Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Big Eyes

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.


Royce Thrower said...

Wow. Nice "sketch" Gene. Don't know much about the Orion Program but I have fond memories of following the Apollo missions as a kid. I can imagine what a blast you must be getting to be in the know, if only through a contractor.

Gary M. Peiffer said...

Wow indeed! Another cutie from Gene!

Concerning the Orion program, does this mean that some of your art may make it to space someday? Boldly going where no other professional artist has gone!

Craig Zablo said...

What Royce and Gary said!

Gene Gonzales said...

Royce, Gary, Craig - Thanks! Today was the second day. Pretty tough to do visuals on the fly for engineers who are very engineer-minded. But still very interesting. I wish I could post the art but there is a confidentiality clause. If you want to learn more about the Orion project, check it out at http://www.nasa.gov