Sick Thrust Posted on July 9, 2012 by spilledinkguy Apollo Eleven. Sick thrust. Fly me to the moon… Let me play among the stars… – Frank Sinatra – Fly me to the Moon About this image: rocket & scaffolding created in Adobe Illustrator and combined with flatbed scan of acrylic paint ‘splatters’ AdvertisementShare this:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
That is wonderful to hear, Tammy!
Thank you so much for your kind comment!
Are we there yet?
ONE MORE TIME! Just ONE MORE TIME and I swear I’ll turn this rocket around…
A giant leap for mankind!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga
Copy that, N.M!
And many thanks, too!
That’s so awesome! The paint splatters really make all the difference!
Thank you very, very much Ms. F!
I thought it would be fun to contrast the hard / controlled edges of the vector drawing with the splatters… it was kinda fun (although it really doesn’t read all that well at this scale, I guess (hahaha…. maybe that’s a good thing)!
Sick image rocket man!
Many thanks, Astra!
Great image. I would like to go space someday.
That would be a wild ride! Sounds fascinating!
Thank you so much, sir!
Forgive me if you’ve heard this before … you are so good, SIG! This is fantastic!
I could never tire of your great kindness, Ms. D… thank you!!!
When you get there say hello to the man in the moon for me!
I’ll try, Ms. C…
my mouth might be full of cheese, though…
I was hoping for an Apollo 13 quote. Love the image though. And Frank is pretty cool too.
You know… I’m… not sure I’ve seen Apollo 13 yet.
I guess that just means more Wes Anderson stuff.
I know you’re all kinds of thrilled about that, B!
Thanks so much, sir!
And agreed! Frank will always be cool.
All my teachers said I should be an astronaut because all I did in school was take up space.
I sincerely doubt that, Bo! Hilarious line, though!
Somebody on the internet needs to be funny.
It’s a tough job, but I’m glad you’re doin’ it, Bo!
“I said we’re ready for LUNCH, not LAUNCH!”
And the image is very very cool.
Now that you mention it… I should see if I can get a countdown started on my microwave…
(thank you very much, Madame)!
Very cool! I like the splattering effect!
Thank you so much!!!
That’s my favorite part, too (although it’s funny because it took the least amount of time)! It’s a scan of some paint splatters I made with a straw… lots of fun… but kind of messy!
Were you that gifted kid in school or just artsy? I am neither. Nice rocket 🙂
Ha! I seem to remember things like, ‘He seems a bit slow’…
which probably isn’t all that flattering a thing to hear.
Especially when your riding on a rocket!
Really cool piece of art! and I would fly to the moon any day I could hitch a ride! 🙂
Thank you so much, Ms. F!
I don’t know if I would be brave enough to try that or not…
I guess that’s part of what makes stuff like this so fascinating to me!
I can almost feel my face flapping in the breeze! YEEEHAWWWWWWW!
I think I might even have a few bugs in my teeth!
is that Major Tom??
checking with ground control…
I’m floating in a most peculiar way …. LOL! Always worth a giggle, you are! 🙂
Wow! That work is fantastic, Sig! I love it! You even wonder what if feels like to take off in one of them things? I bet it’s something!
Thanks for the comments and have great week! 🙂
Indeed I have wondered that! Something tells me my stomach wouldn’t be very well suited for it… it I even managed to remain conscious for more than a second or two, I would guess!
Thank you so very much, Deb!
Now that is what I call a splash of colour 🙂
What a great idea to use the NASA launch
as a basis for this most artistic thought 🙂 🙂
Have a brilliant rest of evening SIG 🙂
Thanks so much, Andro! Originally I was considering trying an image from on the moon to try this (and using the paint splatters to represent the lunar surface, etc.) but there aren’t nearly as many hard edges in those astronaut photos… and it seemed like some contrast between hard / defined edges and the splatters might be fun to play around with).
Yes a challenging dilemma however
I believe that your rocket thrusting from
the pad has proved to be an excellent
choice and it looks brilliant too 🙂
Thunderbirds are go!!!
*Whew* It’s a good thing someone is, Loon.
I need a friggin’ nap.
Very nice rocket and effect. But I want to be on that ride to the moon!
Thanks so much, Binky! I think it would take me a while to work up the courage… and the stomach! Which is unfortunate, because I can’t even imagine how cool it must be!
What a cool technique. Did you splatter acrylic paint directly onto the scanner? (I hope that’s a “No!”) lol
Hahaha! NO! Of… course… not. Why would you think… I would… I mean… HEY! What’s that over there?! *points at random object while trying to hide paint splattered scanner*
One of the ones I’d like to be able to click and view at 300%. The paint splatters are so clever!
Thanks so much, U.M.! Agreed! This one looses a lot at this scale (the extreme proportions don’t really help out on that front). Well, that and my rampant paranoia, I guess.
This is a neat, awesome wow piece of work. It brightened my day–so thank you.
Thank you so very much! I sincerely appreciate that!!!
That’s even more power than my 125cc motor scooter. I love Frank Sinatra
Hahaha… well, it might have one or two more cc’s… maybe.
Frank will always be cool.
Awesome! It really pops and the paint was a great touch! I kind of wish this could be printed out at about 5 feet long and hung up on the wall.
Thanks so much, Annabelle!
Yeah… the biggest bummer about this one feeling like it’s a bit lacking in small scale. Well, at all scales, really… but ESPECIALLY in small scale.
Your kind of artwork and photography are truly Masterpiece Bob, Thanks for sharing 🙂
You are always so incredibly kind, Jake!
I appreciate your generosity very, very much, sir!
If NASA had really been able to design a rocket that ran on milk, maybe the space program would still be around today.
Got Space Program?!
Beautiful, Mr. SIG 🙂
Thank you so very much, Ms. B!
I know nothing about Vector Art, I keep meaning to look it up but you are fast becoming my sole reference – it’s what the SiG does. So well!
Aw, thanks so much Ms. K!
A shortish answer is that it’s a series of mathematical points the computer remembers rather than info stored in pixels (bitmap)… which is kind of cool in that you can keep scaling it up without ‘pixelating’ the image (staying in that working mode). I break that all the time, though… bringing images into Photoshop to add finishing touches, etc. (like the paint splatters here).
‘Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars’ Hmm, very hot, I’d say. 🙂
Hahaha… indeed, S.E… it’s been a little while since I’ve been to either place, but that’s probably a pretty safe bet! 😉
Let us reach Mars!!!!
something something soooome thing on Jupiter and Mars….
Seems like you’ve got ‘the voice’ too, Nigel!
Love the vector, but the splatter makes an excellent impact mimicking the flare. Seriously cool image.
Speaking of paint splatter… the floor seems to mimic it quite a bit now, too! 😉
Soaring imagination & creativity. Well done !
Thank you very much, sir!
I don’t know that I wound up with exactly what I initially had in mind here… but I had fun putting it together, at least!