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Artist Resources As An Artist, Who And What Are Your Influences?

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn, Jul 7, 2010.

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  1. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn The Other Saga Moderator

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    I'm not a frequent poster in this forum, but I am a painter. Though I don't do much fan art currently, my own work is heavily influenced by filmic aesthetics and the work of Star Wars-related illustrators like Ralph McQuarrie.

    So basically this thread is for us to share our stylistic inspirations, be they genres, individual artists, or other factors.

    Here are some of mine:

    Ralph McQuarrie:

    [image=http://www.originalprop.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/ralph-mcquarrie-stormtrooper-concept-art-star-wars-fr.jpg]

    Really, I like anything with a 70s-style future look to it -

    Syd Mead:

    [image=http://www.fabiofeminofantascience.org/RETROFUTURE/meadhouseandcity.jpg]

    John Berkey:

    [image=http://www.warp555.com/John-Berkey-large04.jpg]

    NASA illustrations like this:

    [image=http://cache.io9.com/assets/resources/2008/04/AC75-1086.jpg]
    [image=http://space.mike-combs.com/torus.jpg]

    Other artist influences include Rene Magritte:

    [image=http://www4.ncsu.edu/~ctk/magritte.pyrenees.jpg]

    Jerome Witkin (his work has a large effect on me - I had to pick something not very 'edgy' and without nudity as I don't think those things would pass censorship here):

    [image=http://www.paintingperceptions.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/JeffDavies1980.jpg]

    I like some of Magdalena Abakanowicz's work:

    [image=http://www.abakanowicz.art.pl/coexistence/img/Z-ludzi.jpg]

    Gregory Crewdson (photographer):

    [image=http://rayogar.com/text/images/crewdson.jpg]

    Ryan McGinley:

    [image=http://abitofthat.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/ryan-mcginley.jpg]

    I'm sure I'll add more later.

    So, discuss, add influences of your own... etc!
  2. earlybird-obi-wan Force Ghost

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    Aug 21, 2006
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    I am influenced by the old Dutch painters like Rembrandt and Vermeer

    This painting is reflecting that

    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/earlybird-obi-wan/forcenetart/kaagi10b.jpg]
  3. Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW

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    Growing up, there had been a few artists that left an impression on me. To name a few:


    James Gurney:
    [image=http://dinotopia.com/images/art/morning_in_treetown.jpg]
    [image=http://dinotopia.com/images/art/garden_of_hope.jpg]

    Stan Winston:

    [image=http://www.pixologic.com/stanwinston/img/photosLrg/Jurassic_Park-106RGB.jpg]
    [image=http://www.pixologic.com/stanwinston/img/photosLrg/Jurassic_Park_III-080.jpg]


    Mark "Crash" McCreery:

    [image=http://roberthood.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/raptor-attack-JP.jpg]
  4. AzureAngel2 Force Ghost

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    Jun 14, 2005
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    I like playing with colours, therefore: Van Gogh and Eric Carle.
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