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I'm compiling my best drawings into a high quality, hi-resolution art book that you can hold in your hands.
I'm compiling my best drawings into a high quality, hi-resolution art book that you can hold in your hands.
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The time has come! I’m excited to be compiling a book of my best drawings and making it available to the world. Our digital age and social media allow me to share my personal work with a great community of artists and friends. It also gives everyone fantastic access to great art from around the world. But an important aspect is missing: nothing is better than tangible art you can hold in your hands. If not the piece itself, high quality images that allow you to explore all the subtleties of the actual work. This book will do just that, a thorough collection that presents you with every detail and nuance of my very best drawings.

About me

I am a professional artist of over 15 years. I’ve worked as a production artist, an illustrator, and a fine artist working on projects big and small with clients from around the globe, including Disney, Amazon, the U.S. Mint, and Harper Collins. But throughout the professional development, my bread and butter has been daily exploration of shapes and compositions in my sketchbook, primarily related to human faces. I’ve become so familiar with my mechanical pencil that a unique style has taken over. The drawings have a particular iconic look characterized by cross-hatching and limited lines, which detail accurate subjects while I play with proportions to emphasize personality.

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After years of watching completed sketchbooks stack up while turning down requests for a book, I'm thrilled to finally make a beautiful book of drawings happen. I’ve already gathered together the drawings that have garnered the strongest community response along with my personal favorites to include in this edition. All the printing and shipping plans required to produce a high quality book with a professional design and the best materials have been worked out. And most importantly, I've produced clean, high-resolution images that will give you more detail then you could hope for. Large, sharp, images that fill the pages and give you every subtlety you would get from the original drawings.

The Book

The book will be ~9”x9”, made with quality materials and available in both soft and hard cover. 72 pages of beautiful drawings filling the available space. I anticipate a few pages at the end devoted to a detailed step by step describing how I approach a typical drawing from beginning to completion. Every book will come with a Limited Edition Print personally signed by me. I expect to have the books printed and out the door by the fall of this year.

Reward Tiers

Choose from Soft Cover (#1), Hard Cover(#2), or an Original Drawing with a Hard Cover (#3 A-E). Each book level includes a signed Art Print and a Digital Copy.

$25	Soft Cover + Signed Print
$25 Soft Cover + Signed Print

 

$35	Hard Cover + Signed Print
$35 Hard Cover + Signed Print

 

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Conclusion

Thank you for taking the time to consider my project. While sharing my art digitally and interacting with a community of near and distant friends over the years, it’s great to take this next big step to present my art in a more tangible form with your help.

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Risks and challenges

I’ve done my homework on this one, I am not anticipating any challenges that can’t be quickly worked through. I have talked to a handful of artists with successful Kickstarter campaigns who each had to work through the same steps I’ll be taking. The biggest hurdle, the art itself, has been done and I’ve got all the drawings ready to go. The design will be done soon and sent to a printer with a great track record.

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