Daniel Philip Robinson

Illustrator & Writer, from Ireland & the USA

A couple of quick iPhone sketches yesterday here in Dublin — the bus on the way into town, and the rain falling outside of a coffeeshop

"Key Cutting Beyond This Point"

Drawn on an iPhone 5 while looking out a window in Stillorgan in Dublin. I’ve been getting the hang of Autodesk’s Sketchbook Mobile and it was fun getting the composition and colors right on a small screen. 

I think I was trying to channel Edward Hopper with the mysterious lonely figure here.

"Key Cutting Beyond This Point"

Drawn on an iPhone 5 while looking out a window in Stillorgan in Dublin. I’ve been getting the hang of Autodesk’s Sketchbook Mobile and it was fun getting the composition and colors right on a small screen.

I think I was trying to channel Edward Hopper with the mysterious lonely figure here.

A quick iPad sketch of Cruella de Vil for @Sketch_Dailies on Twitter, had fun turning her coat into a figure eight

A quick iPad sketch of Cruella de Vil for @Sketch_Dailies on Twitter, had fun turning her coat into a figure eight

A @Sketch_Dailies image for today’s theme: “Warlock”

A @Sketch_Dailies image for today’s theme: “Warlock”

Obviously I’m in a monster movie mood! 

Here’s a quick little illustration of Mako from “Pacific Rim”

Obviously I’m in a monster movie mood!

Here’s a quick little illustration of Mako from “Pacific Rim”

Edit: Wow! This has gotten more of a response than anything else I’ve posted! Thanks, everyone! 
GO JI RA
Godzilla bearing down on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Godzilla is fascinating in that it is giving a face and a body to our fear of annihilation. In its 1954 incarnation, that annihilation came in the guise of atomic weapons, instruments of mankind’s insane mastery over the world. In the 2014 Godzilla, annihilation is the recognition that we in the human race are ultimately insignificant.
Whereas “Pacific Rim” was a humanist monster film wherein humanity triumphed through the rejection of ego and embracing teamwork, Godzilla’s latest outing is profoundly anti-humanist (not to be confused with misanthropic, which it isn’t), wherein the human race cannot save itself, and the grimmer forces of the universe are wholly unaware of our existence.

Edit: Wow! This has gotten more of a response than anything else I’ve posted! Thanks, everyone! 

GO JI RA

Godzilla bearing down on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Godzilla is fascinating in that it is giving a face and a body to our fear of annihilation. In its 1954 incarnation, that annihilation came in the guise of atomic weapons, instruments of mankind’s insane mastery over the world. In the 2014 Godzilla, annihilation is the recognition that we in the human race are ultimately insignificant.

Whereas “Pacific Rim” was a humanist monster film wherein humanity triumphed through the rejection of ego and embracing teamwork, Godzilla’s latest outing is profoundly anti-humanist (not to be confused with misanthropic, which it isn’t), wherein the human race cannot save itself, and the grimmer forces of the universe are wholly unaware of our existence.

iPad sketches at the V&A with Procreate. The one on the left is Rodin’s “Prodigal Son”. On the rightmost Samson clubbing someone.

Iron Man, gazing into the New York twilight…

Iron Man, gazing into the New York twilight…

Some selected sketches from today’s Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School life drawing session in Dublin.

Here’s the Peter Parker I sketched on the iPad for the @Sketch_Dailies twitter today (A day late, though!)

Here’s the Peter Parker I sketched on the iPad for the @Sketch_Dailies twitter today (A day late, though!)

A little Boba Fett sketch for everyone’s favorite Star Wars pun day!
May the 4th be With You!

A little Boba Fett sketch for everyone’s favorite Star Wars pun day!

May the 4th be With You!

My Cookie Monster for @Sketch_Dailies which took a turn into Goya territory…

My Cookie Monster for @Sketch_Dailies which took a turn into Goya territory…

Some of my sketches from a Mata Hari themed life drawing session earlier today at Dr. Skatchy’s Anti-Art School life drawing session here in Dublin.

No, there wasn’t really a giant tiger there.

A little sketch of the Queen of Dragons.Perhaps she’s in a good mood watching her dragons roast her enemies?

A little sketch of the Queen of Dragons.

Perhaps she’s in a good mood watching her dragons roast her enemies?