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My Influence Map by saint-max My Influence Map by saint-max
My influence map

I did this for the Drawing for Comics class am attending at the moment. I think my map is a little bit crowded but I just had to place all of the things that influenced me and played a role in shaping my style and the way I paint today, and probably will continue to do so in the future.

I will write a quick note for each of the boxes starting from top left:

Angle dude: No name for the artist, mostly classical painting, heroic figures and superb anatomy.

Shokuen.com : I recently found his website and I have to say that I looked a lot to find it, he got some really sick figures, and I just love his girls so thin so ill.

Raymond Swanland: Amazing illustrator, he did the covers for the American version of the manga Priest.

Helmet Dude: Sculptures ... just lots of them, great anatomy and great figures.

Ashley Wood: Who doesn\'t love the work of Ashley???

Adi: He is the one who got me to love Ironman. amazing armor designer and painter.

James Jean: Who doesn\'t love the work of James!!!??? >_>

Kim Hyung-tae: Even before collage, I started collecting his work. I loved his tall girls and his super clean coloring and his costume design.

Jia Ruan: One of the best digital artist around, I love his colors and I hope that I can be as good as him one day.

Jo Chen: Clean and beautiful portraits.

Niklas Jansson: Probably you don\'t know this guy, but he is the one who got me into digital painting... yeah coz of him I wanted to paint.

Warhammer art: ....Duh!

Kids on tiger: Don\'t know the name of the artist, got lots of his work but couldn\'t find the name, help me if u can.

Mike Mignola: Who doesn\'t love the work of Mike!!!??? >_____>

Lucky Luke: I read a lot of this comic when I was a kid, got most of the translated books, they were few that got into Arabic though.

Min-Woo Hyung: The best manga artist to live, and Priest is the best manga till today...... its a shame that they stopped it... :((((

Adrian Smith: That is a must, right?

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That is all.
And yes you can build your own Influence Map which is made by this guy here
[link]

Cheers
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:iconmako85:
MaKo85 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
MIKE MIGNOLA :highfive:
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saint-max Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah... so minimal so expressive :'(
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MaKo85 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, his Hellboy series is amazing though, so is BPRD. Can't wait to see what the next chapter holds~
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saint-max Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I should like get the whole thing and start reading them. I only have the art book and the first two comic book from the collection :(
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MaKo85 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They're definitely worth tracking down~!
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saint-max Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I will defiantly do ;)
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hellyeah!!
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Belazikkal Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not the only one who knows of Niklas Jansson! WOO! He also got me into digital to be honest. he's out of my Influence Map, because I couldn't find him again. Nor could I remember his name, but with this. Thank you so much, man! So many wonderful re-acquaintances.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow nice to find someone else who knows Jansson, his art is epic and his game concepts are just over the top. I literally started painting after reading his tutorial.
Here is his new blog
[link]
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
You read Lucky Luke?! I used to watch the cartoon!
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saint-max Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Damn I didnt know that there used to be a cartoon :O
The comics are originally used to be for my uncles along with Tin Tin and Asterix and Obelix and a couple more French graphical novels. Getting those in Arabic was so hard, so I assume I was lucky :D
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
If you can find it its good fun. I used to read all of those too. My fathers collection.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am now, just started getting TinTin books that I dont have, then I will get Asterix ;)
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
All are great
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KKylimos Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Now i have to spend a whole day looking at every single piece of every single one of them. Aside from the u-know-whats ofc -_- Also , i ur holy saviour has found ur uknown influence. The artist who drew the pic with the kids riding the tiger is called Joy Ang. Here is her DA [link] Dont thank me , pay me.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Damn son, I looked so hard for her name <3 thanx a lot bro
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averyforge Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
one of the reason i never left comic books is mike mignola.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely
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kyo4kusanagi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
all of them a awesome artist no wonder your works are awesome like hell CX
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saint-max Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahahah thanx yeah I keep also a big amount of photos for models and ppl in general for reference ;)
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kyo4kusanagi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehehe same here but still my works ain't that great XD
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saint-max Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
All comes with practice ;) the harder you work on your self the better results you will get
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kyo4kusanagi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehehe thank you ^^
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