AUCTION ITEM: Original Artwork of Manny Delcarmen, signed by Manny Delcarmen

The Allented Mr Ripley

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This auction is for an original framed pastel drawing of Manny Delcarmen, signed by Manny Delcarmen,100% of the money raised by its sale will go to the Boston Athletic Academy. The BAA was created by former Sox pitcher (and Hyde Park's Own) Manny Delcarmen as a way to combine athletics and tutoring/mentorship to benefit Boston youth, their mission statement is as follows:

"The mission of Boston Athletic Academy (BAA) is to educate and train underprivileged student-athletes in an environment that recognizes their culture, language, customs, and most importantly their growth potential as individuals. BAA will provide assistance to student athletes to enable them to thrive in and out the classroom. We aim to build strong ties with local communities and plan to partner with local schools, businesses, and organizations to assist us in guiding our student-athletes."

Part of this endeavor includes a College Planning Program, which will:
  • Provide support throughout the college search and application process, beginning in ninth grade
  • Help student athletes fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Facilitate communication between college advisors, student athletes, and family
  • Engage college admissions staff on behalf of student athletes
  • Offer private tutoring in any high school subject and for SAT, ACT, and SAT II subject tests
  • Build a profile for each applicant, including a highlight video and academic transcripts"
SoSH's own @Reverend is an Executive Director of the Academy, and we as a community would like to throw the considerable weight of our membership to help fundraise for this worthy cause. This artwork is a part of our member-driven auction whose proceeds will be donated to BAA.

Now here's the fun part: The drawing hasn't even been started yet. Today I just got Manny aka @Hyde's Pryde to agree to sign the piece once it's completed, which should be within a week or so. But I will document its progress here, as well as make a time-lapse video of the project as it's being drawn. Once the piece is finished, I'll post both a pic and the video.

The color pastel drawing size will be 12" x 16" (16" x 20" matted and framed, mat and frame are included as part of the auction item). It will probably be an action shot of Manny pitching during the 2007 World Series, perhaps one of the following two pics:





Retail value: Normally I charge $350 for one of my pastel pieces, but this one will be signed by the subject himself, so let's say $500.

Minimum bid: $200.

Examples of similar artwork I've done are below:





Example of time-lapse video here:


Bidding begins now, and will end at a designated time after the drawing has been completed and I post the picture and time-lapse video here.

You can view other examples of my artwork at www.kevinmcneil.net, and my dedicated sports art Facebook page is here. Follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/KevinAMcNeil and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kevinmcneilsportsart/.

If you have any additional questions about the drawing, don't hesitate to ask.

Donated by: The Allented Mr Ripley. Please place bids in this thread.

Winner must pay for item within 24 hours after bidding is closed, or it will go to the next highest bidder, unless other arrangements have been made. Donation link is here: https://www.paypal.me/BosAthleticAcademy

We've donated hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years to The Jimmy Fund, ALS awareness, AIDS treatment and prevention, and countless other causes. Let's continue that tradition and make a real difference to under-privileged high school kids from this city that we love so much. Thank you all.
 
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drbretto

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As the owner of Rips second greatest masterpiece, I am here to attest that you will not be disappointed in his work. These things belong on the next Ken Burns Baseball "inning".
 

Jim Ed Rice in HOF

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As the owner of Rips second greatest masterpiece, I am here to attest that you will not be disappointed in his work. These things belong on the next Ken Burns Baseball "inning".
I agree. I'm staring at the Jim Rice piece in my office that he did for me ~10 (Christ, time flies) years ago as I type up my bid.

$350
 

OfTheCarmen

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The piece you did for Farvin is absolutely amazing and this is a great reason to dig deep.

$500
 

The Allented Mr Ripley

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OK, so I've selected a source photo and I'll probably get started on this tonight, unless my craven desire to see the Suspiria remake gets the better of me (the Netflix mailer DVD arrived a couple of days ago and has been sexily whispering my name ever since).
 

OfTheCarmen

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TAMR - Which one did you go with?

As an interested party, when does the auction close?
 

The Allented Mr Ripley

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I'm going with this, I like the head-on POV and facial expression:



The auction will close a few days after I've finished the piece, which hopefully will be within a week. I'd like to give people time to view the completed work and bid based on that.
 

The Allented Mr Ripley

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OK, I've done a switcheroo, I've decided to draw a different source pic. I went for a more dynamic shot.

We are early in the process; this is but a crappy cell phone pic. I will not let any of you down.

 
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JoseBe

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That looks awesome.

Can you make one of me hitting a bomb off that pitch? Lol.
 

The Allented Mr Ripley

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It's a snowy February evening, which means I've been hunkered down drawing in my basement studio. Progress shots (again, inferior cell phone pics, I'll have the services of my Nikon D80 shortly and all will be well again):



 
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The Allented Mr Ripley

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OK, the drawing is completed, final pic is posted below. I'm working on the time-lapse video, I've been having a bear of a time editing/exporting it in Shotcut (my usual movie-making platform), hopefully I'll iron those kinks out soon and be able to post it here.

I'll work with @Hyde's Pryde and @Reverend to coordinate the signing of the piece, I'll have pics and video taken of that when it happens. Pretty sure Manny's down in FL for spring training with NESN, so it may be a little bit before he's back in town to sign.

In the meantime, bidding is ongoing, I'll set a deadline relatively soon once the moving parts become clearer.