Painting the Universe- Pinwheel Galaxy

Chris V, Artist, Designer, Maker

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7 Videos (38m)
    • Intro

      0:54
    • Tools & Materials

      6:56
    • Laying the Foundation

      6:22
    • Building Color

      8:54
    • Final Color Detailing

      7:07
    • The Stars

      7:15
    • Outro

      0:50

About This Class

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The universe is a vast and beautiful thing.  With new discoveries going on frequently, it seems so much more relevant to our daily lives.  To me, it is the epitome of abstract art.  I started painting the universe to explore my definition of abstract art since I’ve always struggled with it.  As a result, I discovered a whole new adventure in digital painting.  

I hope you will join me in a series of classes, as I paint the universe on my tablet.  This class, a step by step painting of The Pinwheel Galaxy, is for beginners or advanced art students.  I invite you to follow along on your own tablet or computer, bringing your own unique perspective.  See you out there...

4 of 4 students recommendSee All

It's incredible what we can create with these tools! I'd never think it was possible
Eléna Leprêtre

Crochet Designer&Teacher& Food Lover

Very relaxing class. Great painting.
Laura Whittington

Knitwear Designer, Crafter, Textile artist

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Chris V

Artist, Designer, Maker

I have been creating ever since I can remember. It just brings me joy to capture the beauty I see in the world, and translate it into something I've made with my own two hands.  I have always had my hands busy working on some form of art.  

When I was old enough start a career, suddenly, I was "too busy" to create.  I made lots of excuses, but really I think I just didn't make it a priority.  Then, later on, I was in management and buying for the fashion industry for over 10 years.  I fell in love with the artistry and design I was surrounded by, thoroughly enjoying my working trips to Italy.  I believe that being immersed in a creative industry rekindled my thirst to get my hands dirty.  So I found myself, once again, carving out a studio space where I could, and making good use of it.

Recently, I was a featured artist at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas for one year where I was invited to create an art jewelry pop up store to display my unique style as cdesign jewelry.  It was a great adventure and I loved every minute of it.  

So I have expanded my scope into art, illustration, sharing business tips I have learned along the way, and other special projects.  I call it OctopusConnection.com, a place to show my art, design, business ideas, blog and, of course, Skillshare.  I hope you will check it out and connect with me.  I have lots of ideas and can't wait to share them with you. 

I believe there is an artist in just about everyone. We are all inspired in different ways, but if you're aching to create, then you are probably an artist at heart and don't know it.  Many think that if they cannot produce work that is understood by others that it just doesn't qualify as art.

I think differently! I believe there are as many expressions as there are people on the planet.  Many celebrated artists from the past were never recognized for their amazing talent during their lives including Picasso, the Impressionists and many, many others. Thank goodness these amazing people kept on creating anyway and have inspired us all.  Maybe there's a great artist inside of you, just waiting to get out. Many have been pleasantly surprised when they dared to look beneath the surface and see their work from another angle.

Join me in a series of adventures as I walk you through different "art forms."  I have never limited myself to a sketch pad or a canvas when creating, as I have enjoyed photography, sculpting, designing fashion, crocheting, embroidering and many others.

It's my pleasure to take you inside my studio to share my process with you. My hope is that you will as much fun as I do! 

Please check out my website and Twitter (links above).  You can also find me on Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr as @cdesignjewelry & on Instagram [email protected]