We all have our favorite movies, our favorite video games, and our favorite TV series. We all have different tastes, and we all have differing opinions on what makes a movie memorable. To make this thread more entertaining and a little more insightful, I will ask you this: What genre's (whether it be movies, games, books, etc) inspire your artwork or story writing the most and why do you think that is? Is there a particular example of a title or franchise that inspires you to create something every time you view it?
For me, my muse goes out to the sci-fi genre. I am not completely sure as to why, but the essence of the genre has always drawn me to it. I think the fact that when dealing with sci-fi, you can literally create your own universes and races of people and creatures. You can have as much artistic freedom as your heart desires, and the advanced technology and themes have always been intriguing to me. I love that most sci-fi has dark undertones. I tend to lean towards the futuristic type movies that stick to a future on earth, and go with more "plausible" themes. However, when I write or draw, I usually go with fantastical creatures and environments. Strange how that works, eh?
Every time I watch the movie "Sunshine," I never cease to be amazed and drawn in. The visuals, the feeling of being isolated, and the intense sense of being in a room with little to no air always gets to me. It didn't do very well in theaters, but then again, it wasn't a particularly happy movie. However, it is possibly my favorite, most engaging movie I've ever seen, and I am always inspired to draw something as soon as the movie ends.
So, what's your inspirational genre?
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=183298 My ongoing sketchbook
I just get inspired by movies in general. Good sci-fi is inspirational, but I'm starting to take less cues from the genre.
Musically, I find progressive rock to be really inspiring.
Anything with good, suspenseful storytelling usually inspires me. TV series 24 and Death Note both do this well. Design-wise, just about anything fantastical is cool.