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Karbo influence map by Karbo Karbo influence map by Karbo
*Jump on the bandwagon*
Influence Meme time X3 ( No musics, films or books here, or there would be wayyy too many things to list )

So first Hayao Miyazaki :
What to say ? This man is simply a genius and most definitely the best living drawer in activity. His work influenced me enormously in every aspect of my art and I can't watch any of his piece without getting all emotionnal and fuzzy inside. That's how much his art affect me ^_^

Jayce and the wheeled warrior :
A very old and little known cartoon that happens to be THE thing that made me start on drawing. If I'm here today, it's thank to it ! :D

Ulysse 31 :
Another old cartoon that was one of my favorite when I was little. It definitely influenced me a good deal and I used to draw characters from it a lot.

Out of this world :
I adored the atmosphere of that game and its bakgrounds, so simple but so powerful. It truly fascinated me.

Berserk :
The work of Miura is impressive. This man knows how to compose pages and panels in order to create powerful atmospheres. Also he manages to draw monsters that ARE actually really scary X3

One Piece :
I'm an big fan of master Oda. I'm always amazed by the dynamism he manages to put in his pages and how living and attaching his characters are.

Gustave doré :
His work fascinated me from a very young age. You can almost loose yourself in those pictures with so much details and depth.

Studio Gainax :
Rather than name an anime from them, I'll name the studio as a whole because there is really very few works from them that I don't like :D They are an extremely talented bunch of drawers with an unique grasp on deformations and dynamism and they tell great stories. Also they manage to use fan service without having it feeling forced at all ( like the famous "Gainax bounce" XD ) Kudos to them !

Kemo :
Kemo is a japanese artist whose art had a big influence on my work as well as a great friend ^_^ He gave me an awful lot of tips and advices on drawing, and especially expressions. I can't thank him enough for that !

Blame :
Nihei draws fantastic landscapes and vertiginous backgrounds I'm puzzled by how he even manages to simply imagine those angles he comes up with in his manga.

Planescape torment :
This game is my favorite of all time. It's an incredibly rich universe that influenced me enormously in my way of designing my own ones. I could spend a whole day just talking about how much I love it =p

Koji Morimoto and the studio 4c :
This studio produces strange animes that make your brain twist and turn in every sort of direction. They are always very inspiring and Morimoto is an excellent drawer in general.

Katsuhiro Otomo :
If Miyazi is the best living drawer, then Otomo must be a close second. One day I came across the Akira line tests, with every movements drawed in pencil image by image... Well basically after I watched it, I was depressed for a few days because it was so damn perfect XD

Shadow of the colossus :
Such a great game, full of poesy and with such a great atmosphear to it. The design of the colossi are amazing and something you definitely don't forget.

Azumangah Daioh :
That classic among school comedy manga is very cute and funny. It also happens to be one of the first I read and I can definitely say it influenced my art as well.

Hyung Tae Kim :
I know very few artists who don't dream of having such a dynamic way of coloring and such an imagination to invent original outfit and designs for characters ^^

Tatsuyuki Tanaka : When I discovered his work, I became immediately in love with his pictures and that strange atmosphear he manages to put in them. I'm especially amazed by how simple, and yet efficient his coloring is :)

The orginal PSD file has been created by :iconfox-orian: and can be found there :

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I think I'll fill one out. But, what image should I use for Karbo? You're works have actually influenced my own art and writings.
Karbo Dec 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear that ! :)
I can confirm much of what you wrote here.
Especially about Hayao Miyazaki "Laputa: Das Schloss im Himmel" :squee: [-> The one with the mineworker child Pazu and the farmer girl/princess (Lu)Sheeta] and Berserk.

But there is also a question left about the pic of Nausicaa you choosed as representative for all of his great work.
I can't remember to have seen this scene in the movie (and I watched it often enough to be sure)so is there even more of the valley of winds???
Yaitilia Sep 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love that cartoon a lot!
Did you know that Hayao Miyazaki listed Ursula K. Le Guin and Lewis Carroll as some of his own influencess
Karbo, have you seen Princess Mononoke? and I loved watching FLCL!, though they only did 6 episodes. And I Love reading your stories and Manga about Felarya. But have seen these show that are now an Anime Legend called Outlaw Star, Tenchi Muyo, Tenchi Universe, Tenchi In Tokyo, Tenchi Muyo GXP, and latest one Tenchi Muyo War on Geminar.
Karbo Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yes Princess mononoke had a huge influence on me :)
Kiki's Delivery Service was the first one I saw.
Apache-shark Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey Karbo, i"ve seen azumanga daioh and man it was awsome!!!! i have one thing to tell you,
have you checked out yotsuba&! it"s made by the same author as azumanga daioh.
Karbo Aug 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yup I have seen it. very cute one :D
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