This is Eliza Ivanova and I'm excited to share RAW MATERIAL v.1 with you. It is a carefully curated selection of drawings I've done in the last 5 years, while also working in the film industry as an animator at Pixar Animation Studios in the Bay Area. The book took a good six months to compile, after going through numerous sketchbooks and folders, and figuring out how it all should come together. I decided to include drawings of different techniques and subject matter I've experimented with throughout the years to show you what inspires me to create.
RAW MATERIAL will be about 160 pages, square format, 8.5x8.5. In this campaign, there are several versions of the book to choose from - a soft cover, a hard cover, a blank cover, and a Kickstarter exclusive deluxe book that contains 28 extra pages of artwork, collector's editions of the book with custom drawings, and original drawings included in the book itself.
As we set our stretch goals, we will add special surprises to the book that will be announced soon!
I've been in the animation industry professionally for 7 years, working as a 3D animator at Pixar Animation Studios in the Bay Area, and before that I went to Calarts for traditional hand drawn animation where I got my BFA degree. That's a total of 11 years of living and breathing art, film making, and storytelling, and you can see it seeping into my personal artwork. Every piece, even the smallest and fastest one, has a backstory in my mind. It may not be as obvious sometimes, as I let the piece evolve on its own from the original concept, but I'm a storyteller at heart.
I hope you enjoy my first book of the RAW MATERIAL series!
For more information about my film work and exhibitions, please visit www.elizaivanova.com.
A HUGE thank you to Steve Morger for helping me create this campaign and later for the production of the book, to Andrew Jimenez for the original music in the Kickstarter video as well as coaching me how to properly narrate, and finally to Angela Guzman who helped me shoot the footage in the video.
ORIGINAL DRAWINGS FOR THE PLEDGES
Risks and challenges
The book is compiled and ready for print, so the only variable would be the exact time of delivery, but we are confident in our estimated time for completion. There may be unforeseen challenges along the way, but nothing that will prevent the book from being made and delivered to you.
If you choose a pledge that includes an original drawing, please keep in mind that shipping costs may fluctuate depending on your location and cost of insurance. We will inform you for any changes to the shipping cost.
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