Hello there, everyone! Just a brief introduction and then I shall get to the point. :)
I've been obsessed with the pinup style for most of my life. Even as far back as sixth grade, when we were asked to do a project on a past famous American, I did mine over Marilyn Monroe. Over the years, I have mastered how to do the hair and make-up, know all the best places to get the clothing and lingerie, but one thing has always held me back: the money to afford it all. I'm only nineteen and I work a minimum wage job in order to help support myself and my boyfriend (the tattoo shop he works at is closing down this weekend, so he is about to be unemployed) and I only get about twenty hours a week, so needless to say, nothing leftover to buy all the lovely PUG things I dream of owning. I honestly don't even have enough to save up for a dress.
On the bright side, I have come up with what I think is a good idea! If any of you have any unwanted PUG clothing, accessories, or lingerie (no underwear, but bottomless girdles, bullet bras, and corsets are fine) then I would be willing to make you a custom drawing or painting in exchange for them. Now I am aware that I'm not going to wear the same size as some of you, which is why I added accessories to the list. My measurements are somewhere around 41-33-38 and I wear a 38D bra.
I'm sure a few of you will suggest I try selling my drawings and paintings on Etsy or Ebay in order to get money for the stuff but Etsy requires money and I wouldn't make anything on Ebay. This is basically a charity. You donate stuff you don't like or use anymore and in return, I make you a gift to show my appreciation. :)
If you are interested, please send me a message including pictures of what you would like to trade. :) Donations are also welcome and will receive appreciative gifts!
$1-$19 worth of items will get a drawing.
$20-$50 worth of items will get two drawings or a painting.
$50-$100 worth of items will get four drawings and a painting, or two small paintings.
$101-$150 worth of items will get two full size paintings or up to ten drawings.
Anything over $150 will get three full size paintings, possibly more if it's quite a bit over that.
I am aware that I'm not the greatest artist and probably won't get any responses to this, but I figure it's worth a shot.
I will mail the original copies of all art to you!
Here are a few examples of my work:
Quick sketch with cheap colored pencils and ultra thin sharpie.
Simple acrylic painting I did for a friend.
Quick sketch of Kate Winslet.
Quick pinup girl sketch using cheap colored pencils and ultra thin sharpie.
I apologize for not having better examples, but I've had to move around so much in the past year, that I don't have any of my better work with me and only have photos of the simple stuff I have worked on recently. Once I do a few trades (if I am able..), I will post those on here.
I really do hope some of you are interested in this and even if you aren't, thank you for taking the time to read it!
Love the art Tabitha, but I am in the same boat as you regarding my desire for PUG & lack of funds to obtain it... I hope this works out for you!! And please, be sure to post more... ;)