The actual work here
is all my own, but I get inspiration from lots of places.
Sometimes I'm reading a magazine or visiting a website
or watching a film and I see something and think, "I
bet you could do that if you......."
Other times I'm logged
in to one of the graphics forums I visit and somebody
asks how to do something, or (and I perversely find
this even more inspiring) someone says, "There's
no way you can do this in PSP!" Never tell me something
can't be done. I'm absolutely driven by a challenge.
And a third category
is weird stuff I came up with in one of my "doodling
around phases." I like to turn effects and whole
applications on their heads sometimes to see what unexpected
results pop up.
And the last category
are things inspired by the people who have taught me
their techniques. These are the things I've learned
in professional classes, read in a book, seen on the
web or in a magazine. I learned their way and then
I added my own personal spin. The list of folks whose
work falls into this category reads like a Who's Who
in the graphic design community. To all of them I owe
an enormous debt.