Painting the Universe- The Stars

Chris V, Artist, Designer, Maker

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5 Videos (10m)
    • Intro

      1:16
    • Tools & Materials

      0:46
    • Let's Paint!

      4:01
    • Navigating Skillshare Classes

      3:38
    • The Next Step

      0:41

About This Class

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As an artist, I am constantly challenged as to how to continue creating while holding down a full time job, maintaining 2 websites and donating my time to charity.  We all have so much going on, but creating art is so important too.  It's therapeutic and helps to keep me centered.  Thank goodness for technology!  My tablet is always with me so it's been aid in keeping me going with many of my art projects.  

I have recently discovered a new experience in painting the universe.  In depicting the stars, moons, planets and nebulae, I feel as though I am floating out there somewhere away from all of the hustle of daily life.  In this class, I'll share with you, my process and how I portray the universe on my digital art app Art Studio by Lucky Clan.  Feel free to follow along with me on your own app, with a fine art medium or download Art Studio for yourself.  

This class is for beginners or advanced artists.  I can't wait to see your projects and your take on representing the universe.  Project details are in the My Project section of the class.  Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you might have in the Community section.  I would also be grateful if you would leave me a review so I know how I am doing.  

Happy trails!

Chris 

11 of 11 students recommendSee All

What a cool idea for a class! I love this super quick and simple technique that yields such lovely results!
Debbie Hart

Freelance Folk Artist

Great class... I love how simple it looks.... I am just a beginner in computer art, and this give me a perfect place to start; looking forward to the next class.
Pam Phelps

Creative Homemaker, Foodie, Artist, & Crafter

Nice instruction.
Peggy Hazelwood

Fun and Learning Go Hand in Hand

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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]