About this project
Tiny little dinosaurs
Birds are some of the most beautiful and interesting animals in the world. They live on every continent, and over the ages they have developed all kinds of interesting adaptations to life in all those different places. With such a huge variety of species, shapes, plumages and colors, birds have inspired artists from the world over. This art book will bring together more than 50 artists from around the globe to illustrate threatened and endangered birds ranging from the little Fairy Pitta and tiny Dusky Starfrontlet to the magnificent Great Green Macaw and the mighty Javan Hawk Eagle.
The finished art book will be 8.5 x 11 inches and will come with your choice of a hard or soft cover. It will include well over 100 pages of full-color illustrations, photographs, and artisan crafts ranging from sculpture to culinary arts featuring endangered and threatened birds from around the world, created by over 50 different artists. The book will be printed through The Art Bookbindery.
Each illustration will include an infographic with information on the species pictured. Also included will be a section on conservation and what you can do in order to help protect these birds in your own area and a list of resources and relevant websites. All information will be drawn from reliable sources and fully cited.
Feeding those starving artists
Since artists cannot create their art without the necessary funds, the profits of this book will be divided up among contributing artists. Artists will receive a portion of the profits based on their contributions. Furthermore, since part of the point of this project is to help support deserving artists, all participating artists reserve the rights to sell originals, prints, and merchandise (etc.) of their art.
If we can raise $6000, every backer who pledges $20 or more will receive a "Darling Predators" sticker sheet by Cari Corene!
Success! Darling Predators stretch goal unlocked!
If we can raise over $7000, every backer who pledges $20 or more will receive one of two acrylic charms designed by Cari Corene!
Woohoo! Extra charms stretch goal unlocked!
If we can meet those two stretch goals, there are more to come!
New stretch goal! --> If we can reach $7500, every backer who pledges $40 or more will receive signed print of a new painting by wildlife artist Jennifer Miller!
We did it! Signed print stretch goal unlocked!
Super surprise extra stretch goal! Cari Corene has an extra-special surprise: If we can reach $8000 by the end of the Kickstarter, we'll have a 4x2 inch die-cut vinyl sticker featuring a Hyacinth Macaw for every backer who pledges $20 or more!
A little sneak peak
Here's a few finished pieces and works-in-progress, to give you an idea of the beautiful work you'll be getting.
Risks and challenges
It's difficult bringing together so many different people from all around the world. Each of us is bringing different skills to the table in order to create a single, unified project. It's difficult to coordinate so many different people, and working with a group spread all around the world adds an extra challenge to an already difficult task. However, I spent 8 years in the Civil Air Patrol, and I helped to organize and run events for clubs and classes throughout high school and college. I have plenty of experience organizing large groups of people, and I am sure I can do an excellent job with this project as well.
I'll also have plenty of help from my fellow participating artists! I have help for everything from typesetting and research to finding the right printers for the Kickstarter incentives. We'll all be working together to make this book a great success!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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