Impromptu First Contact

Impromptu First Contact

If we ever encounter another intelligent species, is there any guarantee that they will recognize us as intelligent too? Here, the 'sock puppet aliens' only seem to respond to something that looks like them, hence the impromptu use of a fellow officer's sock as a means of communication. It seems to be working!

This is one of my largest watercolors at 25" x 32". I was going to go for a more sedate or typical color scheme, but Talia really pushed me towards the weirdest of my color tests, the green and orange scheme. It definitely makes the image more alien-looking!

previous image close this window next image

Michael Dashow - 4676 Reinhardt Drive, Oakland, CA. USA
mdashow_at_michaeldashow.com - http://www.michaeldashow.com/illustration.html