An artist that insipires me is Shane Wolf. He is a figure drawer that comes from Cincinnati, Ohio, but currently lives in Paris, France and studdied painting in Italy.
His paintings are amazing and look so real, like how the old masters painted, which I am in love with.
I am still trying to improve my paintings/drawings and seeing Shane's stuff makes me want to improve with my own stuff even more. Even though are our styles are completely different, I can only wish to be as good as him.
You can see more of his work on his website: http://www.shane-wolf.com/
oil on linen, 80 x 80 cm
oil on canvas, 223.6 x 100 cm
sanguine on Annigoni, 70 x 50 cm