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Galactic Pathways
2012 Michael C. Turner
Galactic Visions Space Art
Acrylic on stretched canvas 48 x60 "

A colossal jetting spiral galaxy (a quasar) dominates a multi-galaxy filled sky as it rises above the horizon of a moon orbiting a ringed "super-earth" exo-galactic-planet. An array of satellite galaxies (spiral, elliptical, barred, globular, and irregular) creates a starry backdrop along with myriad other stellar companions. Such "Galactic Pathways" beckon intergalactic travelers across the Cosmos to boldly go where only imaginative minds dare go . . .

Extended descriptor: The depicted galaxy is actually a super-quasar or bipolar jetting galaxy. Quasars are extragalactic phenomena emitting immense amounts of energy in the form of light, infrared radiation, etc, from a super massive/dense source. This energy source is a super-massive black hole located in the centre of the galaxy.

*"Galactic Pathways is the second of my spacescape paintings to recieve a Daily Deviation. The first was "Mysterious Galactic Legends." fav.me/d1ltiot


* I wish to thank Ali (Casperium)casperium.deviantart.com/ for her kind recommendation of "Galactic Pathways" for a Daily Deviation. I am indeed most honored for she maintains the highest standards on Deviant Art. I am also most grateful to everyone who has viewed, favored, and/or commented on this painting. It was created over the past year as I worked on various paintings and I now know that my labor of love was well worth the time expended.

Warmest regards,
Michael C. Turner

I have had requests for prints on this painting and have now added it to my wallpaper gallery.fav.me/d4r2g9e
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Given 2012-02-25
:iconlandoncastro:
LandonCastro Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An amazing and fantastic piece. Keep up the great work and best of luck in the future :)
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:iconrawrimadinoneko:
RawrImaDinoNeko Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is amazing~ 
i hope to become an amazing artist like you some day ^ ^ 
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013

Greetings,

 

Thank you for your kind comment.  I am most pleased that my space art inspires you.  I had a look at your beautiful art gallery.  Keep up the good work and keep experimenting until you reach your goal :)

Best regards,

Michael C. Turner

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:iconrawrimadinoneko:
RawrImaDinoNeko Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thank you for the support ^ ^ it means a lot :) 
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:iconshestine:
Shestine Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this painting! You did a great job! :)
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Greetings,

Thank you most kindly for your comment.

Best regards,

Michael C. Turner
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:iconhirres:
Hirres Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
This is amazing...
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Greetings,

I appreciate your kind comment and thank you for including "Galactic Pathways" in your favourites.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:iconetherealweave:
etherealweave Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
=| . . . Speechless. . .
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Greetings,

Thank you most kindly for your comment.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:iconaniphine:
Aniphine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Awesome. :)
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Greetings,

Thank you for your comment.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:iconr-tistic:
R-tistiC Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
That's a great center of attention! My eye just keeps going right back to the center of that galaxy. I think I've seen better ellipses for a spiral galaxy in other works before which I'm guessing is a result of going back to all traditional paint on canvas rather than with digital enhancements. Still, while the composition and in the painting overall is really great, it seems to me that the light sources in the background are more realistic than the spiral arms of the big galaxy itself. Same with the planets, (particularly the big one in front of the galaxy) which looks like graphic 2D art. Not really the same kind of quality I'm used to seeing in your work. It's kind of weird.
Still, I can't complain. ^_^ You still did a good enough job that I love looking at it.
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Greetings,
I appreciate your comments and am pleased you do enjoy it. I suppose I should have detailed in my descriptor that the primary spiral galaxy in this painting has been slightly distorted from the encounter and merger of a companion globular cluster (within the lower spiral arms). The angle of view is not directly from above/below but is tilted on the galactic axis to give a "wheel-like" appearance, suitable for the foreground moon's pseudo path/road imagery which is partially the reason for the title(Galactic Pathways). The variance in the background light sources and the large spiral galaxy is in accordance with the effect one would experience when such objects are viewed in conjunction with a much closer/larger and less dispersed angle of view. This does cause the unusual visual phenomenon that you reference. The ringed super-earth transits the face of the large spiral galaxy and would indeed appear somewhat 2-D in comparison, much the way the moon seems more 2D when viewed in this phase from Earth. Of course everyone has their own opinion of a given work of art and it should stand on its own without explanation. The only problem with space art is that the viewing audience may lack sufficient astronomical knowledge to interpret such paintings without a detailed descriptor.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:iconr-tistic:
R-tistiC Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Okay, I understand the kind of extra wavy stuff going on in the galaxy spiral then. And yes, I have not seen as many space photos to have seen anything like this happen. Chances are more likely that viewers are not going to have your kind of knowledge. That kind of thing may be good to keep in mind for the future. I'd also like to point out, (and this is just my opinion) even if everything is realistically accurate in visuals, I've learned in order to make it all work as a whole, as an artist, I'm sure you also realize that some changes from reality should be changed.
Just some free advice. Whether or not you take it is your decision. And I still like the painting regardless. ^_^
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lilith101z Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I love as your eye follows the image round it has a sense of movement.
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Greetings,

I appreciate your comments and I am pleased you like "Galactic Pathways."

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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TrenchCloakFigure Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This might be my new background.
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Greetings,

Thank you for you comment and for including "Galactic Pathways" in your favourites.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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TrenchCloakFigure Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! It has a kewl space look.
A few days ago, I had a comic picture up, and it involved a chick. Afterwards, there was quite the commotion.
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:iconchuckyart:
chuckyart Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Wow! This is really beautiful!
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Greetings,

Thank you for your kind comment and for including "Galactic Pathways" in your favourites.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:icondraconicat:
Draconicat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Very cool!
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Greetings,

Thank you for your comment.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:icondraconicat:
Draconicat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
You're most welcome!
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:iconpyrazfc:
PyrazFC Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Words cannot describe how talented you are.
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Greetings,

Thank you for your kind comment and for including "Galactic Pathways" in your favourites.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:iconpsalms01:
Psalms01 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Without a doubt I must favorite. =p
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Greetings,

Thank you for your kind comment and for including "Galactic Pathways" in your favourites. I am pleased you like "Galactic Pathways."

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:iconnadileinx3:
NadileinX3 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
wwwwoooowwwwww!!!!!!!
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Greetings,

Thank you for including "Galactic Pathways" in your favourites.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:iconnadileinx3:
NadileinX3 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
no problem
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:iconpulsinglights:
PulsingLights Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure I had a dream about that exact picture this morning..
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Greetings,

Thank you for your comment.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
xlnt '(-_^)'
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:iconyagamiseven:
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
wow!
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Greetings,

Thank you.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
OMG I like this! There must be a black hole in the middle (only knows because of a glimpse of watching "How the Universe Works")

And in Acrylic....I'm jealous. I like using acrylic, but it's just so hard...meh *shrugs*

In any case, this is awesome! :+fav:
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Greetings,

Thank you for your kind comment and for including "Galactic Pathways" in your favourites.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:icon2bsued:
2BSued Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cosmic coolness
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Greetings,

thank you for your comment.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's interesting to see traditional space art. :)
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Greetings,

Thank you for your comment and for including "Galactic Pathways" in your favourites.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:iconmothergoose19:
Mothergoose19 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Totally deserved the DD. instant fav for me
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Greetings,

Thank you for your kind comment and for including it in your favourites. I am pleased you liked "Galactic Pathways."

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:iconmothergoose19:
Mothergoose19 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Loved it. Micheal i have sent you a note.
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Greetings Mothergoose19,

Thank you however, I do not find a note from you in my messages. Please feel free to resend. I appreciate your interest in my space art.

Kind regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:iconmothergoose19:
Mothergoose19 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
resent it.
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