Process of Making Interstellar

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Interstellar

In a previous post, I stated that The Odd One Out, now known as Interstellar, would make more sense when I completed it. Now that it’s done, I’ll leave it to you to decide whether this picture now makes more sense. In the video below, I show how I made this painting of a “teacup solar system”, so to speak.

But, why beverages in space? Well, the simple fact is that we really have no clue what’s out there in the universe. The universe is vast, and we’re just ants living in it. There could be all sorts of random stuff floating around in outer space that we haven’t seen yet. The stuff we do see like floating fireballs (stars) and “horse head nebulae” don’t really make sense to us. So, why not a teacup solar system?

Despite the absurdity of the universe, I’m able to appreciate its inherent beauty. If I see something that I find odd, I don’t try to understand it. I just appreciate the fact that it exists.

Part 1 – Dragon Fish

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Part 1 – Dragon Fish

Did you know that koi fish can sell for >$1 million in Japan? It’s not surprising. These are easily the most beautiful members of the carp family. Going by what I’ve read about ancient Japanese folklore, koi fish could transform into dragons, as evidenced by the “whiskers” on their faces.

Plus, they remind me of the beloved pet goldfish that I had in Kindergarten! Whether they’re sharks or koi, I’m a sucker for fish. Simply amazing creatures that come in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes, almost like underwater birds. A fish’s intelligence and cognition are very impressive, too.

Music Credit: Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio