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Tim Barton
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hi I'm Tim Barton, welcome to my artist profile.
I am a bridge engineer working for Houston-based LJA Engineering Inc. In my plentiful free time I create artwork with a particular devotion to the infinite beauty of outer space.

I work on commissions frequently, creating artwork for websites, video games, and novels. If you would like to commission my services you can message me through a Deviant Art note (you will need to register first), or simply send me an email at My clients have been extremely pleased with my work and most of my clients hire me repeatably for various projects.

I am an active member of Houston Oasis, a secular community where humanists from all over the city gather weekly, and I have dedicated my life to promoting reason and inspiring awe of the universe with my artwork.

I'm a Patreon Creator! Support me on patreon and gain access to high resolution paintings, get an easter egg placed somewhere in a painting, or even automatically get a print of works sent straight to you.
Visit the link to see my page:…

Popular Artwork:
Amphitheatre of True Glory by cosmicsparkAmber of the Void by cosmicsparkFireborn by cosmicspark
Attack on Hephaestus by cosmicsparkLove Wins by cosmicsparkVolcano by cosmicspark
Audentiae by cosmicsparkFrom Nothing by cosmicsparkSolar Driftwood by cosmicspark
Endurance by cosmicsparkThe Sunset Nebula by cosmicsparkAdagio for a Romance by cosmicspark
Chromataclysm by cosmicsparkRose Nebula by cosmicsparkPyre by cosmicspark
Behold by cosmicsparkJade by cosmicsparkTaj Jabbar by cosmicspark

Nebula Painting written tutorial with time-lapse video:

Short nebula detailing video:

The idea of me giving personal nebula painting lessons using remote connection to a student's computer is: 

53 deviants said A good idea, for a small price, maybe $20/hr?
50 deviants said Meh, An interesting idea for others, but not for me
35 deviants said A great idea, but you should charge a lot for this since your pretty good, maybe $30/hr?
34 deviants said An ok idea, but maybe only as a patreon reward, contest prize, or for friends, it's not going to be sustainable
15 deviants said Shutup and take my money! I'm writing you an email now, lets do this.
7 deviants said Terrible, give up now


Emerald Surf by cosmicspark
Emerald Surf
Space is big.  You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.  I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts in space.
- Douglas Adams

Hello and thanks for viewing.
If interested for more, purchase the digital download and see the painting in double the resolution (3000x3000).

Prints are also available.

Check out these other great works:
Behold 2 by cosmicsparkCrystal Legacy by cosmicsparkThe Star Factory by cosmicsparkPhantoms by cosmicspark
Behold 2 by cosmicspark
Behold 2
I tried so hard to think of a cool name, but eventually I gave up and just stuck with the temporary name I had on the file: Behold 2. 
Because it looks very similar to my previous painting Behold:
Behold by cosmicspark

This was painted in Photoshop from scratch using my Wacom Intuous Pro tablet. 
Please support me on Patreon!
Supporters get the high resolution images sent directly to them after a painting is released (also wallpaper pack).  Alternately you can get the premium download here on Deviant Art!

Entry for the ThumbHub chat Outer Space Contest

Check out these other cool works:
Crystal Legacy by cosmicsparkAttack on Hephaestus by cosmicsparkRose Nebula by cosmicsparkFrom Nothing by cosmicspark
Shadow Star Nebula Concept (Commission) by cosmicspark
Shadow Star Nebula Concept (Commission)
Hi, I got permission to share this today.
Brandon Pittman from Radian-Helix Media ( hired me to paint a concept image for a game they are hoping to make.  He plans on creating this nebula in 3D so you as a player can fly around from star to star, and see the nebula move around you.

Its going to be so awesome!
Nebula Stock 6 by cosmicspark
Nebula Stock 6
Free stock for anyone to use.  Please link back to me cosmicspark

Click the download buttom for the full 4000x4000 image.

If you would like the PSD file download it here:
Nebula Stock 6 PSD
The Crucible by cosmicspark
The Crucible
“I worry that, especially as the Millennium edges nearer, pseudoscience and superstition will seem year by year more tempting, the siren song of unreason more sonorous and attractive. Where have we heard it before? Whenever our ethnic or national prejudices are aroused, in times of scarcity, during challenges to national self-esteem or nerve, when we agonize about our diminished cosmic place and purpose, or when fanaticism is bubbling up around us - then, habits of thought familiar from ages past reach for the controls.

The candle flame gutters. Its little pool of light trembles. Darkness gathers. The demons begin to stir.”
- Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Did you know I have a Patreon page?  To support my work, make pledge for each painting I create!
A special thanks to Elydril for making a nice contribution on Patreon!

The Digital Download includes:
1.  High resolution artwork of this painting! (4500x3000 size, very detailed)
2.  A wallpaper pack fitting various screen sizes.

Also check out the prints!

Check out these other cool paintings:
Amphitheatre of True Glory by cosmicsparkPhantoms by cosmicsparkThe Star Factory by cosmicspark
Spires by cosmicsparkThe Vault by cosmicsparkFireborn by cosmicspark


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9king Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
incredible work! Have two "hall of fames"!
ashley-eli Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I used one of your stocks here. Thank you!
kesbet Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember reading popular science books with amazing art, and wondering - how did they done it? I looked at those art pieces watching like real pictures of the Universe, and dreamed about seeing them on my own eyes one day. Well, it didn't happen, and I've learned they were paintings, but your pieces resembles me the old dreams about space I used to have.
Dreadlum Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sir, i struggle with pens and pencils to create images that capture the infinite beauty of the starry skies. Its hard finding good art for reference or inspiration, but of all that ive seen? yours is by far the most breath taking i've ever laid eyes on. Thank you for your hard work
Starkiteckt Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He is a cosmic juggernaut! Might I recommend using a mouse and the smudge tool (Photoshop)? I've been doing that for years and its worked fairly well for me.
Dreadlum Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
hm never considered using the mouse. i'll try that thanks ^w^
Gold-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sensational creation of space👍🌞
Preettisen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
beautiiful work!
KPEKEP Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Hello Tim :w00t:
Used your nebula for some fractal mix in here Tumultuous space
Thank you :hug: s
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