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  1.  (138.1)
    Just thought it'd be fun to see what artists are influencing other artists or even non-artists or those creatives somewhere between the two. So favorite and most influential artists for you at the moment. I'll start it off:

    NC Wyeth
    Maxwell Parish
    James Jean
    Alphonse Mucha
    Mike Mignola
    Chris Bachalo
    Gustave Doré

    Well that's at least a start.

    What have you got?
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      CommentAuthorC.c.
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
     (138.2)
    Edward Hopper
    Mervyn Peake
    Henri Cartier-Bresson
    Al Jaffee
    Bas Jan Ader
    Max Ernst
    Dave McKean

    many others
  2.  (138.3)
    ah crap....i forgot Dave McKean.....good call
  3.  (138.4)
    As a relentless non-artist, my real influence these days can be find at Bibliodyssey and Monster Brains blogs. These exquisite / weird / glorious imagery is my first Internet reference these days. But besides there are some others:
    - The crude creations by Jose Feitor at Imprensa Canalha, a Portuguese comic creator;
    - The Jules Verne editions by Hetzel, with great illustrations (my cheap Le Château des Carpathes edition provided by Livre de Poche)
    - These Roland Topor figures.
    - Wellsian "War of the Worlds" stuff.
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      CommentAuthorFerburton
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
     (138.5)
    Michaelangelo
    Darick Robertson
    David Llyod
    Steve Ditko
    Garry Leach
    Alan Davis
    Kevin O'Neil
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      CommentAuthorfogus
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007 edited
     (138.6)
    Jack Vance
    Linus Torvalds
    GRRM
    Paul Graham
    Ritchie and Kernighan
    Steve Wozniak
    Nikola Tesla
    Alan Moore
    George Boole
    MZD
    Douglas Hofstadter
    Edsger Dijkstra

    -m
  4.  (138.7)
    Currently...

    Kay Nielsen
    Jiro Taniguchi
    Taiyo Matsumoto
    Josh Middleton
    Tatsuyuki Tanaka
    Miou Takaya
    Koji Morimoto
    Ursula Le guin
    Haruki Murakami
    Craig Thompson
    Shaun Tan
  5.  (138.8)
    Nice call on Middleton...i forgot to mention Time Sale, i can't leave that guy out.
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      CommentAuthorCarnadine
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
     (138.9)
    Rene Magritte
    Paul Cezanne
    Dave McKean
    Marcel Duchamp
    Auguste Rodin
    Edward Hopper
    Edgar Degas
    James Gurney
    • CommentAuthorredcrow
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
     (138.10)
    NC Wyeth
    JC Leyendecker
    Frank Frazetta
    Michael Kaluta
    Jeffry Jones
    Barry Windsor-Smith
    Berni Wrightson
    Alan Lee
    Charles Vess
    William Stout
    Adam Hughes
    Jon Foster
    Marko Djurdevic
    Andrew "Android" Jones
    Craig Mullins
    B. Bjorker Eriksson
    Mike Mignola
    Paul Pope
    Yoshitaka Amano
    Gez Fry

    ah, who am I kidding? This list could go on forever. There are so many artists who influence me in good (and bad) ways.
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      CommentAuthortonymoore
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
     (138.11)
    here are a few i've been keeping around me recently:

    Jack Davis
    John Severin
    Wally Wood
    Doug Mahnke
    Geof Darrow
    Moebius
    Robert Crumb
    Mike Zeck
    Joe Kubert

    Edward Hopper
    Eugene Delacroix
    NC Wyeth
    Andrew Wyeth
    Jerome Witkin
    Ron Mueck

    -T
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    Joseph Cornell
    Robert Rauschenberg
    Egon Schiele
    Francis Bacon
    Lucien Freud
    Kurt Schwitters
    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
    Anselm Kiefer
    Lee Miller
    Peter Blake
    Jasper Johns
    Jenny Saville
    Joseph Beuys
    Alberto Giacometti
    Veruschka
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
     (138.13)
    Da Vinci
    Dali
    Will Eisner
    James O'Barr
    Ryan Church
    Christian Gosset
    *
    Neil Gaiman
    William Gibson
    Robert Heinlein
    Warren Ellis (duh)
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    Artists that have influenced me the most:

    Wendy Pini
    P Craig Russell
    Walt Simonson
    Adam Hughes
    Joe Linsner
    Chris Bachalo
    Jill Thompson
    Charles Vess
    David Mack
    Yoshitaka Amano
    Alphonse Mucha
    Gustav Klimt
    Edward Burne-Jones
    Dante Gabriel Rossetti
    • CommentAuthorMusiM
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
     (138.15)
    My medium is music but other mediums influence me to explain the mish mash I'm posting. No I don't know a lot about what most of these people are like.

    Rachmaninoff
    Haujobb
    Akira Yamaoka
    Ellen Allien
    Paco De Lucia
    Chuck Palahniuk
    C.S. Friedman
    Neil Gaiman
    Warren Ellis
    Kurt Busiek
    Christopher Nolan
    Akihiko Yoshida
    Nikola Tesla
    David Bowie
    John Coltrane
    Miles Davis
    I'm going to stop now.
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    m.mignola
    l.bermejo
    a.mucha
    a.williamson
    a.toth
    a.raymond
    b.wood
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    Nic Klein
    Dave Johnson
    James Jean
    Ashley Wood
    Justin Sweet
    Frank Frazetta
    Dave McKean
    Greg Manchess
    Jon Foster
    Tomer Hanuka
    • CommentAuthorRedddfive
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2007 edited
     (138.18)
    Banksy!
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2007
     (138.19)
    James O'Barr
    Marcelo Frusin
    Jason Thibault
    Dave McKean
    Bryan Hitch
    Jacen Burrows

    I don't do much arty stuff, but these guys really stuck in my head...

    Don't get me wrong, there are loads more that I love... reading? looking at? But these guys are my tops
    • CommentAuthorredben
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2007
     (138.20)
    This is just a list of names, tell me why they're so influential?