This Kickstarter project is to support a FREE-TO-USE character concept sheet. These character concept/reference sheets are for designing and showcasing an anthropromorphic creature of your own design - The file will be set up with multiple layers- Simply delete the ones you dont want and use the rest to clip and then color a character of your very own like a digital paper doll!
Upon completion, the file (available for Paint Tool Sai and Adobe Photoshop) will be released and readily available for FREE on my website and all of my art community websites, as well as emailed to anyone upon request. It will include a tutorial layer as well as over 500 possible combinations for custom character creation.
The following species will be available with full parts to complete each:
-Dog, house cat, big cat, rabbit, horse, deer, goat, birds, aquatic species, bear, bat, rodent and dragon
There will be at least three tail types/lengths/shapes for dogs, cats, horses, aquatic, and dragon species. Not to mention all the possibilities with extras like scales, extra fluffy texture, 6 types of wings, horns and more! Included in the sheet will also be 8 hairstyle options ranging in length and style.
With a template that is so easy to use and full of options, anyone will be able to make their own custom characters.
As the project funding progresses, a ladder of unlockable items will be added to the reference sheet. Once a price point is reached, the listed items will be included in the file for customizing the perfect character.
$300 : FUNDED!!! The full project is a go!
$400 : ADDED: Facial expressions
-------- There will be 4 expression options added instead of just the one "happy" face, including sad, mad, bored and excited for even better customization!
$500 : ADDED: Accessories and piercings
-------- There will be over 15 accessory types and 8 or more piercing types added to the sheet. These will include, but not be limited to, glasses, bandana, ear plugs, scarf, necklaces, bracelets, collars, bows, hats and more!
$600 : ADDED: Ten more hairstyle options
-------- There will be 10 more unique hair styles added to the current hairstyle options ranging in length and style
$700 : ADDED: Reptile Species Pack
-------- 5 new species and part options will be added! These include gator/croc, dinosaurs, lizards, turtles and frogs
$800 : ADDED: Safari Species Pack
-------- 5 new species and part options will be added! These include Elephant, Rhino, Giraffe, Monkey and Hyena
$900 : ADDED: Fantasy Species Pack
-------- 5 new species and part options will be added! These includehuman, fairy, troll, naga and unicorn
$1000: ADDED: Clothing options
-------- Over 15 wardrobe options will be added! Including but not limited to shirts, tank tops, hoodies, jeans, shorts and shoes
There are many rewards to earn when donating to this project!
$5 Pledge :
--- You will receive my gratitude as well as your name (or alias of your choice) listed in the actual file. You will also get your chance to download the file 1 week before the general public!
$15 Pledge :
--- You will receive the previously listed reward PLUS you will be on an email list that will be sent a schedule and link for a live stream when I am working on the project. You get to come chat and give constructive critisim / suggestions for the final project. You will also be mailed a "I support a Bright Bat" sticker!
$25 Pledge :
--- You will receive all previously listed rewards PLUS you will be mailed an art button featuring your choice of a picture from my public gallery! You will also be mailed a 5"x7" signed photo print of any picture from my public gallery!
$50 Pledge :
--- You will receive all previously listed rewards PLUS a fully finished custom character sheet using this project's finished product! You won't have to do any of the work, I will clip and color your custom described character!
$75 Pledge :
--- You will receive all previously listed rewards PLUS a custom digital illustration, in my 'chibi' style, of the character I design for you in the above reward. Below are a few examples of my 'chibi' style- You can always see more examples of my finished work at:
$150 Pledge :
--- You will receive all previously listed rewards PLUS another custom digital illustration of any character/pet/creation of your choice in a full shaded style! PLUS a bonus 5"x7" signed art print and art button. Below is a clipping of an example of my 'full shaded' style- You can always see more examples of my finished work at:
and don't forget!! ---
Premium rewards are the listed rewards that mention either art buttons or signed prints from my public gallery - Any pieces listed in the Bright Bat DesignByHumans shop can be turned into these rewards.
All art for this project will be created by me, Kylie Mart. I am a freelance illustrator from Le Claire, Iowa. My company is called Bright Bat Design, and I work with a variety of clients, worldwide. I typically do custom illustration pieces and character designs, but I also make crafts, t-shirt designs, and a whole lot more! To see more examples of my finished work, please visit:
Thank you for taking the time to read through my proposal, and for helping me achieve my goal with this Kickstarter project!
and please remember:
Although this reference sheet is free, in the sense that anyone may download it and make their own character free of charge, it may ONLY be used FOR PERSONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL USE. Prohibited use includes selling 'adoptable' characters or business/logo mascots and distributing this FREE reference sheet for cash exchange. Any commercial use of this reference sheet is prohibited and will be punishable under United States copyright law.
Risks and challenges
The only challenge I will face during this project will be taking time off of my normal art commissions. I am a free lance illustrator as my career and only job, so time = money when I'm drawing. In order to take time off of my other projects, I will have to use another source of income . And with this kickstarter project fully funded, I will have the time to put aside in order to complete this free-to-use reference sheet!
There are not many risks in this project because I have already scheduled aside the time from my regular work. And have devoted a large chunk of the month of September to work on completing this. I work for about 7 hours a day 5 days a week so I am positive that I will be able to finish this project and all reward fulfillment in a timely manor.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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