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A collection of illustrations depicting the everyday lives of dinosaurs and people living together in the old west.
A collection of illustrations depicting the everyday lives of dinosaurs and people living together in the old west.
A collection of illustrations depicting the everyday lives of dinosaurs and people living together in the old west.
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I’ve always had a love affair with Dinosaurs. They where one of the first things I remember drawing as a kid, and they captivated me. I had tons of dinosaur books, many of which I never got tired of looking at. I studied dinosaurs, I drew dinosaurs, and I even made my own little books. As a concept artist creating worlds in the video game industry,  I still  have this dream that's been left unchecked, and that's to create my own world, and put it all in my own dinosaur book. My ultimate goal for this book is that it would inspire anyone who looks through it, the same way my dinosaur books inspired me when I when I was a kid.

 

 

Dinosaurs of the Wild West will be an art book. It will be hardcover, 11" x 8.5" and over 130 pages (please note the book image is a mock up, and the dimension size will be a little different). It will contain black and white illustrations, and paintings depicting dinosaurs and people of the old west living together. It won't just be cowboys either, you'll see Native Americans, outlaws, settlers, towns folk, and many more. You’ll visit towns, vast landscapes, and you'll even have a map so you wont get lost. You will also see all of my development sketches, and early drawings, plus a look into my process of  how I create these illustrations

 

 

 

The way Kickstarter works is that I can raise funds upfront from pledges made by backers.  Any amount you pledge is more than appreciated, and I'm very grateful! Below you will see a visual break down of the reward tiers so you can see what prints and original art is included. There are TEN original pieces of art, one per set, once they're gone, they're gone. You can see which drawing you get with the sets below, and you can select the rewards you want to pledge to on the right. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is my first ever book, and kickstarter campaign. I'm coming to kickstarter because I need funds for the printing costs of the book (which isnt cheap), the cost of the reward prints, the shipping and packaging costs, and the kickstater fees. 

 

 

I'm aiming for a March 2018 release to get everything sent out to backers. This gives me enough time to finish the content for the book, and allows for the 2 months it takes to get the book printed and shipped to me.

 

 

I've been drawing and creating my own worlds since childhood. I love drawing so much that I turned it into a career. For seven years I've been working as concept artist in the video game industry, and the last two and a half years were spent with Nintendo. 

I love drawing dinosaurs, animals and creatures. I also really enjoy history, with the American wild west being one of my favorite time periods.

I live in the Pacific Northwest with my amazing wife and three crazy little doggies. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to look my project, its a labor of love, and I want it to be the best book it can be. I hope that you would consider supporting me in making this book a reality. And if you like what you see, please share!

best,

Shaun

Risks and challenges

The good news is that the content of the book is about 90% complete. As a professional artist in the video game industry I'm no stranger to working hard, and meeting deadlines. Ive been diligently working on this for over a year, and I just need a few more months to finish the remaining art, and complete the layout. Then it just needs to get printed and shipped out! With a project like this, there's always the possibility of unforeseen delays, and if those occur you will get detailed updates. Either way this book is getting made!

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    - As a thank you I will email you a set of wallpapers of old west dinosaurs
    - Your name will be on the special thank you page in the book.

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    - Digital copy. A PDF file of the book will be emailed to you
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    - One Hardcover book, signed
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    - One Hardcover book, signed
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    - One Hardcover book, signed
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    - ONE 10" x 8" print
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    The Cowboy Set

    - One Hardcover book, signed
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    - THREE Dino Cowboy 10" x 8" prints
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    The Outlaw Set

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    - THREE Dino Outlaw 10" x 8" prints
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    The Native American Set

    - One Hardcover book, signed
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    - THREE Dino Indian warrior 10" x 8" prints
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    The Women of the West Set

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    - THREE Dino Women of the West 10" x 8" prints
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    The Sheriff Set

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    - THREE Dino Sheriffs of the West 10" x 8" prints
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    Original Art Set #1

    - One Hardcover book, signed
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    - THREE Old west Dino 10" x 8" prints
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    - Pachycephalosaurus and Native American Warrior Original exclusive Ink drawing done special for this Kickstarter campaign (on thick 12" x 9" watercolor paper, ink and marker)
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    Original Art Set #2

    - One Hardcover book, signed
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    - Triceratops and Cowboy Original exclusive Ink drawing done special for this Kickstarter campaign (on thick 12" x 9" watercolor paper, ink and marker)
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    Original Art Set #3

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    - Parasaurolophus and Cowboy Original exclusive Ink drawing done special for this Kickstarter campaign (on thick 12" x 9" watercolor paper, ink and marker)
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    Original Art Set #4

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    - Utah Raptor and Outlaw Original exclusive Ink drawing done special for this Kickstarter campaign (on thick 12" x 9" watercolor paper, ink and marker)
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    Original Art Set #5

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    - Quetzalcoatlus and Cowboy Original exclusive Ink drawing done special for this Kickstarter campaign (on thick 12" x 9" watercolor paper, ink and marker)
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    Original Art Set #6

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    Original Art Set #7

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    Original Art Set #8

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    Original Art Set #9

    - One Hardcover book, signed
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    - Einiosaurus and cowboy Original exclusive Ink drawing done special for this Kickstarter campaign (on thick 12" x 9" watercolor paper, ink and marker)
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    Original Art Set #10

    - One Hardcover book, signed
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    -Dilophosaurus and outlaw Original exclusive Ink drawing done special for this Kickstarter campaign (on thick 12" x 9" watercolor paper, ink and marker)
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    "Mystery bag" Original Ink Drawing set

    - One Hardcover book, signed
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    - THREE Old west Dino 10" x 8" prints
    - Your name included on the thank you page
    - One Original exclusive Ink drawing done special for this Kickstarter, campaign. But, it's a surprise! You won't know what kind of dinosaur or wild west character it will be until you open the package. Each one will be different and unique. and will be drawn to the same quality and style as the other original Ink drawings shown. (drawn on thick 12" x 9" watercolor paper, ink and marker)
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    Custom Original Ink Drawing Set

    - One Hardcover book, signed
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    - THREE Old west Dino 10" x 8" prints
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    - A custom ink drawing of your favorite dinosaur with a wild west character (man or woman), done in the same style as the ink drawings in the previous reward tiers (the drawing will be on thick 12" x 9" watercolor paper, ink and marker)
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