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Influence Map Template by fox-orian Influence Map Template by fox-orian
All the relevant text for this meme is in the picture! [Below the grid.]

Do this and show others what influences you!
Hell, you might even discover some things about yourself doing this!

The grid can ultimately be filled out however you want it to be. The recommended sizes of the images are shown below the grid -- make your biggest influence take up 3x3 squares! Lesser ones to follow.
Also, editing the file, changing colors, sizes, fonts, whatever, have at it! Make it yours!

See my own filled out version here so you have a good idea on what to do!
fox-orian's Influence Map [2013] by fox-orian

These people that REALLY made it their own:
Kaijusamurai Influence Map by KaijuSamurai Influence Map Meme thing by scarypet Influence Map by Synfull Influence Map by RyemSalim

Look at this one to really, really make you think:
Influence Map by algenpfleger

And, I just got a big kick out of these ones:
[it's better if you don't see the thumb first.]

Remember, if you want to see ALL of the influence map submissions, type in "influence map" [WITH quotations] in the DeviantART Search! Remember to put "influence map" in the keywords so yours shows up, too!


EDIT: Oh god, a DD? Hahaha by now, seeing how many people did the meme already, doesn't really seems like it needs the more exposure! Man I made this and thought only like, 40 people would do it total, considering there were probably like 10 other similar iterations of this same meme elsewhere It was just a little spur of the moment idea I got while at work and felt like having a little fun. See what you did DA? LOOK AT WHAT YOU DID! Well, thanks for the DD -- I wonder when my Perspective tutorial is still going to get the award, though :)

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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-08-25
Being devious artists we all find different inspirations. Influence Map Template by `fox-orian is a useful tool to let us share our inspirations with one another, as well as remind us the essence of creativity.
Suggested by ~Azureluck

This is a good way to show to the whole DA world about who inspires you to continue loving and doing arts.
Suggested by =jcroxas

A great way to show your influences to your fellow deviants.
Suggested by =oyah

[dA related > Devious Fun] ( Featured by ginkgografix )
kaisaru Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Influence Map by FierceKai
Done! Thanks for creating this :D
goodend Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Miineh Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Influence Map by Miineh  woowaa
chuckwheel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
These are so great! 

I was just surfing around on Google images when I came across one of these Influence Maps and had to waste an hour making one of my own:…

Great meme, thanks for thinking it up. And congrats on its longevity!!!
chiimisu Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Made this! It was a wonderful experience, thank you ^^ 
Opallene Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
A very worthwhile exercise!  Thanks for creating this.  =)
Opallene's Influence Map by Opallene  
ShadowBossEX Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student Writer
I've no idea how to do these.
Manga-Volt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Just save the file, open it in a editing software like Photoshop and find images of your influences - which can be for example music artists and your hobbies basically.

If you're using Photoshop, don't forget to use layers and duplicate the background layer (which would be the blank version of the document) in case you make a mistake - my lecturers always says this. When you've done just save it as a JPEG or a PNG file (whichever floats your boat).
RyouSakai Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
This one is my favourite! Very fun to do. Thanks for this meme ^^
I've finished my map today =9 
Ryou Sakai's Influence Map - January 2015 by RY0USAKA1  
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015   Traditional Artist…

was a great experience
Chiramii-chan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Do you mind if I use this grid kinda concept to create an own, new art meme? Not an influence map and not exactly the same format as this one, but I really like this grid with the different picture sizes and was just wondering if you would mind if I use it. I'd link your meme as inspiration for mine.
BXVAce Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nightspirit174 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014   General Artist
Hello, I made this meme inspired by yours. :)…
CaptainRadar Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Great! How do I access this?
KonowanaKaha Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist
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KonowanaKaha Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist
EvankHorizon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist…

I should work more on it though... Make it my own, take more time to place the square in places that make more sense  to me and write whatever the inspirations are...
Yiroko Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Keesness Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for making this!
Here's mine;
Influence Map of KEES! by Keesness  
Wakai-Aijin-Momo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's mine. This was so much fun!…
Gloomy-Butt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
MY Influences by Gloomy-Butt
fusionwilliam Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I had some free time you go :)…
turtlesounds Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Done! Thanks for the fun!…
servalshark Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
yo here's mine! ; v ;…
KATATATT Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Influence Map by KATATATT
Finally a shrine to worship my Gods!
mine is finished
Inksquidge Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student General Artist
clintsquint Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Influence Map by Fierbs  I started mine, I will finish it u v u
noxfoxArts Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
loish just did a neat update to hers!

Influence map - new! by loish
Chibifangirl01 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
IIIXandaP Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this. 
Reigeckt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I just started art school and they encourage us to do this as a way to get us thinking about what kind of art we like VS what kind of art we want to make. They even used this template in particular as an example. 
TrueLoveStory Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Really cool idea, thanks.
MarielKeybash96 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I made mine
Brian12 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SPAMkid Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CHCHcartoons Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
I finally got my Influence Map done.…
Rainb0wdash1007 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Karantheartist Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
Amphibnia Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ila-Mae Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I filled it~
Thank you for making the meme, it was a lot of fun~! :glomp:
LeafAmulet Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool ~ < ^ ^>/
kuncoz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
How do you make one?
DionysusRex Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Love this!  Fantastic exercise.  Thanks for making this and for sharing.
XavierRojo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank u very much!!
SonofTheMaster Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
How do I edit this to make my own?
NitroGoblin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My Influence Map by NitroGoblin
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