...let's show him and some others here the right way to approach a subject on a forum that consists of mostly Concept Artists, Illustrators and Designers (to a small degree).
Seth', this would be a legitimate question that would probably get some decent and interesting feedback, and it falls sort of into what you're trying to do.
Are there specific areas of the fine arts (or illustration) that you feel influence/contribute to the field of concept art more than others? Is anything fair game? Or are some areas just plain unusable or counter-productive to the field? Any opinions/discussion?