Really starting to light up the city now plus I added a haze layer between the background and the city to give a sense of depth. I will play with that more when I have all the lighting in. There will also be a layer between the alien and the city to paint in some glow when I get to that point. I have it in mind to add some traffic lighting and maybe air traffic lights as well. We will see.
Yes blog followers, I have officially started a Kickstarter project to fund a 300 print run of my digital painting “Quiet Strength – Silent Vulnerability” (Quiet Strength Kickstarter Project). Please pass the word along to anyone you think might be interested. Also, consider getting a print for yourself or as a present for someone. All the details can be found at the site along with some history about me and the project.
The hardest part about trying to fund the prints is making sure people get a reward. Most of the methods allow for random donation amounts, which I don’t like because I need a specific amount per print to make this cost effective for me to share the reward. In addition, I would feel bad getting funding from someone that I could not afford to give a reward to. I would like to be able to say that I need 300 people to pledge $25 or $30 each to make the print run happen, nothing in between or ambiguous. The only thing I can think to do is give people that decide to donate, but at a lower amount, would be a digital copy of the image or maybe the coloring page I created. Do you guys think that is a fair compromise? I want to fund this very badly but I don’t want to rip people off either. That is just my nature.
Here is where I am now. As you can see, I have been working on cleaning up the basic tower painting (towers on right are still rough) and experimenting with lighting the buildings (second section on the far left tower). Cleaning up the towers takes a while because I have to shift between 25% and 200% magnification to check overall image and work on the small areas. The background will eventually be black but it is easier to work on tower detail with the orange.
I need your help to figure out how to best raise funds for making a print run of my painting “Quiet Strength – Silent Vulnerability”. I want to make a run of 300 that would be a reward for those that fund the print run. I intend to sign each print along with the sheet explaining the motivation and facts behind the making of this print. I thought I could do it as a per post/project reward on a Patreon page but I think I would have to make an order each time a pledge is made, which would negate the bulk discount from my printer that would make it possible to sell the reward cheaper. I pretty much have everything lined up as far as cost and suppliers go, all I have to do is find the best way to fund the print. I wish I could just order them and sell them but I am not in financial shape to do so. So, can any of you suggest a way to fund this and future prints? Kickstarter? Go Fund Me? Other?
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