My last deviation talked about doing what I can with art to help a good cause:
Today, I'm happy to say that so many kind individuals have donated to that cause!
I have a total of 9 portraits to complete in my queue and have raised a total of $313 thus far, over a 4th of my $1k goal, with a few folks even donating above the minimum! Your kindness has been amazing and I am so honored to paint these generous individuals and their characters.
Here's a closer look at the kind individuals and their Original Characters who have donated for icons thus far (with another collection to come as a finish the next few).
1. Portrait of Lanyra for Sam H.
You can see more of Sam's lovely character here. Sam is a gifted artist who has also been doing portraits for charity! She's closed for them now, but definitely give her a Follow in the future to see her amazing art and support a good cause in the future.
2. Portrait of Patrick C.
3. Portrait of Anïsa L.
4. Portrait of Lisa for MorpheousXO
You can see more of Lisa and MorpheousXO's gallery of art here!
If you or anyone you know might be interested in a portrait icon in this style of themselves or their Original Character and would like to help out the cause, you can read the full details here. I'll be making portraits until I reach that $1k goal! The blog entry includes instructions on how this process works, a list of the charities I'll be donating the funds raised to, and other pertinent details.
Or if you're ready to go right now, here's a link to where you can donate directly to the Paypal money pool! Then all you need to do is email me your reference photos to angelicshades(at)gmail.com.
Thanks so much for your support, thus far! The kindness people are showing right now has been so awe-inspiring. I hope in the future that I can do more to support good causes this way in a more long-term capacity. I realize I can do something powerful with my art and I'm determined to keep at it!
Awesome looking portrait drawings~ Black Lives Matter including black animators. I wrote this.
I made a rant about black animators that worked in the industry for decades not getting the proper credit they deserve. I would appreciate it if you could read it, spread the word about it.