Finally starting to figure out how to make multi colored nebula look somewhat realistic! Damn, I bet I spent at least a 100 hours messing around in Photoshop trying to figure out some type of method that doesn't take huge amounts of time detailing. Still, tons of time in Paint Tool Sai just has to be spent, I think . . . It's not too bad though, because I sure love doing it!
This piece is a bit of a mess, mostly just because I was still experimenting with a bunch of stuff. More awesomeness to come soon!
Base textures with Photoshop then painted on top with Paint Tool Sai
About 9 hours (couple of these hours spent experimenting and learning different things, I could probably do this again in about 6.)
4000 x 2572 300 DPI