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Imagine Re-draw a 520 years old draw of Leonardo da Vinci and then Laser engrave in 1/64 inch birch wood to put in your living room!

The Project consists in the digital recovery of at least two Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci

Other 2 drawings can be add if the project is successfully funded.

The works that have been drawn 520 years ago, made between 1490 and 1513 and are now stored in Italian Galleries and some not publicly accessible.

What I want

These drawings were made on paper and with the passing of time were getting aged and lost its beauty and quality, since the paper will spoiling and leaving their marks, for more care that has with these works. 

My intention is to convert these drawings into vector files. Work that takes time and has to be done very carefully, comparing every detail with the original draw. Some days for each draw. They need to be perfect!

Once done this digital process that is time consuming, the proposal is the laser engraving copies of drawings and numbered series limited to 50(small) and 100(large) copies of each drawing. Will be produced in sheets of birch plywood with a thickness of 1/64 inch (0.4 mm), these sheets have high strength, can be slightly bent. After recording these sheets of birch wood will be treated with suitable varnish to maintain the beauty and clarity of the drawings for many years.

The pieces will have 2 different sizes 

Small 4 1/8 X 5 3/4 inches

Large 8 x 12 inches (20.3 x 30.5 cm). 

The engraved sheets will be sent in envelopes with wood protection so they do not break on shipping.

Birch Plywood of 1/64" made in Finland
Birch Plywood of 1/64" made in Finland

Each kickstarter can frame your drawings as you wish. 

The digital vector drawings will be made available to all who help us to fund, whether to buy a Engrave Sheet or just help fund with lower values.

If we hit a successfull funding , we will add up to 2 more drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci and thus maintain the limited editions of 100 units of each draw

Here is the original 

Original Vitruvian Man
Original Vitruvian Man

One of the Vector Drawings is almost done, you can check the quality bellow. Some finishing touches still need to be made.

Already engraved made with vector file of The Vitruvian Man
Already engraved made with vector file of The Vitruvian Man

This is already engraved in a 1/64" Birch Plywood from Finland.

Remember that Leonardo write in mirror writing.

The Drawings

The files that we will Convert to vector are 

The Vitruvian Man

The Vitruvian Man
The Vitruvian Man

Self Portrait

Leonardo's Self Portrait
Leonardo's Self Portrait

But if the project is Funding sucess we will do this other 2 Drawings

With $ 5000 we will Vector Study of Horse

Study of Horse
Study of Horse

With $6500 we wil vector Plan of Imola

Plan of Imola
Plan of Imola

What to say about Leonardo?

Was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination". He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.

Why am I doing this? 

For the works of Leonardo can’t stay only in the hands of galleries and museums as the greatest artist of all time can’t have your greatest asset lost by time. I'm sure he would be pleased to see his work reproduced with quality. 

Copyright

Since drawing has been widely published over the last two centuries, it is "public domain," which means that it isn't copyrighted, and you don't need anyone's permission to copy it or use it. 

The art is in the public domain if it was published in the United States before 1923. Art is published for copyright purposes whenever copies are made available to the general public -- for example, photographs, postcards, prints, lithographs, castings from a statue and other reproductions

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=257190

The copies that you will see below were made with a original image draw (jpeg) without any retouch, so you will see some “dirt” that will be removed when we re-draw those drawings.

Will be made as if Leonardo had just done!

He will be proud of this!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

As I already have a Laser Machine to engrave, know how to do it, and have at list one drawing beeing done, the only risk is timing to engrave, but we left a good margin of error.

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