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Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

"The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding.  Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home.  In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty.  And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise."  - Carl Sagan

A tutorial is available for the creation of this piece, plus a time-lapse video of the painting.
And don't forget to check out the Time-Lapse Video of its creation!…

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Image size
10800x7200px 75.37 MB
© 2014 - 2020 cosmicspark
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dimonx1's avatar
Really wonderfull work!La la la la 
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FrostAlexis's avatar
Urrrrrrrraaaaagggghhh! I just wanna fave ALL your stuff! 
LoZGamer316's avatar
I will never tire of space art
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Deckofficer's avatar
!!! OOOhhhh......
snaketailtales's avatar
Hey. this is really wonderful and since I have found mistakes on my own work I tought I should help and share,  too much square lightening effects for 1 pic,  and the ring of the main planet seems of, the lightening looks right and over all its stunning, i love it, peace <3
SnowInHades's avatar
Really beautiful.
vic-gomery's avatar
Your work is beautiful and inspiring .
Lanasy's avatar
This image blows my mind... The depth you created with the rings is fantastic!
BabyBunt's avatar
Beautiful piece.  Inspiration is inevitable with your imagery coupled with the fact that we now know there are: thirty-thousand quadrillion stars in the known universe.  That number alone is something that shakes me to my core to even postulate an understanding for.  30,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 is the numerical value; truly awe-inspiring.
Nazo-The-Unsolvable's avatar
What was the original size of this piece?
cosmicspark's avatar
I start almost every painting at 24 inches x 36 inches at 200 dpi resolution.  When I upgrade to an art supercomputer I will go much higher though :)
SirRunOn's avatar
I think I just found out what the view from the systems in this subsector looks like.

The downside is figuring out how to ask you if I can use it for a background piece.  I'm sure that's too good a work to allow other people to use it for free...

Crud... well on the upside I don't think I could find the image of a ship that would fit in there and be anywhere near that high quality...
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Sure, go ahead and use it, just give credit in the description and don't alter it or make it look bad :)

You have my permission to use any of my paintings for this non-commerical use.
AaronMk's avatar
New wallpaper for my rotator.
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IzzyGammaRae's avatar
Beauty. Pure beauty. 
LordAcoustico's avatar
I love this! To be honest though, I would have loved it more without the stars having that lens flair 'star' effect or whatever :/
MajorWraith's avatar
More than this the better.
замечательные облачные и световые работы ведь космос бывает и не пустым
Aikonni's avatar
Awesome piece
err...How long did it take?
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