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Dragons of Earth, Sea, Sky, and Stars: a Calendar #3! Featuring dragon watercolor art by Carla Morrow from DragonLady Studio.
Dragons of Earth, Sea, Sky, and Stars: a Calendar #3! Featuring dragon watercolor art by Carla Morrow from DragonLady Studio.
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Dragons of Earth, Sea, Sky and Stars: A 2019 Calendar

 

Why are we here? A 2019 Dragon Calendar!  

     The calendar is comprised of all 12 months, with one of my favorite dragon paintings for each month. 8 of the months are completed, with 4 more left to finish. The drawings of the last 4 images are completed, along with the color palettes. I have chosen to create these 4 new paintings so the calendar will have fresh, never seen before work and so backers can see the process as it happens. I will be updating all the backers with these new paintings as I move through the process of finishing them throughout the month this project is running. Each dragon has been painted in my signature style using watercolor, with each page of the calendar being designed by myself. Rarely will you get the chance to own a calendar that is completely created by the artist. Here is the only place to get a calendar where the artwork is not only created by me, but the calendar is also designed by myself from the ground up.

    Calendars are printed by the same small press that printed the 2015 and 2017 Dragon Calendars, their quality is stunning! Each image is bright and lush, every page will be full color with the artwork extending over both pages of every month. The numbers will be easy to read, and the day squares amply sized for writing notes and special dates. The Dragon Calendar will be 8.5 inches x 11 inches when closed and fold out to a full poster size of 11 inches x 17 inches when hanging. The pages are printed on 80# text paper, with full UV High Gloss Finish and a heavy 100# cover. Each Dragon Calendar is stapled in the middle and will have a prepunched hole, ready to hang! I’m excited to be working with the same small print press, they came out beautifully and will again! 

Digital Package! Along with all tiers will be a digital package including a coloring sheet of the cover and a year calendar on the same cover image.


Why Dragons?
 

    They are one of the few truly universal icons and images of man kind. Every culture as far back as we can study have believed in Dragons. They had different meanings to different peoples, but always they are there. Some created the universe and our world, some created the lakes, rivers and oceans that surround us, and others the mountains and landscapes we call home. Yet still others sought to destroy, and became Gods of chaos or even death. Religion, philosophy, myth and even history all carry shadows of the Dragon. In our days the dragon still has a firm grip on our waking and sleeping minds. Through the written word, movies, games and advertisements Dragons still fly through our imaginations and sing in our hearts. And now, you can experience and enjoy them in this calendar.

 The Hatchling:

Digital Package
• Physical Calendar

The Wyrming:

• Digital Package
• Physical Calendar
Signed Birthday Greeting
8in x 10in Metallic Print of the cover

 The Oracle:  

• Digital Package
 • Physical Calendar
• Signed Birthday Greeting
• Dragon Oracle Deck fully illustrated by Me.

 "Waters of Imagination" Concept Sketch 5in x 8in on toned paper.

• Digital Package
 • Physical Calendar
• Signed Birthday Greeting
• Dragon Oracle Deck fully illustrated by Me.
• Original Concept sketch of "Waters of Imagination"

 The Dragon:  

• Digital Package
• Physical Calendar
• Signed Birthday Greeting
13 8in x 10in Metallic Print of every image in the calendar
4in x 10in Original Sketch Card

  "Waters of Imagination" Original 7in x 14in ready to hang watercolor

• Digital Package
 • Physical Calendar
• Signed Birthday Greeting  
• Dragon Oracle Deck fully illustrated by Me
• Original watercolor painting of "Waters of Imagination"

Drag-on Add-ons: 

 Need an extra calendar added to your pledge? Or maybe a few Birthday greetings? Just add them onto your final pledge! 

 Add-on 1: Add $20 for additional calendars 

 Add-on 2: Add $5 for additional Birthday Greetings (After the ~THE DRAGONLING~ $30 tier) 

 Add-on 3: Add $20 for a 8x10 metallic print of the cover painting

Add-on 4: Add $20 for a signed dragon oracle deck.

Stretch Goals:

Stretch Goal #1: 

 Stretch Goal #1 $1250:  Full 12 image digital calendar for all levels! If this project reaches $1,250.00 I'll upgrade the single desktop background calendar to a full 12 month calendar. A dragon background for your electronic devices for every month in 2019!

Stretch Goal #2:

 Stretch Goal #2 $1750: From 1 coloring sheet of the cover image to all 12 paintings having matching coloring sheets! Both in grayscale and solid lines. Now you can color your own dragons!

Stretch Goal #3:

 Stretch Goal #3 $2500: GOING BIGGER! For years I have wanted to up the size from 8.5x11 to a FULL SIZE 12in x 12in calendar! This year its possible if we hit this stretch goal. Almost all the calendars you get from stores are this size and I am SO STOKED that its a possibility this year! 

Stretch Goal #4:

 Stretch Goal #4 $3200: ALL THE COLORING FUN! At $3200 I can order physical coloring books to ship with the calendars. This will be the first official big dragon coloring book! WOOHOO! 8.5 x 11 containing all the images from the calendar on a single page so they can be pulled out after to frame your own dragon work without sacrificing back pages!

Risks and challenges

As with all projects of this size, there can be delays due to issues with communication, quality, or other unforeseen occurrences. I have worked with various printing companies designing for products such as bookmarks, cards, and postcards for several years, and I'm familiar with formatting artwork for printing as well as the printing process as a whole. The formatting is currently finished for several pages of this calendar, and will be completed if funded. I believe I have left ample time between when the kickstarter ends and my ship date to complete everything that needs to be finished, even with minor delays during any of the processes. Unless major health problems arise, or a natural disaster occurs, everything will be handled in a timely manner.

Schedule:
This calendar, small products, and prints will ship to supporters in September 2018.

Shipping:
All the pledge amounts include priority mailing via USPS, and will include a tracking number to ensure your package arrives to your door safely. I do all of my own print shipping off my website and have yet to run into problems with my packaging. International orders will ship via first class, and now also comes with tracking, however I can't guarantee that they will arrive in September 2018

For more dragon art by Carla Morrow please visit http://www.DragonLadyArt.com

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    ~THE DRAGON~

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    * An artist remarque original dragon on the inside cover!

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