The Watcher

by wootbot

Deeeeeep Focus

2nd Place in Derby #358: Perspective, with 174 votes!

If we were pedantic jerkwads, we'd snipe about how this many planets of this size so close together would inevitably wreak some kind of gravity havoc on each other, smashing this serene scene into asteroidlets, meteorettas, and other space junk.

If we were pompous dilettantes, we'd counter that this illustration is an exercise in composition, perspective, and symbolism whose power lies not in its mere documentation of scientific fact but in its expression of imagination.

If we were normal people, we'd just shut up and enjoy a really cool shirt.