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Danielle J. Washington
Artist | Traditional Art
United States

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Just a girl who prefers to spend most of her time with pencils.

:email: Contact:
If you're interested in a commission, please send me a note with your ideas!
You can also reach me via email ( (instagram)

:star: *Please, DO NOT use my artwork with out my permission.* :star:
First of all, thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday yesterday, I really appreciate it!!! :heart: :hug: :party:

I'm sorry I've been so quiet on here lately, the past few months have been a bit hectic. I'm still trying to catch up on commissions, but I can only draw for a couple hours at a time so it's been very slow going. >>' I have been feeling a lot better though, so that's a good thing!
Another good thing is that I FINALLY have a YouTube channel! There's nothing up just yet, but I have been working on a speed drawing video that will be posted in a couple days~
I've been wanting to work on more original pieces and I think these videos will give me a good excuse to explore themes and ideas that are interesting to me, and I'll be able to push myself creatively a lot more~
Here's my youtube link for those who are interested & I've posted a 1min chunk of the video here on facebook, as well as a couple WIP pics on fb and instagram ( so you can check those out as well!

Sooo yeah, hopefully you guys will like the video! I'll make another journal entry in a few days when it's finally up on my channel I am a dummy! 
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MiniDragonfly Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi again.  With how nice your drawings are, can you give tips on how you blended the colors, shaded, and how there aren't any sketch lines(I tend to sketch, outline, ink, and color in my drawings all on one paper)?
dannii-jo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016   Traditional Artist
I sketch my compositions onto regular white sketch paper with graphite and ballpoint pen, then transfer them to the toned paper with a lightbox. I like to sort out my composition and details before making the final piece~
MiniDragonfly Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I see.  Is the paper you use for you final piece special?  What kind of paper do you use?  How much do the lightbox you use cost?
dannii-jo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016   Traditional Artist
I use strathmore toned tan paper, and I'm not sure how much my light box cost (it was a gift), but try checking on amazon~
xNephthesx Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am doing a Sailor Mercury cosplay in September as was wondering if you would be able to, or have a way to make your Sailor Mercury Wand/Harp piece into a patch? I would love it for the back of my vest
dannii-jo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016   Traditional Artist
I'm not sure how you'd go about that, sorry! But if you'd like to find a way to make it into a patch, then you're more than welcome to use the design.
Finnmaruart Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Omg I wish I could be as great of an artist as you, though I have to understand I've only been drawing for 2 years and a half... Anyway, I know I will get there!

Also one more thing, what paper do you use???
dannii-jo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016   Traditional Artist
Practice makes perfect :D
And I use Strathmore toned tan drawing paper~
Finnmaruart Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
True that! And thanks! 😊
Mimya Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry for spamming you with all the favorites, but your gallery is SO AMAZING! All your work is so vibrant and beautiful! I love how simple yet complex all your drawings are!! Keep it up because you're really good! :D
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