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48 pages featuring 24 unique 8.27 × 11.7" ready to color images of kawaii anime and chibi characters from Lighane's art!
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Hi - and welcome to my Kickstarter Campaign. I am Lisa aka Lighane, traditional artist, chibi lover and gaming enthusiast from Germany and create cute art on a daily basis. I now wanted to share my love for art and create something bigger than single art pieces: a coloring book!

THE BOOK!

The softcover Kawaii Coloring Book will have 48 pages featuring 24 unique 8.27 × 11.7" black & white ready to color images of custom chibi characters (80%) and kawaii manga-styled characters (20%).The book features high quality 100g/m² paper. No copyrighted characters will be included, each chibi will be brand-new and unique - including cute girls, faeries, mermaids, strong heroes & more!

WHY KICKSTARTER?

The initial goal of 500 € will allow me to order the minimum of 25 coloring books and covers the production costs. The estimated shipping date is August 2015.

Every dollar counts to fund this project! Even if you pledge a minimum amount of 1 € you will get access to progress shots and 2 printable versions of drawings from my book once it is finished. And we are one step closer to ordering the book and unlocking one of the awesome stretch goals.

Want to support me but can't afford it? Please spread the word, tell your friends about this project and help me make a living from my hobby. This would mean the world to me!

SAMPLE PAGE

You want to see how one of the pages could look like? Get ready to paint this Bittersweet Lulu example picture with markers, water colors or colored pencils!

Example Chibi Lineart (Copyrighted characters won't be used)
Example Chibi Lineart (Copyrighted characters won't be used)

STRETCH GOALS!

Once we hit the the stretch goals EVERY copy of my coloring book will be upgraded WITHOUT ADDITIONAL COST for you. So let's boost this book by aiming for the highscore!

UNLOCKED: Tutorial-time – each picture will get three personal tips to help you color the way I do!

UNLOCKED: That's how it's done – want to see how the picture could look finished? 12 uncolored drawings will now get a colored reference picture from me inside the book – this way you can use my tips and copy the coloring to practice!

UNLOCKED: Glossy finish – Let's upgrade EVERY printed coloring book once again by giving the cover a glossy finish. So shiny!

UNLOCKED: Help, the book is growing! - You want an in-depth look behind the scenes? Awesome! Thanks to your support I can add 4 more pages  showing you my tools, my working space and giving you a detailed look at how I color my characters.

2500 €: Custom chibi-book – Before shipping the books I'll sit down and draw a cute little chibi sketch in EVERY coloring book - so each will be unique!!!

5000 €: Postcard Pictures – Every backer will get a set of 3 prints with new not-included-in-the-book exclusive drawings. If you ordered the print version you get them printed & digital, if you ordered digital you get them digital!

7500 €: Weighty Tome – Let's increase the number of drawings in EVERY book to a magnificent 36 featuring 12 all-new chibis/manga-styled characters and new tips on 24 additional pages!

10.000 €: So Sturdy – Now that's what I call an upgrade: Every print version of the book will now have a glossy hardcover back!

15.000 €: Amazing Artworks – I am speechless. And ready to work some nightshifts to add 10 more full-color-pages upgrading every coloring book to feature some never-seen-before artworks!

FAQ!

Q: When will this coloring book be finished and shipped?

A: It will be done and shipped in August 2015. Yes, that's something I can promise!

Q: Why is your initial goal 500 € and includes 25 coloring books?

A: This is the minimum number I have to order to be able to hand out the books at such an affordable price.

Q: And what happens once we hit a stretch goal?

A: Most stretch goals will upgrade EVERY copy of my coloring book at NO ADDITIONAL COST for you. So you get even more for your bucks if you tell your friends about this project!

Q: I ordered a package and can now decide on one of the drawings. What will you draw for me?

A: As this coloring book will be filled with cute and adorable chibis and manga-style characters, nearly anything can be done. NSFW pictures and 18+ images as well as bloody or gory pictures won't fit well into here. But your OC (original character), your chibi-self or anything your mind can imagine (a cute cupcake fairy? A fierce fire-warrior? Be creative!) - that's totally possible! If you're unsure, just ask me!

Q: Can I see you draw?

A: Yes, I have created a speedpainting video you might be interested in.

Q: Is 500 € really enough to create a coloring book?

A: Sure, this covers all costs - but let me show you the math:

  • Kickstarter and payment options: 10% to 12%
  • Printing cost (25 books): 50%
  • Creating prints: 10%
  • Tools, equipment, working time: 18% to 20%
  • Chocolate and energy drinks: 5%
  • Packaging material: 5%

Risks and challenges

Of course there are risks involved in a project like this. But I have planned everything so that problems are super-unlikely to occur. The estimated shipping date in August 2015 will be easily achieved as I already started working on the pieces for this coloring book.

So what could go wrong? A sudden illness might throw me back - you never know - but some nightshifts with energy drinks would bring me right back on track in no time (also, I have of course calculated in some days to catch up on any work).

While this is my first project, I am confident that every angle has been examined and that everything will be printed and shipped on time. I have a printing company on standby and extra options at hand that can be used. Thanks for your awesome support and your trust!

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    Pledge a minimum of 1 € and get digital copies of 2 drawings from the coloring book as well as access to exclusive preview shots!

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    Decide on one of the drawings: I'll create a chibi of whatever comes to your mind (according to my FAQ-guidelines). Your name/nickname will be mentioned besides the drawing and you'll get the original painting alongside all other above bonuses.

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    Decide not only on one, but two drawings from inside the book and get the colored original. Of course you also get the printed as well as the PDF version of my coloring book and additional 4 kickstarter-exclusive prints!

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    Be more awesome: Instead of deciding on a drawing inside the book you choose the cover image (according to my FAQ-guidelines) and get the colored original. Of course you also get the printed as well as the PDF version of my coloring book and additional 6 kickstarter-exclusive prints!

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    Tutorial time! Get 5 hours of Skype lessons with me where I help you improve your drawing skills. Let me support you, watch me create stuff - whatever helps you most!
    You also decide on 2 drawings inside the book, get 5 copies of the coloring book, the PDF and another random unique original drawing!

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