All creative people, whether it’s painting, music, writing or film, follow people who inspire them. That’s the thing about these fields. There is always more work to be done and there is definitely always something to learn.
With sites like Stumbleupon and Pinterest the internet is saturated with inspirational artists. There is so much good stuff out there it can get overwhelming, but I can help. Here are five artists, in no particular order, you should definitely check out today because I am obsessed. Not in a creepy way or anything, calm down.
I met Michael Kulick while I was showing at the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con. I came in super early to set up my booth and Michael’s stuff was all set up. His art blew me away and I instantly became a fan. His work is so intricate and detailed sometimes I can’t even wrap my brain around how he does it. Luckily at the Comic Con I scooped up one of his paintings on the last day. I love it. Check out more at michaelkulickartworks.com.
James R Eads
Have you ever met someone who you knew was way cooler than you could ever be, and you get kinda nervous/intimidated? That’s how I feel when I look at James R Eads artwork. Holy cow. When I first saw his work I became so flustered I couldn't paint for a week. Now that I have finally regained my composure I want everything in his shop. That is all I have to say about that. Check it out at jamesreads.com.
Oh Drew, your work melts my heart. Why? Well, his style is unique, colorful, and completely his own. He is one of the reasons I feel confident painting what I want to paint. That first painting I mentioned in a previous post (HERE) was totally inspired by him. Drew Brophy is definitely someone I look up to and the epitome of what I aspire to be. Check out more at drewbrophy.com.
I came across Ana Bagayan’s Children of the Sun series on Pinterest and felt drawn to her work. Her series actually inspired my dream series. I can’t really put into words why I love her stuff so much because it’s more of a feeling I get when I look at it. Like, each painting draws me in and transports me to another world. A gloriously weird but beautiful world. Check it out at anabagayan.com.
Because I do a lot of Day of the Dead stuff, I had to throw in someone who I admire in this genre. David Lozeau has a serious influence on me and my work. He has a very interesting and complementary mix of styles going on to achieve a grungy look to his skellies. He also paints Fender Stratocasters, which I know my husband Chevontez would freak out over. His stuff is so hardcore cool, check it out at davidlozeau.com.
I'm Jackie, an artist, illustrator, and friend to ghosts, monsters, and aliens. This blog is full of DIY projects, stories, and things I think are cool. Stay weird.