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Artist Joshua Kemble presents an alternate theory to the origins of our solar system... now why didn't we think of this sooner?!
Tell us about this design:
Everyone has their versions of origin theory, and I figured the most likely origin, or at least a theory that would hold up next to most out there, is that the universe came out of a giant magicians hat. Problem solved.
What was your process for this design? There seem to be an interesting
combination of techniques, from halftones to spatters!
Lets see... I started by inking the planets and top hat with a brush on bristol board, using the brush to do the inking and feathering (I'm an absolute nerd for feathering). Then I took a toothbrush, dipped it in ink, and used that to create a nice spatter effect for the stars, which I then painted over in photoshop. I then colored the image in photoshop, painting over the star splatters using color holds, then used halftones to create oranges, and greens. It was really fun to work on.
Do you know any magic tricks?
I wish I could remember the many I used to know as a kid. I was once able to do lots of rope tricks where you'd like cut a rope, then tie the two cut ends into a knot, then slip off the knot, and it would magically be a solid piece of rope again. I was pretty obsessed with magic tricks as a kid, and would go obsessively to magic stores to pick up books and kits. Now, my only seeming magic tricks are mainly pulling some snazzy tricks on photoshop or with a brush :)
What's an unusual skill you have?
What's your favorite planet?
Pluto. That's right. It's a planet.