Hi, I am Tim Barton, lover of science and the beauty of the cosmos. I started creating artwork when I was in high school and I was captured by the inescapable gravity of creating paintings of outer space using Photoshop. |
I create artwork for my personal collection as well as for novels, video games, and websites. If you would like to commission my services feel free to message me through a deviantart note (you will need to register first), or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, I am Tim Barton, lover of science and the beauty of the cosmos. I started creating artwork when I was in high school and I was captured by the inescapable gravity of creating paintings of outer space using Photoshop.
Today, 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 creating immense cosmic space scenes.
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The Cosmic Sparks
I am of course, available for commissions! I charge a per hourly rate and I can record the process if you request it.
Nebula Painting written tutorial with time-lapse video:
Short nebula detailing video:
Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the center of the galaxy. Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from Earth.
I wanted to create something more realistic for this one. Hope you like it
No high resolution digital download for this one. I uploaded maximum resolution because I painted it at 1920x1200.
The idea behind this piece was to create a space background you might see in a video game like Eve Online. I've been in such awe of Carl Edlund's nebulas he created for Eve, just WOW. It took about 3 hours of effort to create this, and it originally was very very dark. Later I realized I had set my monitor brightness far too high for whatever reason, when I got a headache later that night. So when I revisited the work I had to duplicate the base layer (all the nebula was painted on one "Linear Dodge" layer) twice, tripling the brightness. Like I do on all my pieces, the print file is even brighter, so that when printed it looks more vibrant and colorful.
Other Space Art: