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February 29, 2016
Amphitheatre of True Glory by cosmicspark
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Amphitheatre of True Glory


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"The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena.  Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot."
"We have not been given the lead in the cosmic drama"
- Carl Sagan

Hello everyone, it is with the greatest pleasure that I present to you the "Amphitheatre of True Glory" (AKA the Mutated Jellyfish), a painting I have labored on for months.  It is the culmination of untold hours, perhaps as much as a hundred, spent painting and detailing this work.  It was based on the famous Pillars of Creation, a cloud formation in the Eagle Nebula. 

I have put special care into the digital download for this one. 
1.  It includes a high resolution image in which you can see every star, every cloud reflecting those stars, and the vast number of particle clouds that combine to form this vast nebula. 
Detail of Amphitheatre of True Glory by cosmicspark
2.  It has 7 different wallpapers, each cut from the full scale image, this demonstrates that this painting is really many paintings wrapped into one, a master image composed of several points of interest. 
Example of Amphitheatre of True Glory by cosmicspark
3.  It includes a 23 minute narrated painting demonstration video.  I explain the techniques I used to create the cloud effects and you can watch me paint one in real time.  I know my fellow artists will appreciate this inclusion, as well as non-artists who are curious of how this sort of art is done.
Animation of Amphitheatre of True Glory by cosmicspark
Image size
1650x1750px 2.73 MB
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