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By Djamila Knopf
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About

THE ARTWORK

Art has been my first love.

Thinking back to my childhood, I vividly remember the pure joy I felt while drawing. I was lying on the floor, relentlessly scribbling my favourite animated characters with coloured pencils. Today, I often wish that I could just enjoy the process of making art without doubting myself or worrying about the result – the same way I did back then. This is how I created "Delilah". I wanted to free myself of self-imposed restrictions, expectations and standards and just CREATE. Something. Anything. And so I started drawing random shapes. Quickly, a figure started to emerge. A few more minutes later, I saw a woman wearing an intricate costume – reminiscent of queen Amidala's beautiful gowns that I had always admired. From that point on, filling in the details in Photoshop was just a matter of patience.

      

The Making of "Delilah"
The Making of "Delilah"

 

The Final Illustration
The Final Illustration

The whole process was so effortless and enjoyable. It's one of these experiences that make you wonder why you haven't tried it any sooner. The piece definitely gave me a push in the right direction and was just what I needed at the time. Overall, stylistically and emotionally, "Delilah" is a celebration of the thing that made me fall in love with art in the first place: Japanese animation.

Maybe my story brings back of fond memories of your own – about all those magical things that inspired you when you were a child. Or maybe you associate something entirely different with the artwork. Either way: I would love to have you be a part of this creation. Help this digital artwork break out of the computer screen and make it come to life on paper.


THE PRINTS

I'm excited to share this experience with you and to offer prints of this very special drawing. You will receive signed giclée prints that are available exclusively on Kickstarter.

"Delilah" Test Print - 11.7" x 16.5" (A3)
"Delilah" Test Print - 11.7" x 16.5" (A3)

The test prints I have ordered look absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to make yours, too! The artwork is printed on 308 g/m² Hahnemühle Photo Rag (100% cotton-rag) with archival pigment-based ink. The FineArt paper has a matte surface and soft texture that makes the print completely non-reflective. It ensures great depth and colour vibrancy. Each print is numbered and signed.

"Delilah" Test Prints - 8.3" x 11.7" (A4)
"Delilah" Test Prints - 8.3" x 11.7" (A4)

 

Closeup of her Face
Closeup of her Face

The printer I'm working with is certified by Hahnemühle, which means that they are experts when it comes to the archivability/longevity of their FineArt inkjet prints.

Closeup of the FineArt Paper
Closeup of the FineArt Paper

REWARD TIERS

SHIPPING

The shipping fee is already included in your pledge. Yes, I also ship internationally! :) I use priority mail and provide a tracking number for each shipment. Estimated shipping time: Germany: 2-10 business days. International orders: 2-3 weeks. I expect the pledges to come in one month after the campaign ends (by the end of December). My goal is to ship the prints out in the first week of January 2018. I ship everything flat. The artwork is sandwiched between two pieces of foamboard and put in a box to make sure it's protected.


ABOUT ME

If you're new to my work, here's a little introduction: I'm a Leipzig-based illustrator who draws character portraits and tarot cards. I enjoy surreal and dreamlike imagery with a fragile and delicate quality to it. I use the human form as a means to explore and portray abstract concepts as well as symbolism to communicate and establish a connection through my artwork. My drawing style is heavily influenced by Japanese animation. I like to call it „magic realism with a dash of anime“.

  

Risks and challenges

The art is done and the quality of the test prints is amazing. I completely trust my printer to make yours just as nice. The only thing that could spoil the mood is the post office. But I've been shipping artwork and prints for a while and with the packaging I'm using on these, nothing has been damaged so far.

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    8.3x11.7" (A4) Signed Giclée Print

    You don't have a lot of wall space? That's fine! This size might be just right for you. It's handy, but still shows off all the little details.

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    11.7x16.5" (A3) Signed Giclée Print

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    11.7x16.5" (A3) Embellished & Signed

    Hand-painted highlights in pearlescent acrylic paint give an extra layer of shine and sparkle to the artwork.

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