Over the years there have been images that from the first time I see them I’m inspired to paint them. There have also been images that no matter how many times I paint them it never gets old, still feel inspired to paint them over and over. It almost feels like a quest to truly capture the element that I love about the image. Camilla Akrans’s photo of Mona Johannesson is one of those images. I drew it in my Character Sketchbook years ago, and it is an image that I keep coming back to and drawing or painting again and again. I never have been satisfied by my interpretation of the picture. So a few days ago I decided to give it another go. It’s a Watercolor & Color Pencil on Arches 300lbs hot press paper. It turned out way better than I thought it would. What do you think?
Also, I finally have my art store back up. I’m selling both originals and prints at https://www.saatchiart.com/dannyroberts. If your wanting something by Christmas order sooner than later, so that I have time to get the orders out :)
The painting today is of Risa Nakamura (中村里砂) also known as Risadoll. She has a great look and was really fun to draw. So last week I was experimenting with digital painting. I’ve done a little bit of it throughout the years, but for the most part I don’t enjoy doing it as much as real life painting. For this piece I started out with a black & white pencil sketch in my sketchbook that I digitally colorized. I really like how it turned out. My brother thought it was kinda different for me… What do you think?
I started learning Japanese a week and a half ago. Everything I read about learning the language said I needed to fully immerse hearing the language. Which brings me to Natsume Mito. I’ve been listening to a lot of music from Japan to help with my language skills and a few of Natsume Mito’s music videos pulled up into my play lists. She has a really fun and adorable style. I did a series of sketches of her and this water color painting. I had a lot of fun with it, so I’m starting a series called “Portraits of Japan”.
I finally got around to editing the stop motion speed painting video of painting Laura O’Grady. The Video turned out better than i thought i would be. It’s a tricky thing painting a negative but i love the result. The Music is by my good friend Ryan Baxley. I hope you enjoy the video, and hope you like the Art in Motion Series.
Yay! Happy Inspiration Friday, my friends! So i posted the song i wrote the other day. Let me know what you think of it :) The lovely Miss Stacy King is going to do vocals for it. I’m really really excited about it. The Instruments: Typewriter (for the beat), Cello, viola, Violin, Piano, Pads, other stuff but can’t remember… Also, I had an project idea today that involves whoever wants to be apart of it. The program is called “Blind Imagination” So basically the concept is: 1: You go out and record and put together 1-2 minutes of “Interesting” Audio and Email it to me at [email protected] 2: Then I will listen to it, and i will try to come up with a visual for the audio i pick. Try to make it interesting, and make it hard to for me to figure out what the audio is of. :) Whatcha think? Photos Via: Imable.se, Haw-lin.com, Ghostparties, TheVamoose, Supermassiveblackholes
So today has been a big time multi-tasking day… I’m currently exporting a new video i edited for you all. I’m excited to show you it.Also about to leave for the Lumber yard, Cause i’m finally going to build some large format shelves to keep my originals safe. I seriously have been needing to do this for some time now. I have thousands of Originals that have nowhere to go. Also need to get some drawings done… big day, should be fun.How about you? Up to anything fun today? Well the painting today is from My Top Newcomers Spring 2011, i did for models.com.The Picture is of Iris Egbers. Iris has a really unique & interesting look… Very Expressive. Well, i hope you like it!
I had some fun yesterday with a scratchboard and water soluble crayons. I was looking through Irish model Laura O’Grady’s Instagram account and was inspired by one of her posts. I sketched two versions of it, and will post the other version tomorrow. Also, I have a video coming soon. Hope you’re having a great day.
Rila Fukushima is a Model/Actress I’ve been meaning to paint for awhile, so yesterday, I started on this piece. I was planning on just doing a basic freehand sketch, but as I finished the outline I decided to experiment with different layering techniques. I ended up using pen, ink, acrylic, and cut-out and layered different types of paper. I really like how it turned out. I had forgotten how much I loved to sketch with a pen.
This painting is inspired by Vogue Taiwan’s cover of Rila photo by Leslie Kee.