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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: 

55 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
38 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
16 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
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
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
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


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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.
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👍🌞
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