Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Leave this dusty old blog! and go to my NEW blog!

Hi! You're still here? I can't believe this! I thought this blog was a ghost town. Anyways, this blog is from my old college days. And I guess I keep it because it brings me nostalgia. But if you want to see my new works (like the ones above) , just go to my website, http://chrisdanger.com ! or go to my NEW BLOG at chris-danger.blogspot.com or go to my Tumblr site at chrisdangerart.tumblr.com . See you there!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


For my latest project, I am creating parodies of old 1960s and 1970s tobacco and alcohol advertisements. If you haven't seem them before, the ads always have these false taglines that make you cringe, like "four out of five doctors smoke CAMEL CIGARETTES!" or "cigarettes relieve throat pains". But although these ads are in a moral grey area, they sure are fun to look at! They also have tons of retro cool typefaces. So I created my own products (Pelican Cigarettes, and John Wilkes Booth Premium Whiskey) and made ridiculous ads for them. I also had fun with textures to recreate the old worn-down magazine look. Enjoy! More coming on the way!

Astronauts Love Pelican Cigarettes (gouache)

John Wilkes Booth Premium Single Malt Whiskey (gouache)

P.S. I graduate from the School of Visual Arts with my Bachelor's in Fine Art tommorrow at Radio City Music Hall. Oh goodness.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Little Jimmy Palpatine: the Emperor's Son

Here is something I did completely for fun.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


So I've been getting slowly into environmental design work. So I started off by doing some small simple stuff here and there. Here are some gouache Victorian furniture studies and also some digital environmental designs.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Hello, whoever is looking at this post! I am here to tell you that these last 4 posts were all published at once! so the 3 posts below are brand spankin' new and the one you are currently looking at is also brand spankin' new! just consider the whole thing one super post!

Anyways, here are some facial expression studies and faces I drew in my sketchbook. When I apply to all these animation studio internships in April, I want to show them that I can capture emotions and expressions well, so I've been drawing facial expressions a lot. and you know what? it's pretty fun. I do this thing where I make the exact same facial expression as the person I'm drawing. So I have an angry face when I draw angry people and a big smile on my face when I draw happy people/anthropomorphic animals and such. and I don't even notice it half of the time.

CONFESSION: I make laser and explosion noises whenever I draw space ships.



So here is some concept work...
It's loosely based off "My Neighbor Totoro" and it takes place in the South of France rather than Japan. It's about a girl name Sophie who discovers these mystical creatures that come out at night. I did this project completely for fun.

the illustration above is ink and digital coloring. came out pretty good! I don't color digitally very often...so it's a success. the original ink version is below.


Here is the third illustration I did for my Robin Hood Visual Development and Character Design project...

It illustrates the final chase/showdown between Robin and the Sheriff of Nottingham.

I think I'm getting the hang of drawing and painting horses. (they used to be such a pain to draw, if you think about it horses are pretty funky looking animals).

And here is some character design I did for this project. I did facial expression studies of Robin and the Sheriff and I designed clothing for King Richard and the Sheriff. I might have more character design stuff on the way!


Hi everybody! Phew...lots of work to do. I have approximately 10 days to finish working on my portfolio. then off to print my portfolio into books and I will apply to internships and jobs by April!

Anyways, here's some more work from my Robin hood project...

Here's the second illustration with the original sketch and a color study I did.

Robin Hood and Merry Men Fight Prince John's Guards (Gouache)

sketch (graphite)

ColorStudy (photoshop)

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Hi everyone. So I'm applying to all my internships the beginning of April.
Other places I might send my application to is LAIKA (they did Coraline), ILION (planet 51), Tor Books, Scholastic Publishing, and Augenblick Studios (superjail on Adult Swim).

So I am currently just focusing on building up my portfolio until March and then adding some final touches so I can print my portfolio by the end of March. Anyways, wish me luck, ya'll!

Illustration-wise, I've been taking on some large projects. I'm currently doing character design and illustrations about Robin Hood. (I made Robin Hood a girl). I'm actually working on my third and fourth illustration for my Robin Hood project, here's a peek at what I have done so far! but I have so much more that I shall post soon!!



I'm also developing a story involving babysitters and time machines. But more of my work is coming your way soon. I just need to find the time to scan them. Bye!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Sorry I couldn't post for a while. I was in GERMANY and FRANCE the entire winter break. Back to School last week. but I got a lot of paintings done around the end of december because we were snowed in for a few days.

The paintings in this post are what I submitted yesterday to SPECTRUM 17.

First three paintings done in the month of December.
Fourth painting is a re-worked version of something I did in November.

The New Kid, 14x18, inches Gouache

A Surprise for Dad, 14x19 inches, Gouache

German Bears in Strausburg, 14x18 inches, Gouache

Dr. Jennings' Amazon Safari Adventure, 12x17 inches, Gouache & Digital

WISH ME LUCK , EVERYBODY! it's my first time submitting to Spectrum! And I have some more illustrations that I will scan and post very very soon! now that I'm back in NYC, the posts will come weekly! Bye!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The 35th Humana Festival of New American Plays

A poster I designed will be displayed at the 35th Humana Festival from February 21 to March 28. So if any of you guys are planning to go to Louisville, Kentucky around that time, then...yeah.

But this poster was a lot of work. I basically did little paintings of characters from famous plays.
Plays I used for inspiration include, Inherit the Wind, the Man Who Came to Dinner, Recent Tragic Events, Death of a Salesman and All My Sons. I pretty much did every painting in one sitting, took about 18 hours. Phew. (They're all Gouache on 4-ply bristol vellum, 5 x 5)

and here is the final poster!

Another productive week! hells yeah!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Here's some stuff from this week. The one below is a personal work I did this thanksgiving weekend. I'm trying to create fun characters and put them in cool surroundings. I need to work on lighting.
This is the PLANSPONSORS bells and whistles piece that I did for SooJin Buzelli's Class. It came out okay. Tad bit Chaotic. (ooh, try saying that five times. tad bit chaotic tad bit chaotic tab dit taotic dab tit taotic tab...DAMN!)

An Oil painting I'm working on...so different from my gouache stuff. wowzers!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


For Tomer Hanuka's portfolio class, he wanted us to do a cover for the New Yorker, which was really fun. So I did one regarding New York's high tourist populous, but I kept it from being too cynical. It's just happy and fun.

I really love how it turned out. I think I found my artistic medium soul mate because I'm in love with gouache. Hopefully I'll submit it to "the New Yorker" but after I figure out how. hmm...

Thy Self-Portrait

here's a little avatar I painted for my business card, which should be finished real soon!

Notice how I painted myself with my trademark tumbleweed hair,my plaid shirts, and my gleeful smile of gleefulness.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

GOUACHE DARN IT PART DEUX: lots and lots of work

Here is everything I did from Sunday to Tuesday. Phew, I've been busy. But I'm also having tons of fun, and that's what really matters.

These first two pieces are for Soojin Buzelli's class, my favorite class this semester (right up there with portfolio class with Tomer Hanuka's class). The third piece I did for fun and possibly as a promotional piece. The fourth one, was also for fun. The last one is for Tomer's portfolio class. They're all gouache on 4-ply bristol.