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A pencil portrait project commemorating Mother's day for an entire year, using photos/images provided by YOU!. Read more

Bowie, MD Painting
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A pencil portrait project commemorating Mother's day for an entire year, using photos/images provided by YOU!.

Bowie, MD Painting
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WHO ARE YOU?

Hi, my name is Saheed Fawehinmi and I’m a full time Visual Artist based out in the DC Maryland Virginia area. I’ve been involved in the arts for a very long time and everyday is just as exciting as the first time I ever picked up a pencil to draw.

As an artist, I subconsciously feed off the universe’s energy to create that which I feel resonates with the people.I have this fascination with drawing exactly what I see, particularly and noticeably in my portrait work. Though it requires a great deal of time, patience, practice and discipline, the end results are what inspires me to continue in my pursuit of becoming an excellent portrait artist. For me personally, striving to capture the emotion, core, essence of something/someone that already exists is very exciting and I'll keep practicing, as I intend on mastering this particular style of art.

WHAT'S YOUR PROJECT?

The name of my project is Celebrate Mother’s day 365: A Portrait A DayThis series will serve as a token of my appreciation to mothers from all walks of life. The place that a mother holds in a child’s life is universal. And even though the words might be written or pronounced differently in other languages, it all means the same everywhere. I’ll be drawing a portrait a day for 365 days, celebrating mother’s day with pictures/images provided by guess who, YOU!.

The picture can be a picture of YOUR MOTHER, A SOON TO BE MOTHER, YOUR GRANDMOTHER, or A WOMAN YOU SO HIGHLY REGARD AS A MOTHER. Your direct involvement is key and necessary in order to bring this unique project to life. I'd like to use portrait art to celebrate the everyday mothers of the world, as well as document different lives and discover the thread of motherhood that ties us together as one. The primary purpose of this project, besides sharpening and enhancing my skills as an artist, is to celebrate, inspire and connect with everyday people that I share this commonality with, which is practically the world.

I’d like to kickstart this project on Mother’s day month in the U.S (May 2013) and have it completed by the Beginning of May 2014. This project is opened to everyone from around the world, so feel free to participate in this exciting year long project.

For those who pledge to be a part of one of the days on the 365 days project, you’ll be assigned a specific day for me to create your original graphite pencil sketch and have it featured on my Celebrating Mother’s Day 365 blog, that'll be specifically created for this project. Then I mail it out to you to have and keep.

Because I have the daunting task of drawing several portraits within a specific time frame, the portraits will be more of a sketch. Below is an example

Melissa, 9x12 on a bristol drawing paper

All portraits for the CMD 365 days project will be drawn on a 9x12 Bristol drawing paper. 

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

You get cool and awesome rewards. The more you pledge the better and awesome rewards you receive. So please, feel free to pledge however much you can. These rewards include

YouTube Video

Showing you the creative process and the end results for the project. Click the link below to watch an example

http://youtu.be/DzCvl6aG6og

Digital painting

Digital Painting portrait of you or a person of your choice.

Painting on canvas (11x14, 18x24, 24x30)

Acrylic painting on canvas of you or a person of your choice.

Detailed Pencil drawings (11x14, 16x20, 18x24)

Pencil drawing of you or someone of your choice.

Calendar

Post card

EBook

Poster

If successfully funded and I exceed well beyond the proposed amount I' m asking for, I will unlock some more cool rewards!!!

WHAT WILL YOU USE THE MONEY FOR?

The money raised from kickstarter would be used for

  • Art Supplies (Canvases, Bristol Drawing Paper, Thank you cards, Paints, Pencils etc.)
  • Printing Costs (Rewards, Calendar of Celebrating Mother’s day 365.)
  • Shipping Costs (Packages, Postage, Art Pieces, Rewards)
  • Scanner ( To produce high quality images that goes on the blog)
  • Website & Graphic design work
  • Software app for Digital Painting
  • Time to successfully execute the project


HOW CAN I HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOAL?

To get funding, I have to reach the project goal set or I get no funding at all, even if I come up $1 short.

Scroll up the page, and on the right side you'll see a button that says "BACK THIS PROJECT". Click it, and follow the instructions.

I can always raise more than the goal, but never less and if I do surpass the requested amount, the better the production of the overall project.


I hope you guys are just as excited as I am to begin this project. I want to thank you all for taking the time to watch this video and I hope the project sells itself and does get successfully funded.

 Feel free to share with your friends, family and anyone that might be interested. Thank you in advance and I'll be in touch. Peace.

MORE ABOUT ME

Twitter: @truartist83

Instagram: Truartist83

website: www.truartist83.com

Risks and challenges

The thought of drawing a lot of portraits, 365+ to be exact, is scary but exciting at the same time lol. The time itself to accomplish this goal is a challenge, but because I've experimented with sketching a portrait a day, well before putting this project together, I like my chances of being successful. I genuinely have a passion for drawing portraits and I think that eliminates any risk or doubt about completing this project. With that said, my only concern would be things I have little or no control over such as being under the weather. but through whatever adveristy, I'm confident I'll presevere. I truly believe this is the ideal project that will help improve and elevate my skills as a pencil portrait artist, as well as connect directly with people who have inspired this project. LET'S GOOOO!!!!

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Rewards

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    Pledge $5 or more
    About $5 USD

    5 backers

    I will mail you a postcard print of one of my artwork, personally thanking you for your generous contributions.

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    Pledge $15 or more
    About $15 USD

    1 backer

    I’ll email you an exclusive YouTube video created for the CMD 365 day project + $5 reward

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    1 backer

    An 18x24 Poster printed on heavy stock with a nice satin finish, of any image of the Celebrating Mother's day 365 personally signed by me + $15 reward

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    Pledge $35 or more
    About $35 USD

    0 backers

    Downloadable Ebook of Celebrating Mother’s day 365 + $25 reward

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    Pledge $50 or more
    About $50 USD

    3 backers

    (8x10) 300dpi of a Digital Painting portrait of you or a person of your choice (Pet, Sibling, Friend e.t.c) emailed to you + $35 Reward.

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    Pledge $125 or more
    About $125 USD

    1 backer Limited (199 left of 200)

    YOUR MOTHER/A MOTHER FIGURE/MOTHER TO BE/GRANDMOTHER’S PORTRAIT as part of the 365 day sketch-o-thon. Pencil Sketch in 9 x 12 inches ( your original portrait mailed to you and a display of your portrait on my blog for the world to see)

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    Pledge $225 or more
    About $225 USD

    0 backers Limited (30 left of 30)

    Want more than one 365-day portrait? That’s Great! This is the reward definitely for you! For TWO portrait days, pledge $225; for THREE portrait days, pledge $335; for FOUR portrait days, pledge $445

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    Pledge $250 or more
    About $250 USD

    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    All of the $35 Rewards + a very DETAILED 11x14 pencil drawing of you or someone of your choice

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    Pledge $350 or more
    About $350 USD

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    All of the $35 Rewards + an 11x14 Acrylic painting on canvas of you or a person of your choice.

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    Pledge $450 or more
    About $450 USD

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    All of the $35 Reward + a very DETAILED 16x20 pencil drawing of you or a person of your choice

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    Pledge $550 or more
    About $550 USD

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    All of the $35 Reward + a very DETAILED 16x20 Acrylic painting on canvas of you or a person of your choice.

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    Pledge $700 or more
    About $700 USD

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    All of the $35 Rewards + an 18 x 24 personal commission pencil drawing of ONE or TWO people of your choice.

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    Pledge $850 or more
    About $850 USD

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    All of the $35 Rewards + an 18 x 24 personal commission acrylic painting of ONE or TWO people of your choice.

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

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    All of the $35 Rewards + your very own 24 x 30 personal commission painting of ONE or TWO people. I'll have your video on my YouTube channel.

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Funding period

- (30 days)