Just a silly little piece that take place on a future manned mission to Mars. I dashed it off to practice my oil painting. By Adam Townsend

“We thought you were sending Matt Damon…”

Just a silly little piece that take place on a future manned mission to Mars. I dashed it off to practice my oil painting. By Adam Townsend
Just a silly little piece that take place on a future manned mission to Mars. I dashed it off to practice my oil painting. By Adam Townsend

I did this silly little oil sketch based on a drawing I made in my sketchbook. It’s called “We Thought You Were Sending Matt Damon.”

I decided to paint it because I liked how the character turned out, and I liked the concept of martians receiving our radio, television and pop culture signals for the last 100 years and becoming vapid and celebrity-obsessed without our ever realizing it. Without realizing it, that is, until they start peppering the first human Mars explorers with questions about the Kardashians and Queen Bey…

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