Tuesday, 28 September 2010

15 artists in 15 minutes

This is a game, and the rules are to list fifteen Artists who've influenced you and will ALWAYS STICK WITH YOU. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes, don't take too long to think about it.
I got this from Cassia Thomas, and I thought I'd give it a go.
She's doing it on Facebook too, though, but seeing as I don't have a Facebook account, I thought I'd just do it on my blog instead.
So if you do it too, put a link to it in the comments below :)

But anyway, my fifteen, (with optional subject categories as well) are -
1 - Steve Ditko
2 - Bill Sienkiewicz
3 - Alan Davis
4 - Dudley D Watkins
5 - Jamie Hewlett
6 - Arthur Rackham
7 - Mervyn Peake
8 - E H Shepherd
9 - Edmund Dulac
10 - Edward Ardizzone
11 - Barbara Firth
12 - Ross Collins
13 - Oliver Jeffers
14 - Quentin Blake
15 - Chris Riddell
The picture is Oor Wullie by Dudley D Watkins, who did the Broons, and Lord Snooty as well.
My Grandma and Grandad used to have Oor Wullie and The Broons annuals from the Dudley D Watkins era, so he's probably the earliest influence on my list.


  1. Let me play too! You've some of my influences, this is fascinating to see what makes up an illustrators psyche (or is that too analytical...?).

    Thanks for the blog comment on the Renault 4 (you too eh...? small world :) So you agree with Kev... I'll have to think and take the bait, cheers sir! What about your sketch of a renault 4 when you have time...? Love to see it.

  2. Ooh, OK, I don't draw cars and stuff very often, so it'll be interesting to do one.
    Especially a specific type.
    Looking forward to reading your 15 artists.

  3. I missed Jamie Hewlett! Lovely blog, and a great post.

  4. Hi Jon, I like very much your work, it's honest, warm. It's pleasing for my eyes to watch your illustrations.
    I will visit you often

  5. Thanks Roger, just had a look at your blog, too, top stuff.
    I really like the dancing Bulls :)