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I am developing an online series of art lessons. Pledge and you can get original art commissioned by you.
I am developing an online series of art lessons. Pledge and you can get original art commissioned by you.
29 backers pledged $4,929 to help bring this project to life.

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Drawing and Painting are my passion.  I believe everyone is capable of creating beautiful art if they have the desire and learn a few basic techniques.  My goal is to develop a comprehensive online tutorial that teach you how to draw and paint.  I plan to post the lessons at a new website I will be creating in the next four months.  You will be able to jump in at whatever skill level works for you to create a piece of art in a few lessons.  To achieve this goal I will need a little help.    

What I propose is to create a partnership with you and others willing to pledge to this vision.  In return, those who join with me may receive online art lessons for free at the newly created website and commissioned art from me which they can enjoy always.  The prices for commissioned art are at a significant discount from my usual commissions.  Some of the art commissioned by my partners will be used in the lessons contained in the online tutorial.

Here is an example of the painting style and technique I will be teaching:

Think about it.  For the price of a month of cable or a smartphone, you can have a personalized portrait to enjoy forever AND you'll be helping me launch my online tutorials, in which you can also participate.

If you haven't already done so, please watch the Project Video at the top of the page where I lay out the proposal and explain the pledge premiums.   I appreciate your time and thanks for considering my project!

-Phillip Poplin

And here is a quote from one of my artistic heroes who has long inspired me...

Special thanks to Jim Witcher for writing, production and editing.

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    Pledge US$ 8 or more About US$ 8

    A high quality postcard of my artwork, in an envelope, with a personal message from me to you.

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    A limited issue, signed, 5" x 7" professional print of a pen & ink drawing of mine from my "Asian Island" series of drawings. Each print will also be matted in black suitable for a 6" x 8" frame. Cost of shipping included.

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    A personally commissioned 5" x 7" graphite drawing your pet or the animal of your choice, based on photographs you send to me. The first three 30-45 minute tutorials of my program (a $60 value) will also be included at this level. Cost of shipping included.

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    A personally commissioned 9" x 12" graphite drawing of your pet or the animal you choose, based on photographs you send to me. The first three 30-45 minute tutorials of my program (a $60 value) will also be included at this level. For an additional $30 I will videotape your drawing and provide a 4-5 minute compressed video of the drawing in progress. Cost of shipping included.

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    Pledge US$ 350 or more About US$ 350

    A personally commissioned 11" x 14" oil painting of your pet or the animal you choose, based on photographs you send to me. The first six 30-45 minute tutorials of my program (a $120 value) will also be included at this level. For an additional $30 I will videotape your painting and provide a 4-5 minute compressed video of the painting in progress. Cost of shipping in USA included.

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    A personally commissioned 16" x 20" oil painting of your pet or the animal you choose, based on photographs you send to me. The first nine 30-45 minute tutorials of my program (a $180 value) will also be included at this level. For an additional $40 I will videotape your painting and provide a 4-5 minute compressed video of the painting in progress. Cost of shipping in USA included.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    A personally commissioned 2' x 3' oil painting of the animal you choose, based on photographs you send to me. The first fifteen 30-45 minute tutorials of my program (a $300 value) will also be included at this level. For an additional $60 I will videotape your painting and provide a 5-10 minute compressed video of the painting in progress. Cost of shipping in USA included.

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