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Influance Map! by Apofiss Influance Map! by Apofiss

ok, so the new year is almost here, but instead of art summary I figured I better come up with influance map! I really haven't done this for years! the old influance map back from 2010 is a bit outdated, it was way back when I really started digging into digital art... so hopefully this will cover the most asked question like 'what is your art style called?' I'm not sure if it has a title, but you can associate it with the artist I guess and name it respectively... no matter how funny it sounds ;D

p.s. I haven't included one important influance in the map and that is you, all the followers and silent lurkers... I know some of you have been keeping your eye on since the old times so thank you so much for all the support :] have a great 2015!


1. Studio Ghibli - the depth in various aspects and attention to details has amazed me a lot in all of their animated works. one doesn't need to be sharp eyed to know there is something special about their creations.

2. Kiki's Delivery Service - the story telling and character development in K'sDS is something that inspires to add more depth, movement and story even in a single piece of artwork! Kiki's red bow has a direct influance to my witchcraft artwork too!

3. My Neighbor Totoro - the portrayal of creature nature and personality is amazing; the old style animation also gives it a really personal touch. I have taken lots of influance from Totoro, it even reaches to Boggart - his unusual behavior c:

4. Owls - well, I guess it speaks for it self C:

5. alchemaniac - his works are solid awesomness :] the colour use, level of details, great concepts and amazing fuse of it all - a real eye-treat! something I aspire to add to my own works.

6. MarcoBucci - those colourful and rough paintings! great artist with unique style.

7. Artbooks - this year I managed to get lots of great artbooks and there is a lot one can learn from!

8. Tangled - well designed environments with lush nature is one of the things I love and within Tangled it shows.

9. Stupid Fox by SilentReaper - a comic I'm still following! one of the inspirational reasons I started Boggart :]

10. Shrek - ever since 2001 it still inspires me in many little artistic aspects! now that counts for something!

11. griffsnuff - those painted environments are great! a really positive artist with adventurous deviations I love to follow :]

12. Cats - the awesomness of cats is close to impossible to match!

13. Kung Fu Panda - a great portrayal of a panda character in various ways, design and animation. I have painted quite a few pandas ever since.

14. Fire Flight - Phoenix Dance Theatre - very inspirational performance and cg fire animation. fire walk is something I came up with right afterwards.

15. NekoNaoko - that little stego sprout design was like a fire for a whole little world of mini dinos on its own c:

16. trenchmaker - one of my early days inspirations; the quality of her works is amazing and you can tell she pours in a lot of energy and soul in her work.

17. Anime - the beautiful, almost magic environments in various anime is something to be inspired from. 5cm per Second, anyone? :]

alright, see you all in 2015! thank you ALL for simply being and doing what you do :]

original template - here


Calendar 2015

Calendar 2015 by Apofiss 
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KaumiThomason Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some nice chocies, definitely would go with Studio Ghibli big time. :)
sayuriXD Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist
nice list!!
cinderstormwarriors Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Student Artist
YAY!! Kiki's delviorey service, Totro CATTTSSS, Studio gibly!! 
KazeSkyfox Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
this is kinda weird since I get a lot of my influence from you - I guess everybody gets it from somewhere
RearmedDreamer Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an awesome list.
alchemaniac Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wow thanks for adding me into your influence !
I love your works too :))
Apofiss Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015   Digital Artist
Keithalia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Legend of the Guardians Artbook! <3 I have it and I LOVE IT
hotcocoa54 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Awesome inspirations! And a side note: The title of this is spelled wrong, it's "influance" instead of "influence." :)
KTierson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This inspired me to do my own. It's helped me define what I want to learn and what I want to use to create my own style. Thank you!
eychanchan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the mention :hug:! I love your work so much :love: !!

PS: Needs more owls, yes.
humphreycat Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
MarcoBucci Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Thanks for the mention! Flattered, really. All the best in 2015 :)
Submerged08 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Studio Ghibli. Yes yes yes. Now you mention it I can slightly smell the traces of ghibli in them ;3
Spigos Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student
Amazing, truly! I love these influence maps so so much! It's really inspiring :3
PurpleMochi7 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! So many of these you've mentioned inspire me as well. (I'm a silent lurker [:< )
DisturbingGreen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015   Artist
ahahah that explains a lot
melodyofdeaddeanders Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Artist
woah those are some neat inspirations.. :p
XxJennaKittyxX Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I have a folder called Style Practice, I should just make one of these. Also my lock screen (ever since I got my phone) has been stupidfox spewing a rainbow. I loved the composition and style so much and thank you for posting this, I'd never have found out where it came from if not for you! Hugs! Yay! Eddsworld 
ShifuDaxiongmao Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
HAH. I suspected nr 16. Glad to see it confirmed. :D
leVIdD Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
5 cm per second <3333333333
debzb17 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your influence spread a little more over the Christmas when my Sister spotted a few (lots) of your "Apofiss style" images in my favourites folder.  She usually prefers darker images, dark angels and the like so I've shown her your Mouse Pads on and she's hooked lol.

Your images always make me smile.  I love cats and have 2 of my own so I know how hard it is to capture a cats unique quirkiness, but you recreate it in your art flawlessly.

Thank you for your wonderful images, a huge thank you for Boggart and all the best for the new year.

Blower fella (Party) 
DKillustrations Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is really neat to see! Thank you for doing this for us. :D
Kiminukii Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love all the art of 5 cm per second too, it really inspires me ^^ 
KoalaSocks Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm finally not the only one who loves Legend of the Guardians ;w;
ShadowCatPawprints Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My uncle was one of the makers of dat movie!
KoalaSocks Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
tell him good good job that was a great movie
ShadowCatPawprints Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RisenDork Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
One genius recognizes inspiration derived from others... What a wonderful concept!  And yes, I agree that your "influences" (the amazing concepts behind the characters, as well as the technical virtuosity!) are pinnacles of achievement in anime and digital media!  Thanks for compiling your "Influence Map" for all of your fans to share in a little insight into your journey! :splee: Heart +fav 
Apofiss Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015   Digital Artist
Minty33915188 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 The cat looks like my cat spot except fatter
TopHat-Queen Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014   Digital Artist
maracusha Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Wow, it's really cool to know more about your inspirations :love:!
Enrichua Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey Apofiss,
I really like your art, it's very nice :)
What is this influance map, exactly? I just don't get it xD
Apofiss Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014   Digital Artist
thank you!
ops, I forgot to link the original template - here
Pink-Doodlr Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So much influence in so many different ascpects O.O
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
8D omg <3 I am super honored!
PetalBlazeWarriorCat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ScarletCortez Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist
kaaslave Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Too much cute! :)
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