Sometimes a dash of realism can make a scene even more bizarre. Dietrich Rosteck uses classic painting techniques to illustrate bizarre, dreamlike images of robots in love, goat-headed criminals and ghosts in the land of gumdrops.

Rosteck occasionally expands his work into three dimensions by placing his paintings in a shadow box format, sometimes installing lights to enhance the effect. You can see more of his work in his deviantART gallery; some of his paintings are NSFW.