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For this commission project I will use my experience painting over collage to paint portraits of cosplayers in costume!
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Hello there, welcome to my Commission Kickstarter. I'm Kyle and I make pop culture inspired paintings over collage of comic book pages! 

I've been painting on comics for a couple of years now and I'm excited to try something new. I work as a freelance artist and graphic designer, and when I'm not working on a project for clients I'm painting over old comics and pages from other books. I have always loved comics and the escape they represent and I very much enjoy breathing new life into old and tattered books by painting on them. These paintings combine my love for comics and art and I'd be honored to paint one for you.  

You could line up twenty Spider-Man cosplayers and they would all stand apart in some way. This is a great way to immortalize the flavor you bring to your character; something for you to enjoy in your own home or take with you on the road to conventions. Either way this will be a unique way to celebrate the one-of-a-kind story of you and your character! 

Voice of Spaceghost, George Lowe
Voice of Spaceghost, George Lowe

This is the basic layout of how it will work. 

  • Pick out a photo of yourself in costume you want me to reference. Multiple photos work best and give me a cnance to really get a feel for how you rock that character. After you have chosen the picture we will discuss it. What about this photo do best represents you?. What do you love most about it? So we make your hair a different color? Your complexion a different shade? Anything that might be relevant to your portrait. Also if you want to include a personal message, quote or a character slogan - now is the time. 
  • I lay down the comic book pages onto the canvas and let it dry over night. This is when I will draw a sketch of how I see it in my head and overlay it onto the collage and show it to you, so you can make small changes if you don't like something, before starting painting. It is extremely important to me that we communicate to get the best portrait ever. 
  • Once your painting is complete I package & insure your painting and get it off to the postman. 
  • This step is all about you. This is where I invite you to share this campaign with your fellow comic buffs and cosplay enthusiasts.
Spider-Man Cosplay over Comic Book Pages
Spider-Man Cosplay over Comic Book Pages

 

 

Street Fighter's Dhalsim
Street Fighter's Dhalsim

 

 You can see more of my works by visiting artofkylewillis.com

Deadpool
Deadpool

 

 

Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange

 

Tee Shirts 

Tees are available for $21 or all backers receiving an original painting can add on a tee for $15. Simply alter your pledge amount to reflect an additional $15

Trading Card  Stretch Goal

If this project ends with $4,000 raised (or more) then every backer from the $15 reward tier on up will receive a complete series of collectible trading cards. That's right, a complete set of fine art collectible trading cards of the paintings from this series of commissions! 

Black Panther Collectible Trading Cards
Black Panther Collectible Trading Cards

 

 

Risks and challenges

My turnaround time is about three days per painting, and I can work on more than one at a time. It is a two-step process laying down the pages and letting them dry over night. It will be a case study in time management, to be sure. I'm excited for the challenge and I am eager to get started.

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