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Wednesday, March 21, 2012


15" x 11"
Watercolors and White Acrylics

            Lately here in South Florida it's been a mixture of humid temperatures and rain storms that seem to happen sporadically and without notice. Not to mention, so many things have been happening. I guess this painting is a result of my exhaustion and trying to force myself to do things. School takes a lot out of me sometimes, but thankfully, I got a good night's rest last night and I'm refreshed. I never have any true meaning in my artwork- I just do what I think looks cool. Though, for some reason, by accident, emotion slips into it unintentionally and apparently people can sense that. They say, "I look at it, but I sense a deep emotion that I can't quite put my thumb on, which causes me to look at it even closer and longer." I don't know for sure- this is what people tell me. So, I take it at face value for what it is and not over think it. It's a compliment at it's most rudimentary form, so, I take it as a compliment. 
               I recently did a painting for my friend, but I don't want to put it up quite yet, because, if I did, she can obviously come on here and look at it and that would ruin the surprise! She's a fan of my ladies, which is cool because that means I'm doing something right. So, what other painting better to do than a nude painting. And, of course, call it "Birthday Suit"; it's only fair.
               Other than that, I've been busy with school and what not, so I've been jam-packed with work rather than working on personal projects. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012


10" x 15"

This was chosen to be in a show at my art school, and I believe I was one of 12 students accepted! A lot of people think she is like a door knob or something, but, in reality, she's just a face. I wanted her to be robotic because I don't like to draw the same faces over and over. I wanted her to be different as well as bring something different to the table. Sometimes, different is good!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Riot Queen- Hayley Williams!

This was the last, fully illustrated and completed painting of 2011. It's a portrait of Paramore lead, Hayley Williams and it proudly sits on my grandmother's wall. Why? Not because she's a fan of Paramore- to be honest, she's never even heard of the band, let alone Hayley herself. But, she had an empty space on her living room wall and I am really proud of it. It's just so friggin' awesome and redonkulous. I think it's one of my best yet. Hayley, from what I've seen, has such a great stage presence and really knows how to address an audience with full charisma. I like her hair better at the beginning of the tour, though it's pretty interesting sometimes three quarters of the way because it's got all this funky stuff going on with it. A little orange here, a dab of blonde there, and VIOLA! You have a genuine Hayley Williams hairdo.
A little off subject... I saw Young Adult yesterday. Let me tell you- I've had a lot of people tell me they thought it was a chick flick, romantic comedy, teen movie, whatever you wanna' call it. Don't listen to people. Go see it and form your own opinion. I myself am a huge fan of Diablo Cody, the self proclaimed stripper turned writer and the way she goes about writing these characters is realistic and down right creepy. It's not any of the fore-mentioned genres. It's a little qualm of a tale, if I do say so myself. There were points in the movie where I could actually believe the characters and felt that I was actually in the same room as they were. There were times where it felt as if Charlize Theron's character was stalker-ish and psychotic. I'm not lying to you when I say those moments proposed tension so thick and genuine that it couldn't be cut unless you had a machete. It's just that good. I honestly wish I could read the script just to see how she went about writing it. I myself am a screenwriter and to see teh magic she typed onto the pages would be a treat and a half. Though- SPOILER ALERT- the ending is somewhat of a quandary. It's one of those endings where it somewhat sets itself up for a sequel, however, you know there's not gonna be one. Kind of, sort of like Christopher Nolan's Inception.  (Prepares Riot Shield for incoming nerd quantum defense systems) Sorry, I couldn't think of another comparison that was similar enough.
Anyway, Happy New Year! 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Conan o' Brien

                                                      "Coco Lisa"
                                                      11" x 15"
                                                      Watercolors and Colored Pencils
                                                      4 November 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Daft Punk

This illustration was done about a year ago out of inspiration brought on by the Tron Legacy soundtrack they composed. It was an awesome score!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

"The Dreamer"

                                                       "The Dreamer"
                                                         Watercolors and Colored Pencils
                                                          October 2011

    Did this illustration a few weeks ago as just a fun project. I thought the concept was really cool, so I decided to paint it to see how it would turn out. It honestly turned out better than I thought it would. Done with the usual couple of layers of watercolors and then define the tones, shadows, and etc. with colored pencils. Just getting over a cold I caught last week, so I should be back up and drawing in no time.

- Danny

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Vincent Price

Happy Halloween!
"Vincent Price"
Watercolors and Colored Pencils