Steve Rude - "An excellent guide from a stunning variety of top-notch artists. You will gain much from its study."
Loopy Dave - "The lineup is fantastic - full of artists who's work I admire. Very excited to be part of this book!"
Tom Bancroft - "I am honored to be a part of a book I would want on my shelf anyway!"
Charlie Bowater - "I loved the first book and this one is even better!"
Lorenzo Etherington - "The new 21 Draw book will delve even deeper than the first, exploring everything from anatomy to world building in a collection of incredible process tutorials from the world's greatest artists."
Warren Louw - "The lineup of talent in this book is awesome! I'm so happy to be part of it."
About the Book:
Illustrator's guidebook is the ultimate illustration tool, with tuition by top industry artists who have worked for companies like Disney, Marvel, Dreamworks, DC and more. We printed 5000 copies back in 2015 and they're all gone now. For this Kickstarter we're raising funds to do a REPRINT, and you can help us by backing the project!
The biggest problem with most "how to draw" books today is that there is only one contributing artist. You are only given one opinion on how to draw something. Imagine a book where you could compare how your favorite artists approach concepts like anatomy, perspective, character design, composition, cityscapes/landscapes and more. You would learn how to draw something in more than one way, making you a better artist in general, but also helping you grow and explore new ways of tackling important artistic areas. Enter lllustrator's Guidebook. This book is an innovative and fun way for people of all ages and abilities to find the inspiration to pick up a pencil and draw!
We've created a beautiful HARD BACK full color book, packed full of detailed tutorials and awesome interactive content that's broken down into the following chapters:
How to turn text into art
Trips from the pros
Meet the Artists!
Steve Rude: Winner of multiple Eisner Awards, and arguably one of the top comic book artists of all time, he needs no introduction.
Otto Schmidt: This Russian master has a huge international following due to his to his elegant, softly drawn pinup work. Below you can see his submission for our last book.
Loish: An incredibly talented illustrator & concept artist, making her highly sought after. With a unique, dream-like style that has captivated legions of fans, you're sure to have seen her work before.
Kim Jung Gi: A rare breed of illustrator who can conjure up any scene he wants out of thin air, making him one of the most sought after artists in the world today.
Tom Bancroft: A Disney legend, he worked on films like Beauty & the Beast, Lion King & Alladin. Creator of Mushu from Mulan! His books like "Character Mentor" & others are required reading for many artschools in the world.
Warren Louw: One of the most celebrated artists from South Africa. Well recognized for his sublime renditions of beautiful women and a perfectionist in his digital illustrations, he is constantly in demand!
Charlie Bowater: An inspiring concept artist and illustrator. Her stunning work has had a major impact on her hordes of fans and her studio, Atomhawk.
Randy Bishop: A world class illustrator with a devoted fan base. A passionate storyteller, below you can see his submission for first book.
The books are made from premium material and are printed on thick high-end art paper.
We are a group of international artists with headquarters in Sweden and main operations in the US, UK and EU.
Our first crowdfunded project made over $150,000 on Indiegogo in May 2014 and our last project made over $150,000 where we made a new online learning platform.
More Incredible Artists!
Loopy Dave: A one of a kind illustrator hailing from Australia. An instantly recognizable style, matching wit and mastery of craft to create spectacular images.
Genzoman: An exciting illustrator and fantasy painter whose impressive work makes anyone’s eyes cling to their screen. Well known for his work on World of Warcraft, his talents are a real asset to this project.
Gerardo Sandoval: A kick ass Mexican artist that currently draws for Marvel Comics and other big names. His covers scream action and mastery of perspective!
Lorenzo Etherington: One half of the Etherington brothers duo, he has an instantly recognizable style. Having worked on projects like Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar, his superb environment & character creation skills make him a huge asset for this project.
Raul Trevino: An awesome Mexican artists who has worked for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, EA and other giants of the industry.
Full artist list:
Kim Jung Gi
Chamba & more.
Our artist's clients include...
The Deluxe Playing Cards will showcase our favourite art pieces from the past 4 years, as well as some totally new never before seen characters. We are working with a high end card manufcaturer based in the USA and the cards are printed using high end material and laser printing machines.
Book 1 is our first crowdfunded book. It is a book about character design showcasing over 1000 amazing images drawn by over 100 famous artists who have worked for companies like Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Dreamworks and more!
We will collect shipping costs AFTER the Kickstarter just before we ship your books. This means that we can offer you the absolute best and most accurate rates.
Default shipping in USA is FedEx with tracking. USPS Priority is used for US territories off the mainland. UK, EU & Rest of the World ships with Royal Mail or Parcel Force.
Shipping estimates are below. Shipping Costs:
USA: Anywhere from free to $7 depending on where you live.
UK: £7.80 (kr100)
EU incl. Norway & Switzerland: €16 (kr154)
Rest of the World: $30USD, $40CAD, $43AUD (254kr)
If you have any questions you can contact us in the following ways:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Best option)
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk is making sure that we make the best possible book and get it to you on time. We learned alot from our last project and have gained alot of experience. We've also set up an awesome logistics and production system so we can get all phases of your book completed and get it to you as quickly as possible. We have warehouses in the US and UK, a great book designer and premium printer and customer service teams waiting to get started. Most importantly, we've already completed the production phases and have detailed schedules in place that will allow us to get your book to you on time. We are serious when we say that YOU will love every single page of this book or YOU get your money back. Thanks!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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