Armour: in Graphite is a hand-made body of work & book that celebrates the artisanal skill of the blacksmith
My name is Marcus, and I like to synth.
I traded in a graphic design internship for a ‘real job’ fixing computers the last year of art school. That bright-eyed art student, ready to paint the scene with creativity was met with the stiffling reality of a graphic designer. I often asked "How could I call myself an artist, if I have little or no say in the end result?" A good friend and well respected artist answered “..most of us artists get paid to make pretty things, not get creative”. Insta-ready made, shiny, and mass produced is taking the place of the unique draftsmanship of the artisan.
That vital connection between the artist and the hand made is fading fast as everything goes digital.
After I learned to work with metal, and armoring techniques; I set out to make a fusion between the artisan, and the artist. Graphite, after so many layers becomes like a workable metal, that glimmers like steel. Thus AIG is born.
I will be completing a body of work containing hand-drawn antique armour with graphite and mixed media. The sizes will vary between 9x12 24x18 and 8.5x6 . All the peices will be digitiezed and made into a full color hardcover book, and E-book.
Furthermore, all of the pieces will be available for you Kickstarters signed, and matted or professionally framed.
Bottom line: You get hand-made original artwork, digital media, and art-books!
Ok, so why do you need all that funding?
I'm working feverishly towards having all of the pieces finished, framed, digitized, and shipped out by Decemberr of this year. Currently, budget is the only speed bump ,that's where you come in! :)
The vast majority of your funding will go towards:
-Art supplies like Bristol board, graphite pencils, graphite chunks, smudge sticks, vinyl erasers, the list goes on
-Printing runs and Book Binding
-Promotion, studio and equipment rentals
If there is anything left, it will go towards future peices and production, and maybe bacon.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or want to collab on a custom piece!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
The commonwealth pledge <~> A huge thank you, exclusive access to all digital media, behind the scenes, blooper reels, and a credit on the website as an art patron.Estimated delivery:
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Squire’s pledge <~> All of the above, plus a your name listed as a Squire in the book cover, and on the site. A signed Giclée Print of a suit of armor in graphite on high quality stock 8x10.Estimated delivery:
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Nobility’s pledge <~> Signed book of armor in graphite, a signed Giclée Print 8x10 of a harness of your choice, your name listed as Nobility in the book cover, and on the site. Please add 3$ for domestic & 10$ for international shipping shippingEstimated delivery:
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Knight’s pledge <~> Book of armor in graphite, an original signed graphite piece 9.5 x 7.6 matte framed,Giclée Print of your choice, your name listed as a Knight in the book cover, and on the site. Please add 3$ for domestic & 10$ for international shippingEstimated delivery:
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King and Queen’s pledge <~> 1st-10th edition numbered book of armor in graphite,Giclée Print of your choice, a patron credit as a King or Queen on the website, and in the upcoming book release. an original 18x24 signed graphite piece used in the book, framed. Please add 15$ for domestic shipping & 20$ for international shippingEstimated delivery:
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Legendary Aute pledge <~> 1st-3rd edition book of armor in graphite, Giclée Print, patron credit in the book release and on the website as legendary Aute. An original signed graphite piece wood framed 18x24 See details: Send me a picture, we will collaborate on a graphite piece of a harness of your choosing, or with you wearing the armor in a setting of your choosing. Such as royal setting, action or battle, drawing a bow and arrow, being knighted, etc…Get creative! Please add 15$ for domestic shipping & 20$ for international shippingEstimated delivery:
- (60 days)