Simon’s Digital Art

Simon’s Digital Art







Cassini’s Grand Finale – 5 Years on

On the 15th of September 2017 the completing the last of it’s ‘Grand Finale’ maneuvers the space craft Cassini entered Saturn’s atmosphere and burned up. This ended a mission that began with it’s launch in 1997 with the exploration mission lasting 13 years from 2004 until it’s destruction in September 2017 when the last images…

The Squirrel Cage Cutter

Back in early spring when food was hard to come by for all our feathered and furry friends the local squirrel (or one of them) was as is usual helping himself to the birsds nuts and it seems they were having some difficulty getting to the nuts inside. This was evident from the way the…

Space Art – The Clouds of Jupiter

After the fairly successful Horsehead Nebula I dived into a bit of planetary art this time the clouds of Jupiter were the subject. This took a fair bit of time this piece as the colours and patterns had to be shaped and merged and all of that good stuff. I’m quite pleased with this one…

Space Art – The Horsehead Nebula

I had an urge the other week – that was to create the Horsehead Nebula, I’ve been shying away from digital painting and I simply decided to have a go and see where it took me. Taking a shot of it from NASA I painted, smeared and added stars and all of that – piled…

Space Art – Saturn and the Distant Sun

As part of my aim to create more art in both digital and traditional ways I wanted to re-create the space scene that I use quite a lot on my site and see how well I could make it using what I had. Unlike the previous times I have created planet rings I didn’t take…

Gargantua Overlay

I’ve been playing with overlays again. This time I’ve overlayed the Gargantua black hole from Interstellar. What do ya think? I might try getting more daring with these… See what I can find.

Drawing Sci-Fi and finding Imagination

I’ve been very much in a creative lull lately. Since pretty much the beginning of the year I’ve hardly written, drawn, sketched or done any digital art… I needed to rejuvenate my creativeness. So I looked about a bit and I found myself a book on creating Sci-Fi concepts! Mechanika from Doug Chiang is packed…

Image Overlays – Saturn at Sunset

I’ve been having a play, merging my pictures with images from others to overlay them and create something kinda cool. What do we think about seeing Saturn at sunset over the horizon. I made a few pictures of this, which one is best do you think? Saturn from Cassini (Credit NASA / JPL) overlayed onto…

Image Overlays – Neptune Triton with Sunset

I’ve been having a play, merging my pictures with images from others to overlay them and create something kinda cool. This one is of Neptune and Triton taken from Voyager 2 overlayed onto a sunset picture that I took. What do you think?






Letter to Myself – Open Next Year (2024)

For those of you I haven’t yet caught up with yet – Happy new year to you! Those of you that have been followers for some time will know that this is something that I take part in early in the new year, I take a look at my latter for last year and write…

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Blog Orbit – January 2023

Hello there bloggies! Happy new year to all of you I hope you all had a good Christmas and new year and are looking forward to what 2023 has in store for us.I’ve been very aware that I’ve not been on here much over the last months and I find myself wondering why that is…

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Advent Train Stories: Freeman’s Gift

Welcome to the Advent Calendar Story Train, where you can read through 24 stories under the theme The Gift. Thank you for reading today’s story. The next one will be available to read on December 21st, titled “The Gift”.  The link will be active tomorrow when the post goes live. If you missed yesterday’s you…

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