Late last week, I got word through Twitter that artist Jeff Preston was looking for work. I didn’t have any work myself, but I did have an idea.
I recently ran into a situation where I really needed some stock head shots for a character generator I was developing. I got to thinking at the time that it would be great to have someone draw up some character portraits and release them using a Creative Commons license, so that others could use them for their own work.
I’m not exactly rolling in the dough, so patronizing a project like this myself is more or less out of the question. But, artist needing work + Kickstarter = a chance to see if this will work.
So, Jeff and I talked and worked out the particulars, and it’s with great pleasure that I can announce that we’ve put the experiment together and you can now back the project.
We’ve put together what we hope is a good breakdown of rewards for different sponsorship levels, but we’re hoping that this project is less about the direct rewards and more about helping to build up more Creative Commons material that can be used by other game developers.
Please help spread the word about this project. If it does well, I’m hoping to do more stuff like this in future.