Inspiration

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Inspiration

Postby Jasezilla on Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:56 pm

OK since this topic is empty I'll be the first. if I'm stuck for inspiration I look toward

Juxtapoz magazine- underground artwork of all nature
Rock posters-Rock poster artists take their inspiration from anything and everything.They appear to have no restrictions.
Vinyl toys-some of the most cutting edge character design
Modern graffitti-ditto
underground animation I haven't seen too much lately but things like MTVS " Liquid Television" really got me interested in animation.

what about you?
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Postby simon sherry on Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:29 pm

I'll join in :)

1. http://www.conceptart.org - learnt more looking htrough this site in a couple of hours than I had anywhere else.

2. The old Heavy Metal mags I've got littered throughout the office.

3. Anything by Mignola, McKeever, McKean, Bisley, Kelly Jones, Sienkewicz, Miller, Keith that I've got lying around.

4. Night, Dawn and Day of the Dead (Romero versions).

5. My ever-increasing army of MOTU figures (don't ask:))

6. Forums like this, http://www.digitalwebbing.com and many others...

That's about all I can think of for now.

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Postby Matt Elder on Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:17 pm

ok - I'll bite. Inspiration - seeing an 'entertainment' movie at the cinema (ie one where you leave your brain at the door - think Aliens vs Predator type movies).

Other websties and forums can be good (conceptart and sometimes sijun), or randomly going through images that I've downloaded off the internet.

Alternatively, taking a visit to the Art Gallery of New South Wales (particular the Asian exhibits) give wonderful ideas for shapes and forms.

Or some loud 'rage' music - Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Gunners etc.
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Postby practicecactus on Fri Dec 17, 2004 7:21 pm

Man, I just recently started buying 'Black + White' magazine.
So much nice photography. Great stuff , and plus there's always naked women it ..hee hee..*giggle*.
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Postby Hyptosis on Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:24 am

An artist who is good, and still modest and kind inspires me. Someone, who is great at what they do, and don't flaunt it, doesn???t brag or get a big head. Someone who is still a small town guy who is willing to answer e-mails and talk to amateurs. A bit difficult to explain, but I???m sure you get the idea. Someone who has hit (or will) hit it big and hasn???t changed from the experience.[/quote]
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Postby Matty B on Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:29 pm

Surfing around the Drawing Board (http://www.sketchbooksessions.com/shanesboard/) inspires me every time. I definitely love everything a chap called 'Ben C' does, but you get to know the handles of the people's work that you love, and it seems everytime I visit there's always a number of new piccies that blow my socks clean off.

But they don't get far. Invariably they collide with the sub-woofer (mate), and it's not too hard to retrieve them.
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Postby bluetoaster on Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:04 pm

Writing: No better inspiration than what you see in your own life. (ie: Personal, media, philosophical.)

Art: Dave Sim, Dave McKean, Dave Cooper. (is there something about the name 'Dave' that inspires me?)


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Postby practicecactus on Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:22 pm

bluetoaster wrote: (is there something about the name 'Dave' that inspires me?).

http://www.moviewavs.com/cgi-bin/mp3s.cgi?Cheech_And_Chong=davesnot.mp3
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Postby practicecactus on Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:45 pm

I haven't been drawing much lately, so I looked up Adam Hughs and started to get the feel of drawing again .It's amazing ,how , just by looking at great art just kind of rubs off on you and you start drawin better.
Well , for me anyway.
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Postby JasonBerekLewis on Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:51 am

As for what inspires me ...I write mainly fantasy and superhero stuff, so I draw inspiration from people like J R R Tolkien, George Lucas, Angus Wells, Tad Williams, Robert Jordan ...

In comics I am inspired by the Dabel Bros, Stan Lee, Rob Liefeld, Michael Turner, Jeph Loeb, Brian Bendis, Alan Moore, Sean J Jordan, pretty much everyone at Alias Enterprises, Brandon Thomas, Ed Brubaker, Mike Bullock ... and everyone here!

I'm still discovering the Aussie industry, just months ago, I had no idea about the depth and breadth of talen here at home! So literally everyone with whom I corss paths is an inspiration ...

I hope to touch base with some of you at Supanova in Sydney!

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Postby Dutch on Tue May 03, 2005 9:12 pm

bluetoaster wrote:Writing: No better inspiration than what you see in your own life.


In my case, I totally agree. I get to meld the kind of childhood I guess I wanted to have with the experiences of the kids I see running around in school today for inspiration for my stuff.

Art wise...well...koalas, I guess...all my kids end up having really big ears...
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Hmmm

Postby Jo B 1 on Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:08 pm

I jumped in here thinking it would be a good place to have a thought but after reading other posts it seems I'm mentally unprepared. Perhaps I'm not that driven. I certainly am influenced by a lot of different artists, I rarely get paid for work I enjoyed doing. I'll be back when I've thought about this a bit more...
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Postby Caleb on Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:31 pm

Inspiration jumps at you when you least expect it. I get it repeatedly tho from:

My portraits of Einstein and James Dean.

The Bible (I'm not religious but that baby is full of first class GOLD.)

Fremantle

John Steinbeck, Herman Hesse, (like the guy said above) Tad Williams, Alan Moore, Dave Sim, Neil Young, The Velvet Underground, Patti Smith, The white stripes, Frederico Garcia Lorca, Magritte, Dali, Hopper.

Newly founded cults, psychology books, Perth trains,

My enormous A3 file of selected newspaper clippings. Get one. Seriously.
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Postby Cybermotron on Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:18 am

Trains, do it for me. Not like one of those crazy train geeks (they do exist I assure you, and its very, very scary), but I do everything on trains. When I was at art school I did most of my development work on trains. I have endless sketchbook filled with the faces of commuters pretending not to look uncomfortable as I draw them. I don't read on trains much, prefering instead to get in a little quality creative time away from distractions. Nearly every lyric I've written in the last three years I did on a train, and I have a reputation for lots of lyrics, and thats for at two or three hours worth of songs (I'm also counting the crap ones). I'm currently working on a comic about a guy on a train. It always comes back to trains.

So If you notice some dodgy guy sketching you on public transport, try and sit still. Restless life models really piss me off.
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Postby Caleb on Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:33 pm

hahaha

I swear one day I'll be drawing you back. That'd fuck your head.
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