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'DISTANT REALM' by AstroBoy1 'DISTANT REALM' by AstroBoy1
"Distant Realm"
©2009 Michael C. Turner ~ Acrylic on stretched canvas
Galactic Visions Space Art

An active quasar galaxy is viewed from a stellar system of a companion “colliding” galaxy. A giant terrestrial class planet and its dwarf lunar sibling orbit a yellow main sequence star in the foreground companion galaxy. Mammoth black holes are cloaked within the dense nucleus of both galaxies and are the galactic powerhouses controlling the fate of myriad star systems within the two. Within a mere few million years, relatively brief in cosmological time, the two galaxies will complete their galactic marriage waltz, vastly altering both or likely creating one super galaxy. Many stellar systems will be destroyed; some will be spared, while new ones will be created from this galactic encounter. Such events reveal that the cosmos is indeed wonderfully mysterious and, like the legendary Phoenix, is in a perpetual state of creation, destruction, and rebirth.

May All Your Visions Be Galactic Visions ~ Michael C. Turner
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mariam-free-spirit Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
is it spray paint ?
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013

NO, it isn't spray paint art.  It is acrylic on stretched canvas using bristle brushes and glazes.

 

Regards,

 

Michael C. Turner

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RetroSushi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
I'm attempting to do a little bit of space art with paint myself, but the task has become overwhelming for me. I was browsing for ideas and yours was the best I found. :)
Was there a process for layering your colors? Did you just do a navy blue underpainting and do all the brights on top? Or did you just work light to dark?
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Greetings,

Thank you for the compliment. Actually, "Distant Realm" is an acrylic on stretched canvas. I only used Corel PhotoPaint-12 to adjsut the contrast and color to the original as the photograph was a bit off. Some of my other submissions were donedigitially using Corel PhotoPaint-12. I don't use layers. Essentially, I do digital art very much like I do traditional. In most of my space art I do the background and then paint over it. I wish you the best on developing your digital skills.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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RetroSushi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Oops, I should've clarified that I was talking about traditional media. I understand how to take on space art in the digital format, I just couldn't translate the technique to traditional media.

I'm thinking about using watercolor and gouache to get the nebula look, and then using white acrylic for the stars. Do you think that's a good way to approach this?
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Greetings,

That technique should work fine. Ecperiment with it and see how it works for you. Most of my traditional space art is created using only acrylic although I have used gels and glazes to create some of the atmospheric effects. I usually start with a black or very dark blue canvas I have previously painted when the scene is in space and then paint the various elements on top. With nebulae, galaxies, and other space phenomena, I use a drying retardent so I can blend the acrylic over a longer period of time. In my early paintings, I simply worked more quickly and blended the acrylic before it could set up. I still do this sometimes when I am not creating extreme. I hope this helps you.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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RetroSushi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Oh, the drying retardant makes sense. I almost forgot that I had some! I might resort to that if the watercolor and gouache doesn't work for me.
Thanks for your help, Michael. :)
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Greetings,

You are very welcome. I am glad I could be of some assistance. I wish you success on your next painting.

My best,
MIchael C. Turner
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StudioFeng Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Where you get those ideas from? Amazing!!
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Greetings,

Many of my "Galactic Visions" come from my interpretation of the wondrous marvels in the Universe. Although my paintings may look like fantasy, they are in fact based upon plausible scientific phenomena. Thank you for you comments.

Kind regards,
Michael C. Turner
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StudioFeng Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
:)
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161before Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
:+fav:
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Greetings,

I am pleased you like my newest painting, "Distant Realm."

Kind regards,
Michael C. Turner
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R-tistiC Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009   Filmographer
I just LOVE the colors in this piece, especially in the yellow galaxy. It has made it one of my favorites. I just can't say anything more to express how amazing this looks.
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Greetings,

I am very pleased you like this painting. Your kind, constructive comments, are always so very supportive.

My best,
Michael C. Turner
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nyabunny605 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I love the thought behind this piece. It makes it feel like it's actually happening right now in front of us.
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Greetings,

You are very insightful . . . Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I am pleased you like the painting as well as the narrative.

Kind regards,
Michael C. Turner
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