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    What artist inspires you the most?

    I'd have to say that James Hawkins possesses such a rich ability to sketch and render characters. His work for Gears of War is such a joy to look at. Every time I see his stuff, I want to overhaul everything I do to find my own style.
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    Bouguereau, Frederic Leighton...to name my two favourites.

    Also, Goldenwolf of Deviantart. I love her traditional paintings and themes. Then again, I'm baised because I'm a huge werewolf nerd. Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboBobo View Post
    I'd have to say that James Hawkins possesses such a rich ability to sketch and render characters. His work for Gears of War is such a joy to look at. Every time I see his stuff, I want to overhaul everything I do to find my own style.
    You wouldn't happen to have a link to some of his stuff do u? or to some of the gears of war 3d stuff? I've been looking for a good source but it seems like all the links to it are dead that i happen upon.
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    Some loose examples:

    Character designs: Kekai Kotaki, Dean Holdeen

    General: Mathias Verhasselt, Maciej Kuciara, Syd Mead, Feng Zhu, Daniel Dociu

    Ok if I start now I'll be doing this all day, lol. But yeah.....if I see any of their works I usually cream my pants and have a sudden urge to do art for 5 hours straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtZealot View Post
    You wouldn't happen to have a link to some of his stuff do u? or to some of the gears of war 3d stuff? I've been looking for a good source but it seems like all the links to it are dead that i happen upon.
    Yes! http://hawkprey.blogspot.com/

    That's his new blog he started a few days ago. Really great stuff.
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    I don't know about 'the most' but an artist I discovered recently whose work really drew me in in Keith Thompson:
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    and I love Bobby Chiu: http://digital-bobert.cgsociety.org/gallery/

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    Andrew Jones, Bumskee, Beksinski, Giger, Alex Grey, Dore', Leonardo, Frazetta, Henry Yan, etc, etc, etc... Way too many to name. Hopefully some day they will be only artists I admire and not constitute so much of what I create.

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    Android, Bumskee, M@, Daniel Dociu (and pretty much the entire guildwars team), frazetta, James Hawkins, Artgerm, Hyung-Tae Kim, Sparth, Khang le, Ryan Church, Thom Tenery, Algenpfleger, Jaime Jones, levi hopkins, Craig Mullins, and on and on and on...
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    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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    Right now its Algenpfleger, Jaime Jones, Bao Pham, robogabo, sparth, levi hopkins, Danny Gardner and Craig Mullins...

    see the pattern?

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    Too many that I don't know the name of. I remember when I first started here I was stuck drawing anime like many beginners. Saw some of Gez Fry's stuff and was inspired by it being anime but not crappy like most. He knew what he was doing so I knew that to get to that level you have to drop the anime when learning. Probably the best inspiration I had.


    Nowadays too many to list. Lord I'm inspired every time I just look in people's sketchbooks here.

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    Michael Komarck is just unbelievable.

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    atm: Fechin

    What artist inspires you the most?

    Sorolla

    What artist inspires you the most?

    changes every few months though.
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    I can't believe I didn't mention Mucha, John Dyer Baizley, Vania Zouravliov, and David D'Andrea. Amazing, those guys are!
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    Gary Tonge is another one. His environments and space paintings are fantastic.

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    I remember when I started here I was stuck like many beginners drawing anime. I saw some things Gez Fry and she was inspired by anime, but you like shit. i like Mr. Bean most.

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    I have too many to remember but the Pre-Raphaelites inspired me the most when I got started

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    Brian Froud and Alan Lee also need a mention,

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    and I recently discovered Audrey Kawasaki...gorgeous paintings...

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    There are many artists that inspire me but when I look at their art, I focus mostly on specific areas

    Design sensibility - Koji Morimoto, Sparth, Feerik, Keith Thompson, robogabo
    Characters - Grzegorz Rosinski, Ian McCaig, Dermot Power, Paul Gillon, Salaryman
    Mood/Colors - Nathan Fowkes, Bengal, Paper Blue, Sebastien Larroude, Khang Le, Charles Sovek, Thomas Pringle
    Storytelling - Sammy Hall, Craig Sellars, Bruno Werneck
    Simplicity/Mark making - Carlos Fonseca, White Nights, Josef Zbukvic, Neil Campbell Ross
    Versatility/Self art-direction - el coro, Stephan Martiniere
    Creative energy - Christian Lorenz Sheurer, Andrew Jones
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodneydollah View Post
    "GOD"
    Not too keen on him. He has no style. He's all over the place.
    From Gegarin's point of view
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    J. Manly and Fellah was of my initial inspirations but Coro, Rembrant, J. Dillon, Sparth, Tin Foil, Alex Androv, the impressionists Pissarro, Renoir and Monet and quite a number of other people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Bennett View Post
    Not too keen on him. He has no style. He's all over the place.
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    Masashi Kishimoto, Richard G. Hatton, DaVinci, and Bob Ross. Lol. . . happy clouds. . .
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    Mucha, Android, Daim, Dorian, Ian McCaig, Repin, Jeff Simpson, Poynter, Jules Joseph Lefebvre, Matt Dixon, Pino, Ruanjia, Srisuwan Skan, Wu Zhaoming, Sam Webber,

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    Michelangelo, yigitkoroglu, Guido Reni, andreasrocha, Rubens, Jaques Louis-David, Andrea del Sarto, Bernini... And this girl, Icula. Her stuff is amazing, I practically bounce out of my chair every time I see she's uploaded a new painting.
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    that would be

    Karl Kopinski
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    and many many others my actual folder for inspiration contains over 100 individual artists ^^ but I would especially consider Adrians Smith, Karl Kopinski and Paul Dainton as my "Gods" oh yeah ! and Android ...he really actually IS a god amongst men!

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    If I had to single out a particular artist, I would answer What artist inspires you the most? (whom I'm actually friends with on Facebook and DA). Here's some of her best stuff:

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