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The following is a list of people who inspire or influence my art on a daily basis. This is not a list of my "Top artists" or anything like that.

:iconcwalton73: - Chris is a good friend and even better artist. If there is only one gallery you visit today, make it his! He's also been a tremendous help in my development through the years, to this day, his advice is present in my mind with every single drawing and painting I do.

:iconrobotpencil: - Anthony's affordable, thorough, fun, and easy to follow tutorials have completely changed the way I work.  I can't express my gratitude enough.

:iconmr--jack: - Unbelievable WoW art, I strive to one day be as great as he is designing and painting high fantasy armor and characters.  His collection of brushes is a constant go-to in my painting arsenal.

:iconsamwisedidier: - Sam is the reason I got into digital painting in the first place, as well as the reason why I've always been in love with Warcraft's art and why I buy every Blizzard Collector's Edition (Those gorgeous, beautiful, priceless art books)

:iconjenzee: - A single frame of "Bastion" is enough to power my creativity for days.

:iconarsenal21: - Oh look, another Blizzard artist :) no surprise since they are they best in the business.  Glenn's digital work with traditional influences is very inspiring, as are his many designs that have become a stable in Blizzard's games.

:loish: - So many different styles, all wonderful! A great contributing member of the DA community and loves to share her knowledge.

:iconchristopherstevens: - Chris' values on his marker drawings is breathtaking and a huge inspiration for the beginning of my paintings.  I colored one of his deviations and it's become one of the most popular ones on my gallery...I actually feel bad about this since I don't think I did his work justice.

:iconmonkeyseed: - Jim is my favorite colorist in the business.  His colors and digital inks are not only a great inspiration but also bring any drawing to life tenfold.

:iconjavas: - Javier's style is unique and recognizable.  He can grab any image, of any character and just bring it to life with his own twist while still staying true and faithful to the source material.  Visit his gallery, you will not regret it.

:iconbrett2dbean: - I have learned a lot from Brett, and continue to.  His cartoons are fantastic and to this day I am thankful to him for being the one guy who bothered narrating his ImagineFX video tutorial!

:icondiablo2003: - Maybe you don't know Mark by name; but you have definitely seen his work around. One of those guys who deserves his success.

:iconcharlie-bowater: - Charlie's a constant source of inspiration with her beautifully rendered paintings.  She's a master at drawing female faces, her expressions are unequaled.  The patience she exhibits rendering her paintings is both endearing and inspiring.

:iconwieringo: - Mike is a testament that every artist is immortalized through his art.  Mike was an exceptionally good artist, but his friends will always remember him as an even better friend and human being.

I encourage you to go through my friends list; I realize it's quite extensive but everyone in that list is unbelievably talented and has a unique style I think you'd enjoy.
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Metric
  • Reading: C# books :(
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Divinity: Original Sin
  • Eating: Healthy
  • Drinking: Nothing but water
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GH-MoNGo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Professional
Oh wow how did I miss this?! :o

I'm sorry about that, bro, and thanks for the shoutout! It really means a lot to me.
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fdiskart Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been pretty busy lately; it's cool :)
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travisJhanson Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind words my friend- i appreciate it.
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cwalton73 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
Holy Macaroni...I didn't see this earlier...thanks man...I really can't properly say just how flattering this is...not just nice words from a good friend, but someone I consider a colleague too...I got nuthin' else...Thanks!
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fdiskart Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"You mah boy Blue!"

Credit where credit is due, sir :)
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cwalton73 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
If you ever swing up Seattle way, let me know man. First round is on me.
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fdiskart Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometime next year in fact; next vacation is going to be Seattle. One of my best friends just moved up there and she's been asking me to visit her from day 1. As you know, the same applies to you and Miami, sir.
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Javas Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Professional Artist
thanks a lot man!^^
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:iconfdiskart:
fdiskart Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, thank you, sir :)
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drewerd Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
Wow, Thanks man. I appreciate the kind words. :D

Yeah, I think the same thing when I finish. Man those guys are going to hate me. :)


Drew
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