Sunday, 13 April 2014

Tomb Raider Lara Croft Fan Art created by Daniel Grant Newton in the DGN Productions Studio

A message from the studio of DGN Productions (scroll down to skip the jibber jabber and see my Tomb Raider Lara Croft fan art):

G'day there.  

Hope you've had a freaking awesome weekend doing things like skydiving onto a rooftop, then abseiling down it with no rope, smashing through a window with your bare fist and making a citizen's arrest of a cigar smoking gangster... and are looking forward to an amazingly awesome week of whatever freaking awesome thing you do.  Perhaps you make invisible windows for mimes, I'm not sure.  

If however your job sucks, read a great book/comic on the way for me.  You might like to start with one of my books, say 'The Last King of Shambhala'.  It is scientifically proven to kick holes into boring weeks and change your life forever muhahaha.  So says me when I go onto online forums and pretend to be somebody else (I don't actually have time for that... too busy abseiling down buildings and smashing through windows to make citizen arrests.  Oh, and writing my next book and comic).

Anyway, below I have created a cool Tomb Raider comic short for your pleasure, and anybody you know who loves Tomb Raider who you'd like to share this page with.  I was inspired by watching the movie at lunch and reminiscing about the first computer game I ever bought.

Have a great week and buy my book ;-)


Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) fan art comic by Daniel Grant Newton ( DGN Productions)

Sunday, 6 April 2014

a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan art drawing I was playing with last night

I am a huge TMNT fan, and am very excited about the Michael Bay movie adaption coming out soon, so I thought I'd draw Raphael and Casey Jones from the franchise (see left).

There are a few bits of this drawing that are a little off, but for the most part it is good, and was quite fun to give it a little bit of my spin.

Anyway, for those that haven't seen the trailer for the film, I've included it below:

Thursday, 3 April 2014

New Art: 'The Fire Shaman of London' by Daniel Grant Newton - DGN Productions

Hello friend.  Hope you are good.

Wanted to share with you a new sketch I created called 'The Fire Shaman of London'.  I think there is a collection of art forming here, check out this last sketch I posted.  It is sort of a mystical version of 'steam punk'.

'The Fire Shaman of London' - New Sketch by Daniel Grant Newton
Anyway, this sketch shows a shaman overlooking the 'Great London Fire'.

Talk soon.  Daniel

P.S. While I remember, I will be launching a new website soon for my art and stories soon, and I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE your support.  

Until then however, would be much appreciated if you could head over to my Facebook page and give it some love and press the 'like' button.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Ancient Alien Paranormal Romance in Egypt - a new painting by Daniel Grant Newton (DGN Productions)

Hey Friends New and Old!

I have painted a new painting (below - like at the bottom of this post below) that I would like to share with you.  

There is a clear story behind this story, but I will keep that to myself at this time, because let's face it, we all love a great mystery that unravels.  And this particular mystery will unravel as further paintings in the collection are made.

I also created the drawing on the right as well.  Initially I was going to paint hieroglyphs and images like the ones I roughed out in that picture, but decided against it because it looked too crowded.  So instead, I went with the futuristic spaceship wall/force-field type background.

Another interesting point to make is that out the door, in the dark of night, there is actually a pyramid.  Some people spot this, some people don't, but it is there.

There is also a fair bit of bushland outside the door.  Reason being is that there are theories that the pyramids were built when Egypt was lush with forests.  That was a very long time ago, and although there is a fair bit of debate on the accuracy of this, there is some compelling evidence to point to this - an occurrence that would rock the archeological world like it was 1999.

Anyway, it is how I imagined Egypt if this scene were to have occurred... and that my friends, is all the analysis you are getting out of me at this time.  But sign up to my blog (if you haven't already), scroll up to the top right of the page under my comic strip self, and in the future you'll get the whole picture of this collection - excuse the pun.

Yours in fantasy and science fiction,


Ancient Alien Romance in Egypt painted by Daniel Grant Newton

Thursday, 20 March 2014

The Warlock of London - New sketch by Daniel Grant Newton (DGN Productions)

'The Warlock of London' by Daniel Grant Newton

Hey you :-) Just thought I'd share another new sketch I have drawn.  This one is called "The Warlock of London".  

I actually really like the character so much I think he deserves a part in my story, so you never know, he may just end up in one of my books.  You heard it first here.  I guess I'll have to audition him first however :-P

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Happy Monday everyone! :-)

Hey my favourite peep.  Need a pick me up on a Monday??  Well, here's a pic I created especially for YOU.  Hope you have a great week!  And remember, have fun and dream big, it is the magic juice that makes life wonderful.  - Daniel :-)

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

New Painting: Flying an Owl, for when you get caught between the moon and New York City ... by Daniel Grant Newton (DGN)

Riding an Owl over New York City - painting by Daniel Grant Newton (DGN)

Hey my blog friend!

Thought I'd share with you a new painting I was commissioned to do by a lovely lady for her daughter's 21st.  

Her daughter loves owls and is going overseas for the very first time (and is especially looking forward to exploring New York), so I painted her daughter riding an owl past the Statue of Liberty.

What I love about this painting is the sense of freedom, magic and wonder we have in life, and especially when we are blessed enough to travel to a distant land (like New York for Aussies!).

Below is the progress for those who love seeing how the magic happens. :-)

Wishing you a great weekend (and rest of the week) on me!

Saturday, 1 March 2014

7 years old vs. 29 years old: Drawing the exact same pirate scene 22 years later...

I found a pirate picture I did at school when I was 7 years old in my draw, and thought it would be fun to sketch the same scene today.
Same drawing of pirates from when I was 7 vs. when I was 29.

Comparison of drawings as a 7 year old and as a 29 year old.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

'Geisha in the Hood' - made with coffee, pen, pencils and paint, by Daniel Grant Newton (DGN Art)

'Geisha in the Hood' by Daniel Grant Newton (DGN Art)

This is created with:

- coffee for the brown
- paint for the rich red lips and eye edge, and black eyebrows, hair and eyeliner
- pen for some of the outline
- pencil for the shading and outlines