Under the stars

I’ve had a few ideas for star filled paintings recently, mainly they’ve been science fiction with sleek space ships zooming around. However the other day I returned to a Tolkien theme of Hobbits wandering under a star filled sky. The main aim was to make the Hobbits just visible enough to be in the painting yet make it believable that they were wandering under the stars with little to no Moon to illuminate the scene. Another aim was to use real star positions rather than just splatter the painting with dots of paint, so the stars in this painting are pretty accurate (I didn’t measure the exact positions you understand, but placed them in the vicinity of where they should be).

Star WalkAs dark paintings are hard to view small you can click the above image for a larger version πŸ˜‰

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