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Two books of 100+ paintings each that tell the stories of the 2016 and 2017 Tour de France cycling races.
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I have been painting everyday as the race unfolds during the 2017 edition as it unfolds (which you can follow on Instagram or Facebook). Each day, I paint 5-10 images of the most important and exciting moments of the race. By the end of the three weeks of racing they will tell the story of the 'I remember that' moments. Once the race is over, I will paint the moments that I was unable to cover at the time. 

What do you get?

Nobody who donates to the cause leaves empty-handed - to show my genuine gratitude, I will paint each and every one of you into the Kickstarter peloton (send photos to captainsmithdesign@gmail.com and remember to tell me your favourite kit!)

Everyone who pledges gets drawn and if you pledge £17+ you get a print of the Kickstarter Peloton
Everyone who pledges gets drawn and if you pledge £17+ you get a print of the Kickstarter Peloton

I appreciate all support, from those who share and like my work all the way to those willing to turn their pockets inside-out to help the creation of the book. The rewards to show my thanks are outlined on this page on the right-hand column, and they consist of the following:

Ebooks

Ebooks (Paintings of Le Tour 2016 & 2017)
Ebooks (Paintings of Le Tour 2016 & 2017)

Fine Art Print of your choice

Fine Art Print (£17)
Fine Art Print (£17)

 

NEW FOR FINAL 12 HOURS:

2 Fine Art Prints (no books) £34
2 Fine Art Prints (no books) £34

Hardback editions of books

Two hardback books
Two hardback books

NEW FOR FINAL 12 HOURS:

3 Hardback books (£60)
3 Hardback books (£60)

Fine Art Prints

Fine Art Prints
Fine Art Prints

MORE ADDED FROM HIGH DEMAND:

Original personalised painting

@drunkcyclist Personalised painting
@drunkcyclist Personalised painting

The entire original collection of paintings

The 2016 Paintings are currently hanging in Look Mum No Hands in Old Street, London
The 2016 Paintings are currently hanging in Look Mum No Hands in Old Street, London

The goal

Create two colourful and timeless hardback books:

1) Paintings of Le Tour 2016

2) Paintings of Le Tour 2017

Each one tells the story of the Tour de France cycling race in dynamic, colourful watercolour paintings and will make an exciting coffee table book.

How will I raise the funds?

The original paintings from the 2016 race are currently showing in one of London's best-known bike shops/cafes: Look Mum No Hands. I post daily paintings to social media, alongside which I will run live-streams and post videos of me at work onto YouTube. With your help, over the course of July the goal is to fund the creation of the two books.

The cost break-down

The funding goal has been set with the following in mind: production costs of the book, the time going into making it, packaging and postage costs, Kickstarter and credit card fees, the rewards costs, cost of framing my work and creating the work. From what I have learnt from talking to other successful Kickstarter projects is that the delivery and rewards take up a surprisingly large amount of time and money. In my experience it is very hard to judge how much a project is going to actually cost and as a general rule, I tend to under-budget my work, so I have forced myself to leave a buffer for unforeseeable costs.

Risks and challenges

I will be painting these images alongside doing a full-time job. Although I will be painting at least 3 images per stage on the day/next morning, I will be completing the book in the months following summer once the Tour is finished and I have more time. I am self-employed, so if required I can take time off work to complete the book in a reasonable time (pre-Christmas).

I have created a hardcopy of Paintings of ‘Le Tour 2016’ using an online publisher. I am waiting to see the quality of the sample and have learnt a lot from the whole process of going from paintings into a full-on professionally formatted book. There have been many unforeseeable inconveniences during this process, so have given myself a buffer for the production and delivery of the final book. I want to reassure you that I will do everything in possible to bring you the highest quality product in preference of a excessively speedy delivery. I’m a one-man show and I really appreciate your patience :)

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    Ebook: Paintings of Le Tour 2016

    Copy of Le Tour 2016 eBook

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    2 Ebooks

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    2) Paintings of Le Tour 2017 (delivered in Sep/Oct)

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    Fine Art Print of your choice

    Fine Art Print of your choice - choose from any of the 200+ paintings from the 2016 or 2017 Tours.

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    • Ebook: Paintings of Le Tour 2017
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    Hardback book

    Hardback of book: choice of Paintings of Le Tour 2016 or 2017

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    2 Fine Art Prints

    Choose from any of the 200+ paintings - either A5 or A4. Signed by me.

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    Both Hardback books

    1) Hardback of 'Paintings of Le Tour 2016'
    2) Hardback of 'Paintings of Le Tour 2017'

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    3 Paintings of Le Tour books

    Three 'Paintings of Le Tour 2016 / 2017' hardback books of your choice - great for presents for cycling-nuts family or friends.

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    2 Fine Art Prints

    2 Fine Art Prints of any two paintings of your choice - signed by me :)

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    Feature in the 2017 book

    You (+2 friends) will be featured in the book as a roadside Tour de France fans

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    Personalised painting

    I will send you an original watercolour of you and two friends. You can choose the background / location and either be racing or roadside fans. Just send me photos and we can come up with something awesome!

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    Personalised Painting from a photo

    Full-colour personalised painting from a photo of your choice (you just have to email it to me). You receive the original in the post along with your books.

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    The Cory Special

    25 prints of your choice and an original personalised painting of you and your mates on a ride together. Signed by the artist. :)

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    Visit by me!

    I will personally visit you and draw portraits of your friends and family (up to 15 people). We can also have pints together afterwards :)
    *must be in UK/France

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    Personalised fantasy A3 painting

    I will paint a full-colour personalised painting of you + all your favourite cyclists + friends + family in a fantasy peloton

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    • Ebook: Paintings of Le Tour 2017
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    • Original personalised painting of favourite Tour moment
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    Entire collection of original paintings

    The entire collection of 104 paintings from the 2016 Tour. 21 framed collections: one for each stage, including captions. Signed by the artist.

    Shipping costs to be decided dependent on location.

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