OMG, keep the cat out of here. Yes, the fishy looking supernova is finally done. I will be posting it to my deviantart page if anyone wants a print. Your support would be super.
I have finally put some quality time into this painting and am nearing completion. As you can see I have added a lot to the background and played with the intensities of the main nebula, at this point there are nine layers to track. Some for the background stars, some for the hazes, and one just to tone down the background star haze. I push my limits with every new project I approach. This image has been no different, hope you like the results?
This is a picture I created way back in junior high school, which of course dates my age, but it is a unique piece of my artwork since it is the only one done in this style. If you look closely, you will see that it was made with only vertical lines of color as per the teachers instructions. I hope to try something new soon just to see what I can do with the technique now.
I just wanted to pass on that since I closed my Patreon page, I am in the process of opening up my artwork on deviantart to allow for the purchase of prints again. This is an easy way for me to get product into your hands because the website does all the printing and pays me a percentage on every sale. So, if you would like to support my artwork and get some unique prints for yourself or a friend, follow the link on the left of this page to my deviantart page.
Here is an update to the Star Cave painting I was working on with its new title of “Predatory Stars in the Depths of the Universe”. It was a surprise to me that this painting ended up going in this direction because I was only planning on playing with improving my nebula designs as an easy exercise. However, after working with the lower left portion of the nebula, I noticed that it reminded me of the jaws of an angler fish. Even more surprising, I had intended some time ago to work on a project like this for my sister who is an ocean nut.
I was going to try making a nebula that looked like an underwater coral scene and maybe some other ones that look like ocean fish. That had not been my intention on this painting but the look sparked my imagination, so I dove in. I hope to make this much more detailed and the lure, which is the bright blue star, less obvious. I want people to see the nebula and drink it in without realizing the over all idea. That way they get an expanded sense of awe when they figure out the larger meaning.