Part I Kickstarter made this series a reality, now this is Part II & I need to test the market & raise funds for my erotic art business
Hi Lovely KickStarter peeps!
I had such a great response to my first foray into erotic art, a small Kickstarter project which was successfully funded earlier this year, that I decided to take this concept and expand on it.
The project's aim is primarily to take the images that have already been created by collaborating on this one photoshoot with other great artists, and be able to turn the images into a series of 4 paintings that are high-quality, limited edition art works. Also, it's important to continue my erotic art career, that I generate interest in the works and find out what is working for you, the audience.
Some Context on this Project & Why it needs to be Funded at this Time
Step 1- Improve After the first project ended, I got help and talked to a creative professional colleague of mine, Will Taylor, he immediately agreed to help and work with me on continuing the momentum I got from the first project, by setting up a photoshoot. We arrived at the concept of Web of Life, Netting and Viels - that everything is interconnected and woven together and visually expressed by yarn, wrapping, veiling the human figure and twisting into netting.
Step 2 - Collaborate Will tapped his network for some more awesome talent and we planned and executed a stellar photoshoot, and shot the footage for the video above to document the process for this project. Sunny An, an amazing makeup artist in the industry, agreed to do hair and makeup, and Amabelle Aguilez contributed her beautiful, delicate, and unique hand-made fashion designs which perfectly expressed our netting and webbing concept.
Step 3 - Evolve That shoot went so well, and we got some awesome images, and it turned into a fashion shoot with erotic art highlights, so we planned even more shoots and the concept is evolving into more themes and a whole network of ideas if you will.
Step 4 - ReEvaluate The initial idea that came to me one day, to make erotic art, with myself as the model, and take the photographs and turn them into high-quality finished paintings and beautiful works of art has become gradually more of a reality. However, I want to share my new passion for this whole erotic art series I have planned, but I need funding to continue. I realize, I need a space to create the art, and defined that as an art studio in Los Angeles, where I can use the front-end as a gallery space to sell the work and network with other artists and collectors.
Step 5 - Plan + Action! Because of this, I wrote an entire business plan last week, with help, and drew out exactly what I need to do to become a successful erotic artist-model which I love being. I still need to earn an additional minimum of $7000 from modeling in the next year, to contribute to my start-up funds which I have started to do, and raise an additional $2000 and generate interest by offering pre-orders of finished work for this current Kickstarter project, to 1) make sure enough people are genuinely interested in this work 2) meet you, lovely Backers! who will be fans and collectors of the work! 3) Get valuable feedback from you guys!
Step 6 - Get Going or Get Out I rewrote this Kickstarter Project into its current form you see today, and I need to get funded, or I won't: A) be able to become a successful statuesque, erotic art model B) Won't get to know you, awesome Backers!
What will the money be used for?
100% Funds pays for this series to be produced into art: These works will be paintings and prints, available here for the first time on this project, and later when this is successfully funded, if there is any work left, it will be available in my new studio / gallery! All the money raised for the $2000 goal will be used to produce the rewards for you, and buying more materials to finish producing this 4 painting limited edition series in it's entirety - as outlined in rewards section!
101%+ Funds goes to the other artists involved in the photoshoot: If the project gets over-funded, which would be fantastic! Then, I would love to pay out all the other artists involved in creating the photoshoot for this 4 painting series, by splitting funds among them. We all worked together on a mutual basis, but it would be really awesome to be able to pay artists so they can keep up the good work! = good karma :)
Don't forget: Availability of Limited Edition Prints These exclusive prints and paintings are available here first on Kickstarter where you can pre-order, and later if any are still available, in my new gallery, but once sold out will never be reprinted!
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May 31, 2012 - Jun 20, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
U R FOXY: Access link to a private video slideshow of all the finished paintings!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $10 or more
U R CHARMING: Postcard of one of the finished paintings, with a handwritten thank you note from me, even if it's just one sentence it's totally personal! Also, you get access to the private link of all the finished paintings!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
0 backers Limited (100 of 100 left)
U R STUNNING: Limited edition 8"x10" high-quality giclee print of one of the finished paintings on Premium Glossy photo paper. You get to choose the painting you prefer (but limited to 25 printings of this size of each of the 4 final paintings, first response to survey gets first choice).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
0 backers Limited (20 of 20 left)
U R ANGELIC: Limited edition 11"x14" high-quality giclee print of one of the finished paintings on Somerset Velvet paper and signed and numbered by the artist. You get to choose the painting you prefer (but limited to 5 printings of this size of each of the 4 final paintings, first response to survey gets first choice).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $200 or more
6 backers Limited (6 of 12 left)
U R SUBLIME: Extremely limited collectible 18"x24" finalized painting. The painting is a high-quality giclee print of a final image, embellished by the artist, and printed on Somerset Velvet paper, mounted on a cradled birch board frame, and finished with encaustic wax. You get to choose the painting you prefer (but limited to 3 paintings of this size of each of the 4 final paintings, first response to survey gets first choice). I will also sign and number the back of each painting with a personal thank you message! You are an awesome art collector and this art has the chance of gaining value since you are helping launch my erotic art!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $800 or more
1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
U R DIVINE: Set of all 4 extremely limited collectible 18"x24" finalized paintings in this set. The paintings are high-quality giclee prints of the final images, embellished by the artist, and printed on Somerset Velvet paper, mounted on a cradled birch board frame, and finished with encaustic wax layers. For this reward you will get one of each of the 4 finalized paintings which will all be signed and numbered on the back of each painting. **Since I am adding this reward later, I may need to adjust the amount of finalized paintings - but each image will be exclusively limited to 3 paintings - but I may need to add more paintings to this series as required, which means more choices for you! You are an awesome art collector and this art has the chance of gaining value since you are helping launch my erotic art! You will have a stellar mini-collection started.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012