Mars Awaits 2015 calendar
Mars Awaits! Each piece of artwork shows one step in the colonization of Mars, and depicts the bravery, excitement and joy there of.
I am a space and science fiction artist, and have been for all of my life. Star Trek, 2001, the 1969 Apollo moon landing, all sparked my interest in space and the future that might unfold. I was a charter member of The Planetary Society at the personal invitation of Dr. Carl Sagan when I was 15 years old.
My "Mars Awaits" calendar features 13 pieces of artwork that depict that future of exploration on Mars, some of the images were done for NASA. These beautiful images are sure to embiggen your life and whet your desire to explore. The calendar shows the moon phases and has certain special days marked with a blue star. Below are the images in each month of the calendar, the cover will be a surprise...
For over a decade I have been working with Dr. Chris McKay illustrating proposals for Mars and lunar missions. I'd like to share my work with you in this sharp looking calendar. My website, www.shrox.com contains a gallery of more images and animations that you are most welcome to peruse.
These images are digital paintings, my acquired disability has driven me to explore other mediums than traditional ones. I used to paint and draw, now with the computer it has kind of come full circle.
The calendar is laid out as a 12" x 24" wall display and will show twelve of my Mars artworks, one for each month, plus a new piece for the cover. It will be printed on quality coated paper, using "green printing" sources and methods. Here is a look at the layout of the calendar.
Risks and challenges
This project is press ready, that means once this meets it's goal, I make a phone call and the presses start printing!
I have the artwork laid out and it has been approved by the printer, the sample proofs from the printer have been approved by me.
The main possibility of delay is if a meteor or comet makes a direct impact on the printing center. Maybe I should start another Kickstarter project to build a armored shield for it...
All joking aside, the Mars calendar project is turn key ready, and will be delivered on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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