Which artists do you draw inspiration from?
Here is a link to Patrice Barton's work. http://patricebarton.com/ The way she captures human emotions through gesture and expression is really amazing. She makes it look effortless, I find it so charming.
And here is Valeria Docampo http://valeriadocampo.com/infantil3.html Stunning!!
@Charlie-Eve-Ryan Oh yeah, I forgot about Oliver Jeffers' stuff. Such a creative mind. I had to look up all the other artists. Really digging Jon Klassen's aesthetic. It's so interesting how the things that resonate with us have a tendency to creep into our own work. If someone had mentioned your name alongside those other artists you just mentioned, I wouldn't have thought it was out of place!
@shinjifujioka Thanks, they really do seep in a bit at a time! What is that saying, "Consume good art to make good art." Many times I fall flat but it does help to study people you admire. @Lee-White just introduced me to one of his faves, Tadahiro Uesugi, his work is really outrageously gorgeous. He said it would help me with my environment work since I have a tendency to shy away from anything too elaborate. Another one Lee suggested was Ezra Jack Keats, his use of basic shape and interesting patterns to build environments is wonderful.
PS I am really digging your Helmet and Hound pieces!!
@Charlie-Eve-Ryan Both artists are phenomenal! But Uesugi's work really resonated with me. Holy crap his stuff is beautiful. Like HOLY CRAP. I'll for sure be referencing and studying his stuff! Thanks for letting me know about him!
And I'm glad you like Helmet & Hound
@Charlie-Eve-Ryan I'm posting again just to show how excited I am to have been introduced to his work. HOLY CRAP.
This piece in particular:
I want a print of that.
@shinjifujioka Hahaha nice!! Thank Lee, I felt the same way when he showed me him!! Being introduced to amazing artists to study makes me giddy!!
@shinjifujioka Yes that one is gorgeous!
His sense of space and use of white vs deep darks is amazing. He really goes for it contrast wise!!
@Charlie-Eve-Ryan Do you know of a larger size of that image? I want to see more of the details.
@shinjifujioka I have no clue on that, but here is the site where the pin originated from. She has a bunch of his work there.
@Charlie-Eve-Ryan Oh, I meant the one with the trees and the leaves. But thanks for that link! Lots of reference material to ogle over now
Skottie Young's ink work from Fortunately, the milk....
The book is really funny too.
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I love Behance and Pintrest because it's very organized to store pictures and easy to search for good refs...
I have my collections here:
@Camila-Picheco nice! I love Pinterest for that reason, too.
I have one on art tutorials that I like to add to here
Leontine last edited by
I really like all the suggestions of great artists. I want to add some great Dutch artists :
Marius van Dokkum
Love your critique piece, surely gonna try the shade trick!
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I'm really inspired by Lorena Alvarez, Joey Chou, and Britney Lee! Their styles are so colorful, and imaginative. They are so well trained that the liberties they take capture my attention and inspire me to be less rigid.
@Leontine Big fan of Loish! And who is this Wouter Tulp guy?? That image you posted of his really stood out to me. Gonna have to start referencing his stuff now.
@bharris Thanks for letting me know about these artists! Pretty much blown away by all their stuff.
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I forgot a view very important ones, it's actually one of my old ants. Rie Kramer , she died 1977
and is famous for her classical graphic illustrations.
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