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Illustration for Scott Street Warriors
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Serge Golikov - Over 30 days ago
Superb work, captures emotion!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, Serge.
Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
The detail of the facial expression is fantastic Danner, you really have the gift of capturing expression and body motion. Fantastic again! ~G!
Author/Illustrator, Tosh Baker - Over 30 days ago
Good ol' NY FAN ;o) I have always loved the Yanks especially in a good battle with Boston. But I have to hang tough for my Cubs.
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
The three best parks: N.Y (the old one) Chicago, Boston. In no particular order. The history is what it's all about for me. It's in the walls or something. No question. I was 17 years in N.Y. If I was in Chicago, it would have been Cubs all the way; can't get the same energy outside of those few parks.
Author/Illustrator, Tosh Baker - Over 30 days ago
I Salute that comment Danner ;o) The 3 best Parks indeed. ;o)
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Wow! Flawless, I expect none the less from your great talent!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, Janet. I've been struggling a little lately. Those are very welcomed words.
Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
This is fantastic, the shadow and light are spot on~G!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thank you, Grace.
Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
You are very welcome Danner, And Danner, not sure what you are going threw but I hope you have the strength to endure it, I've heard that artist feel things more intensely than others, that's how they have the ability to create, You Danner must feel an intense amount, based upon the quality and beauty of your work, strengthen yourself and keep fortitude and courage. Maybe I'm a little dramatic but thought you could use a smile to inspire you. LOL ~G! :-)
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Danner, the struggle is your perfection which is always there. I beleive if you ever did a so-so painting, it would still be top rate, your fingers and sharp eyes are golden. Go easy on yourself, and perhaps start charging by the hour so your not drained....I had to, because, Im sure like you, I always give more than I charge.....just saying.....
Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
Very good advise~G!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, Janet. Oddly enough, I've been struggling with unusual things: My retouch varnish clouded badly on a painting when I was mostly done with it for the book cover. When I tried to get it off, It went wildly glossy and streaky. I dulled the gloss with a mild buffing pad, but the texture was inconsistent. I went over the background again, but it looked terrible. So I started over. Now, my paint is sinking in; likely because I was in a hurry and didn't sand and apply a couple more coats of sizing before starting the new painting: no time at that point. No amount of oiling out brings it back for long. When I'm done, I'll go over it with retouch -this time inside where the humidity is lower- That should do it, but it's a crappy way to work. I'm saving the retouch varnish until I'm completely done.
Art & Wood Design - Over 30 days ago
If you find a good shortcut for sizing please pass it along, the only thing I can suggest is circulating the air even if your outside because of the humidity, if you need to sand, you don't want it tacky at all, :-), it's impossible sometimes, I understand the frustration, of an uneven gloss, or cloudy, and you sure don't want bubbles to form if there is trapped moisture:-o
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Ah shucks Danner, that is excruciatingly painful, so sorry I presumed, and my heart goes out to the angst you went thro, I definitely can relate to doing something heartfelt and have it ripped out from under you and have do it over again, There's that slight fear of not having the flow we did the original it......cheers Danner!