About the Illustrator Dan Larsson

 
 

Dan is based in Malmoe, Sweden, but thanks to the Internet he has a wide variety of clients all over the world. He draws a lot of inspiration from old American artists and he is a big fan of Norman Rockwell, Haddon Sundblom and the old Disney style.

 

–His background as an artist began very early. When he was five he got the nickname “ Little Picasso” - because he drew and painted on everything he could find and reach - on walls, furnitures and doors, making his poor mom and dad go crazy. After a few years and many furnitures later, he learned to keep his drawings on regular drawing paper, which pleased his parents a lot. Around the same time, he started to enter local drawing-competitions and won quit few of them. Still to this day, those competitions are the only ones he has won. But never the less he is very proud of it.

Dan was actually one of the first graffiti artists in Sweden when he started in -83. Back then, he didn’t realize that this would be the foundation of his art and the start of his career. Quickly he got better and better with the spray-paint cans, always trying to learn and discover new techniques to make the paintings more beautiful. During the graffiti years he got well known as a talented graffiti artist and his paintings could be seen on many places around the city. This later on led to a TV-documentary about Dan and his graffiti art. After it aired, things started to move - people hired him and paid him to create his paintings on their walls. But Dan wanted more, and since he suspected that the computer one day were going to change the media world, he returned to school to learn more about computers, graphic design, publishing and advertising, web design etc. Six years later he finished his last course at the University of Umeå, he started his own business and began working as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. And if there is one thing you can say about Dan, it's that he realy love working as an illustrator and graphic designer, and that it shows in his work.

When not at his drawing board, Dan spends his time with his lovely girlfriend and their small dog, Demmie. He enjoys watching comedy films and american sitcoms. Right now his favourite shows are The Big Bang Theory and Two & A Half Men. He also enjoys watching sports - mainly basketball, hockey and soccer. He is also a great cook and loves spending time in the kitchen eating ...waffles(!)

By the way, if you are interested in Dan's services or just want to ask something, I'm sure Dan would love to talk to you about your project and answer any questions that you may have. So why not drop him an e-mail? I know he looks forward to hearing from you.

 

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