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Lancaster's Influence Map by AlexandreLancaster Lancaster's Influence Map by AlexandreLancaster
I must thank Fox-Orian – [link] – a lot by this meme. It was a good idea to refresh my mind and rescue what artists were really influent for myself. It's not just a matter of influence itself – it's basically a rescue of an entire life of readings and emotional impacts from artists on my life.
Let's rock:
– I must begin with two works: John Byrne Fantastic Four and Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns. Two different works. Byrne's FF was bright, more sci-fi-tuned than really supers at tone; He was strongly influenced by Golden Age of science fiction, with hints which lead us to Bradbury and Larry Niven. Dark Knight Returns was a punch on my stomach. Tense, nervous, realistic, highly politically subtoned (should I say overtoned?) – I used to repeat catch phrases from the series. Byrne was more academic, classic; Miller was more expressive, sketchy. Both made me crazy.
– A Brazilian Guitarrist called Andre Christovam said during an interview on radio: If you admire too much some musician, try to patch his influences – "those who made him". I think it was a great idea and searched for Kirby (Byrne) and Will Eisner's Spirit and Lone Wolf and Cub (Miller). I was sixteen, I think.
– I was really impressed by the spirit, which I searched in used book stores (I love old book stores). And Lone Wolf and Cub changed my way of reading comics forever: I learned to "think storytellingly" and I really became interested to read more manga. So, Akira was released on Brazil.
– It was the opposite of Lone Wolf. Both are cinematic, in a different way. One was classic, authoral – Ozu, Leone, Kurosawa, with perfect scene cuts panel by panel. Immersive. Akira was frenetic, video-clip-like, fast, furious, energetic. Hypnotical.
– I must talk a bit about Spirit and Kirby: I love the chiaroscuro feeling of Eisner works from this time, and I really tend to prefer his Spirit than his "Mature Graphic Novels". I'm sorry, I know they're important and I really like his "Life in Another Planet". But they never impacted me so much as Denny Colt jumping among shadows. Even nowadays, I like to use strong areas of black in my works when possible. Kirby, in another instance, show me the value of composition. It's more important to looking graphic than looking real. Drawing is a graphic process. And his creativity for graphic sci-fi machines is pure gold.
– But my interest by manga was growing and growing. And I must thank Ryoichi Ikegami for all. I found a midterm among my desire for a great art and a strong storytelling – and into this midterm, I found a way myself. His "Mai: The Psychic Girl" gave more attention from myself than "Crying Freeman". My learning about manga was achieved on flipped left-to-right manga, how they used to be, and even nowadays I think: left-to-right manga is better to catch storytelling tips for us, occidental artists. Manga is just right to left because it's the japanese people reading sense. Okay, okay, I was young, I was a boy, and I secretly dreamed about have a girlfriend like Mai someday. Everybody grows up – take it easy, guys. ^_^
– The Biggest pic here is from Venus Wars, from Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. I was thinking about to post a battle scene, but I decided to post just some character turning moviment – and even if I couldn't say "yasuhiko" is my biggest influence (although he has some influence, I think), I should say his work is a synthesis of the elements who driven me to manga – the love for sci-fi adventure for my early teen years, a classic vibe, strong color paintings, energy, an attitude which has been lacking from anime nowadays.
– By the way, I love how Haruhiko Mikimoto Paintings used to be. The original Macross works always will be a reference in this sense.
– At some point, I understood: I've been drawing almost-manga by osmosis already. I decided to assume it and study about its storytelling. Rurouni Kenshin was important for me because it finally tuned me on Jump side of the force. His action-packing sense of storytelling and force was very instructive for me. Even nowadays, Nobuhiro Watsuki seems to have an enviable sense of fastness and strenght in his storytelling and composition. I enjoy his work a lot.
– Porco Rosso. Miyazaki. It says it all.
Well, it's here. It was important – I stopped to notice who was really important during my growing as an artist. Okay, okay, there a lot of good artists as Oh! Great and storytellers as Mitsuru Adachi who deserved my attention. But the "basic" Lancaster grew thanks by these guys. And this map show me what I really want to achieve on my work – and I was losing my focus.
I must thank for Matt M. Laskowski. He created the Influence map pattern. And his template is here. :) [link]
Have fun.
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sergiosoares Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Awww Macross :)
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
A classic. :)
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sergiosoares Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Macross é a mais forte influencia nas minhas artes, é bom ver que outros também gostam e ainda se lembram.
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Eu não gosto dos rumos que foram tomados com Macross com o tempo, mas realmente aprecio imensamente o trabalho que Haruhiko Mikimoto fazia antes dele descaracterizar seu traço em algum ponto dos anos noventa. :)
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sergiosoares Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Concordo contigo em todos os pontos.

Recentemente saiu Macross Frontier, até que é divertido.
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Ele é muito bem-feito tecnicamente, mas o aspecto sci-fi – que era o que eu mais curtia – virou praticamente papel de parede. O trunfo do original é que tudo era muito bem equilibrado e tão bem integrado que se você mexesse em um elemento que fosse, estragava tudo. Aqui não. Macross Frontier é o palco de Sheryl e Ranka, apenas isso.
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RedShoulder Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Nice! Great artists here--and some of them influenced me as well, like Byrne and Yas (and it's always nice to see another VENUS WARS fan!).

Will fave this, but I also need to make my own Influence map someday....

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"I sell my soul, but only at the highest rates."
--Harlan Ellison
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Yeah, I printed this picture and pinned on my bulletin board, so I can see it when I'm drawing. :)
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piscinaum Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Rurouni Kenshin!
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Por que não? Foi muito importante pra me introduzir às regras do Shonen moderno à ocasião. :)
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RosaKiddy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
porco rosso ^^ <3
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
A classic. :)
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RosaKiddy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
i read something about "porco rosso 2". but I dont know if this is true..
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
It's a possibility. I don't like the idea, honest.
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RosaKiddy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
i have a bad feeling since miyazaki is geting older and older... :(
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Seriously: I love his movies, but they haven't been so good. Mononoke Hime is his last great movie in my viewpoint.
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RosaKiddy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
i love "the castle of cagliostro", of Lupin the tird.. soo many memories!
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Castle of Cagliostro still great nowadays. :)
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eiji Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
John Byrne, Miller, Perez (apesar de não estar no quadro vi nos comentarios :D), Otomo... muito interessante o seu quadro.
Me fez refletir também sobre onde eu queria chegar quando era moleque e desenhava imitando esses caras. Engraçado que nessa época eu nem diferenciava se era manga ou comic americano, se gostava do traço queria fazer igual.
ops. quase começo a viajar aqui...rs
muito bom trabalho!
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Perez era legal, mas olhando bem, ele não chegou a ser uma influência. Lamento mais por não ter colocado um quadradinho para Howard Chaykin, mas há limites.
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AndieCris Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tem uns clássicos aí colega!=D
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Verdade. Agora lamento de não ter lembrado do Howard Chaykin na hora que fiz o material, ele foi importante.
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AndieCris Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meu irmão gostava do traço dele, mas eu gostava mais do George Perez (saudoso Novos Titãs e Mulher Maravilha=D)
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Sim, ele tinha um traço bacana e detalhista. Eu é quem não gostava dos Titãs, mas achava a Mulher Maravilha do Pérez muito boa.
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AndieCris Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Foi a melhor fase da Mulher Maravilha depois disso...alias faz muito tempo que não acompanho mais nada de quadrinho norte americano, tá ruim as histórias!!!!
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Eu parei de acompanhar quando anunciaram a volta do lanterna verde – foi como se fosse um sinal tocando em minha cabeça. Eu já sentia algo de errado quando desfizeram meu título favorito da época, o Justiça Jovem, para fazer aqueles Titãs chatos. Hoje acho que fiz bem em parar de ler Marvel/DC.
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AndieCris Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fez sim colega, não perdeu nada=D
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Mutenroushi Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Muito bacana mesmo! Esse meme rende muita nostalgia :)

Só não conheço esse Mai e Vênus Wars.
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Mai foi um dos primeiros mangás publicados no Brasil, saiu inclusive pela Editora Abril. Venus Wars saiu pela Dark Horse.
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Mutenroushi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Ahah Um dia voiu ter que garimpar pra achar! XD
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Manjimaru Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Filmographer
All awesome people :D
Miyazaki!!
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
True, all of them are awesome. I really thank everyone for all. :)
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andresantos Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nooossa! Então é de lá que vem o nome Sandro? :) Clássico!

Um dia quero ler Mai completo!
Bela lista.
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Sandro? o_O
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andresantos Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Deixa pra lá... dormi e troquei as bolas :/. Bem frequente...
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anakareninart Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
oh!! yay!! Miyasaki!! I love his movies!! and the art is amazing! Also I liiikee so much Ruroni Kenshin!!
By the way, I loove your art! :D
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Thanks, Ana (can I call you Ana? "Thank you SoftBluewind" sounds a bit strange... XD). :)

But it was a pleasure because it makes you get a look in your evolution and search new ways for the future. :)
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anakareninart Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome and yes, you can call me Ana :)

Well I think I'll do it someday too! oww i love the character in your avatar!
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Thanks, I'm glad. :)
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anakareninart Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
so can I call you Alexandre?? (lordlancaster is cool but long xD)
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Perfect. :D
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anakareninart Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interessante, Lancaster. :)
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Sim, eu curti fazer isso. foi terapêutico. :)
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Terapêutico?! Legal! :D
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mauriliodna Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, Venus Wars!!!!

Eu tenho o VHS...
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AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Sim, estamos velhos. :)
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