Image Copyright Estate of Edd Cartier
See? This is why I am inspired to become an illustrator of science fiction. Classic black and white illustrations like this one created by Edd Cartier and those of his contemporaries like Virgil Finlay and Frank R Paul. Please research their work if you are not familiar with them. I have found them to be very inspirational, even from a young age.
The above image I found located at the all things comic and science fiction blog io9.
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