I got the basic idea for this image just as I was beginning to fall to sleep. I wasn't able to shake it from my head the next day so I decided to paint it. The little guy wasn't in the original image I was thinking of but I thought he needed a friend. I had a lot of fun with this one. I love painting detailed planets, asteroids covered in craters and people and creatures in spacesuits. How can you go wrong.
I used this image [link]
for reference to paint the astronaut's head. You can find more stock images like this one here [link]
It was the one part of the painting that I needed to reference to get it to look right.
I have to admit though I nearly lost interest in this before I got very far into it. I was having issues with the composition that I didn't care for. But I'm glad I stuck with it. I feel like it turned out just fine in the end.