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Danny Staten

SciFi & Fantasy Artwork by Danny Staten

Danny is an avid fantasy illustrator who loves to capture the fantastic.

Allong Came A Spider
Deadly Pursuit
Deadly Pursuit Detail
Deadly Pursuit Detail 2
Durin's Bane
Durin's Bane Detail
Fire and Ice
Galadriel Close Up
Galadriel's Ring
Harmony(detail 2)
Into the Fire
Into The Fire (detail)
Luthien and Carcaroth
Samwise the Brave
Self Portrait

5 Dec 2003:-) Stacey Norbur
Wow! I love how you colour everything here! Great job.

:-) Danny Staten replies: "Thanks for the comments. I like to consider them paintings myself. I draw all of them by hand, and don't use any tools that let the computer do the work (like filters etc). Anyway, thanks for the comment and glad to hear you like my work 9."
9 Jan 200445 Blazer
Alright, the comment for all your works. I've seen quite a few of the artists on here, and so far you are my favorite. But now, back to the harsh criticism. All of your pictures are great and use a great imagination, and its hard to find a flaw, but I did find a minor one. It seems that every time you put fire in your paintings, it just seems a little too soft, kinda like glowing air. You should think about making it sharper with more random points, not just a flat line across the peak of the flames. And the only other improvement I can think of would be to make some kinda frame for your really good work, to kinda emphasize it.

:-) Danny Staten replies: "Thanks for the comment. I am glad you like the work, and no I don't mind critiques. You will notice that n my latest painting with Fire (Durin's Bane) the fire above the Balrog is much more defined and as you requested. Thanks for the comments and suggestions."
11 Jan 200445 The Grim Reaper's Little Sister.....


*grins* 2 2 2 ^__^


:-) Danny Staten replies: "Don't worry I know the heimlich maneuver (if you are choking) and also CPR if you really get into trouble 9. Thanks for the comment."
12 Apr 2004:-) Andreas Reo Melmer
Hi !

Wow, hey I´m fascinated ! That´s gorgeous. I love all your interpretations of Tolkien, great pictures with lots of expression !

I´ll search for a confortable corner in your woods to have a closer look onto your pictures ir you don´t mind.

:-) Danny Staten replies: "Thanks for the comment. Glad to hear you like the work. I want to do a lot more painting. My new job is mostly 3d modeling. It is lots of fun, but none of it goes into elfwood (being mostly real things like cars). It is a great job, but it tires me out in a way similar to the way painting does, not physically, but mentally. So when I get done working for the day, I don't have the mental energy to paint a lot. I still have projects going but I just don't get around to them nearly as often. I hope to keep the fire burning though."
6 Feb 200545 Evie Pond
I realeu engoyed your work vearey nicley dun. O and please agnore may bad speling i ame sevear deslack so it is pretey bad.
Your work looks vearey profeshnaill. I have onley resentley founed alf wood and sersley thinking of pouting may work up to
i ame a metal smith / illestrator / wotevear alts you wont to call me.
I coment i haf to make about your work that realey stuck out for me was your horses. The bodey structor is not quite right and the porporshenes are a bit off. But not to bad with a bit more pratis i think theay will be up to the quilety of your other work.
Horseses are hared to darw a vearey good toul to youse in lerning how to draw theam is go to a stabell and just sit and sketch. It realey halps at leased it halped me.
24 Apr 200545 Anonymous
Hello the best gallery ive ever seen times2
3 May 200645 Christopher Pass
This is the some of the best original LOTR art i've seen in a long time. Keep it up, as I know that at least I would like to see some more.
20 Jun 200645 Virpi M. Hänninen
you have one of the best gallerys I ever seen. I´ll come here again for sure..
2 Jul 2006:-) Sascha Meyer
Danny, you are an excellent artist! I really like your style and your Balrog is gorgeous! Wanna see more!
28 Oct 2006:-) Heidi Hecht
You've got some awesome stuff here. I know the line between what is "fan art" and what isn't can be blurry. Tolkien rocks!
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