Begin by applying water to the paper with a large round brush.
Tip! Tape the edges down so that the paper doesn’t bend.
Apply colour (I chose various shades of blue) to the water so that it spreads across the page.
With free easy movements, continue applying colour with a slightly smaller round brush to add depth. Be sure to create darker and lighter parts, so it’s best to apply the colour softly and gradually rather than heavily and quickly.
Allow the illustration to dry (70%) and then continue applying colour wherever your hand takes you. The reason why it’s good to let it dry a little, is so that you have a bit more control with how the coming layers will blend.
Dip a brush in the water and splash it randomly on the illustration to create cool water effects which look like galaxy clouds.
Let the piece completely dry and with a thin brush, add dots and stars of various sizes all around the illustration using white watercolour. Keep the brush mostly dry so that the white doesn’t get watered down too much.
Lastly, paint a zodiac constellation! Your choice can be based on your own birth, or that of someone special, or even special date for an anniversary etc.
And there you have it, your very own magical and mystical galaxy illustration!!