I ask this question for a few reasons…
I’m kind of tired of the usual, and have been putting off project ideas because I just can’t decide what I want them to look like. I poke around for examples and inspiration but I pretty much see just what I’m used to seeing. It’s hard to find the “different” when you don’t know what you’re looking for.
I was doing an online puzzle of a Calvin and Hobbes picture, and it hit me how much I miss that comic. It was my absolute favorite and I couldn’t wait to open the Saturday paper to see the next one in all it’s glorious colour. Even if it wasn’t at all funny, Bill Watterson was just a great illustrator. It made me want to start something in watercolour or inks. It was kind of inspiring.
I presume that in a community dedicated to digital art, everyone here would have some favourite artist or style, but that not everyone is neccessarily aware of that person or style. I thought it might help me, and possibly others, to find something they didn’t know existed.
In addition to the above, the works I most admire are:
Dali - simplistic methods to convery twisted and strange ideas
Ansel Adams - especially his B&W work.