Filipino artists offer free digital portraits for Ulysses relief efforts

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Free Digital portraits for Ulysses
“GUHIT PANTAWID” aims to help the victims of typhoon Ulysses through art. Photo from Frances Lim Cabatuando’s FB.

Filipino artists are offering their skills to draw free digital portraits of anyone who will donate to typhoon Ulysses donation drives.

The “GUHIT PANTAWID” initiative aims to create a commissioned portraits of persons, pets, or plants in exchange for a minimum donation of PhP 500 to any legitimate organization conducting relief drives for the victims of typhoon Ulysses, announced one of the founders of the project on November 14, 2020.

The art donation project was first launched in April to benefit COVID-19 displaced workers in Metro Manila including street vendors, construction workers, and drivers.

Frances Lim Cabatuando, one of the artists, went on Facebook to announce that this time, the initiative was reopened to support the flooded survivors of the typhoon.

“GUHIT PANTAWID IS BACK!
Donate at least P500 to #UlyssesPH relief ops of your choice for a free portrait of you, your pet, or your plant! First 100 donors only! 1 portrait each. We’ll announce again once slots are full,” wrote Cabatuando.

The kind-hearted artists who will draw the digital portraits are Frances Cabatuando, Mylo de Borja, Caleb Cosico, and Gab Garcia.

As of this writing, the initiative has already gathered PhP 27,438.67 in donations from various individuals.

To join in the art project for a cause, you can send your reference photo + proof of donation to guhitpantawid@gmail.com and wait for a confirmation email. They will only accommodate the first 100 donors – 1 portrait each.

Another artist who supports the typhoon donation drive is Robert Alejandro who draws kiddie digital caricatures to help Supertyphoon Rolly-stricken Bicol.

The University of the Philippines is conducting a donation drive for victims of typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.

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Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo
Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo was a contributor in the News Letter of her former agency and is currently a content writer on her church's website and social media platform. She is now a full-time housewife who wants to re-ignite her passion for writing.