Day 6: Which Artist or Artists are inspirational to you?

Day 6: Which Artist or Artists are inspirational to you?

I have several artists who inspire me to really do my best. There are famous ones, and then ones I follow on Social Media too. Each one has a different aspect that I really admire and I’ll make sure to tell you why. πŸ™‚

I’ve mentioned before what a fan of Lisa Frank I am. I have admired her work since I was young carrying around her school supplies through my elementary days. Her work has inspired my love of color and not being afraid of going bright if I want to. When I first began to draw and color I would freehand copy her work. I remember one of my earliest drawings was of Hunter the leopard lounging in a tree. My mom kept it for ages. I wish I could see it now. πŸ™‚ In my head it was still dead on, maybe I should keep it that way.

A more historical Artist who inspires me isΒ Alphonse Mucha.Β He was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist,Β  known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs. I’m constantly inspired by his whimsical swirls and detailed designs of each of the women in his artwork. I actually did some tee shirt design involving batman and the sirens inspired by Muchas’ artwork. Sadly they didn’t purchase the design because I would have bought all of them. In College I took a painting class and I did a color study off of Muchas’ Job Cigarette Piece.

There is no better feeling then being a having a friend be your muse/ Inspiration. Since 2015, I’ve been working Artist Alley with my best buddy Noelle. Since then I have made so many talented friends who I will brag on a few of them now as inspirations to me πŸ™‚

Liaveeee aka Lisa aka Lisa Lisa (In my brain) She is so talented! I’m always amazed by the movement in her art and her color choices! Plus she’s freelance! so GOALS! She’s also a amazing person and we exchange hugs and fun waves and its always a blast to see her! She’s also on Facebook too… hint hint.

 

Acorn Ink aka Jesse B: Now this guy knows his way around a pen and some crazy anatomy. He is currently a artist at Disney (Lucky) and so his style draws from that. He is also very traditional in his inspirations, drawing from adventures of Tin Tin to woodblock designs. He inspires me with his work ethic and his knowledge of anatomy. Also his crazy attention to detail. I am lucky enough to color his comic in progress (check it out here on his Patreon) and he does so much detail I’m always in Awe. He’s on Facebook, twitter and Instagram.

This looks like a good place to stop for today πŸ™‚ I have so many inspirational artists around me that its too many to list in one single blog. But I was thinking of doing artist interviews at some of my upcoming conventions. Would anyone be interested in being interviewed or reading about/ watching artist interviews with artists I know and some I have yet to meet? let me know in the comments πŸ˜€

 

 

 

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