So many people ask me who inspires my creative and inventive art (not really) but I’ll tell you any ways. This is a list of some of my favorite imaginative artists. (Not in any particular order:)
1. Gary Baseman http://garybaseman.com/
The strange and surreal world of GB has always inspired and amazed me.
2. Basil Wolverton http://www.wolvertoon.com/basilmain.html
I remember the first time I flipped to a Basil Wolverton illustration in a Mad magazine. I starred at it transfixed for a very long time. I still flip it open occasionally and drool.
3. Buff Monster http://www.buffmonster.com/
The awesome street art of Buff Monster inspires much of my line work. P.S. I love his dunny’s!
4. Alex Pardee (Bunnywith) http://bunnywith.snafu-comics.com/
I love how Alex took one character to perfection and flushed it out with tons of funny and creative ideas.
5. Tiki Tony http://www.tikitony.com/shop.html
Tiki Tony is my favorite tiki artist. He also draws on shoes. Nuff’ said!
6. Becca Rocks http://beccasbombshells.tumblr.com/
Becca has perfected the art of Pin-Up.
7. Marc Hansen (Ralph Snart) http://www.marchansenstuff.com/
8. El Gato Gomez http://www.elgatogomezarts.com/
El Gato is one of my favorite artists. She pumps out an endless supply of awesome retro paintings. My wife and I would like to own them all!
9. Mark Ryden http://www.markryden.com/
Probably one of the most famous people on this list and not strictly a cartoonist, but he still inspires much of my surrealisttendencies.
10. Guillaumit http://guillaumit.tumblr.com/
Artist for Gangpol and Mit, and all around french guy. His characters and creativity blow my mind. I could lose a whole day watching his music videos.
Thanks for reading my post. Please comment and let me know about any other artists you think I should look into!
Author: Sean Smith www.deathbycartoon.com