On the spot: Danielle English


United kingdom-based artist Danielle English makes the earth greater by filling it with amazing animals. Contacting herself Kanizo, she worships all factors magical and provides a exclusive spot in her art to nature.

We caught up with her to ask about dragons, hobbies, and pet rats, so preserve scrolling and uncover the artist guiding the work.

How did you grow to be an artist?

It is one thing I’ve usually been interested in ever since I was a child I loved generating fantasy worlds and creatures, specifically liked drawing dragons as properly. When I located out that people could really draw these points as profession, I realized which is what I desired to function in direction of!

Does Kanizo have any distinct which means?

Kanizo is the identify of my dragon muse, a character I often draw when I require to draw -a little something- but not certain what. I picked out a handful of letters I appreciated and put them alongside one another!

Wherever do you reside? Does this location encourage you?

I’m seriously lucky to stay on the south coast of the United kingdom, surrounded by national parks, rivers, and forests. These spots normally enable inspire some of my parts, or occasionally I just appreciate going there to come to feel influenced all over again.

Stroll amongst the stars
Dream of stars

What are your most important inspirations?

Likely video clip games, all over again it is one thing I’ve been really into considering that I was a child. I was constantly motivated by the worlds, figures, and creature styles, so in flip, wished to ideally encourage other people by my operate as effectively. Mother nature is also 1 of my most significant inspirations as nicely since most of my get the job done is inspired by serious animals, plus legendary beasts and folklore.

If you could see one fantasy position dwell, what would it be?

There are so several areas I’d like to see! But the primary ones that come to intellect would almost certainly be one particular of the worlds from the Remaining Fantasy online games. I’d like to see some of the one of a kind environments and meet up with the figures, furthermore it would be pretty awesome to see a Chocobo! Either that or the Pokemon universe 🙂

You produce a great deal of animals. What is your spirit animal?

In all probability a dragon! They’re something I have often loved and been fascinated in, I have so lots of favourite animals so it is really hard to decide one particular of them, but the dragon will come to mind initial 🙂


Apart from drawing, what are your hobbies?

I also adore photography and likely for extensive walks or cycling by means of scenic areas! Furthermore hunting just after my pet rats, and stitching hammocks for them in my spare time.

If you could select yet another profession route – what would it be?

Tough to say for absolutely sure as I’ve usually been fairly identified to perform towards artwork as a vocation, but I’ve constantly favored the idea of doing the job with animals. Something like a wildlife rehabilitation centre would be appealing to do! I’m also fascinated in other creative places linked to artwork, so issues like creating 3D styles and assets for game titles would be interesting! 

Light of the dark
Aurora Flight

What are your ideas for the long run?

I would appreciate to try and drive my freelance career even more, and sooner or later, get the job done for a video games business a person day, or build illustrations for buying and selling cards! Asides from artwork, I would also like to vacation far more, and see additional of the earth (specially locations with mountains, because it’s very flat where by I dwell!)

If you could give just one piece of assistance to beginner artists, what would you say?

Attract what you love and the relaxation will observe! I put in way too a lot time drawing factors I wasn’t definitely intrigued in as I believed that was what I experienced to do in get to do artwork as a job. As shortly as I begun drawing what I liked alternatively, my model designed and I begun to acquire a lot more people today intrigued in the variety of parts I produced!

Instagram: @kanizoart

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