This weeks Illustration Friday theme is “Influence”. This is kind of a hard word to illustrate and can become very personal. I have found it difficult for my first Illustration Friday attempt to draw something that fitted the topic this week. I started with several sketches and ideas all over the place. I started to think about the things that have inspired me to become an artist. Then I started thinking about things that influence me to do the things I do. Than I researched the definition and tried to think about the things that influence people for bad and good.

I finally came up with what really helps influence me…Coffee, moleskins and my wild imagination as Cthulhu tries to take my coffee and bring about destruction of the world.