Painting Miss Daisy
The top prize for our Kickstarter fundraising effort was a $1000 oil painting of Octodad. I had spent a day making the original digital painting in Photoshop as a parody of this somewhat well-known painting of a dapper Teddy Roosevelt. I was pretty happy with the result but had no idea if any one would buy it. The Kickstarter launched the next day and I woke up in the morning to find out this somewhat well-known dapper game developer had made the top contribution to our cause. It felt like Christmas and I wasn’t even raised Christian.
Skip ahead a couple of months later to the end of September. I actually have to paint this thing. We had been busy with development and Fantastic Fest and all the paperwork of incorporating, but it was time for the hardest part of Kickstarter fulfillment: getting the hell started.
Luckily we have a projector on hand at the Corral, which makes copying digital art I made look like a painting into a physical meta copy of itself that much easier.
And if you scroll back up to the top you can check out the final product again. Now all I have to do is wait a few weeks for it to dry, add a final coat of gloss, frame it and ship it to Sweden.