Neil deGrasse Tyson
I need to work on this dry brush technique, but I kinda like how this came out. I don’t often do portraits. Ink, gel pen on cheap watercolor paper.
Forever grateful— The highlight of my childhood.
"There’s something about the cosmic perspective, which for some people is enlightening and for other people it’s terrifying. For those who are terrified by it, they’re here on earth and they have a certain self-identity, and then they learn that earth is tiny and we’re in this void of interplanetary space and then there’s a star that we call the Sun and that’s kind of average and there’s a hundred billion other stars in a galaxy. And our galaxy, the Milky Way, is one of 50 or 100 billion other galaxies in the universe. And with every step, every window that modern astrophysics has opened to our mind, the person who wants to feel like they’re the center of everything ends up shrinking. And for some people they might even find it depressing, I assert that if you were depressed after learning and being exposed to the perspective, you started your day with an unjustifiably large ego. You thought more highly of yourself than in fact the circumstances deserved."
Just a doodle of some guys who I think are cool.
|—||Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos (via thedragoninmygarage)|
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