I will re-imagine spaces as the Victorian Academics pictured the future to be. Everything from architecture, ads, fashion & more!
Hey Guys! I'm Robin, and basically I'm asking for funding for the first big artistic undertaking of my life. Exciting!
Okay, so basics: I plan to travel to the UK (on my dime, I've been saving) and spend a few days experiencing an area (anything that calls to me) and then render that area in Steampunk Style.
Anyone out there who doesn't know what Steampunk is, don't panic! Basically, it's an artistic movement slowly gaining notice in the general public that is based around the vision of the future that many academics in the Victorian Era had; steam power, mechanics, vests and monocles to say the least.
So, the world that they saw happening a few hundred years in their future. I will show the space as it would have been had that alternate future occurred.
What's really exciting about this project is how multi-media it is. I'm not just drawing the scene, but I'm also thinking about how local ads would be designed, what local shops would sell, how people would dress, what would be in fashion, etc. I have a distinct vision here, but there is enough openness to the idea that I feel it can grow organically as I progress.
As patrons of the arts, you guys make this goal possible. Historically, patrons have had just as much to do with masterpieces as the artists, and I'm very much looking forward to see what we can create.
So, what are the funds going to be used for? In a nutshell: art supplies. Supplies can be a real drain on finances these days, especially when you are buying quality supplies. Paint, canvas, paper, charcoal, brushes, erasers, and much more are all vital to the success of this project.
The best part of all of this is that I can literally share it with you! Each of the designated donations is guaranteed a personal gift from me, no matter which amount you choose. I really can't wait to work with you guys and make this project a great success!.
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So risks and challenges... Obviously this is a huge undertaking for one artist, and I plan to dedicate all of my time to this to make it as successful as possible. I have been planning this project on and off for about two years, and I believe the biggest challenge is putting these plans into action. This is where you guys come in!
In addition, there is always a certain safety concern whenever one person travels alone for an extended period of time, but I believe for the sake of this project, this is a risk worth taking.
Logistically speaking, finding my direction from the many sketches and ideas that are sure to pop up in any given area is definitely going to be a challenge for me, as with many artists. We can't do everything we want to do (between style, media, design, orientation, size, etc.) and choosing which path to take can be daunting. Taking each area from sketches to finished product will be a huge effort, but again I feel that at the end of the day with your support I am capable of this.
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