About this project
Last uear I created a calendar to give as a gift and to offer for sale online. It featured spot illustrations of birds, animals, and flowers I had created throughout the year, and was a big success.
I decided to think ahead for 2018, and have started creating artwork based on the signs of the Zodiac, including the flowers and birthstone colors associated with each month of the year. I've reinterpreted a few of them (for example Aquarius, the water carrier, is now represented by a Brown Pelican - this sun sign is said to have an affinity with large birds and so what better animal to choose!)
All of the artwork is being hand-drawn and then composed and laid out in Photoshop.
The final wall calendar will include 12 high-quality, unbound 6 x 8.5" prints on premium 19pt Savoy 100% cotton paper, suitable for framing. Can be placed on a stand for desktop use or hung with binder clips as a wall calendar.
Rewards I'm offering include individual art prints of each month's artwork, printed on high-quality archival paper, in either 8x10" or 12x16" horizontal format.
I'll be sharing each month's final artwork as I finish it, so stay tuned! You can see the first quarter of the year in the project video, and I have artwork complete for nearly 50% of the project as of launch. Thank you for taking a look, and please get in touch if I can answer any questions.
Risks and challenges
I successfully created a calendar based on a similar model last year, coordinating printing, collating, and shipping around Thanksgiving. My printer can easily accommodate a large volume order, and I have left plenty of time in the project to complete the artwork and have production done in time to ship before Thanksgiving.
The only challenge would be if something unforeseen prevented me from completing the artwork on time. At launch, I have over 40% of the artwork finished, with thumbnails or sketches for most of the remaining months.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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