Even though T. S. Spookytooth's illustrations have colour it still has a bit of darkness to it. He has a very simple style of drawing and does not always complicate things. Another thing that inspired me was the way that nobody really knows who he is and how he is very mysterious. This is a very different look and feel to other illustrators as people know his work but don’t actually know the person.
Most of Nathan Aardvark illustrations do have a very dark atmosphere about them with a little bit of “magic” as he would call it. This is inspiring because just by adding a little bit of something else it changes the mood and feel of the illustration.