And now for a random smattering of Barry Windsor-Smith art, one of my inspirations:

The colors of these Conan images grounded my conception of the outer astral realms:

Weapon X, which I picked up on a whim as a little kid, unaware that it was an “important” comic:

Since I know I’m not the best artist, I sometimes like to organize piles of “what I wish I could make my comics look like” art. It keeps me improving.