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    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2011
    @Sonny: Thank you very much!!!!

    @Valente: The Female Prisoner #701 piece is gorgeous.
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    was unsure whether i should start this in a new thread but i wanted to ask all the other artists; Who are your top three artistic influences

    mine are:
    -katsuhiro otomo
    -frank quitely
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    Just playing around.

    @ imaginarypeople:

    I would have to say that my top three right now would be Arthur Adams, Nathalie Dion and Glen Keane.

    It changes. Sometimes I get really into different aspects of design and obsess there.

    Probably a reason why I have a hard time sticking to a single 'that's that guy' style.
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2011
    was unsure whether i should start this in a new thread but i wanted to ask all the other artists; Who are your top three artistic influences

    Cool Question. Looking forward to seeing people's answers.

    Currently visible influences in a certain light from a certain angle:

    Wierengo (tellos)
    Carla Speed Mcneil (Finder)
    Matt Wagner (grendel)
    Gustav Dore (too many to list)
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    @jackcrowder- arthur adams is classic. mine changes alot too. i was gonna put my top 5 but that was too difficult
    @yskaya- finder looks interesting i'll have to check that out. i love gustave dore! reminds me of Albrecht Dürer (melencolia)
    • CommentAuthorgzapata
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2011
    Haven't posted here in awhile. Here's a commission I did for a friend
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2011
    Apologies for the tall file:


    Former roomie and artist told me I needed to rely less on my lines. Decided to give digital painting another try.
      CommentAuthorHEY APATHY!
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2011 edited
    @ hot damn @Miranda nice to see you again!

    @gzapata- awesome weird!

    @ Alantyson - nice magicians!

    @yskaya- I love Matt Wagner my favorite were issue 16-19 of the old Grendel Comico series

    @ imaginary- s'weird but I tend to spend more time getting inspired by film, fiction, & music than comics, my favorite artists are David Cronenberg, Dostoevsky, and Frank Zappa (+manga maniac Masamune Shirow )

    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2011
    I was told that I need to try and loosen up with my art so here are a couple attempts. I usually always draw in pencil first then ink with pen but now going at it with a brush right from the start kind of forces you to relinquish some control.

    Here's the better half sleeping on the couch (by the way she looks much better than this)

    Frankie and Zombie

    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011 edited
    @Hey Apathy!: Thank you! :)

    Here's the inked version of yesterday's piece:
    Emily, 2 jaguars, 5 triangles [inked]
    edit: the link to a bigger version.

    I had trouble figuring out three artists among those who impacted me...
    Without any doubt, the first one would be Yukito Kishiro. There was clearly a "before" and "after" the first time I picked up Gunnm.
    Two other keypoints would be Simon Bisley's run on ABC warriors and Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein illustrations.

    Picking up three artists that have been very meaningful to me in the past and current year would be Kentaro Miura, John Baizley and Neil Ford.
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    @hey apathy - david cronenberg is a good influence. have you seen naked lunch?
    @Miranda -love that pic. i really dig your work. Also picked some awesome influences. i think kentaro miura's berserk has influenced me alot

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    @imaginary NAKED LUNCH? um best movie ever (also wicked monkey art)
    @miranda nice inks
    • CommentAuthortnperkins
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011
    Hey Folks!

    Here is a bit o' the good old Kirbyism, my friends. A sort of God of Comics, if you will.


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    @hey apathy!- has peter weller ever been in a bad movie?
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    Yeah, Robocop 2 and 3.
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011
    @Hey Apathy!: Thanks again!
    @Imaginary people: Thank you!I've been enjoying your work a lot too! And regarding Berserk: I started by borrowing them at mid-run, read them from the beginning on the net and am slowly buying them back. I developed in the process an almost spiritual relationship with the books (for the whole of it I guess; the art, the story, the characters, the world....) - I think those book have brought me as close as I ever experienced to some kind of epiphany :)
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    @miranda- yeah i loved the golden age arc at the beginning of berserk. also have you read any junji ito?
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    @neila…hilarious pin-up.
    @miranda..good to see you back…very nice.
    @valente…love her expression.

    last night's sketches...too tired/lazy to do proper work so just scribbled instead.

    • CommentAuthorALE
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2011 edited
    quick one:

    monoculture - campaign one

    aaaand sleep.
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2011
    You all are probably aware of this, but just in case it slipped by: sketchbook pro call for submissions to gallery