The great, cosmic ring...
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 NGC 660: a rare type of galaxy known as a polar ring galaxy, which is created by a pair of galaxies colliding.
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