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    This was the image that inspired me to be an artist. (And the book was pretty good too!)




    Also, this.



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    Saw this image at an EB Games after watching a movie back in well...look at my join date. Yada Yada Yada I joined Concepart.org. I didn't even know digital art was even a "thing" then.


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    If I could pin down 100% without a doubt as to what made me ever want to pick up a pencil, it'd be this. Yep.



    I STILL have no idea what the hell is going on in the back cover, but whatever.

    No idea why the side cover is from a different vhs, but I should be grateful I could even google this image at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    Which ones really rocked your world?
    here are some of mine

    I'm curious to know how these two rocked your world?

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    Something about seeing goodfellas and Ninjascroll for the first time made me want to get into art.
    Sam Kieth really made me want to draw too. He made drawing look like so much fun.

    Of course Yoji Shikawa will make anybody want to draw characters.

    When I first saw Nic Klien's work I wanted to be a concept artist and persue a realistic style.

    I could post art that influences me all day though. But these were the earliest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Featheredface View Post
    Oh man....I forgot about this one.

    Truly amazing.

    The Sketchbook of Naj and Stu!:
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    Quote Originally Posted by blogmatix View Post
    I'm curious to know how these two rocked your world?
    Well, Gummo is the most amazing movie and changed the way i look at film in general, and i found a tachen Cezanne book for 50p in a charity shop and bought it on a whim, read it a lot, decided to try drawing and painting for seriously, ie drawing people, plants, stuff from my imagination, things other than stuff for work basically, and set up a CAO sketchbook, and 1 year and.... 4 months later here we are! that painting just burned into my brain for some reason, along with a bunch of others. theres a couple of cezannes up the road in my local gallery and i always go and look at them.
    he rocked paris with fruit.

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    While I can think of dozens of images that blew my mind, I was probably most affected by my discovery of Francis Bacon. I never really recovered...

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    Also, Corot's landscapes from Italy definately blew my mind:

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    And much of Rembrandt as well:

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    Evolution of human embryo(i hid the pictures, because they can be too gross for someone)
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    Fairly standard, I know, but I was quite young when I first saw this one. And the impact it left is still with me, and still just as potent.

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    This photo of Tracy Caldwell Dyson in the space station hit me like a train the first time I saw it... and every time after. All the beauty and romance of science, exploration, curiosity, and humanity's place in the universe is summed up in this picture. It's truly one of my favorite images.



    The sun eclipsed by Saturn. That little dot in the upper-left corner of the rings is Earth.

    It should go without saying that I love the arts and that there's a lot that you get out of it that a photo can't give you. Images like these- journalistic recordings of the universe we live in- I find infinitely more awesome (in the truest sense of the word) than anything a human has ever expressed on canvas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    Well, Gummo is the most amazing movie and changed the way i look at film in general,...
    Never heard of it {clicks off to Piratebay...}

    and i found a tachen Cezanne book for 50p in a charity shop and bought it on a whim, read it a lot, decided to try drawing and painting for seriously, ie drawing people, plants, stuff from my imagination, things other than stuff for work basically, and set up a CAO sketchbook, and 1 year and.... 4 months later here we are! that painting just burned into my brain for some reason, along with a bunch of others. theres a couple of cezannes up the road in my local gallery and i always go and look at them.
    he rocked paris with fruit.
    I first became enamored of the post-impressionists years ago when I looked at their pictures and thought "hey, I could do that." I eventually discovered that it's, er, actually not all that easy... :-)

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    blogmatix, how true.

    heres a picture of everyone you ever knew and everywhere youve ever been.



    if you havent seen this, i recommend it, its an interactive toy graphically demonstrating the scale of the universe from the top to the bottom

    Scale of the Universe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    blogmatix, how true.

    heres a picture of everyone you ever knew and everywhere youve ever been.


    Lemme guess: That's a Pale Blue Dot. I bet there are billions and billions of them... :-)

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    Crumbly... but good.

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    For me the works of Gurney were highly influental.

    If I had to pic one pic which stands out though, It comes from Deviantart:


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    As a child, these images stick out:






    As a teenager, this is probably the one:


    In my current state, it's hard for me to find images that really changed me. Maybe it would be more accurate to say that most images that I truly like, now, change me in some small way. It is hard to find the ones that leave me awestruck. I would say that these are probably some of the more important ones, for me, today:




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    Heh, Where The Wild Things Are was definitely the most important children's book for me. I terrorised our cats as a kid, too. Was just about to write that people change and move on, but actually, i'm still in the same world, just looking at things from another hillside

    First image means a lot to me more recently, probably a bit disappointing for some as you've seen it before.. oh well
    The void is cold, isolate and i like it here

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    And some other ones. I could probably post many more, but there's too many to choose from!
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    Who ever made this concept. Didn't necessarily change my life, but it gave me a new outlook on fantasy art. I always see characters with fat ass shoulder pads and too many bells and whistle. This picture proves a successful character does not need to look so ridiculous.

    I don't know, this design just changed the whole game for me.

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    This was the most epic piece of art I have ever seen in my whole life. I know a photo can't do it justice. But if you ever go to Rome check out the Trevi Fountain at night and bring a sketchbook. I stumbled on it by accident just looking for something to do and BAM there it was. I had never heard of it before so it was a great surprise.


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    This is Ivan Terrible killing his son? I feel like I saw this at the Tretiakov Gallery, is that possible?

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    First comic I ever had as a kid.
    Only had a handful in general but I found it amazing.




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    This image introduced me to Beksinski and began an obsession that has lasted for years.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Kobryn View Post
    This image introduced me to Beksinski and began an obsession that has lasted for years.
    I just love Beksinski. Do you perhaps have a large scan of this one? I haven't seen it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raoul Duke View Post
    This was the most epic piece of art I have ever seen in my whole life. I know a photo can't do it justice. But if you ever go to Rome check out the Trevi Fountain at night and bring a sketchbook. I stumbled on it by accident just looking for something to do and BAM there it was. I had never heard of it before so it was a great surprise.
    Check out Fellini's 'La Dolca Vita' - Here's the scene I'm thinking of - about half way through.

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