Black Hole Study 2

I came across a simulated image of a black hole from 1979 by Jean-Pierre Luminet made with an early computer and India ink. It showed the accretion disk dimmed as it moved away from the viewer and brightened moving towards them. This result also happened in simulations made for Interstellar, and also showed blue and red shift for the disk. Here I’ve painted in Sketchbook Pro a view of a black hole that has already drawn a companion completely into the disk and is finishing up its meal. I’m not sure how dark and bright the disk would get really close to the event horizon, but I like this result of an almost invisibly red-shifted area spinning away and a brilliantly blue-shifted region giving local planets a last back in the light (along with frying in with higher-frequencies).

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Jett McIntyre Furr is an artist and graphic designer from Stanly County, North Carolina. His parents named him for aviation, and since an early age has had great interest in all things aviation and space related. Jett's primary training from college is in graphic design, but he also has experience with character design, digital paintings, 3D modeling, and video editing. He has previously worked as an intern and then volunteer at PBS affiliate WTVI Charlotte, and currently is available for freelance work, having done commissions mainly for individuals and a local game company. Lately, Jett has been applying what he has learned back to his love of space, and has a particular interest in the gas giants and exoplanets, using the digital brush to explore places and ideas that people have yet to explore themselves. Career-wise, Jett is looking to get into the animation industry and design characters and backgrounds for animated shows, and he is also looking into how to do illustration or other art and design work for space-related jobs. In joining the IAAA he hopes to learn from the experiences of community members and share what he learns in turn, and to possibly open up opportunities for professional work. Though most of all, he just wants to learn new things about space and be able to discuss it with artists around the world. There's always more to learn!

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