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Samuel Gasc  • Moments & Memories •

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• Lunar Landscapes •

The Shore of the Ancient Sea

The expedition was fairly uncertain of what awaited them on the lunar surface below, if the terrain would be welcoming or even habitable in the long-term. Most early reconnaissance attempts had been foiled due to unfavorable weather patterns which had interfered with the signal relays between the aerial drones and their station overhead. In short, their working information on certain surface features was spotty, but time was a factor now more than ever. One delay after another, of either the bureaucratic or environmental variety, had prolonged the duration of what was intended to be a brief preliminary excursion to determine whether the moon in question would serve as an adequate staging point for further long-range missions. Certain criteria had to be met, and so at last, with their remaining supplies affording them only a single foray below, the small team ventured to the surface to make their final assessments.
Antiquated data from a much earlier ranging by a now long-disbanded troop of explorers indicated that their landing coordinates would place them right at the shore of an ancient sea which had once covered much of the moon's surface. Hopeful that moisture was still lurking below the ground, thus rendering the lunar body an acceptable staging point, they decided to make the one trip they could afford to this precise location and hope against hope that they found what they were looking for.
Light was breaking over the horizon as they made their approach. The landscape that greeted them was one that had not known water, much less the roiling and frothy motion of an expansive sea, for eons now... With bated breath, the team made one final low pass before coming to rest on an elevated portion which overlooked the cracked and arid topography of the ancient sea bed.

Sony a7ii | 50mm f/1.4

VSCO X | Kodak Portra 160

@samuelgasc_draws

Kicking off a brand-new account today dedicated only to my drawings, sketches, and illustrations! So if you enjoy the process videos I post from time-to-time here on my Story, go give it a follow for more views inside my sketchbook!

First up on my new account is a round of recent illustrations I made over the past week! I've neglected my Copic markers for a while, so after picking them up again over the weekend, I tried pushing myself to work with them a bit differently this go-around. My main goal was to build up volume and shape in the illustration without relying too heavily on hard lines, as is my common method of illustration. Ever the student, I always find it a fun challenge to try an unfamiliar approach, often fumbling and experimenting with it to see what I learn along the way.

Fun fact: This quick study will be making its way across the Atlantic and into Greece soon as a gift for my friend, @dimakk , whose likeness was used as the reference for this drawing! Not a day goes by that I'm not grateful for the many friendships and contacts I made with so many across the world during the Make Beautiful and @HipstaChallenge days. 😊 Many good memories and even better friendships!

Initial Layout | Staedtler HB

Color | Copic Sketch Markers

@samuelgasc_draws

Kicking off a brand-new account today dedicated only to my drawings, sketches, and illustrations! So if you enjoy the process videos I post from time-to-time here on my Story, go give it a follow for more views inside my sketchbook!

First up on my new account is a round of recent illustrations I made over the past week! I've neglected my Copic markers for a while, so after picking them up again over the weekend, I tried pushing myself to work with them a bit differently this go-around. My main goal was to build up volume and shape in the illustration without relying too heavily on hard lines, as is my common method of illustration. Ever the student, I always find it a fun challenge to try an unfamiliar approach, often fumbling and experimenting with it to see what I learn along the way.

Fun fact: I used to be terrified of introducing color into my illustrations! 😄 When I bought some Copic markers last year, I quickly realized what I had been missing for so many years!

Initial Layout | Staedtler HB

Color | Copic Sketch Markers

@samuelgasc_draws

Kicking off a brand-new account today dedicated only to my drawings, sketches, and illustrations! So if you enjoy the process videos I post from time-to-time here on my Story, go give it a follow for more views inside my sketchbook!

First up on my new account is a round of recent illustrations I made over the past week! I've neglected my Copic markers for a while, so after picking them up again over the weekend, I tried pushing myself to work with them a bit differently this go-around. My main goal was to build up volume and shape in the illustration without relying too heavily on hard lines, as is my common method of illustration. Ever the student, I always find it a fun challenge to try an unfamiliar approach, often fumbling and experimenting with it to see what I learn along the way.

Fun fact: I used to be terrified of introducing color to my illustrations! 😄 When I bought some Copic markers last year, I quickly realized what I had been missing for so many years!

Initial Layout | Staedtler HB

Color | Copic Sketch Markers

• Shifting Perspective •

There is beauty and goodness and wonder to be found at every turn, even when light is failing and the day grows dark, if we are simply willing to shift our perspective to see it.

Sony a7ii | 50mm f/1.4

VSCO X | Kodak Portra 800

• Shifting Perspective •

There is beauty and goodness and wonder to be found at every turn, even when light is failing and the day grows dark, if we are simply willing to shift our perspective to see it.

Sony a7ii | 50mm f/1.4

VSCO X | Kodak Portra 800

• Shifting Perspective •

There is beauty and goodness and wonder to be found at every turn, even when light is failing and the day grows dark, if we are simply willing to shift our perspective to see it.

Sony a7ii | 50mm f/1.4

VSCO X | Kodak Portra 800

• Reminiscing •

A submission for @streetphotographyinternational 's current theme of Action.

A quality of street photography that I continue to find fascinating is the room it leaves for interpretation in the realm of narrative. Through the simple frame and dynamic power of composition, interesting vignettes can quickly be crafted of characters unknown, of subjects unfamiliar, to surprising effect.

Sony a7ii | 135mm f/2.8

VSCO X | Kodak T-MAX 3200

• 67424 •

A submission for @streetphotographyinternational 's current theme of Action.

There is most certainly an anonymous quality to street photography. Passersby are simultaneously anyone and everyone, allowing the viewer to see themselves paradoxically as both the subject and the silent observer.

Sony a7ii | 135mm f/2.8

VSCO X | Kodak T-MAX 3200

• Fountain of Youth •

A submission for @streetphotographyinternational 's current theme of Action.

I had positioned myself by a series of fountains, intent on composing a scene showing jets of water frozen in motion, when this trio entered the frame. So much of photography, especially street photography, is at its essence a response to the scene, to the action as it unfolds, to light and motion and characters interacting in a myriad of unexpected ways.

Sony a7ii | 135mm f/2.8

VSCO X | Kodak T-MAX 3200

• LSU Photo Lab •

Quick trip down memory lane this afternoon, visiting @hipstagog in the LSU film lab while he made some of his final prints of the semester.

Sony a7ii | 50mm f/1.4

VSCO Film 05 | Agfa Vista 100+++

• LSU Photo Lab •

Quick trip down memory lane this afternoon, visiting @hipstagog in the LSU film lab while he made some of his final prints of the semester.

Sony a7ii | 50mm f/1.4

VSCO Film 05 | Agfa Vista 100+++

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