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April 13th, 2010, 12:32 pm


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i was wondering who are the people you look up to for your drawing or writing, or anything else creative if you do it? do you have any 'heroes' famous or not famous?

for me, as well as famous artists (I think will eisner and ralph eggleston are who i look up to) I take a lot of inspiration and get help from looking at a lot of good webcomics too =]

it woukld be interesting to know, thank you for answering if you do =)

posted on April 13th, 2010, 12:35 pm


posted on September 19th, 2019, 2:34 am

Venom master

My are Tite Kubo, Monthy Pyton and Tim Burton.

Those guys are so awesome-w-

posted on April 13th, 2010, 12:59 pm


I read bad, published (as in not web or self published) comics to get me motivated. 8}


posted on April 13th, 2010, 1:40 pm



My favourite song is Technologic, and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger is pretty high up on my favourite song list too~

Natsuki Takaya(Fruits Basket among others)>> Got me into hard core drawing and considering being artistic as a profession.
Jhonen Vasquez>> Introduced me to the vast not completely super-heroie(as I previously thought)World of Comics. He made me feel that I didn't have to move to Japan to be a successful Comic Book Artest.
Randall Munroe(xkcd)>> Taught me that Web comics can get just as popular as(if not more than) Any professionally signed and published one. And way more fun because there are no limits to what you can do~

(LongComment=FAIL... W00t)

posted on April 13th, 2010, 4:11 pm


...ima LIKIN the new penelope! :D woop woop!
TOTAL diss-age in the last panel >:) love it.

i look up to endling on DA, Daisuke Higuchi, and TONS of people here. :) yourself included.

posted on April 13th, 2010, 5:01 pm


I look up to CLAMP for their paneling style, but besides that I can't think of any specific artists off the top of my head. I've been on DeviantART since middle school, and I know that my tastes in art (and thus the people I watch) have changed over the years. There are so many great artists over there, and each time I find a new one, it's like finding a jewel in a mud pit. C: I'm inspired every day by new webcomic artists (I have a bookmarks web folder of over 100 webcomics, plus the ones here on SJ). All of this combined makes me want to draw more!

posted on April 13th, 2010, 5:05 pm


when i started drawing alot of my stuff was inspired by ridiko koshi who does the manga excel saga - my eyes and bodies were sort of influenced by him i think, but that was a really long time ago, i don't think i draw like that anymore.

i think my most major influence on my art is vasilis lolos, even though all i've ever read by him is the last call. when i was making my transition from anime style to a more concrete and creative stlye i used him as a referance alot! another person i used was ross cambell although i'm not sure it shows art wise as much - i used to draw noses like his. i really love how he draws though, because he doesn't draw just one kind of person - he draws white girls and black girls and asian girls and skinny girls and fat girls; i think what really impacted me with him is that even THEY are different too (like the main character in his current comic, Wet Moon, is fat, but unlike how most fat girls have big boobs, she has small boobs, wich I guess is a weird thing to focus on, but I really like how that differants from how the normal fat girl automatically = big boobs).

I think writeing style I'm influenced by once again Ross Campbell once again, who has such realistic characters! They all seem so multifacited and complex, like real people. I'm not really sure if he counts as an influence though since I'm also infulenced by Daniel Clowes and I think Ross Cambell and him have alot in comment writing style.

Other then that the only person I can think of is Warren Ellis who's a comic writer. I think his most famous work is Transmetropolition, but my favorite is Fell (although that might just be because it was illistrated by Ben Templesmith, who I LOVE). I didn't really noticed this until I realized that my twelve page a week update schedual mimics the one he has on his webcomic, Freakangles.

posted on April 13th, 2010, 7:17 pm


For non-famous people, my hero is Nozmo. She's the creator of Alternate, which is a comic here on SJ. We're about the same age, and yet she's already done so much... I really admire her.

Also, if I may be so bold...you! You have such talent, and such a unique style, both of which I can only hope to have myself someday :D

As for famous people, I like the mangaka Arina Tanemura. I think her works are beautiful, writing-wise and art-wise. I also like Aya Nakahara, creator of Love*Com. Her works are very expressive and funny and I want to bring happiness like that to people :)

Finally, I admire the works of the painter Modigliani. His style is very unique and haunting, and his paintings are very dear to me.

posted on April 13th, 2010, 10:34 pm


I'm inspired by people like you! XD Manga wise, however, I enjoy CLAMP, Shiina Karuho (Kimi ni Todoke), and Aya Nakahara (Lovely Complex)- mostly for dialog and chibis. There are also a lot of artists I admire on DevArt (once again, including you!) I should probably advertise them more. -_-; \

Oh, and... HA-HA! In his face. Lol, she doesn't know why she kicked him... Maybe we're like, her self-consciousness?

posted on April 14th, 2010, 5:52 am


LOL i luv it when afro ask why she did tht, and the reply is great xD he should really kno himself :D but i guess he's a bit stupid :P

uhh i really look up to tim burton, he's the main reason why my style change so much and Tomoko Ninomiya, Yoko Kamio, for showing real character development, and given a sense of realism.
i also look up to film directors such as Joe Wright, i luv the scenes he creates he really understands how to create scenes tht have stories and emotions, he doesn't just rely on the actors, also he's got a very original style.
one of my new favourite director is Marc Webb, but i've only seen one movie by him, and i just loved it so much, i think its indie as well.

anyw i can't think of anymore right now :3

posted on April 14th, 2010, 7:22 am


XD; Afro is just lucky she kicked him only in the knee!

posted on April 14th, 2010, 11:09 am


Yeah, I was hoping for a shot to the crotch XD it looked like that in the thumbnail... but then wasn't.

posted on April 16th, 2010, 2:25 pm


I have too many inspirations that everything I do looks like one big mash-up XXD Well, I a few people I admire Akira Himekawa (the pair that did a few of the The Legend Of Zelda manga), Ken Sugimori (the artist behind Pokemon), Yuko Osada (who made "Toto! The Wonderful Adventure").

For writing fiction, I look to Mark Twain and Flannery O'Conner. That is probably a deadly combination. XXD

posted on April 16th, 2010, 5:22 pm


to be honest, for creativity and inspiration i usually turn to either my favorite manga D.Gray-Man by Katsura Hoshino, or go on smackjeeves or deviantart and simply look at how others of a close age and social standing to me can be creative and popular at the same time; that motivates me :)
and boy, do i love this page
is it creepy to say that your comic inspires me?

posted on April 19th, 2010, 9:39 pm


You go girl!
Thats a hard question to be honest, I look up to a lot of Japanese artists. I can't think of any specific names at the moment. Oh there is one manga artist named Keiko suenobu.(Author of Life) Her manga is so down to earth and realistic. She's always writing about psychological issues, like bullying, and not fitting in. Which is rare in shoujo cos most of time its all about romance. She's the one and only artist that has strongly influenced the way I draw. When I draw even at college I think of her style.Especially when I'm drawing um.. depressing things. Her stories are always so sad. You shoudl check out her new manga called Limit. It will make you scream!!
But Music tends to help me draw and write ideas and such better than other artists do though, to be honest.

posted on April 20th, 2010, 7:03 pm


HAH~~ This page is so cute!
No matter how stupid Afro is, I love seeing expressions like this~~

Hmm. I'm Japanese, so I find myself thinking American artists so much cooler in my opnion~ Well, when it comes to comics that is~

As for regular artists, I really like an artist names James Jean, his style is very soft and haunting~ http://www.jamesjean.com/work/2008/Crickets/1

It's inspiring for me~

posted on April 20th, 2010, 8:52 pm


MUAHAHAHAHA - YES!!!! Much better, Penelope!

posted on April 26th, 2010, 9:34 am


aw now I feel sad for Afro ;_; but proud of penelope, but just so sad for Afro. Aw man afro please don't cry :_: OH GOD I FEEL SO SAD FOR HIM!!! D'X

posted on February 19th, 2011, 2:24 am