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An exciting NEW HOW-TO-DRAW art book with lessons by industry legends who have worked for Disney, Marvel, DC, Dreamworks, Pixar & more!
An exciting NEW HOW-TO-DRAW art book with lessons by industry legends who have worked for Disney, Marvel, DC, Dreamworks, Pixar & more!
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A Brand NEW book!

In 2014 and 2016, Kickstarter helped us raise over $400,000 for our first two books. We're back with a TOTALLY BRAND NEW BOOK filled with more artists, more excitement and more fun! We've been working hard since January 2018, and we hope YOU love it!  

Praise for 21 Draw...

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 new book!"

Charlie Bowater - "I loved the first book and this one is shaping up to be even better!" 

Lorenzo Etherington - "The new 21 Draw book will delve even deeper than the last in a collection of incredible process tutorials from the world's greatest artists."

Warren Louw "The lineup of talent in 21 Draw is awesome! "

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 About the Book... 

Ever since our first book back in 2014, our backers, fans and students have been asking us for a "how-to" book that is focused purely on character design. Our first 2 books touched briefly on the character design process, but this new book is a really deep dive into the art. Character design is such a vast field, which is why it needs it's own focused, indepth book. 

We're working with an amazing line up of incredible industry PROFESSIONALS, and the book is jam-packed full of their combined experience, gained over their long careers. 

Design Example - Unofficial  Cover
Design Example - Unofficial Cover
Design Example - "Character Archetypes" Chapter
Design Example - "Character Archetypes" Chapter

 The Goal! 

Our goal is to help YOU be a better artist and have fun at the same time! We want to provide you,  both hobbyists and pros, with a better understanding of the WHOLE character design process. Most importantly, the book gives you the tools you need to produce unique and memorable characters. 

The techniques and tutorials included in the book help build your confidence and strengthen your knowledge of the art of character design, enabling you to successfully design for any project, and most importantly, in any style. And that's why we have such a wide array of artists with varying styles contributing to book! 

This is a book that we have dreamed of making for a long time and it is our biggest project to date. We're making a book that you'll love and cherish for your whole drawing career. YOU will love every page or else you'll get your money back! That's our promise to you.

"Gesture" Chapter
"Gesture" Chapter
"Breaking the Rules" Chapter
"Breaking the Rules" Chapter

Meet our artists!

LOISH: Lois Van Barrle (AKA Loish) is one of our favourite artists! She's an incredibly talented digital artist with a unique, dream-like style, and you're sure to have seen her work before. Loish has been working with us since 2014 and she always provides amazing work. We're so excited to have her on board again!

Loish!
Loish!
Awesome Loish!
Awesome Loish!

Tom Bancroft: Tom is a Disney Legend who's been involved in every single project we've done! He's worked on classics like Beauty & the Beast, Lion King & Alladin. His books like "Character Mentor" & others are required reading for many artschools in the world. So cool that he's up for another project :)

Tom Bancroft!
Tom Bancroft!
Tom Bancroft
Tom Bancroft

Loopy Dave: Dave is another superb artist that we've been working with for a long time. He has an instantly recognizable style, and always contributes incredible, unique (and funny!) tutorials.

Loopy Dave
Loopy Dave

Part of Loopy Dave's artwork for our 1st book back in 2014!
Part of Loopy Dave's artwork for our 1st book back in 2014!

Rene Cordova:  Rene is an incredibly talented character designer, art director and illustrator that we're working with for the first time. He's widely known in the industry, with an army of adoring fans! He has so many styles that it's impossible to even describe!

Rene Cordova!
Rene Cordova!

Rene Cordova
Rene Cordova

Gerardo Sandoval:  Gerardo is a kick ass Mexican artist that we've also been working with since 2014. He currently draws for Marvel Comics and other big names. He always provides amazing contributions and his mastery of perspective is insane!

Gerardo Sandoval
Gerardo Sandoval

Kenneth Anderson:  Kenneth is a professional character designer and illustrator based in the UK, whos forte is vikings, pirates and...welll...everything :) You'll learn tons of tricks from his superhuman skills in character based illustration and design! 

Kenneth Anderson
Kenneth Anderson

Kenneth's "Undead Pirate" tutorial for our last project.
Kenneth's "Undead Pirate" tutorial for our last project.

Book Details

If you've backed our projects before then you know that we always use premium materials for our books. We believe that books are an artform in themselves and the presentation of the content is just as important as the content itself! In an age where reading has moved online, we want to bring back the physical feelings you get from holding a new, clean, crisp printed book in your hands, savouring every page.

"Character Archetype" Chapter
"Character Archetype" Chapter
"The Tools" Chapter
"The Tools" Chapter

 Stretch Goals

Stretch Goal 1: $135,000 (SEK 1,270,000): You get an awesome 4 Hour Character Design VIDEO Course!

Stretch Goal 2: $145,000 (SEK 1,365,000): You get a new artist in the book! We got some great suggestions for artists from you already and we're already contacting them :) But feel free to leave more suggestions in the comments section. It's always fun to hear who you guys like!

Stretch Goal 3: $155,000 (SEK 1,460,000): You get an awesome PREMIUM ART PRINT in the book, with art from one of our artists. We will choose the print after the kickstarter! :) Due to insane shipping costs, we can only offer this if you got the printed book. It will ship together with the book.

Stretch Goal 4:  COMING SOON! :)


More Incredible Artists!

Wouter Tulp: Wouter Tulp is a master storyteller, who has an instantly recognizable style. He worked on our very first book in 2014 and now he's back. In Wouter you'll get a seasoned pro whos passion and excitment are conveyed through his outstanding tutorials and designs. He's incredibly busy, so we're absolutely delighted he could get involved again!

Wouter Tulp
Wouter Tulp
Wouter Tulp
Wouter Tulp

CHAMBA: Jeffrey Cruz (AKA Chamba) loves drawing! And we love his drawings, especially when he draws in our books :) Chamba is a highly sought after artists who has worked for Marvel, D.C, Udon Capcom and Disney. He's also worked on our previous books and we can't wait for his new contribution!

Chamba!
Chamba!

Michael Bills: Michael is an incredbile concept artist with a really unique style. We've been working with him for a long time and he always provides exciting and fun contributions! His impressive character design abilities make him a real treasure on this project.  


Michael Bills
Michael Bills


Rodgon: A gallon of life, a liter of cute and a twist of perv! Rodgon is an insanely talented artist who we're working with for the first time. There's a cool story about how we met, but we'll leave that for another time :) In the meantime, enjoy some of his crazy, unique skecthes. Bet you've never seen a post it like that before!

Rodgon the Artist!
Rodgon the Artist!

Genzoman: AKA Gonzalo Ordonez Arias is a exceptional 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!

Awesome Genzoman!
Awesome Genzoman!

Our Artists have worked for these folks!

Also available as an Ebook!
Also available as an Ebook!

Learn about our previous books below...

We have limited copies of our first 2 books available in the upper teirs of the rewards. You can find some brief informaton about the books below.

Book 1 is our first crowdfunded book. It showcases over 1000 amazing images drawn by over 100 famous artists who have worked for companies like Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Dreamworks and more!  

Book 1
Book 1

Book 2 is our second crowdfunded book. It is a broader book that touches on the many aspects of what it means to be an illustrator, including figure drawing, anatomy, environment design, perspective, coloring, character design and more!

Book 2 - Illustrator's Guidebook
Book 2 - Illustrator's Guidebook

Who is 21 Draw?

We are a group of international artists with headquarters in Sweden and main operations in the US, UK and EU. Our experience from our last projects means we have a great logistics system in place, so we can get your book to you as quickly as possible.

Guarantee! 

We're so sure that you'll love this book, that we're one of the few Kickstarters who offer you a 100% money back guarantee. If you don't love every page of the book, you can get a refund after 30 days from the date when you receive it. 


Backers are Best!

Our backers are the engnie that drives us to continue creating books and other projects. Our products simply would never exist if it was not for YOU. Back in 2014 you helped us create our very first book. Then in 2016 you helped us create our second book, Illustrator's Guidebook

You didn't only help fund the projects, but you also gave us the ideas for them. We have an amazing community of backers, and we've even met many of you "in real life" :) We'll continue to make products for you as long as you keep telling us what you want. A big THANK YOU!!! to everyone who has backed the project, and a massive thanks to all of you who spread the word! 

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 projects and have gained alot of experience. We also have a great network of top industry artists that we've worked with before and who can get great work to us on time!

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 also started 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!

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