Full frame matte of the Earth
A few photos were used to get the clouds started, otherwise this is entirely painted.
For this shot, I painted on top of a combination of some 12 different moon photos to create this unique, high resolution moon.
This is a full-res crop of the final painting.
Black Hole - Final Matte Painting
Completed in less than two weeks, this difficult shot was almost entirely a matte painting because of the short turn-around.
Final Black Hole Texture
This shows the full texture map I painted in Photoshop, which was wrapped around a modeled cone. There's a combination of five layers that were painted for the needed parallax within the black hole's tendrils. The effects department created the small asteroids, which needed to be spinning. The stars and the large planet on the top right of frame were also painted by myself.
Here is a full-res crop from the 6000x3000 pixel painting.
After completing the black hole shot, I then painted a nebulae starfield for the rest of the sequence.