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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, July 20 2019 3:59 PM UTC +00:00.

$3,187
pledged of $400pledged of $400 goal
43
backers
39hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, July 20 2019 3:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hi, my name is Stephen Najarian, I am a fantasy artist that paints dragons and castles (and snowy mountains oh my!) and I travel around the country selling my work at comic conventions.

For the past two years I have been working on a series of Elemental God Dragons,  Dragons that embody natural elements, and the forces of nature.

Look at those sexy Dragons
Look at those sexy Dragons
The dragons in all their glory
The dragons in all their glory

 These elemental dragons have been some of my most popular prints that I sell at conventions.  While at shows I would often get asked about turning them into playmats for tabletop and computer gaming.


Every time I would say "No the art really doesn't fit, I cannot fit a vertical image onto a horizontal playmat".  Well, after two years of being asked I finally decided to say yes.


I am really excited to introduce you to my Elemental Dragon playmat kickstarter.  I have gone and added additional art to three of my most popular Elemental Dragon paintings, Bringer of Storms, Of Fire and Stone, and the King of Winter.  The extended artwork now makes each piece fit perfectly onto standard 14X24 tabletop gaming playmats.  And I am launching these never before seen playmats right here on kickstarter.

                                               The Playmats

Bringer of Storms playmat template
Bringer of Storms playmat template
Of Fire and stone playmat template
Of Fire and stone playmat template
King of Winter playmat template
King of Winter playmat template

                                                 New Added Playmats

Queen of the Stars
Queen of the Stars

Each playmat is 14X24 and has a 1/16 in neoprene backing that prevents the mats from slipping or sliding on your table.  The mats are also water resistant, protecting them from any accidental spills.  If the mats do get dirty, they are very easy to clean, the mats are machine washable (Note: washing machines are a-okay but dryers are not.  The heat from the dryer can destroy the backing, so if you decide to wash the mat, just let it air dry)


In addition to the playmats, I am also offering metal prints of my Elemental Dragons as part of the campaign.  The metal prints are printed on a 1/16 sheet of aluminum, and the results are truly stunning. You've never seen a more brilliant and impressive print! Colors are vibrant and the luminescence is breathtaking. Detail and resolution are unsurpassed.  Each print has a saturation that far surpasses any paper prints, the metals give the impression that they are glowing.  These are quickly turning into my most popular item at conventions.


For backers looking for something a little more "original" I will be making graphite pencil drawings of dragons to go along with the rewards.  Each drawing will be a 8X10 graphite drawing.  The drawings will be limited so do not wait to select this option.

example of the type of drawing backers will receive
example of the type of drawing backers will receive

Patreon exclusive mini print.

Anyone who backs and gets a mini print pack, whether it is part of your reward tier or as an add on, if you would like to complete the set and get the King of Winter patreon exclusive mini print all you have to do is join my patreon and become a $5 or higher backer and this will be included your kickstarter rewards.

To become a patron head over to my patreon here www.patreon.com/steves3511

Don't see the reward package that matches what you want?  Just increase your pledge by the add-on amount to add a mini print pack, playmat, or metal print to your order.  You can add on as many items as you like.  At the end of the campaign you will asked what add-on's you would like and will be included in your package.

                                      Stretch goals you say!?

The main campaign will feature the three above Elemental Dragons, however, if the campaign hits any of its stretch goals it will unlock playmat versions of the other dragons.  When each stretch goal is hit, you the backers get to choose which dragon you would like to see added and I will add the extra art so the artwork will fit the playmat dimensions 



 If you would like to see more of my work, you can find me at all of these lovely places

website- www.najarianart.com

Patreon- www.patreon.com/steves3511

Instagram-  www.instagram.com/stephennajarian/ 

Twitch- www.twitch.tv/steves3511

Facebook-  www.facebook.com/Stephen.Najarian.Illustration/ 

Risks and challenges

There really are not any major risks with this campaign. the artwork for the first three dragons are done, I will be using the same supplier that I use for both my playmats and metal prints, and I have worked with this vendor for the past 4 years printing and selling playmats. I have already been in talks with him to make sure that the order will be printed so I can pick up the mats at Gen Con in the first week of August. The artwork is done, the vendor is lined up.

I have 2 successful kickstarters under my belt so I have a good sense of what to expect, I also used to work in a print shop packaging and shipping orders, so I am well prepaired for the logistics and shipping at the end of the campaign. I am aiming to have the mats delivered in early august, I do have several conventions that I will be traveling to and exhibiting at, so to er on the side of caution I set the delivery for everyone in September. Most of you should see your orders shipped before then.

The only real risk is the project not getting funded, or I get in some sort of horrible accident. Barring any acts of God that throw even my conservative projections off I will absolutely update you and let you know what is going on throughout the process.

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    Not sure what you can use the playmat for? Thats okay, everyone loves mini prints. Get a pack of 5 5X7 mini prints of the Elemental Dragons. Note: anyone who is a patreon backer will also get the exclusive king of winter mini print added to their pack

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    Thats so metal

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    Each metal print is printed on a sheet of aluminum that is 1/16 in thick

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    All the mats

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