Not an Engineer

Wow. I’m approaching 
two years since my last post! And
I’ve heard no complaints. 

Always nice to start things off with a haiku. About three years ago I decided to start writing about my love of the acoustic bass guitar and working my way through guitar builds. It made sense to leave the posts about drawings on other platforms where they would reach more people. I’ve reached dozens. 

Although I fully intend to get into the weeds with bass builds, I thought it was time to go back to the original intent of the blog: drawing. While my main site serves as an archive and promotion, Instagram offers a place for images to be lost in the algorithmic ether, the blog offers a chance to get a little more in depth with ideas.  

Through a confluence of experiences—nostalgia, Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, a desire to stop building bass guitars, and the surprise of finding a hobby shop still in existence—I decided to build a model. That got me thinking about space. Outer space to be more specific. It just so happens to be a pretty exciting time for outer space. The moon to be more specific. Americans have just landed an object on the moon for the first time in over 50 years in the IM-1 Moon Lander. That seemed like something worth drawing to me. 

Although I like to imagine it rests on the moon’s surface proudly, like the above illustration, It’s my understanding that it got a little hung up during the landing and looks a little more like this: 

But hey, if space were easy everyone’d be doing it. All instruments remain functional, although I would anticipate somewhat limited as a result of not being upright. However, I’m no engineer, so get your information from NASA.

UPDATE: Listening to today’s press conference, the IM-1 Moon Lander is at a 30° pitch. Not nearly as extreme as my quickly adjusted drawing.