Illuminated Tweets of Elon Musk is a selection of illustrated statements tweeted by Elon Musk. Gonzo visual editorial journalism. The final output of the illustrations will be a printed coloring book. You can support me on Patreon HERE.
"Finishing off the plan while listening to the soundtrack from Gatsby. Seems appropriate..."
"Jupiter is big"
"I love Twitter"
"Oh btw I'm building a cyborg dragon"
"La la la"
"SpaceX propulsion just achieved first firing of the Raptor interplanetary transport engine"
"Sure feels weird to find myself defending the robots"
"Printed on the circuit board of a car in deep space"
"BFR will take you anywhere on Earth in less than 60 mins"
"Apparently, some customs agencies are saying they won't allow shipment of anything called a "Flamethrower". To solve this, we are renaming it "Not a Flamethrower"."
"Rainbows, unicorns and electric cars"
"Over the entrance of @OpenAI"
"Why Falcon Heavy & Starman?..."
“…Life cannot just be about solving one sad problem after another. There need to be things that inspire you, that make you glad to wake up in the morning and be part of humanity. That is why we did it. We did it for you."
"Good Forbes article on Tesla/SolarCity merger"
"7000 cars, 7 days <3 Tesla Team <3"
"Live view of Starman"
"Falcon 9 boost stage on droneship Just Read the Instructions"
"The race between Gary, our pet snail who lives in a pineapple, and Godot, our tunnel boring machine, begins soon!"
"If heat death of the universe is the destination, it really is all about the journey"
"Falcon 9 launches Iridium to orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base"
"Catching rocket fairings falling from space has proven tricky, so we made the net really big"
"According to experts, Hyperloop is both obvious and impossible. Maybe pick one or the other?"
"Mars sky is the opposite of Earth. Blue sunrise and sunset. Red during the day."
"Gigafactory in units of hamster"
"SpaceX will try to bring rocket upper stage back from orbital velocity using a giant party balloon"
"Falcon has landed"
"Tesla exists to help reduce risk of catastrophic climate change, which affects all species on Earth. Even if your faith in humanity is faltering, this is worth caring about. Support makes a difference. Thank you."
"It is time to create a mecha"
"Join our underground movement!"
"All parameters in a simulation are necessarily quantized"
"The new Roadster will actually do something like this"
"Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas launch site. This is an actual picture, not a rendering."
"Make the Mars Technocracy real"
"Of course I still love you"
"Putting together SpaceX rocket blooper reel. We messed up a lot before it finally worked, but there's some epic explosion footage..."
"And now ... we dance!"
"Just between us, I have a teleportation stargate to the Andromeda galaxy. It's amazing."
"Engineering is true magic"
"The Falcons have landed"
"Yusaku will be bringing 8 (brave) artists & cultural figures with him around the moon."
"Long Neuralink piece coming out on @waitbutwhy in about a week. Difficult to dedicate the time, but existential risk is too high not to."
“New Boring Company merch coming soon. Lifesize LEGO-like interlocking bricks made from tunneling rock that you can use to create sculptures & buildings. Rated for California seismic loads, so super strong, but bored in the middle, like an aircraft wing spar, so not heavy.”
"Ms. Tree caught the Falcon fairing!!"
"Today's Falcon launch carries 2 SpaceX test satellites for global broadband. If successful, Starlink constellation will serve least served."
"The @Space_Station is moving at ~25 times the speed of sound & orbits the Earth every 90 minutes"
"Starships on Mars"
"Starship on the moon"
Front cover illustration
From the "Engineering is true magic" coloring page
Doctor Who: "Divide and Kiss"
A rendering of the Ninth Doctor's regeneration cause.
detail, Rose Tyler (Billie Piper)
detail, 9th Doctor & Rose Tyler (Christopher Eccleston & Billie Piper)
Inks by me. Pencils by various artists listed below.
Ink over Paulo Siqueira pencils
Inking demo; non-commercial use. Much thanks to Paulo for providing sample pencils on Deviant Art.
Inks over Brett Booth pencils.
Portfolio demo; non-commercial use. Brett Booth's pencils, found from various online galleries and Brett's blog. Thanks Brett!