Want to Help Typhoon Victims? Get Your Portrait Drawn by a Local Artist
The devastation wrought by typhoon Ulysses continues to unravel. Images of people trying to rebuild, particularly in Marikina and Rizal province, are all over social media. It’s doubly heartbreaking considering that it’s barely been a few days since typhoon Rolly ravaged the Bicol region.
As always, people are coming together to help those in need. Government agencies as well as private corporations and individuals have launched donation drives to get much-needed help to those most severely affected. It can feel exhausting at times, but as a country that is one of the worst hit by natural disasters, it’s something that we can’t avoid and might have to live with for the foreseeable future.
Local artists have heeded the call to help. On Twitter, especially, the creative community has launched a campaign to get people to help by offering their services. Those who would like to donate can simply get in touch with the artist and get a picture drawn for a small price, which would then go to relief efforts. While most offer portraits, some can draw other pictures on request.
To find these artists, just search “commission for a cause” on Twitter or follow the hashtag #ArtPH.
For the lucky ones who can afford to give, here are a few to get you started:
????????????????— YeshiFalala COMMISSIONS FOR A CAUSE (see pinned) (@YeshiFalala) November 12, 2020
I'm opening commissions FOR A CAUSE.
For each person who sends funds into my GCash account (P100 or higher), I will draw one (1) cat. You can send me details if you want yours to be customized. You will be sent a digital copy of your cat via Googledrive. pic.twitter.com/xDFOd0aePp
? ART FOR A CAUSE ?— ???????????????????????????????? (@cheezusfriesz) November 12, 2020
Hello, guys! I am opening an art commission to help those who are affected by the typhoon!
Please check each photo for details on how to secure a slot!
( RTs are much appreciated! )#UlyssessPH #ArtForACause #ArtPH pic.twitter.com/y4Pe8WRufa
????#Icons4UlyssesPH is an artist-led advocacy project that encourages netizens to aid donation drives and relief operations held for the victims of #UlyssesPH in exchange for a profile icon.— Taki ???? #Icons4UlyssesPH (@sardin4s) November 12, 2020
Links for the donation drives will be appended to this tweet thread.
DM me or @/lydbsc! pic.twitter.com/nOsIjQV9mQ
Hello I am postponing my commissions to do icon commissions for #UlyssesPH— ? marc ? #SOGIEEqualityNow (@artwmarc) November 12, 2020
500PHP or 11USD for one icon like the one below. All proceeds will be donated to various UlyssesPH donation drives of my choice.
Payment through Gcash or Paypal
DM me for more info! pic.twitter.com/z6rn6wfm4I
HELLO i'm opening donation commissions to help fund donation drives for #UlyssesPH?? i can take 5 slots for the weekend, details in the pic??— ???? DONATION COMMS CLOSED (@atsktism) November 12, 2020
pls check the thread for the places you can donate to ???????? pic.twitter.com/QwG5vimyRz
?? #UlyssesPH DONATION COMMS ??— ira ???? DONATION COMMS FULL (@sisigtofu) November 12, 2020
accepting 10 slots for my ICON commissions to help fund donation drives linked below ????????????????
for those who are overseas and wanted to donate but paypal option isnt available, kindly paypal me your donation! will send proof of transfer pic.twitter.com/glJwvLyxds
Hello! I am opening my #commissions to help donation drives help victims of the typhoon #UlyssesPH. All the proceeds will go straight to charity.— jo | COMMS FOR A CAUSE (5/??) (@_artphrodite) November 12, 2020
Even if you can't commission me, simply sharing or referring me to your friends is enough.
If you wanna learn more you may dm me! pic.twitter.com/TkHnvSl2jU
PSA: if youre looking to commission ph artists right now, please consider this thread; i’ll be linking posts on donation comms, ph artists please feel free to add to the thread. i’ll also include donation drives in case you want to directly help the organization. #UlyssesPH— ???? yela | COMMS OPEN! ???? (@popcorncheek) November 13, 2020