One of the rules I forget far too frequently is that intake equals output in art.
You can’t live in a vacuum, and as I once again start taking in media, music and reading through art books na blogs my mind picks up the ongoing slack and starts coming to life.
Input equals output.
The more varied the input the better the output.
At least the better in your mind. Then you’ve just got to make it live on paper, but that’s another story.