I am a HUGE fan of movies in general, and sci fi movies in specific. Not so much the current ones, but the classic movies from the 1950's back before anyone knew how space travel worked, what planets would really look like, and what kind of creatures we would find if we ever made it there.
The only limit to those movies was imagination... and budget... and rudimentary special effects.
But the BEST part of those movies was that when you saw an alien, you immediately knew it was up to no good!
My artistic process almost always involves drawing a circle, then adding a rectangle (usually the body) and then trying to draw something great that goes horribly wrong, and then trying to make the best of the bad lines I've drawn.
That's what led to this picture.
But in my version, instead of a handsome, stalwart astronaut and an evil, menacing monster I switched it up. What if the astronaut was suspect and the aliens were actually really loving and kind and just wanted to make a new friend?
And much like those 50's sci fi movies that I loved so much, I had to include an antenna on the space suit, a rocket ship with impossibly sharp fins that are totally impractical for landing on alien landscapes, and an alien with tentacles.
I hope you like it!
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