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About this project

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.

Namu-the-orca- cover in-progress!
Namu-the-orca- cover in-progress!

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 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.

Heldra- Javan hawk-eagle
Heldra- Javan hawk-eagle
Josefine Spenke- Lesser florican
Josefine Spenke- Lesser florican
Josefine Spenke- Golden-shouldered parrot
Josefine Spenke- Golden-shouldered parrot
Pia Ravenari- Puerto Rican Amazon
Pia Ravenari- Puerto Rican Amazon
Pia Ravenari- Puerto Rican Amazon
Pia Ravenari- Puerto Rican Amazon
Pia Ravenari- Swift Parrot
Pia Ravenari- Swift Parrot
Pia Ravenari- Swift Parrot
Pia Ravenari- Swift Parrot
Pia Ravenari- New Zealand Kaka
Pia Ravenari- New Zealand Kaka
Pia Ravenari- New Zealand Kaka
Pia Ravenari- New Zealand Kaka
KayVeeDee- Nene
KayVeeDee- Nene
Kickstarter incentives by Magpie's Miscellany!
Kickstarter incentives by Magpie's Miscellany!
Chandra Valli Paetsch, Kickstarter incentives- Aberdare Cristicola, Allpahuayo Antbird, and Abyssinian Longclaw
Chandra Valli Paetsch, Kickstarter incentives- Aberdare Cristicola, Allpahuayo Antbird, and Abyssinian Longclaw
Chandra Valli Paetsch, Kickstarter incentive- African Grey Parrot (reference image by http://meihua-stock.deviantart.com/)
Chandra Valli Paetsch, Kickstarter incentive- African Grey Parrot (reference image by http://meihua-stock.deviantart.com/)

Art updates!

Some more WIPs from Namu-the-Orca

Amber Mountain Rock-Thrush
Amber Mountain Rock-Thrush
Seychelles Magpie Robin
Seychelles Magpie Robin

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.

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