Media used: Photoshop CS4 and Wacom Intuos3 Tablet
Time to create: 5 hours 45min
Constellation: Canis Major ("Great Dog") / Nebula: Thors Helmet (NGC 2359)
Sooo, since I've been doing cats in space paintings, I decided to take a stab at drawing dogs in space. I don't think I've ever drawn or painted a realistic dog before, so this was a new experience for me.
I intended this painting to be a 2-3 hour speed painting, but after hour 3 into this project, I realized I used the wrong nebula for Canis Major. I accidentally drew M42 and M43, instead of a open star cluster M41. I ended up ditching M41 for a different nebula in the area of Canis Major. Still happy with that choice, but not happy that it took an additional 3ish hours to fix my mistake. Ah well.
Pretty picture overall tho.