#1
And by that I dont mean drugs or sex.

I meant, what creations of other people inspire you? Which paintings make you want to go and pick up a brush, or which songs make you pick up the guitar every time you hear them?

For me, one of the things I find most inspiring is the movie Ratatouille from Pixar. I dont know what it is, but i think it's the mixture of a simple, yet creative story, the great sound track, the incredible animation and the message behind the film that just inspires me to create.

So what things inspire you?
#3
hmmmm...
some paintings that inspire me are..first of all, the painting that inspires me to draw (though i've never been assed to draw) is this one by Edvid Munch.



i don't know..it's just the amount that he has managed to put how he was feeling into a drawing..pretty cool

Music that inspires me to play is mostly the music that ilisten to.
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#5
no offence and stuff, but that (the rattatouiie movie) is a weirddd inspiration. epic, but weird
for me the picture of sunflowers by van gogh is pretty inspirational. like, that dude was nuts, and he's now famous. i dont want to go be a painter, but it makes me kinda think what the average person can become.
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i find Salavador Dali to be incredibly inspiring.

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Also James Gleeson, Zdzislaw Beksinski and El Greco.
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#8
I'm very into the surrealist movement. De Chirico, Magritte, Dali,... It's the prog metal of painting.
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#10
Ratatouille is one of my favorite movies.

Neil Gaiman inspires me when I write. His writing sounds so natural, but there's a hidden layer of meaning in everything.

Also, a lot of scientists, such as Georges Lemaitre who proposed the theory of the Big Bang. He knew he was right even when others didn't believe him and he stuck to it his entire life. These people devote their entire life to one thing that might not even guarantee them success.
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#11
Most Prog. Rock, Science Fiction (and real Science), History, Parkour, people's stupidity and the inevitability of death.
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#12
When I write songs, I tend to surround myself with the imagery of said song. So if there happens to be a violent death, I'll print out pictures of famous black and white death scenes.. Like the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, or watch certain films and play my guitar while watching them. Or look at paintings by Bosch. Or I'll read mythology from certain cultures, particularly Mexican mythology. Comic books tend to inspire me a lot musically. So does Frida Kahlo, and various film makers.
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#13
The Performance of tocatta and Fugie is pretty inspiring.
The music itself is iconic also.
Paul Gilbert inspires me.
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When I write songs, I tend to surround myself with the imagery of said song. So if there happens to be a violent death, I'll print out pictures of famous black and white death scenes.. Like the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, or watch certain films and play my guitar while watching them.

I do this too, although it's more about the imagery and colours than the actual events taking place or stories behind the pictures.
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#16
There are some works by Tom Waits which really get the creative juices flowing. Elton John also, and old Robert Frost poems. Most prominent source of inspiration being Mending Wall.
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#17
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I do this too, although it's more about the imagery and colours than the actual events taking place or stories behind the pictures.

That's what I'm saying. I don't write songs about the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. But seeing the dead bodies usually helps me visualize. Like, I'll look at the picture, or turn the movie on mute and just start making up my own soundtrack in my head. Then I'll go over to my guitar and try to figure out how to play it.
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#19
I draw heavy influence creatively from anyone open-minded. When I meet someone completely un-judgemental, i get this feeling of..i dunno...comfort with my enviroment that i want to put into some sort of artistic form, whether it be lyrics, a simple phrase you can use everyday, a musical melody, or a new way to solve problems. Social comfort, no matter how cliched, is huge for the creative mind IMO.
#20
Hans Zimmer has always been a great influence on me wanting to write huge classical scores for soundtracks.
Any fiction based on a post-apocalyptic world makes me want to write my own...or make a movie or something. Just fascinates me..until it actually happens

And even though I don't listen to them a whole lot, any great Pantera riffs just make me pause half way through and go pick up my axe. The simplicity of what Dime created gives me hope
#21
More than anything, people dismissing me or doubting me inspires me.

It may be negative inspiration and cause frustration, but the results are amazing.
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More than anything, people dismissing me or doubting me inspires me.

It may be negative inspiration and cause frustration, but the results are amazing.

I know what you mean. My dad once told me to quit practicing in front of people because I sucked. And after a month, I played better than him and then told him to quit practicing in front of people when he was playing in the living room. Another time he told me I couldn't quit smoking, so I did.
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#24
Elton John

I hope to make at least one song in my life that is nearly as memorable as one of his
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#25
Bach's preludes and fugues from the Well Tempered Clavier. Endless possibilities come from there.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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