View Full Version : WIP.. no title.. a nebula

02-26-2014, 07:52 PM
playing around with this nebula.. they're tricky things to paint because they are all so different and sometimes intricate. I'm not great with intricacy in detail and get a little overwhelmed, but i've gotten this far with it. C&C welcome

02-26-2014, 08:29 PM
Great movement and power. A tribute to a grand creation.

Magdalena Ladwik
02-26-2014, 09:19 PM
It's so powerful Beegirl, you did a great job

02-26-2014, 10:48 PM
Wait for it....wait for it....

Charlie's Mum
02-27-2014, 03:15 PM
Your colours are superb! Powerful work!

02-27-2014, 06:11 PM
This looks great,can't wait to see the finished piece.

02-27-2014, 06:41 PM
Well done...a very tricky subject I am sure! On my list, but not tried yet... :) Will you add stars?

chammi kaiser
02-28-2014, 05:16 AM
Wonderful powerful painting. Looks great as it is.

02-28-2014, 12:21 PM
Great start! That's something I want to to try someday.

02-28-2014, 09:27 PM
Thank you all :). lol at raymo.. you know what's coming next. I was able to have a friend babysit my wild one year old for a couple of hours today to get some work done during the daylight hours for once. Here is the result. Color is a little distorted from bad lighting so ignore the weird green light spots around the edges. Just a couple more things to add... ;)

03-01-2014, 12:29 AM
I am curious. Is that an imagined nebula or an actual one, perhaps based on NASA photograph?

It is very beautiful.

03-01-2014, 09:17 AM
Amazing! What size is it? I hope it is huge!

03-02-2014, 05:56 AM
Thanks. @ opainter: I did in fact reference an actual nebula photograph for this. However, because I'm still very much learning how to paint these tricky things I took a fair amount of artistic liberty with some of the details. I'll post the original.

@gaykir: Thank you :), unfortunately it's only a little guy, just a 12x12, but as I said I'm still learning how to paint space scapes and nebula are particularly tricky.. mostly I just get overwhelmed with all of their intricacies, but once I feel that I've found the secret or technique that works well I'm going to keep going bigger. :)

For the time being, I've decided to let it remain unfinished.. sometimes I just like to lay out a bunch of backdrops and sit on them for a while before finishing up.