Harvest Moon

*bzzzzzzzt!* “Good morning, Copernicus and all spacecraft buzzing about the Earth! After the false start during the spring when unexpected carbon compounds were found on the previous asteroid, mining has officially begun for the first time on a second asteroid moved into orbit at L4! Being autumn in Earth’s northern hemisphere on top of that has proven as good a reason as any for Copernicus City to host its first annual harvest festival! If your moon-bound this week, check out displays and food stalls from harvest festivals the world over! I myself will be off find the nearest place with honeycakes, but first it’s Tycho Transmitter’s Trivia Time! Annoying Alliterative as Always!” *bzzzt* —— I wanted to try making a painting that looks like a very long focal length lens view of mining operations at the Earth-Moon L4 point. I ended up probably fudging the blur a bit considering the sheer distances involved, but keeping the scene clear was important too, so… eh? Originally it was just the ship and mid ground asteroid against the moon backdrop, but it didn’t draw the eye in well. So the foreground and the idea of a previous asteroid having mining stoped before it could start so biologists and geologists could scurry about a surprising find of carbon-flavored stuff was born. Maybe it’s the same pair that turn up at the Galilean moons later and they’re listening to the Tycho broadcast while working?

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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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