Tuesday, June 21, 2011
My Artistic Influences
I don't pretend to have studied the great masters of the art world. I've always been influenced with what was around me at the time.
I thought I'd document those influences visually just for fun.
I spent way too much time drawing Snoopy then Garfield then looking at all the great art in Mad. Then on to drawing comics books by looking at Art Adams, Mike Mignola, Todd McFarlane (and yes, Rob Liefeld!) Just being honest here. I drew way too many X-Force characters as a youth!
Then on to studying Joe Sorren and Phil Burke when I started painting in college.
My illustration style started with just painting and then went full circle, coming back around to a line art comic book inspired style.