One thing that always inspires me when trying to be more productive and getting more work done is music, all kinds from the classic rock/pop I grew up listening to when I was young to looking up all the great artists of the past and the ones who are currently in the business today.
All kinds of music must've shaped my worldview in some way and not only that but hearing about the artist talk about their work as well. I remember Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin once said that the type of music he wanted to make was to have lots of light and shade and they did just that with heavy blues, acoustics and incredible sounds molded together.
Which is something I can relate to, I feel like a lot of my work to have lots of "light and shade".
I also like to read about how they produced their albums, to actually go through the process of writing , recording and mixing their songs and piece them together to form some sort of narrative on their albums, almost everyone from The Beatles, Brian Wilson, Jimi Hendrix to Marvin Gaye, Carole King, Micheal Jackson and Kanye West and many more talented artists have tried to make music to stand the test of time.
And hearing how they would go about recording takes for tracks, I feel is similar to how I just try to keep constantly sketching and drawing to hone my skills and create strong pieces.
The final step would be try to turn the strongest drawings into paintings and making real art.
Everyone so often if I do post quite of number of drawings I seem them all sort of connected somehow like an album with some narrative behind it, rather than just a random collection of tracks.
One thing is for sure, music is definitely influential in my process of creating more work.