Two years ago, with the help of 3dtotal Publishing, I launched my first Kickstarter for The Art of Loish. To this day I’m still amazed by the support we received for that project. Thanks so much to everyone who helped us!
When I was digging through old sketchbooks and digital art files for the first book, I found so many sketches, speed paints, and rough works that I wanted to share. Instead of squeezing them all into the first book, we felt that they warranted their own space, which is why we are launching this new campaign for The Sketchbook of Loish.
Sketches are particularly interesting due to their raw and expressive nature, and they give the viewer an insight into the artist’s unique creative process. This book will showcase my traditional and digital sketches, ranging from character sketches to environment speed paints. It will feature both old and new work, including exclusive artwork that will only be available through this book.
My goal is not only to give insight into my creative process, but also to share my knowledge through tips and tutorials. It will contain resources for artists who are just starting out, and also for more experienced artists who want to learn more about my digital workflow and techniques.
Through this campaign, we will be offering a unique opportunity for backers to get signed and numbered copies of The Sketchbook of Loish, as well as the first art book (The Art of Loish), which you can get together as a bundle. There’s also a limited number of signed prints available, featuring exclusive artwork made just for this campaign.
All backers will be able to download a tutorial video that teaches my process for digital speed painting. Four speedy backers will also get the chance to buy a unique original sketch!
Please note that the number of signed copies are limited and will no longer be available once these rewards run out! This campaign is the only opportunity to get this bundle of books, stretch goals and goodies. It will also be the only way to get copies of the book with the unique numbered certificate. However, after the campaign ends, The Sketchbook of Loish will be available through the 3dtotal online shop, Amazon and all good book retailers.
My first book, The Art of Loish, turned out to be a huge success. Backers of the first campaign received the book in a beautiful mailing carton, along with a few awesome stretch goal rewards. 3dtotal Publishing has a history of fulfilling Kickstarter campaigns to a really high standard, and has established successful distribution methods. By teaming up with them, I am confident that can achieve the same high standard of service and delivery, and another fantastic art book with incredible extras for you to enjoy.
For anyone who missed the Kickstarter for my first book, The Art of Loish, you can still buy a copy here.
Kickstarter gives us a special opportunity to thank those who make the book possible, by adding stretch goals and extras to the campaign. The more the campaign funds, the more unique items we can give the backers!
Please note: Stretch goal rewards are not available to backers of tier 1 (the video-only tier).
3dtotal Publishing is able to ship worldwide! Simply select your favorite pledge option and your location, and Kickstarter will calculate the shipping for you!
All shipping will be untracked. If you require a tracked solution for your rewards, please message us or email email@example.com and we’ll provide a shipping quote. US rewards will be shipped from the US to help expedite delivery.
All rewards will be sent out at the same time (both signed and unsigned). However, if there is a very high number of backers, please keep in mind that it will take us a few days to work our way through packaging all the rewards. 3dtotal Publishing has a fulfilment company lined up to do this as quickly as possible, so once dispatched, rewards should reach you in 10-15 working days.
Unforeseen delays that are out of our control can occur during delivery, so please allow an additional two weeks before checking up on your package. We will be doing our best to make sure everything gets to you on time!
In the event of lost orders in the mail (it happens!), we will offer to resend the order once for free, or alternatively you will have the option of a refund. Please note that we can only reship an order once if it is lost. If the second parcel is lost, we will not be able to offer a refund.
For those who are not familiar with Kickstarter, it’s a worldwide crowd-funding platform for artists and their creative projects. Once the funding period ends, we will start finalizing the book and the extra rewards, which will be sent to you in March 2018. About a month before that, we will send you a survey through Kickstarter, asking for your address - the reason we wait until a few weeks before is so that we have everyone’s most up-to-date details. When the survey is ready for you to fill in, you will receive an e-mail through Kickstarter. We ask that you fill the survey in as soon as possible, to avoid any delays in sending out your reward!
Risks and challenges
We learned a lot from the first Kickstarter, particularly when it comes to managing the logistics for such a high number of backers! To help with this 3dtotal Publishing has a fulfilment company in place to start packaging up the rewards as soon as everything is ready. This way, we can ensure that we can process a high number of rewards as quickly as possible. Many of the US orders were slow to arrive last time around, so to counter this, US rewards will be shipped from the US to help expedite delivery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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