We are super lucky and excited to introduce one of Imaginism Studios' newer artists, Masae Seki! To celebrate, we asked her to put together an art book of whatever she wanted. Bobby Chiu also wanted to join in on the fun so he's making a book as well!
Masae learned that families are often different but love is the same. In this book about family, she reflects through illustration on her fond memories and moments with her family.
Masae dedicates this book to her parents who showered her with love and support, teaching her the importance of pursuing what she loves. After losing both parents, Masae felt in the beginning that drawing her memories with her family was the best way to cope with her emotions. As she created more and more family drawings, she wanted to share her stories and allow other people to connect to them. So she decided to create this book, "Kin".
With 72 pages of illustrations and sketches, "Kin" features many human, animal, and creature designs! Some of these are accompanied by short stories while in others, the pictures tell the tales. She hopes that people will view her illustrations each as a small celebration of love and family in its many forms, and they will also see their own families in some of the illustrations.
Credits: Disney Publishing "Vampirina" Series, Netflix "12/24"
When we hear the word "unicorn", the first thing that comes to mind is a horse with a single horn, surrounded by rainbows and butterflies. They are supposed to be majestic, fantastical, rare, and special. But Bobby felt that somewhere along the way, "unicorns" became tacky, cliche, and uncreative. Bobby saw more potential in unicorns than that! He wanted to bring back the cool things about unicorns, so he decided to collect a bunch of them to show the world -- unicorns that are weird and unusual.
"Unusual Unicorns" is an art book filled with sketches and fully-colored illustrations of over 40 different types of unicorns. The book takes you into a world that no one has entered before; the possibilities of these unique unicorns are endless.
Credits: Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Men in Black III, Niko and the Sword of Light
Each book is carefully bound in 8" x 10" inch hardcover, containing 72 pages of beautiful, full-color pages! It includes sketches, drawings, traditional watercolor, and digital paintings!
Bobby and Masae will each have a new art print made especially for this Kickstarter! These will be included in every book exclusively for backers of this campaign, so now will be the only chance to get them!
Through this Kickstarter, you will also have the chance to get your hands on ORIGINAL drawings and paintings of images that appear in the books! Check out the "Original Art Rewards" packages below to see which originals you can get! When you back one of these, you will receive both "Kin" and "Unusual Unicorns", 2 exclusive mystery prints, AND the original artwork listed!
The art books also include contributions from an amazing list of guest artists!
There will only be 500 copies of each book available, so don't miss your chance to grab one! To help back this campaign, we offer package deals of both books for a great price!
We have 10 more slots of New Original Art rewards open!
Risks and challenges
We have already over come most of the risk and challenges that come with Kickstarters for art books, such as completing all artwork, editing the files, finalizing the design and finding a manufacturing company. We are scheduled to have the books manufactured before the funding period ends, so we will start packaging up the rewards ready to ship as quickly as possible! We will be sending you a survey through Kickstarter, asking you for your shipping address.
We have run multiple successful Kickstarters in the past (Niko and the Sword of Light, and Schoolism Subscriptions) so this process is nothing new to us! We have also created 15 books in the past so we are familiar with the book-making process and confident that the quality will meet our expectations.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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