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This collaborative art book will feature over 50 artists and over 100 pages of full-color art of endangered birds from the world over.
This collaborative art book will feature over 50 artists and over 100 pages of full-color art of endangered birds from the world over.
103 backers pledged $8,130 to help bring this project to life.

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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 details

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.

Stretch Goals:

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!

Rough draft of "Darling Predators" stickers by Cari Corene
Rough draft of "Darling Predators" stickers by Cari Corene

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!

Madagascar Red Owl and Great Spotted Kiwi charm designs by Cari Corene
Madagascar Red Owl and Great Spotted Kiwi charm designs by Cari Corene

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!

Sticker design by Cari Corene featuring a Hyacinth Macaw
Sticker design by Cari Corene featuring a Hyacinth Macaw

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.

In-progress cover by Namu-The-Orca
In-progress cover by Namu-The-Orca
Lesser Florican by Josefine Spenke
Lesser Florican by Josefine Spenke
Blue Bird of Paradise by Andrada Berbecaru
Blue Bird of Paradise by Andrada Berbecaru
Javan Hawk Eagle by Tania Ávila Villalba
Javan Hawk Eagle by Tania Ávila Villalba
Work in progress- New Zealand Kaka by Pia Ravenari
Work in progress- New Zealand Kaka by Pia Ravenari
Puerto Rican Amazon by Pia Ravenari
Puerto Rican Amazon by Pia Ravenari
Swift Parrot by Pia Ravenari
Swift Parrot by Pia Ravenari
Nene by KayVeeDee
Nene by KayVeeDee
Work in progress- Resplendant Quetzal by Maricela Ugarte
Work in progress- Resplendant Quetzal by Maricela Ugarte

Kickstarter Rewards

Acrylic charm designs featuring a Thick-Billed Parrot and a male Araripe Manakin. Designs by Arras Wiedorn.
Acrylic charm designs featuring a Thick-Billed Parrot and a male Araripe Manakin. Designs by Arras Wiedorn.
Sandhill Crane bookmark by Mike Sharp
Sandhill Crane bookmark by Mike Sharp
Realistic leather feathers by Brenda Lyons
Realistic leather feathers by Brenda Lyons
Original bird art by Nina Bolen
Original bird art by Nina Bolen
Prints by Mariya Olshevska
Prints by Mariya Olshevska
ACEOs by Chandra Valli Paetsch- Aberdare Cisticola, Allpahuayo Antbird, and Abyssinian Longclaw
ACEOs by Chandra Valli Paetsch- Aberdare Cisticola, Allpahuayo Antbird, and Abyssinian Longclaw
ACEO by Chandra Valli Paetsch- African Grey Parrot
ACEO by Chandra Valli Paetsch- African Grey Parrot
Wood block print by Zack Smith
Wood block print by Zack Smith
Key and tree pendants by Magpie's Miscellany!
Key and tree pendants by Magpie's Miscellany!

The Artists

Victoria-Lynn S. Bell

Sarah Arcand

cakecrumbs

Chandra Valli Paetsch

Kory Bing

Sakuranym Kit

Jennifer Miller

Nina Bolen

Maddy Norval

Josefine Spenke

SEM

Kristyn Janelle

revois

Frédérique Lucas

Pia Ravenari

J. Campbell-Smith

Zack Smith

Tallulah Cunningham

Maricela Ugarte

Heather Bruton

Mariya Olshevska

KayVeeDee

painted-flamingo

Tania Ávila Villalba

Audrey Giovanni

Karla Abelman

Crystal Carpenter

creepyfish

Brenda Lyons

Andrada Berbecaru

prayke

Cari Corene

Amanda Drage

Rick Lilley

parabuteo78

Malinik Miniatures

Amber "Vantid" Hill

Donnalle Broten

Bri Mercedes Weidner

Katie Wincek

corviday

Amanda Coronado

Chibi Kaffka

Alethea Lim

Chelsea Hartoon

Larissa D'Aguiar

Itachi Mills

wanderpus

sirfish

April Schumacher

Kitty Harvill

Amanda Hitchcock

Jan Decena

Kate Hayward

Kate Pfeilschiefter

Que-ink

Arras Wiedorn

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!

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