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Danny Reneau

Lincoln, NE

Artist Statement

I grew up in Kansas fascinated with newspaper comic strips as well as comic books. My works attempts to capture the same energy as those beautiful Sunday strips on a much bigger canvas, highlighting the beautiful aspects of nature and pop culture that surround me.

My work always begins with a pencil sketch of the subject I’m interested in. I enjoy animals and nature as well as portrait work. Once my pencil sketch is done I use wet on dry watercolor techniques to develop depth and bring out bold colors in the subject. Finally I finish the image with ink, usually an India ink and dipping pen. For tighter work I will use Micron Pigma pens. I prefer hot press paper but will also use cold press, Arches is my preferred brand for both.

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