New workbooks, new tools, new folder – an exciting expansion on the original sketching solution for beginner and hobbyist artists!
Following on from the success of the original Sketch Workshop project in 2014, we are pleased to offer you some new resources and tools to help you take your sketching adventure even further – and bring it into colour!
For those of you who missed the first project, Sketch Workshop is a complete sketching solution for beginners, hobbyists, and those who want to brush up on their traditional drawing skills. In the second volume of the popular artist’s package we want to offer you four exciting new workbooks, a luxury real-leather folder, carefully selected colour markers, and additional video training to teach you how to use these!
Sketch Workshop is based around templates and using these to learn how to build up a sketch. To take this to the next level we wanted to give you the opportunity to add colour to your sketches, and the versatility of markers seemed the perfect fit! By layering strokes you can blend colours and build up tone.
We wanted to make sure you were able to add colour to your art no matter what tier you selected, so with this in mind we have chosen two different sets of marker as “add-ons.”
Set 1 gives you 4 markers – three greys and one orange, allowing you to build up basic shading and add a fun accent colour to your work.
Set 2 provides a versatile collection of 12 markers to give you an ideal colour range to get started, including blues, greens, neutrals, a red, and an orange.
As part of both these sets you will receive an HB pencil and a black fineliner pen to use in your workbooks.
To enhance your colouring experience we will also be providing 10 sheets of marker paper for all backers who add a marker set to their reward. The properties of this paper allow you to effectively blend different coloured markers and add multiple layers of ink to generate a variety of tones of the same colour with one pen. These 10 sheets will include 7 line art images so you can follow the video training and 3 blank sheets so you can really put your new skills to the test.
To add the tools and paper to your tier, simply add the price of the marker set you want to your reward amount.
To ensure you are well equipped to enter the world of colour, we’ll be supplying 10 downloadable training videos for all tiers. These videos demonstrate how 10 of the workbook templates can be rendered using Copic markers: 5 using the four-marker set and 5 using the twelve-marker set. Once we get to our first stretch goal of £25,000 we'll add a further 4 videos to your collection.
Through watching these you will learn how to apply shading, rendering, and colour to your sketches like a pro.
For this second edition of Sketch Workshop we have been working with another amazing group of talented artists to bring you four new carefully selected workbooks:
- Fantasy Characters
- Future Concepts
- Mechs and Weapons
The aim with this combination is to offer you the chance to continue to develop with a wide range of subject matter – sci-fi, fantasy, characters, hard surfaces, and natural landscapes – which will complement the knowledge you will already have gained if you have the first five workbooks. If you are new to Sketch Workshop then these four new titles provide a fantastic base from which you can start to develop your sketching skills.
To accompany the new workbooks we have developed a new premium version of the Sketch Workshop folder, which has all the functionality and ergonomic design as the original but with a darker, genuine leather finish. We have also adjusted some of the tool fittings inside to accommodate the markers.
Alongside this we also have tiers offering the original style Sketch Workshop folder, again with the elastic loops inside adjusted to allow the markers to sit securely, allowing you to choose a package to suit your budget.
This project ships worldwide! Select your pledge option and your location and Kickstarter will automatically calculate the shipping for you. We have chosen tried and tested shipping methods to ensure you receive your parcel safely and on time. The Kickstarter rewards will ship in December 2017.
What if your parcel gets lost? In the event of lost orders in the mail (it happens!), we will offer to resend the order once for free, or alternatively you will have the option of a refund. Please note that we can only reship an order once if it is lost. If the second parcel is lost, we will not be able to offer a refund.
After the supporters of the first Sketch Workshop campaign helped bring the project to life, we wanted to offer the Kickstarter community the chance to try the colour version of the package first. The colour element of this campaign is something that is new to us, and we believe that Kickstarter is the ideal place for testing our ideas out on creative minds.
Risks and challenges
Bringing together the different elements of a project like this is always a challenge; however our experience of the first Sketch Workshop and Sketch Journal Kickstarters means we are well prepared for dealing with this. We have tested the marker sets ourselves, already gathered the content for the workbooks, and discussed delivery logistics, so we are in an excellent place to be able to deliver the rewards on time if the project is successful.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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