"Portraits Volume One" a book of art by DWITT, collecting 4 years of strange, experimental, fun, and odd drawings of faces.
Its been a thought camping out deep in the back of my brain for some time now. It has scavenged for resources, fought for territory, and finally gained enough strength to take command and push me to go forward with it... to create a book collecting work from my ongoing 'Portrait' series.
As a screenprinter, I have stacks of paper lying around with giant messes of ink on them. Sometimes they look good, but often they do not. As an artist on a tight budget, I saw the really messy ones as a resource I needed to use. Coating them with some paint and matte medium, I then started drawing with ink and a brush to create the 'Portrait' series. Each one is started with no idea how it will end up, I just start drawing and figure it out as I go. "Working from nothing", as Miles Davis once said.
Working on a surface that is already heavily worked upon has immense appeal to me. Its like the paper is charged with energy, and I'm just putting on the finishing touches. Or strapping a saddle onto a wild horse. You know what I mean, right?
The book will be HARDCOVER & digest size, 6x9 inches, and feature FULL COLOR reproductions of the original 5x7 artworks, all of which will be printed OFFSET, NOT DIGITALLY. It will be 76 pages of experimental, abstract, fun, often strange, and sometimes menacing, Portraits. I'm aiming for a first edition of around 500 books, but the more funding I can get beyond my goal, the larger the first edition can be (and perhaps even more pages). And of course, you like books right? You HAVE to like books, especially ones full of ONLY pretty pictures. If you don't like books, I'm honestly impressed and puzzled you have read this far.
I hope you will support my efforts and spread the word about 'Portraits Volume One'. Cheers!
If you'd like to see more of what I do, to get an idea of what you might expect in the book, please visit my website, http://www.DWITT.com
Originally, it was to be a digitally printed, square bound trade paper back style, soft cover book. No longer. It will be HARDCOVER book, that will be offset print. It will be a thing of beauty.
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May 25, 2012 - Jun 24, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
You will receive a limited edition, 5x7 inch screenprint featuring an image from "Portraits Volume One". And my sincere gratitude.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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You will receive 3 limited edition, 5x7 inch signed and numbered screenprints featuring artwork from the book 'Portraits Volume One', and many thanks.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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You will graciously receive a signed copy of the book 'Portraits Volume One'.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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You will receive a signed copy of 'Portraits Volume One", along with 2 limited edition signed and numbered 5x7 screenprints each featuring an image from the book. Along with eternal blessings of appreciation.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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You will receive a signed copy of 'Portraits Volume One", along with 3 limited edition signed and numbered 5x7 screenprints, each one featuring an image from the book, as well as an ORIGINAL 5x7 sketch of a Portrait drawing just for YOU. Not to forget many thanks and gratitude.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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11 backers Limited (19 of 30 left)
You will receive everything listed in Reward #4, as well as one of the ORIGINAL artworks featured in the book 'Portraits Volume One'. Plus my undying love.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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10 backers Limited (5 of 15 left)
I will draw an original portrait of YOU, in a style I deem appropriate, on an 11x14 sized sheet of paper, just like the ones used in the book. Plus a signed copy of the book, 3 of the aforementioned prints, an original drawing featured in the book, and a thank you letter typed on the typewriter I inherited from my grandfather. Old school analog fun.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
Just like reward #7, but instead of an 11x 14 sheet of paper for your original drawing, I will work on an 18x24 inch stretched canvas, so it will be ready to hang on your wall and display your exceptional taste in art.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012