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Mythical Beings: a sketchbook by Aubrey Brown

A paperback collection of my recent sketches of mythical beings.

Mythical Beings: a sketchbook by Aubrey Brown

A paperback collection of my recent sketches of mythical beings.

$2,819
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20days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, November 5 2019 5:37 PM UTC +00:00.

About

If you love art, nature, and mythical creatures, and you still prefer to hold a book in your hand sometimes, rather than just viewing things on a computer screen, then this project is for you!

This will be a "perfect bound" paperback book, 40 pages, 7 x 9 inches. It will be designed by me, and printed locally here in Philadelphia PA on FSC certified paper.

It will contain mainly sketches and drawings, with a few full color paintings. I will also include a step by step breakdown of my unique mixed media process, showing the full journey from sketch to finish for one of my paintings. Most of the artwork is already done, but I'm always making new drawings, so I'll make the final selections once it is funded. 

Hi There! I'm Aubrey, and as far as I know, I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil. As a child, I was surrounded by wonderful picture books, and that's where I got much of my early artistic inspiration, which set me on the path to becoming an artist myself. 

Now, with many years of training and practice already under my belt, I would love to start passing that kind of inspiration on to others. In the near future I plan to start creating illustrated story books, but this one will simply be a collection of pictures, some of which may end up as characters in future stories. Thank you in advance for anything you can chip in to help make this happen!  

                                                                                                        Photo by Maisie O'Brien

Budget

Here's a rough breakdown of where the money will go. 

  • Printing: 1,275
  • Packing supplies: 200
  • Shipping: 600
  • Processing fees: 275
  • Taxes & incidental expenses: 400

You can see more of my artwork on my website aubreybrownart.com

or on Instagram at instagram.com/aubreybrownart/

Risks and challenges

This is a pretty straightforward project. I have researched it thoroughly, and most of the artwork is already done, so I don't foresee any major challenges. To be honest, the biggest challenge is setting up the campaign here, and promoting it. I'm printing it locally with a company I use regularly to make prints, and I have had nothing but good experiences with them. The only real risk here is not getting fully funded, but I've been working hard to promote the project, so with your help I'm confident we can make it happen.

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