Outta This World...again!
I did this also for Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle. It was sold by them,on the spot, before it even got out there! These rockets take a bit of time for me to make. The biggest problem is the creation of the straight lines-I usually have to get alot of reference, or a model to get the lighting on the rocket correct. It is not as easy as it looks. Then there is the touching up, making the stars and background. In this case the rings were a tough thing to make work in the perspective that I used. And in oils! All in all, a good chunk of the day-as opposed to my looser, sketchy work. But the results are often really nice, and people seem to like them, which for me, is pretty gratifying.
I kind of like the "old space toy" box style of art they reflect.