He's taken his fish pills and he's put his helmet on. Boy does he look excited to be floating around in the vast unknown of space! Yet, he'd be even MORE excited to be drifting around on your walls at home. Tom would be right as rain if he were cruising on your nursery wall, kicking it in the kitchen or even bumbling around in your bathroom.
Here's a small process of how Major Tom came to be.
I always start with a small sketch in my trusty sketchbook!
Sometiimes, that sketch is refined into a digital mockup so I can test colors and whatnot...
The drawing is then transferred to birch plywood and cut out carefully with a jigsaw.
After being sanded and primed (in this case with clear primer), the paint begins. I guess I wanted to start with the cutest part first this time!
More refining and painting. Russian cosmonaut style!!!
Pop them peepers!
Buttons and gadgets because....buttons and gadgets.