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Pike
06-30-2014, 06:21 PM
Artists of the forum, would you consider anyone to be your inspiration? I was always inspired by the classic Disney animators of yore. I wanted to be an animator for a long time and then I realized I do not draw well enough :(

starlet
07-01-2014, 12:03 AM
Tetsuya Nomura actually :monster: When I first found those character designs back in highschool, I decided I wanted to be a character designer then and there. Of course, that didn't end up happening. I also have much more of an appreciation for Amano's style nowadays.

jodymcdougle
07-15-2014, 07:27 PM
lately, I've been collecting a lot of Sam Kieth. Comic artist that created the Maxx.

http://samkieth.blogspot.com/

there's a link to his blog above! :) I've been a fan of his since the 90's.

Pike, give your self a little more credit! I don't necessarily believe that there's such a thing as "bad art". your probably more talented than you give yourself credit for. if you want to improve your art, just keep it going. a lot of people have directions they would be more than happy to point you towards. I'd say that color theory is pretty important. some people draw using shapes. seen the sketches where it's a bunch of circles and ovals? I can't draw like that, but some people can use that method to achieve amazing results! an art teacher once told me to do a sketch of the person in front of you WITHOUT letting the charcoal pencil lift off of the paper until it's finished. hope you can post some of your art on here! I would love to see it! if you do, please message me.

Sephiroth
07-15-2014, 08:25 PM
Masakazu Katsura, Ken Akamatsu and Akira Toriyama.

Shorty
07-15-2014, 09:45 PM
lately, I've been collecting a lot of Sam Kieth. Comic artist that created the Maxx.

http://samkieth.blogspot.com/

there's a link to his blog above! :) I've been a fan of his since the 90's.

Pike, give your self a little more credit! I don't necessarily believe that there's such a thing as "bad art". your probably more talented than you give yourself credit for. if you want to improve your art, just keep it going. a lot of people have directions they would be more than happy to point you towards. I'd say that color theory is pretty important. some people draw using shapes. seen the sketches where it's a bunch of circles and ovals? I can't draw like that, but some people can use that method to achieve amazing results! an art teacher once told me to do a sketch of the person in front of you WITHOUT letting the charcoal pencil lift off of the paper until it's finished. hope you can post some of your art on here! I would love to see it! if you do, please message me.

I just popped my head into this thread as a non-artist and it fills me with glee that someone has mentioned The Maxx. Kieth's illustrations are both beautiful and disturbing.

Way to be, new guy! Julie Winters is my spirit animal.

jodymcdougle
07-15-2014, 10:24 PM
yeah! I'm a huge fan! I try to collect the single editions and a few hardback collections.

Fynn
07-16-2014, 10:19 PM
It's interesting that I can't really pinpoint my main inspiration. Early on I was mostly inspired by Nomura and Amano, but later on more mangaka kept influencing my style. Then I actually started drawing more and practicing and my style kind of drifted away from anby of that while still retaining some features of everything. End result - I'm not a good artist, but I do have a somewhat distinct style, so yay? :exdee:

Rocket Edge
07-24-2014, 01:32 AM
Rembandt. I was always fascinated by the lighting in his drawings. There's something almost eerie about it. Amano & Nomura for sure too.

Pete for President
07-29-2014, 11:05 PM
Linda R Herzog was a great discovery and inspires me a lot. Her paintings are like little surreal stories and everything is possible. Plus it features a lot of animals.

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/172/e/5/masquerade_24_x_36_lg_by_lindarherzog-d6a2ioe.png

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/044/d/d/lincoln_advanced_upon_his_favo_by_lindarherzog-d39h723.jpg

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/207/7/5/Rupert__s_Joyous_Romp_by_LindaRHerzog.jpg

I'll post some other artists later : )

Freya
07-29-2014, 11:49 PM
There's been this artist on Deviant Art i've been following forever. they were once lonemomo but have changed their name to Dapper-Owl (http://dapper-owl.deviantart.com/). I am in love with their style and I often try to emulate it. Here's some of their FF work.

http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2013/043/1/6/cloud__aerith_and_tifa_au_by_dapper_owl-d5uqzm6.jpg

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/227/c/b/v_a_s_i_l_i_c_a_by_lone_momo-d3ckctj.jpg

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/188/3/d/commission__teash83_by_lone_momo-d3lczn1.jpg

I know it's not someone famous or an older artist but it's who inspires me and I have been following them for years now and it has influenced me the most.

Huckleberry Quin
08-05-2014, 05:44 PM
That is fantastic. I love that art style, and I'm sure I've seen or played a game with a similar style before... :/