Derby #249: Astronomy
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Astronomical Alchemy

Astronomical Alchemy
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ChaosDoctor07


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It's been a while since I've seen something of particular interest to me. I am very glad that I've returned to vote for this shirt. Very well done, indeed.

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lyonscc


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Thank you!

I already see I made a mistake on the Shirt-Comp file (that won't show up in the shirt). After purposely saying yesterday "This is AstroNOMY, not AstroLOGY" a dozen times, I typed the wrong title on the file, itself.

Please forgive me, as I DO know the difference...

bradalee


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Fairly sure i saw an image almost identical to this last night when i was looking around google images at pictures of stars.

Looks nice though.

lyonscc


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bradalee wrote:Fairly sure i saw an image almost identical to this last night when i was looking around google images at pictures of stars.

Looks nice though.


Thank you.

The background is all random (from a mathematical filter), and the foreground was all done from scratch, using Illustrator brushes and tools. The Golden Mean commonly shows up in nature pics (there was a derby that had it as part of the theme last year, too, I believe) in various forms. And the alchemy symbols were all pulled from my college days, where I was a member of a Chemistry fraternity and delved into alchemical history...

bradalee


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lyonscc wrote:Thank you.

The background is all random (from a mathematical filter), and the foreground was all done from scratch, using Illustrator brushes and tools. The Golden Mean commonly shows up in nature pics (there was a derby that had it as part of the theme last year, too, I believe) in various forms. And the alchemy symbols were all pulled from my college days, where I was a member of a Chemistry fraternity and delved into alchemical history...


Ah ok, that makes sense. I wasn't accusing you or anything, just thought i'd seen the foreground part before somewhere!

Got my vote though, i would buy this for sure :D

thePenrod


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I don't get it.

lyonscc


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thePenrod wrote:I don't get it.


Christian,

Alchemists frequently looked to the stars to solve their problems (most of the "elements" they worked with had stellar parallels - The sun (Sol) was associated with gold, Mars with Iron, Venus with Copper (out of which they made mirrors), the moon (Luna) with silver, etc.

Alchemists also noted the mathematical patterns seen in nature (a la The Golden Mean/Ratio), and created instruments to chart the stars to help them figure out how to turn base metals into gold, etc.

So, my shirt combines some of these (The stellar bodies with their alchemical symbols, arranged on the golden mean, charted over the stars)...

lyonscc


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bradalee wrote:Ah ok, that makes sense. I wasn't accusing you or anything, just thought i'd seen the foreground part before somewhere!

Got my vote though, i would buy this for sure :D


Thank you very much!

(I understand it's not an accusation - some folks around here just get touchy when unoriginal images are referenced in any way, so I was just making sure I didn't get unnecessary "tattles" for something nonexistent.)

starksre


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these symbols are in on my chem building. buying

wirdou


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great work! love the color scheme

kallinan


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What's the last symbol, at the very top?

rogue8402


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That's Pluto.

kingersoll7


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lyonscc wrote:Thank you.

The background is all random (from a mathematical filter), and the foreground was all done from scratch, using Illustrator brushes and tools. The Golden Mean commonly shows up in nature pics (there was a derby that had it as part of the theme last year, too, I believe) in various forms. And the alchemy symbols were all pulled from my college days, where I was a member of a Chemistry fraternity and delved into alchemical history...


This is amazing! I think I was in that same chemistry group in college. We also memorized the alchemical symbols and their meanings. This absolutely has my vote. Fingers crossed!

sinner3k


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Voted because there's so much good stuff going on, but mainly for including Pluto. Haters gonna hate, but I love our little ice block mini-system on the outskirts.

iorekbyrnison


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Is it bad that I like this shirt because when I see the planetary symbol I always think of SailorMoon?

stephenlynx


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LOVE This! However, wish the entire image was rotated 180 degrees - putting pluto below & the main spiral over the wearer's chest. just sayin'

gwenleif


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Oh my! As an astronomer and a lover of color, you got this spot-on! Hoping it wins... do want!!

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