Hi! I’m Ai, an aspiring writer (and a *frustrated* aspiring digital artist) from Philippines. My father is still unemployed as of the moment and I can’t work in an office setup. (I tend to get antsy if I stay too long with people. I can’t even work in the BPO industry because I tend to stutter when speaking.)
I use the name ‘Elliot’ as my penname (thelazyelliot as username just for laughs).
I’m asking for small donations to fix my father’s old laptop and/or to buy a drawing tablet so I could start creating decent art (and finally accept art commisions.)
(I could use my phone, yes. But recently, my phone’s memory is almost consumed and slowing down my phone. I can’t delete any files anymore since it’s mostly my practice art, my drafts and base pictures I use in cover making. You can visit my graphic shop for sample, Peachy Cloud)
I’ve already posted before, but haven’t got funded yet. I’m not sure if this would work either, but I’m trying my luck.
Yes, $50 could feed us for a week or two, but that’s it. After that, if my father still hasn’t return to work, I might ask for another donation. Which is not really ideal.
This ask is for a long run. I would definitely help others once I’ve managed to earn money from my crafts.
I can definitely provide a proof with regards to my father’s laptop which keyboard’s malfunctioning (only the num lock is working) plus it doesn’t have any battery (w/c is also the reason why I can’t use it outside.) If the laptop is fixed, I wouldn’t have to worry about how I could participate in different writing contest. Plus, I could also use it once the classes begin.
The art tablet could help me earn from commissions. I can’t draw anything decent using my phone because it tend to lag, a lot.
I’ve attached several samples of my works (most of then were covers and icons) that I’ve made using my phone. Some files from my drafts (most of then were still on pre-planning stage.) And the drawing tablet I’m eyeing. Plus money coversion (for fixing the laptop. I’m not sure if they’ll charge the same amount as before, they asked us for 3000 php to fix the keyboard, and another 3000 php for the battery about a year or two ago.)
Thank you very much!