As featured in Urban Outfitters, Etsy, and Regretsy. And the Presurfer first, thanks!
Let's run though some questions you might have before we get started:
Q: How long does the process take?
A: Depending on other projects I'm working on, it should take 3 weeks from start to finish.
Q: How big is the final portrait?
A: Approximately 2x3 ft.
Q: I see that you melted some of them. It's like.. you mixed new age impressionism with Salvador Dalí's style. That's totally legit. Can you do this for mine?
Q: What would I need to do?
A: Send me a photo of your desired portrait, sit back, & relax.
Q: Why would I want to do this?
A: Other than the obvious reason than its just totally rad to have your face made of gummi bears... well actually there are several reasons: its guaranteed to be the best conversation starter ever, makes an excellent gift, & prints of your art will be shown in galleries in Berlin and Los Angeles.
Q: Aren't ants and bugs going to eat it?
A: No, I pay 25% more for sugar-free gummi bears. Plus I coat with a sealant to protect it from wear and tear. Don't worry homie, I got your back!
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Your personalized, amazing, one-of-a-kind 2x3-ft almost edible portrait costs $1750. Oh alright you can haggle with me. Ok fine we can start at $495. FINE FINE $350. Ok just email me. melissarachelblack [!at] gmail.com. After I'm really famous though, it'll cost more, so you should probably order now.
Q: Why does it cost so much?
A: Because you're getting a premium-quality product from a classy, classy lady (that's me). The best things in life are free (love, sunshine, a kiss from a puppy), but the best products take expertise, care, and passion to execute--you're paying for goodness.
Q: What are you going to spend my money on?
A: Well, I recently graduated university and am currently supporting myself 100% as an artist. Mainly I need money to buy food, strippers and pay rent. I'm quite the minimalist, so I really don't buy much, but its nice to be able to eat once in a while. I promise not to buy an iphone or diamond ring with your money. I quit my 9-5 to pursue my dream this year, so with this purchase you're supporting the idea that one can make money doing what they love. You're funding growth, positivity, and goodness.
Q: Can I pay you to do other awesome things?
A: Great question. Yes, in fact. Time is money, and I spend all my time being creative. I make rap lyric greeting cards with antique printing processes which you can buy http://www.etsy.com/shop/melissarachelblack. I'm also your new favorite graphic designer and photographer. I design stunning wedding invitations, websites, business cards, and more. See my everything-portfolio at http://www.flickr.com/photos/melissarachelblack/ and my photography at http://www.melissarachelblack.com
Q: Are you serious about all of this?
A: Yes, you can see photos of previous gummi bear portraits that I made and my gummi bear gallery show at Urban Outfitters here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/melissarachelblack/sets/72157622473915763/with/4607369096/
If you're as serious about buying this as I am about making it for you (would be an honor!), please email me at melissa [!at] yeoldegangster.com so we can work out the details before you hit the order button. Thanks!