PONY RYDER is presenting a Fashion Illustrator Daniel Jonathan Roberts a.k.a. Danny, a face behind fantastic art blog where you can see all of his illustrations: igorandandre.blogspot.com.
PONY RYDER: How did your career as an illustrator begin? DANNY ROBERTS: It's kinda funny how it started. I started at the Academy of Art University, majoring in Fashion Design, and the first class i took was fashion illustration 1. I fell in love with doing fashion illustrations and decided then that i didn't want to be a designer, but an illustrator.PONY RYDER: Did you go to any kind of school for drawing or something similar?
DANNY ROBERTS: Yes, there are a handful of other models that inspire me, and i'm always on the lookout for new models. I like to draw Sophie Ward alot; she has a beautiful long graceful look to her, and she also has the coolest hands i've ever seen! Also, i love the looks of Jessica Stam and Heather Marks, and though i haven't drawn her much, i think Mona Johannesson has a great innocent look.PONY RYDER: Do you see a possibility that illustrations start regullary appearing next to photo editorials in fashion magazines?
DANNY ROBERTS: That is definitely one of my goals. It is sad to me that Fashion Illustration has died off as much as it has, considering that illustration is the earliest form of "photo editorials".i think it's very likely illustration can make a come back.
PONY RYDER: Can you give us a preview of your work that we are very excited to see in the future?
DANNY ROBERTS: I've have a few things in the works right now. I'm currently finishing up illustrating my first children's book, writen by Sophie Ward, and i'm also finishing up Volume 2 of the Lily and Gemma book. In addition, i've begun planning this Collaboration project with Sophie Ward and muscian Stacy Dupree from the band Eisley.
Outgoing as he is, he is also planning to air the video of drawing development so for all illustration lovers, go and see... That kind of a lesson does not happen on daily basis!
Danny says Hi to Pony Ryder! Pony HI-s back!