Hey, those Easter Island heads had to be inspired by something, amirite? Dang, this drawing took forever. I just couldn't quit fiddling with it. Originally I wanted him to have an orange spacesuit, but it drew attention away from his head. I tried pretty much every possible color before finally giving up and just making it white. I need some kind of agent or editor who'll take drawings away from me to prevent me from picking at them until they're ruined.
If you look closely you may notice that his helmet was stolen from inspired by the ones in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Who the hell decided that's the way you spell "odyssey?" No wonder Americans are such awful spellers.
The Ancient Astronaut was drawn in Photoshop on the graphic tablet.
Here's the original sketchbook doodle of him.
And the more refined digital sketch I used for the finished piece.