Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Influence Map

I saw this interesting meme on John Allison's blog the other day and I couldn't resist joining in. Since then I've seen others from Joe List and Adam Cadwell. I find it fascinating. It was so difficult to shortlist it to just 21. I've missed Mort Drucker, Jack Davis, Aex Toth, Jack Kirby, Javier Olivares, Simon Gane, Guy Burwell, Marc Hempel. Mary Blair, Robert Valley, Philip Bond, Sheilah Beckett and loads more that will probably occur to me as soon as I click "publish post". I need an inspiration atlas! I've chosen the ones that I think have had the biggest impact on the way I draw and chosen images of theirs that reflect this.

Looking at what I've taken from all these great artists made me feel a bit dirty, though. If I had a fraction of the talent of these great artists I'd be more than happy.

UPDATE Yves Chaland! Bruce Timm! Arrghhh!

UPDATE UPDATE Satoshi Kitamura! Egon Schiele! Arrggghhh!


Uli Oesterle said...

see a lot of my one all-time-favourites on your influence map.

Jonathan Edwards said...

I thought we might share some influences, Uli. Have you done one of these yet?

Unknown said...

terrific site... nice post on your blog...keep it up..