Thank you for your support everyone! I didn't expect this to get funded in under a day I am going to introduce stretch goals to this project now:
£250 pounds-I will give everyone who pledges £10 or more an A3 black and white risographic poster print of the cover illustration. Risoprinting is a unique process that will give the piece a finished look half way between screen printing and litho printing. You can either keep the print in black and white or color it in yourself!
£400-If the project reaches this level, everyone pledging £10 or more will also get a set of 4 badges.
£600-If the project reaches this amount, I will add 4 new pages in to the finished Animal Dreamers coloring book.
Thank you for your generous support everyone! Please spread the word about Animal Dreamers!
Coloring books are useful to relax with when you get too wound up. They also have been shown in studies to relieve stress, increase focus and spark your creativity.
With Animal Dreamers there will be no complicated instructions to follow. Simply take the coloring tool of your choice, open up to any page and fill in the lines. There are no rules. You are free to doodle to your hearts content, free of judgement, and with no art experience required!
I am a cartoonist and illustrator with UK publishing house Backwards Burd. I want to share my love of animals with you through the calming and meditative medium of the coloring book. Animal Dreamers will feature not only traditional detailed coloring book style pages like this:
But also my drawings of funny and cute animal portraits which I've found are great to color in and allow for even more creative freedom for the colorer:
In total, the book will contain 24 of my original illustrations, and is guaranteed to provide hours of calming coloring enjoyment.
150 GSM heavy duty paper, to allow for a variety of mediums
A4 dimensions (210 by 297 millimetres-8.27 in × 11.7 in.)
28 total pages, 24 pages of beautiful black and white illustrations.
I am an artist currently supporting myself through art, comics and design work and do not make very much money. The money I am asking for in this campaign is the bare minimum required to get 100 copies printed. I need your help to get this book out there. For £10, you can reserve your copy of Animal Dreamers today!
£5-A digital PDF file pack of 10 illustrations from the Animal Dreamers coloring book, which you can print out at any size and color yourself .
£10-A hard copy of the Animal Dreamers coloring book. The book is A4 sized and contains 24 pages to color in. It will be printed on thick and heavy 150 GSM paper to allow for a variety of coloring tools to be used on it.
£25-In addition to receiving everything offered in the previous tiers, you will receive 8 post card art prints featuring images from Animal Dreamers.
£49-In addition to receiving everything offered in the previous tier, I will draw an original water color commission drawing of your choosing and send it to you. I specialize in character design and animals, but will draw anything you ask me to. The funnier or weirder, the better!
£99-I will draw an original illustrated coloring book page of any animal you request and include it in Animal Dreamers! I will also send you the original drawing in a frame. You also will receive the Animal Dreamers coloring book, post card art prints, and PDF print-out package.
£150-I will water color paint one of the original drawings found in Animal Dreamers and send it to you in a frame. You will also receive the Animal Dreamers coloring book, the post card art print set and the PDF print out package.
Disclaimer on the spelling of "color"-Though I live in the UK, I am American and for this project am going with the Americanized spelling of the word. I have nothing against "colour" of course! It is a wonderful spelling. I am going with "color" as I wish to accommodate the biggest audience possible. As an American living in the UK, I am in a constant state of confusion in regards to the spelling of the word, but usually wind up going with the UK spelling. Apologies to all Brits whose spelling tastes I might have offended.
Risks and challenges
The art for the book is already completed and the file is already prepared and ready to send to the printer. I have experience working with this printer before and they offer a high quality printed product. I have allowed and budgeted for additional pages in case anyone pledges in the £99 tier for a custom requested animal coloring book page to be added in.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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