A Map drawing from Artist Danny Roberts and David Roberts Forgotten City Map

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Welcome the the Forgotten City

How’s your day/night going? Ours has been pretty fun. I found this crazy text-to-speech software that reads whatever you type. And my brother and parents and I sat around and had the computer read the first few chapters of our book back to us. It was such a surreal feeling to hear another voice reading our book, albeit a computer voice, but it was awesome. One of my life time goals is to have Jim Dale be the reader of our book’s book on tape. Have you ever heard him read? He’s incredible and Dave and I agree we must find a way for him to be our reader. I’m going to put in a few more hours tonight to try to finish the 6th chapter. I thought in honor of possibly finishing the chapter tonight, i would post a drawing from the story. :) This drawing is a map i made a few months ago of a place in our stories called the Forgotten City. When i was first designing the city, I 3D modeled the the landscape for inspiration. It helped so much for when i was designing the city. I really hope you like it. I can’t wait for you all to read the stories. ;)

Artist Danny Roberts painting of Img swedish model Mona Johannesson Dressed like princess Josette in an detailed ornate lace dress from Machesa Fall 2012

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Marchesa Fall 2012

Hey Friends!
Well i’m so so so so happy to finally be posting this painting! It took about 2-3 weeks to do. Which is way longer than i thought it would take. I used Pencil, Pen, Color Pencil, Ink, Water Color, and Oil Paint. The clothes in the painting are from Marchesa‘s beautiful Fall 2012 collection.

So the concept for the painting… As you all know, my brother and I have been working on writing a story book. Since the book isn’t done, i can’t really share much from it… I thought i could start doing paintings from the stories and start introducing you to the characters. This painting is of a character named Josette Halirk. She is a Princess. She technically isn’t in the book we are writing right now, cause she is just a little kid when our first book takes place. I used model Mona Johannesson as a face reference. For some reason, i feel like Mona’s look really fits perfectly how i picture Josette. I really hope you like the painting.

Artist Danny Roberts painting of Img swedish model Mona Johannesson Dressed like princess Josette Facedetails picture of Artist Danny Roberts painting of ornate lace dress from Machesa Fall 2012
Artist danny roberts painting of a boy holding a girl up and them kissing for Valentines day. There names are Elizabeth lil fin and Samuel Percy

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Sorry for the massive absence from blogging. When the new year came around, I made a New Year’s resolution to really improve in my drawing and painting over this next year. I’ve been practicing drawing a lot, and have been working on my fundamentals, also working to improve on some of the weaknesses I have in drawing and painting. I will be posting some new work soon, and hopefully you will start seeing a difference. :) Also, my brother and I have been working a lot more on the story book we are writing. The painting today is actually a scene out of the story. The characters names are Samuel Percy and Elizabeth Finn (aka Lil Finn). I hope you like it, and I hope you’re having a great Valentine’s Day. :)

A layered art Piece by Danny Roberts of a little girl blowing away by wind

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The Girl That Blew Away

Hey Friends! I just wanted to post this picture up before i went to bed.
I was having fun with a few new ideas and techniques today,
and this picture is what i came up with.
I know it’s kind of simple… but i really like it. :)
What do you think?
I hope you like it!

Artist Danny Roberts Half way Done Oil painting of a girl and a guy and a fox

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Oil Painting Sneak Peak

Well, it’s finally here!
Just a little sneak peak of that oil painting I was working on.
I worked alot on it today and still have a few more days of work to go.
It’s been a good learning experience, so far.
I’m really excited to finish this thing up.
What do you think?
I hope you are all well : )

A black and white sketch by Artist Danny Roberts of a bavarian Cottage Tree House for his Children's Story book

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Story Book Concept Drawing of Tom’s House

Hi, everyone!
How are you?! : ) As I mentioned, I’ve been oil painting a lot lately and really enjoying it.  I think the painting is starting to take shape now, and I’m getting excited about it.  Hopefully it will turn out cool and I’ll have something fun to share with you! Also, I might have a new video coming soon. So my friend Carolina and I have always talked about building a giant tree house,and I decided to design one! Haha This is my drawing of it. I hope you like it!

P.S. this is pretty much my dream home ;)

Artist Danny Roberts Digital Painting Concept Sketch of a girl with an umbrella

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Foggy Dream Walking

Hey Friends how was your weekend? Mine was great! My Sister and brother-in-law got me this amazing book from the Tim Burton exhibit  at LACMA, so i have been looking through it non-stop for the last two days! I’m really excited to see what kind of art it will inspire :) I’m also working on a new oil painting… I’ve only done the first two layers of paint, but once it starts taking shape i will start posting pictures :) Since i just started oil painting more lately, I thought it would be interesting to take what i’m learning and apply it over to digital painting. The Picture above is what i came up with. I like how it’s a little bit different than my usual. What do you think?

Character development drawing by Danny Roberts for a story and his series on love drawing of Samuel and lil finn

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Character Development For Our Story

Hi friends! How are you? So I ran out of clay and have to wait for more to arrive to finish my sculpture. I’m really excited, though! It is a super fun medium. Today’s post is a drawing I did for some character development for the story I am writing with my brother David. This is of lil’ Finn and Samuel. It also is part of the Series on Love : ) I hope you are all having a great week so far and I can’t wait to show you the sculpture if it turns out!

Danny Roberts igor and andre story development sketch painting of a boy and a girl and fox looking out at a dock city

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The City on the Water- Concept Painting

Awe morning! Wow feels good NOT waking up at 2:00 am today! haha It’s been crazy here, been raining non-stop for a couple of weeks… Which i have to say, has put me in a perfect mood for painting. :) The painting today is one of the first i’ve done with my new water color set. I had a lot of fun layering on this one. This is just a concept painting for a story i’m working on with my brother. You honestly have no idea how excited i am to show & tell you the story… Hopefully soon ;) Well i hope you like the painting, and i hope you’re having a great day!

a Simple Character model development water color and pencil sketch by artist Danny Roberts of Igor and andre girl lil Finn

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Lil Finn Character Development Sketch

Hey Friends, So today’s painting is the first of hopefully a lot more character Development Sketches. I’ve been working developing story ideas and trying to learn how to develop drawn characters. A little while back i stumbled on to the character model sheets for Pinocchio, and i was so inspired i though i would make some of my own. This was my first attempt at developing a character named “Lil Finn“. Though i like how this water color sketch turned out, it’s definitely not there yet. Still trying to get the hang of all this! But i really hope you like it! :) Oh lastly, I wrote you all a song this weekend! I think i will try to upload it for this Inspiration Friday! :) Hope you’re having a great day!