Friday, July 29, 2011

Buy Art, Help Me Go to School!

So here's the deal. I am a college student at North Carolina State University. I depend largely on Financial Aid to pay for my tuition/fees and books every semester. Despite maintaining satisfactory progress, a (pretty darn) good GPA, and the same financial status as in years past, I have not received enough financial aid to cover the costs of my next (and hopefully last) year of undergraduate coursework. Needless to say, this isn't such a great situation. But I have an idea.

Instead of griping about how frustrating it is, I'm going to make paintings, doodles, and sketches. Lots of them. Then I'm going to send them to anyone who "donates" $5+ toward my 2011-2012 school fund. You get a spiffy piece of artwork made by me, and I get to go to school this year without entering into loads of debt. Think of it as an investment in my education!

Since it takes a little more time to do paintings than sketches, here's a breakdown of what you'll get:

$5 - 5x5 Sketch or super fast painting

$10+ - 5x5 Watercolor painting

Below are a few examples of paintings.

I kind of have a thing for cephalopods...

...and space.

If you have a preference for cephalopods over space (or the other way around) just let me know. If not, I'll choose one for you and it'll be a surprise. A special surprise from me to you. I might also throw in a few non-space and non-cephalopod paintings just to mix things up a bit. Whatever you end up with, I promise to do my best to make it super spiffy.

Interested? Click the donate button!

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Edit: Removed donate button as this project is finished for now. Thanks to everyone who supported me!

1 comment:

  1. Just passing thru this time.... hope to be back. Do you have a deviantArt profile?