100 of Billions: Painting the Cosmos
Own one of 100 unique space scenes painted with ink and metallics. See stars, nebulas, galaxies: each inspired by our awesome universe.
How it started
It all started in November, when I needed to decompress from my screen filled days as a user experience designer. My husband had bought me a set of shimmering mica watercolors and I wanted to make something abstract and beautiful to experiment with them.
My painting turned into a splash of bright, cloudy colors, and sparkle: my first of many nebula paintings. It came as no surprise, space photography inspires the magical effects of Infinite Spiral, my long running webcomic. With Inktense and the Finetec mica watercolors I was able to make the same magic happen on artboards.
100 of Billions is a result of the seed planted by that first painting. Inspired by Carl Sagan and Bob Ross, it is a commitment to spend a few hours of every week exploring the beauty of our universe with paint. By June I plan to have 100 finished space scenes. There will be many experiments along the way as well as I learn to paint different patterns of light.
I certainly don't have the wall space to keep all of these paintings for myself. By backing the project, you can take one off my hands - or set of prints of one of my favorites.
This will further my ultimate goal: to have learned through 100 paintings a variety of ways to paint space, stars, nebulas, and more. I plan to share those techniques with others, so that 100 of Billions can become 1000s of Billions ... or to quote Carl Sagan, "Billions and Billions."
Space is beautiful, magnificent, complex, and lovely. I can't wait to share with you more of these special places in paint. Back the project, you won't be disappointed. And when it's finished and the last painting is dry, I'll be back so we can paint together and spread wonder for the world to enjoy.
Feel free to message with any questions you might have. Follow me on Instagr.am (@kristy.cunningham) to see more of my work. Thanks for spending part of your day here.
Risks and challenges
I don't anticipate many risks or challenges with this project. I have easy access to all supplies for this project. As a user experience designer, I am used to working with deadlines. June provides me a long tail window to prepare all paintings and enjoy the process. My hope would be to deliver these rewards sooner.
I've helped develop and deliver content for two Square City Comics anthologies and I successfully self published the first volume of Infinite Spiral back in 2014.
Barring any surprise health issues or emergencies, I anticipate being able to fulfill all rewards with minimal hiccups.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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