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Falcon 9 ¾ Test Flight

What is the story behind it?
Falcon 9 ¾ Test Flight

by JP SpaceCrew

July 20, 2018

This drawing is called "Falcon 9 ¾ Test Flight". I'm sure you recognized some of the features of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It is obviously an allegory to the construction of cardboard rocket by a child bright and intrepid. The name is also a kind of allusion to Harry Potter's platform 9 ¾ and the rocket he built in a cartoon-ish world...

The drawing was made by Nikita Solovyov, who is an independent Ukrainian illustrator and character designer of amazing talent! He currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal. He has worked on various creative projects for various advertising agencies and magazines around the world. In his illustrations, he focuses on the audience appreciating both the story, shown on a picture, and the technique applied to tell the story. He won several awards for his work at the Kiev International Advertising Festival between 2013 and 2016.
Nikita Solov
When Nikita was young, the other kids wanted to become astronauts. His dream was less dangerous however, he wanted to build rockets rather than fly them. Life has its twists and turns, and he has become what he is now, but he has definitely not forgotten his passion for space exploration and rocket construction. He insists that no guinea pig has ever been hurt in the process.

Let us know which persona you relate to:

  1. Did you or do you want to build rockets - Like the boy with the sticky-tape, the cutter and the lighter?
  2. Did you or do you want to be an astronaut? - Like the guinea pig
  3. Do you publish news / write blog articles for the world? - Like the girl up close to the action
  4. Do you take or publish photos / videos to the world? - Like the boy with the camera
  5. Did you or do you watch the action from a distance? - Like the boy in the tree

Please leave a comment below!

Here are drawing techniques from Nikita:

drawing technic


You can also consult his web-site Nikita Solovyov.


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