Comet and Planet

Comet and Planet

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A  comet passing a planet, this is a dynamic scene with two perspectives of the same moment.

Thoughts

A “first steps” composition, this was an early experiment with using Illustrator CS2. The classroom assignment wasn’t anything in particular; just to make something reasonably involved with Illustrator.

The white of the top suggests the light surrounding the comet, the darkness of the bottom being the emptiness of space, and the position of the large and small pieces are deliberately placed for balance—all arranged as if they are revolving around the center point of the page.

Though comets don’t emit light I think the feeling “works” for this piece.