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August 26, 2013
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Helix Nebula by Lhuin Helix Nebula by Lhuin
Aaand done! Did some colour editing after the stream (which by the way ended quite randomly, sorry about that! My computer and both screens froze really bad, I couldn't do anything for about 10 minutes :< worst lag I've ever had.)

Inspiration for this picture came from the helix nebula… , and the way it looks like. I wanted to make a space-themed painting again and I think a roaring big cat or a tiger in this case would fit the picture.
I think the Eye shape of the nebula looks at the same time a bit creepy but really captivating and interesting too..

Not too much to say about this one, it was just one of those pictures where I get the inspiration and start painting straight away and pretty much can't stop until it's done. Started it last night and almost didn't want to go to sleep because of it! But it's a nice and a bit nostalgic feeling, used to be this inspired all the time years ago with everything I did. Not saying I'm not excited or inspired to paint anymore, but it's just really like... really great joy of creating that in a way feels quite overwhelming :D but not in a bad way ofc.

Ok enough rambling! Hope you like it :aww: it might look really blue on some screens but it's meant to have a some greens, reds, oranges and purple colours too. Looks correct on my other monitor but my laptop screen makes it really blue.
(EDIT: made it a bit brighter)

And I noticed this picture works better when viewed full size so please click to see the full thing if you see it smaller!
Also most likely making this another extra print for Tracon too now that I got it done already.

(...ahhaha didn't know there's a Space art-category!)

Painted in PSCS3

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vee-kay Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
RainPonyArtist Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Omg.. o_O
Ressica88 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
This is gorgeous :)
ssivo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o-o did you know this is also a example for 'space art' is the categories?
Alliethedog Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Artist
Wow!! Absolutely amazing.
Morderek511 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh... My... God... It's very Awesome!!!
JayKat12 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Artist
wow thats WAY better than my art if you look at my art youd see that i would fail i f i tried to do this
JRingt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Very good use of effects! Nice work!
Katsunogi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hey i came across your drawing on Google when i was doing a little research for my drawing the colors you used really helped come up with my color scheme thanks! 

Here is the drawing :…
Konveekou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Aaaah, I know these nebulas that looks like eyes and they're so pretty and scary at the same time ; v ; <3
How od you do that with space art. I mean, OMG, it looks most of times like it is from a photo u v u
I missed the stream damn... but anyway, that just FANTASTIC!
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