Psyche Inspired: Joshua Meyer

Institution: Saddleback College

Major: Spanish Linguistics

Psyche Inspired Class: 2022-2023

A Glimpse of the Metal World

Joshua Meyer

November 28th, 2022

Major: Spanish Linguistics

Genre/Medium: Digital Painting (Program: Procreate)

About the work: This piece showcases the initial excitement and inspiration that I felt when first learning about the Psyche mission, and the imagination that sparked because of it. I wanted to create an illustration of how Psyche might appear and showcase the asteroid’s cratered surface through the digital painting medium. I created this piece digitally using the program called Procreate. The process of creating it involved constructing several iterations of an initial sketch, then blocking in the shapes of the light and shadows, adding the color element to it, and finally further rendering anywhere that needed refining.

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Psyche vision

Joshua Meyer

January 27th, 2023

Major: Spanish Linguistics

Genre/Medium: Digital Painting / Procreate

About the work: This piece, which I’ve titled “Psyche Vision,” represents the drive and motivation being put into the Psyche mission, and keeping our eyes set on the ultimate goal. To represent this, I drew a human eye, using the color palette of the Psyche mission, and in the eye’s reflection the Psyche asteroid and orbiter are visible. I wanted to emphasize the connection between humans and our instinctive curiosity and drive, which is why I placed the asteroid in the position of the eye’s pupil. To create this piece, I used the Procreate application, where I drew a rough sketch of my composition. I then blocked out the parts that would be in shadow and the parts the would be in light. I wanted the right side of the image, the side to which the pupil is looking, to be illuminated with light to show how Psyche is a source of inspiration and motivation. I used the appropriate Psyche mission colors for the light and shadow, and finished the piece by adding highlights along various portions of the skin and the eye/asteroid.

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