This is one of my favorite pieces on black (and one of my early pieces since I started painting in earnest), using Finetec’s glorious pearlescent watercolors. (Honestly not sure what launch this is, or who took the reference photo I found, but it’s a Falcon 9 and the exhaust is AHHHHMAZING.) If I were to do this again, I would make the rocket look more dimensional (feels flat to me) but I’m pretty happy with the rest. 8×10″, pearlescent watercolor on black paper.
Danielle Rose is a native Californian, happily transplanted to Southern Oregon in 2016. She works in watercolor, ink and colored pencil, and enjoys both technical drawing, and painting vivid landscapes and sunsets (sometimes combining the two.) Danielle grew up surrounded by art and culture—some of her earliest memories are of art museums and galleries—alongside an accomplished artist mother and musician father. She is inspired by the works of Alphonse Mucha, Vincent van Gogh, Alan Lee, John Howe, Alan Bean, Robert McCall, and Hayao Miyazaki. Her background in geology and chemistry, a lifelong interest in spaceflight, and a deep love of nature, give a unique combination of influences to her work. Danielle can be found at home illustrating a SpaceX launch, or hiking to local waterfalls to paint en plein air, with equal probability. She is also a jeweler, Graduate Gemologist, graphic designer, Star Wars nerd and die-hard Sailor Moon fan. Go to the artist's portfolio
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