Who influences your art?
We all have those artist who really inspire our work, who are your biggest influences? here is a little chart of some of mine I am sure that I have left some out!
I really did a detailed version of this for a blog post awhile back. Its basically the same as yours though :-). Mine is here: http://www.sarahluann.com/blog/influence-map
Sarah, you have some really great artists on there! and you designed yours so well!
Thanks! It was helpful for me to think through the placement, relative sizes, and design, and to see it in front of me--we visual thinkers like to represent things visually ;-).
Really cool to see your influences!
I wish I had a minute to make an influence map like yours, but this will have to suffice.
Here's my biggest influences and what I've stolen from them:
Bill Watterson: Shape language, and line work
Mike Mingola: Composition, shape language, and sequential storytelling
Jean Giraud: Shape language, linework
Masamune Shirow/Katsuhiro Otomo/Yukito Kishiro: Machinery and technology design, sequential storytelling
William Joyce/Hayao Miyazaki: Creativity (i.e. how to make interesting connections between everything I'm reading, watching, seeing, experiencing, and turn that into something uniquely mine.)
Michael Whelan: Composition
I love Micheal Whelan...i have 3 prints in my living room hehe
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law has always been a favorite of mine
Terryl Whitlatch, Bobby Chiu, Amy Brown. I have a couple of prints by the Hildebrandt brothers, one being a kick ass Darth Vadar.
Love the classics as well..,.Bouguereau. Monet, van gogh and no matter what anyone says, Flaming June by Leighton is one of my favorite paintings!
Discovered several new artists since i've been here as well, Wylie Beckert, Loish, and of course our esteemed instructors. I could watch Jake draw for hours...in fact, i have lol. I haven't seen Will and Lee draw much other than the 3rd Thursdays, but I really enjoy their style
Here are mine:
Cory Godbey, especially for color
Kazu Kibuishi, especially for color, environments, shape/flow
Sara Varon, for her humor and quirkiness
Peter de Seve
As well as the sculptors: