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Unread Jan 8th, 2014, 02:39 PM   #1
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Favourite artists

There's a thread on our favourite TLKFAA artists already, but I'm interested to know what other art people like

I'm trying to get back into drawing and want to add some more people to my DA watch, so please post links to artists you love and admire! I'm not exposed enough to the artistic community, I think I must be missing out on a lot of greats. ^^

Feel free to talk about more, um, 'classic' artists too! Personally I've gotten really crazy about Van Gogh recently, I never really thought about famous painters much before but I've suddenly realised how reminiscent his work is of a style I've aways tried to achieve. Really love him!
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Unread Jan 8th, 2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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My favourite "classic" artist is Franz Marc, and my favourite painting of his is there one here: http://www.franzmark.org/Deer-in-a-Forest-II.jpg and second is possibly this one http://uploads2.wikipaintings.org/im...e-fox-1913.jpg

I'm not exactly sure what about them particularly draws me in, but there's just something that I like. Would love to have a print of Deer in a Forest II one day.

As for DA artists, I'll have to get back to you on that one since I haven't browsed DA or kept up with art there for forever
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Unread Jan 10th, 2014, 02:34 PM   #3
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hmm great question to ask! I've always vaguely had people in my mind, but never actually put together a list.

Classical Masters

►Leonardo Da Vinci
- I've done 2 master studies and researched his style in-depth. Its crazy the level of techincal detail he got in his paintings.

► William Bouguereau
- I absolutely love how he renders faces and the human forum.

►van gogh
- This man is the master of color!

►Artemisia Gentileschi
-I could stare for hours how she handled fabrics. Also a rare female painter during her time.

► and of course Bob Ross
- Not so much for his art, they all seemed rushed to me. But I love his theory's on art in general. listening to this man talk and teach will always cheer me up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLO7tCdBVrA

As for Artists on DA... well I don't have anyone in particular. I follow lots of people who do concept arts. I check the DA Landscapes and Scenery section daily: http://www.deviantart.com/digitalart...gs/landscapes/

I'm bound to find a few people there that have done something interesting. Also Follow the Still life section: http://www.deviantart.com/digitalart/paintings/still/

I'm more interested in the process really then the final product. I want to see what people think these days. I get no real benefit from a finished painting other then it looks awesome. Speed paintings and studies are where you'll find me.
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Unread Jan 11th, 2014, 03:49 PM   #4
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Oh man, soooo many good ones. I will come back and update this later when I have more time. But yes. I look forward to going through everyone else's inspirations too.

Edit: Took me two weeks, but I finally found some time to come back and edit this to post some of my favorite professional artists, both past and present:

Alphonse Mucha....gotta love that art nouveau style. I find his color palletes and details simply fascinating.

Rembrandt...Master of light. Need I say more?

Rien Poortvliet...already been mentioned in this thread, but totally worth checking out if you haven't seen his work before. HUGE inspiration to me growing up.

Norman Rockwell....I know, I know, super cheesy...but I can't help it! I've always really enjoyed looking at Rockwells work. Probably because each piece is so story-driven. Even the items laying about tell a story. It's awesome! Not to mention his hyper-realism is just mind-blowing.

Gustav Klimt...something about the way he paints his subjects so intensely really captures my attention. Also the contrast of the realism and the ridiculously decorative flatness that he surrounds his pieces with is really appealing to me.

James Gurney...UGH. I am seriously in love with this man and all that he does. It's pretty ridiculous how much of a fan I am. His blog is a priceless resource of inspiration to me.

Terryl Whitlach...from the minute I was introduced to The Katurran Odyssey I was hooked. The image in my sig is her art from that book...and I will likely never change it. x) This lady is the queen of animal anatomy and creature fabrication.

Jennadelle.... She and I met on the school bus in 7th grade and ever since that moment she has continuously changed the way I looked at art. As such, I can't help but be motivated by her work. I will probably always be a huge fan, though I try not to tell her that.

Robert Bateman....I'm sure some of you have seen him before, but I can't help but be reminded of why I make art in the first place when I see his work. It just reminds me of nature's majesty and how inspiring and wonderous the world around us is.

A.E. London....I had the honor of meeting her at an Art Festival in Texas a few years ago and have been a huge fan ever since. She takes animals and does magical things with them.

Andrew Shek....I remember when I first saw his blog I flipped out. SOMEONE WHO LIKE ELEPHANTS AS MUCH (okay, probably more) THAN I DO!! And he's good at them too. :3 I love his style. It just....I want an art book of his so badly.

Okay, I have to stop for now....more later!
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Unread Jan 15th, 2014, 03:58 AM   #5
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Thanks for the links Epona. I've never heard of Bob Ross, I'm going to watch some of his videos. The landscape section of DA is also something I never really paid any attention to before, love it.

Azerane, I've never seen that painter before but I just love that deer painting. I really want a print of it. Beautiful, his art is so interesting. I also love this: http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/marc/tiger.jpg

With maquenda's help I've been discovering the work of this guy, Rien Poortvliet, whose work I find absolutely stunning... I love his appreciation for wildlife and nature, great understanding of how animals should be drawn.



http://one1more2time3.files.wordpres...poortvliet.jpg
http://s40.radikal.ru/i089/1012/97/e9c475afcabb.jpg
http://mistercrew.com/files/2010/08/Poortvliet_05.jpg
http://territa.ru/_ph/739/2/271767226.jpg
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http://www.ganino.com/_media/artists...303_320sun.jpg
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Omigosh, Rien!! I love him. x3 I just got his book "Horses" and I can't stop ogling it. @_@ I went to his museum in The Netherlands this past summer. He was one of my huge childhood inspirations when my parents bought me his "Noah's Ark" book as a pre-teen. Talk about some beautiful paintings.....<3 Great spotlight Tamu. I really must update my post. Maybe this weekend when I'm not so busy with school things...@_@
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Unread Jan 16th, 2014, 05:18 AM   #7
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Omigosh, Rien!! I love him. x3 I just got his book "Horses" and I can't stop ogling it. @_@ I went to his museum in The Netherlands this past summer. He was one of my huge childhood inspirations when my parents bought me his "Noah's Ark" book as a pre-teen. Talk about some beautiful paintings.....<3 Great spotlight Tamu. I really must update my post. Maybe this weekend when I'm not so busy with school things...@_@

Oh wow those books sound so interesting - I actually haven't seen a great deal of his horses and Noah's Ark sounds awesome!!! I really want a book of his, I think I'll ask for my birthday.

I was in the Netherlands too but I didn't know about him then, which is regrettable. D: I could probably have bought books of his etc. there also. Oh well, I plan to go back eventually anyway, I'd love to visit the museum. I'm not actually a massive fans of museums sometimes, I get a bit bored unless it's the kind of art that really interests me.
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Oh wow those books sound so interesting - I actually haven't seen a great deal of his horses and Noah's Ark sounds awesome!!! I really want a book of his, I think I'll ask for my birthday.

I was in the Netherlands too but I didn't know about him then, which is regrettable. D: I could probably have bought books of his etc. there also. Oh well, I plan to go back eventually anyway, I'd love to visit the museum. I'm not actually a massive fans of museums sometimes, I get a bit bored unless it's the kind of art that really interests me.

You should! Of all of them, Noah's Ark shows the bredth of his work (I think). It's really a bit of everything he's amazing at...which is essentially all things. And I also LOVE his books because it's like reading a sketchbook. The text is all made up of his notes and in his handwriting (translated, of course)! It's like being invited into his mind. x3

As for the museum, it's a bit of an adventure to get there. We started in Rotterdam and took a couple of buses to get out to the location...and then you have to hop a ferry to actually get there since the museum is on an island nature reserve. Which is SO perfect for him. x) We spent all day out there, SO much fun. They have every book he's ever made and TONS of his paintings on display. All rotated out with the collection owned by his wife and children, who live not far from there. It's really quite amazing. 83
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