moby francke

ctrl-alt-cat  asked:

Greetings; long time listener, first time caller. I'm simply delighted by your work. If you don't mind my asking, is there someone in the art world - or on the world wide web - who you particularly admire, and/or draw inspiration from? Or, conversely, do you have a favorite Team Fortress / Don't Starve headcanon?

part 1 of question:  is there someone in the art world - or on the world wide web - who you particularly admire, and/or draw inspiration from?

I admire Dan Seagrave. Here’s some of his art:

Can’t say I draw inspiration from him though. I just adore his skill. He also happens to do a lot of art for metal albums. >.>

As far as inspiration, I would say I draw more from people like Rembrandt, Norman Rockwell, Käthe Kollwitz, and Sidney Padget for little tid bits here and there. I don’t know, it’s a difficult question because I don’t particularly try to imitate any one artist. I suppose I would imitate Jeff Alga or Moby Francke for the sake of fanart for Don’t Starve or TF2 (whoops), but still.

Rembrandt:

Norman Rockwell:

Käthe Kollwitz:

Sidney Padget (a wee bit of an outlier tbh):

part 2 of question: do you have a favorite Team Fortress / Don’t Starve headcanon? 

 I headcanon that Maxwell parades around with an ego for the sake of  “fake it ‘till you make it” but he really hates himself for past events he blames himself for.