Leanne Huang

astro, naut

Class of: 2022

Major: Communication Design BFA

Medium: Digital (Photoshop)

Faculty: Katerina Lanfranco

Prompt: The assignment was to create a drawing of an ethnographic group, which could be any group of people with a certain culture or habits. The piece also had to integrate digital and analog aspects.

Astronauts are a collective group, but are often thought of and seen as solitary. The setting is a space station, and the three astronauts are shown together and the body positions show that they kind of interact with each other and not just isolated. It feels large and empty, because I wanted to capture the loneliness of outer space even though they’re with each other. The gray, dim colors of the interior reflect this, opposed with the bright lights of earth on the outside the window. To integrate digital and analog, I created the initial drawing on paper and scanned it into photoshop to draw over.