Earlier I tried drawing Earth-like planets. I wanted to try a gas giant. Here is the first shot at it:
Most of this is like the last project. The difference is in coming up with the flat map for a banded gas giant rather than for land and oceans. I finally cracked the code at the suggestion of someone online. I wanted to create the bands in great detail, but drawing line after line in different colors seemed tedious. He suggested taking a one pixel wide slice from a picture and then spreading it horizontally to get lines. I used a slice through the red rocks near Sedona, giving me nice Jovian colors. I then blurred the lines and then used Photoshop liquify and a pen tablet to squiggle the lines.
The rest is just a series of overlays to give the colors a bit more variance, and the halo and dark side like the planets before.
The detail is pretty satisfying