Every year for the past five years the good folks at Loading Ready Run hold a grueling, now week-long masochistic ritual of public torment: Desert Bus for Hope. The short of it is that they play the most boring game yet made, Desert Bus, non-stop, while accepting donations and holding auctions. They stream the experience live, and the proceeds of this period of pain are given to Child’s Play, which in turn uses them to buy video games for kids in hospitals.
I can get behind this: in fact, this year, I did. As part of the event they hold a craft-along to give people a chance to donate an item (or items) that they made for the auctions or give-aways. I’m not a rich man, but I do splash paint on paper, so hopefully I can get some person with more lucre, filthy or otherwise, to part with their hard earned cash in return for the aforementioned paint splashes…for the children.
Items should be in keeping with the primarily gamer-oriented audience of the event. In my case, I painted some fan-art from Limbo:
Below is a composite of the progression from sketch to painting: the finished piece is approximately 9”x21” on Rives BFK printmaking paper.
Hopefully it will help make some sick kids happier this year! The event begins November 16th, 2012.