I've always loved to draw and make things. I have lived in the Welsh countryside all my life, so I suppose a lot of the scenery and myths subconsciously inspire what I do. However, my favorite artist that has inspired me since the year dot is Patrick Woodroffe (his fantasy art is amazing!) I also like to just sit down sometimes and start scribbling; sometimes what comes out is pretty good, but a lot of it is just doodles.As well as drawing the usual dragons and such, I like to make up my own beasties as well. At the moment I'm working on a sort of a personal project called Skysfar (derived from the Norweigian, I think, for 'sky realm'). It's basically a world of islands floating in the sky, inhabited by all manner of strange creatures. You'll probably see some Skysfar drawings on Elfwood at some point. =)
Drawing, making things, reading, playing RPGs, roleplaying (D&D), LARP, costume making.
Farscape, Doctor Who, Star Treck, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Mirrormask, Pan's Labyrinth, V for Vendetta, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare before Christmas, Vidoq.
Weaveworld by Clive Barker, Orcs by Stan Nicols, A Stitch in Time by Andrew Robinson.
Everything from Vivaldi to Rob Zombie.