Gas Planet Stripes & Nebula Bookmark

Gas Planet Stripes & Nebula Bookmark - student project

I thought I'd start with some gas planet stripes before tackling a watercolour galaxy.

Gas Planet Stripes & Nebula Bookmark - image 1 - student project

In the end I painted three sets then layered them and applied some blends in Affinity Photo to combine them before applying them to a sphere in Cheetah 3D.

Gas Planet Stripes & Nebula Bookmark - image 2 - student project

Then I used Affinity Designer and Cheetah 3D to composite the following image. Inner and outer glows were added to the planet in Affinity Photo. The lens flare was added afterwards using Lensflare Studio.

Gas Planet Stripes & Nebula Bookmark - image 3 - student project

 

This weekend I intend to go completely non-digital and paint some water-colour galaxies... Stay tuned.

Now it's the weekend, here's my attempt at a nebula bookmark...

Gas Planet Stripes & Nebula Bookmark - image 4 - student project

I think I need to get some less aggressive masking tape. For the most part, this green decorators tape worked well, but delaminated the paper in one place.

Gas Planet Stripes & Nebula Bookmark - image 5 - student project

 

Gas Planet Stripes & Nebula Bookmark - image 6 - student project

 

It looks better in real life. The camera seems to increase the contrast between light and dark, highten the saturation, and pick up the paper's texture a bit too much.

Thanks Jessica. I really enjoyed working through this lesson.

Chris Heath
The Geometrical Design Guy
Teacher