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  09 September 2005
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
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  09 September 2005
Escher has been a long time favorite..
And once I got into CG art/animation, I discovered Neil Blevins who would also be one of my favorites.
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  09 September 2005
well everyone has a favourite artist, and in my case theyre also my heroes. 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!
 
  09 September 2005
Thumbs up Alex Grey for one...

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!
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  10 October 2005
How about a dose of Abdul Mati Klarwein?


Annunciation - Abdul Mati Klarwein - 1961

Maybe an inspiration to Alex Grey too.


Grain of Sand

My comments HERE.
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  10 October 2005
Cool

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.










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

Last edited by SpeccySteve : 10 October 2005 at 11:18 AM.
 
  10 October 2005
Well I strongly admire Gustave Dore, Katsuya Terada, Frank Miller, Jhon Howe and Caravaggio... Lots of ink and color masters on my faves, uh?
 
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