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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 timbarton411@yahoo.com. 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:
www.patreon.com/cosmicspark?u=…

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:
fav.me/d8azwar

Short nebula detailing video:
fav.me/d85bp63

The idea of me giving personal nebula painting lessons using remote connection to a student's computer is: 

27%
45 deviants said Meh, An interesting idea for others, but not for me
26%
43 deviants said A good idea, for a small price, maybe $20/hr?
17%
28 deviants said An ok idea, but maybe only as a patreon reward, contest prize, or for friends, it's not going to be sustainable
17%
28 deviants said A great idea, but you should charge a lot for this since your pretty good, maybe $30/hr?
8%
13 deviants said Shutup and take my money! I'm writing you an email now, lets do this.
4%
7 deviants said Terrible, give up now

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Nebula Stock 2 by cosmicspark
Nebula Stock 2
Free stock for anyone to use.  Please link back to me :D cosmicspark

Click the download buttom for the full 3600x2400 image.

If you would like the PSD file (complete with each layer intact) download it here:
Nebula Stock 2 by cosmicspark
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I did four backgrounds for an upcoming game Dominus Galaxia
It's a 4X space strategy game, basically Civilization in space, the creators are really cool guys who have been working on this full time for a year now.
They are planning on doing a kickstarter, I will post about it when they do it.  For now enjoy this artwork that will be back behind the main gameplay.
The Star Factory by cosmicspark
The Star Factory
The idea that we are alone in the universe seems to me, completely implausible and arrogant, considering the number of planets and stars that we know exist, it's extremely unlikely that we are the only form of evolved life.
-Professor Stephen Hawking
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Thank you all for your birthday wishes.  Here's a thank you painting. :)
I used custom brushes I made and also the excellent custom brush made by Ov3RMinD to get the overall shape of the clouds then I detailed it with the standard circle brush.  I hope you all like this style, leave your feedback and let me know if you think it looks more realistic than usual. 

My wife got me a Wacom Intuous Pro for my birthday!  www.wacom.com/en-dk/products/p…
Its so fancy wow, and it replaced my 10 year old ancient intuous.

Whenever I release a completed painting (not a sketch or commission) I submit it to my Patreon ( www.patreon.com/cosmicspark?ty… ) page and my most loving fans who have pledged money to me will award me with these pledges.  I'd like to thank Elydril and Claire Leng for supporting me on patreon!  My patrons get the distinct advantage of getting their mind blown by my high resolution artwork which I email to them automatically, and also access to the private video tutorials.  Alternately you can buy the digital downloads here on DA if you would prefer to pick and choose which artworks to support.

The Digital Download Includes:
1.  High resolution artwork of this painting! (3600x2400 size, detailed to the pixel)
2.  A wallpaper pack fitting various screen sizes.

Check out this video showing the progress of painting: youtu.be/7_1aEaNYlDM
This piece is my entry to the Distant Starfields contest.

Other great works:
Attack on Hephaestus by cosmicsparkAmphitheatre of True Glory by cosmicsparkFireborn by cosmicsparkKindling by cosmicsparkAmber of the Void by cosmicspark
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The idea of me giving personal nebula painting lessons using remote connection to a student's computer is:
27%
45 deviants said Meh, An interesting idea for others, but not for me
26%
43 deviants said A good idea, for a small price, maybe $20/hr?
17%
28 deviants said An ok idea, but maybe only as a patreon reward, contest prize, or for friends, it's not going to be sustainable
17%
28 deviants said A great idea, but you should charge a lot for this since your pretty good, maybe $30/hr?
8%
13 deviants said Shutup and take my money! I'm writing you an email now, lets do this.
4%
7 deviants said Terrible, give up now
Hello space fans!
www.amazon.com/Hunter-Discover…

:) I want to share with everyone some images that are inspiring my artwork right now as I prepare my piece for the Distant Starfields Contest.
 
Check these out:
Treasure Cove by ErikShoemakerSpace Background 3 by rich35211
And the eve online nebula by Carl Edlund:
evetravel.wordpress.com/visibl…

I am working on using more cloud textures and custom brushes in my work to create more natural, realistic shapes, as well as to increase the speed of my artwork creation.
Let me know what you think of this artwork!

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Bluenight01 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg! Thank you for the watch! I'm honored! Oops! Meow :3 
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Fantastikart Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Gallerie absolument merveilleuse . Waouuuuuuuuu !!! love avatar 
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matlev Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is incredible. I am trying to learn better techniques and I think that you're the guy I should look up to!
PS. I'm also and engineer ;)
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, you seem to be in about the same situation that I was in about 1.5 years ago.  I had made space art in the distant past but I came back and started again, and it takes some time to remember everything.  Keep working at it and if you stick with it you will be just as good or better than myself!  Its just a function of how much time you spend working on it.

I have a new tutorial coming out for space art week (may 5th) that you can check out. 
Also maybe you should enter into the Distant Starfields contest:
Space Art Contest: Distant StarfieldsWelcome to Space-Revived!
Distant Starfields is a brandnew space art contest for all members of our group Space-Revived.
The theme is as simple as it can get: Stars - create a beautiful space scene with a faraway starfield as its centerpiece. Everything else is completely up to your own imagination - you can include space stations, foreign worlds, bring destruction to planets, explode supernovae, or anything else that is related to space!
Using external resources is allowed, but we highly encourage you to create as much as you can from scratch. Check our tutorial folder for tips on how to create your own starfield.
Rules:
You must be a member of Space-Revived to participate. However, everyone is welcome to join!Submit your work to our distant starfields

Prizes include points and even core membership.
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matlev Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I just might do that! Thanks :)
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KPEKEP Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Did some fractal mix with your nebula - Far from us .
Thanks for free nebula :w00t: 
Alex .
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :D
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KPEKEP Featured By Owner Edited Apr 19, 2016
Thank you , Master !
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LucyRanelle Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Student General Artist
Hello, and happy happy birthday to youu~!^^
I´ve featured my favorite piece of your wonderful art here:

lucyranelle.deviantart.com/jou…

Have a great day :hug:
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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