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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Premium Member Tim Barton25/Male/United States Group :iconspace-facts: SPACE-FACTS
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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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Endurance by cosmicsparkThe Sunset Nebula by cosmicspark
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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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How many hours per week do you spend making art? 

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25 deviants said 3-4 - I have moderate schedule
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9 deviants said 13-20 - This is what I do baby!
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8 deviants said 5-7 - I have good time management!
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7 deviants said 8-12 - I make a lot of art!
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6 deviants said 21-40 - I have no life, I need an intervention, but I am probably a mad genius.
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6 deviants said 41-168 - I\'ll sleep when I\'m dead.

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Ignore the star rating, its not meant to mean anything.

I love your stars, they are nice and glowy! For some reason white stars like these always seem to look better than my own colored stars :P.

As for the planets, I have the following recommendations (merely my own style):
Add an inner glow layer on the top side of the planet (preferably don't use the photoshop blending modes, do it manually in whatever way you are comfortable).

Fade out the outer glow on the the sides until it is invisible on the bottom side of the planet. So basically as the planet gets darker, so too the outer glow should fade out.

When doing smaller planets I like to just copy my big planet and size it down, saves a lot of time! Then you can edit it as needed.
The planet texture is good but I think it would look even better with more sharp highlights. Imagine the light striking snow topped mountains. If you the video I did for you I add some sharp bright highlights on the planet.

Finally, to fade the planet into the background (make it look further away). Simply grab a color from the background and paint on top of the planet to add "haze". So instead of the darkest point on the planet being black, it will be a pale blue (similar to the color of the background). The more haze you add the further it will look away. Experiment!

Good luck Chimera! Keep up the great work. I'd like to see an edited version of this one taking into account these comments, and see what you get!
ChimeraArtz DA Youtube Banner by cosmicspark
ChimeraArtz DA Youtube Banner
www.youtube.com/watch?v=MABs_G…

ChimeraArtz

 is an artist trying to make her way into space art.  To show her my style (which by no means is perfect), I painted over one of her paintings (she gave me the PSD file).

I recorded it and you can watch it at 300% speed.

I tried to add some contrast to the image by adding an orange star in the top right, it looks more like the nebula is on fire!
Full view of the comparison:
 Nebula Painting Demonstration for ChimeraArtz by cosmicspark
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Nebula Painting Demonstration for ChimeraArtz by cosmicspark
Nebula Painting Demonstration for ChimeraArtz

ChimeraArtz

 is an artist trying to make her way into space art.  To show her my style (which by no means is perfect), I painted over one of her paintings (she gave me the PSD file).

I also recorded it and you can watch it at 300% speed here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=MABs_G…

I tried to add some contrast to the image by adding an orange star in the top right, it looks more like the nebula is on fire!
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How many hours per week do you spend making art?
26%
25 deviants said 1-2 - I work on it occasionally
26%
25 deviants said 3-4 - I have moderate schedule
11%
11 deviants said 0 - not an artist
9%
9 deviants said 13-20 - This is what I do baby!
8%
8 deviants said 5-7 - I have good time management!
7%
7 deviants said 8-12 - I make a lot of art!
6%
6 deviants said 21-40 - I have no life, I need an intervention, but I am probably a mad genius.
6%
6 deviants said 41-168 - I\'ll sleep when I\'m dead.

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BrandonBlackBone Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama mate your work really inspires me
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to be of service :)
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Butterfly-on-flower Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Than you for the llama!!!Mio (Scared) [V2] Mio (Scared) [V2] 
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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!!!
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ghost-bite Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Llama Kawaii Bonnie Cute Chat Icon 
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crazycupcakesOMQ Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama! your art is amazing!!!
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CelticKawaii Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Your artwork is amazing! I'm taking an astronomy class right now and it's so fascinating learning about the universe and what goes on outside our planet (and even inside!). I love your passion for the beauty of the universe. Keep up the good work!
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  I am glad you really like astronomy, check out this channel on youtube: www.youtube.com/user/SpaceRip

I am in love with all these space videos with their gorgeous graphics and music.  Keep looking up!
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abbeysonic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you kind human for the badge of a llama.
Impressive art skills, by the way :impressed: 
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MAGAngel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Llama badge :3
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