I’m Danny, an ink and watercolor artist and urban sketcher currently living in Berlin after seven years in Frankfurt am Main. In addition to working on commissioned artwork and illustrations for businesses and individuals, I offer workshops on urban sketching and drawing on location.
Where can I see samples of your artwork?
You can find a selection of my artwork – from illustrated maps and food sketches to cityscapes and architectural drawings – here in my portfolio. For my most up-to-date work, feel free to head over to Instagram (@dannyjhawk).
What workshops are you currently offering?
A complete overview of my workshops can be found here and is updated regularly.
How did it all begin?
Growing up as a kid, art was one of my favorite subjects. I loved to sketch, especially when it came to buildings and places. But somewhere along the way, that passion got pushed to the side. I went to university, double-majored in International Relations and German, and then, not sure what to do next, I moved from rural Ohio to Germany in 2012 in order to fulfill a different dream of mine – living abroad.
In other words, life took over and I forgot about art – for ten years, to be exact.
Yep, that’s right. I went ten whole years without drawing a single thing. But then, in 2017, something magical happened: creative people started to come into my life, I began following artists online, and I joined my local Urban Sketchers chapter in Frankfurt – and bam! I was hooked.
Since then, I’ve filled countless sketchbooks with ink and watercolor drawings – most of which are done on location. So if you ever see me out and about (I can usually be found hunched over a sketchbook with a paint palette in one hand and a fountain pen in the other), feel free to stop by and say hi! Or, or course, you can always send me a message: firstname.lastname@example.org.