Spent the day doing my business illustration gig at the Labs. The client is a major contractor developing the various computers/navigation/systems, etc. for the Orion space program. This is the space program that will take over when the shuttles are retired in 2010. Orion goes back to Apollo in its look. A multi-stage rocket carrying up to 6 astronauts in a capsule. It even has the three parachute reentry. Very cool day. Part two of the event is tomorrow.
This sketch was done for the fun of it. I just felt like drawing and this is what appeared on the page. This is done in color pencil and a little white acrylic paint in my sketchbook. Some color was added in Photoshop too.