End of Summer 2020 Portrait Giveaway

I think I’ve enjoyed some pretty good luck lately with portrait giveaways. I had a great experience with the last giveaway winner, which really left me with a positive feeling all around regarding this hobby. I’ve also done a couple of free portraits for healthcare/essential workers during the pandemic which were also very positive and encouraging projects. Experiences like these really energize me towards continuing to make portraits. I’m obviously no Rembrandt, but practice does help. And excellent experiences like these just make me want to practice more! All-in-all, it’s a good feedback loop.

I’ve also started another website, which I wrote a post on about a month ago. As the name suggests, it’s basically a review site that covers my thoughts on various games and gadgets. I occasionally posted reviews here on Amdall Gallery, but I wanted to separate that sort of content from the art on this site. Anyhow, the positive experiences I’ve had lately drawing portraits, along with wanting to promote a new website, seemed like the perfect storm for another portrait giveaway/raffle! Sort of a two birds with one stone situation. I just did one about 4-5 months ago, and normally don’t have another so soon after. But it seems like a good time for it.

If you participated in previous giveaways, this work basically the same way. Once again, the contest itself is hosted via Gleam. The prize will be one custom piece of artwork done by me of whatever the winner requests (in the style you see on the most recent artwork on the site). You can enter by subscribing via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or there are other options like a bonus entry. Here’s the entry form, and I’ve included details on the rules below:

Summer 2020 Portrait Giveaway

Basic Rules, Disclaimers, etc:

  • I’ll let it run for about three weeks. At the end, I’ll click a button and Gleam randomly selects a winner (here’s how).
  • To enter, you have to provide Gleam a name and email address. Whenever I’ve entered contests, I used a junk/throwaway email, Twitter, and Facebook just for that. I never receive spam from Gleam, but use your own discretion regarding real email/social media versus accounts used just for contests. Just know that whatever email you provide is how I contact you if you win.
  • Once you’re logged into Gleam, to actually enter, you just click the buttons to visit, subscribe, or “like” the page.
  • I was able to get an easy “click to enter” button (the first entry), but there are some other bonuses if you want to increase your odds. Each one you do counts as an entry.
  • If you win, we can communicate about your prize however you’re most comfortable. It can be through the comments section here, via email, social media – totally up to you! My initial message to you will be via email.
  • The winner gets to pick the subject of the artwork – as I said above, it could be a self-portrait, pet, most feared spider, or whatever. There are some exceptions though. I’m not going to draw something I find offensive. Art does reflect on the artist, and there are certain things that I wouldn’t want associated with me or this site.
  • I am at my best drawing people, so you’ll get best results from those requests. I’m getting better at drawing animals though, so that’s probably a good option too. I’m terrible at scenery/inanimate objects/etc,…but I will give it a shot if you’re really enamored with some building.
  • No one has ever commissioned me for a drawing, but if they did, they could decline my posting it on the website. This contest is an exception though; I will share the finished product at the end (both on this site and on Youtube). So, the winner should keep that in mind. If the winner prefers though, I will remove their name and just identify them as “anonymous” in my post sharing the artwork. I’ll never share a full name though, so it will either be “anonymous” or semi-concealed like “Jon A.”
  • Usually, I send a digital version via email, then mail the physical copy to you. In these strange COVID-19 times, the mailing portion might be something we have to delay a bit. We’ll play that by ear.

Good luck to everyone who decides to give this a shot!

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