Oh man, I love way too many artists for me to even begin to list them here. Wayne Douglas Barlowe is the first to mind, his concepts and techniques are amazing, and his use of dramatic lighting is wonderful. His work inspires me to push my creature concepts to higher levels, and it's made me realize I really need to work on my lighting.
Kandinski is one of them. Then Abramov, Dali and some others.
Andy Warhol, Vincent VanGogh, the Pop Art Movement.
Shapes, color and a sense of fun.
I admire many many artists.
I have no idea how they influence my work.
Maxfield Parrish, Walt Disney, Thomas Moran... They were able to capture essences that my soul feels and bring them out into the public. I would like to be able to produce works that resonate with people as they did.
Beatrix Potter. I've loved her books since I was a little girl, especially Squirrel Nutkin. But after seeing the movie made about her I was especially interested because it showed her attempting to do something unheard of in her time. Being a woman made rising to fame a challenge in itself but doing so by illustrating and writing childrens books about talking animals couldn't have been an easy accomplishment. I really admire her strength and imagination. Becoming noticed nowadays in this world of so many creative talents is not easy but it is easy to become discouraged if things don't happen right away as one would hope they would. I like to think of people like Beatrix Potter at times when I'm feeling discouraged. Her accomplishments are an inspiration to me.
I admire the work of piccaso, but he does not affect my work and my personal
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There's so many to name...I could be here for a while! I'll name a few though..I the comic book realm I was influenced by artists like Sal Buscema, Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld, John Bryne, and George Perez. I also admire artists from other realms like Sam Flores, Herakut, and Ryohei Hase.
So many different artist in different mediums! I adore Rachel Ashwell to Sting, I'm attracted to those that seek more to life beyond themselves.
Georgia O'Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, and Grant Wood they influence my work mainly with their ideas and how they change art's definition.
Many and the list keeps changing.
Viktor an Rolf are designers I massively admire. The skill and creativity of their work is amazing. I enjoy the way they freely reinterpret what fashion can be and do. Yayoi Kusama is an artist who also does the same with sculpture.
Both of these have helped me be more confident in what I do and not be afraid to express even the most random and confusing ideas I have.
Julien Martinez because I was inspired by his art doll maker ...
Could the dream!
|I especially admire Salvador Dali's works; he is a man of uncanny imagination and the best part is that you can feel it in his art. The way he twerks things around, twists them into a new form, and depicts them in a way that makes you go, "hey, that was brilliant, I didn't think of that", and you feel the breathtaking wonder of his creativity. There is something in his art that I can relate to - the isolation, a little deserted and forlorn, with a tint of mystery and time, which makes his world seem faraway, ancient and...ethereal.
His world is similar to my own, in a way, which is why I feel so drawn to it.
For other contemporary artists, I admire Pokefreak from Deviantart, mainly due to his wondrous skill in manipulating various mediums of art. We see more of his digital works, but he does upload a handful of traditional art from time to time.
I also admire the all-time favourite mangaka Kishimoto Masashi, the author of Naruto. His art was what started me off on drawing, providing great reference for proportion study since his style leans toward the more realistic side, instead of typical comic exaggeration. But the one thing about him that truly inspires me is his biography; his life, his personality, his experiences, and all his unseen efforts behind the greatest manga creation of his time. He didn't start off on the line of genius - in fact he was 31st in a class of 32, an obscure kid who loved art so much he just couldn't be bothered with anything else.
But he had made something out of this love.
He is a man of passion and determination and, ultimately, one who eventually did achieve his dream. Everytime I feel dejected, feeling as if my art has no place in this world teeming with prodigies, his story would be one to inspire me, pull me up and keep me going. He will forever be the first artist that ever inspired me to pull through a practical, harsh, and not always desirable reality.