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Tim Barton
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Skybox for E6: Diaspora
Player 1 Artwork Commission
Illustrations for Tendermint Inc.
Church of Ascension Website Background Commission
Skybox for Commission
Planets of Starpoint Gemini Warlords
Chinchare Skybox (Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2)
Eidolon Skybox (Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2)
Scarus Skybox (Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2)
Belis Corona Skybox (Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2)
Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
  • United States
  • Deviant for 14 years
  • He / Him
My Bio
Hi I'm Tim Barton, welcome to my artist profile.
I am a professional engineer designing bridges across Texas. In my free time I create space artwork.

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 My clients have been extremely pleased with my work and most of my clients hire me repeatably for various projects.

Art Tutorials:
Nebula Painting written tutorial for Project Educate:…

Nebula Painting written tutorial with time-lapse video:

Short nebula detailing video:
Working on video game art
Hey everyone, in about two months everyone should be able to see the awesome backgrounds I'm doing for an upcoming indie video game.  The game is called Particle Fleet: Emergence and I myself am a fan of the creator's last game Creeper world 3: Arc Eternal After playing through it I contacted him and asked if he would like my services on his upcoming game, and he happily agreed. So I'm doing dozens of space backgrounds.  Once the game is released I will be able to share them. :) Cant wait to show them off, you're gonna love them! Also, possibly getting an additional offer from a game studio doing
Nebula Painting Tutorial
Trying to explain nebula painting is like trying to explain how to engineer a bridge (my other profession).  If I start at the very basics we'll all die of boredom before we get a beautiful picture. This is an art tutorial, so I will favor pictures over words. So, lets start with a crucial idea: The basis of realistic nebula painting is shape randomness. I have found that my best nebula are those that I didn't plan at all, they emerged from me haphazardly spraying with a brush and then I picked out some cool shapes. So lets begin: Step 1: Background Stars The creation of stars is outside the scope of this tutorial.  My method is to use a c
New Video of Parallax Backgrounds
Check this out: 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.


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MidgetzRock13Hobbyist General Artist
What had happened to the Hydra nebula picture? You have it featured under your other creature nebula's but no longer exists on it's own?

Your art work is absolutely amazing. You have many of my favourite pieces of art and the best i have ever seen.

AngelOfNopeHobbyist General Artist
Ey, happy birthday! 
Erik-the-OkapiHobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!
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ERA7Professional Digital Artist
Party Party Party PartyHappy Birthday! Party Party Party Party 

I am a dummy! La la la la :happybounce: Woohooooo! Dance! :squee: :happybounce: PARTY HARD :party: 
Happy birthday~ ! :hug: :D :cake:
Have a nice day~ :aww: