Friday, February 23, 2007

Illustration Friday: Gravity

Alioth's Star

Alioth's Star detail

I just finished this image, Alioth's Star, for Illustration Friday's word this week, gravity.

Originally I named this piece, My Own Place, but decided to change it to Alioth's Star since that is the name of the star about to be plucked from the sky within the Big Dipper.

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The Big Dipper (or Plough, the British name) is a small star group within the Ursa Major or The Big Bear. The names of the stars in the Big Dipper are: Alkaid, Mizar, Alioth, Megrez, Phecda, Merak, and Dubhe.

2 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow, I missed this one. It's electric!! A really interesting take on the topic. Great original idea.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Excellent illustration and thanks for the naming of the stars!