bus ride by loish on DeviantArt
i'm pretty tired of working on this, so now i gotta consider it done. it's full of mistakes, i know i know. drawn in photoshop CS3 with an intuos3 table... bus ride
Humberto Ramos's (2007) comic Fairy Quest is inspirational in it's adaptation of iconic characters. Ramos's disproportionate stylized figures are what draws me to his work. By enlarging expressive features of the human form Ramos exaggerates the expression of his characters. His work is reminiscent of a pixar film with his soft colour palette and rounded forms. There is a lot lower contrast in his comic work than that of other artists who have less tonal steps before getting to true black.
Rick Lee's (2014) attention to small scale detail and design fundamentals is what inspires me about his work. A lot of his work is design based as he sells a lot of merchandise and clothing on his website. He implements well saturated colour on areas of interest within a design but generally leaves characters in his images with black and white skin tone. I think this draws attention to the minor details such as the characters tattoos and clothes.
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Alex Ross (2006) acts as a bridge between fine art and comic art. Using Gouache rather than pencil and ink Ross brings the comic world into the realm of realism. Alex Ross's work is contrary to what I enjoy about the other artists on this board. The realistic proportions in his vision of super heroes is what appeals to me.
Fiona Staples (2012) character design in the comic series Saga is inspirational. Her minimal, painterly backgrounds draw attention to the characters and provide convincing and unique environments for the narrative. Staples maintains a consistent pop art inspired colour palette throughout the series (that is not found in this image however).
jerome opeña (2010) Is an illustrator working for Marvel. The aspect of his work that I find inspiring are his use of directional parallel lines to create contour. opeña is fairly heavy handed with his use of white directional contour lines to build form and I believe it works well.
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Clayton Crain (2011) was one of the first artists I was exposed to who work with a completely digital practice. I enjoy the rope like proportions he imbues on characters. Crain layers his illustrations with grimy textures that give his work a visceral quality.
Lois Von Baarle (2010) has been extremely educational in the development of my skills in digital art. Von Baarle's tutorials on digital art can be found in many publications as well as online video tutorials available for free.
James Jean's (2012) symmetrical, abstract illustrations are inspirational in their use of texture and organic form. Jean is both a fine artist as well as a commercial illustrator whose work can be found in magazines, on products as well as gallery walls. My interpretation of this image is that it addresses themes of protection, fragility and elitism. Well bred dogs are an indication of wealth and decadence.