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Influence Map meme by vegarden Influence Map meme by vegarden
2012 is ending soon so I thought I'd do a little bit of reflection on my works in general and the direction that I really want to take on. I started uni this year and it has really prompted me to think about myself and my work, so I thought I\'d start by doing this little influence map and perhaps stick it on to my wall and wherever I feel stuck or down I'd just look at it.

1. Sterling Hundley. I've recently just discovered his artworks and it was honestly love at first sight. He's one of my favourite artists now. I find his artworks to be really engaging, and I think of him as a very sincere person plus he's very willing to share his thought and work process. Here is his tumblr: [link]

2. John William Waterhouse. I've loved his works since I was young. :)

3. Sachin Teng or contraomnes as he is known on DA. Like Sterling Hundley, I find Sachin Teng's illustrations to be very interesting. There's a narrative in his works, and a wonderful sense of humour as well.

4. J.C Leyendecker. I hope you've seen his artworks before? If you haven't go check it out and you'll see why he's so popular.

5. Gustav Klimt. I love the way he combines the geometric and organic, and the gold!

6. Kenneth Rocafort. I know he seems a little out of place here, but it is because of him I started reading American comics again and there's just so much energy in his drawing (he also does not have the ability to draw ugly people).

7. Iain Mccaig. There're so many fantastic artists out there, and Mr Mccaig is no doubt one of them, but what's really inspiring about him for me is his personality. He's really genuine, and his outlook in life is amazing. You might want to watch his video here. [link]

8. Alphonse Mucha. I love Art Nouveau, Mucha's my favourite, although I really like Ivan Bilibin's works as well.

9. Vintage Ads. Beats the ads we have today. This website offers a huge collection of vintage ads for your browsing pleasure. [link]

10. Jae Liu or gunnmgally. I realised I'm a huge sucker for artworks that have a wistful, poetic quality, and Jae Liu has the wonderful ability to capture that in her works.

11. Charles Dana Gibson. I really like the way he draws in ink. His artworks are pretty humourous too.

What about you? Who are your influences and inspiration? :)
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RADification Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I really enjoy this particular meme because I love seeing the influences of people who influence me, it's also a great way to discover new artists
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vegarden Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Same here! And what about you? Who inspires you?
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RADification Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Ah, my influences? I'll try and list some, whenever I try to remember all of my inspirations I end up forgetting a bunch ^^;

From my earlier days on DA I was influenced by :icontoonikun:, :iconmoosekleenex:, :icongunnmgally:, and Apricot8585 though unfortunately she isn't on this site anymore. Let's see, there's also Wesley Burt, Tran Nguyen, Gustaf Tenggren, Mariel Clayton and Ayumi Kasai.
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vegarden Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's a great list! I have never heard of moosekleenex's work so yay new artist discovered! When are you going to post your works on dA? :D
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RADification Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Hahaha, I'm glad you like it :)

Oh gosh, I've always been wary of posting my works since I'm not too confident with my level of skill. I decided that I'd only post when I had gotten really good, not just mediocre but I've realized that I can't improve if I don't have the motivation to. I think I should start posting now since even a little bit of feedback here would push me more than I could ever push myself. So thanks for asking, I do believe I'll post something very soon ^^;
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vegarden Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Don't worry! We all have to start somewhere don't we? By the way, happy new year to you! :D
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RADification Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Yes, that's the truth. Thank you so much, happy new year to you too!
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vya Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Oh wow, I can see why these are inspiring to you! :heart:
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vegarden Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:) What about yours?
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vya Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I'm horrible at drawing but I love it to get new ideas or to imagine pictures. (:

I really love Klimt & Mucha, too, many wonderful artists here on DeviantArt, movies and books. (:
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