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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.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadlyhazard View Post
    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
    Just looked up Justin Sweet, I'd never heard of him before to be honest.

    Really glad I did, consider me a fan as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    Just looked up Justin Sweet, I'd never heard of him before to be honest.

    Really glad I did, consider me a fan as well.
    Just did the same lol, he is actually amazing, very creative and inspiring ideas!

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    Yeah, it seems like a lot of lurkers and even my friends don't know who he is (even though they all like art).

    Absolutely phenomenal designer and artist, though I guess you could say both are the same. Gah, hope with time I can reach his level...or higher!

    Yeah right ;-;.

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    Caravaggio is amazing. He died 36 years after Michelangelo and it's unbelievable how ahead of his time he was.

    Van Gogh is my favorite 'old master.' Every once in a while I'll happen upon an unseen work of his and it just blows my mind. And how can you beat his story?

    Mucha is just a god. His work is so pleasing, so original, and so technical. It's perfect.

    Lastly, Yoshitaka Amano (still alive). His work is incredibly diverse, and for some weird reason all of his best work is hidden from google images, lol. So original. So talented. He was a professional animator at 13. He did the concept art for the first 6 Final Fantasies and Vampire Hunter D.

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    Jose-Luis Munuera, comic artist from Spain, mainly works in the Franco-Belgian sphere. Fell in love with his stuff first time I saw it, it's so incredibly kinetic. That's the sort of life I'd really like to bring to my own work, which is one reason I think gesture is so vitally important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nezumi Works View Post
    Jose-Luis Munuera, comic artist from Spain, mainly works in the Franco-Belgian sphere. Fell in love with his stuff first time I saw it, it's so incredibly kinetic. That's the sort of life I'd really like to bring to my own work, which is one reason I think gesture is so vitally important.
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    I've been aware of Bill since he showed up on the scene. His stuff didn't grab me at the start, partly because printing at the time made his colours look muddy, but I've got to appreciate the skill. I don't love his stuff, per se, but I do appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nezumi Works View Post
    I've been aware of Bill since he showed up on the scene. His stuff didn't grab me at the start, partly because printing at the time made his colours look muddy, but I've got to appreciate the skill. I don't love his stuff, per se, but I do appreciate it.
    His experimentation on MoonKnight was insane!

    Find the originals & the essentials in B&W.

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    man oh man too hard to decide, but for me there are two absolute artist i follow, one is our own andrew jones (no comments here we all know him) and the master and genius of movie poster magic drew struzan (his poster for the phantom menace is the most view piece of art in history), two absolute masters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadlyhazard View Post
    Yeah, it seems like a lot of lurkers and even my friends don't know who he is (even though they all like art).

    Absolutely phenomenal designer and artist, though I guess you could say both are the same. Gah, hope with time I can reach his level...or higher!

    Yeah right ;-;.
    I should have recognised him. As I'd seen his art for Fallout 1 and especially his great pieces for Icewind Dale.

    My bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    Just looked up Justin Sweet, I'd never heard of him before to be honest.
    Really glad I did, consider me a fan as well.
    LOL, I looked up his art and I'm a fan now as well!
    Justin Sweet's art is really sweet; it has lots of feel and mood in it!

    Regarding the original question, I would say Glenn Villpu.
    Still can't find any figure drawings that can match his (Michelangelo and gang doesn't count).

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    Yeesh, I am surprised no one has heard of Justin Sweet. I always thought he was fairly well known.

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    Forgot Istvan Pely, concept artist for fallout 3, i always look at the same book over and over for inspiration, i find it really helps me

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    Audrey Kawasaki.
    I used to style my work after hers but I've edited it a bit and found a style that suits me
    I still enjoy getting inspiration from her works though, absolutely beautiful.

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    today I went to the V&A here in London, and I think at this exact moment, Lord Leighton is my main man. Looked at his studies for a mural, and his cartoons were awe-inspiring; his are probably my favourite drawings this side of Mucha. Really, even his colour studies were better than most finished work.
    Although yesterday, I went and saw Sargent's 'Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose' and stared at it for 20 minutes straight, so he's also my homie.

    All time? Bouguereau, but I echo Andrew's sentiment: no point in even trying to achieve that level of perfection. might as well aspire to be a cartoon dog with a jet pack, to paraphrase Louis CK.

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    These days I'm stealing mostly from Dean Cornwell, Edwin Austin Abbey, and nature.

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