It’s funny how the littlest things remind me of being a kid. Making this video I couldn’t help but be reminded of that childhood feeling from when you first get to play with new toys that you just opened up on Christmas morning.
Instead of toys this year, my amazing family helped me out with art supplies that I needed and this was my first drawing getting the break them in. Postnova Stanislava (aka Ruby.Tear) is the Russian ballerina that inspired these sketches. If you have followed my work, for a period of time, I’m sure you have noticed a pattern that I fall into. Where someone Inspires me, I tend to draw them lot… I don’t know what causes it or why it happens. Such is life. I say all of this just to warn you this isn’t my last time drawing Postnova. 😉
The music in the video is by one my favorite singer / songwriters Lydia Cole. The honesty and purity of her voice blows me away every time I hear it. Her music is on repeat playing in the background when I’m drawing. Please check her out she is an incredible human being.
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During breakfast yesterday, got the urge to do some pen and coffee sketches. I found photos of this really fun and interesting girl named Jung Hye Won. A lot of her pictures were taken at dynamic angles with a wide angle lens, making her look almost like a cartoon. I was really inspired to draw her, so as I ate breakfast, I freehand sketched this picture. I’m really happy with how it turned out. Foreshortening is one of the skills I struggle with a lot, and I think it turned out pretty cool considering that.
So… What’s been inspiring you lately? ;)
Hi hi hi! I’m back! Aw, so good to be drawing!
How are you all? I’ve been super busy and working
like crazy to get organized. I think I’m almost there.
I took a break from that today and did this for y’all!
I saw this picture and had to draw it.
I wish I knew what the picture was from.
It was really classic looking and caught my eye.
I hope you like it!
p.s. I’m going to Tokyo Fashion Week in a few weeks!
Aw, I’m so excited! Its going to be my first time ever
leaving the country. I have always wanted to go to Tokyo
and cannot wait!!! I’ll keep you posted on the trip!
How was your weekend? Went and bought some chemicals today for starting the glaze layers tomorrow on that oil painting. I’m really excited to finish up this painting. Looks like I’m still a week away from finishing it. The The picture was just too adorable so the next thing i knew, i was just doodling it and this was the by-product. I hope you like it and i hope you’re having a great Sunday;)
Good morning! So i definitely messed up big time last night and set my alarm to 1:30 a.m. on accident… which is bad, i know, but what was worst, an hour later after i went back to bed, I woke up wide awake! haha yikes~ seriously, so bad, so i just got up and started working… Somehow i have a feeling i’m going to pass out midday today! haha But anyway, had an great weekend, my sister & my brother-in-law had a Christmas party on Saturday. It was awesome seeing them. Also yesterday, saw Tron with my family! Movie was great, and Daft Punk & the Art Direction was perfect! So i’ve been trying to get better at drawing> and painting different gestures and expressions. The Sketch today was a little study sketch i did this last week. I really like how it turned out. It’s definitely a rougher sketch but i really like how expressive she is. I hope you like it too :) Any of you traveling anywhere for Christmas? P.S. Just to update you on the print orders. First off, thank you all so much for your support, it’s been amazing. My mom has been helping process all the orders and get everything shipped, and so far we have been able to get your prints out the day you ordered them. So, if you’re still thinking of getting Christmas prints, the sooner the better. They are all up at http://www.etsy.com/shop/DannyRoberts. P.S.S. I’m thinking of getting rid of Disqus Comment system and go back to bloggers comment system… Cause people have been having problems with Disqus loading or not showing up…. is it working for you?
Greetings, my friends… Well, last night i took a journey into greatness, when i saw “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” at a screening in Nike’s theatre in L.A. I truly don’t remember the last time i saw a movie that good in the theatre. The acting, the visuals, & the story were all incredible! Tom Wait was so impressive, he had a cool, cold, evil to his character. And Heath Ledger was amazing, it was such a different role for him, he was really an amazing actor. Also, it was a trip seeing Lily Cole in the movie! She was really great in the movie! It was really fun seeing the girl that i learned how to draw off of, acting in a movie. She really has one of the greatest looks, so fun.. Well, all and all, i completely loved the movie. I’m dying for it to come out in the theatre’s so i can see it again and again. I did this little sketch today for the movie… i hope you like it :)
My brother and I are a little short on time so i’m typing as fast as i can cause i want to fill you in. So far, it’s been a blast! We flew in Saturday night and caught up with my good friend Miss Sophie Ward. Then, yesterday we went to the Gerlan Jeans Show, where I ran into lovely Miss Susie of Style Bubble & Julia Fakes of Bunny BISOUS. It was so much fun cause i hadn’t meet them in person, but had done Blogger Portraits of them. After the show, Julia was incredibly nice and gave us a ride back to Bryant Park. My brother and i hung out in Bryant Park for about an hour, where we sat and he read as i drew this picture. The tents are in the background. Later, we went to a show called Siki Im which i have to say, was the most insane show i’ve ever seen! I took a few pictures, you can see in my Image Diary. I’m hoping to have a video up by next week. ;) Then later last night, we meet up with Rumi from Fashiontoast and her boyfriend Colin, and Bianca from Modelina for Erin Fetherston’s after party, where we meet Yvan (the Facehunter) and saw Miss Krystal Simpson. :) It was a great day.
Well my friends how is your weekend going? Mine is moving a long. did this painting, and just got done with a little night swimming! What is it about night swimming that is so wonderful? well i hope you all are doing wonderful. I think i will be solidifying my plans for Fashion week this week, so keep your fingers crossed ;)
For those who have been the Italian restaurant “Di Buca Di Beppo” you know that every square inch of the place is covered in old photo’s. And basically old 20’s-30’s photo’s are on of my favorite things in the world. So Last year i went there with a bunch of friends and they sat us in this big booth, and gave us crayons and paper menus. To me when that happens my body can’t resist the pull or the longing… it’s like the greatest formula for the most terribly fun experience. Crayons and old pictures! yea i’m getting excited just thinking about it right now. so needless to say the drawings above are the result of the incredible night.