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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:…

Nebula Painting written tutorial with time-lapse video:

Short nebula detailing video:


Hang In There - Skybox
I turned my painting "Hang In There" into a skybox.

It might take a bit to load since its a large file.
Use your mouse to look around!  Press shift to zoom in, ctrl to zoom out.  Your arrow keys also move the camera.

Original Painting:
Hang In There by cosmicspark
Hang In There
Hang in there everyone, everything is gonna be alright (it might take 4+ years though).

There's a high resolution file and wallpapers for $1 if you are interested.  The high res file is 4500x3000 so you can see a lot of juicy details.

Painted in about 10 hours over a week.

Check out these other paintings too:
Behold 2 by cosmicspark The Crucible by cosmicspark Crystal Legacy by cosmicspark The Star Factory by cosmicspark Phantoms 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
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


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GrowLegends Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't believe how you could draw all of that self taught.Great job man!!
fuzzypelt999 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you feel about the use of your stock offsite?

I've recently finished a photomanipulation using one of your works, and I'm interested in sharing it over on my pinterest page.

You have been properly credited of course: Chasing the stars
cosmicspark Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure, go ahead, it makes no difference to me.  Thanks for using it:)
fuzzypelt999 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is unlikely to happen as one of the stock owners hasn't been active since 2012 and her TOS requires me to personally ask before off site use but thank you!
9king Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
BTW, what's the best dream you've ever had?
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.
GrowLegends Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL!I have always thought how will people capture those images and only to realise they are actually paitings wonderfully made.
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