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Influence Map by StressedJenny Influence Map by StressedJenny
I've been meaning to do one of these for aaaages.
I couldn't fit all my influences on here, and gawsh I tried, so I just stuck with what makes me the most happy ^__^ These are a mixture of things that have inspired both my comic work and my style, all of which play a huge part in what I do.

Guess I better gush about it then. I think I'll loose some of you at this point XD

Ronnie Del Carmen: I've been a huge fan of his work for a long long time. I love the way he draws women and his dreamworlds.

Man Arenas: I only discovered his book (YAXIN) last year and as soon as I opened it I was completely hooked on his style and the way he lays his panels out. I instanly thought that if I made a comic I'd want it to look like this and I forever strive to tell stories as beautifully as he does.

Wells Cathedral: I travel around Britain quite a lot when I get the chance and I always love exploring new towns and cities (its where I get most of my inspiration). Usually if I'm in a city I'll head to the cathedral to have a nose around, so I've been to a few. I've never been blown away by a building as I was with Well's. So much so that I completely changed the beginning of Mias and Elle so I could include it in the plot. It was that inspiring!!
My favourite cathedral has since become Winchester though.

Shakespeare: Don't worry. That is a genuine portrait of him, approved by the Shakespeare Trust. I used that one cos he looks damn fine in it XD Aham... Ooooh Shakey shakey shakey, you national treasure you. You write the lovliest sonnets and epic plays. How can I not be influenced by you. Plus you were around during the reign of the last Tudor. Extra cool points for you.

Pierre Alary: I've yet to read one of his comics in english, but I could stare at his art forever. The expressions and features of his characters are so incredible.

Chuck Jones: ESPECIALLY "The White Seal". I'd watch the heck out of that cartoon when I was a kid. I wrote a journal about how much I loved it a while ago but if you havn't seen it yet check it out. [link]
Its such a lovely cartoon and you can definately figure out why I like drawing my Selkies. What I love the most is the expressions and the wonderful timing in his cartoons. I love how a joke can be pulled of with just a small glance to the camera from the character and my gosh can he make stuff cute. Just look at that Seal face!!!

Fred Moore: Well I at least needed to include one of the nine old men. Fred Moore would have to be my favourite. I had a VHS of old cartoons my nan tapped off the tv for me when I was a kid and I'd constantly rewind the Disney short, "All the Cats Join In" which was heavily based on Fred Moore's unique style. I never really liked fantasia as a kid but I do remember loving the heck out of his centaurs and it's still such an appealing style today. I even own a Fred Moore girl figurine. I love her. [link]

Jeff Smith: Bone. My goodness. Where do I begin? The humour, the style, the beautiful backgrounds, the epic story. I cannot wait for the film version of this. Why? Because Jeff Smith Himself is involved and that just brings be joy. It's going to be amazing.

Miyazaki: Laputa (or Castle in the Sky) was the reason I became an animator. I would watch this all the time growing up and I loved this. This film made me pause and think, "Hey, I want to tell stories like this... this way!"

The Tudors: Everything about them. The times they lived in, the clothes, the uproar of breaking with the Catholic church and its results, their views on life and it's struggles. It all fascinates me.

British Folklore: Its crazy! I adore it so much! It warms the cockles of my heart to hear a regional folktale, or learn where a certain ghost lives, or why there are green children in Woolpit. Also Crop circles, Black Dogs and Morris Dancing. The creepy stuff XD

Claire Wendling: I wish I could draw like her. I am constantly in awe of how she draws people and animals. Always a massive inspiration.

Micheal Dudok de Wit: I love how bouncy his animation is and the lines and simple shapes he can use to crate so much emotion in such a short animation is always a joy. He was a huge inpriration to the way I animated my work.

The Legend of Zelda: I got the game for xmas in 98. My brother played the game while I wore the instruction manual out, obsessiong over the artwork. It made me want to create worlds and characters. I owe it so much!!

Adam Warren: Empowered has a lot to answer for. My god I love this series so much and the way Mr.Warren draws. I hate super heroes. I just never understtod the appeal. Empowered was the first super hero I could ever relate to. And its all sorts of hilarious and awesome.

The last Unicorn: This film scared the crap out of me, but I loved the style so much, especially the way the Lady Amalthea was drawn. I hate her character so much, she's an aweful character, but she's so pretty.

Jane Eyre: Ahem... I didn't read the book... well I started it anyway, I had to for my A levels... but I didn't finish it... that exam went well. Anyway. I love the story. I've watched the BBC's tv version way more times than I care to count and... MR.ROCHESTER!! Enough said.

Martin Brown: Oh Mr.Brown and your hilarious illustrations. If you don't know. Mr. Brown illustrated the series "Horrible Histories" written by Terry Deary. These were the first books I ever picked up and read on my own (I was at that age when they were first published). I loved them to bits!! I think most of my humour in my work comes from some of the corny jokes that were included in these books. Plus I love the way this guy drawns hands and writes his letters.

Original meme is here: [link]
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TechnoShadowBlood Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Tudors.. you special people. *Pats their heads sympathetically*
BurntScones Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
BurntScones Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
:iconiloveitplz: The Last Unicorn~
JessEatsAcupCake Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
the last unicorn<3
JordanSlayer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i see the last unicorn.... YESSS!!!!
LetTheInsanityBegin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
one-flying-fig Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Yaaay Martin Brown =D

I've loved Horrible Histories for as long as I can remember, and he has had such a huge influence on the way I draw.
mystery-ragdoll Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
I always feel inspired to draw sexy centaurs after watching fantasia :) There extreamly good practice for drawing human figure AND horse one's too! Hybrids are just completly awsome!
TheJasmineGirl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I can totally see where all your amazing work comes from.
words-with-4-letters Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jane Eyre!
LaughterLover Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, that is a long description! Well, my favorite is the very first picture with the person with white hair seems to be sleeping. I can't tell if it's a girl or boy, but that one strikes me as awesome. :)
ElissaKarminakria Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
White Seal ! :meow: I used to watch it as child !
Elegy0fEmptyness Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ha ha, i know a lot of these! you have good taste in your inspirations lol
Coleslayer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Very nice. :)
BootsToTheMax Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who hasn't been influenced by Miyazaki? The man is a genius. He deserves all the praise he gets.
LoveLettersToAnne Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
tudors and shakespeare *-*
the-crows-daughter Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
I love that you have wells cathedral on here I had the incredible experience of being able to go on tour in a choir and we sang here. It really is an incredible building and has some of the most beautiful acoustics I've ever heard!
Kitten-Pyjamas Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Winchester cathedral is the best. I see it every day on my way to college and it is just beautiful.
trigun666 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The white Seal & The Last Unicorn.....2 fairly obscure cartoon movies that i almost forgot about but loved!![ also rikki tikki tavi]
And Wendling..i have seen only a few works but loved that too..
Jeff Smith is one of my Faves..Bone is a classic..
disturbingcalamity Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I watched this years ago, ad haven't been able to find it since, and I HONESTLY thought it must have been a dream that I thought was real (that happens to me alot) but you have now restored my sanity because it was bugging me so much!!! :hugs:

Laputa: I love that mocie too >.< it's amazing

I actually rather like how you're influence are all pretty different. That's awesome.
Demosthenes-101 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I THOUGHT I saw a little influence of Jeff Smith in your work there Miss Jenny! :D Elle is very reminiscent of Thorn indeed! :nod: I didn't know there was a film version coming out though....gotta see that! :w00t: And of course the White Seal's influence can be seen in your Selkies! :giggle: Chuck of the greatest! :) But a question about The Last Unicorn.....what was wrong with Amalthea's character? ^^; Seemed appropriate for the story.
ThistleAtTheLibrary Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Horrible Histories!!! They were my first books too!
MiraKHall Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Who DOESN'T love Chuck Jones? :love:
Happyfeetthatsme Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011

THey had to be taken away from me.
Rex888 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Em-Silverflake Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Bone + Miyazaki + Zelda = WIN!
(I don't know most of the other stuff ^^")
Alverad307 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I loove Jane Eyre. I asked for a leather-bound copy for Christmas (as well as the complete Sherlock Holmes stories) so I hope I get it! That BBC version is the best one I've seen out of all the Jane Eyre films.

It's cool beans you added Fred Moore in there too. Fantasia was one of the movies my family had on VHS when I was a kid and I would always fast forward to the centaurs because OMG they were so cool.

And of course Miyazaki?! Everything he does is amazing. Plus if I had never watched any of his films I probably wouldn't have known who Joe Hisaishi was and I am in love with his music now.
kabashley19 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Toby Stephens is perfection as Rochester!
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
I fucking SQUEALED when I first picked up and discovered the art contained in YAXIN. And *bounded* over to the counter to purchase it on the spot and make it MINE. Poetry in pictures.

Alary's Bella Donna is a seriously underrated slice of awesome. And the Martin Brown cartoons always had me in stitches. So Python-esquely deadpan and surreal and dak humour silliness.

Carry on chanelling the awesome!
Misfortunee Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student General Artist
The Last Unicorn, Bone and Zelda c: ♥
fallenwish Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
You, my dear, are awesome :D
anti-tanX Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
wow I really need to find more Fred Moore and Claire Wendling. Also the figurine you linked to is excellent. In a way I kinda like and dislike this meme at the same time because it's a buncha awesome artists but no links to galleries. Or sometimes I know about the artist already but it makes me want to see their art again and/or makes it harder to get over them.
KiriRamdeo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
LOL did you read the book? She's better in there. She's also not supposed to be human in the way usual main characters are which is probably why so many don't understand or like her ^^; I promise you the book is better.

I never got to finish reading Bone =/ I'd love to have the entire collection in one book. From what I have gotten to read of it I love it =D The art style, story, and scenes are their own. =D
anonbea Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
God I love horrible historiess
They are brilliant c: Always made me laugh
MelanieGreen Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lol we were just learning about queen Elizabeth at school O_O
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Stepany1234 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CASTLE IN THE SKY!!!!!!!!!!! That's my favorite miyazaki film and I could spend ALLL day watching it xDDD.. next to Kiki's Delivery Service of course. I grew up watching those movies c; Nice influence map you got there haha I love all your intersts but ESPECIALLY (Laputa,) Castle In The Sky. :)
Dreamaniacal Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh geez I couldn't even begin to count my influences
this really is really fun to look at though
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought I smelled a little Fred Moore in your work. ;)
PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, Amalthea is annoying. Just how dainty and girly she is annoys me crapless. Not to mention that her voice is horrid.
simoneevee8 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Legend of Zelda and castle in the sky all day!
antigravity93 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
DISNEY! MAKE A SERIES OF BONE MOVIE S! and don't hand it off to pixar either, we want real animation.
NeriSiren Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Yay Zelda!! :dance:
hiTurtlle Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Jane Eyre!!
spartan311 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Jeff Smith, LOZ & Miyazaki, what else would you need?
BecauseICannibal Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Interface Designer
My influence map would be about the same (which is awesome, by the way. We should hang out or something). Why are my drawings not as awesome as yours? TAT
CowsWithGuns101 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I love the Last Unicorn! One of my favorite movies, but yes, when I was little it scared the shit out of me.
TheButterflyGirl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
YEAH! Fantastic influence map. The artists who've inspired you are fabulous. Fred Moore and Hayo Miyazaki are my favorites.:)
FairyTailfanatic Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Some of these are my favorite things :,3
EmilyLurish Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
jajajaj crative and colorful
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