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Do you have a Best Friend? Some Best Friends have fur or fins or feathers. I want to draw your best bud/s and put them in my book
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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).

Thank you to all my supporters and to your best friends for making my ideas and dreams a reality. There is a ton of room left in the book for more great pets. Be part of the project today!!
Thank you to all my supporters and to your best friends for making my ideas and dreams a reality. There is a ton of room left in the book for more great pets. Be part of the project today!!

Pledge $30 or more This is what you'll get:

Pledge $30 or more and get a 5x7 illustration of your best buddy!
Pledge $30 or more and get a 5x7 illustration of your best buddy!
Pledge $30 or more and get a 5x7 illustration of your best buddy!
Pledge $30 or more and get a 5x7 illustration of your best buddy!

Pledge $75 or more This is what you'll get:

Barney 11 x 14 Illustration with using colored pencils
Barney 11 x 14 Illustration with using colored pencils
Pledge $75 or more and get a 11x14 illustration of your best pal!
Pledge $75 or more and get a 11x14 illustration of your best pal!
Pedro The Guinea Pig 11 x 14 Illustration Pledge of $75.00 or more
Pedro The Guinea Pig 11 x 14 Illustration Pledge of $75.00 or more
Not all best friends are dogs or cats, I look forward to illustrating your horse, pot bellied pig, lizard, snake or fishy!
Not all best friends are dogs or cats, I look forward to illustrating your horse, pot bellied pig, lizard, snake or fishy!

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.

I have a unique style, but I am confident I can illustrate your best buddies to highly resemble them.
I have a unique style, but I am confident I can illustrate your best buddies to highly resemble them.

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

STRETCH GOALS!

STRETCH GOAL #1
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Stretch Goal #1. Because of your support I am adding another illustration of your best pal in the back of your book! Every Awesome backer involved in The Best Friend Project who pledges over $30.00 will get a free illustration and a message from your pal
Stretch Goal #1. Because of your support I am adding another illustration of your best pal in the back of your book! Every Awesome backer involved in The Best Friend Project who pledges over $30.00 will get a free illustration and a message from your pal

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.

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    You Rock! Thank's so much! You will get a cool .pdf Thank you from "My best buddies" Roxie & Winston.

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    A cool 5x7 Post Card with an illustration created specifically for the best friend project that you can send to a human best friend...or you can send it to your pet best friend, FUN!

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    "The Best Friend Project" Coffee Table Book. This will be a compilation of my favorite pet portraits that I draw for the project. It will be (with your help, hopefully) an awesome collaboration of our best friends illustrated and immortalized for our viewing pleasure. *NOTE*This pledge is for the soft cover coffee table book

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    This is where it all starts! a 5'x7' hand drawn one of a kind illustration of your favorite pet in pencil & ink. It's easy, you send me a photo of your pet, a little bit about them and their name where they live example (Atlanta,GA) and you'll get a one of a kind original portrait. You will also get a thanks in the back of the book. If you want the book and the illustration please just add $15 to your pledge. Your illustration will ship in July or earlier. The book will be finished and printed in October

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    You must have a great best friend!. This is a one of a kind 8"X11" original hand drawn illustration of your Best Buddy in ink & colored pencil. Just send me their photo, name and some cool facts about your pet's awesome personality. You will also get a thanks in the back of the book. If you want the Soft Cover Book please just add $15 to your pledge.Your illustration will ship in July or earlier. The book will be finished and printed in October

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    You are the Best-est of Friends! This is a one of a kind 11'X14' hand drawn illustration of your Bestie. Don't forget to send me their photo, name and fun facts about them. You will also get a thanks in the back of the book. If you want a copy of the book please just add $15 to your pledge.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    You're so great that you have multiple best friends! I have lots of critters in my house just like you! This one is for you. It's one hand drawn 11x17 with 2 to 4 animals in it created in ink and colored pencil. They'll all be together in this one-of-a-kind family keepsake for you to cherish.

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    Your Best Friends & Soul Mates! This pledge gets you an 11"x14" Watercolor/Ink/Colored Pencil Masterpiece of your best pal! I will work feverishly, possibly breaking a sweat, to make this portrait your prized possesion. You will also get a guaranteed spot in the book and 2 copies of the book itself.

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    EARLY FUNDING REWARD!!!!
    I have the best supporters in the world!!!! They fully backed my project in less than 10 days! So because of that i'm opening a new REWARD. Backers that pledge this amount will receive a 16x20 acrylic painting on canvas,of your best-pal! It will be painted in my unique style similar to my pencil & watercolor work but with the color dynamics and amazing effects attainable by using acrylics. It will be ready to hang without frame ( Sides painted as well) but will look fantastic if you choose to frame! You will also get 2 free copies of the book, guaranteed to have your best pal in the book and a chance to make the cover of the book, if no one pledges reward #10.

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    YOU ARE THE ULTIMATE FRIEND!!! and everyone involved in the project will know it because your best bud is on the cover! Yes the cover, your best pal will rock the cover of the Best Friends Project Coffee Table Book and declare to everyone that they have the best friend ever

    oh and you'll get an unbelievable 24"x30" Acrylic on Canvas Masterpiece of your best pal and 5 copies of The Best Friend Project!

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