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Old 02-28-2012, 04:39 PM
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Re: Artistic Influences

The ukiyo-e artists, Sargent, and Rembrandt.

But literature is a great source of inspiration as well. Moby Dick is superb, as is Natsume Soseki's book, Kokoro.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:18 PM
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Re: Artistic Influences

Frank Frazetta, J.R.R. Tolkein ink sketches, Charles R. Knight, Robert Bakker's pen illustrations in various dinosaur books, Monet, Van Gogh, Durer, Leonardo da Vinci, assorted classical painters in museums who did large pink women sharing one bit of gauze (love that phrase from Terry Pratchett) and Neil Gaiman. Also various Asian painters and the French cave paintings. I go all over the map when it comes to art history except the nonrepresentational moderns.

I really hated that famous painter who just uses red, yellow, blue and green and then draws like a kindergarten kid with stick figures and blobby lines and stylized kid-drawing which isn't even how I drew as a kid. I sometimes got punished for not drawing that way when I was a kid because I'd been drawing from life earlier than that. I didn't like that sort of illustration in children's books either, though some of the old illustrators in things like the color fairy books were entrancing and so was the illustrator who did the original Oz books.

I like Norman Rockwell too, especially his more humorous paintings. And the artists who worked on Diablo I and Diablo II, modern game artists sometimes do some extraordinary things.

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Old 03-01-2012, 06:37 PM
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Re: Artistic Influences

Ive had a ton of influences, Jan Van Eyck, Robert Longo, Salvador Dali to name a few, seems like I carry a piece of them with me. Another influence is still alive, he's just beome famous in the last few years and was someone I was in school with.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:51 AM
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Re: Artistic Influences

There are a few off the top of my head. Right now Im reading about Lautrec, I like his art..... I enjoy painting or drawing people in natural situations..

I also like Van Gogh's brushstrokes, but who doesnt, right? I often channel Van Gogh when Im painting my oils lol!

The playboy artist Patrick Nagel is great, I find his work similar in someway to mine.

I basically like any artist that does work similar , in someway, to mine.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:16 PM
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Re: Artistic Influences

Hi and welcome!

Me: The last few years has been New York abstract painter, Amy Sillman. But my regular influences have been:

Robert Motherwell
Tex Avery
Paul Klee
Van Gogh

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