A music box for this week’s Illustration Friday topic, “Intricate”. Scratchboard (c. 6x8cm) with colour added in photoshop.
I can’t listen to ‘Fly me to the Moon’ now without thinking of the movie The Dish:
Reporter (to Cliff): How do the messages get back from the moon?
Mitch (sotto voce to Glenn): Carrier pigeons.
In other news, the current project (of which more soon) proceeds and is almost done (tweaking lettering and testing my computer’s limits), and in a little over a week I am going to the launch of the book the illustrations at the bottom of my last post are in, and then I can put those up.
ETA: Two more quotes, because The Dish has so many:
Janine: You have a gun?
Rudi: Yep. This is an official NASA instalation, after all.
Janine: Does mum know you have a gun?
Rudi: No. And don’t you go telling her, either! Or else she might come and take it off me.
Glenn (explaining receiving stations to Janine): Imagine the earth as a basketball.
Mitch: This’ll be good.
Glenn: And on top of the basketball there’s… What’s the name of the thing you put the pump into?
Mitch: A hole.
Glenn: Yeah but it’s got a name… The valve! Imagine on top there’s a valve, and on the bottom there’s another valve and…
Mitch: You know, basketballs only have one valve, Glenn.
Glenn: Well, what’s something that has two valves?
Glenn: It’s gotta be round.
Glenn: That doesn’t have valves!