I WAS IN THE 2D PEOPLE’S ROOM AND THEY HAD TOUCH MONITORS THAT YOU COULD USE PENS WITH AND I WAS JUST AMAZED AND SPENT HOURS ON IT AND WHY DON’T WE GET THESE IN 3D
Also more stuff stolen from Azi I’M SO SORRY IT JUST FELT LIKE DRAWING YOUR STUFF BECAUSE IT SEEMED FUN
Influence Map Meme: my artist inspirations
(sorry this is so long! I didn’t realize I had this much to say about other artists. in fact, I probably have a lot more to say about them >.>;;;)
1. Akihiko Yoshida | I love his character designs, specifically for Final Fantasy Tactics and the 2 online games in the series. His mix of armour and robes is the ideal fantasy aesthetic for me. I love going through his class designs for tactical RPG’s and seeing how well they mesh together and remain distinctive even when shrunk altered for ingame graphics.
2. George Kamitani | Artist for most (all?) Vanillaware games. I love everything about his work - the exaggerated figures, the colours, the HANDS - and love it even more when it’s all animated. Recently, I bought Dragon’s Crown almost solely for the Amazon character and her boulder-crushing legs. He’s influenced my digital painting style and I hope one day to create character just as bold.
3. gigidigi | It has been incredible to see the progress of her work over the years, from the livejournal days to the current beast that is Cucumber Quest. Her colours and composition have improved so much, and I’ve never seen her be anything but encouraging to other artists.
4. Final Fantasy 9 | The perfect Final Fantasy! Not only does it have a wide variety of character designs that fit seamlessly into the created world, but it’s backgrounds are easily the most beautiful and memorable for me. As well, the world felt truly large but not overwhelming. Every inch of it could be explored, revealing a plethora of secrets and treasures. Even now, I aim to recreate that adventure experience in my story work.
5. CLAMP | One word: Costumes. If CLAMP taught me anything, it’s that poofy skirts/shorts/sleeves combined with ribbons and lace and magic is the key to happiness. My love for these things probably comes directly from the religious watching and reading of Cardcaptors in grade school.
6. Tite Kubo | Creator of the manga Bleach. Although his story telling has deteriorated awfully, his drawings are still amazingly pretty! I also started drawing males more because of Bleach, and sometimes you can still catch traces of his influence in my work. It holds a weird place in my heart…
7. sachinteng | His combination of organic and non-organic objects is… is beyond words! As well as his use of glitch/static effects, how he puts all these things together into a coherent and meaningful piece is incredibly inspiring! And the animations!!!!
8. Junji Ito | A well known horror manga artist. He has a handful of long works but I think his skills shine the most in his short stories. He thrives on the inevitable and unresolved, and does so without being overly grotesque (think Battle Royale manga, though that’s not horror). Anyway, I love the feeling of unease he creates, even when the imagery can sometimes be eerily beautiful. Also, his cat comics. Those are amazing.
9. maruti-bitamin | Her work is truly something else! Her work conveys a lot of thoughtful emotions to me. Sometimes they’re somber, sometimes they’re hopeful. Sometimes they’re caught in a space between the living and spirit plain and I have no idea what feeling I’m getting, but either way I can’t turn away from it. It’s mesmerizing and I love it!
10. rei | The last artist I wanted to be someone I recently found. They’re mostly active on pixiv, with a good mix of fanart and original works (pixiv fantasy). I’m especially taken by their use of colour and how they capture wind movement, as if there’s an energy surrounding the character. Even their twitter sketches are breathe taking. An amazing gallery, please check them out!
BONUS aka I forgot to include them, aaaaah!
11. Takehito Harada | Mostly known for his distinct art style used in the Disgaea games. I originally learned of him after playing (and thoroughly enjoying) Phantom Brave. Although I’m not a hardcore fan of the Disgaea series, I have always been very fond of his character designs. They’re fun, bright, and include the excessive use of over-sized bangles and cuffs.
12. pixelatedcrown | A huge inspiration to me! When I lost all motivation to continue with my grad film in my 4th year, it was her work and enthusiasm in game creation that pulled me out of my broken state and inspired me to scrap my then current film and create a game trailer instead. I completed my film in something like 2 months and even made a simple working level of it in Gamemaker. I am eternally thankful!
just trying to make some of azi’s stuff in 3D class
Figure practices and some woosh-woosh hair
@anon; oh my gosh thanks, that’s very flattering!
psychopizza; that’s totally fine, thank you for asking
2d-dungeon; thank you so much!
Viv asked me to post some of the pieces I’m working on (some that have been unfinished for… a long time) plus some sketches I did over the weekend with friends
Photoshop only. I mostly use the custom Frenden brushes for sketching and drafts but for pretty much everything else I use the default hard round brushes with pressure sensitivity on
Thank you! I pursued pixel art to make a pretend game demo for my grad film, so I started simply by finding a lot of basic tutorials on the web combined with drawing inspiration from the video games and artists I admired for their pixel art. And then it’s just a ton of practice from there.
Thank you! It’s cause I had great design to base them off :)
Photoshop for everything