About this project
The I DRAW CARS Sketchbook & Reference Guide is an indispensible tool for students, designers, hobbyists, artists and car enthusiasts. We've designed the ultimate car design field guide by pairing commonly used industry reference materials with a ubiquitous and iconic moleskine-style sketchbook.
We've included relevant industry info such as global automotive brands, global design schools, commonly used proportions and packages, and over 100+ pages of templates to practice with.
By providing quick reference information, I DRAW CARS goes beyond what is traditionally considered a standard designer's tool and becomes part sketching tool, part field guide.
The only limit is your imagination - use the templates to develop a personal style, use the pages as mood boards to paste inspirational images, or just use the pages to flesh out a concept using your own perspective. If you look at the image below, you can see some of the perspective templates printed in non-photo blue - the templates will disappear when you scan your sketches for a quick Photoshop touch-up.
The goal of this book is to encourage practice - so make it your own, and you'll have a great process book for your portfolio once you've filled it up.
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR PRACTICE!
The I DRAW CARS brand is more than just a sketchbook - we are trying to build a strong creative community around automotive sketching where users are open to share how they are using our book with the rest of the design community. We've enlisted some of our friends as "Featured Designers" on our web page - they are all Automotive Industry Professionals, and are going to be among the first designers to showcase their skills on our site.
Soft, American Apparel cotton T-shirts in charcoal, brandishing the "I DRAW CARS" logo in black. Sizes S, M, L and XL.
OK Kickstarter - here's where you come in. With your help, we can meet our initial goal of a 1000 book first run, with a secondary goal of getting our book stocked in every design school bookstore globally, and a tertiary goal of having our book listed as mandatory material for every automotive design curriculum globally. The money will go to getting our books manufactured and shipped, as well as to help pay for various other branded materials included in the rewards.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ORDERS PLEASE READ:
Although we list $15 in the rewards as the standard price for international shipping, please email us (email@example.com) with your full address. The fact is that shipping costs vary greatly in different parts of the world, and $15 simply will not cover shipping costs to some of you. We want to provide the best possible customer experience, so please be patient with us, and we'll do our best to bring our product to you in a timely manner. Thanks! :)
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On the project page here:
Hit the green button and follow the instructions to pick a pledge amount and reward. For now, this is the ONLY way to purchase our book.
Yes - we are planning a global release once our project is complete. Please pay extra special attention to our international pricing amounts when you are pledging.
Our project ends on July 1st. It will take Amazon up to 14 days to process our funds and get them to us. Once we've paid our manufacturers, it will take up to 30 days for our shipments to arrive from overseas. We have planned from day 1 that we would ship product in time for the fall school semester, although we will likely have them much sooner. That is about as accurate as we can get at this point.
Although we list $15 in the rewards as the standard price for international shipping, please email us (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) with your full address. The fact is that shipping costs vary greatly in different parts of the world, and $15 simply will not cover shipping costs to some of you. We want to provide the best possible customer experience, so please be patient with us, and we'll do our best to bring our product to you in a timely manner. Thanks! :)
Kickstarter uses Amazon exclusively, so until the end of this project Amazon is the only way to buy our book.
Go to "manage pledge" - in there you can change your pledge amount until you have entered it correctly.
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