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Robert GarbinBy Robert Garbin
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Robert GarbinBy Robert Garbin
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Quiet Strength - Silent Vulnerability
Quiet Strength - Silent Vulnerability

This image is maybe the third or fourth digital painting I had made and was my most ambitious to that point.  I have a love for nature and big cats with tigers being my favorite so I have always wanted to draw or paint one.  The initial drawing was done years ago with plans of using it for a water color painting.  

Unfortunately, I never really learned water color techniques, resulting in an orange blob on wrinkled paper.  The project languished until two years ago when I began learning, on my own, how to paint digitally.  Using Gimp 2.8 and a Wacom drawing pad I created my first real digital painting "Universal Eyes - Infinite Sadness", which became the blueprint for a series of paintings titled "It's All Connected".  "Quiet Strength - Silent Vulnerability" is the second offering in this series.

The painting features a Tiger resting along the bottom of the image.  In the background is the depths of space surrounding the planet Saturn.  All of the paintings in this series will feature animals from earth, many endangered, and objects in our galaxy/universe representing the connection to the whole of nature, not just our limited idea of earth.  Of special importance, you should note the eyes of the tiger.  The left eye is Jupiter and represents the size and power of the tiger.  The right eye is Mars and represents death from life.  Mars may have once harbored life but is now a lifeless desert with massive sandstorms and harsh conditions.  Mars represents the all to possible future of these mighty cats.

The concept behind the entire series is the importance of protecting life on earth and understanding the connection we have to the universe.  The first painting in the series, "Universal Eyes - Infinite Sadness", depicted a wolf with a galaxy for a backdrop and the eyes were the earth and moon.  If this print project goes well, I will set up a project to do a run of this image. 

Rewards include prints of the above digital painting along with digital copies.  In addition there is a close up coloring page of the tiger jpeg file.

Quiet Strength Coloring Page
Quiet Strength Coloring Page

 

Also, I am including progression files of earlier digital paintings that served as learning courses for the making of Quiet Strength - Silent Vulnerability.

Making of Universal Eyes - Infinite Sadness
Making of Universal Eyes - Infinite Sadness

 

Making of the Cover for my Future Short Story Collection "Mystics and Misfits"
Making of the Cover for my Future Short Story Collection "Mystics and Misfits"

 

Risks and challenges

The challenge of this project is to bring in the funding necessary to print 300 copies of Quiet Strength - Silent Vulnerability from Print Salon. In addition, once the funding campaign is complete, organizing the ordering of the prints, shipping tubes, and flyers for 300 orders on my own will test my skills. However, just knowing that the prints are wanted will make all these issues minor. I have already looked into most of the costs including the fees charged by Kickstarter and shipping and have included them into the project goal.

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    Progressions of Other Digital Paintings

    These are jpeg files I created showing the many steps of taking my ideas from drawings to paintings.

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    Quiet Strength Jpeg files

    If you would like to support this goal but can't afford the print reward, I will send you by email a jpeg copy of the image along with a jpeg coloring page I created from the image. In addition I will send jpeg copies of the progression files on other projects.

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    Quiet Strength Print

    The goal of this project is to create and share 300 prints of my painting "Quiet Strength - Silent Vulnerability". The image will be 8.5" x 23" with a 1" border on premium luster paper from Print Salon and will be signed. A one page flyer will accompany the print describing the history and motivation behind the final image. I am holding shipping to the United States since this is my first attempt at doing this and it is already included in the reward level. I hope to have the prints shipped by December but I wanted to leave room in case they did not return quickly from Print Salon.

    In addition, I will send jpeg copies of "Quiet Strength - Silent Vulnerability", a close up coloring page of the tiger, and progression files of other works.

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