Saturday, 23 April 2011

What inspires me..?

This is a tough one, I'm not the sort of person that spends hours admiring other peoples art. Work I find inspiring tends to stay within the same area... dark, explicit, in-your-face and grimey.

As soon as I discovered Frank Miller's work, I fell head over heels in love with it. I am a huuuuge admirer of his work, especially within the comic series Sin City.  And, of course, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Whhhooaah! I can't really explain what attracts me to his work, I just think it is absolutely beautiful. The dark storyline was fantastic. I adore Miller's eye for dramatic lines, both written and drawn, it pulls the entire comic into a glorious whole.

Sin City

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Loving comics, I of course loved Watchmen. It is possibly one of the most engaging comics I have ever read. I couldn't put it down! I even endured bullying from small children while I read it on the bus to uni for weeks. It was worth it. The artwork is phenomenal and the story is so captivating, Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons executed the watchmen comics beautifully, the structure of the book is incredible. The book is full of visual rhymes & ironic contrasts. 


Marvel Comics... and Stan Lee

Like I said, I like comics... so of-course Marvel is in there. Creating the likes of Spiderman, X-men,  The Hulk, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Iron Man etc... Stan Lee is a legend.

Jamie Hewlett 
If I have ever been jealous of anyone's artistic abilities, it's him. Everything he does is just, so fucking awesome! His characters are all amazing and desirable. His work on Tank Girl is... fuck, it's amazing! With crude language and explicit nature, having tits and guns shoved in your face at every moment possible, this comic is right up my street! He is also the father of the band Gorillaz, and I bloody love them too! Everything he draws just oozes "cool". 

Tank Girl


Street Art, I love everything about street art. 3000, Dr.Noki & Invader are among my favourites and Blek le Rat, the original stencil artist is absolutely one to be admired! 

Keeping with the theme of anarchy. The whole punk & anarchy scene appeals to me, greatly. There's nothing I love more than seeing people stand up for their rights, fight passionately and give a big healthy "FUCK YOU" to 'The Man'. 

Hmm, I spose there are lots more artists and thigns that inspire me... perhaps I'll come back to this at a later date.