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Matthew HuntleyBy Matthew Huntley
First created
Matthew HuntleyBy Matthew Huntley
First created
$545
pledged of $600pledged of $600 goal
13
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, March 28 2019 5:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hi, I'm Matthew Huntley! I began my personal project Vigilant Lioness in 2015, and I've been making paintings for it ever since. Drawing from childhood nostalgia for shows like Power Rangers, Powerpuff Girls, and Megas XLR, as well as my love of classical painting, my work explores non-traditional gender roles through gigantic heroines and even larger monsters.

The Shepherdess Tends Her Flock is the newest painting for Vigilant Lioness. In it, one of the supersized defenders from the titular organization Lioness escorts civilians away from an unseen but nearing threat. You can see the painting below:

The Shepherdess Tends Her Flock by Matthew Huntley
The Shepherdess Tends Her Flock by Matthew Huntley

I'm thrilled to offer The Shepherdess Tends Her Flock as my first ever limited edition print. With your support, this print run will be of a much higher quality than what is available through print-on-demand sites, and I'll be overseeing every step of the process personally. 

I'm teaming up with El-Co Color Labs to produce this print run, and I've already received several test prints in order to dial in the quality and make sure the original painting is reproduced perfectly.

One of the test prints I ordered from El-Co Color Labs
One of the test prints I ordered from El-Co Color Labs

For this Kickstarter-exclusive run, the signed and numbered, limited edition prints measure 18" x 24" (actual image size is 15" x 22" with a white border), so they'll fit right into standard-sized frames. They're printed on Fuji Professional Crystal Archive Paper with a luster finish, which has the deep colors and blacks of gloss without the smudgy fingerprints and glare. The size of the edition is limited to thirty prints and will only increase if the number of backers exceeds that amount. Everyone who backs this project will receive a signed and numbered print. Once this Kickstarter ends, this piece will never be printed in this format ever again.

Reward Tiers

CIVILIAN
CIVILIAN
LIONESS KAIJU SPECIALIST
LIONESS KAIJU SPECIALIST

Below are several ink drawings I made during Inktober to give you an idea of what your drawing might look like. I can't show you which drawings are available specifically, because each backer at the Lioness Kaiju Specialist tier will receive a unique, one of a kind original ink drawing that doesn't yet exist!

Sample Ink Drawing
Sample Ink Drawing
Sample Ink Drawing
Sample Ink Drawing
Sample Ink Drawing
Sample Ink Drawing
Sample Ink Drawing
Sample Ink Drawing

Update 3/8/19- First Stretch Goal

If our funding level reaches $800, every backer will receive a digital portfolio of all of the ink drawings that I've made for Vigilant Lioness thus far. That's 26 drawings, with more to come as I fulfill the campaign!

Risks and challenges

While this is my first project on Kickstarter, I've done as much of the legwork up front as possible. The painting is finished and photographed, test prints have been made and inspected, and shipping materials have been sourced and added to the shopping cart.

The only thing outside of my control is what happens after the prints are dropped off at the shipping center. I'll be getting tracking numbers for each print I ship out, and I plan to be completely transparent with you at each step of the fulfillment process, especially if any delays crop up!

I've set the estimated delivery date for May 2019 to provide a buffer just in case anything unexpected occurs. My goal is for everyone's prints to arrive early!

Thank you, and I can't wait for you to see your print in person!

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