Daniel Kekaiola Kauwe is creating Abstract paintings/compositions
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Inspired by van Gogh's massive body of work despite incredible poverty and serious mental and physical health problems (about 2,100 pieces produced between his late twenties and his death at 37), I'm currently entering the start of a 10 year personal commitment to dedicate myself to the completion of at least 2,100* unique pieces/compositions  starting 2014.  I will keep a running tally here on Patreon for supporters to see.

     

I plan to exclusively focus myself on the production of these pieces/compositions for 10 years, even to the point foregoing any other professional endeavor and even if it means that I am radically restricted in terms of finances.  While I hope that I won't end up having to eat dog food, wear clothes with holes, or never go on another vacation, I am truly prepared to make the completion of this goal my utmost priority from July 2014 until July 2024.


There is one slight flaw in my plan, in that both my 2D and 3D work are primarily done digitally using Photoshop and 3DS Max, and thus I do have to wrassle up funds for equipment, software, and reproductions


Your support would be invaluable not only in terms of being able to actually produce my art in terms of paying for equipment, etc., but also, in terms of helping me avoid the whole starving artist scenario...

:)



Tiers
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
On each anniversary of a full year of support, I will send you one 12 x 12 inch high quality giclee canvas print of your choice from my completed works to date, suitable for stretching or framing. ACCESS to patron only content!
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
On each anniversary of a full year of support, I will send you one 12 x 12 inch high quality giclee canvas print of your choice from my current pieces for sale.  It will also be signed and numbered. ACCESS to patron only content!
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
On each anniversary of a full year of support, I will send you one 16 x 16 inch high quality giclee canvas print of your choice from my current pieces for sale. It will also be signed and numbered AND stretched, ready to hang immediately. 

ALSO:

Each month I will send you a pencil/pen sketch of a piece/composition that I am presently drafting and developing.
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 of 20 patrons
Same reward as the 10.00 tier AND each month I will annotate the sketches to describe my thoughts for the concept of the piece in question. ACCESS to patron only content!
Pledge $45 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Same rewards as the 10.00 tier, PLUS on your first month of patronage I will send you a set of drafts for all of the pieces/compositions that I am currently considering and/or just beginning to create.

From this set, you may choose one piece/composition that interests you and then each month, until the piece/composition is completed, I will send you a sequential set of images that highlights the breakdown of progress for the piece you selected.

These sequences will be annotated to explain the process and when completed, you will have the entire history of the creation of a piece/composition. When the cycle completes, I will restart it by sending you again a set of current drafts. ACCESS to patron only content!
Pledge $75 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Same rewards as the 10.00 and 45.00 tiers combined, AND at the completion of the piece/composition that you choose, I will then send you one 24 inch by 24 inch, high quality giclee print on canvas, stretched, signed and numbered, and corresponding to what you chose. The cycle will then repeat. ACCESS to patron only content!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Same rewards as the 10.00 and 75.00 tiers WITH THE FOLLOWING:

Instead of me sending you a set of drafts and you choosing what you'd like to follow from start to finish, I will send you the drafts BUT you will be permitted to pick one and then send it back to me with notations explaining what color(s) you would like to see used, as well as any adjustments to size(s) and shape(s) of the forms used in the composition. 

So for example, if the draft image that you like is a set of pyramids suspended in mid-air, you can tell me what color(s) you'd like the pyramids to be, as well as what size you'd like them to be, and even whether or not you want them to even be pyramids...maybe you'd like them to be spheres!

At the conclusion of the piece/composition, I will send you a high quality giclee print on canvas with the same specifications as the 75.00 tier. ACCESS to patron only content!
Pledge $150 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
Same reward as the 10.00 and 100.00 tiers WITH THE FOLLOWING:

Instead of limiting your compositional choices to a rough selection from drafts I provide, I will allow you to either pick from the drafts I currently am considering OR you can suggest something entirely novel. I will allow an exchange of drafts 3 times, before finalizing the overall structure for the piece/composition in question.

To be precise, I will send you suggestion drafts initially, and then allow you to either choose from those drafts or counter with a totally new suggestion of your own. I will then take your suggestion and redraft the piece/composition, and then send it to you again, at which point you can either confirm that it is what you wanted and then I will proceed actual work, or you can counter with corrections. Again, I will take your suggestion and then return to you a redraft. This will be the final redraft exchange, and I will accept your final counter corrections. Upon receipt I will begin actual work on the piece/composition. 

At the conclusion of the piece/composition, I will send you a high quality giclee print on canvas with the same specifications as the 75.00 tier.

Note: This reward will be valid for only for the months during which I will start and complete your piece, after which I'll ask that you choose a different reward tier so that others can choose the customization option. ACCESS to patron only content!
Goals
$0 of $250 per month
I'll start issuing weekly posts that detail:

1) My creative process thought-wise (how I mentally conceive, develop, and complete a piece/composition).
2) My creative process technology-wise (how I actually execute my vision using primarily 3DS Max and Photoshop).
3) My current work in progress for the week in question.
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Inspired by van Gogh's massive body of work despite incredible poverty and serious mental and physical health problems (about 2,100 pieces produced between his late twenties and his death at 37), I'm currently entering the start of a 10 year personal commitment to dedicate myself to the completion of at least 2,100* unique pieces/compositions  starting 2014.  I will keep a running tally here on Patreon for supporters to see.

     

I plan to exclusively focus myself on the production of these pieces/compositions for 10 years, even to the point foregoing any other professional endeavor and even if it means that I am radically restricted in terms of finances.  While I hope that I won't end up having to eat dog food, wear clothes with holes, or never go on another vacation, I am truly prepared to make the completion of this goal my utmost priority from July 2014 until July 2024.


There is one slight flaw in my plan, in that both my 2D and 3D work are primarily done digitally using Photoshop and 3DS Max, and thus I do have to wrassle up funds for equipment, software, and reproductions


Your support would be invaluable not only in terms of being able to actually produce my art in terms of paying for equipment, etc., but also, in terms of helping me avoid the whole starving artist scenario...

:)



Recent posts by Daniel Kekaiola Kauwe

Tiers
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
On each anniversary of a full year of support, I will send you one 12 x 12 inch high quality giclee canvas print of your choice from my completed works to date, suitable for stretching or framing. ACCESS to patron only content!
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
On each anniversary of a full year of support, I will send you one 12 x 12 inch high quality giclee canvas print of your choice from my current pieces for sale.  It will also be signed and numbered. ACCESS to patron only content!
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
On each anniversary of a full year of support, I will send you one 16 x 16 inch high quality giclee canvas print of your choice from my current pieces for sale. It will also be signed and numbered AND stretched, ready to hang immediately. 

ALSO:

Each month I will send you a pencil/pen sketch of a piece/composition that I am presently drafting and developing.
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 of 20 patrons
Same reward as the 10.00 tier AND each month I will annotate the sketches to describe my thoughts for the concept of the piece in question. ACCESS to patron only content!
Pledge $45 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Same rewards as the 10.00 tier, PLUS on your first month of patronage I will send you a set of drafts for all of the pieces/compositions that I am currently considering and/or just beginning to create.

From this set, you may choose one piece/composition that interests you and then each month, until the piece/composition is completed, I will send you a sequential set of images that highlights the breakdown of progress for the piece you selected.

These sequences will be annotated to explain the process and when completed, you will have the entire history of the creation of a piece/composition. When the cycle completes, I will restart it by sending you again a set of current drafts. ACCESS to patron only content!
Pledge $75 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Same rewards as the 10.00 and 45.00 tiers combined, AND at the completion of the piece/composition that you choose, I will then send you one 24 inch by 24 inch, high quality giclee print on canvas, stretched, signed and numbered, and corresponding to what you chose. The cycle will then repeat. ACCESS to patron only content!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Same rewards as the 10.00 and 75.00 tiers WITH THE FOLLOWING:

Instead of me sending you a set of drafts and you choosing what you'd like to follow from start to finish, I will send you the drafts BUT you will be permitted to pick one and then send it back to me with notations explaining what color(s) you would like to see used, as well as any adjustments to size(s) and shape(s) of the forms used in the composition. 

So for example, if the draft image that you like is a set of pyramids suspended in mid-air, you can tell me what color(s) you'd like the pyramids to be, as well as what size you'd like them to be, and even whether or not you want them to even be pyramids...maybe you'd like them to be spheres!

At the conclusion of the piece/composition, I will send you a high quality giclee print on canvas with the same specifications as the 75.00 tier. ACCESS to patron only content!
Pledge $150 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
Same reward as the 10.00 and 100.00 tiers WITH THE FOLLOWING:

Instead of limiting your compositional choices to a rough selection from drafts I provide, I will allow you to either pick from the drafts I currently am considering OR you can suggest something entirely novel. I will allow an exchange of drafts 3 times, before finalizing the overall structure for the piece/composition in question.

To be precise, I will send you suggestion drafts initially, and then allow you to either choose from those drafts or counter with a totally new suggestion of your own. I will then take your suggestion and redraft the piece/composition, and then send it to you again, at which point you can either confirm that it is what you wanted and then I will proceed actual work, or you can counter with corrections. Again, I will take your suggestion and then return to you a redraft. This will be the final redraft exchange, and I will accept your final counter corrections. Upon receipt I will begin actual work on the piece/composition. 

At the conclusion of the piece/composition, I will send you a high quality giclee print on canvas with the same specifications as the 75.00 tier.

Note: This reward will be valid for only for the months during which I will start and complete your piece, after which I'll ask that you choose a different reward tier so that others can choose the customization option. ACCESS to patron only content!