So over the years I've been crafting my own graff characters in my sketch books and postal stickers. I've made it a note to see what have been reoccurring themes in terms of eyes and other features that characters would have (highlights, line weight, etc). Though as of two or so years ago, I started to make note of something I wasn't particularly fond of, which was seeing different graff artists/writers with more or less the same style and almost the same characters. A lot of this happens when it comes to postal stickers, though I suppose I'm a little forgiving of that because it seems like a lot of people take it casually. Though when I start seeing it with more commercially sold stuff, like on threadless or some other place for tools, I kind of get irritated. Though maybe I'm over thinking this too much like I did when I got mad at someone for redrawing specific comic book characters by specific artists for commission. So I wanted to pose this question to everyone: What would you consider to be biting or being inspired when it comes to making characters?