I did’t include Cheri Herouard in my post about artists that I am influenced by, but he is probably one of my all time favorites. I love his illustrative attention to detail and unique ideas incorporating fantastic settings with mythological and natural themes. There are a few “ironic hipster” tattooers that have been using his artwork and blatantly reproducing it without giving him credit. Even though his work is public domain, I think he still deserves to be credited with the original idea. It’s fine to be influenced by someone but don’t rip them off and pose it as your own work. I appreciate the younger generation being drawn to the classic imagery in his designs but they are being duped to think these are modern ideas that someone recently came up with. You can read more about him here- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chéri_Herouard
Like many artists, Herouard also published more racy work under the alias “Herric”.
If you look hard enough there are sites that sell original magazine covers and prints of his work. One of them can be found here- http://hprints.com/