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    Who's your favorite line artist?

    Hey everyone!

    I am starting to study lines to try to improve the quality of my own line work, and I want to know; Who is your favorite line artist? Or what is your favorite line art drawing/sketch?

    I've been looking at some work by old comic book inkers, like Jack Kirby, and it's neat stuff. I think I'm learning a little just by examining the sketches. I also looked at a little concept art from Bioshock, which is also insightful.

    So again, who is your favorite line artist or what is your favorite line art sketch/drawing? Let's see some pictures!

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    James Jean : http://www.jamesjean.com/

    Véronique Magnaud : http://arlequine.canalblog.com/

    Mattias Adolfsson : http://mattiasa.blogspot.com/

    Almanza Rene : http://www.renealmanza.net

    Bluefooted : http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=56348

    Eigon Schiele : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egon_Schiele

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    Sergio Toppi : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_Toppi

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    Martin Wittig : http://martinwittig.blogspot.com/

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    Besides the ones previously mentioned, I like Joshua Middleton, artist of NYX (comic)
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    One of my favorites.

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    Thanks for the links and images so far guys! I can't say I dig all of the content in the drawings, however the techniques can't be argued with and I think I can learn a thing or two from looking at these.

    thanks again guys! Keep them coming!

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    Well there are guys that can just friggin put down lines like they're just tracing over an image like Marko Djurdjevic, Wes Burt, and Dan C... for style there's Kev Ferrara.

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    Matthew Woodson has a refined elegance that i greatly admire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grief View Post
    Matthew Woodson has a refined elegance that i greatly admire.

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    Great stuff.
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    Thanks a lot again for the links and images, all good stuff to think about!

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    OH! I got a few!

    First off Franklin Booth!

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    I could post line artists all day, but I'll just do two today.

    Harry Clarke!

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    since schiele's already been mentioned :p

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    d-pi i like this guy as far as contemporaries go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubbadub View Post
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    These are a few of the people I think of when I think of "line" drawing:

    Joseph Clement Coll, Albrecht Durer, Virgil Finlay, James M Flagg, Frank Godwin, Winsor McCay, Alex Raymond, Frederick Sandys, Van Gogh

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    uuuh, great thread. My favorite line artist is definitely Philippe Guyenne AKA HPX.
    Love his digital stuff as well but I just can't stop looking at his sketchbookpages

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    Winsor Mckay is like the all time master of the sunday comic strip. The draftmanship and imagination in his comics like "dream of the rarebit fiend" and "Little Nemo in Slumberland" are absolutely unparalleled in comic strip history. There are few artists even now that can come close to achieving what he did.

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    Tekkon Kinkreet Background Sketches

    Unfortunately I don't know who the artist is.

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    Oh, and Inoue Takehiko

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