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I have wanted to paint an image based on the formation of a solar system for quite some time but I was having artist block coming up with a composition so one day a while back I was looking at one of my moon shots and the image for my painting popped into my head, this is the result. I even used my moon shot as a base to paint over for the planet in the FG. The moon base was shot with my SPC900NC webcam as a mosaic with my CGEM-800 set up and the rest is painted in CS5 with over 400 layers using my Wacom Tablet.

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Comment by Philip's Astro Art on December 7, 2011 at 9:01am

Comment by Philip's Astro Art on December 5, 2011 at 5:11pm

Hey Mark, thanks man, your comment means so much to me and you are right, lots of stuff going on KAOS or controlled Entripy, who knows. Thanks Man

Comment by Philip's Astro Art on December 5, 2011 at 12:36pm

Thanks Trevor, very much appriciated. It is a nice break away from creating animated films which I love but having that passion for our universe out there is a passion too, I am thankful to be able to share a vision for that also. All the best to you and your family for the holidays. Clear skies my friend.

Comment by Trevor Jones on December 5, 2011 at 12:12pm

This is incredible! You really are a talented artist Philip.

Comment by Philip's Astro Art on December 5, 2011 at 9:02am

Thanks Derek, I am thrilled that you like it, it is part of a series I am doing loosly based on Kepler finds. They are going to be part of a new section on my site called "Out of this World". I have some others completed so I am hoping over the next few days to get the new section worked out on my site. You can check it out at Thanks again for your wonderful comments and encouragement, all the best man.

Comment by Derek Baker on December 5, 2011 at 8:45am

That's incredible! I love it!!

You should send that into Sky&Tel, Astronomy magazine, and all sorts of book publishers, as it would make fabulous cover art or to beautifully supplement an article on the topic. Heck, you could sell it as a wonderful piece of art, either as a painting or poster!


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