About this project
- EVERY BOOK PLEDGE has been automatically upgraded to hardcover at no additional cost to you the backers, WE DID IT!
- Stunning GOLD FOIL stamping on the cover and spine
- Deluxe faux leather material (Be at ease, no real beasts will be harmed in the making of this book)
- Every book pledge will now receive an UNTAMED sticker!
Growing up as an adventurous kid I used to explore the world around me in search of imaginary beasts, ultimately leading me to become a professional creature designer and illustrator for the gaming, publishing, and film industries.
The Untamed Beastiary is a fully illustrated collection of monsters, dragons, and beasts from all across the globe in the form of a field guide. Some of them have been commissioned for popular games like Pathfinder and Open Legend or the covers of fantasy novels such as The Dragon Lords, while many others were brought to life entirely for this project. Each creature has a unique story that will accompany the detailed artwork along with anatomical diagrams, sketches, and field notes. Every pledge on Kickstarter brings us one step closer to making this book a reality. Thank you for all of your support along the way.
I am incredibly thrilled to announce that the one and only Christopher Paolini, author of the Eragon book series, is writing a special foreword introduction for The Untamed Beastiary. Eragon was one of the first book series I loved as a young teen, introducing me to the world of fantasy. His books played such an important role in my passion for writing stories so I am both humbled and honored that he will be a part of my very own book. If you would have told me in middle school that one of my favorite authors would one day like my work enough to be writing the forward for my own book, I would call you crazy then go back to sketching dragons.
Here we have a few of the page layout samples to give you a sense of the feel of the book:
The newly unlocked hardcover version of The Untamed Beastiary that all book backers will receive will have a $45 retail price after the Kickstarter. Make sure to pre-order your copy now at the discounted backer price!
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Crystal Sully is an illustrator and creature artist who graduated from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design and has worked on popular game titles like Elder Scrolls, Pathfinder, Paladins, Heroes of Newerth, Open Legend, Aethera, Call of Cthulhu, Lord of the Rings, and many more unreleased titles. When she isn't busy taming dragons she can be found in the state of Colorado sketching creatures.
Artwork: Some of the paintings featured in the Kickstarter video and offered as prints were originally commissioned for Pathfinder RPG, Open Legend RPG, and a book called The Dragon Lords: False Idols.
Risks and challenges
As a two-person team this project has a lot of aspects to it that we will tackle together but as a working professional in the gaming, publishing, and film industries hitting deadlines is in my blood. It's what I do nonstop for all sorts of clients and my own project will be treated with the same amount of dedication, professionalism, and hard work that the big game studios and publishing houses are given. This project has been a dream of mine for so long that I will do absolutely anything in my power to make sure 100% maximum effort is put in to make sure everything goes smoothly.
I've spent the better part of two years selecting the perfect printing company out of many for this project and have researched shipping costs and fulfillment from several successful Kickstarter creators that are carefully included in our funding goal.
We've given ourselves a good chunk of time until the delivery date to complete every aspect of the book up to our quality standards and get everything printed perfectly just to be safe.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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