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Space Classic
©2011 Michael C. Turner ~ Galactic Visions Space Art
Acrylic on stretched canvas (36 X 48") using traditional bristle brush techniques

A ringed extra solar planet (exoplanet) as viewed from the icy surface of its companion in a remote galaxy. This scene is reminiscent of some of the early space art of Chesley Bonestell who was a pioneer of astronomical and space art in the 20th century. His art influenced many space artists with stunning depictions of space decades before the space program. This painting is dedicated in honor of and gratitude to Chesley Bonestell for the positive influence he had, and continues to have, on inquiring minds seeking the wonderment of the Cosmos and all its myriad mysteries . . .
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vnm51 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Great oldschool space scene!
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Greetings,

Thank you most kindly for your comment and for including "Space Classic" in your favourites.

Best regards,

Michael C. Turner
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vnm51 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
You're welcome!
I hope I'll see more oldschool space scenes from you in the future.
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startwister218 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That just looks fantastic!
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Thank you most kindly ÷)
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startwister218 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you´re very  welcome!
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DrVulture Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
very nice
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Greetings,

Thank you for your comment.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
Wow looking at this makes me want to go into space
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I love it - and I also share your gratitude to Chesley Bonestell... :nod: :+fav:

... as you can see here: [link]
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Greetings,

Thank you for your comment Your version is indeed superlative! If Chesley Bonestell were living today, I would think he had personally updated his original classic painting of Saturn from Titan's Surface. In all honesty, you are one of the few digitial artists creating digital art that equals, possibly exceeds, traditional hand-painted works of art. Thank you for including my version [link] of Chesley Bonestell's painting in your favourites.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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night-willow Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Wow.... How is this paint! This looks like a photograph from an 80s movie.
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Greetings,

Thank you for the compliment . . . It is indeed acrylic on stretched canvas using bristle brushes. It does reqire a tremendous amount of time to put all the details in a painting this size however, it is as though time does not exist when I am painting. I sometimes paint for many hours non-stop and it seems like mere seconds when I finish the session . . .

Kind regards,
Michael C. Turner
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Greetings,

Thank you for taking the time to comment. Yes, I might have altered the rock spires, which actually are the remains of solidified magma/lava tubes from an ancient volcano which eroded away with time. The form and size just seems to fit better the way they are to me. At any rate, the painting was purchased as soon as it was exhibited so any changes would have to be digitally done now. I might try your suggestion sometime on a digitial modification of this painting. I am sure it would be just as interesting as the one I settled on.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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R-tistiC Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
Hmm. I kind of wonder if it would look a little more natural if you put a little more variance in the hiegths of those brownish peaks that are at the top. In a way, they almost look like three identical pillars with just a few changes in width and how they're topped off.
Other than that though, the whole painting kind of gives off a myseriouse vibe with everything sort of fading into the shadows as it goes more towards the back where that planet is. I like it. ^_^
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TK769 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astro boy, I'm speechless! lets just say Mr Bonestell would be very hounoured. This piece is unsurpassed. I love how you have caught the glacial field. And the snow upon the rock outcropping. A tremendous composition. Its all so lavish I just want to touch it.

My hat donned to you sir.

Regards,

M

Ps. I lied about being speechless, as there is so much to compliment it on.
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Grettings my friend TK769,

Your compliments are most gracious and I too am honored that you are inspired by my art. Inspiration is assuredly my primary purpose in creating space art . . . Thank you also for including in "Space Classic" [link]
in your favourites.


Kind regards,
Michael C. Turner
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TK769 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your very welcome friend. I am truly blown away by this piece.

Regards,

M
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elwera Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's wonderful. I would never be able to create something that realistic using paint.
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Greetings,

Thank you for your kind comment and for including "Space Classic" in your favourites.

Regards,
Michael C. Turner
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Lucyjain Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
I wish I could paint rocks like you! This is just stunning, beautiful, I love it! I feel I'm there sitting behind that rock in the foreground, wondering how im going to paint this gorgeous place and actually capture it in a painting! Beautiful!
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Greetings Lucy,

I appreciate your very kind comments. Geological formations have always been one of my passions and I have focused on such features in my space paintings from the very beginning. Needless to say, after decades of painting, I have had some experience . . .

Warm regards,
Michael C. Turner
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LucaRossiMartini Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Yep, really beautiful!
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:iconastroboy1:
AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Greetings,

Thank you for your comment an for including "Space Classic" [link] in your favourites.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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LucaRossiMartini Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Always a real pleasure :)
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mari-na Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful...:hug:
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Greetings my friend,

Thank you for your kind comment an for including "Space Classic" [link] in your favourites.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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SKrainev Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Beautiful cosmic landscape. Wonderful work!
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Greetings,

Thank you most kindly for yur comment and for including "Space Classic" in your favourites.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible! It kind of reminds me of the cover of an old Sci-fi novel, maybe by Edgar Rice Burroughs or something. Beautiful!

:peace:
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Greetings,

I apprciate your kind comment. This is the atmosphere I intended.

Regards,
Michael C. Turner
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Greetings Ali,

Thank you for your kind comment. It means a great deal coming from such a gifted artist as you . . .

My best,
Michael
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Casperium Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is a beautiful artwork, Michael!
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