A recent commission I did. Khione is a moon-sized fictional dwarf planet with a Sedna-like orbit within the solar system that becomes meteorologically active when it nears its perihelion. Named after the Greecian goddess of snow it has one of its hemisphere’s is nearly completely white covered in ice and the other hemisphere stained in red covered in organic molecules known as tholins.
I am a self taught artist born and raised in Lithuania, working as a freelance illustrator. Ever since I was a kid, I was fascinated by the night sky. I used to spend entire nights, gazing at the stars through my window. My childish curiosity compelled me to find out more about the sky above. And more I learned, the more intrested I got in astronomy. I kept reading about all these worlds out there and I wanted to see and visit them all. I couldn't. But I got to do the next best thing. I could imagine them and transfer all that onto canvas. With years passing I managed to keep this passion alive. I got better at painting, I learned more about the planets and moons of our Solar system. And if I wanted more freedom from the science facts of the known worlds, I could always go further and imagine far away worlds, orbiting distant stars. The Universe is vast and no idea can be too big, or too crazy for it. Go to the artist's portfolio
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