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San Diego - Urgent Sketch Commissions

Sat Nov 22, 2014, 10:37 AM

Hi everyone, I feel like I haven't been here in forever! I've missed you all so much, how have you been doing? :dalove:

I have been in San Diego, CA since a couple of months ago to practice my english in a language school. The classes have been amazing and I've made a lot of great friends from all around the world. However, I have been struggling this whole time because of money issues.

You might not be familiar with the situation that all venezuelan students who study abroad have to face. Our country's currency cannot be exchanged with any other currency in the world unless it's through the government. We request a certain amount that will go into our studies and housing and we pay them in our currency so that they will give us the dollars. I requested the money from them over 3 months ago and I haven't gotten an answer yet, so right now I'm still in San Diego but I don't have money to continue staying here. I have housing and school until December 12 and after that I don't have anywhere else to go and I don't even have enough money for food and transportation for this month.

Before I left my country I bought my plane ticket back to Venezuela for March 2015 since I had planned to stay here for six months, but if I have to go back sooner I have to pay an additional fee for changing the ticket's date and I don't even have a way of paying that either. The other issue is that because I'm under a student's visa, it's impossible for me to work here, so I don't really have a way of income, every cent I have is for spending and there's no way for me to get it back. So yeah, that's basically my situation right now, I've been struggling a lot and I don't know what to do anymore. The economy in my country is in really bad shape right now and I don't want to go back without even finishing my studies after all the money and effort I invested on this.

If you read all that you are awesome, thank you!! I'm not used to asking for things like this but I really need your help right now. I don't have access to a computer with Photoshop or a tablet right now so I'm not doing any digital art. What I do have is a notebook and a pencil. This is all I can offer right now and I hope some of you can help me.

I need to collect at least $1,000 before December 12 in order to stay another month and keep trying/waiting for my government's response. It sounds like an impossible task but I'm going to try. I'm going to offer Pencil Sketch Commissions that I will make in my notebook to anyone who would like to help me.

Pencil Sketch Commissions:

(Payments through Paypal (, but if you only have points let me know!)

1. Big pencil sketch: $8


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2. Small pencil sketch: $4


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3. Small pencil portrait: $3 


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I really hope the prices are ok, right now I took the pictures of the drawings with my phone to show you the examples, but I will have access to an actual scanner during weeks for the finished pieces. If you have any other ideas of requests please let me know and we can work something out. If you are interested in commissioning me drop me a note.

If you can't commission me I would really appreciate if you could spread the word.

Thank you! :heart:

I love you all! :dalove:


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Lexi247 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day~!
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student General Artist
  Merry christmas everybody Happy Holidays, Eli!! Tight Hug Heart Wish you a wonderful time. Love
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What an incredible gallery you have!
Jazz197 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hey those are some pretty good looking drawings you madeClap  dont forget to watch my gallery too 

hope to see you again:D (Big Grin) 
Faded2Indie Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Writer
Sending much love and hugs to you :glomp: Thanks for leaving me a message during my absence, dear. It means alot.
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