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Freelance Portrait Artist, Book Illustrator, & More

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Oil on canvas
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Over 30 days ago

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Pallavi - Over 30 days ago
This reminds me of Norman Rockwell!! Very nice! :)
Alessia Pelonzi - Over 30 days ago
Wonderful!
Kezzia Crossley Illustrations & Cartoons - Over 30 days ago
WOW!!! What talent you have !!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thank you very much.
Michele Gaudion - Over 30 days ago
Really really really good!! Just can't get my eyes off those pants, beautifully executed!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thank you, Michele.
Grego Pulp - Over 30 days ago
Yes, Rockwell... but with its own personality.
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, again, Grego. I'm a big fan of Rockwell's subject matter and using few props to tell a story, but I'm also a big fan of Rockwells hero: J.C. Lyndecker who came before him and Andrew Loomis. Sadly, most people aren't familiar with these other great illustrators who have inspired so many. Love the old illustrators.
Naomi Robinson - Over 30 days ago
Incredible detail and use of colour - really loving the skin tones.
Isabel Moline - Over 30 days ago
beautiful!!!!!!!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thank you, Isabel!
Pagdon - Over 30 days ago
love the rockwell feel. Even the signature!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, man. Love the old Post guys. If you don't know about Leyndecker, he was Rockwell's hero at the Post before Rockwell. Same subject matter, different technique. Amazing illustrator.
Pagdon - Over 30 days ago
Yea he was incredible too. I'm a huge Howard Pyle fan. But then again I love all those Brandywine illustrators
Elisabeth Bell - Over 30 days ago
Fantastic work, Danner!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, Elizabeth. The feeling is mutual.
Susan Clare - Over 30 days ago
I love your sunlight and skin tones... everything looks so clean! Amazing!
Elisabeth Bell - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, Danner, you are too kind, my friend!
Rhonda Shircore - Over 30 days ago
beautiful work Danner . . . . amazing detail!
Susan Sansom - Over 30 days ago
lovely artwork, great Portfolio !!!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, Susan.
Rachel Shenkle - Over 30 days ago
It is not easy to make oil paint look like watercolor! Very cool
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thanks.
Keaf Holliday - Over 30 days ago
Nice touch!
Dee McCluskey - Over 30 days ago
These are the best oil paintings I have seen. dee
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Wow! Thanks, Dee! That's quite a complement.
Bonafide Artist LLC. - Over 30 days ago
this oil painting looks really neat and pretty.
Bonafide Artist LLC. - Over 30 days ago
By the way,this is not me you see in my profile photo,that is a painting that i have done last year.
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
I was beginning to think I was getting presidential recognition...
Bonafide Artist LLC. - Over 30 days ago
OK, i get that,thanks anyway.
Shawn Saacke Crawford - Over 30 days ago
Hi Danner,
Love your Rockwell influence. How large is this painting? I would not know it was oil, especially when some are listed as illustration. Your realism is extremely impressive. Also, you liked my oil of horses fighting. Please go look at it again, as I replaced that faded picture with one much more true to life. It is a real compliment to receive a kudo from you.
Thank you!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Shawn,
I want to say that the painting of the boy and the bird house is 30"x30". I do love the old illustrators. I follow the same old techniques they used back then: drawing first, then oil sketch, then painting. I like your new photo of the horse better. It's clearer, but I still could see well enough into the old one. Got to get back to an illustration deadline! Much success.
Danner
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
Fantastic!!!! Your work is outstanding.....Love it...!!
D. Bradford Gambles - Over 30 days ago
I love this! It reminds me of Norman Rockwell!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thanks. He was a huge inspiration for me.
Lawrence A. Jankowski - Over 30 days ago
A pleasing and likable Norman Rockwell style, he's one of my favorite illustrators too. Good work.
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, Lawrence. I really like your aviation work. Many years ago I did most of my work for the Franklin Mint. I was asked one time if I would do an aviation scene. I wanted the income, so I did it. Lawrence, I want you to know that it was an abomination! I laugh about it today, but it was a real disaster. I now leave aviation art to those who are good at it, like you.

Danner
Sketchmarks - Over 30 days ago
Very good illustration. So detailed. Thanks for the motivation.
Stephen Angel - Over 30 days ago
Really Superb!!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thank you, Stephen.
Sonya Walker - Over 30 days ago
Wow, excellent painter too.
Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
Makes me yearn for springtime, so I can paint outside~G!
T Schmid - Over 30 days ago
Exquiste!...just beautiful work!!!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, T!
Roisin O'Toole - Over 30 days ago
Norman Rockwell, eat your heart out! I love your work, my god...
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thank you, Roisin! Much appreciated.
Kent Whittington - Over 30 days ago
You definitely are channeling Norman Rockwell. Nicely done, Danner! :-)
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, Kent.
Author/Illustrator, Tosh Baker - Over 30 days ago
Outstanding Danner ;o) I love the Rockwell feel to this.
Sheila Fein - Over 30 days ago
I love how sensitive your work is:))
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thank you.
Marcos Lara - Over 30 days ago
Rockwell kind of skills
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, Man. That's a huge complement to me!
Collaberation in progress - Over 30 days ago
Oh, how charming- I feel Rockwell here as well as a personal style all your own- It's fantastic Mr. Danner James
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
I am a huge Rockwell fan.
Collaberation in progress - Over 30 days ago
Me too, I have several of his prints on my walls.
Libby Chase - Over 30 days ago
Awesome.... So totally agree with others on the Norman Rockwell.... so beautifully painted..... love it!
Livia Villani - Over 30 days ago
No words
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
:)