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Influence Map Thingamabob. by blackbirdrose Influence Map Thingamabob. by blackbirdrose
This was fun and informative to do - it really made me narrow down the biggest influences to my artistic style (and, now that I've taken on comics in such a big way, my comedic inspiration.)

The only ones I think need explaining are Bill Bailey (a god amongst comedians, he makes me laugh til my socks are wet with widdle) and Arthur Rackham, who in my opinion did the most consistently beautiful art I've ever seen. A true inspiration. :worship:

And I used to draw/copy/create around the Cardcaptors series 'til my fingers turned blue. One of my first serious obsessions. :nod:

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:iconnunatosally:
nunatosally Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
I know Bill Bailey from the sitcom Black Books which is utterly hilarious :3
He is damn awesome!!
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Black Books is fantastic! :la: Gotta love Bill Bailey (and Dylan Moran in Black Books too). :D
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nunatosally Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Absolutely :3
Tamsin Greig is also great, but I like her the most in Green Wing, which I adore ^^
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GREEN WING IS THE BOMB!!! :faint: It has Stephen Mangan too (Guy).. heaven! :love:
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nunatosally Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Very true, indeed :3
I like all of the characters, pretty much everyone is crazy and that makes it so brilliant ^^
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Doctorjedi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Go number 4
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:w00t: :hug:
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JustHaveToLoveIt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Student Writer
Avatar!! I've seen the movie ^^
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What did you think of it? :D
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JustHaveToLoveIt Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Student Writer
sometimes it was strange; the earthbenders moved strange :D it wasn't like the tvseries, but I liked it anyway
how about you?
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the visuals were amazing, it was just the pronunciation of names and overall mood of the film I couldn't get used to. They lost all the happiness I loved about the cartoon! :no:
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JustHaveToLoveIt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student Writer
Yes, that's absolutely true. Sokka wasn't funny, and Aang didn't play games.. even Momo was on the background!
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NuttyByNature Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm proud that I actually knew most of those!

P.S. I haven't forgotten it's my turn to send you. What I want to send is gonna cost a little more than I have now, so it's gonna be a couple days till I can afford it. Hang tight!
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive: Thats coz you're awesometastic. :nod: :D

Thats okay! I look forward to the slightly more expensive mailed goodness! :dance: I only worry that I won't be able to send something equally awesome. Having literally no funds! :dummy: Maybe I can send slightly cheaper awesomeness in doodle form. :aww:

I think i've used up my quota of the word 'awesome' for today. Boo. :boo:
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NuttyByNature Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
As long as you don't put "like" in front of "awesome" like some airheaded California Valley Girl, we're cool.

Value reciprocity is by no means important to me. I'm sending what I send because I want to, not just to get back. Hell, just writing a letter or a postcard would be sweet. Remember that!
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay!! Like, awesome - I'll totally remember that! *giggles inanely* :iconcheerplz:

:omg: OMG don't hit me! :sprint:
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NuttyByNature Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:fork:
:pissedoff:
:stab:
:chainsaw:
:slap:

Daaaaaaamn yoooooooou!!
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*is deaded* :dead:
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SophieGraceArt Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
You see now you're just making it easy for me by revealing all of the things that your brain likes the most! I'll definitely be sure to get onto it's good-side now! Mwaha-ha-ha-ha-ha-haa..... *orders tickets to see Bill Bailey live.... and subsequently, a pair of new socks* :hmm:
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, I didn't think of that! ^^; Um... forget you ever saw this? :giggle: Nah, i didn't think so. :aww:

Haha new socks?! Because Bill Bailey will rock your socks off? :iconhurrplz:
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wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
I only know 4 of my influences, so I don't think I can fill it...
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:iconblackbirdrose:
blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You could if you made the images REEAAALY BIG! :dummy: :hug:
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wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
:XD: yeah, probably. :p
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Blaze-Elemental Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
MONTY PYTHON IS MY REASON FOR EXISTANCE.

THAT IS ALL.
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:iconblackbirdrose:
blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, its a perfectly valid reason for existence! I salute you! :salute: :giggle:
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TheEndxTypeANIME Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
CARD CAPTORS!! that was my favoritest anime when I was little BEAT POKEMON EVERRRY TIME!
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I agreeeee SO HARD. :eager: It literally was the best part of my week for about two years til they stopped showing it! :iconlawooplz:
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PwnedByPineapple Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cool. I am so going to do this... eventually.

Cardcaptors! I remember reading and watching it. Good times. (Though now I am currently obsessed with Clamp's Tsubasa Chronicle... you ever heard of it? It sort of crosses over with Cardcaptors, in a way, and it is AMAZING.)

And I see you like Ouran High School as well... YAY! I love it as well, it's one of my favorites.

Heheh, Monty Python. :D

And of course, Supernatural. :love:
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, you should! Its quite fun! :la:

Ah, Cardcaptors! So many fond memories! :love: OOOoooooh, I may just watch some of Tsubasa Chronicle then! I'm excited!

Ouran High School Host club is soooo awesome!!!! I love all the characters so much and the randomness of it just cracks me up. LOVE TAMAKI! :icontamakiplz: :heart:

:hug: :D
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PwnedByPineapple Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
TAMAKI! Love him! I met the guy who voices him. Still in shock from that.

And if you watch Tsubasa Chronicle, I also highly recommend you read the manga as well, because the anime only covers the first part of the manga and then leaves off with a very unsatisfying ending. And if you do intend to read the manga, don't watch the OVAs that follow the anime because they are full of spoilers for some of the best parts of the manga. They spoiled those parts for me, and I'm over it now, but I was mad for a while. :D And I don't want your experience to be ruined, because they're really jaw-dropping moments.
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You met him? How? WHEN?!
Ok, cool! I'd need to find some way of getting them without spending too much money though... and I really doubt I'd find them in a library... :iconponderplz: I'll have to see, I'll start with the anime first. :aww:
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PwnedByPineapple Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
'Twas at an anime convention in New Orleans back in July. He signed a few things and gave me a hug and took a picture with me. [link]
IT WAS AWESOME.

There are still a few manga sites up on the Internet that haven't been taken down yet. (It's how I've been reading them.) Try mangareader or something, that's the one I've been using.
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, too cool, hun! :nod: :D

OMG I had no idea manga was up on the internet... like, at all! I have a lot of manga I want to read so thanks for enlightening me!! I will try to read some Tsubasa Chronicles stuff for sure! :iconlawooplz:
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PwnedByPineapple Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! I would love to hear your opinions about it when you do. (This gives me happy feeling on the inside. I love introducing other people to new stuff. :D)
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I watched the first two episodes and so far I like it! :D I like the new characters and its kinda odd but fun to see the characters I know from CardCaptors in this alternate universe! I think I'm going to read the Manga instead of carrying on with the anime though. I'd like to know more details about Fai etc (maybe I'll go back to the anime a little later on to see how it compares :nod:) Thanks for introducing me! :hug:
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NatyTuk Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
waaaaa, i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconblackbirdrose:
blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehee! Thanks! You should try it yourself! :turbopoke:
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NatyTuk Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
[link] yay!
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bladedXrose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You like monty python?!?!?! *faints* ^^
I'm so giving this a go... ^^
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, naturally! They were incredible! :eager:

Yes! Do, DO!! Its great fun! :aww:
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bladedXrose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
As soon as I get to my laptop again I shall!!
My mam bought me the holy grail and the life of brian.
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Do they have any special features? I know I saw a 'making of' for the Life of Brian once. That was cool. :D
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bladedXrose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
the holy grail has one where the 'monster' AKA a rabbit comes up and you press a button when you see it to get bits and pieces of information about the making of it
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, thats cool. :aww:
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Chicky-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Billy Bailey rocks!!!
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, doesn't he just!! :love:

"You know why the Argos catalogue is laminated, don't you..? Its to catch the tears of joy..." :rofl:

I loved that bit of his stand up so much i got "The laminated book of dreams" engraved on my first iPod!! :eager:
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Chicky-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:icondoublefacepalmplz: Oh my god I wrote "Billy" Bailey :rofl:. One letter too many ^^; not paying attention obviously lol. :iconfailboatplz:

:lol:

Awesome! :)
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHAHA! I didn't even notice - I was too eager to agree! :lmao:
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Dontkillchic Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cardcaptors! XD
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woo!! :w00t: Has to be my fav anime EVER! Closely followed by Ouran High School Host Club, if you've ever heard of it? :aww: :heart:
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