Recently, I was asked to participate in a very inspiring art program by the good people of BoomBoom Prints. BoomBoom Prints linked up with a wonderful non-profit called FreeArtsMn (http://freeartsmn.com)! Free Arts Minnesota inspires hope and builds self-esteem for youth who have experienced poverty, homelessness, abuse and mental illness, using the healing powers of artistic expression and caring adult mentors. Their unique approach to educational arts and mentoring helps foster the self-confidence and resiliency these youth need to realize their full potential.
BoomBoom Prints took the drawings of a handful of FreeArts kids, sent them to a select few artists and had them complete each drawing in their own style.
I received this drawing from a little boy, named j’cory who was 3 years old.
This was one of the biggest challenges I’ve had as an artist, but a wonderful challenge. My interpretation of the drawing done in my usually retro TV animation style:
All the net proceeds during the month of December 2015 from the sale of this artwork, along with the other pieces created for this project, will be donated back to FreeArtsMN. If you’d like to purchase this work, just click here. The complete set of works done by all the artists can be found here.
I hope to be invited to more such project in the future!