Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Ill.Fri. - Citrus


The stunning view of the Citrus-74E system, which took 12 years to reach for the crew of the Starship Luddite. Sadly, no one on board was alive to witness it, as the entire crew had long ago perished due to scurvy.

9 comments:

Tracy said...

Darn it! If only they could've reached it before the scurvy took their lives! All that citrus gone to waste :(

Arkonbey said...

That is a fabulous little pice. The orange rind ring is great, but what realy caught my eye is how, in the un-enlarged drawing, the ship looks like one of those cool little erasers that you get at the dollar store. I'm not trashing on it, I think that's cool.

The great cheesy story reminded me of the stories in "Spacewreck" by Stewart Cowley. Yours made me laugh out loud.

What medium is this?

Terry said...

Scurvy- Ha!

A really nice looking piece.

mike r baker said...

Awesome piece! The fruit looks great! I like how you made the "planets" appear further and closer to the viewer without a horizon. Talent.

Pati @-;-- said...

Cool! Some universe, Jimmy!

demosthenes said...

i too think the orange rind is great. and you've really given the piece a sense of depth. well done!

Greg Hartman said...

Funny story to go with a fun illo., that's rough about the scurvy! :0) I'd thought the ships cockpit was equipped with an old-school juicer! Love the rind ring too.

TinmanSF said...

What bad luck!
I like the slight glow you gave the 'planets'

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Rayne said...

What an ironic way to die.