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A 120 page book of sketches from the mysterious dimensions of the subconscious.
A 120 page book of sketches from the mysterious dimensions of the subconscious.
A 120 page book of sketches from the mysterious dimensions of the subconscious.
281 backers pledged $11,235 to help bring this project to life.

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Subconscious: Sketches From A Dark Place

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Hey everybody! Welcome to my Kickstarter campaign called Subconscious: Sketches from a Dark Place. My name is Bobby Rebholz and I want to take the time and thank all of you who are making this possible.  Please feel free to visit my website and check out some of my work at bobbyrebholz.blogspot.com 

Music and sound effects composed and edited by Airship Enoch. airshipenoch.com

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Teaching is something that I fell into unexpectedly and have grown to love it.   For four years, I was a full time drawing instructor in the college of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning at the University of Cincinnati.  I currently teach visual arts at the Co-Op Arts & Humanities Magnet High School in New Haven, CT.  When I am not working on freelance projects for games and television such as the show Face Off on the SyFy channel, I am constantly drawing and learning new techniques to better my art.  

I have been planning to make a book of my sketches for quite some time. With the fantastic quality and trusted work from previous Kickstarter-funded books, Kraken Print can deliver an art book that will be made with the utmost professionalism and polish.

- A beautiful, 120 page hard-bound book full of sketches and process.

- Portfolio reviews

- Live sketch sessions with Q & A

- Awesome quality prints

- By pledging, we will mention your name in the credits as a vital part of the funding process.  The credits will be displayed at the back of the book and you will all be thanked for your continued support.

- A two-month mentorship on drawing techniques

8.5 x 11, 120 pgs, Hardcover Matte, Matte Laminate, Full Color
8.5 x 11, 120 pgs, Hardcover Matte, Matte Laminate, Full Color

 Because you all are awesome, the following posters Morphed and Ancient, will be added to all existing tiers starting from Basic and on.  This is in addition to the already promised 2 and 3 additional prints that the upper level tiers promise!  Enjoy!

8.5 x 11
8.5 x 11
Balgar Charges Into Battle!  11 x 14
Balgar Charges Into Battle! 11 x 14
Ancient  11x 14
Ancient 11x 14
Morphed  11 x 14
Morphed 11 x 14

This book is a collection of eerie places and settings, nasty creatures, mystical warriors, vicious entities, and themes only a dark imagination can give.  So what is this "Dark Place" that I'm referring to?  The theme of this book is dark fantasy.  Think Dark Crystal or Labyrinth.   Movies such as Predator, Aliens, and An American Werewolf in London have played a huge part in my drawings since I was a child.  The art will dip into the nightmarish and the eerie without being too much.

But what will the art look like?  While taking out my trusty pencils and moleskine sketchbook, I might morph my twisted thoughts into something..

Trapped in a Web
Trapped in a Web
Traveling Nomad
Traveling Nomad
Archenemy
Archenemy
O'Thoola
O'Thoola
Dark Dwarf
Dark Dwarf
Example
Example
Example
Example
Jeweled Matriarch
Jeweled Matriarch
Motuba
Motuba
Para Galla
Para Galla
The Guropa
The Guropa
Galmott
Galmott
Larbost the Orc Killer
Larbost the Orc Killer
The Bala Watch Dog
The Bala Watch Dog
Balgamette
Balgamette
The Wabahaja
The Wabahaja
Serras
Serras
Tentacled Terror
Tentacled Terror
The Sarkin
The Sarkin
The Gorabola Mud Monster
The Gorabola Mud Monster
"Come with me friend.  I want to show you your new home."
"Come with me friend. I want to show you your new home."
Unseen
Unseen
The Enzota
The Enzota
Sewar Dweller
Sewar Dweller
Swamp Cottage
Swamp Cottage
Sword in the Stone
Sword in the Stone
Leaf Warrior
Leaf Warrior
Armored Bunker
Armored Bunker
Pigeon War Chief
Pigeon War Chief
Ancient Ceremonial Land
Ancient Ceremonial Land
Lurick
Lurick
The Lost Valley
The Lost Valley
The Lingharoo
The Lingharoo
Secret Tree House
Secret Tree House

What will a downloadable tutorial be like?

Tutorial videos planned...

1. Thumbnail sketches and working from them to a final, presentable sketch. (Concept art & Industrial design)   

2. Value (Shading)

3. Anatomy (Human and animal)

4. Creature sketches and how to start using basic shapes within thumbnails.

5. Basic shapes (Cube, Cone, Cylinder, Sphere)

This video sample does not reflect the actual length of time all tutorials will be.  Tutorials will vary in time length depending on examples and explanations needed.

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The decision of setting the funding goal at $9,000 was an important one.  I looked at quite a few book campaigns and the majority pledged between $5-10,000.   After getting quotes from multiple printing companies, printing just 100 hard back books can be $3,500 and more.  Printing 1000 books will run at $5,000+ .  I have heard horror stories involving costs that campaign creators did not prepare for ahead of time.

Kickstarter will take a 5% fee after funding as well as a 5% credit card processing fee.  There are other costs such as overseas shipping that can be $25 per order in some countries.  Then, I will also have prints of drawings being shipped with every tier that require individual shipping materials.  In addition with any Kickstarter, there are also unforeseen costs such as damaged shipments.

Risks and challenges

There are definitely risks and challenges involved in projects like this. This is my first time doing a Kickstarter by myself but I will make sure everybody is happy and gets what they paid for. I draw for a living and devote hours every day to it. I want to give you all a reason to back me. All of the artwork for the book is complete. This will allow me to devote more time in drawing for the reward tiers and planning tutorial videos for the higher tiers!

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    LIMITED - You will receive an 11 x 14 signed print of Morphed!

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    STANDARD - Signed copy of my book

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    ETHEREAL DIMENSION

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    PHYKORTA REALM

    Signed copy of my book + Thank you card with a sketch on it!

    PLUS Two downloadable sketch tutorials

    PLUS a signed 11 x 14 print of Balgar Charges Into Battle! + 1 Additional print

    You also get ONE CREATURE HEAD BUST SKETCH!

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    FORBIDDEN CITY

    Signed copy of my book

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    PLUS a signed 11 x 14 print of Balgar Charges Into Battle! + 2 additional prints

    PLUS One SIGNED CREATURE HEAD BUST SKETCH!

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    CHAOS DIMENSION

    Signed copy of my book

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    PLUS a signed 11 x 14 print of Balgar Charges Into Battle! + 2 additional prints

    *Things are really heating up now*

    You get ONE SIGNED FULL-BODY CREATURE SKETCH and...

    A Portfolio review!

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    ENZORE'S PASS

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    PLUS Two downloadable sketch tutorials

    PLUS a signed 11 x 14 print of Balgar Charges Into Battle! + 3 additional prints

    PLUS ONE SIGNED FULL-BODY CREATURE SKETCH

    PLUS Portfolio review

    You now get a LIVE Q&A ABOUT DRAWING AND FREELANCING!

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    THE FIFTH DIMENSION

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    PLUS a signed 11 x 14 print of Balgar Charges Into Battle! + 3 additional prints as well as Ancient and Morphed! That's 6 prints!

    PLUS TWO SIGNED CREATURE HEAD BUST SKETCHES & TWO FULL BODY COMMISSIONS!

    PLUS Portfolio review and 2 month drawing mentorship.

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    You will receive a signed copy of the book

    I will draw, in great detail, yourself as a creature of your choice at a size of 30" x 20" and have it carefully shipped to you in a drawing tube. No shipping fee.

    Not only will you receive the original signed drawing, I will also ship all process sketches that lead up to the final. You will also get a full size signed print of the drawing as well as prints of:

    Balgar Charges Into Battle
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    3 additional prints of your choice.

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