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    Who's your artist?

    So I used to follow Da vinci closely by viewing his anatomy journals, though now i find the workings or Rene Magritte to constantly inspire me and drive me to produce more work.

    Just write who your favourite artist is, that being pre modern era or now, or whether it being a classic painter or conceptual artist and why you like him/her.

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    haha, didn't you realize?? he tweets on a daily basis
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    Justin Sweet pretty much has EXACTLY the style I hope to develop. Well, I'll be headed towards that direction regardless. I like very saturated paintings that are well balanced with neutral colors(and not be eye-burning colorful). His stuff is very moody, I love it.

    I have a bunch of other favorites too....Rembrandt, Kekai Kotaki, Kazuo Oga (how does he do that shit with poster paints?), Rubens (his form is SO SEXY OMFG), Vermeer's realism....the list goes on. And I like each artist for different things they do very well. Like Kotaki's designs, or Oga's use of color and the way he treats foliage...
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    Rene Gruaru

    He's a master of minimal line usage, maximum expression.
    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
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    I think I cycle. I like what I like, but I haven't spent an afternoon looking up one particular artist for a ton of info on them in a good while.

    Oh wait, Osamu Tezuka. I've read a bunch on him lately. Bruce Timm also. I need to get books on the other people I care about, if it's possible.

    I still cycle.
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    Mucha! Always and forever. He's a quadruple threat...paints stylistically amazingly, paints realistically amazingly, his drawings are possibly even better than his paintings, and he's a darn good sculptor too.
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    Rob Liefield.
    I'm kidding, dear God he makes me puke.

    I look at a lot of Da Vinci's work even though theres some bits that I don't like(hair, and I like to see brushstrokes in a panting, he's too smooth) for inspiration.
    There's a few other various artists I like, both classical and comic. Adi Granov is my all time favorite comic book artist.
    It's just so awesome.
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    My big three are Rembrandt, Frazetta and Mccaig.

    I guess I just love their use of colour and ability to bring atmosphere across in their paintings. I just love Mccaigs drawing ability.
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    Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn tops my list of heroes, with a large gap seaprating him from the second best.
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    mucha, sargent (his watercolors!), schmid (those edges...) and many many more
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    yes i agree with everyone who says rembrandt, to me he seems to paint the gloom rather than upper class, posh paintings we are familiar with today.
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    Bouguereau is my favourite...although interestingly enough I don't think he has really had an influence on my art very much. I put him up on so high a pedestal I haven't even had the courage to do a mastercopy of him. I should probably do something about that.

    I try to keep my sources of inspiration varied though, and not stick to one artist too much. Choosing favourites after Bouguereau becomes hard, as there are too many artists I admire and I can't really rank them. Sargent, Sorolla, Andrew Wyeth, Bernini, Rubens, Jeff Jones, Phil Hale blah blah blah there are literally hundreds that can fight for second place.
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    I'm now a huge fan of William Turner. Some of the American landscapes that came after were pretty cool too but Turner was crazy good.
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