Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Well, I did promise a Holiday post... Whatever you're celebrating these days, I hope you're having a wonderful time with your family and friends. James and I are enjoying our days together, spent drawing, watching movies, cooking, exploring and planning for 2008.
Happy New Year to you all, and my best wishes for health, hope and happiness!



25 comments:

Calvin Tsang said...

Hey Dani,
Great stuff as usual!
Happy holiday ~

Emma said...

Aw man, that's beautiful. Is it charcoal?

Happy new year!

Grant Alexander said...

This is lovely! You have such a keen design sense.

the doodlers said...

Gorgeous. It's my new desktop image.

You guys have a great New Years.

orange said...

Beautiful drawing ma'm...have a great new year Dani.

Blammo said...

THIS IS INCREDIBLY POWERFUL AND YET PEACEFUL TOO!
BEAUTIFUL!


BEST FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
JASON.

R.Dress said...

Nice feeling! I like how you incapsulated the leaves=)
*R

Germán said...

awesome awesome blog.
Happy New Year!

Dani said...

Calvin, thanks!

Hi Emma, and welcome back from the East Coast! This is good old 2B. I used up a whole pencil which provided an extra sense of accomplishment.

Thanks Grant! And so do you!

Thank you Doodlers, that's a great honour!

And a great New Year to you Robin!

Hey Jason, thanks for stopping by! Hope everything is going well in TO!

Thanks for visiting Robert! Drawing trees is a humbling experience, but very fun!

Germán, thank you! I'm glad you like it! Happy New Year to you too!

guilherme jacinto said...

wow, that's beautiful. The church reminds me of the one up in North Beach, Washington Square...

BenerdWalkin said...

Hi Dani

A really nice piece you've posted..

happy new years!!

Frankie Stellato said...

Hi Dani, thanks for stopping by my blog :) Which of your friends do you think I studied under? I really like this piece btw :D Its very nice

SketchCrawl said...

beautiful !!! :)

enrico

Dani said...

Guilherme, thanks!
I did almost go with that "two spire" design, but decided against it because I wanted the church to present a unified visual statement - emulating both a Christmas tree and a skating human figure. Well, at least that was the idea...

Hi Bernard! Thanks and welcome to my blog! All the best for the New Year!

Frankie, here's a hint: one of them coordinates the current 3D animation program...

Enrico, thanks! What a pleasure to have you here!
And see you soon in person at SketchCrawl!

Frankie Stellato said...

Haha! Sean! That's awesome! Such a small world!

Teddy Kristiansen said...

Gorgeous stuff.Will return to see more in the future.

Cheers

Teddy

Jon McNally said...

So lovely and moody, Dani. Seems I can feel a breeze when looking at it.

BOKY said...

Oh, you have some beautiful art here!!! I love it!:)) Fabulous renderings of Audrey...so stylish!

Monkeyfeather said...

This is outstanding!

pumml said...

Gorgeous piece! Love your work here.

Bill said...

Hi Dani, we just met at the sketchcrawl, but I had to come and look at your blog again. Beautiful work! Very nice to meet you. Good luck putting together your portfolio.

Dani said...

Hi Teddy!
You know, I grew up with Asterix and Obelix and for a long time I used to pay more attention to mainstream animation, but lately I've been discovering an amazing variety of storytelling tones through comics. I'm impressed to the point of wanting to create my own (one day)!
Thanks, I'm very honoured by your visit!

Jon, thanks. Yes, I was mainly going for atmosphere in this one.

Thanks Bojana! I had a lot of fun painting the costumes.

Thanks for stopping by John!

Drake, I appreciate your kind words!

Thanks Bill. It was nice to meet you too! I'll see you again at the next SketchCrawl!

JavierOlivares said...

Beautifull draw, dani!!!
Love your work.
Best

Dani said...

Thank you so much, Javier!
And I am a huge admirer of your work.

Until next time,

Dani

De'Von Stubblefield said...

This is one of my favorite pieces on your blog Daniela! I'm a big fan of your work! Do you think you can check out my blog and tell me what you think?