Hello, my name is Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde and I am a freelance artist from Munich, Germany, specializing in traditional illustration and character design. You may know me better as Iraville!
To say thank you to all my followers and to those who enjoy my work, I am working with 3dtotal Publishing to create my very first art book, Cozy Days: The Art of Iraville.
All artwork included in this page are mock-ups only and the design is subject to change.
I work primarily with watercolors, ink, and pencils, and especially enjoy creating illustrations of nature, small towns, idyllic scenes, and everyday life. I like to share my artwork on my Instagram, and at iraville.de.
I really want my followers to have the opportunity to see my artwork on paper instead of just on a screen so this title will bring together a collection of some of my best work in a giftworthy, beautifully presented hardback art book. Included within the book will be never-before-seen images, some of my portfolio pieces, insightful works in progress, beautiful photography, and my own guides to handcrafting sketchbooks, making your own watercolor paints out of pigments, and much more.
We are launching the book through Kickstarter because it'll give me a chance to reward my followers with exclusive goodies along with the book including an enamel manatee pin and a printed tote bag. There will also be a number of freebies available in the form of stretch goals that will be unlocked when we reach specific targets in the campaign! I'm really excited for this campaign and I really hope you guys enjoy it!
Keep reading for more information on the goodies and stretch goals that are up for grabs!
This book will allow readers to have all of my best artwork from the last few years collected together in one place, in a lavishly presented hardback book. As well as featuring some of my best work, it will also include some drawings that I have never shown anywhere before.
The book will also contain behind-the-scenes chapters that will take a look into my working practice, such as my watercolor painting process. It will give you guys the opportunity to take a look into my sketchbook and other insights into my creative process including works in progress.
I have been working on this project for a while, and all of the content within the book is written and illustrated by myself. If this project funds, I hope you will enjoy reading the book as much as I had fun experiencing and creating it.
The book will be 270mm x 240mm and will be landscape bound with 152 pages.
These are the tiers that are available so find out all about the extra goodies on offer below.
Pledge £5 or more to receive a downloadable video tutorial showing my process for painting a nature scene with watercolor.
SIGNED AND NUMBERED COPIES
In return for supporting this project, I will be offering signed first edition copies across a few of the tiers. Get in quick for these though, there are limited amounts which will no longer be available once these rewards run out!
There is also the opportunity to receive a manatee enamel pin, designed by me, along with your copy of the book. This will only be offered across certain tiers so make sure to pick the right tier if you want one!
PRINTED TOTE BAG
Back a limited tier and receive a screenprinted tote bag with one of my designs along with your copy of the book!
UNSIGNED FRAMED PRINT
A framed A4 giclée fine art print named Lago di Garda. This tier is limited to 100 backers so get in quick to make sure you don't miss out.
SIGNED FRAMED GICLÉE PRINT
An A4 giclée fine art print named Toucan in the Jungle, signed by me and framed by hand. There are only a very small number of these available so make sure to get in quick if you want one.
As well as the above tiers, I will be offering 8 limited tiers! Each tier will be limited to only one person and will include the video tutorial, a signed copy of the book, a manatee enamel pin, a printed tote bag, and an exclusive original piece of artwork designed by me.
Below you can see what is on offer, so if you want a specific piece of artwork make sure to get in quick and choose the bundle you want.
For an additional pledge of £18, you can receive 4 exclusive, high-quality prints on heavy, uncoated B5 paper. I have designed these prints specifically for this campaign and each print will be themed on a different season of the year - spring, summer, autumn, and winter!
As mentioned, Kickstarter gives us special opportunity to thank those who made this book possible, by adding stretch goals to the campaign. The more the campaign funds, the more fun and unique, free-of-charge items we can give the backers!
When I started drawing, I just did little illustrations for myself before I began posting on my own blog and on social media. I had no idea so many people would enjoy my work as much as they do, but I am so grateful to each and every one of my followers. My own personal illustrations are still my biggest passion and that's why I want to share them with you in this beautiful book that you can enjoy and keep for years to come.
I would also like to say thank you to all those who have helped and supported me so far at 3dtotal Publishing.
Now all I need is some help from you wonderful people to make this dream a reality!
I hope you will consider backing this project!
3dtotal Publishing is able to ship worldwide! Simply select your favorite pledge option and your location, and Kickstarter will calculate the shipping for you!
All original artwork tiers will have tracked shipping. Shipping of all other tiers will be untracked. If you require a tracked solution for your rewards, please message us or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll provide a shipping quote. US rewards will be shipped from the US to help expedite delivery.
All rewards will be sent out at the same time (both signed and unsigned). However, if there is a very high number of backers, please keep in mind that it will take us a few days to work our way through packaging all the rewards. 3dtotal Publishing has a fulfilment company lined up to do this as quickly as possible, so once dispatched, rewards should reach you in 10-15 working days.
Unforeseen delays that are out of our control can occur during delivery, so please allow an additional two weeks before checking up on your package. We will be doing our best to make sure everything gets to you on time!
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.
For those who are not familiar with Kickstarter, it’s a worldwide crowd-funding platform for artists and their creative projects. Once the funding period ends, we will start finalizing the book and the extra rewards, which will be sent to you in November 2018. About a month before that, we will send you a survey through Kickstarter, asking for your address - the reason we wait until a few weeks before is so that we have everyone’s most up-to-date details. When the survey is ready for you to fill in, you will receive an e-mail through Kickstarter. We ask that you fill the survey in as soon as possible, to avoid any delays in sending out your reward!
Risks and challenges
While I am an experienced artist and designer who’s been creating and selling my work for several years, this is my first time publishing my own art book, and there’s always a learning curve involved with any exciting new venture. However, in collaboration with a seasoned company like 3dtotal Publishing, I hope we can deliver the best book possible, with a range of exciting content and beautiful presentation that is worth your pledge. We’re pleased and excited with the book’s progress so far, and look forward to sharing some looks inside the book as the project grows! One of the biggest challenges will be producing and delivering everything to you on time. We've selected an expert printer to work with and a fulfilment company 3dtotal Publishing has an established relationship with, so everything is in place as much as possible to ensure smooth production and delivery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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