Space on Canvas

So these are the worst procedural photos ever. I did the last bit really fast and didn’t want to stop. I might set up a camera next time and do a timelapse if I have the patience to do it in one sitting.

I sketch out the basic shape with a really watered down white. Then lay down some deeper base colours (you can see the purple) then I keep building it up with brighter, less diluted colours.

I use a dry brush after a few strokes to soften the edges. It also makes the cloud look more naturally random.

A few sprays of blue and some stars dotted around. 

Not unhappy with it.

Spiral Galaxy NGC 3521 - 100x80cm - Acrylic on Canvas. Steve Lodge

Spiral Galaxy NGC 3521 - 100x80cm - Acrylic on Canvas. Steve Lodge

Harvest Moon & Trees. Chalk Pastels on Card. Steve Lodge

Harvest Moon & Trees. Chalk Pastels on Card. Steve Lodge

Made a space shuttle for someone from recycled materials.

Battlestar Fleet. Acrylic on Canvas. Steve Lodge.

Battlestar Fleet. Acrylic on Canvas. Steve Lodge.

Night Launch. 40x30cm Acrylic on Canvas. Steve Lodge

Night Launch. 40x30cm Acrylic on Canvas. Steve Lodge

African Sunset Fishing- Steve Lodge

African Sunset Fishing- Steve Lodge

Do you paint with other mediums besides acrylic on Canvas?

I’ve tried oils before but they’re not very forgiving and I’m not terribly confident. Also used watercolours for landscapes but they’re not right for most space painting. I’m going back to college this year to do art foundation so hopefully I’ll get stretched a bit and learn new things.

Lunar Eclipse Series. Four 7x7cm Acrylic on Canvas. Steve Lodge.

Lunar Eclipse Series. Four 7x7cm Acrylic on Canvas. Steve Lodge.

Haven’t painted in a while so thought is do a 5 minute sketchy one to remind myself how to do it.

Haven’t painted in a while so thought is do a 5 minute sketchy one to remind myself how to do it.

Imperial Probe Droid. Card cutout on paper. Steve Lodge

Imperial Probe Droid. Card cutout on paper. Steve Lodge

Titan lake mini. 7x7cm Acrylic on Canvas. Steve Lodge

Titan lake mini. 7x7cm Acrylic on Canvas. Steve Lodge

Eclipse Series 2. Four 7x7cm Acrylic on Canvas. Steve Lodge. Available on the Space on Canvas Etsy Shop

Eclipse Series 2. Four 7x7cm Acrylic on Canvas. Steve Lodge. Available on the Space on Canvas Etsy Shop

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Clementine Triptych. 3x 100x30cm Acrylic on Canvas

Now available on the Space on Canvas Etsy Shop! http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/179513964

Andromeda Mountain - 25x20cm Acrylic on Canvas. Steve Lodge. Available to buy on the Space on Canvas Etsy Shop

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