You need to upgrade your Flash Player The theme of this blog is not only and obviously space, but in particular “terrestrial worlds”, places that tend to have surfaces on which one could walk or at least attach oneself to. These places sometimes also have other earth-like familiar features such as atmospheres, weather, volcanos, geysers and perhaps, we are finding, even exotic oceans, rivers or lakes that are not necessarily made of familiar materials we are used to here at home. The second theme is imagery. Occasionally I do some retouching of images when needed if an image is incomplete or sometimes “dirty” or noisy. I will attempt to correct image shortcomings based upon other images or well-accepted presumed attributes. When this is done, notes will be offered as to what was added, why and sometimes how it was done. This way no one should ever wonder if something they are looking at is real or photoshop.

I Drew the Cassini Spacecraft

So, I am tentatively planning to make a poster for the Cassini mission at Saturn. I always wanted to get a real nice graphic poster of some mission to Mars, Jupiter or Saturn… but the posters out there are always data driven and not so celebratory or artful. So I have decided to make my own and I started with drawing the spacecraft itself. I have no idea how accurate some of the instruments are as I was unable to find many visual references of them apart from the usual renderings.

Cassini Drawing 01

3 Responses to “I Drew the Cassini Spacecraft”

  1. Gordan Says:

    Hey, this is nice! What did you use, some vector drawing program? Did you use an existing image as reference or?

  2. thomas Says:

    Adobe Illustrator baby!… I’m not only a user but I’m also a beta team member. But… yeah… I used an image for reference. You don’t think I have all that memorized do you? I am currently drawing Saturn now. I was going to post that too, but I lost the planet shadow on the rings because my laptop has sleeping sickness.

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