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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Premium Member Tim Barton25/Male/United States Group :iconspace-facts: SPACE-FACTS
All about OUTER-SPACE!
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Tim Barton
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
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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. My own story is one of escaping from ignorance into rationality. I used to believe the universe was only 6,000 years old.
Lied to, and manipulated by preachers, I went about my vague existence without knowing what wonders were denied me.

Eventually, through the patient and polite efforts of famous promoters of reason and rationality, such as Richard Dawkins and Carl Sagan, I started to feel the vast enlightened joy of actually understanding things in the universe. It turns out, all you need is internet access and an insatiable lust for knowledge.

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.

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The Cosmic Sparks
Audentiae by cosmicsparkFrom Nothing by cosmicspark
Endurance by cosmicsparkThe Sunset Nebula by cosmicspark
I'm Amazed by cosmicsparkChromataclysm by cosmicspark
Tears of Ithaca by cosmicsparkStructures of the Universe by cosmicspark

I am available for commission. I created a giant Atheist symbol as a nebula, what if I were to turn your symbol of choice into a painting for your wall? Wow, or even your name! Damn that would be badass.

Nebula Painting written tutorial with time-lapse video:

Short nebula detailing video:

How many hours per week do you spend making art? 

29 deviants said 1-2 - I work on it occasionally
25 deviants said 3-4 - I have moderate schedule
11 deviants said 0 - not an artist
11 deviants said 8-12 - I make a lot of art!
11 deviants said 13-20 - This is what I do baby!
9 deviants said 5-7 - I have good time management!
7 deviants said 21-40 - I have no life, I need an intervention, but I am probably a mad genius.
6 deviants said 41-168 - I\'ll sleep when I\'m dead.


Rose Nebula by cosmicspark
Rose Nebula
When we look into the cosmos we realize how insignificant our existence really is.  It takes a lot of ego to look out at this enormous universe and believe that you are in any way important to it.  Furthermore, those who believe the universe was created for their own single species of primate to live in may have such inflated egos that even the universe is dwarfed by its size.
- Me

Hello awesome fans!

Hope you enjoy this, my latest painting.
Took about eight hours to paint.  Lots of subtle details :)  Can you find the planets?

Big fan?  You can support my artwork here:
This piece was supported by the following Patrons: Amorette Kwan, Michael Gerrior, Claire Leng, Morella Montressor

Other great works
Solar Driftwood by cosmicsparkEndurance by cosmicsparkChromataclysm by cosmicspark
ChimeraArtz  - Viridis Example by cosmicspark
ChimeraArtz - Viridis Example
Another little edit of ChimeraArtz painting to show her a concept.

I added dust in the top left and darkened the nebula in the center to add depth.
Pulsar Records by cosmicspark
Pulsar Records
Recently did a commission for Yohan Bélanger's new record company, Pulsar Records.  It is going on the background of his site when it all gets up and running.  Enjoy!

The image depicts a neutron star with an accretion disk that looks sort of like audio pulses!  Let me know your thoughts.

Big fan?  You can support my artwork here:

Other Works:
Solar Driftwood by cosmicsparkAudentiae by cosmicsparkEndurance by cosmicsparkChromataclysm by cosmicspark


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res123 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Dear Cosmicspark, thank you for the Llama!
XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Thank you kind sir for the +fav :D
Eikcin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
To summarize how I feel about your work, WOW.  What do you primarily use to create these?  Do you ever use paint on canvas?  If you do and I just haven't found it, I would love to buy your work! Aww Dendo aww 
cosmicspark Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, Nick, for your encouraging comment :)
I do all my work in photoshop, painted by hand with a pen and tablet! 

Here are two videos that will answer a lot of your questions:……

Yes I sell physical prints.  Of all the possibilites available people seem to love the gallery wrapped canvas of Chromataclysm:…
It looks even better when it is in front of you.

Good luck and btw I just lowered the prices by $15. :D
Scrivener-of-Light Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!
BrandonBlackBone Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama mate your work really inspires me
cosmicspark Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to be of service :)
Butterfly-on-flower Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student
Than you for the llama!!!Mio (Scared) [V2] Mio (Scared) [V2] 
Eminny Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG thank you very much for the llama it means a lot to me coming from someone so talented like u!!!
ghost-bite Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Llama Kawaii Bonnie Cute Chat Icon 
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