Dave Dees (Mr. D, Dave the Doorman) is creating Educational Artwork
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I am Dave Dees, known to many as Mr. D or Dave the Doorman.  I have been a middle school art teacher for almost 11 years here in Baltimore, MD.  I am the type of teacher that gets along with the "bad kids" and I have been considered a favorite teacher by quite a large majority over the years (their words, not mine...  got some awards, and degrees too NBD.)  I respect the kids, and have a great passion for passing on my love for art.  I absolutely love what I do and want to do it for as long as I can!

 Because of this recent life experiences, I have decided I want to make something lasting that shares the thing I am most passionate about with the art education world, and all of it's art students.  In order to make that possible I have been creating lessons that can be used by students to teach themselves, or better yet parents can use them to learn it and then teach it to your kids.  ALL OF THAT IS FREE!!! ...Yes, I am quite magnanimous.

I have already started making things including sketchnotes on a blog at www.stuffgettingmade.com as well as creating YouTube videos on my Stuff Getting Made channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJyup9stiN4ZkbM_m.... However this takes a great deal of time and not an insignificant amount of money to do well.

Basically I want everyone to enjoy learning how to draw for free.  I would also love it if people who had some extra cash, or people who just really enjoy what is getting done... or just fans of Mr. D forked out a little something for the cause of ART FOR EVERYONE!!!  Hold the applause, but come with the stacks.  This project needs cash to improve video quality, production quality, speed of release, time available to make videos, etc.

The rewards are BALLER!!! First, you get to influence the content.  If you wanna kick in a little something and you really want some particular subject covered in a video or a sketchnote...  I got you BOO *smooches*  Then there are autographed beard photos, personal videos, etc. go read it!

Ship it because you love art.  Chip in because you love ME.  Be a patron because of a secret life long love affair with sketchnotes which you never had the nerve to admit to the world, but you'll be damned if you aren't going to keep the Hottest sketchnotes on the web going forever.  Your secrets are safe with Old Mr. D.  

*****LET'S MAKE SOMETHING AWESOME FOR THE FUTURE OF THE ARTS, AND LET'S DO IT TOGETHER!*****

P.S. I recently consulted with someone I know who is a total internet rockstar, so the next batch of stuff will KILL IT!!! (that means be good if you are a nerd... which is cool too. Nerd money is green, thats my scene.)

~~SAD HEALTH NEWS WARNING~~

At the end of last school year I found out I have cancer. I am lucky to have such a great doctor that found it almost impossibly early. I am also super lucky to live around the corner from one of the worlds foremost thyroid surgeons. I cannot believe how fortunate I have been with well wishes from everyone who already knows about it.

I was working, until I recently was told to stop by a doctor (actually she laughed in my face when I told her about my 20 hr workdays on Fridays,) the worlds greatest extra job as the doorman at the Bluebird in Hampden (basically worlds best bar, because of the worlds best ownership.) Unfortunately, even though I am super lucky to have some decent insurance, CANCER IS EXPENSIVE!!

That is hopefully where you want to come in. I want to make these videos and lessons for the students in case I can't make it back to them as soon as I want to, but that requires time. I could spend that time finding and working a less demanding second job... or we could work together and make this into my second job which primarily pays for all my new medical bills, prescriptions, and lost wages. Not to mention the small stack of bills that are waiting to be paid as we speak (what can I say, I tried not to have to tell anyone so they wouldn't look at me 'that way', but now I have a cane and don't want to lie to my friends so I might as well ask for the help I have always offered to my friends when they were sick.)



Tiers
Kickin' in a little sumthin'
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Patron-only polls
  • Entrance in basic level prize drawings
  • Exclusive Full Price Deals at ALL RETAILERS!!!
Helpin' Out
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Entered in basic prize drawings
  • Subscription to my youtube (if you click on it)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Really Helping Out
$10 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to Patron's Comic exclusive series by Mr D
  • Direct Influence over future video/sketchnote content
  • Registration in "Real Deal" prize drawings (and lower levels)
  • 0% discount coupons for art supplies
  • Plus all previous rewards
People Who Rock!
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • Early downloads of all releases
  • Registration in "Real Deal" prize drawings (and lower levels)
  • Your name in the credits of my videos
  • 1 Autographed picture of my BEARD!
  • One Drawing review a month (you send it, I send tips)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Dope A%$ Mofo's
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Funny and Very Personalized Video Message (to you or your student)
  • Three Drawing Reviews per month (you send it, I send tips back)
  • Registration in "Killer" prize drawings (and lower levels)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Straight O.G.'s
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • 2 Funny Personalized Videos message
  • 4 Drawing Reviews per month 
  • 1 Sketchnote on a Topic of Your Choice
  • Registration in "Killer" prize drawings (and lower levels)
  • Mention in a YouTube Video for more than a shout out
  • My Undying Respect
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$13 of $100 per month
When I reach $100 I will add a patron shout-out page wherever I am in the Patron's Comic I am currently working on.  I will also consult with an internet expert guy who will help me make my stuff better.
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I am Dave Dees, known to many as Mr. D or Dave the Doorman.  I have been a middle school art teacher for almost 11 years here in Baltimore, MD.  I am the type of teacher that gets along with the "bad kids" and I have been considered a favorite teacher by quite a large majority over the years (their words, not mine...  got some awards, and degrees too NBD.)  I respect the kids, and have a great passion for passing on my love for art.  I absolutely love what I do and want to do it for as long as I can!

 Because of this recent life experiences, I have decided I want to make something lasting that shares the thing I am most passionate about with the art education world, and all of it's art students.  In order to make that possible I have been creating lessons that can be used by students to teach themselves, or better yet parents can use them to learn it and then teach it to your kids.  ALL OF THAT IS FREE!!! ...Yes, I am quite magnanimous.

I have already started making things including sketchnotes on a blog at www.stuffgettingmade.com as well as creating YouTube videos on my Stuff Getting Made channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJyup9stiN4ZkbM_m.... However this takes a great deal of time and not an insignificant amount of money to do well.

Basically I want everyone to enjoy learning how to draw for free.  I would also love it if people who had some extra cash, or people who just really enjoy what is getting done... or just fans of Mr. D forked out a little something for the cause of ART FOR EVERYONE!!!  Hold the applause, but come with the stacks.  This project needs cash to improve video quality, production quality, speed of release, time available to make videos, etc.

The rewards are BALLER!!! First, you get to influence the content.  If you wanna kick in a little something and you really want some particular subject covered in a video or a sketchnote...  I got you BOO *smooches*  Then there are autographed beard photos, personal videos, etc. go read it!

Ship it because you love art.  Chip in because you love ME.  Be a patron because of a secret life long love affair with sketchnotes which you never had the nerve to admit to the world, but you'll be damned if you aren't going to keep the Hottest sketchnotes on the web going forever.  Your secrets are safe with Old Mr. D.  

*****LET'S MAKE SOMETHING AWESOME FOR THE FUTURE OF THE ARTS, AND LET'S DO IT TOGETHER!*****

P.S. I recently consulted with someone I know who is a total internet rockstar, so the next batch of stuff will KILL IT!!! (that means be good if you are a nerd... which is cool too. Nerd money is green, thats my scene.)

~~SAD HEALTH NEWS WARNING~~

At the end of last school year I found out I have cancer. I am lucky to have such a great doctor that found it almost impossibly early. I am also super lucky to live around the corner from one of the worlds foremost thyroid surgeons. I cannot believe how fortunate I have been with well wishes from everyone who already knows about it.

I was working, until I recently was told to stop by a doctor (actually she laughed in my face when I told her about my 20 hr workdays on Fridays,) the worlds greatest extra job as the doorman at the Bluebird in Hampden (basically worlds best bar, because of the worlds best ownership.) Unfortunately, even though I am super lucky to have some decent insurance, CANCER IS EXPENSIVE!!

That is hopefully where you want to come in. I want to make these videos and lessons for the students in case I can't make it back to them as soon as I want to, but that requires time. I could spend that time finding and working a less demanding second job... or we could work together and make this into my second job which primarily pays for all my new medical bills, prescriptions, and lost wages. Not to mention the small stack of bills that are waiting to be paid as we speak (what can I say, I tried not to have to tell anyone so they wouldn't look at me 'that way', but now I have a cane and don't want to lie to my friends so I might as well ask for the help I have always offered to my friends when they were sick.)



Recent posts by Dave Dees (Mr. D, Dave the Doorman)

Tiers
Kickin' in a little sumthin'
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Patron-only polls
  • Entrance in basic level prize drawings
  • Exclusive Full Price Deals at ALL RETAILERS!!!
Helpin' Out
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Entered in basic prize drawings
  • Subscription to my youtube (if you click on it)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Really Helping Out
$10 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to Patron's Comic exclusive series by Mr D
  • Direct Influence over future video/sketchnote content
  • Registration in "Real Deal" prize drawings (and lower levels)
  • 0% discount coupons for art supplies
  • Plus all previous rewards
People Who Rock!
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • Early downloads of all releases
  • Registration in "Real Deal" prize drawings (and lower levels)
  • Your name in the credits of my videos
  • 1 Autographed picture of my BEARD!
  • One Drawing review a month (you send it, I send tips)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Dope A%$ Mofo's
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Funny and Very Personalized Video Message (to you or your student)
  • Three Drawing Reviews per month (you send it, I send tips back)
  • Registration in "Killer" prize drawings (and lower levels)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Straight O.G.'s
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • 2 Funny Personalized Videos message
  • 4 Drawing Reviews per month 
  • 1 Sketchnote on a Topic of Your Choice
  • Registration in "Killer" prize drawings (and lower levels)
  • Mention in a YouTube Video for more than a shout out
  • My Undying Respect
  • Plus all previous rewards