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I continue to grow and develop my passion for drawing and painting, while building a portfolio in animation, illustration, video and motion graphics.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Old Animations

These are a couple animations I am showing to a client so that his team can get a feel for some of my different styles.



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Sunday, November 07, 2010

The week that was figure drawing

So I am finally getting back to my regular figure drawing, and here is a little sample of what that has been looking like.  
















Friday, November 05, 2010

Here is a sort time lapse I shot from my room. it was shot over two days. I am going to do a longer one this weekend and let it run for a week or two and see what happens. I really enjoy stop motion animation, but what I really like about this is that it was directed by Mother Nature with a soundtrack by Jurassic 5 the track name is  "React" from their 2008 album Power in Numbers.


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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Going back...to get ahead

So here are the photos I have from the gallery opening. If you were there and have any shots to share I would love to have them. So much has been happening, new place, new job, new journey here in Denver. Big thanks once again to Ageless Art Gallery, Chris and Gary Aus, Ali Wilhelm, Jack Roldan, Uriah West, Eli, nothing that night would have been possible without your direct hand in it. Thank you!


To everyone who stopped by, both old friends and new, big thank you to you for your eyes and thoughts on my work. I am humbled and honored that you took some time from your journey in life to stop by and see a piece of mine.


Cheers to you all!















Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Dr. Sketchy's Denver 10.24.10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u7Y30kpo0M&feature=player_embedded

So here is the Denver Sketchy's. I had a good time and even won  a couple of the prizes. I do wish it was in a much more open space and that the models were in the center of the room. The models were awesome, energetic and amusing, as was the halloween themed sound track. I do miss the live DJ that KC Sketchy's provides. With that said I look forward to my next Denver Sketchy's experience.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Gallery pieces

These are the pieces that are hanging at Ageless Art Gallery. Several more are in the works, if I am able to keep the show hanging through November, I will add the latest pieces to the collection. Thanks again to everyone who made opening night  a great success and fun party. Please contact me if you care to purchase prints, inquire about custom caricature, or live caricature at your event
mikerosenbaumstudio@gmail.com

"Good Neighbor"
Original SIze 16X20

"Pelosi"
Original Size 11x17

"Dude"
Original Size 9x12

"Trey"
Original size 40x40

"Elway"
Original Size 22x35

"Jack Black"
Original Size 9x12

Friday, September 24, 2010

The gallery opening is upon us

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 2010.


6:00pm


Please come join us for a night of funny faces, food, drink and music. 


"Caricature"


Presented by 
Mike Rosenbaum Studio


and


Ageless Art Gallery 
800 W. 8th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
(Between Santa Fe & Inca on the South side of 8th Ave.)











Friday, August 27, 2010

I found myself...leaving KC

Atlas Oats Bldg. West Bottoms, KCMO.
Home to The Art Department and the Illustration Academy 2010
Week 1 "Flat" Assignment Illustration Academy.
June 2010

So I FINALLY left the Illustration Academy today...what can I say...I have a hard time letting go of amazing things. :) Thank you John English and everyone down at the pod for letting me crash! You should all rest well knowing you have had an amazing "monotype" on my life. I hope it is the first of many!

It all started April 2009 with a phone call to this weird area code, which I soon realized was a Florida number I was calling for Buena VIsta Studios in Roeland Park, KS..." we are there every Wednesday morning 9am-12pm feel free to come join us" said the young woman's voice on the voicemail. So I went to figure draw....

Aprilish 2009 - Trey Byran and Jane Radstrom were these two young pups 23 -25 or something like that...but MAN could they draw. To this point in my life, I had seen some great drawings, but never anything like what these two were doing. I paid my $40 to participate in the group for 6 weeks...

Over a few weeks time my drawings were getting somewhat better...the Buena Vista Group was unlike any group I had drawn with anywhere in the world. I am guessing the average age is around 50, but there is something about the energy of this group relaxed yet passionate about art. Todi is this senior woman who has more energy and life than I often do, she dances as she draws and lays down these really nice lines. Then of course there is Dick another amazing artist who's figure drawing is full of of movement, and life. I am really going to miss that Wednesday morning and Monday evening group. I will see you later Buena Vista.

So back to Trey and Jane and a funny story about the first time I went to lunch with the two of them. They invited me to lunch along with Brent Watkinson and Mark English. Now mind you, my background is animation and I am still learning that history but it was kind of funny because Mark arrived after all of us,  and being that I was not at all familiar with the history of illustration, I said "John, hi how are you? I think we spoke on the phone last week". Mark looked at me puzzled and said "I am Mark" at the time I didn't realize I was in the midst of illustration / art greatness. So thank you Trey and Jane for opening my eyes to a new world, where it is possible to draw and paint pictures for a living, I appreciate your friendship and look forward to our paths crossing again.

Brent and Jody Watkinson, my best to you both and I look forward to seeing you in the future.

To John English thank you for opening the studio to me, for allowing me to be apart of this beautiful movement that you are creating here in KC and globally. All the best to you and your visions of the future.

Mark English, you are a true American treasure and I will never forget the time I have had the honor of sharing with you. Thanks for sharing all your stories and opening your home during the Academy. That is a memory I will share with my kids one day! Cheers to you my friend!

Brink Daddy...wow...so many conversations yet to begin. I hope some of those conversations are revealed in time. I admire you and your passion, I have watched tremendous growth happen for you. I appreciate your encouragement of me and my work and really appreciate the mutual admiration thing we developed in a short time. Thanks for being a great person. Wooo hooo!

Now I head out west to realize what I hope is only my first incarnation as an artist.

I am going to miss KC.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Full on Production

A little tease of work in progress.

Painting like crazy to get everything done for my upcoming gallery exhibition in Denver October 1, 2010 (check back soon for more info). Plus...
I am moving back to Denver September 1st. Oh! and I am starting a new job September 6th so that is exciting as well. Gotta love a challenge.
I want to take a quick minute, while I am thinking about it, to say thank you to Ali and my  Mom and Dad, for the love and support, but most importantly for believing in me. I could not do any of this without you. There are several of you to thank, but instead of forgetting some one or something...I will simply throw out a HUGE THANK YOU, to all my friends and family for your love, help, inspiration, belief and support. 
Everything is coming together beautifully. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

8.16.2010 Sketches

Nancy Pelosi Sketch
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Nancy Pelosi Sketch
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Bernie Madoff Rough
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Bernie Madoff Rough
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Bernie Madoff Rough
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Bernie Madoff Rough
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Bernie Madoff Rough
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Buena Vista Studio
Portrait Session
8.16.2010


Buena Vista Studio
Portrait Session
8.16.2010
Apologies to our model for this one.
Yikes!

Pushing shapes at Buena Vista Studio.
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Buena Vista Studio
Portrait Session
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I think this one (Right side of the page) maybe captured the model best.



Buena Vista Studio
Portrait Session
8.16.2010
Apologies to our model for this one.
Yikes!

Buena Vista Studio
Portrait Session
8.16.2010

Buena Vista Studio
Portrait Session
8.16.2010

Rough Bernie Madoff Sketches
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Rough Bernie Madoff Sketches
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More Bernie
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Rough Bernie Madoff Sketches
8.16.2010

Practicing mouths.
I think these were all 1 minute.
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Rough Sketches of RunDMC
8.16.2010
Warm-up / Practice
just getting loose.
8.16.2010