Art and charity go together like two peas in a pod. It is very rare to find an artist who isn’t willing to use their talents to raise some hard earned cash for some much needed charities. Incidentally, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Disney are names that are always entwined. So what happens when you mix art, GOSH and Disney? You get an incredible new charity expedition courtesy of budding artist Gregory Gaige.
He has started the DisneySketch365 charity event. The idea is to draw a new character every day and take requests (for a small fee.) He hopes to raise £5000 for Great Ormand Street Hospital using his talent, his determination...oh and a little bit of pixie dust.
The challenge that Gaige set himself was to sketch a different Disney character every day for a year. Taking a photo of the final product, he’d upload them onto Tumblr and by the end of the year, he hopes to have 365 lovely hand drawn portfolio of some beloved animations we have grown up with. Working at the Disney Store, Gaige has lots of inspiration. More importantly, it made him away that Walt Disney’s Company has a passion for charity work, especially those that focus on bettering the lives of children. Though Gaige sketched anyway, it was this inspiration that turned the project into a glorious charitable one.
It demands a lot of time for Gaige and requires him to really hone in his skills. Though his talent hasn’t gone unnoticed, he has even had Matt Lucas of Little Britain request a sketch! It’s a different spin on raising money and Gaige is determined to reach his final project all the while giving donators something that they can treasure forever and frame.
So far, Gaige has raised funnily enough, £365 and the asks are pouring in. It’s not hard to see why because Gaige is truly talented, able to capture the likeness of the character to a tee as well as putting his own flare on it. It is utterly admirable that he has turned his skills into helping those less fortunate then us.
The only thing left to do is urge you to donate, not only will you get a bona fide piece of art that will no doubt be worth millions when Gaige becomes a top and famous animator. But you will be donating to a worthy cause that helps millions of children who are stricken with illness. You all know the Great Ormond Street name and now it is your chance to support it. With wonderful people like Gage in the world, trying to make a difference, hopefully it will inspire you donate.
It’s art like this that makes the world go round.
DONATE NOW! Head to Gregory's tumblr to see the sketches so far or the Givey page to donate now!