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Infamous Influence Map by ElectronicRainbow Infamous Influence Map by ElectronicRainbow
So, yeah, everybody seems to have done this already, and now I’m going to add to the meme-frenzy: The Influence Meme! :D

It was so much fun doing this – and it was really a kind of eye-opening thing for me myself as well. You start thinking about the main influences on your art and the things you like. I can only advise you to try it out, too. You’ll learn something about yourself.

Here are some explanations to my influences:

1. Musicals: Musicals have been my biggest influence in practically everything. They ruled quite a lot of my school days. I was in a musical “club”, if you want, and we dedicated a big share of our free time to dancing/singing/loving musicals.
This picture shows a scene of my favourite musical of all times, Tanz der Vampire (Dance of the Vampires). It’s based on a movie by Roman Polanski.

2. Dungeons and Dragons (Role Play Games, R.A. Salvatore): I was quite a nerdy role play game girl when I was younger, and the art of rpg handbooks and material had a big influence on my art.
The picture here is the cover of a book by R.A. Salvatore, my favourite fantasy author. It’s a book for the rpg Dungeons & Dragons. If you can tell me to which book it belongs, you get a cookie! :cookie:

3. Sailor Moon: I’m an 80s kid. I loved the early 80s animes, and Sailor Moon was my favourite. My fav character was/is Sailor Saturn.

4. Arthurian tales: The stories of Arthur, the Round table and his knights have bee sparking my fantasy as long as I can remember. Today, I’m writing my thesis on Arthurian literature in the Middel Ages.

5. Old School Goth: The really old school goth style has to be my favourite style of all times. I started wearing black when I was 15/16, and I have never stopped until now. :XD:

6. Cyber Goth: One of my newer loves. Even though I’ve never been a cyber girl myself, I love the style and everything about it, the colours, the hair… The pictures shows DA’s goddess of awesome cyber style, ~Twi99y
7. Zombies (+ in this case Andy LaPlegua) :D _Nothing to explain. Zombie goodness + the singer of Combichrist = :heart:

8. Faeries & Celtic mythology: LOVE it! :love: Can’t get enough of fairy-tales. The artists behind this masterpiece is Brian Froud, faerie king and one of the best artists ever!

9. Ballet. Yep. I love ballet. :heart:

10. Tattoo art: It should be obvious in my pics that I enjoy tattoos/tattoo art.

11. Dita von Teese: She is a GODDESS! :faint:

12. Captain Tsubasa: :D Another favourite 80s anime of mine. Watched it religiously.

13. Nintendo. NINTENDO RULES! I still have my NES at home. I have never gotten accustomed to 3D stuff, though. I’m a pixel lover. :XD:


The original template is this right here: [link]
It was made by `fox-orian Thanks for sharing! :heart:
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cajunaries Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
I love the influence in your artwork for 80's fashion and nostalgia (carebears, my little pony, sailor moon). I'm just glad I'm not the only one on earth that still digs all those 80's cartoons.
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:iconelectronicrainbow:
ElectronicRainbow Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a total 80s child! :XD: I was born in 83 and comics/cartoon were my love. I still enjoy old-school cartoon series. I can spend hours just watching Sailor Moon on Youtube. :D
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Juttenkun Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Sailor Saturn is my fav too :D
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:iconelectronicrainbow:
ElectronicRainbow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! :w00t:
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tacketth Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Combichrist = <3

nice!
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:iconelectronicrainbow:
ElectronicRainbow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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tacketth Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol.
Combichrist is the soundtrack of my life xP
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rainbow-cowboy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Student
excellent taste.
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:iconelectronicrainbow:
ElectronicRainbow Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankies! :heart:
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AlessA-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
sorry, dass ich zu faul bin mir das alles zu übersetzen geschweige denn zu lesen ^^

aber bei was genau, haben dich diese dinge beeinflusst?
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:iconelectronicrainbow:
ElectronicRainbow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Du kannst den ganzen Schwall auch in Deutsch lesen, wenn du magst: [link] ;)

Also, eigentlich sind es so die Dinge, die mich - neben Büchern im Allgemeinen - in meiner Kindeit am meisten geprägt haben bzw. die ich am meisten geliebt habe. Und ich finde ganz ganz viele Einflüsse davon heute in meinen Bildern wieder. :nod: Ich hab das Meme so verstanden, dass es darum geht, die Einflüsse aufzuzeichnen, die meinen stil geprägt habe, und das sind die hier.
Ich hätte aber auch noch 100 andere Sachen nennen können.....
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uddelhexe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hihi...ich kann mich noch an einige Sachen erinnern, deine Einflüsse betreffend. Das lustige bei mir wäre...Mummies Alive würde wahrscheinlich die Hälfte des Meme einnehmen ( Sailer Moon wäre auch da :-)...und die Gummiebärenbande)
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:iconelectronicrainbow:
ElectronicRainbow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Und vergiss nicht Picard und Data! :XD:

Mach das auch mal, das ist sau-lustig! ;)
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uddelhexe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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BloodRyvan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
I am going to have to work on one here I too love mythology ^_^ Sailor Moon I also own a NES the original one even :D was told if I'd not of taken it out of the package I would have been able to sell it for more then I paid for. but I am a sucker for Mario Nintendo Rules! :giggle:
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:iconelectronicrainbow:
ElectronicRainbow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, do it! :nod: It's really an inspiring thing!
I looove mythology, be it celtic, nordic, greek, roman or otherwise. So mayn great stories! :D
Ah yeah, but the NES can't be sold! It's too awesome to be sold! It needs to be played with... :XD:
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BloodRyvan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
I have a 3 day weekend :D will see if I manage to actually sit and work on it :giggle:
nope told them I'd not sell that NES for anything!
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emmettxjasper93 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
even tho im a 90's kid i remember watching captain tsubasa too! and sailor moon was my obsession! i have everything and anything sailor moon! and most of the things here i look to for inspiration! no wonder i love your art!
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:iconelectronicrainbow:
ElectronicRainbow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The old animes were the best! :nod: Even though when I was little, we never called them animes - they were just cartoon series.
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emmettxjasper93 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
lol same here!!! now i get all pissy when someone calls anmes cartoons!
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fiercebloodlove Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Cool so fun yah :D
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DreamsxofxPain Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
D&D!!! I'm almost 32 and I still get in a game or two once every few months...and hey I dont live with my parents and I'm married...lol. But yes D&D is near and dear to many artists hearts.
Brian Froud is just amazing. He and his wife are just awesome. They are the king and queen of fay kind. That they both worked on two of my childhood favorite movies The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Toby from Labyrinth is their son Toby Froud, I thought that was cool.
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:iconelectronicrainbow:
ElectronicRainbow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I looove D&D (and I'm 27! ;)) :boogie: As well as a number of other RPGs like Vampire, Shadowrun, DSA. I really enjoy the books based on them as well!
Brian Froud has to be one of my favourite artists ever. His books were a little hard to get in Germany, but I brought them with me from England and I treasure them. :nod: Labyrinth was such an awesome movie.
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Disa5t3r Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Wow, I was surprised to discover some of your influences, and by the way, they're pretty great !
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:iconelectronicrainbow:
ElectronicRainbow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :heart: I could have listed a hundred more, it was so hard to pick! But I really discovered a lot about what actually influences me and my art. It was pretty interesting!
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Lergahin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww Dungeons & Dragons! It must be one book on Drizzt no? It's a great serie ^^
It's nice to see your inspirations =)
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:iconelectronicrainbow:
ElectronicRainbow Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, it's a book of the Drizzt-series. ;) (The German one, though, I have no idea how the cover of the English one looked.)
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Lergahin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't remember the titles XD
I have the french edition and I'm not sure it was done by the same artist. (the first ones were ugly)
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:iconelectronicrainbow:
ElectronicRainbow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The first books of the German edition were quite ugly, too. :D This cover is actually the nicest.
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Lergahin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did Drizzt was tanned instead of being ebony like? Cause it was like that in the fist books XD
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:iconelectronicrainbow:
ElectronicRainbow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, he looked kind of tanned instead of being really dark back/blueish skinned as I imagined him. :/ I didn't like the early covers.
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Lergahin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So it seems it was the same artworks! Yeah I didn't like it at all, I thought that the artist didn't read the book XD
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