Welcome to the worlds of David A. Hardy. He's spent more then six decades creating masterpieces of moonscapes and milky ways.
They all start life in his spare bedroom at Hall Green in Birmingham. As a schoolboy, David saw photo-like paintings in a library book and asked his art teacher if he could do something similar.
Now aged 77 he's the longest established living space artist in the world. He's illustrated and authored numerous books and has counted amongst his friends science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke and Sir Patrick Moore, whom he worked with after a friend recommended the astronomer take a look at the then teenager's sketches.
David has also worked on several movies. It was his specially commissioned artwork that enabled the production team of the 1984 fantasy Never Ending Story to visualise how the final film would look.
Just as technology has transformed space exploration, it's also changed the way David works. His attic is now his digital studio - with the latest software helping him to stay at the top of his trade.
David is now President of the International Association of Astronomical Artists, Vice President of the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists and in 2003 an asteroid, previously known as '1998 SB32', was officially named 'Davidhardy'.
Not bad for a Brummie boy whose early work was illustrating boxes for Cadbury's just down the road.