Saturday, November 20, 2010

Desert Bus for Hope!

I love playing video games. I grew up playing Mario with my friends and sisters and lots of fun times then and now. I was happy to donate a piece of art (and a custom piece) for Desert Bus for Hope to raise funds for Child's Play who provides games, books, and toys for children in hospitals.

Child's Play was created by web comic Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik of Penny Arcade.
"Since 2003, we’ve set up and organized Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 40 hospitals worldwide. In four short years, you as a community have answered the call and come together to raise millions of dollars."

"Treasure!" 5  x 7, Gouache & Ink, 2010

My pieces on the silent auction go live tomorrow. One of my favorite games was "The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker", and I based my painting around Link treasure hunting for rupees.

Bid on my painting "Treasure!" based on the video game "Legend of Zelda: Windwaker" here! SOLD for $1,500!
Bid on my custom piece (original painting based on your favorite video game) here!  SOLD for $1,702!

There's lots of great artwork artwork and bid get some really cool stuff, while providing children in hospitals with gifts to brighten their day.


lauren carney said...

the fancy pictures on your blog makes my little heart happy!
keep up the great posts!
x x

Nicole said...

Thanks Lauren!

DoingKermit said...

Wow this is amazing ! Can see why it fetched so much ! love the colours, how did you colour it ?

Nicole said...

It was painting with Acryla gouache and then inked.


Heather said...

wow, just wonderful, i lvoe that kind of childlike cute and harmless imagination

Teela Golden said...

Hi, I know this is an older piece of yours, but I just recently discovered it and I am absolutely in love with it! Were prints ever made? I would love to have this on my wall, it is so gorgeous.