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Checking back in with Danji's Designs

Hi Guys! It's been quite awhile since my last update, as you can probably imagine, things have been constantly hectic with me on the work front as I've been snowed under with lots and lots of lovely commissions and various projects with awesome peeps! I'm gonna cover a few of the projects I've been working on in this little catch up blog, for those that are a little out of the loop :)

First off, My Online store DANJI'S DOODADS is now open for business! Click on the image which will take you over to my brand spanking new storenvy storefront, where I have my initial print run pf physical copies of some of my artwork available for purchase. I will also be adding each print to the 'Print's and Doodads' section of this website which will link you directly to the print to purchase on the store for your convenience: this way everything is conveniently signposted for all you wonderful people, so you can find what you need in the most simple way. I'll be adding new prints as i go, as well as one of a kind original paintings and other fun merch as i go so be sure to keep an eye out for updates.

EP Cover Artwork for Arizona Hip Hop artist Prophitiko, out now!

EP Cover Artwork for Arizona Hip Hop artist Prophitiko, out now!

One of 30+ brand new character sprites for the Digital Champions season 2 trading cards, that I was lucky enough to work on in their entirety this time around. This guys one of muh faves I created <3

One of 30+ brand new character sprites for the Digital Champions season 2 trading cards, that I was lucky enough to work on in their entirety this time around. This guys one of muh faves I created <3

Brand new logo for a good friend and awesome artist Tekforce's (who I've created lots of art for previously) brand new record label. Lots of exciting things with this guy coming up in the future.

Brand new logo for a good friend and awesome artist Tekforce's (who I've created lots of art for previously) brand new record label. Lots of exciting things with this guy coming up in the future.

This project was a design brief to adapt the UK based Producers Cigadeemus' logo into a character. quite happy with the end result!

There has been a looooooot of commission projects I've been working on since my last so I though i'd just show you guys a selection of a few of the things I created as opposed to all of em... or this update would take you about ten years to work your way through muahaha! Most of these have been made public but the art for the Digital Champions Pixel art Trading cards is EXCLUSIVE to show to you guys before the official release..... you lucky buggers.

Sneak glimpse at my massive Chrono Trigger tribute illustration for the 20th anniversary of this legendary SNES game... even though i didn't get to play this game until the re-release in the UK, it has influenced me greatly. 

Watercolour commission that kicked off my foray back into painting again. Created for an old friend of the old castle ruin in our home village (prints available in my new store!)

'The Interwoven Path' the very first watercolour painting on wooden panel; not without it's challenges, but definitely the start of a new series on this exciting media.

Though I've had my plate full with commission work, I've had lots of other personal projects planned in between; I finally started doing waterolour painting again after many years both on commission and personal pieces.... it's something that's a real passion of mine so it was only a matter of time before i returned to it. And i'm glad i did.
I've also started experimenting painting on wooden panels after having enough of none-solid surfaces like paper/card; its a steep learning curve but definitely worth persevering with. I'm also carrying on my epic Chrono Trigger tribute poster which has been on hold for awhile now, that I really want to have completed this year.
It's all go!

Another of my personal projects, I finally reached the conclusion of all of the colored illustrations for my upcoming Robot Alphabet book! I just now have the task ahead of writing it all, so until i'm done with that have a couple of page extracts of a few of the bots that you'll see in Alphabetronics!

Finally, over on my YouTube channel my content slowly but surely gets getting ever increased by various installments of my various videos... we've covered several games in our game review series so far, looking heavily on the retro games me and my mate andy grew up playing. And our Shodcast is hanging in there for all your rambling needs, if that's the sort of thing you like listening too :')
(feel free to check them out and other videos on my channel on the links above)

In closing, I'm going to try my best to keep this blog updated as much as i can going forward (to avoid big old entries like this for starters haha) so for those that aren't on any of my social media can see all of my projects as I release them to you all. 

Stay in contact! I always love to hear from people that follow my work (contact through the site or drop me a line over at my FB: https://www.facebook.com/danjisdesigns/ )

Much love,

Dan