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"The Magic Rite of Drawing", showcasing concept and character studies from 40 years of my projects & sharing art techniques and ideas.
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    A 'Good Luck" gesture

    A good will, good luck gesture on your part to help reach the goal and hopefully beyond! You will have the status of 'Backer of Great Faith', with a drawing jpeg sent via email confirming you as such!

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    The Book Itself

    A signed 96 page softcover 12" x 9" book, full-color covers, b&w interior pages, with your name acknowledged in the book.

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    Color print

    The signed book, PLUS an artist-signed full-color print (8.5" x 11") in a clear sleeve, loose-inserted into an otherwise b&w interior, with your name acknowledged in the book.

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    2 Volume Set of Books

    A signed copy of Magic Rite of Drawing PLUS a signed softcover copy of the first art book, Faces.Figures.Fantasies.—The Art of Thomas Haller Buchanan PLUS the color print insert.

    If you want bookplates for the books, factor in another $90 for 1 bookplate, or $150 for 2 original art bookplates (each with your choice of subjects). Because of shipping weight, this combo is only available to ship in the U.S.

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    Bookplate by Itself

    'Just' an original art bookplate, customized to your choice of subject and associated name. Shipped in a sturdy envelope.

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    NEW REWARD! HARDCOVER EDITION

    A hardcover copy of the book, being a VERY limited edition, with a limited 8.5x11"color print loosely inserted, uniquely and specially created for this reward level.

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    Book + ORIGINAL DRAWING bookplate

    The signed book, PLUS a detailed ORIGINAL ONE-OF-A-KIND black and white DRAWING by THB, with a subject of your choice (see the bottom of the page for ideas) formatted as a 5.5"x 7.5" bookplate, customized with 'Ex Libris your name'. You can see a couple of samples near the bottom of this KickStarter page, along with a list of subject choices. If you choose this reward, you can pick your subject and indicate your name and I will draw it up and adhere it to the half-title page. PLUS an artist-signed full-color print (8.5" x 11") in a clear sleeve, loose-inserted into an otherwise b&w interior, and your name acknowledged in the book.

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    ORIGINAL ART — Other Worlds

    Graphite drawing used in Gallery show, Parallel Universe. See the drawing at toward the bottom of this page...oh and plus a softcover book

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    Hardcover with Original Interior Sketch

    A hardcover copy with an original drawing bookplate by THB, with the subject of your choice, customized with your name

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    ORIGINAL ART — La of Opar

    Original art color drawing of an Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan character, La of Opar, 13x 19, with a softcover book. See it toward bottom of page

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    ORIGINAL ART — Guinevere

    17"x 11" original art

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    ORIGINAL ART — Another La of Opar

    Original drawing of my dream casting of the young Ursula Andress as La of Opar in a Tarzan movie never made. 13x 19"

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    Patron Level

    The book, 2 full-color limited (to 10 EVER) signed prints (uniquely exclusive to this level) of art nouveau beautiful women representing Art & Science, a COLOR original art bookplate, your name in the book and the satisfaction that you are helping an artist meet a creative need.

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    ORIGINAL ART of "Little Dragons"

    The original sepia toned art for one of the preliminary drawings in the book: "Little Dragons May Get Bigger", 12.5 x 14.75. See the art toward bottom of this page. Plus a book!

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    ORIGINAL ART—Super Race

    Original graphite drawing used for header of KS campaign and also in this book, minus the pesky lettering, 36"x 24", Plus a book! You can see the art minus the lettering near the bottom of this page.

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    ORIGINAL COLOR DRAWING

    19" x 13" color preliminary drawing of iconic space characters as shown toward the bottom of this page, plus a book

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    ORIGINAL COVER ART

    The ORIGINAL ART USED FOR THE COVER of The Magic Rite of Drawing. The uncropped, 16"X14" full art of the renaissance-style portrait, with the hand-drawn title lettering. I'm okay if you want to crop the page just to the portrait, otherwise I will hand sign my full name under the title art and personalize it if you want. You can see the uncropped art elsewhere on this page. PLUS a book!

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    ORIGINAL ART — Circus Comes to Town

    Large (24x 36") detailed graphite drawing of a flying circus careening above the streets of New York City. This drawing will be in the book and can be seen toward the bottom of this page. Plus a book, of course.

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    LARGE ORIGINAL DRAWING

    The very detailed LARGE original art graphite drawing shown at the bottom of this KS page of 'Left Turn Signal', that will be in the book. PLUS a signed book.

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