What references did you use for how to depict them (e.g., perhaps you took or found photos of similar subjects)?

Create an art piece (examples attatched).

Here are just a few examples of “world types,” and features you might consider for themes or subjects in your art piece, with analogues in our Solar System you could use for references:
a “rocky” world:
one with an atmosphere? consider any of a number of locations on Earth (mountain ranges, deserts, etc.), or think of variations on Mars
without an atmosphere? find inspiration from Mercury, Earth’s Moon, or small moons or asteroids
an “icy” world:
for one with an atmosphere, look to polar regions on Earth (Arctic or Antarctica) or tundra, high Himalayan, Andean, Alpine, etc.; alternatively, add an atmosphere to…
icy worlds in our Solar System include many moons of the outer planets — Europa, Callisto, Enceladus, Miranda, Triton, Pluto/Charon, and comets
worlds with liquid on the surface:
Jupiter’s moon, Io — is very volcanically active, so lava flows are running here and there all over its surface
Saturn’s moon, Titan — with seas of liquid hydrocarbons (and where “water-ice is the rock” instead)
worlds with vast atmospheres:
or, any “gas giant”
look at volcanoes on Earth, or course — there are several different kinds
conditions on Venus can lend to unusual shapes of volcanic flows (like thick “pancake domes”)
Io’s sulfurous volcanoes lend to an array of bright colors in patches over its surface
some outer-planets’ moons have “cryo-volcanoes” — icy plumes spraying out to great heights above their surfaces
mountainous regions:
Earth’s mountains can be your guide, of course; however, there are plenty of variations on rocky forms, colors, sharpness, etc. — owing to rock composition and the processes by which the peaks or valleys formed and are eroded over time
craters are better preserved on worlds with fewer erosion processes at work (like air, seas, or land-mass movements), so you can look to Earth’s Moon, Mercury, Mars, or some moons of the outer planets like Callisto

After embedding an image of your work in a document, write a short (about one page / at least 300 words, single-spaced, 12-pt font) description of what your art piece aims to depict.

You should include:
a short “title”
(can be simply descriptive, just a few words to “set the scene” — or at least clearly tie your statement to the art piece submitted with it)
what medium/media were used
(e.g., paint, pastel, crayon, colored pencil, ink, mixed media, clay sculpture, digital painting, photo collage, 3-D model, etc.)
a moderately more in-depth explanation identifying the themes and subjects:
What are your central themes and subjects?
What references did you use for how to depict them (e.g., perhaps you took or found photos of similar subjects)? Consider references for shapes, sizes, and placement of objects, and colors. For example, if you took references photos yourself, or gathered images online of rocks, water, clouds, land forms, etc. that helped you figure out how some of your subjects should look — simply describe that processes in a few sentences (or give links or thumbnail image samples); it will help someone reviewing your work understand the background of it.
How has the material covered in the astronomy lessons of this course (so far) informed your attempt to depict a scientifically-plausible landscape for this world? Give a few examples.
Are there any way(s) in which you had to take some “artistic license” in the depiction (e.g., trying to picture something such as has never actually been seen before)?
If you were to return to add to the work or do it over in the future, what might you change — and why?

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