Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I'm the Grinderman, in the silver rain...

An old idea for a Wild West character design I dug up in my imagination and I did a picture of him using ink microns in crosshatch:

And then I found this in my sketchbook, a newer recent idea of these two 'Oracle Babies'. They predict the future and actually have giant hollow glowing orbs for heads that are semi-transluscent. You can use them to dominate the whole of existence, but they themselves are about as innocent and neutral as a toddler. They have no intentions of harm to anybody.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Come join the youth and beauty brigade

I colored/edited my previous ink drawing in Photoshop, and have been playing round with some more multi-layering effects. Apologies for any view quality issues, tell me what do you think?

In other news, my fiance' and I are heading out to look for a house, we'll be looking at an open house next week and if nothing comes of it, more property auctions in the near future. Both excited, and sort of scared and sort of indifferent to the whole deal, I've never done this sort of thing on my own before and so its a brand new experience that I've no previous experience on. In any case, I'm hoping that I'll only do more art/get a lot more further opportunities to meet fellow artists/land a job there...or I hope at least not go Jack Nicholson on everyone's butt by the next month. Anyone with home buying experience wanna help give any useful tips to a newby like me, please do so.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Refugees

I saw a picture on that particularly moved me on the subject of displaced refugees who are right now due to many reasons all in camps around the world. Imagine literally thousands of people surviving on a gallon of water and cups of food a day if they get lucky, completely ontop of each other's body space. You put around ten people in a halted airport or subway system for nine hours, they get ready to eat each other. The picture struck me as almost dream like, this huge numberless mass of people's jet black bodies and faces all staring out from drapery shapes and rainbow colored hijabs or turbans or wearing tshirts, the effect was really interesting so I inked it and I am likely to color it later. I hope the image looks beautiful or just abstract, and not offensive or scary to anybody, I wanted to honor these brave people not alienize anyone.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pictures of Lily

They're only slight variations of the same image, but I just can't decide between the two! This is the third requested Facebook portrait. Originally a hand drawn ink portrait/paper collage that I then scanned and played around with on several layers and experimented with several effects in Photoshop. My screen's not really very big so I don't get a truly clear image. But I would like to think this may be print worthy in the future, or at least there's still something going for me in this mixed traditional/digital style.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cos wubba wubba wubba is a monster's song.

Machito Karen (yes, her lips/face are pretty freekin' big in reality.)

LIRR commute

All artworks are copyright to Danielle Rosenstein 2011. Exploring more and more of this mixed media/collage fetish of mine. Also 2 out of 5 portraits of friends who were the first to comment on my facebook page are now finished! The other three are on the way soon.

If anyone has any questions or is interested in getting a commission of their OWN portraits done be it of themselves or a friend's, or would like a nice glossy reproduction prints of any of these, please contact me at Come help a sistah starvin' arteest out. :)
Have yourselves a spiffy day.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Vladimir sketches

It is a fun challenge trying to draw an animal that is moving a lot. What do you think? :)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

I'm back in black

Oh yeah, that's right, I DO have an art blog...

Sorry folks. Christmas/New Year madness and all that rot. This is an entry for a superhero contest run by Talenthouse. Hopefully even if I don't win I may expand on her universe someday in a comic book or something. (?) This is a mixed media artwork, a mixture of Photoshop, traditional drawing/paint media and paper collage. 'La Sombra' or Brazilian for The Shadow is a 18 year old heroine who is more of a vigilante-type of character, who takes revenge on the local crime syndicates and on the human trafficking rings of Rio de Janeiro who have kidnapped her sister for profit. Iara's powers are supernatural in origin, but her main ability is mastery of the martial art style known as capoeira. Capoeira was developed by colonial slaves who needed a way to defend themselves when they escaped, and you can check it out here:

'La Sombra' is copyright 2010 to Danielle Rosenstein.