I'm a former animator and video game artist who pursed and fulfilled my lifelong dream of becoming a fine artist painting in oils. Today, I'm licensed to paint Disney, Star Wars, Warner Bros., The Muppets, Peanuts and more. However, my own characters, Beau and his Friends Along The Way - they're what I'm really known for ... as well as my collection Places I'd Rather Be.
Throughout the years, Beau has had many adventures, Now it's time for Beau, Red, Ollie, Toothpick and the rest of the gang from my collection Friends Along The Way to bring their adventures to your home on the pages of Friends & Places: The Art Of Rob Kaz.
With the help of collectors and backers on Kickstarter, the first printing of 500 books sold out in less than 2 months after arriving. I heard from everyone who missed out and so ... I'm thrilled to be back with a 2nd printing!
The book is 160 full-color silk pages, it has a cloth outer with foil stamping and is finished with a matte dustcover to help keep the book pristine. The pages are filled with art from my two collections - Friends Along The Way and Places I’d Rather Be. There are sketches, thoughts about techniques and the creative process, special stories from collectors and the foreword is written by legendary Disney artist James Coleman.
You know that story in each painting is important to me, so each page of this art book is an opportunity to let you imagine a tale of adventure, friendship or family.
Thank you for once again supporting me and helping to bring Beau the frog and his many Friends to life on the pages of Friends & Places: The Art Of Rob Kaz. I can't wait to hear what you think! Thank you!
This video makes me super happy!
Check out a few of the unboxing videos my backers shared after the 1st printing of Friends & Places: The Art Of Rob Kaz.
"I want people to be happy when they look at my work, so I create stories that personally make me smile or laugh. But I also want people to notice the technical side of my paintings. I put a lot of emphasis on lighting, composition and color when I paint. I think all of these aspects ultimately play a role in determining the emotional outcome of a finished painting." --Rob Kaz
A Look Into My Creative Process
$7K = bookmark
$10K = postcards
$13K = stickers
(photos coming soon of each stretch goal)
A few pages from the book
A look at some of the Black & White reward sketches I added onto blank pages for the backers of the 1st printing.
A look at some of the Color reward sketches I added onto blank pages for backers of the 1st printing.
Risks and challenges
The risks are minimal! The work has already been done and this is a 2nd printing of the book. My biggest concern is simply hoping you'll love it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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