Could I get the ace of spades?
Fool was one of the first big inspirations to me and I'm sure to many others so he definitely gets a place in here.
Deryk is great, he's taught me a lot about art in general and has helped me improve much faster than when I was just doing shit with little thought.
Frost has great demoscene stuff but his other traditional art is great too
Mandrill was always really encouraging as I was growing and his pieces always stand out
Jeremy has amazing portraits and as someone who also likes making portraits his stuff is a big inspiration
Jinn for his incredible caricature style and incredible use of colors
Jokov was also really encouraging during my growth and his portraits are also just top notch
Hmmm... Probably the desire to adapt my art into a digital form back when I was 13ish . I think I was also browsing newgrounds a lot at that time with a desire to post stuff on there but I didn't have flash or photoshop so pixelart seemed more accessible.