When I started Drawing a Drawing 365 (www.DrawingADrawing.com) I had no idea how fans would react to my lofty ambition to take on 365 daily portraits, dozens of drawing & painting commissions, and a full-length tutorial all in the span of 1 short year! Well…
25 days and 365 backers later,
we’ve hit the $50K mark…
and we still have 5 days to go!
This has been an absolute dream. There are no words to express my gratitude for all of the support I have received so far. I have a lot of work ahead of me and I can honestly say that I’ve never been so excited to create art in my life! I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow throughout this exciting process, and share my journey and the beautiful things that are sure to come out of it with those who are interested.
For those just joining… I am drawing 1 portrait every day for 1 year to help fund a full-length drawing/painting tutorial via Kickstarter*. Those who support the project have the opportunity to be one of the “days” in the 365 days and have their own unique and meaningful personal portrait drawn.
In appreciation of all of the love & support I’ve received from this project…
I’m giving away THREE free portrait days!
To give you a glimpse of what 365-pledgers (and portrait WINNERS) have to look forward to, I’ve created an example of what one of these sketches will look like along with a time-lapse video of the making-of.
^ An example of a 365-sketch (Cora, 8×10, Gesso/Graphite on Illustration Board)
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- Deadline to enter is Wednesday, April 25th at 5pm EST.
- Anyone worldwide may enter!
- Three winners will be chosen at random and announced sometime Wednesday evening on this post.
- The 365-day portrait project starts June 6, 2012 and ends June 6, 2013.
- Portrait days will be chosen for each of the winners.
*Kickstarter is a platform for artists to showcase and raise funds for their creative projects. It allows fans the opportunity to help bring the ideas they choose to life. The best part is that in return for a pledge, backers get cool rewards… in my Drawing a Drawing 365 project this includes prints, DVDs, personal portraits, even an e-book sharing what I’ve learned to help fellow artists launch projects of their own. (www.DrawingADrawing.com)
——————– UPDATE ——————–
AND THE WINNERS ARE…
Thanks to everyone who entered! I truly appreciate all of the wonderful, beautiful comments. You guys are awesome and I wish I could create a special portrait for each one of you!
Unfortunately there can only be THREE winners and they are…
- Congratulations Courtney! Your day is October 20, 2012.
- Congratulations Laura! Your day is October 21, 2012.
- Congratulations Lee! Your day is October 22, 2012.
(I've emailed each one of you with details.)