Sketching the Figure

February 10, 2015

Danielle Kroll - Figure Drawings

Some sketches I made from these model reference videos found on youtube.

Painting by Candles

November 7, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Sketchbook

I did a little painting by candlelight last night. I was really excited this morning to look at these as it was kind of hard to see the exact colors in the dim lighting.

Lately in October

October 28, 2014


I took a trip to Seattle to visit a few friends then drove north to Diablo Lake. The water turns a bright turquoise when sunlight hits it.

Danielle Kroll - October Sketchbook

“Patrick the Poodle is trained to nip the heels of lingering houseguests.” Sketchbook page

Danielle Kroll - October Planter

A ceramic planter I made for my friend.

Danielle Kroll - October

I visited the Hudson Valley last week with one of my best childhood friends. I grew up not too far from this area and have done a lot of hiking around the Catskills but for some reason never really explored the towns. So very charming! Although it was raining the whole time we did  get a chance to do a small hike around the lake in Minnewaska.

One of the first places we stopped at on the trip was Dia:Beacon and let me tell you, it was truly breathtaking. The building itself used to be a Nabisco factory and has the most gorgeous natural light seeping in. Not to mention the art… Sol LeWitt’s collection was my favorite but everything was so beautifully curated. And you can really get up close to the art; nothing is roped off, which really changes the experience. Definitely need to take another trip back there.


October 23, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Sketchbook

Danielle Kroll - Sketchbook

Danielle Kroll - SketchbookSome spreads from one of my sketchbooks. Thank you to the Design Observer for featuring me in their Hunter/Gatherer sketchbook series!


September 17, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Lounging

Perfect weather for lounging on a lawn with some wine and a good book, wouldn’t you say? Let’s hope it stays this nice for the weekend!

Midnight Painting

August 15, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Midnight Painting

From my sketchbook last night. Midnight is my favorite time to do some painting. I think those awful all-nighters I used to pull in college must have conditioned me to be more productive at night. As my brother says, “sleep is for the weak!”

Print + Color

August 4, 2014

Daneielle Kroll - Print + Color

Daneielle Kroll - Print + Color

I was sifting through my archives and found these patterns I made a few years ago for an Anthropologie Print + Color event. These were unused but I still like them.

Pretty Sharp Things

January 24, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Pretty Sharp Things

Things that are pretty and pretty sharp.

Colors and Patterns

January 22, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Colors and Patterns

It may be winter over here but it is summer in my sketchbook!

Life of a Mink

January 21, 2014

Danielle Kroll - Life of a Mink