Voyage to the Two Asteroids

Watercolor, ink and pearlescent watercolor on cotton, 12″x16″.

This is a playful depiction of DART impacting Dimorphos, who was quite shocked! I had the idea back in October, and I’ve been working on this for the past several weeks. Inspired by the 1902 short film, “Le Voyage dans la Lune”—I can’t explain why my brain went there, it just did. I studied some examples of Art Nouveau typography and hand-lettered the poster, inked the outlines but painted everything else.

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Danielle Rose

Danielle Rose is a watercolorist and illustrator, often combining ink drawing with watercolors. She has a lifelong relationship with art, and is inspired by the works of Mucha, van Gogh, Turner, Alan Lee, John Howe, Alan Bean, Robert McCall, and Hayao Miyazaki. With a background in geology, an incurable love of spaceflight, and a deep love of the natural world, Danielle is also a jeweler, gemologist, writer, graphic designer, Star Wars nerd and Sailor Moon fan. She lives in Oregon.

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