fig. 9 - The earth is a sphere because that is the most perfect mathematical shape and all heavenly bodies are perfect. (Pythagoras, Ancient Greek)
The Outer Sun is an ongoing series illustrating human ideas about the cosmos.
Today was a cold and rainy type day - I spent it huddled inside painting these tiny planets for a new piece in the works.
Finally back to work after a few trips, here’s something new! A friend lent me his Cintiq to play with (!) and now I’m addicted.
Done! Will have to pick this series back up when I get back - for now, off to Halifax!
Quick sketch - was hoping to colour this tonight but must to sleep.
fig. 8 - It’s turtles all the way down.
From this amazing anecdote.
Gotta do more of this Sailor Moulin Rouge art - would love to design the rest of the outfits…
(Prints available here!)
Sappho book cover illustration is coming along. #wip #illustration #caitlinrussell #sappho #watercolour
fig. 7 ~ The planets travel on elliptical orbits around the sun. (Kepler, 15th century)
More about Kepler’s discovery here.
Sketching lounging ladies for a book cover design for the sexy sexy poetry fragments of Sappho.