right guys !!!! this is your first reference picture.. hopefully it makes challenges more clear.. the first challenge is an technique challenge, with a focus point of - DOTS. there are lots of ways to achieve these dots for the stars so depending on your level of painting have a play around with the different techniques. so for this challenge.. you have 20 minutes only .. after 20 minutes - you have to stop take a photo and post your progress.. (you can if you want finish the picture and post a finish picture too - but please post a 20 minute picture - regardless of progress to show what you achieved for the challenge.) everyone paints this reference picture - but you can use your own style and techniques and artistic licence is allowed. if it helps think of it as if a customer turned up with this reference picture and asked for it painting . for this challenge the surface is your choice so use what you usually like to paint on ( could be t-shirt, metal panel, wood, plastic, paper its your choice on surface, size is also your choice for this challenge. i suggest start on a black background colour ( painting a background isn't part of the 20 minutes) also might be useful to have the colours mixed (if using colours) and equipment ready, stencils and shields made and ready. it is 20 minutes of just actual painting.. the focus point is DOTS - try focus the 20 minutes on the focus point.. if you are: a dot newbie .. try focus only on your dot technique to get some of the stars in the right placement and practice stars of different size dots, dots are really important in airbrushing so this gives you a fun way to practice them and challenge yourself to do a load in 20 minutes and get some kind of picture appearing from them . getting more advance - try get some of the swirls and colours and the large central star with its fade out too.. if you feel like a dot pro - go for a finished image - try for the perspective, dimensions, colours changes and wisps in the space cloud - try different techniques to get the dots, spatters, stippling, restricting air, stencils and shields etc, etc.. mention what you tried. . please don't forget to post up progress after 20 minutes it will be very helpful for everyone and yourself to see how a picture develops. have fun! good luck..