Because we reached $3,000, the books will get an additional SIX PAGES!!!
We reached $4,000, so everyone will get an additional mini print of the cover art!
If we reach $5,000, the book will get ANOTHER ADDITIONAL FOUR PAGES!!
My name is Carla Wyzgala and I am a watercolor illustrator. Learning from the best teachers at the American Academy of Art Chicago, I fell in love with this traditional form of art. Since graduating in 2009, I have been traveling the country, exhibiting at comic conventions and sharing my work with the art-loving communities there. I soon realized that I was one of the few that was holding on to this traditional medium within a digitally-colored industry.
This made watercolor more precious to me.
From doing comic conventions, I have met so many people who generally want to know more about watercolor and to see how I use it. To provide an insight into my process, I decided to put together a book full of examples of how I work with watercolor and where the ideas for paintings stem from. I am sharing this with anyone who wants to fill their curiosity with inspiring step by step exercises that I use to paint and draw.
I am not claiming to be a watercolor master, by any means. If you like my artwork, and want to learn how and why I do it, all of the answers are in this book.
This is a hard cover, 50 page book printed in full color on premium paper, filled from cover to cover with full page illustrations and behind the scenes process photos. Starting from preliminary sketches to the finished watercolor illustration, this book explains my thought process in broken-down stages.
The money raised from this kickstarter project will fund the printing cost for the first run of 50 books, any extra funds raised will ultimately go into printing more of the books. It is that simple. The greater the success of this project, the greater the amount of books printed.
With extra funds, I will be able to have books for sale after this kickstarter project is over. However, all who purchase the book through kickstarter get their name printed permanently in the book on the "Thank You!" page (this will NOT be offered once this project ends).
Because we reached $3,000, the books will get an additional FIVE PAGES!!!
The rewards are all related to my watercolor art. Even at the lower donation prices, there are one-of-a-kind watercolor rewards that I am excited to share with you:
Risks and challenges
This is the first time I have attempted to put out a book and a printing order this great of a size. My estimated time of delivery is, indeed, an estimate and may be slightly off. I will be notifying everyone involved if there is going to be a significant delay in the shipping date but have allowed for some cushion room.
Everything on my end that can be completed before the campaign is even up and running, I am proud to say, is ready to go out. This includes the mini watercolor paintings, exclusive prints and, of course, the grand prize paintings.
As far as the personalized sketches, I have blocked out enough time in my personal schedule to work on these like a mad woman after the kickstarter campaign is finished, as soon as the books come in.
If it all goes smoothly, I will have the experience to do bigger and better things as an artist from here on out. I am happy just to share with people who want to learn. Thank you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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