Hi, I'm Asia Ladowska. I'm an illustrator from Poland living in the UK. You might know me from Instagram or YouTube where I share my Manga-inspired art and tutorials, or maybe you've even taken part in my weekly Instagram drawing challenge – #SketchWithAsia.
However you've found your way here, I would like to say thank you for visiting this Kickstarter page! I am very excited to say that this campaign is for my first book – also called Sketch with Asia.
Sketch with Asia will be full of beautiful illustrations that I hope will inspire you to indulge your own drawing passion. I will share my positivity and creative processes, as well as the challenges I come across when drawing. Every artist (both budding and expert) struggles at times so I want to encourage and help people by showing how I draw and practice effectively.
To make this project a reality I have decided to work with 3dtotal Publishing, who have lots of experience in producing amazing art books – many of which sit beautifully on my shelves too. They have an excellent track record of fulfilling Kickstarters so I am confident we can offer some fantastic extra products to the backers of this project that will be unique to this campaign. Find out more about these below!
All of the content within the book is written and illustrated by myself. The mock-ups below are examples of content I would like to include, but the layouts may change as I hopefully (with your backing) continue to work alongside 3dtotal Publishing to produce a high-quality, useful, and engaging book.
The book will be filled with general tips and tutorials on how I sketch and draw details such as faces, poses, and expressions in my Manga-inspired style. It will also give insights into how I colour traditionally and digitally, and, for example, how I take a drawing from a traditional sketch and finish it off digitally.
Alongside all this information will be a collection of my works and sketches, including some exclusive pieces. The book will be a great resource for aspiring artists and fans of Manga.
These are the exclusive items you can receive across a selection of the tiers - some tiers are limited though, so hurry and get yours quick!
PLEASE NOTE ALL DESIGNS ARE JUST MOCK-UPS ONLY AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Signed Copies: In return for supporting this campaign, I am offering signed, first edition copies of Sketch with Asia across a number of tiers. There are limited numbers available so make sure to get yours before they run out!
A4 Print: I have created an exclusive print of my artwork which you can find across many of the tiers. The print is A4 and will be printed on a high-quality, 350gsm silk card.
Pencil Case: There are also opportunities to receive a pencil case, designed by me, with your copy of the book. These are available across a number of tiers. The pencil case is made from an ethically-produced, natural canvas and the design is embroidered.
Tote Bag: A 100% cotton tote bag screen-printed with one of my designs, along with your copy of the book! Available in either black or white. We will send a survey out to find out your choice once the Kickstarter finishes.
Hand-drawn Animation Frame: A chance for 50 backers to buy one of the frames from the animation in my video! It will be signed and mounted on a white card background. The frame you receive will be selected at random. Get in quick for one of these to avoid missing out.
Please note: The frames where the character has her eyes shut or where they are covered by butterflies will not be included.
Signed Copies with Original Sketch Inside: I am offering five backers the opportunity to have a sketch drawn in the book by me. After the Kickstarter finishes, and if it funds, I will ask for a keyword from you to inspire the sketch. Here are a couple of examples above.
One-off Original Artworks: Tiers 14 & 15 are limited to only one backer each. These tiers include an original, signed and mounted Copic marker drawing created by me, as well as a signed copy of the book, the print, tote bag, and pencil case.
To say thank you to backers of this campaign, I have designed five high-quality rewards which will be given free to every backer of tier 2 or above, if certain stretch goal targets are met. Put simply: the more the campaign funds, the more rewards we can give to the backers!
I hope you enjoy this campaign and might consider backing the project. To make a beautiful book that is useful and inspiring to everyone would be a dream come true!
Thank you very much!
3dtotal Publishing is able to ship worldwide! Simply select your pledge option and your location, and Kickstarter will calculate the shipping for you.
Original artwork tiers, including the hand-drawn animation frames, and the signed and sketched books will have tracked shipping. Shipping of all other tiers will be untracked. If you require a tracked solution for your rewards, please message or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll provide a shipping quote. North, Central, and South American rewards will be shipped from the US to help expedite delivery, with UK, Europe, and RoW shipping from the UK.
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!), for tiers 2 to 11 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.
While we will send tiers 12 to 15 via tracked shipping, if the original items go missing or are damaged, we can't replace them but we will offer a full 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 April. 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 email 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
This is the biggest project I have ever been involved in, but I am hoping that with the help of experienced art publishers - 3dtotal Publishing - we can deliver the best book possible! I am so excited to share it all with you.
One of the biggest challenges will be producing and delivering everything to you on time, but we have 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 by the end of April 2019.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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