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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:
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Short nebula detailing video:
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Amber of the Void by cosmicspark
Amber of the Void
Fields of amber tinted nebula are lit up by a star cluster hovering light years above.  Inside, a newly formed large blue star strips away gas from within the nebula, carving out a cavern beneath the amber landscape.  Many stars are formed in these bright, chaotic, and dusty cradles.

This painting is closely based on NGC6357
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Prints, and a digital download of a High Resolution version and wallpaper sizes are available.

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

Created for the Digitalist May Monthly Challenge: Sci-fi and Space

Other great works
Solar Driftwood by cosmicsparkChromataclysm by cosmicsparkRose Nebula by cosmicsparkBehold by cosmicspark
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Jade by cosmicspark
Jade
Jade represents beauty, grade, and purity.  The nebula resembles a dragon flying through the cosmos, probably a bit pissed for no legitimate reason! :D

I painted this to be used on a piece of origami I made for mother's day.
Check out the origami Jade Star below:

Origami Jade Star 1 by cosmicsparkOrigami Jade Star 2 by cosmicspark

If anyone is interested, I will create space art origami for them with a painting of their choice and send it to them.  I will need compensation of course :)

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Prints, and a digital download of a High Resolution version and wallpaper sizes are available.

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

Other works you may like:
Solar Driftwood by cosmicsparkEndurance by cosmicsparkChromataclysm by cosmicsparkBehold by cosmicspark
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Rose Nebula by cosmicspark
Rose Nebula
Resubmitting due to print problems with DA, also, a high res download is available for 50 points! (plus wallpapers sizes)

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?
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Prints, and a digital download is available with a high res file and wallpaper pack.

Big fan?  You can support my artwork here: www.patreon.com/cosmicspark
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 cosmicsparkBehold by cosmicspark
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Pyre by cosmicspark
Pyre
Depicted is the fictional Red Hypergiant named Pyre as it moves into a nebula, incinerating gas with its intense radiation.  Its size is such that if it were placed at the center of our solar system it would encompass the entire orbit of Jupiter.  Such mind blowing sizes are typical of Red Hypergiants, who are nearing the end of their life.  They stand on a knifes edge, burning fuel at unfathomable rates, approaching their ultimate end: a hypernova explosion and collapse into a black hole.

Painted in 3 hours with Adobe Photoshop and my trusty old Wacom Tablet

Created for the Digitalists monthly challenge.  Subject: Fire
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Prints, and a digital download is available with a high res file and wallpaper pack.

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

Other works:
Solar Driftwood by cosmicsparkEndurance by cosmicsparkChromataclysm by cosmicsparkRose Nebula by cosmicspark
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MhsmDK Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thank you for the Added to my devWatch! You have been a major inspiration for me, so this really means alot :squee: 
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can see you will be a great jedi one day my padawan.

:P :P :P
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MalsaraNightShadow Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Thank you so much for the Llama! :)
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xixuan Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Hey. I found one of your gallaxies floating around on internet awhile ago. Couldn't find who you were. Came upon your gallery here by pure chance.
Great works!
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drwhang Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
thanks for the llama!
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DarkBlueLeo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama! Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart) 
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Luana252 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the llama!!
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Sanagaz Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, thanks for the llama. :)
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snowdrago Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist
thanks for the llama!!!
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