A little bit about me…….
My name is Danny Allison and I entered this world in 1979. I was raised in, (or by) the infamous seaside town of Blackpool, on the North West coast of England. I neither drew or painted in my early days, instead i discovered a wooden plank with four wheels attached. This was my creative stage for a while.
After an intense stint of trying to become a professional skateboarder in the 1990s, my body decided it could no longer take the punishment i was forcing it to adhere. A sever debilitating knee injury (clean snap of my ACL ligament) stamped dead any chance of completing my dream. After a year of soul searching, i signed up to study a National Diploma in Photography at the Blackpool college. Little did i know, that this was one of the very best photography courses in the UK and the start of my path towards becoming an illustrator.
I am very appreciative of where i was raised, and i am lucky to have discovered skateboarding. My past, has without a doubt heavily influenced my illustration style and creative process, which i hope you can enjoy. If you have the time, check out my skateboarding skills from the 1990s here.