It's sketchbook time again! And I'm back to share my love of video games, from standup arcade games I played as a kid all the way up to new titles I'm playing on my PS4. As a GenXer, I was around for the birth of video games and have been along for the wild ride from Pacman to Halo, Donkey Kong to Overwatch. The tech and the applications have changed massively but what's stayed the same are the great characters. This sketchbook shows my love for some of those great characters throughout the past decades.
For Inktober 2016 I did 31 ink drawings inspired by video game characters so the best news is that the artwork for this sketchbook is already complete! I'm going to cram those 31 sketches into 28 black and white pages and add a color cover all to be printed right here in the good old USA and to be delivered to you!
Turn around time will be much faster for this sketchbook compared to last year as I have severely limited the possibility of extra work that could delay sending the books off to the printers. The temp/mock cover is complete and if the Kickstarter Exclusive cover isn't pledged for the book will be ready to go to the printers the day the campaign ends. If the Kickstarter Exclusive cover is pledged for I will do my best to have the new cover designed and finished by the end of the campaign. The goal this time is to have all the books printed and delivered to you guys within 2 months of the campaign ending.
The sketchbook will contain sketches of:
Super Mario, Mega Man, Marcus Fenix, Reaper, Pyramid Head, Knuckles, Kirby, Ryu, Link, Bastion, Toad, and many more!
So go take a look over to the right and find a pledge level that fits your wallet and put your quarter up!
Art Update #1 - Pyramid Head
Art Update #2 - Toad
Art Update #3 - Reaper
UPDATE: every pledge above the $5 level will receive both sketchbooks in .pdf form.
Risks and challenges
My 1st Kickstarter project for a sketchbook was a success and a huge learning opportunity. The large number of custom sketch covers I did in that project took much longer than I expected so every backer received their rewards it just took me longer than my estimates.
That will not be a problem this time around as there is only 1 sketch cover available and it may not even get pledged for. Either way I'll be using the same super fast printer here in the US so the books will be complete and to the backers within 2 months of the project ending.
- (28 days)