More experimenting with different colors. I'm pretty happy with the way this turned out. There's a lot I want to do better on future pieces though. (And yes I know there are no planets, I wasn't inspired to put any in.)
Painted from scratch with the programs Photoshop and Sai.
(Base texture and stars with Photoshop. Lots of detailing with Sai.)
About 8 hours, March 2012
4000 x 2473 300DPI