The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 just happened and SpaceFest X in Tucson Arizona is coming up very soon (Aug. 8-11). I've been busy finishing up a few drawings with Apollo 11 as the subject.
"Foot Of The Ladder" depicts Neil Armstrong coming down the LM ladder just before becoming the first human to set foot on the Moon.
"Final Adjustments" and "Suiting Up" show Mike Collins and Buzz Aldrin respectively being helped into their spacesuits in the suit up room on the morning of their launch (July 16, 1969). My friend (former suit Tech and now fellow artist) Ron Woods is shown with Buzz. "In Their Honor" depicts a sentiment shared by many who were part of Project Apollo. They felt that, had the Apollo 1 fire not happened, Kennedy's goal of landing a man on the Moon by the end of the decade may not have happened. As a small extra on this piece, each print is individually hand colored by me. To see it and all the other pictures that I have done, please visit my gallery by clicking here, or on the Gallery tab above.
As always, to keep the quality as high as possible, I make all my own prints on Epson heavy weight fine art paper for all my artwork. Spacefest X
(Aug 8 - 11, 2019) in Tucson Arizona.
Tickets for the show are available, through the following link until July 30:www.spacefest.info
- after this date, tickets can be purchased at the door.
If you have never been to Spacefest, then do make the trip. Meet and talk, in this beautiful location,
with Apollo and Space Shuttle astronauts, mission controllers, authors, vendors and, of course, the best space artists around. This is the one event, where you can really talk and have your picture taken with these amazing people, without being rushed. Bring items to have them autographed too. With Spacefest X coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, it promises to be something special for everyone who attends. This will be my 4th Spacefest, as an exhibiting artist, and I look forward to meeting you there. NovaSpave are going to host the biggest art show that they've ever had, this year.
On other news, I was pleased to have my drawing of Apollo 9 Commander, Jim McDivitt published in the Apollo issue of the National Space Society (NSS) magazine, Ad Astra
."Imagining The Spheres" - Dr. Steven Hobbs
I am also pleased to announce that 3 of my drawings have been included in Dr. Steven Hobbs' new book, "Imagining The Spheres - How We View Our Neighboring Worlds"
, and is available for Kindle or Hardback:https://www.amazon.com/Imagining-Spheres-View-Neighbouring-Worlds/dp/064844760X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1544913059&sr=8-1&keywords