more like Rousseau
January 20, 2010 11:22 AM   Subscribe

Searching for artists similar to Rousseau...

I'm creating a short animated film and I'm searching for some artistic inspiration. I'm trying to settle on an overall color palette and stylized look for my background environments.

I admire the work of Henri Rousseau and am trying to find other artists of a similar vein - but I don't have a fine arts background and I'm drawing a blank.

Can anyone recommend artists like Rousseau that I can research?

In rough form my main characters look like this and this.
posted by shino-boy to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Botero? Kahlo? Rivera?
posted by Admiral Haddock at 11:27 AM on January 20, 2010

I was going to suggest Kahlo. And maybe Gauguin?
posted by Lutoslawski at 11:29 AM on January 20, 2010

Best answer: If you like the naive look of Rousseau, maybe Grandma Moses.. and given your cute clockwork rat, the industrial look of LS Lowry could give you some fun ideas.
posted by Erasmouse at 1:20 PM on January 20, 2010

Response by poster: Yes, I think the look of the naive artists is what I'm looking for on this film. Many thanks, Erasmouse!
posted by shino-boy at 6:33 PM on January 20, 2010

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