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YOUR WRITING INSPIRES ME

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:50 AM


Which writer can make you want to drop the book you're reading 'cause you just HAVE to draw one of the characters he describes? or to draw one of the scenes that just played out in your head?
Which writer describes things so vividly you can't help wanting to put them on paper or on your computer screen?

I decided to conduct an experiment here on deviantART to see which writers names have more "relevant deviations" when you write their names in the search engine.
The writers I included on the list are authors I personally have read and enjoyed, I included science fiction writers, fantasy writers, writers of historical fiction, crime, horror and comic books.  On the search engine I wrote their complete name, as included below:

JK ROWLING                    - 62.929
NEIL GAIMAN                   - 22.187
STEPHEN KING                 - 19.065
ANNE RICE                       - 15.356
JRR TOLKIEN                    - 13.235
ALAN MOORE                  -   7.379
GEORGE RR MARTIN       -   4.562
ROBERT JORDAN             -   3.765
DAVID EDDINGS               -   1.863
FRANK HERBERT              -   1.817
ROBIN HOBB                    -   1.729
JIM BUTCHER                   -   1.545
ORSON SCOTT CARD        -     885
PATRICK ROTHFUSS          -     882
STIEG LARSSON                 -     591
TERRY BROOKS                 -     564
MICHAEL MOORCOCK      -     527
PATRICIA BRIGGS              -     398
BERNARD CORNWELL       -     321
MIKE CAREY                       -     262
BRIAN K VAUGHAN            -     225
JOE ABERCROMBIE           -     147
HENNING MANKELL           -       46
TONY HILLERMAN              -       40
ARTURO PEREZ REVERTE  -       39
JEREMY BASTIAN               -       17
MICHAEL SHAARA              -       15
MARK SMYLIE                     -        6
TAMI HOAG                        -        4
   
I have no idea how the search engine works, and I know this isn't an exact science because I'm sure Jim Butcher has a lot more "false" search results than Bernard Cornwell, because "Jim" is a fairly common name and "Butcher" has more than 80.000 search results if you type it in.
The results also depend on how many people write the authors full name, (or how many people credit the author at all).

My conclusions are:
- Harry Potter is King
- people draw/paint more art of characters and images they have SEEN (movies, TV), than characters and images they have only imagined
- we better draw more Joe Abercrombie fan art, or the Bloody-Nine will come knocking on our doors...

Cheers!




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I've been drawing, inking painting and doodling since forever. I thought it was about time I did something with it.
I'm a paper addict, I draw with a pencil, ink the old fashion style, and paint with a brush. (and when I'm done I cheat with photoshop).

I signed up to dA a few months ago, in that time I've seen some amazing art, and met some members that are real pieces of art themselves.

Can't wait to see what the next months bring...

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