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Artist Danny Roberts Portrait of Japanese Model Risa Nakamura (RisaDoll) wearing Glasses


Risa Nakamura

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?

Danny roberts painting of Japanese star Natsume Mito - なつめみと with a big ice cream cone


Natsume Mito – なつめみと

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”.

Video still of Artist Danny Roberts mix media portrait of Irish Model laura o'grady Speed Painting
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Laura O’Grady Speed Painting Video

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.

Inspiration friday photo of a statue and a swirly painting

Inspiration Friday Music

Dancing With Strings

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:,, Ghostparties, TheVamoose, Supermassiveblackholes

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Igor and andre Artist Danny Roberts Painting of Fashion Model iris egbers for models dot com Top Newcomers Spring 2011 Series


Iris Egbers Top Newcomers Spring 2011

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 Picture is of Iris Egbers. Iris has a really unique & interesting look… Very Expressive. Well, i hope you like it!

Artist Danny Roberts Mixed media portrait of Irish Fashion Model Laura O'Grady of Supreme Management and select model Management , mediums scratchboard, water soluble cran


Laura O’Grady – Scratchboard

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.

Visual Artist & Fashion Painter Danny Roberts Reinterpreted Vogue Taiwan Magazine Cover of Japanese Model Actress Rila Fukushima

Magazine Cover

Rila Fukushima Vogue Taiwan

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.

Artist Danny Roberts Pen and Coffee sketch of Korean ulzzang model jung hye won, ahyiseukeurimsong


Jung Hye Won – Breakfast Sketch

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? ;)