A bridge across the stars...
This one-of-a-kind ink illustration was drawn on 9x12 inch, 100 lb Bristol paper using India ink, a brush, a Pentel brush pen, Micron pens, and Pro-White gouache. The starry sky was created by dipping a toothbrush into the gouache and using the bristles to splatter the illustration. This technique leaves the sky with a raised and textured surface.
This piece was originally a part of my "Celestial Bodies" Inktober series, in which I drew thirty-one different astronomical objects in thirty-one days. This particular illustration represents ARP 87: a pair of galaxies that are slowly unraveling one another, creating a bridge of stars 75,000 light years long.
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