It’s come to that time, that horrible time, when I find myself lacking money. I so far have been pottering along with enough to live, but in an unusual turn of events, I suddenly find myself with some medical bills.
The other week one of my molars broke. I called a dentist and was given the choice between a private emergency appointment, or a long, long wait on the NHS. Given that about a quarter of the tooth had broken, I went for the private appointment. It turns out that if I’d waited for the NHS, I would have lost the tooth (in addition to having a 4 week wait of pain).
The problem is, in order to fix just this tooth, it’ll cost me £200.
The other problem is, in addition to that, I have about another £400 of dentistry that needs doing.
Fortunately I don’t have to pay for all of it at once. But even then, it’s a little more than I can afford. I really, really don’t want to lose my tooth though. I’m only really aiming to get enough to fix the tooth which is urgent – anything else is a bonus.
This is where you can help!
I am an artist, and I like drawing silly things. I would like to draw silly things you tell me to, in exchange for a little bit of money. If you give me $5 and an up to 10 word description, I will draw a postcard sized digital ink or paint sketch. Also, I will post them to http://drawingsforteeth.tumblr.com/ for all to see! :D It’s like a game of Draw Something, but instead of giving money to Zynga, you give it to me! (PS. I won’t draw porn :P )
Why would you want me to draw stuff?
I’ve had a couple of comics published, and worked on some cool games like LostWinds. I’ve had some comic art in temporary exhibits in the Cartoon Museum and Japanese Embassy in London. I’ve written lots of articles about drawing.
If you don’t want a drawing, but want something REAL
Please check out my etsy store – http://www.etsy.com/shop/bentosmile
If you don’t want anything but want to contribute
I don’t mind receiving tips, after all there’s lots of lovely free games to play. Just make sure I know it’s a tip and not for a drawing.
Why not make a game instead?
I’ve not got the resources to make a game at the moment – at least not one which I think is worth selling to you guys.
If I can’t draw the suggestion or you aren’t happy
I’ll give you a refund, of course.
How to send money
Please send $5 through Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a drawing suggestion in the Paypal message. I’ll reply to confirm (and ask any questions if needed) and give you a ticket number, so you can see when to expect the drawing to appear.
Thank you! This is probably the hardest post I’ve ever had to make.