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pushav
04-22-2005, 04:33 AM
Who is your favorite artist?
Explain why you like the artist that you chose.
(you may post pictures of their works)

adam-crockett
04-22-2005, 10:53 PM
Its so hard to choose, but the first two that popped into mind are: Andy Goldsworthy and Alberto Giacometti.

Goldsworthy's work is so pure and fascinating. He creates them on location with nothing but things found on location. They exist in time as well as space, as he often photodocuments their desintegration as well as their mere existence. That really appeals to me as an animator.
http://cgee.hamline.edu/see/goldsworthy/gold_brokpeb.gifhttp://cgee.hamline.edu/see/goldsworthy/gold_treesoul.jpg


Giacometti is mostly known for his sculptures, but I really go nuts over his drawings and paintings. They really helped me loosen up when I was doing drawing courses in school.
http://frames.barewalls.com/frames/bw/61/61105,61202,61601/16.25/24.75/closeup/h6130c.jpghttp://frames.barewalls.com/frames/bw/61/61105,61202,61601/23.58/23.58/closeup/e1MS726c.jpg

Some others: Dave Mackean, Dorthea Tanning, Mike Mignola, I could go on forever.

TheCleaner
05-20-2005, 07:50 PM
My favorite artist/illustrator is Kadir Nelson (http://www.kadirnelson.com/newSite/index.php), I dont know what it is about his work, maybe Im inspired by his basketball paintings, but I do prefer his work over Frank Morrison.

nineinchneil
05-20-2005, 08:11 PM
edgar degas is a big inspiration to me.

my favorite living artist would have to be bruce timm, the brains behind 'batman: animated series'.

cbrengard
05-21-2005, 03:39 AM
Dali it would probably have to be...

Lunatique
05-21-2005, 04:30 AM
I think it's pretty dangerous to have only one favorite artist. There are so many different styles from so many different cultures and time periods, and in each category, there are more than one master with equal talent and mastery. There's no way in hell I could name only one person.

Gord-MacDonald
05-21-2005, 04:54 AM
I think it's pretty dangerous to have only one favorite artist. There are so many different styles from so many different cultures and time periods, and in each category, there are more than one master with equal talent and mastery. There's no way in hell I could name only one person.

I agree.
I think that it is important - esp. - early on - to expose oneself to as much art and "life" as possible.

Gord

NOOB!
05-21-2005, 11:20 AM
Dali it would probably have to be...

yep yep DALI DALI DALI DALI AND MORE DALI

need i post pictures? i think not.

TheCleaner
05-21-2005, 05:19 PM
I think it's pretty dangerous to have only one favorite artist. There are so many different styles from so many different cultures and time periods, and in each category, there are more than one master with equal talent and mastery. There's no way in hell I could name only one person.

I agree, its much like music, film, literature..

I love the fact that thats the way it is, as it means we'r constantly discovering new things, though the flipside is, it takes alot of time to expose yourself to everything < a reason why i think the internet is great

NOOB!
05-21-2005, 05:24 PM
doy! but theres always that one that u like the most.cmon,stop bein so *arty* about it and just pick a fave.lol

Phuzion
05-21-2005, 06:00 PM
Hhhmmm...
Alphonse Mucha: His lines were cosmic, his compositions flawless, his value grouping makes me want to cry with joy.

John Singer Sargent: He took what older masters did before him, and perfected it inmho.

Claire Wendling: She's a modern master of so many styles. If you want to learn about flow, you can study her work endlessly.

Drew Struzan: Deffinately one of THE modern masters of traditional media. His sense of form and light and that life spark is so very rarely seen these days in the entertainment industry. If you have picked up a copy of "Oeuvre" do it today, it's well worth it.

silentkitty
05-21-2005, 06:05 PM
My favorite artist is probably Yoshitaka Amano, probably best known for his Final Fantasy character designs for the earlier games.. although those aren't my favorite works of his. Some of his personal stuff is absolutely incredible; I just love how his style manages to be so loose and sketchy yet have so much detail at the same time. He's also just a really well rounded artist; he does everything from illustration to interior design to animation to glass blowing.

Here's a couple samples..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v72/silentkitty/pic22.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v72/silentkitty/pic7.jpg

I have so many favorite artists it's hard to pick just one, though... : )

pushav
05-21-2005, 08:14 PM
Bryan Hitch. One of the best out there currently. If you do not know who he is, go read The Ultimates from Marvel.

Gord-MacDonald
05-21-2005, 08:43 PM
yep yep DALI DALI DALI DALI AND MORE DALI

need i post pictures? i think not.

I met Dali in 1975 at the Guggenheim Museum in NY - during the Max Ernst Retrospective
(um well.. he said hello :bounce: )

Gord

Squibbit
05-21-2005, 08:53 PM
ILM



mwahaha!



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Totoro
05-21-2005, 10:01 PM
Well um... I don't have one favorite artist but there are some I admire like:

1. Dali
2. Mark Ryden
3. Saul Steinberg
4. Escher

stepington
05-22-2005, 06:08 AM
Heinrich Kley (http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/kley.htm) - remarkable draftsman
Tadahiro Uesugi (http://www10.big.or.jp/%7Etuesugi/)- genious at color
Chiura Obata (http://obata.wilderness.net/) - for forms and composition
Jacob Lawrence (http://www.whitney.org/jacoblawrence/)- another for color
Dr. Seuss (http://www.seussville.com/) - (self explanitory)
Norman Mclaren (http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/446775/) - relationships between sound/texture/color - time based artist/animator
Chaim Soutine (http://perso.wanadoo.fr/herve.monteils/soutine_gb.htm)- a painter that makes me happy about being human
Miroslav Lovric (http://www.miroslavlovric.com/)- a supernatural sense of rythmic forms on canvas. (and he's my buddy :D)

Maidith
05-22-2005, 08:48 AM
William Turner! :D
His paintings are just a magic of colors, and he's the magician.
http://www.artunframed.com/images/artmis67/turnerb.jpg

http://www.artunframed.com/images/artmis67/turnerj.jpg

http://www.artunframed.com/images/artmis67/turnerc.jpg

NOOB!
05-22-2005, 09:50 AM
I met Dali in 1975 at the Guggenheim Museum in NY - during the Max Ernst Retrospective
(um well.. he said hello :bounce: )

Gord

:eek: u did? whoa! man why did he have to die??!!

..u shudda asked him that lol.

TheCleaner
05-22-2005, 10:56 AM
William Turner! :D
His paintings are just a magic of colors, and he's the magician.


If your ever in london, ensure you visit the tate britain, theres a whole sub building full of turner's work, its quite amazing to see the work in real life

it is really hard to pinpoint A favorite artist of all time, i find nahem shoa's giant head portraits stunning, mainly as ive seen them in a gallery, and been able to feel the paint (even though i shouldnt be touching :twisted: ) maybe we need categories

NOOB!
05-22-2005, 11:06 AM
If your ever in london, ensure you visit the tate britain, theres a whole sub building full of turner's work, its quite amazing to see the work in real life



yeh i went to that,but must say i wasn't too impressed,guess its not my thing.but yeh there is quite allota his stuff there.

umbrellasky
05-22-2005, 11:15 AM
I saw a lot of Tuner's work at the tate britain. His work is magical, I love the dynamics and the colours in his work, he is indeed an amazing artist!

jmBoekestein
05-22-2005, 12:09 PM
My favorite artist is probably Yoshitaka Amano, probably best known for his Final Fantasy character designs for the earlier games.. although those aren't my favorite works of his. Some of his personal stuff is absolutely incredible; I just love how his style manages to be so loose and sketchy yet have so much detail at the same time. He's also just a really well rounded artist; he does everything from illustration to interior design to animation to glass blowing.

Here's a couple samples..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v72/silentkitty/pic22.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v72/silentkitty/pic7.jpg

I have so many favorite artists it's hard to pick just one, though... : )

Wow, nice paintings...Do you have a link to an english site for this guy...I love the mood in these.:thumbsup:

Welcome to the forum silentkitty! :wise:stylish entry...:D

silentkitty
05-22-2005, 01:07 PM
Wow, nice paintings...Do you have a link to an english site for this guy...I love the mood in these.:thumbsup:

Welcome to the forum silentkitty! :wise:stylish entry...:D

Yep, you can find his site here, most of it is in English. I believe he actually lives in the US at the moment. : ) http://www.amanosworld.com/

And thanks! :bounce:

jmBoekestein
05-22-2005, 06:13 PM
Thanks for the link Silentkitty!:D

Allready found some nice paintings I like. Very nice abstract stuff in there!:thumbsup:

You're welcome! :)

monkeybeach
05-22-2005, 07:50 PM
one of my favourites is painter/writer ruskig (http://www.ruskig.com) (pärra andreasson) incredible color and mood in his stuff.

käthe kollwitz is kind of magical as well, if you're in the mood for tragedy. for someone who focuses so much on death, there's an amazing amount of life in her pictures...

eparts
05-23-2005, 06:51 PM
favorite artists:

Gottfried Helnwein

Zdzislaw Beksinski

HR Giger and Alexander Roslin are quite inspiring too :)

I guess you can call that a weird mixture.. but im young ;)

Psy47
05-26-2005, 12:52 AM
Yeah H.R.Giger is def one of my fav artists, very inspiring. I also have a strange mixture of fav artists but I think that this is a good thing. It is always good to have a broad range of inspiration, if you like what you see then there shouldn't be anything weird about that.

I also like:

Turner - as already stated, amazing use of colour.
Claude Lorrain - beautiful sea port paintings, the use of colour, composition, and atmosphere.
William Blake - extroardinary details, contrast between demonic and biblical portrayals.
Hayao Miyazaki - Creator of 'Spirited Away' amazing lighting in that film.
Tim Burton - Stylistically original.
Masamune Shirow - Attention to detail.

I have many artists that inspire me but i couldn't really pick a favourite one as they are all totally different from each other.:)

ThirdEye
05-26-2005, 12:54 AM
Probably Stanley Kubrick.

lestdog
05-26-2005, 01:13 AM
I think it's pretty dangerous to have only one favorite artist. There are so many different styles from so many different cultures and time periods, and in each category, there are more than one master with equal talent and mastery. There's no way in hell I could name only one person.

I think your mixing "who is your favorite artist"? with "who is your influence"? Nothing wrong with having a favorite movie, band, etc.... But there is something wrong with if those are the only things influencing your creativity. You would just end up being a mimic.

JakeJK
08-17-2005, 09:07 AM
My favourit artist is Faust De Martini. He has a very cool style and is a great inspiration for me, because he achieved he's goal by being hired of blizzard, and that is where i would like to end up some day :)

PSR
08-17-2005, 02:48 PM
Cannot choose a favourite artist. But this is the work that changed the way I looked at paintings:

'The Kitchen Maid' by Vermeer. http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/index.jsp?lang=en

SpeccySteve
08-17-2005, 03:19 PM
I absolutely love Vermeer, the way he handles light is amazing.

Blikkie
08-17-2005, 04:17 PM
I absolutely love Vermeer, the way he handles light is amazing.

Quoted for agreement.

Last year I went to the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague and have begun to understand the genious of Mondriaan.

Morrigana
08-18-2005, 11:27 PM
My two absolute favorites are van Gogh and Michael Whelan. Van Gogh's textures and colors always just make me feel spiffy inside. It's really hard to describe.

And Whelan is just fantastic with colors, and capturing a character, and his horrow works border in to disturbing. What I wouldn't give to be half as good as him.

Cronholio
08-18-2005, 11:42 PM
I'm very low-brow. I like Coop, Ivan Albright, and Edward Paschke

ekah
08-19-2005, 12:06 AM
Another vote for Vermeer. I guess I'm in good company here. :) Although many of whom I admire are painters/sculptors from the Renaissance period, most of my favorite painters happen to be Dutch. I wonder if it was the Dutch water. :curious:

Johannes Vermeer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Vermeer)
Rembrandt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rembrandt)
Hieronymus Bosch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hieronymus_Bosch)
Pieter Brueghel the Elder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pieter_Brueghel_the_Elder) (Flemish actually)
Vincent van Gogh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:VanGogh_thepotatoeaters.png)

ekah

Blikkie
08-19-2005, 12:58 AM
Most of my favorite painters happen to be Dutch. I wonder if it was the Dutch water. :curious:

Everybody knows it is the wooden shoes, once people get them on, they get very creative in finding ways to get them off.

I thought of a few interesting Dutch architects as well:

Gerrit Rietveld (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerrit_Rietveld)
Piet Blom (can't find a decent link, built houses in Rotterdam that had the shape of a cube.......... Standing on one point)
Dudok (http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willem_Dudok)

CGmonkey
08-19-2005, 08:43 AM
One of my favourite artists is Gustave Klimt (http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/art.asp?aid=939)

ekah
08-19-2005, 05:11 PM
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Most of my favorite painters happen to be Dutch. I wonder if it was the Dutch water. :curious:
Everybody knows it is the wooden shoes, once people get them on, they get very creative in finding ways to get them off.


LOL. I'll have to get me some for myself then. :)

Vogeler
08-19-2005, 05:25 PM
I like Luis Royo's style (www.luisroyo.com/ (http://www.luisroyo.com/)). I actually own most of his books.

kbarts
09-23-2005, 07:14 PM
I like Ver Meer and Dali too. A long time my favorite artist was H. R. Giger. I like his dark visions.

talos72
09-23-2005, 09:35 PM
Classical: Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Reuben
19th century: Gerom, Ilya Repin
Sculptor:Rodin, Bernini, Michelangelo
20th century: Lucian Freud, some early Picasso, Mucha
Illustrators/designers: Moebius, Syd Mead, Beksinski, Virgil Finlay, Joseph Clement Coll, N.C. Wyeth, Leyendecker

Off the top of my head...I am sure there are others. :)

[.Q.]
09-24-2005, 02:00 AM
mine is more down to earth

alex alvarez

NRG-Alpha
09-24-2005, 02:33 AM
I like Luis Royo's style (www.luisroyo.com/ (http://www.luisroyo.com/)). I actually own most of his books.

I'm with MadCat on this one.. Luis Royo rocks hard! His style is distinct. I really like his post apocalyptical settings as well as his Beauty and the Beast themes.. (not the Disney version either.. we are talking beautiful vixens and barbaric creatures)

Cheers,

NRG

Skirnir
09-24-2005, 03:47 AM
Albrecht Durer
Leonardo Da vinci
Gianlorenzo Bernini
M.C.Escher
Yoshitaka Amano
Akira Toriyama
Samwise Didier(blizzard)
Satoshi Urushihara(langrisser and other)

theres my list :)

Jyncus
09-26-2005, 02:48 AM
Escher has been a long time favorite..
And once I got into CG art/animation, I discovered Neil Blevins (http://www.neilblevins.com) who would also be one of my favorites. :D

[?]
09-29-2005, 05:30 AM
well everyone has a favourite artist, and in my case theyre also my heroes.:love: i look up to them, especially the ones who are probably like the majority of us - struggling to make it big and get into the art industry.

my fave artists include John John Jesse, [google him] he's amazing, his works are based on sex, drugs and rock n' roll. his works are quite graphic, and alot of people dont aprrove, claiming its a bit pornographic, but on a deeper level you can see the satirical message he's making, he's a genius.

how can you not love Ashley Wood, awesome comic work, excellent style

H R Giger, his creations [Aliens the movie] are so fantastic, they go beyond sublime, theyre just so enticing and simply kickass!

Mike Kopa
09-29-2005, 11:09 AM
My personal all time favorite artist is Alex Grey. ( http://www.alexgrey.com )

I absolutely love the extremely vibrant colors that Alex Grey uses in his paintings. I love how he portrays energy throughout the colors in his paintings. Whether it be physical, emotional, mental, spiritual or sexual energy, Alex Grey shows that energy in his painting and I love it.

Other than Alex Grey, I would have to say I also love Dali, of course, HR Giger, and MC Escher.

I've attached a few of my favorites of Alex Grey. Lightweaver, Kissing, and Artist's Hand... Check 'em out!

Spinmeister
10-18-2005, 05:09 AM
http://www.matiklarweinart.com/images/splashimages/annunciation-1961.jpg (http://www.matiklarweinart.com/en/gallery/annunciation-1961.htm)
Annunciation - Abdul Mati Klarwein - 1961

Maybe an inspiration to Alex Grey too.

http://www.matiklarweinart.com/images/halfsize/grain-of-sand-1963-1965.jpg (http://www.matiklarweinart.com/en/gallery/grain-of-sand-1963-1965.htm#title)
Grain of Sand

My comments HERE (http://mediaspin.com/blog/?p=108).

SpeccySteve
10-18-2005, 10:55 AM
If you hadn't guessed by my earlier posts, J.W.Waterhouse is my favourite, closely followed by Sargent.

I dig the way that Waterhouse has all the technical skills of a classically trained painter but he slaps paint on with a looser, more painterly feel- it's still very much classical representational painting but it's a bit more alive.

Sargent, well he just rocks.

http://img429.imageshack.us/img429/1162/tempestcopy9bz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9871/boreas7fj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img429.imageshack.us/img429/2141/ophelia21tl.jpg
http://img429.imageshack.us/img429/6225/madamex4ku.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/9870/ladyagnew0lz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/9083/eljaleo0mj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Others I like a lot..

Whistler
Vermeer
Klimt
Hokusai
Leighton
Burne-Jones
Rossetti
Ed Hopper
The Scottish colourists - Caddell, Ferguson, Peploe, Hunter.
Turner
Alma Tadema
Jeremy Lipking
Jack Vettriano

JH-Saucedo
10-18-2005, 05:22 PM
Well I strongly admire Gustave Dore, Katsuya Terada, Frank Miller, Jhon Howe and Caravaggio... Lots of ink and color masters on my faves, uh? :D

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