Be Drawn – a witness to cancer

Fundraising

I’m doing a project, drawing portraits of cancer patients, who could so easily be overlooked at this grisly time.

I’m doing it in memory of my friend Tazeen, whose last days I sketched in the autumn.

(Keep reading below video.)

Plainly, my portraits don’t aim to be photographic, but to give a lively sense of a person. (See this similar project.)

I will draw individuals over Zoom (online). It will take ten minutes, at most 15, at a time to suit us both.

If individuals only want my drawing as a digital file – great. I’ll send that. (Again, to be clear, at no charge.)

My hope is that this idea will provide useful “airtime” to cancer during the coronavirus, and support one of the cancer charities whose funding has been so gravely affected at this time. (If you represent one of those charities, please email me.)

JP


Entirely optional

If you wish, I can also record the drawing session, in which we chat about your work. The recording will show both of us – me drawing, you being drawn. (See this other similar project.)


If you want a print

I use https://theprintspace.com for my own fine art prints. If you like my drawing and want a physical copy, you can get 50% off at the checkout on your first order with this code: RZNJV57

To be completely transparent, The Print Space have offered me a credit worth 10% of whatever you spend. But I don’t care about that! I am sharing this only because you might want 50% off.

Raise funds for Soho’s homeless

Fundraising

Hi, I’m JP Flintoff.

I’m helping The Union club to raise funds for Soho’s homeless community – by drawing club members like you!

For your donation, I will draw you over Zoom. It will take ten minutes, at most 15, at a time to suit us both.

Your donation will help to support a homeless community that is more than usually vulnerable during the epidemic of coronavirus.

If you only want my drawing as a digital file – great. I’ll send you that. Here are some I did already:

If you want it printed on fine art paper, with light-fast ink, I won’t be able to sort it out for you but the process is simple, and I have just this week been offered a 50% discount by the printer I use (details below).

Thank you club member Jaime Marshall for this idea.


Entirely optional

If you wish, I can also record the drawing session, in which we chat about this and that, as in the video above. The recording will show both of us – me drawing, you being drawn.

The recording will (I guess) be uploaded to The Union website, helping to sustain a sense of the club’s members while we’re all apart.

But like I say, the video bit is entirely optional.


CHOOSE YOUR SLOT

Just click on this link to find a day and time that suits you:
https://flintoff.org/art/be-drawn-help-the-union-raise-funds-for-sohos-homeless/

MAKE YOUR DONATION

You can send it to The Union, using this PayPal link (and the reference “Be Drawn”):
paypal.me/unionclubsoho


Printing discount

For my own art printing, I use https://theprintspace.com. It just so happens they sent me a promotion this week if I introduce others to their service.

With the discount code (RZNJV57) you can get 50% off at the checkout on your first order. The normal price of a high quality 9 x 6 inch print is £7.35. Larger is more expensive (obviously).

I can’t help you with the printing, but it’s really very simple. Just upload the digital file I send you to the Print Space website, choose your size, and don’t forget to add the discount code at checkout: RZNJV57

POSTSCRIPT: I made a video showing how to upload your picture, for Shelley and Joe. It might help you too:

JP


Yes, I know, you want to see the drawing I did of Cat. Drum roll please… It’s here.

Sunday service on Facebook, from the Vicar’s home

Inspiration
Facebook live, from the study in the vicarage

I was just now watching a Sunday morning service, broadcast live from the study of the vicar’s house.

At this time of self-isolation, with the church empty and dark (but for a single candle), Father Jeremy said he was put in mind of the lamentations of Jeremiah, yearning to see Jerusalem again.

At least, I think it was Jeremiah. I haven’t checked.

Father Jeremy also talked about Lazarus being raised from the dead. That’s the bit I sketched, while I was watching.

It felt a bit wrong to be drawing while the service was happening – but then it felt a bit wrong in many other ways too.

If I was in church, I might sing.

At home, I sketch.


PS. Father Jeremy confirms it was Jeremiah, and recommends this: