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April 30th, 2012 #1
Pictures that changed your life
Which ones really rocked your world?
here are some of mine
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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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April 30th, 2012 #8
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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he rocked paris with fruit.
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May 1st, 2012 #11
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...
Also, Corot's landscapes from Italy definately blew my mind:
And much of Rembrandt as well:
"Contrary to the belief of the layman, the essential of art is not to imitate nature, but under the guise of imitation to stir up excitement with pure plastic elements: measurements, directions, ornaments, lights, values, colors, substances, divided and organized according to the injunctions of natural laws. While so occupied, the artist never ceases to be subservient to nature, but instead of imitating the incidents in a paltry way, he imitates the laws."-Andre Lhote
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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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May 1st, 2012 #15
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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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.
May 1st, 2012 #18
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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Crumbly... but good.
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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:
*Fun fact: with the exception of the last two images, I have tattoos of all of these. Also fun, my next tattoo will be the Kinuko Y Craft piece, above.
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May 2nd, 2012 #23
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
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.
May 2nd, 2012 #25
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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First comic I ever had as a kid.
Only had a handful in general but I found it amazing.
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