Explore Ireland through the eyes of an artist, designer, writer, and maker via sketches, fully developed artwork, and journal entries.
100. It's a large number. And when you add "illustrations" behind it, it's a significant commitment. That is what I'm planning to do. I'm going to travel around Ireland and Northern Ireland for six weeks and capture the essence of it and the people through illustrations. One hundred of them. I will also be journaling/blogging/documenting the entire process and working on a memoir (possibly a future Kickstarter project) while I make my way around, seeing the sites, engaging the locals, and experiencing the culture...one illustration at a time.
As I travel I will be taking a lot of photographs. Those photographs will eventually be the basis for the fully developed illustrations. I will post some of them to various social networking sites as I travel so that everyone can see all the best bits of my journey. I usually first work out my preliminary sketches on vellum or tracing paper (like the photo above). I find it more forgiving when I start erasing things and experimenting with what I might want the end result to be. I can be quite a perfectionist and it helps me have a more pristine original piece. Once I have something I feel will make a good illustration, I move over to a higher quality paper (unless I'm doing a digital illustration, then I take a photo or scan and get started on tracing it into the computer). I am expecting the originals to be 11"x14" or 11"x17" (depending on which paper I decide on) to more easily accommodate a flatbed scanner for image capturing the final pieces and so that postage costs to send pieces as rewards is reduced. These are the pieces that will be included in the official 100 illustrations. Some will be simple line drawings, some with full contrast showing a lot of elaborate detail through shading, stipple or crosshatching. I might even do some digital illustrations or scratchboard. I can't say for sure. I'm guessing that most will be graphite or pen + ink, but I don't want to limit myself for this since this will be an ongoing project eventually covering many places and I want to keep it exciting.
I'll also be using Field Notes memo books to write notes in, doodle in, and collect various collage type goodness (like paper coasters, or brochures, or business cards, or napkins or...anything I can get my hands on to document every bit of this adventure). They're pocket friendly and will be easy to use walking through parks and such. Some of these will be up for grabs as rewards. The sketching and doodling I do in this manner will be casual and likely silly. I find it to be a good warm up exercise before jumping into the bigger pieces.
Prints will be limited edition runs of 100 for each illustration. They will be printed by me on 11"x14" 64lb. Aurora Fine Art Natural paper with archival ink in my studio, hand numbered and autographed.
A note about delivery dates: I have no actual idea how long they will take me. It will depend largely on the ratio of simple line drawings to elaborate stipple illustrations. I don't want to rush them so for anyone expecting originals or things like that...I will keep everyone posted on the process and update timelines as things develop.
Thank you for supporting this project. It means the world to me. If you're able, please pass it along to your circle of friends that love art and travel. Like it. Follow it. Tweet it. Shout it from rooftops. I'll need all the help I can get to not only accomplish this goal, but to move forward with future destinations.
What's the money being used for?
- Travel (plane, train, rental car, taxis, gas, baggage fees)
- Tours, guides, entry fees, etc.
- Art supplies
- Postcards, Moleskine Postal Notebooks, Field Notes, packaging and postage.
- Professional image capturing of each piece
- Printing costs
- 10% in fees to Kickstarter and Amazon Payments
What if you make more than you need?
I'll put the money toward the next project...100 Illustrations: Portland.
Where can we see more of your work?
My website. Kelly Anderson Studio. You can see my portfolio, find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, read my blog, see artists and designers I love. You'll find out tons about me and my work...probably more than you want to.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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I will covertly sneak your last name into one of the fully developed illustrations. It'll be like the biggest Where's Waldo project of all time! I'll send you a digital version of the illustration via email and if you can't find your name, I'll let the clues commence.Estimated delivery:
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Who doesn't love a small note of gratitude with their bills every now and then? I'll send you a handmade one. It'll be awesome...like a warm hug in your mailbox minus all the awkwardness. Fear not...you score level 1 goodness, too.Estimated delivery:
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You'll get level 1 rewards and I'll let you suggest an item or short message to be hidden within whichever illustration has your name in it. Give me 3 options and I'll choose one (PG13ish rated, please). I'll also send you a postcard from the road. Note: I have veto rights. We'll work to find something we can agree on.Estimated delivery:
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You want the poster and you want the covert shout out, but like most great things...you just want more. Instead of the postcard, how about a small sketch? A doodle of sorts? A lil personal one of a kind "What's up?" nestled inside a Moleskine Postal Notebook? I'll write you a personal note about how the trip is going and rock a little sketch from wherever I'm at showing that you were thought of and greatly appreciated during my blessed adventure.Estimated delivery:
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Artwork is the name of the game for this project. I'll be making limited edition prints of my favorite pieces. Get yourself one (plus the shout out and the Moleskine).Estimated delivery:
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You'd rather have an original piece to go with your poster and your Moleskine. No problem. You'll get the shout out, too.Estimated delivery:
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Not only do you get the shout out, the poster, the Moleskine, and an original, but you can give me three suggested (realistic) stops for my trip and I will choose one. Tell me why you want me to stop there, too. Is it your pub or restaurant? Where you proposed? Some place you've always wanted to go? I'll feature it in an illustration and ensure that it's the original piece that you receive from me. Note: I obviously have veto rights. If it's not possible or makes me uncomfortable, we'll work to find a great solution.Estimated delivery:
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You're a collector with discerning tastes. You can't help but support the arts. You're greedy as all get out. Whatever the case...you want the works. Covert shout out, postcard, poster, Moleskine, print, AND original piece? Whew! How about I throw in one of the little Field Notes books I'll be doodling in, brainstorming in, taking notes in, journaling in? Yeah, I'll give you one of those, too.Estimated delivery:
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