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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.

Popular Artwork:
Amphitheatre of True Glory by cosmicsparkAmber of the Void by cosmicspark
Attack on Hephaestus by cosmicsparkLove Wins 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:

What is the most attractive thing I could include in addition to my high res digital downloads? 

23 deviants said Short video tutorial of how I made a part of the painting
19 deviants said Time lapse of the painting process
16 deviants said Resource pack of the stars used in the painting.
10 deviants said A PSD file of the painting so I can look at the layers! (resolution lowered for propriety's sake)


Volcano by cosmicspark
Look!  An epic molten space volcano!

I started painting this as a background for the video game I'm working on (Dominus Galaxia: ) but I didn't break it up into different layers and it was going to be way too bright so I figured I'd submit it as a personal work.  I was pretty impressed with the feel of it. 

The lighting was intended to be caused by the clusters of orange stars around the nebula, rather than a single bright light source.

It was all painted on one layer from the beginning.


For potential art collectors, Please contact me directly to discuss a signed and numbered print from my series.  Right now we are at 0/50 total prints sold.  As the number of prints sold increases I will be raising the price as the supply decreases.  If you contact me directly I will give a $15 discount to the price of the print.  I am only selling framed wrapped canvases though, because I feel it is the most gorgeous and highest quality way to present my art.  I am offering two sizes for this,
24x60 in (61x152 cm) - $300 USD ($185 if you buy directly from me)
30x60 in (76x152 cm) - $340 USD ($255 if you buy directly from me)
Email me at

Note that once I get to 50/50 prints sold.  NO NEW PRINTS WILL EVER BE SOLD.  This is a limited quantity product, and reproducing this artwork is strictly prohibited by copyright law, anyone found to be replicating my work can and will be subject to a DMCA takedown and or legal action if the case is serious enough.  Ok, but don't panic, its totally fine if you want to set this as your desktop background or share it on twitter, facebook, etc.  I encourage you to do this!

Check out these art pieces as well:
Kindling by cosmicsparkChromataclysm by cosmicsparkFrom Nothing by cosmicspark
Amphitheatre of True Glory by cosmicspark
To my girlfriend Claire Leng!
Hope this link works:…
Though I haven't released much in the last few months, I have done... (counting)... 12 paintings that you guys have not seen.  They are commissions and the clients have requested that I wait to post them until they publish their work. 

4 Pieces for a board game
5 Pieces for a novel trilogy
1 AMAZING piece I did for a podcast/website
2 Parallaxed backgrounds for a space video game (and more coming).

In the next few months they will start to be released, cant wait to show you guys.  The parallaxed BGs will blow your minds.  We are going to create a little "video game" widget for the web so you guys can move around inside the nebula and feel the 3d.
Aspen Mountain Panoramic by cosmicspark
Aspen Mountain Panoramic
Took this photo myself with an iPhone 5s.  Wow that's odd, somehow I ended up in the photo. Hmmm, I'll have to figure out how that happened.

In Aspen Colorado
Space Star Box by cosmicspark
Space Star Box
This is an interactive flash "skybox" which allows you to look around at the stars and nebula around you!  It might take some time to load but its worth it :)

I think this could be used in a space video game, but I would do a higher resolution version (this one was 9,000 pixels wide, next will be like 18,000).

Edit: Download now available for freeeee!  Try right clicking the download button and selecting "Save Link As"


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LickMyVoidStaff Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
Your galaxies man the fuck they look dope! Very nice workNuu 
layerZero Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work and tutorials have inspired me and helped me with my own nebula creation process. I cannot thank you enough for sharing your knowledge.
Galakemen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Your spacescapes are very beautiful and seemingly timeless. I love looking at them. Thank you for sharing!
cosmicspark Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm happy to share, hope you come back and visit my page often :)
zgrillo2004 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yo I like you work and im especially interested in the nebula pieces you did. is it possible that a tutorial will be up for how you done them besides the one you provided. I use a Wacom Intuos 3 Tablet
cosmicspark Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On my to-do list is to create another tutorial, but it will be no less than a month from now before its out.  I do have a trip to China for two weeks starting on Friday.  Do you think video tutorials are the best?
zgrillo2004 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea tutorial videos are good when you dealing with how exactly you paint the nebulas. like what kind of stroking motion you do
Hameed Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
So i went through your gallery and pointed out a few that seem to show up over-dark in dark areas, i saved them all and loaded them in to photoshop and there is clear difference in brightness there.

Something changed in chrome, and I had the exact same problem and (after googling the issue) had to go through and resave alot of my images without embedded colour profiles and then re-upload them all. In fact im still in the process of doing this as alot my wallpaper 'packs' still need fixing.
cosmicspark Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I downloaded chrome and there isn't any difference for me.  I'm confused X (
Hameed Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Here you go, i made you an example of the issue:
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