Portrait Inspirations


Being a kid from the 70’s and 80’s, Space Invaders was one of the first video games I knew about. Fast forward to today, being familiar with street art, the work of Space Invader (the artist) is reminiscent of that time. Simple 8bit graphics from that era are pleasing to me.

It relates somewhat with what I do artistically

I have never used it in my work


There are free tutorials here-


Another huge influence would be Shepard Fairey. He is one of my top 10 fave artists. The work he has produced over the last 20 years is an inspiration.  I like the portraits in that hey use minimal colors and are stencil like. I personally own two of the prints shown above.


I do a lot of stencil work and love the style.

Here is a tutorial I found on this paticular style



Andy Warhol is another fave artist who is a big inspiration to me. I have even been to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg PA. I enjoy his unique portraits of celebrities with all the colors and such.



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