our influence are fairly varied. i think mostly our inspiration comes from those who also produce distorted likenesses of the human form, namely schiele, klimt and bacon to name a few
Hammershoi. I went to an exhibition of his work at the Royal Academy and nearly burst into tears. The way he captures light is just amazing and the quality of the brushwork takes your breath away. I keep some postcards of his work on my easel to remind me not to be afraid of just painting what I love.
Norman Rockwell. I've always loved his depictions of Americana and recently bought a book looking at the way he used photography to construct his illustrations. The way he developed ideas, taking bits and pieces of images and forming them into a new reality has taught me a lot about my own process.
As I mentioned earlier, I greatly admire Ursula Vernon for her passion, raw talent, and overall her creative imagination. You can see these bizarre worlds of hers light up in detail in her work. That endless inspiration to work and passion for creativity - I envy that so much. I think it's her humor that's influenced my work the most - the art gets you looking, but the humor in the concept gets you to stay.
Silly question to ask an artist really. The answer is always a really long list of names.
So, Chet Zar, Keith Thompson, John Howe, Alan Lee, Paul Kidby, Alex Ruiz, H R Giger, Christopher Shy, Alex Pardee, Tom Kidd, Jasaon Chan, Francis Tsai. That list isn't complete and will definitely grow in a few weeks when I have time to remember more.
I have come to see my love Claire as a real influence on my work. She is such a kind, caring and selfless person that I realised I painted for her. If she wasn't in my life, my work would become pointless and I would probably stop doing it.
Jesus Crhist for creating and founding the first multinational fundraising edition company!
There are too many to mention, but I will list a few. I don't know that they influence me consciously, but I do watch how they live their art. I am only mentioning artists who I feel like I know. No Michelangelo, Leger, etc. in this list.
Kelly Borsheim's life is her art along with the art she creates. http://artbyborsheim.blogspot.com/
I admire Lisa Stewart for her ability to focus on her business of art.
Robert Genn has found a way to connect with artists and enrich our lives while still being able to create his own art.
Porro Sahlberg has critiqued my work, encouraged me and been a real friend for years.
All the members of the Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild
I think I've already mentioned, various filmmakers. Ridley Scott seems to strike a nice chord with me. I also admire various writers. I write scripts so, I tend to admire snappy dialogue. David Mamet really comes to mind.
Different artist in different periods of my life.
And sometimes, somehow they influenced my work :)
The Notorius B.I.G.
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I am influenced by their contributions, drive, talents, inspiration, and style.
Robert Bateman, Carl Brenders, Curt Walters, John Seerey-Lester, Daniel Smith, Paco Young, and many many more. Also Norman Rockwell is my illustrator hero, that man could really tell a story & warm our hearts.
Gerhard Richter and Pink Floyd
I allways listen to pink floyd when i'm at work, tried other artists but allways come out with pink floyd, absolutely numb!
again, see my forum blessthismess.no for this :)
There are too many artist that I like but I try not to be influenced by them.
I try to create pices that are totally mine, it's hard as sometimes when you finish your work sudenly in a while you see the pice that has similar lines or idea with your work..
First and foremost I have to give thanks to Jim Lee for inspiring me to draw as a kid. I spent months trying to replicate his Wolverine just right. Next my thanks has to go to both Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Without the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I know that I wouldn't be a fraction of the comic fan that I am, and thus I wouldn't be doing what I am today. I owe a lot to those two.
If I have to choose one, it will be Amadeo Modigliani. The reason are obvious. (read all the interview)