Do you have a Best Friend? Does your Best Friend Have Paws, Fins or perhaps a Tail? Let me create a 1-of-a-kind art work that I can display in my Coffee Table Book: The Best Friend Project.
I've been illustrating my entire life, after creating numerous illustrations of pets and animals for my friends, family and clients over the years, I thought how cool would a compilation of the illustrations of my family's pets put together in a book would be. I then thought, how great would a compilation of people's pets/best friends from all over the world be?...Even better!
I feel very passionate about this project as it is something I've been wanting to do for a few years now. I have 2 "Best Friends" Roxie and Winston, they are a big part of my family and do everything with us and I couldn't imagine not having these 2 goofballs in my life who give me unconditional love. If you feel the same way about your pet/best friend, then this project is definitely for you! I really want to express the love that different kinds people from different cultures, states, countries, races, etc., have for their best friends...that aren't human :)
What do I need from you to make this a success?
Other than the obvious pledges,I need a decent photo of your best friend, the city and state or country their from and some cool facts about your #1pal(s).
Pledge $30 or more This is what you'll get:
Pledge $75 or more This is what you'll get:
Will the illustration look exactly like my pet?
I will try my best to make the illustration highly resemble your pet but I can't guarantee it. I have a very specific illustration style that purposefully distorts the animals features. If you like my art style than I think you'll like the illustration I create for you. If you're looking for a photo realistic rendition of your pet this probably isn't the project for you.
Will my pet's illustration be guaranteed in the book?
Maybe and probably, unless this project goes crazy, than I will pick the illustrations I feel best reflect the essence of the book.The only guaranteed spots in the book will be for those pledging for the 11"x14" watercolor & Ink illustration of their best buds and the cover pledge.
I will also be setting up a website so you can track the progress of the book and the illustrations as they get created: http://www.thebestfriendproject.com
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Risks and challenges
I can't foresee any risks involved in this project, It will require me to purchase the materials necessary to create your artwork and then the production of the actual book. The challenge will depend greatly on the number of individuals pledging to have their best friends illustrated. If the Best Friend Project project takes off I will just have to do what I love and draw, draw, draw. To insure that this doesn't happen and keep me from getting in over my head I've put a cap on the amount of drawings available for commission. This will help me meet my proposed delivery goals.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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