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Danimation's influence meme by danimation2001 Danimation's influence meme by danimation2001
Haven't been posting in a while, and so when I saw this I thought, what the hell.

Here are some things that have greatly influenced me.

1.) Tom Rhodes
When I started out coloring things, this guy influenced me the most. He's so vivid with his colors and lighting always. I learned from him that I should try and stay away from using white as a highlight color, I try to make sure never to use pure white.

2.) Great Movies
I love movies, I'm sure a lot of people do. I have so many favorites that I could not list them all here off the top of my head for fear that I would miss one. Movies Mesmerize me, make me feel great, Sad, heroic, etc, I love 'em.

3.)Arnold Tsang
Another talented guy, He's still inspiring me to this day. He started out as a rocking colorist, and then moved on to drawing and coloring his own stuff with absolute greatness, and that's something I aspire to accomplish as well one day.

4.) Frank Frazetta
This guy is a freak'n legend, He does art as he pleases and always knocks it out of the park. Regardless of any critiques that people put on his accuracy in desplaying things as people think they should be, he does them as he wants them to be, which generally always seems to turn out amazingly well for him. There is just so much power in his lighting and in the scenes that he creates.

5.) Richard Bennett
His work is just so detailed that I when I saw it on the shelves as a kid I just had to pick it up and be inspired and amazed at it. His robotics inspired me, they amazed me... What else can be said.

6.) Watson and the Shark, by John Singleton Copley
This old school painting, was I think the first painting that captured me. Being at the time I was unbelievably afraid of the water because of the JAWS movies, this painting really got to me. It was action packed, suspenseful, and just had me looking at every aspect of it. Was he going to be pulled out in time?, Was the shark going to eat him? Was the guy on the boat going to pierce the shark in time? It just kept me on the edge of my seat because there was no follow up, with the exception of my own imagination.

7.) XenoGears
The first ever RPG that I ever played, and it was a complete accident that I even bought it. I was looking for a game to buy and saw all these cool looking robots on the game box, so I thought that this would be cool, So I got it. Not realizing that it was an RPG. Unfortunately or not, I couldn't return the game because I had already opened it. So I forced myself to play it. I was such a noob at the world of RPGs that I didn't even know that there was a run button. Imagine going through the first part of an RPG game without running. But eventually I figured it out and started to really get into it. The story was great, the characters were unique, And the Music was phenomenal. I just had a blast leveling up and improving. Did I mention how awesome the story was? So yeah this game got me into RPGs.

8.) Out of this World
This game brought the pixel world to a whole new level. it was not well known, but while other games were pointless platforming games with no explanation from level to level, and all levels just being a poorly designed maze for people to hop from step to step to the end, Out of this World was a completely different game. Well designed, well thought out, levels that didn't just take you magically to the next stage. I'd dare say that this game is practically on par with Half-life2 in terms of just going straight through the world from point A to point Z. and even the ending of the game got me as a kid. So sad yet so beautiful.

9.) Hung-Tae Kim
This guy is amazing, his method of coloring showed me that you don't have to start out from dark to light. You can color from light to dark if you wanted. It doesn't matter, just so long as you make it work for you.

10.) Dragon Ball Z
I use to watch this every morning on Sundays I believe back when it was not as well known on channel 11. Man this series just increased my love of anime, and really got me into action. a very suspenseful watching, especially since there was no net to view the episodes one by one, but rather week by week. and If I ever didn't wake up early enough to see it... ooh I'd be pissed. But now of course it's every where and I have the DVDs etc. This made me want to do action animations, I still want to try it out one day, to see if what I envision in my head as action, I can illustrate out there for people to see.

11.) Joe MADureira
amazing actions, different line work than others at the day. even the colors of liquid topped him off with excellence. Most people get caught up in him leaving his major comic book Battle chasers behind at the top of it's glory, but I understood why he left it, and moved on. But his work will always hold an influence in me.

12.) Anry
Another talented digital painter, I think I was influenced by the way he did metal and highlights the most, plus the way he'd paint things really was different. Being that it was in painter, was foreign to me. But he made it work for him so well and amazingly so.

13.) VideoGames
I know I already mentioned two, but I guess videogames in general had an impact on me. I started off with the sega master system all the way up to the latest Gen games and PC games. I love videogames and always will love 'em.

14.) Great Music
I love all genres of music, as long as it's great, I'd dig it. With the exception of country music...

15.) Craig Mullins
Amazing digital painter, even his sketches are masterful. I can only wish to be as good as someone like him. who knows.
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VillalobosDStudios Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Were do you get the template for an influence map?
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danimation2001 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
meme is by Fox-orian.deviantart.com
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xavor85 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I agree with the most of your influences
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aurielus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah maybe me and u should pick up where we left off and finish our capcom vs snk draw of, lol
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locomotion Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
awesome take a look what inspired you, and.. would be much to ask for you explain more about what you said on "9" ?

you saw that at you very firsts steps or what ?
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danimation2001 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I believe the tutorial I saw was in one of his Oxide books, I think 2.
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Pencil-Prophet Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awesome! It seems that a lot of us deviants have a lot of the same influences!
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jaimito Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Interesting to see Madureira here, I would never think that you would put his art as one of your references.
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danimation2001 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well I'm not sure if it's still there in my own work today, but back then I was heavily into his work and style.
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bureiku Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
That's an interesting story about Xenogears. But it was a great start into the rpg genre. I think I bought it for a strange reason. Because the dude on the cover looked cool and it was an rpg by SquareSoft. Back then I would buy anything SquareSoft, can't say the same for SquareEnix unfortunately.
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sobreiro Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
I agree with the Country exception, although the exception to the exception would be Johnny Cash in my case...
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