Echoes across space...
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. The glow effect was created by painting with gouache that's been dried out. This technique leaves the art 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 the Cat's Eye Nebula: a planetary nebula comprised of a bright, elliptical nucleus surrounded by bright, concentric rings.
All my illustrations are signed and shipped in a protective plastic sleeve.
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