The panel face Girl. Multiple faces combined into one.

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The Panel Girl

This piece was quite the experiment. It took me several months to get the colors and textures right. The concept was cutting up my portaits of Rasa Zukauskaite, Laura O’Grady, and Tanya Dziahileva and putting them together to make one face. I used oil paint and oil pastels on nine individual one foot canvases. It was really difficult to replicate those portraits, but I’m really happy with how the textures turned out. I wish you could see it in person.

Artist Danny Roberts post-it sketch of model Julia Hafstrom green black and red

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Julia Hafstrom Post-it Sketch

I keep a couple of stacks of post-its sitting on my desk, just for when I get the urge to draw I can quickly get my fix. This sketch was from a photoshoot I did with Julia Hafstrom years ago. She is such a sweet and beautiful person inside and out. I have also thought she would be a good reference to base one of our book characters, Sarah Finn, on. This sketch, though really simple, I feel captures the vibe of Sarah Finn. I’m excited to work more on her character design. I will get on with designing the book characters after I finish the Manga characters. I’ve been learning a lot doing all this character design.

Artist Danny Roberts details picture of a post-it sketch of model Julia Hafstrom
Artist Danny roberts Art of character design of for Knightcat

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Knightcat Redesign

I’m excited for finally showing you the redesign of my brother and my book character Knightcat. She might be my favorite character to write scenes for. She is an amazing character and her character design felt close, but not perfect, thus the redesign. She is going to make a guest appearance in “Lost in the Crowd“, so I started redesigning her last week. I love how she came out.

Details close up Artist Danny roberts Art of character design of for Knightcat

Her markings were really difficult to design. I did a lot of research and did tons of sketches till a pattern finally worked. Her markings are a form of magical protection. Also her weapons have great back stories. I can't wait to tell you more about it.

Details close up Artist Danny roberts Art of character design of for Knightcat
Red tone paper Charcoal and white  of a girl laying on her back sketch by Artist Danny Roberts

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The Red Lady

I was taking an exploration of charcoal & chalk on different color tone paper, and this piece happened. For some reason, something just clicked when I was drawing it, and the textures and tone came out exactly the way I wanted. I’d like to pretend like that happens to me a lot, but it really doesn’t happen as often as I would like. I like the vibe of the finished sketch. It reminds me of a mix between Edgar Degas and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. I plan on taking more excursions into tone paperland in the near future. Let me know what you think. I hope you are having a great day. This piece is for sale, so let me know if you are interested :)

Details Close up of Artist Danny Roberts Charcoal Sketch on red tone paper
DannyRoberts painted Collage of Chadwick Tyler stereo gram
DannyRoberts painted Collage of Chadwick Tyler

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Under Water Collage

This collage was a fun little experiment I did with my friend Photographer Chadwick Tyler. We had wanted to play around and try things to merge our two styles. One of the first experiments I was curious about trying was hand tinting the photo, so I printed Chadwick’s pictures on transparency paper and painted with oil paint on both sides of the transparency. It gave it a really cool look. I hope you like it :)

Fashion Artist Danny Roberts of shoe designer Amina Muaddi

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Amina Muaddi

I just finished up this portrait of shoe designer Amina Muaddi a few hours ago. I’ve been working on this over the last few days. For the portrait I used watercolor, chalk pastel, color pencil, and gold paint pen. I kept layering it until the tone and expression were right. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I hope you like it. I’m making a video that will be out soon. Any suggestions for a song for the video of this portrait?

Details Drawing of by Danny Roberts of Amina Muaddi
Danny Roberts art portrait drawing of Japanese model Miyako 眞鍋 都 (Miiiyaaakooo) アーティストのダニー・ロバーツによる日本のモデルミヤコの肖像

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Miyako 眞鍋 都 (Miiiyaaakooo)

Drawing faces is one of those things that never gets old. I enjoy it so much. Peoples’ faces are so expressive and interesting. It’s such a fascinating subject-matter. Miyako’s portrait was another by-product of stumbling onto a photo that looked too fun to not draw. I couldn’t pass up drawing it. Today I was talking with my friend Katie Rodgers about cutting out those things that affect you negatively, and focusing on activities that lift you and the people around you up. More and more that is something I’ve been trying to do. I’ve been trying to figure out how to spread the hope and joy I have to you all, and encourage you. Well, I hope you are having a great day! ☺️

Artist Danny Roberts Illustration of Lady Gaga for lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwick Tyler american horror show

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Lady Gaga + Chadwick Tyler

When coming up with what to post on for Halloween, this photoshoot instantly came to mind. A few years ago, my good friend Chadwick Tyler asked me if I would be one of his assistants on his cover shoot for V Magazine with Lady Gaga & the Cast of American Horror Show. I ended up doing all the post production on the shoot as well, processing the digital files, hand developing all the film, scanning, and retouching everything. It was tons of work, but really a once in a life time experience. Getting digital, 35mm film, and 120 film to all look the same was a super tough task, but I’m really happy with how it turned out. I hope that one day a book of this shoot gets released. There are hundreds of incredible photos in the shoot. I snuck a few quick drawings in there. Happy Halloween!

Denis Ohare looking into a mirror in lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwick Tyler american horror show
A Photo of lady gaga for v magazine shoot by Chadwick Tyler American
KathyBates sitting for lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwick Tyler american horror show
A Photo of Sarah Paulson by artist danny Roberts for lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwick Tyler American
Photo of american horror show director Ryan Murphy for lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwick Tyler
Drawing of Wes Bentley holding a knife by artist danny Roberts for lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwick Tyler Photo of Wes Bentley holding american flag for lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwick tyler
Cheyenne Jackson in lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwick Tyler american horror show
Cheyenne Jackson and lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwick Tyler american horror show
Drawing by artist Danny Roberts of DenisOhare and ChloeSevigny  in lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwick Tyler american horror show
A Photo of Matt Bomer by artist danny Roberts for lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwick Tyler American
ChloeSevigny and lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwick Tyler american horror show
Photo of AngelaBassett for lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwicktyler Lady Gaga, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, and AngelaBassett playing cards for lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwick Tyler american horror show
A Photo of Finn Wittrock Lifting lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwick Tyler american horror show
A Photo of Finn Wittrock carrying lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwick Tyler american horror show
Lady Gaga, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, and AngelaBassett, and Denis Ohere for lady gaga v magazine shoot by Chadwick Tyler american horror show
Artist Danny Roberts Black and white digital drawing of girl looking at the beach with a dog. アーティストのダニー・ロバーツが犬とビーチで女の子を描いています。

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The Girl & Her Dog

I don’t do many sketches directly from my head without any references. I also don’t do many completely digital drawings. This drawing is the exception. I was doing a lot of charcoal sketches at the time. I ended up making a few photoshop charcoal brushes. I was so excited about the brush, I just started scribbling and slowly, like a photo coming into focus, this soft drawing of a girl on a beach with her dog began to form.
It reminds me of a cool, windy, lazy, overcast day at the beach. I hope you are having a great day!

Beautiful soft portrait of model Richie Hines laying in bed morning light by danny roberts

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Richie Hines Light Study

I took an online class earlier in this year by Nathan Fowkes at Schoolism. The class’s main focus was on lighting color, and mood, which is what I’ve really been focused on the last few years. For some time, I’ve really wanted to be able to capture an environment and make the scene feel the way the character/person is feeling. Ever since I took the class, I’ve been doing a lot of little lighting studies working off photo references that have the kind of light quality I’m looking for. When I saw this picture of Richie Hines I instantly knew I was going to draw it. The vibe I got from her facial expression was so pleasant, it reminded me of the feeling when you wake up to the warmth of a sun rise, so I went with this soft morning light quality. I’m happy with how it turned out.
Richie is an amazing artist as well as a model. You can check out her work here.

Close up of model Richie Hines laying in bed morning light by danny roberts