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BARK PARK is an ARFabet book for all ages that celebrates the alphabet and the magic of dogs with expressive scratchboard illustrations

Hi. I’m Bri. I love to draw dogs. I also love books. So I am making an illustrated book of dogs, and I want you to have one. 

In the meantime, I will be drawing a dog a day at my Daily Dog Scratch Blog to prove how committed I am to this project (and how much I truly love drawing pups).

Lily sees a familiar face on the Dog Scratch Blog...
Lily sees a familiar face on the Dog Scratch Blog...

What is BARK PARK? 

Bark Park is an ARFabet book that celebrates the alphabet with a letter-by-letter listing of dogs rendered in my unique approach to scratchboard. BARK PARK celebrates the magic of dogs and the equally magical alphabet without which we couldn’t even give dogs names in the first place. 

The book will include illustrations of these dogs (subject to change based on your contributions -- the list will be updated here: http://bhermanson.com/doglist.html Please check regularly): 

  • Affenpinscher 
  • Beagle 
  • Corgi 
  • Dachshund 
  • English Bulldog 
  • Finnish Spitz 
  • Greyhound 
  • Husky 
  • Irish Wolf Hound 
  • Jack Russell Terrier 
  • Keeshond 
  • Labrador 
  • Mutt 
  • Newfoundland 
  • Otterhound 
  • Portugese Water Dog 
  • Queensland Heeler 
  • Rescue Dog 
  • Service Dog 
  • Tennessee Coon Hound 
  • Ultimate Mastiff 
  • Vizsla 
  • Westhighland White Terrier 
  • Xoloitzcuintle 
  • Yorkshire Terrier 
  • Zuchon

REWARDS

You can find more details on the right, but here is a preview of some of the rewards...

The Book!
The Book!
8x10" Limited Edition Archival Print!
8x10" Limited Edition Archival Print!
11x14" Archival Prints!
11x14" Archival Prints!
Original Scratchboard Art of YOUR Special Animal
Original Scratchboard Art of YOUR Special Animal

FUNDS 

Where will this money go?  Most of it will pay for the production of hardcover books. Then, there’s the materials needed to complete the project (Claybords, ink, brushes, knives, large format printing and scanning costs, etc). A small portion will be used to help me focus on the actual creation of 26 brand new scratchboard illustrations. 

 ***Shipping is included to all in the lower 48. Alaska, Hawaii and International will be an additional $10. 

Thank you!

Special thanks to the incredible Brooklyn band KINGS for letting me use their music in this video.

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This project is a big time commitment, but it's one that I am ready to make. Having recently gone freelance full time, I feel very fortunate to have a schedule that I control completely. In the meantime, I am creating a scratchboard dog every day at http://dogscratch.tumblr.com -- if you have any doubts about my obsessive level of commitment, that should clear things up.

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    An 11x14” signed archival print of any page of the book, a signed hardcover copy of BARK PARK, a big sincere Thank You Woof in the back of the book, the 8x10” Limited Edition Archival Print, and the E-book edition.

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    Custom 8x10” scratchboard portrait of YOUR special animal (all species welcome), a signed copy of the BARK PARK book, a very special Thank You Woof in the back of the book, the 8x10” Limited Edition Archival Print, and the E-book edition. If you have more than one special creature in your life, add $300 to your pledge for each additional portrait.

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    Want a larger, more complex scratchboard of your pet? Get a custom 11x14” full body scratchboard rendering of YOUR special animal (any species!) , a signed copy of the BARK PARK book, a very special Thank You Woof in the back of the book, the 8x10” Limited Edition Archival Print, and the E-book edition. If you have more than one special creature in your life, add $600 to your pledge for each additional scratchboard rendering.

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    Feature YOUR DOG in the book! Change ANY of the breeds in this book except the Rescue Dog, Service Dog, and Mutt (but if you have a dog that fits those categories, it can be the representative in the book)! You will receive an 11x14” full body scratchboard rendering of YOUR special animal, plus 3 copies of BARK PARK (a book featuring your dog!) signed by me, a special thank you woof in the back of the book, the ebook, and the 8x10” Limited Edition Archival Print.

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