Pillars of gas
The image, taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, shows part of the Orion Nebula, 1500 light-years away and the nearest star-forming region to Earth.
Astronomers used 520 Hubble images, taken between 2004 and 2005 in five colours, to make this picture. They also added ground-based photos to fill out the nebula. The ACS mosaic covers approximately the apparent angular size of the full Moon.
These dense, dark pillars of dust and gas are resisting erosion from intense ultraviolet light released by the Orion Nebula’s biggest stars.
Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team
I drew a really intense Pearl.
Of the stars.
Watched a documentary on Van Gogh. And then this warm-up… got a bit out of hand. Sometimes I just want to paint stars, you know.
cover x men -marvel
Sunset at Sea
Cover illustration by Joseph Walter West for ‘The Studio Almanac’, a magazine of fine and applied art. Published 1897 in New York.
Kind of feels like some faery-ish follow on to Fools Gold? I don’t know! Lots of fun anyway c:
This is available as a hand signed and numbered, limited edition print run in my Etsy shop; https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/170534416/tithe-limited-edition-fine-art-print
Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS6 & Wacom Intuos 5.