My artistic influences – Patrick Woodroffe

My artistic influences - Patrick Woodroffe

Hi folks,

This is the first in a new series of posts (not that I am giving up any of my other series). In this series I will examine the various artists and books that have influenced my own art over the years. The trigger for this is actually feedback that I have received in recent times that my digital art is not art.

“What?!?” I hear some of you cry. Don’t worry, it’s not from any of you. It’s from some non-online people that I know.

The criticisms include:

  • it’s not realistic enough
  • it doesn’t look like art
  • it’s not art if it’s not painted by hand
  • digital art takes no skill or talent
  • it doesn’t look like the CGI in films

Besides being incredible displays of ignorance, such comments are also hurtful. So dwelling on these comments


  1. Patrick Woodroffe, man! The one who did that iconic cover for Judas Priest’s Sad Wings of Destiny!
    And I hope you don’t let those “well-wishers” bring you down with their ignorant comments.

    1. Thanks 🙂 Life is full of people who would bring us down. Just have to persevere 🙂

  2. Patrick Woodroffe was one of my biggest influences back in the day, I have loved his work for the last forty years (:

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