Losing Altitude: Raising awareness through art
This collaborative art book will feature over 40 artists and over 100 pages of full-color art of endangered birds from the world over.
Tiny little dinosaurs
Birds are some of the most beautiful and interesting animals in the world. They live on every continent of the world 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 40 artists from around the globe to illustrate threatened and endangered birds ranging from the little Fairy Pitta to the mighty Javan Hawk Eagle.
A full list of the participating artists can be found here! Just click on the artist's username to visit their gallery.
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 over 100 pages of full-color illustrations and photographs of endangered and threatened birds from around the world, created by over 40 different artists. The book will be printed through The Art Bookbindery.
Each illustration will also include an infographic with information on the species pictured. 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.
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. Each illustration will be accompanied by information about the species pictured.
Some more WIPs from Namu-the-Orca
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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