also a pretty big inspiration for me still) and The Last Unicorn. My parents knew I really liked that kind of stuff so when I was really young, often my mom would rent me anime movies based on appearance that were probably for a more mature age group but she didn’t know and I still enjoyed them XD
Sorry for the long ramble answer. ; u ;