TODAY BACK THEN: HISTORY ILLUSTRATION PROJECT

AS A KID, READING COMIC BOOKS EXPOSED ME TO A WIDE VARIETY OF TOPICS…RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY, SCIENCE…HISTORY. THE AIM OF THIS PROJECT WAS TO COMBINE THOSE TWO LOVES AND PRODUCE A QUICK SNAPSHOT OF AN EVENT/PERSON OF INTEREST. I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THERE IS VALUE IN EXPOSING PEOPLE, BUT KIDS ESPECIALLY TO THESE MICRO-SHOTS OF HISTORY IN THE HOPE IT SPARKS A BIGGER INTEREST. THIS IS THE WORK i’ve created so far. THE PROJECT IS AN EVERGREEN ONE, WITH ROOM TO EXPAND THE FOCUS OF TOPICS AND AREAS OF HISTORY I’M INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT. IT’S A PERSONAL AMBITION TO CREATE WORK LIKE THIS FOR HISTORICAL AND EDUCATIONAL PUBLICATIONS, BOTH PRINT AND DIGITAL. I’d love to use work for storytelling and to be PART OF INTERACTIVE PROJECTS FOR MUSEUMS OR LEARNING APPLICATIONS. ANOTHER AIM IS TO EVENTUALLY CREATE A FULL YEARS WORTH OF IMAGES, SPANNING A VARIETY OF INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL HISTORY TOPICS FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES. Prints of each of the images will be available soon. Watch this space and my Facebook page for details. IF YOU WOULD LIKE HELP WITH YOUR OWN HISTORY PROJECT, I WOULD LOVE TO TALK. HIT EACH IMAGE FOR A BIGGER VIEW.

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AN ODE TO A NUT! CHILDREN’S BOOK (working title!)

some previews of a kids book I’ve been working on with a good friend of mine. It’s been a hectic few months and it’s been a long time since I’ve posted any updates on the book. A few of the pages are done now. The last kids book post was when styles were still being developed. These are leaning toward much more finished pieces. I look forward to getting to GETTING THIS FINISHED AND OUT INTO THE WORLd

 

SOME FAVOURITE MOVIES

I've picked characters/scenes from my favourite movies and created an image from it. Some of the scenes are ones that just make me laugh out loud, some are trying to summarise a character. I have a broad taste in genre so there's plenty more to go at.

 

1916 EASTER RISING

 

The leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. A small project I'd wanted to get finished for a long time. All the paintings were created on the ipad. I also want to make animated gifs for each of the paintings. I'll get to that soon enough. James Connolly is actually my great great grandfather, I would love to have the chance to have a long talk with him.

Prints of each of the images will be available soon. Watch this space and my Facebook page for details. A new interactive project about the 1916 Rising is available on my other site here.

HISTORY PROFILES

I'm working on creating a number of illustrations and spotlights of some influential figures. ClICK EACH IMAGE FOR A BIGGER VERSION.

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF REVOLUTION: MAGAZINE SPREAD

 

An Cosantóir (The Defender) is the Irish Defence Forces monthly magazine. Recently, I produced some artwork and layout design for an article about the Irishmen that were detained and sent to Frongoch Prison in Wales after the 1916 Easter Rising. I'm looking forward to sharing some images of the final pages once I get my hands on a copy of the magazine. For now, here's some of the imagery I produced, adjusted to stand-alone pieces. Click each image for a LARGER view.

IRELAND RUGBY TEAM

 

RUGBY IS A BIG PASSION OF MINE. i GET TO AS MANY GAMES AS i CAN AND NOTHING STIRS THE BLOOD MORE THAN CHEERING ON THE NATIONAL SIDE.  I'll be working on another round of images for the upcoming RBS 6Nations and the Rugby World Cup.

GAELIC GAMES CONCEPT WORK

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PERSONAL PORTRAIT COMMISSIONS

 

These are personal and commissioned pieces. Click each to see full image.

 

REAL OLD STUFF

NOTHING TOO SERIOUS HERE…JUST A MIX OF OLDER WORK, CONCEPTS, SKETCHES AND FUN ONES.

GET IN TOUCH

Hey, thanks for visiting. I’m Danny, a freelance ILLUSTRATor and MOTION designer based in sometimes sunny Leamington Spa. I've worked as a designer and illustrator developing graphics/illustrations and motion work for companies BIG AND SMALL in both the UK and Ireland.

If you like what you've seen and fancy finding out more, I’d be happy to talk about how we could together on your next project.

 
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