This portrait has a very special place in my heart. And on my wall :P
Created with chalk and charcoal on textured gray paper. I used a ballpoint pen for detail hair and white acrylic paint(with a toothpick) for little highlights.
And this is kinda-sorta how I create:
For every day of 2012, I will be drawing one ACEO sketch card. Every single one will be for sale - ALL proceeds to be donated to charity at the end of 2012.
My charity of choice is a local foundation called Alternatives to Violence, who is currently raising money to build a safehouse. This safehouse will provide a secure shelter to men, women and children who have recently escaped physical and sexual abuse.
With the safehouse, 312 individuals every year will receive crisis intervention, counseling, safety planning, advocacy and shelter.
Together, through art, we can help make a difference.
♥My cards will range from $5 to $11 depending on subject and detail.
♥Only my costs(Etsy, Paypal, Material fees) will be deducted and the rest will go to Alternatives to Violence(ATV) at the end of the year.
♥At the end of each month, I will tally up how much we have raised and let you know which cards from that month are still available for you to purchase for charity.
My 365 project will be done in addition to all my usual art creations and commissions, so this is going to be a busy year! I’m looking forward to all there is to create and capture and inspire. I’m looking forward to the challenge and all I have to learn. But more than anything, I’m looking forward to helping families find a new beginning, find hope, and a future with new light.
Visit ATV and read about the safehouse project details at: AlternativesToViolence.org
I will be drawing various subjects, including portraits from the casts of Supernatural, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Star Wars & Firefly. Also musicians such as Michael Jackson, Tokio Hotel, Jared Leto, Lady Gaga, Miyavi, Gackt and more. And whatever else I can think of!
-Send me requests, I will need lots of ideas!