Digital painting of the magnificently violent yet beautiful surface of the sun. Sitting at the the center of our solar system, the Sun's surface temperature reaches 5500 degrees celsius (9900 fahrenheit). The sun has a diameter of 1.4 million km (860,000 miles) making it over 100 times bigger than the Earth. The Eath orbits the giant star at a distance of over 150 million km away (93 million miles). The light from the Sun takes over 8 minutes to reach the earth. The Sun is 4.5 billion years old, but it will gradually grow hotter and larger until in about 5.5 billion years it will grow to 250 times its current size to become a red giant swallowing the earth. It will then form a planetary nebula before cooling and fading to become a white...
Art and design has interested me since an early age, so much so that art class was the one lesson at school i genuinely looked forward to every week. After school and university I had the fortune to be able continue my passion, working as a senior designer at Conde Nast Publications in London. After an exhilarating 12 years I bid farewell to my job and England, and moved a couple of thousand miles south to Spain. I now dedicate myself full time to my artistic pursuits in the tranquil and idyllic surroundings of a Mediterranean coastal village. All artwork is copyright of Michael Tompsett. Copyright does not transfer with purchase of products.
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