Vessel of the Quancing Grig

Vessel of the Quancing Grig is meant to be an enhancement and expansion of the ideas I explored in Craft. The new design is more streamlined and compact but is an almost identical copy of the central cockpit theme in “Craft”. The fine pitched background shading was an experiment to add contrast to the image. For this drawing I used a .25 mm Rapidograph pen and black India ink. The initial design was created using a pencil, compass, ruler and protractor. This drawing is a recent re-design of the original drawing “Craft”. This drawing is available in 8×10, 11×14, and 16×20 archival quality prints. The 16×20 print has the same dimensions as the original drawing, just printed on slightly larger paper.

Trivia question: Do you know what science fiction TV show the name of this drawing comes from?

Vessel 8x10Here are some close-up views with more detail:

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Craft

The machinery and technology of spacecraft and aeronautics are fascinating and provide imagery that I enjoy blending together into a symmetrical structure. Propulsion and navigation systems, gauges, instruments, riveted bulkheads, landing gear: these are all parts of a space vessel which is partially transparent to expose it’s interior. In the center is the cockpit and pressure hatches leading to the interior of the craft.

Craft is an early 14 X 17 pen and ink drawing, drawn using a .25 mm Rapidograph pen and black India ink. The initial design was created using a pencil, compass, ruler and protractor. After creating an initial drawing concept in pencil, I drew all of the detail with ink. All shapes are drawn completely freehand.

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Here are some close-ups of the drawing so you can study some of the detail.

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Crustacean

Crustacean is another in a series of asymmetrical mechanical drawings inspired by nineteenth century lithographs of industrial machinery. In this drawing are depictions of gears, pulleys, motors and drive belts, and random mechanical structures. The most basic design is intended to resemble a clock mechanism with pendulums and gears, but the drawing began to evolve into a quasi-living form. I began to think of the structure as a sea snail :the tractor tracks and suspension system are the foot of the snail, the searchlight and various related appendages are the antennae. Multiple layers link together to form an integrated mechanism.

Crustacean Steve Pitts drawing

 

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