This drawing is another perspective experiment depicting a vast artificial structure in space over which a spacecraft is hovering. This drawing is a redrawing of “Horizon” with only one plane. The plane is situated so that we can see the lower edge receding into darkness below. The plane has a channel with three small portals of unknown purpose. However, the fact that the craft is situated directly above implies a significance to this detail. I resuse components from other drawings in new works and here the spacecraft is nearly identical to the one depicted in “Horizon” and “Inner Station”, with a few refinements. The “sky” is created by using the smallest possible pattern of cross-hatching. I used this technique in “Rendezvous” but in that drawing I made the mistake of first drawing a checkerboard framework for alignment of the line fill. This left a distinct undesirable artifact. In “Arrival” I avoided this problem by drawing the entire fill pattern freehand with no alignment grid.
Arrival is a 14″x17″ 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. 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.