Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Space Paintings of Pat Rawlings
Pat Rawlings is a wonderful artist - his paintings of space scenes have been used in countless studies by NASA and other organizations and have appeared in many books. His paintings for a NASA study called "To the Moon in 24 Hours" were also the inspiration for an excellent add-on for Orbiter by Ken Bolli (TTM24, example shown here, Orbiter above, Rawlings below). Andy McSorley's Virtualspaceflight.com has a gallery of images from the add-on as well as tutorials and links to other sites.
Pat Rawlings' web site has searchable galleries with hundreds of his paintings available for on-line viewing. There are also some animations.