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SEE YOURSELF WITH UNDEAD EYES ... and help me complete the 1000 ZOMBIES art project.
SEE YOURSELF WITH UNDEAD EYES ... and help me complete the 1000 ZOMBIES art project.
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For the last 2 years I've been steadily working towards drawing and painting 1000 zombies as part of an art project. It began as a side project to fill in the gaps between other commissions ... now it's time to kick it in to high gear and complete all 1000 zombies in time for my first solo art show in August 2014.

What is the 1000 zombies project?

The 1000 zombies project is all about drawing 1000 zombies, and you get to have a say in who those zombies are. It's also a way to allow the fans of my artwork get themselves or their family drawn as a zombie without the higher cost of a full on commission.

I choose to do 1000 because I had seen some other projects that had 1000 photos or 1000 artists, so I thought 1000 zombies would be a good fit. And 1000 zombies has a nice ring to it too.

On Jan 25th 2012 the very first zombie of the project was drawn along with her 3 kids.

So who gets to be a zombie?

If you sign up for the 1000 zombies project, you can get yourself zombified ... that's the most common choice ... or you could choose to get your pet zombified ...

or you and your pet ... 

or as a couple ...

 or perhaps you want revenge ...

maybe your boss ...  or your child ... the choices and possibilities are really only limited by your imagination. I will not draw any hate imagery nor will I draw sexually explicit zombies either. Otherwise the sky is the limit. 

Here's a couple before and after images.

Here are a couple images showing the difference between mediums.

What's in it for you?

First off, you get yourself or whomever you've chosen drawn as a zombie. You get a high res digital file of your zombie to print out or put on a tshirt, mug or whatever. Many of the people that I have drawn as zombies use them for their social media avatars. Especially around halloween. 

Eventually there will be an ebook that includes your zombie with a storey about how it became a zombie. Here is a couple examples from the first ebook which includes zombies 1-50.

I'm also going to put all 1000 zombies together in to 1 colossal digital image, which you also get.

I have some ideas for stretch goals too, and hopefully I can get to them as the project progresses.

When I finally manage to draw and paint all 1000 zombies for this project I will be putting them on display in galleries. The first one will take place in Winnipeg Manitoba during the first 2 weeks of August ... and after that I hope to take it around to different galleries and conventions.

I might also take a vow to never draw another portrait again ;)

Here are a couple of my videos showing the creation of the zombies. I am definitely going to be making many more of these ... perhaps yours too.

ADD ONS

There are a couple of add ons to the kickstarter.

The first of which is the 13 zombie sticker pack. These are 13 assorted round zombie stickers. Each one is different and each one features some of the most popular zombie images Byron has drawn so far. It is part of the $13.00 perk only, but you can add it to your pledge for just $5. (add 2 bucks for shipping outside Canada, unless you're already getting a print too, then no more shipping needed)

 The second add on is a 6x9 high quality signed giclée print of your zombie for $25. These prints are made by a print shop in Winnipeg MB and the quality is beyond compare. I will mail these out to you along with a couple extra goodies.

 Many people have asked to purchase the original when the project is complete. I've added this as an ADD ON and its only $50 with free shipping. I will ship it out to you after the project is over and its been on display in some galleries and conventions. I'll through in some extra zombie swag too because it's what I do.

Who is Byron Rempel?

I'm just a family man that likes drawing zombies. I've been an artist for well over 20 years and for the last 5 years I've been drawing zombies. It has been a really good fit for my style of art, and its been a lot of fun too. I have had work in a few art galleries, but because I'm in a very small town I rely on the internet to get noticed. I have mailed my zombie portraits and other zombie artworks to people around the world, and Google Canada  commissioned me to draw over 100 of their employees as zombies. They are on display in their Toronto office.

You can find me online ... 

My Website is www.idrawzombies.com

Im very active on Google+

I try to tweet in 140 characters or less on twitter

And I'm starting to get more active on Facebook

If you have any questions about the project, please ask. I will be doing regular updates as this progresses.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge is keeping this project organised. I've done pretty good so far, so if I keep on it, this should go smoothly. All the zombies that get funded will be drawn, but they have to be drawn in order. So if a lot of people sign up to be zombified, it might take a little while to get each one done, so I only ask for a little patience while I get through the list.

The other risk is that I don't get all the spots filled for the project in time for the art show, but the show will go on. I have literally hundreds of zombie drawings and paintings that can be used. I really want this to be the centre piece though, so I'm going to be pushing hard.

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.92

    Not completely sure if you want a portrait or not, you can use this to keep your foot in and see how the project progresses. You can always up your pledge at the end.

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    Get some zombie apocalypse karma, you're going to need it. Also get a shout out and follow on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

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    Up your post apocalypse Karma and get the shout out and follow back on G+, Twitter and FB as well as a link on www.idrawzombies.com

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    Big boost to your karma, you might even survive the apocalypse. You'll also get followed back on G+, Twitter and FB as well as a shout out on each and your name in the THANKS pages of the final book. Speaking of books, you also get a coule of ebook downloads sent your way. A zombie coloring book and volume 1 of the 1000 zombies project.

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    You got the karma in spades, you're getting a shout out and followed back, a link on idrawzombies.com and your name in the THANKS pages of the final book as well as the ebooks. This pledge level also delivers a high res digital poster showing all 1000 zombies together.

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    All the Karma, the shout outs and follow backs, the link on the website and your name in the THANKS section of the final book, the ebook downloads as well as the digital poster. What else? How about a pack of 13 assorted zombie stickers mailed to your home. The sticker pack is also an add on if you choose a higherlevel perk.

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $23

    This is what the project is all about. Get yourself or whomever you choose drawn as a zombie. You provide the photo of the victim and I'll draw them as a zombie. You get a high res scan of the final image as well as an eventual ebook that includes your zombie.
    You'll also get the ebooks and the digital poster showing all 1000 zombies.

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    Pledge CA$ 40 or more About $37

    Get yourself and a friend or loved one, or even your pet, zombified together in the same image.

    You send me photos of the 2 victims and I'll turn them in to zombies on the same image. You get a high res digital scan of the finished picture as well as the ebook downloads and the digital poster when all 1000 are complete.

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $46

    Zombies 251-300
    These 50 zombies are the next batch in the project and they're all oil painted zombies. You provide a photo of the victim and I paint them as a zombie using oil paints. When the paint dries you get a high resolution digital print.
    You'll also get a 6x9 signed giclée print of your zombie mailed to your home as well as the ebooks and the digital poster showing all 1000 zombies.

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    Zombies 301-350
    These 50 zombies are going back to the watercolor and ink technique I'm most comfortable with. Get yourself, or whomever you want, zombified. You provide the photo of the victim and I'll draw them as a zombie and send you a high res scan of the final image.
    You'll also get a 6x9 signed giclée print of your zombie mailed to your home as well as the ebooks and the digital poster showing all 1000 zombies.

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    Zombies 351-400
    These 50 zombies are acrylic paint on canvas, and as dark and disturbing as I can make them. Get yourself, or whomever you want, zombified. You provide the photo of the victim and I'll draw them as a zombie and once the paint dries I'll send you a high res scan of the final image.
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    GET YOUR PET ZOMBIFIED!
    I'll zombify your pet no matter what type of pet you have. You get a high res scan of the final image as well as an eventual ebook that includes your pet zombie. You'll also get a 6x9 signed giclée print of your zombie mailed to your home as well as the ebooks and the digital poster showing all 1000 zombies.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $92

    This is the family plan ... and its bigger than the others. This pledge gets you and your whole family drawn up as zombies together. So it will be you, your significant other, your kids and your pets ... as long as your not a pet hoarder ;) This will be drawn at a size no less than 8"x10" instead of the standard 4"x6"
    You'll get a high res digital scan of the image to print out as well as the ebook downloads and final poster download too.
    If you want a signed giclée print, I will be posting add ons for giclée prints shortly which will be $25 and include free shipping along with a couple other zombie prints, among other things.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $92

    Be a stand up Zombie! I've recently started making thick card standing zombies and I'm offering up 5 custom 8" standing zombies for this kickstarter campaign. You also get all the same perks as a $50 pledge, which means your zombie portrait will join the horde, you get a high res scan of your image plus a print mailed out to you and all the ebook downloads too. Check the update area for a picture of what a standing zombie looks like.

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $275

    Get 2 entries into the 1000 zombies horde. You provide photos of the victim and I'll turn them in to zombies. You get a high res scan of the final image as well as a 6"x9" signed giclée print of each.
    In addition, I will draw and paint an original 8x10 zombie portrait or painting. You decide the subject and I'll create it and mail the finished product to you.
    You'll also get the ebooks like everyone else as well as the digital poster showing all 1000 zombies.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $915

    Get 10 entries into the 1000 zombies horde. You provide photos of the victims and I'll turn them in to zombies. You get the high res scans of the final images as well as a 6"x9" signed giclée print of each.
    In addition, I will paint an original 2foot x 4foot zombie portrait or painting on canvas. You decide the subject and I'll create it and mail the finished product to you. You'll also get the ebooks like everyone else as well as the digital poster showing all 1000 zombies. As an added bonus I'll also mail you a high quality signed giclée print of the poster.

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