Freelance Work

Coloring Pages

While working for a local library, Dan was enlisted to help create coloring pages for patrons coming into the library's children's section. This spun off into a fun Facebook live series called "Doodlin' with Dan" during the 2020 pandemic.

Ink drawing on Bristol. 8"x10".

An illustration of a grandfatherly cat with his grandchild. They're reading together in front of the fireplace.An illustration of an ornately decorated jack-o-lope (a rabbit with antlers).An illustration of an elephant child celebrating their birthday. They're ready to eat their cake.An illustration of a child walking through the forest, watched by a playful wolf.
A watercolor illustration of a playful otter surrounded by frogs, fish, and crustaceans.A watercolor illustration of a relaxed sloth hanging from a branch.A watercolor illustration of a koala balancing between two branches.A watercolor illustration of a large bat flying through moths and other bugs.A watercolor illustration of a hummingbird hovering amongst colorful flowers.A watercolor illustration of a fluffy calf sticking its tongue out.A watercolor illustration of a dairy cow curiously peering at the viewer.

Animal Paintings

A series of animal paintings based on the favorite animals and colors of the client's coworkers.

Watercolor. Various sizes.

Land + Skyscapes

Various landscape & skyscape paintings commissioned over the years for a local golf tournament. They were used as raffle prizes to earn donations.

Watercolor on textured paper. Various sizes.

Painting of a sunset, with the sky still a little blue.An abstract painting of a star shining in space.A painting of leaf-less tress silhouetted against a sunset.A greyscale painting of a forest with vast mountains in the background.A loose painting of blue mountains and a multicolored forest.An abstract painting of a nebula featuring greens, golds, blues, and purples.An abstract painting of a nebula feturing purples, blues, reds, oranges, and yellows.
A painting of various succulents outlined with gold paint.A painting of three squashes in yellow, orange, and green. They sit on a warm colored surface with fall foliage above.A watercolor study of various leaves, outlined in black.A painting of various succulents outlined with gold paint.A watercolor study of various leaves, outlined in black.

Flowers + Nature

Various nature paintings commissioned over the years for a local golf tournament. They were used as raffle prizes to earn donations.

Watercolor on textured paper. Various sizes.

Character Art

Original works by Dan done in a variety of cartoon styles. All characters are of Dan's original design.

Digital, ink, watercolor. Various sizes.

A man with long blue hair stands with arms crossed. Blue-purple ice rises behind him. A mist circles his body.A sketch of a man with curly blonde hair. He has a cute, crooked smile.An illustration of a man with long blue hair sitting at a cafe table. He leans on his hand, elbow on the table. Steam in the shape of a heart rises above his tea cup.An illustration of a person (perceived as a man) with one set of large, feathered wings and one set of slick, bat-like wings. A spade-tipped tail curls beneath the tattered cloth tied around his waist.A watercolor painting of a half-human, half-dragon skeleton, dressed in a pinstriped suit. He embraces a purple skinned fairy, who's dressed in a patchwork dress. Her golden antennae arc over her back. Her golden wings lay gently on her back. A large full moon shines brightly in the sky behind them.A watercolor painting of 4 characters depicted as Animal Crossing human villagers. Top row: a woman with long, brown hair, in a red dress; a 4-winged man with a spade tail. Bottom row: a blue-skinned demon with crinkly blonde hair; a cowboy with yellow hair and very large ten gallon hat.A greyscale digital illustration of a cat-like girl dressed in a button down shirt, skinny jeans, and a long vest. She stands with her back towards the viewer, one hand on her hip, the other holding up one claw (to signify the number 1). She smirks at the viewer.A watercolor painting of 4 characters depicted as Animal Crossing human villagers. Top row: a red furred cat-girl with purple hair, dressed in a button down shirt; a grumpy man with red and gray hair, dressed in a black suit. Bottom row: an android boy with white hair dressed in a teal and purple dotted sweater; a blonde haired woman dressed in a white halter top and navy tights.A black and white digital illustration of a bipedal serval (wild cat) individual. They're dressed in fantasy gear as a rogue. They hold a dagger in their claws and are looking away from the viewer with a disgruntled expression.A watercolor portrait of a blue-skinned demon with black sclera and yellow irises. He has a wide smile, showing off his fangs and purple tongue. A digital illustration of a non-binary character with a fluffy, blonde mohawk. They have a scar on their left side of their face that covers them from the scalp and down their throat. They're wearing a sci-fi inspired outfit: a visor that connects to large headphones, a black jumpsuit with green designs along the sides, and big black & green tennis shoes.A watercolor portrait of an android boy with white hair. He's wearing a teal sweater with purple dots along the collar. He grins shyly.

If you're interested in anything seen above, please email Dan at dan@strayarts.co to discuss ideas and pricing