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About me

I live in the south east of England.  Living in my seaside town has given me the chance to explore different aspects of the creative arts with it's interesting sites, and features it provides, as well as being a great place to chill out like the beach, parks, and woodland.

Art background

I started drawing since I was a child, my Dad did allot of pencil drawings, and that inspired me also to draw.  My senior school noticed my talent for drawing, this was when I started to be more creative, and investigate different mediums such as water colour, pastel, charcoal.  

Throughout my child hood my equal passion was music, I grew up in the digital age of the 80's from which artist like kraftwerk, Jean Michel Jarre, which inspired me to learn the keyboard, this I did, and kept doing so till this very day.  I produce music for my websites, and for fun with software called Propellerhead Reason 6.


My Art has taken front stage in my hobbies, and has moved from traditional to digital over the last 7 years.  Iv developed a keen interest in 3D graphics, both the modelling aspect to Digital sculpting.  My choice of Digital sculpting software was Pixologic Zbrush, and by means of this application have I taken deeper interest in the Anatomy of the human form.


Over the past 3 years iv taken Anatomy more serious by studying Anatomy from Books, and photos such as Eliot Goldfinger human anatomy for artists, www.3d.sk, Posespace.com, Virtual Pose 4 book, Scott Spenser Zbrush Anatomy book.



During 2012 I decided to take my study further by enrolling in a advanced class with Scott Eaton’ as a full enrolment student for (Anatomy for Artist).  Also during this year I attended a Master class with Zack Petroc (Rhythms and Gestures).  In 2013 I attended another Master class with Zack Petroc discovering the art of drapery, and cloth, covering costume design.

Eliot Goldfinger (The Elements of Form) books has been a great study, and continues to be used from day to day.

© Copyright 2012 Daniel Ripley.

Personal Goals and Achievements

My goal has always been to express myself via my art and music.  I have always looked at the best, and desired to be at a level of the best out there.  I have a natural need to understand things in depth, and to explore my inner strengths a living being.


I get great pleasure in teaching, and helping others, in doing so have come to understand that this has been one of the core ways to improve, retain, and progress as a artist.  I wish for others to look at my work, and feel the same as I do when I look at some of the great works iv seen.  I know that one day I will get my work shown in the most popular galleries as editor choices.  The ultimate goal is to share, teach, and learn.

Studies