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A 72-page book featuring my Prismacolor 901 Indigo Bleu Series sketches. Featuring close-ups and insights as to how I think and create.
A 72-page book featuring my Prismacolor 901 Indigo Bleu Series sketches. Featuring close-ups and insights as to how I think and create.
425 backers pledged $28,899 to help bring this project to life.

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 The Joy of Drawing. This book is really a celebration of drawing. It’s a delighting IN and an enjoyment OF the very act of drawing. That’s why it’s titled The Joy of Drawing. I’m a firm believer that if we draw things with joy and passion they become infused with joy and life and the drawings that moved me will move the viewer as well and hopefully inspire others to push in and draw to the next level. People have told me that these bleu line drawings have inspired them to draw and that’s a huge encouragement.

I also know how stinkin' cool it is to see really large images on a page so I have designed the book to give the reader tons of eye candy. I have also filled the book with wisdom and insights as to how I think and create. Topics include Angles and Observations, Perfection, Exaggeration, Asymmetry, the 10,000 hour rule, Blind Contour Not Really concept and many others. It’s ultimately 72 pages of pure drawing hedonism.

You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and my website.

Thank you for your consideration and support.~T

The Joy of Drawing. 8.5x11. 72 pages. Soft glossy cover.

STRETCH GOAL 

Huge thanks to all of you for your support! 

Here’s how it works. If we hit our goal of $25,000, backers will vote on one of these four images. Majority rules. Backers will receive an exclusive signed 8.5x11 print of the image with the most votes. Applies to $25 reward level and above.

Here are the goods!

I’m super pumped to share these rewards with you. A few things to note…

I am sharing my original studio sketches/doodles exclusively in the various Reward Tiers because it is the best way I can say “thank you” for supporting this project. For me, there is nothing cooler than an original sketch or doodle. It’s hard to put a price on an original sketch/doodle, but I usually sell mine for up to $300. For the duration of this campaign ONLY, I am excited to offer them to you!

THANK YOU. 

Risks and challenges

Since this is my first Kickstarter I'm not sure what to fully expect but I have been seeking counsel from some of my rockstar friends who have conducted fully-funded campaigns and they have helped me think through some problematic areas. I'm also working with my favorite designer, assembling the pages with her and it's coming along nicely. I worked with this printer on my last book and they are solid and totally reliable, especially when it comes to deadlines and extremely fast turnarounds. Their work is top quality. The book will be ready soon after the campaign ends. One thing to note -- some of the rewards will take some time for me to complete, so please be patient while I try to finish them in a timely manner. Thanks! I'm super pumped to do this thing with you!~T

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    Just the Look Reward.

    PSD's. This reward allows you to choose one of 9 digital paintings/illustrations and click thru the many layers unpacking my moves. Also enclosed is the reference file I assembled as I created the image. Psd's sell for $20 on my site. Sent via Wetransfer

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    Just the Book Reward

    Backers of this reward receive the book The Joy of Drawing unsigned. Sometimes a "John Hancock" doesn't really matter that much. It's all good.

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    First 50 Backers Book/Sketch Reward

    The first 50 backers receive a signed copy of The Joy of Drawing AND, to thank you, an original Bleu Line studio sketch/doodle, one of the many lying around my studio. I have so many Bleu Line sketches/doodles that have never seen the light of day. First 50 to jump... are in. Boom!

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    The Signed Book and Maestro Print Reward

    Backers of this reward receive a signed copy of The Joy of Drawing and a signed Bleu Line Maestro print 8.5x11

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    The Signed Book, 3 Prints+Pencil Reward

    Backers of this reward receive a signed copy of The Joy of Drawing, 3 signed 8.5x11 mystery Bleu Line prints (I love this set!), and one Prismacolor 901 Indigo Bleu pencil

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    The Inside Da Book Sketch Reward

    Backers of this reward receive a signed copy of The Joy of Drawing with a sketch drawn on the inside cover and three signed mystery Bleu Line prints

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    The Double Whammy/Print Reward

    Backers of this reward receive TWO books: a signed copy of The Joy of Drawing and my previous sketchbook Art of the Sketch, signed, and one sketch drawn inside each book, plus one signed Maestro print

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    The Book+Sketch/3 Prints/Doodle Reward

    Backers of this reward receive a signed copy of The Joy of Drawing with a sketch on the inside cover, 3 signed Bleu Line prints 8.5x11 from the Instagram series of your choice: Boxers, Cowboys, Dogs, Jesus, Jockeys, Maestros, or Rockers; and a studio sketch/doodle

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    The Signed Book/2 Sketch/Doodle Reward

    Backers of this reward will receive a signed copy of The Joy of Drawing, two original Bleu Line sketches/doodles (they're really cool!)

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    The Bleu Line Commission Reward

    Backers of this reward receive an exclusive Bleu Line 8.5x11 commission AND a signed copy of The Joy of Drawing with a sketch drawn on inside cover

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