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Owl Queen is the fifth in a series of Kickstarter Only winged women art pieces by Art Nouveau artist Echo Chernik.
Owl Queen is the fifth in a series of Kickstarter Only winged women art pieces by Art Nouveau artist Echo Chernik.
147 backers pledged $18,936 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello,  

My name is Echo Chernik.  

I'm very excited to announce the Fifth Winged Woman in my Kickstarter only art series.  Several years ago I premiered Swan Queen as the first in a series of new, highly collectible art nouveau masterworks. 

These works are available exclusively* on Kickstarter to my fans and collectors. The editions will be low, and will appreciate in value as their demand and popularity grows. This concept will allow me the time that I need to create personal, High Art Nouveau masterpieces, while allowing you to be a part of the process, and to collect early edition pieces that will increase in rarity and desirability. 

If you missed any of the earlier prints, you may purchase them, but only during this kickstarter - and only if the edition has not sold out.  The editions are set, and once they sell out, they will no longer be available. The largest print, at 27x35 has only twenty five in the entire edition.

Please also read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more about this campaign.

The Series and Theme

These are large pieces, intricately detailed. I received many requests for winged Art Nouveau women. They are developing into an amazing set of artworks, and I'm very pleased at the outcome. Thank you to all my current backers whom have helped bring this goal to life.

I chose owl, or specifically, Barn Owl, for the fifth piece. Owls are silent, magnificent birds. I grew up playing in and out of a barn full of barn swallows - and every once in a while, I was graced with the honor of viewing one of these stunning birds. I'm excited to depict them in this new piece, but I need your help to make it possible.

The Winged Women Series

If you missed any of the below pieces - now is your chance to collect them.  If you wanted just one of the previous ones, and not owl, for your reward - you can do that too!

 The First Four:

Swan Queen (shown framed)
Swan Queen (shown framed)

 

Raven Queen (shown framed)
Raven Queen (shown framed)

 

Crane Queen (shown framed)
Crane Queen (shown framed)

 

Falcon Queen (shown framed)
Falcon Queen (shown framed)

The Owl Queen

I'm pleased to share the sketch and in progress of owl queen with you. I intend to spend time on Twitch working live, taking comments and suggestions from fans. I will post these times on my facebook page.

I've also posted the sketches of the previous queens below - I love to involve my fans with watching their progress as they develop.  As you can see, I often develop the piece as it's in progress and make changes to the original concept. This is my preferred method of working, as it lets the piece grow organically - as it's meant to be, until it's perfect in every way. Kickstarter and my fans allow me the time to work on these pieces, creating something that otherwise wouldn't exist.

Swan Queen - Sketch and Finish

 Raven Queen - Sketch and Finish

 Crane Queen - Sketch and Finish

 Falcon Queen - Sketch and Finish

 Owl Queen - Sketch

Owl Queen Sketch
Owl Queen Sketch

 Owl Queen - In Progress

 

 The Editions

The fun of a Kickstarter only piece of art is - they are only available to collect during a very small window of time. I've laid out the size chart below in a graphic - please be sure to drop a comment or email if you have questions!

Owl Queen Sizes and Reward Minimums
Owl Queen Sizes and Reward Minimums

Oil Studies

Small oil and mixed media study on cradled board 11x8" "You can call me Owl". 

 

Stretch Goals  

I have a number of Stretch Goals planned - which I will announce as we closer to funding. Goals such as improved charms for everyone.

Important!

This applies to all backers after November 19th, 2017. 

The custom reward level requires backers to calculate the shipping cost as well and add it to their pledge. For example, the Custom Level shows that shipping costs a minimum of $12 for U.S. shipments. The amount shown for your country should be added to your pledge (and any extra shipping costs required for over 2 pounds to be charged later). For a pledge of two prints for $90 shipping across the U.S., the required pledge would be $102. Thank you for understanding.

Why Kickstarter

The idea of a Kickstarter-Only available print will allow me to spend the time that I need to create the personal pieces with all of the delicious detail that my fans adore. The benefit to you is this. There will be two editions of the print. The Kickstarter Only (K-O) print will be full sized - 4:3 proportions (e.g., 18"w X 24"t). The public print will be heavily cropped to 2:1 proportions (e.g., 12"w X 24"t). The introduction of the mainstream cropped version will promote the value of the limited edition Kickstarter Only prints - and make yours grown exponentially in value, based on the popularity of the artwork. 

As more people possess the mainstream work, they will covet your out of print version. Your investment on helping me make these pieces come to life is meant to be a mutually beneficial journey, and will help with the creation of works that may otherwise never see the light of day. The run size of the individual sizes will depend on the number of backers. All the prints will be signed individually by the artist and will come with a certificate verifying authenticity.  

Other benefits. I will be working on the piece on Twitch, so that you can stop by and check in on it's progress if you wish. Ask me questions, and even contribute to the piece as it is being created. Thank you for reading my proposal, and for considering joining in on the creation of the first in a series of gorgeous masterworks, which you can help to make possible.

Risks and challenges

We have successfully funded three book campaigns, two calendar campaigns and five other winged women art prints. I also have successfully created and fulfilled two additional cthulhu kickstarters.
My most recent kickstarter was in collaboration with Patrick Rothfuss for the NOTW art deck - which is being fulfilled by Elodin Enterprises. These posters are created in house, so as soon as the piece is complete, it will be shipped with no delay.
Sometimes artwork takes longer than expected - the creative muse can be finicky like that. I always fulfill projects as quickly as possible - but without rushing the artwork - quality is most important!
Thank you!

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    CUSTOM REWARD LEVEL

    CUSTOMIZE YOUR COLLECTION.
    Choose from the list below, add up the total, and pledge that amount. You may choose any Queens, which will include all certificates and be signed by the artist. Choose from Owl, Swan, Raven, Crane, and Falcon. IMPORTANT: When the Kickstarter closes you will be sent a survey where you will tell us your exact selection. NOTE: If you pledge for less than the minimum your rewards require, you will not receive any rewards until you increase your pledge to match. For example, pledging for one small Owl and one small Raven, would be $90. Small and medium prints include Echo Chernik printed on the bottom.
    You will be contacted after the Kickstarter ends to tell us exactly which prints you would like, and to modify your choices if you want to.

    Includes:
    • Add $40 for each 11x17 Owl print
    • Add $50 for each 11x17 Raven, Swan, Crane or Falcon print
    • One 11x17 Owl Queen signed archival print
    • Add $90 for each 13x19 Owl Print
    • Add $100 for each 13x19 Raven, Swan, Crane or Falcon print
    • Add $200 for each 18x24 Owl print
    • Add $240 for each 18x24 Raven, Swan, Crane or Falcon print
    • Add $400 for each 27x36 Owl print
    • Add $450 for each 27x36 Raven, Swan, Crane or Falcon print
    • One 18x24 Owl Queen s/n canvas giclee
    • One 18x24 Swan, Raven, Crane, or Falcon, canvas giclee
    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
    • Add $5 per dedication
    • Shipping Fee only includes up to 2lbs.
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    Give a Hoot!

    Thank you! Show your support of this project by buying the artist a cup of joe to keep painting into the long hours of the night!! Oh! And also - funding at this level makes you a Kickstarter backer - which means that if you choose to upgrade to a print after the Kickstarter ends, that is an option for you!! It's the closest thing to "purchase after the KS ends" that is offered.

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    One Hooter

    Receive 1 small Owl Queen print with certificate of authenticity and charm. Small prints include Echo Chernik printed on the bottom.

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    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
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    Not an Owl - Small

    Receive one small print of a previous Queen instead of Owl. Choose from Swan, Raven, Crane, and Falcon. Small prints include Echo Chernik printed on the bottom. These are *only available* during the kickstarter, and until the editions are gone!

    Includes:
    • One 11"x17" Raven, Swan, Crane or Falcon signed archival print
    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
    • Shipping Fee only includes up to 2lbs.
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    Small Pair of Hooters

    Receive two small Owl Queen prints with certificates of authenticity and charms. Small prints include Echo Chernik printed on the bottom.

    Includes:
    • Two 11x17 Owl Queen signed archival prints
    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
    • Shipping Fee only includes up to 2lbs.
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    Bubo 13x19" Owl Print

    Receive 1 medium Owl Queen print with certificate of authenticity and charm. Medium prints include Echo Chernik printed on the bottom. A beautiful and manageable size for framing!

    Includes:
    • One 13x19 Owl Queen s/n archival print
    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
    • Add $5 per dedication
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    Not an Owl - Medium 13x19"

    Receive one medium print of a previous Queen instead of Owl. Choose from Swan, Raven, Crane, and Falcon. Medium prints include Echo Chernik printed on the bottom.

    Includes:
    • One 13x19 Raven, Swan, Crane or Falcon s/n archival print
    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
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    Soren & Eglantine - The Gifting Level

    The Gifting Level! One 13x19 Owl for you and one 11x17 for a friend! Two certificates, two charms, two signatures.Small and medium prints include Echo Chernik printed on the bottom.

    Includes:
    • One 13x19 Owl Queen s/n archival print
    • One 11x17 Owl Queen signed archival print
    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
    • Add $5 per dedication
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    Medium Pair of Hooters

    Receive two medium Owl Queen prints with certificates of authenticity and charms. Medium prints include Echo Chernik printed on the bottom.

    Includes:
    • Two 13x19 Owl Queen s/n archival prints
    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
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    Mr. Know-it-Owl!

    Receive 1 large Owl Queen print with certificate of authenticity and charm. Large prints include Echo Chernik printed on the bottom. This is the optimal size for the piece. Free dedication upon request, but only if you can make it through without biting. (Tootsie Pop reference.)

    Includes:
    • One 18x24 Owl Queen s/n archival print
    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
    • Shipping Fee only includes up to 2lbs.
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    All the Queens - Small

    Collect them all. Did you miss out on the earlier Winged Women? You can only collect them while the kickstarter is live and until the editions run out!

    Includes:
    • All five 11x17 Queen prints
    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
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    Not an Owl - Large

    Receive one large print of a previous Queen instead of Owl. Choose from Swan, Raven, Crane, and Falcon. These are very limited editions of 25. Dedication is included upon request.

    Includes:
    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
    • Previous Queen (Raven, Swan, Crane or Falcon) 18x24
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    Hedwig

    Receive 1 magnificent extra-large Owl Queen print with certificate of authenticity and charm. Large prints include Echo Chernik printed on the bottom. This is the optimal size for the piece. Free dedication upon request. Just send it to us via wizard mail.

    Includes:
    • One 27x36 Owl Queen s/n archival print
    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
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    Not an Owl - Extra-Large

    Receive one extra-large print of a previous Queen instead of Owl. Choose from Swan, Raven, Crane, and Falcon. These are very limited editions of 25. Dedication is included upon request.

    Includes:
    • One 27x36 Raven, Crane, Swan or Falcon s/n archival print
    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
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    All the Queens - Medium

    Collect them all. Did you miss out on the earlier Winged Women? You can only collect them while the kickstarter is live and until the editions run out!

    Includes:
    • All five 13x19 Queen prints
    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
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    Original Drawings

    Original Finished Drawing(s) of Owl on Vellum (The one currently shown plus at least one more finished drawing) plus the thumbnail. Includes an 18x24 print of the finished artwork (plus charm and certificate)

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    "You can Call me Owl" - oil study 1

    Small original oil mixed medium owl study (8x11" on cradled board). Comes with Large 18"X24" owl queen print. Oil painting CAN be shipped in time for Xmas gifting on request.

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    Archimedes

    Receive one Owl Queen as an 18x24 S/N GICLEE ON CANVAS with a drawing on the back. Dedication is included upon request.

    Includes:
    • One 18x24 Owl Queen s/n canvas giclee
    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
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    Not an Owl - Giclee

    Receive one or more 18x24 S/N GICLEE ON CANVAS of either Swan, Raven, Crane, or Falcon, with a drawing on the back. Dedication is included upon request.

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    All the Queens - Large

    Collect them all. Did you miss out on the earlier Winged Women? You can only collect them while the kickstarter is live and until the editions run out! Dedication is included upon request.

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    • All five 18x24 prints
    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
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    Mouse Skull Edition

    Mouse Skull Edition: 27"x36" Signed Archival Print framed and matted with mouse skulls underneath artwork. No more than 5 available. Response will determine final edition run. Contact Echo directly for additional upgrades or to ship internationally.

    Includes:
    • One 27x36 Owl Queen framed and matted with mouse skulls
    • Certificate of Authenticity and Charm for each print
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    All The Queens - Extra-Large

    Collect them all. Did you miss out on the earlier Winged Women? You can only collect them while the kickstarter is live and until the editions run out! Dedication is included upon request.

    Includes:
    • All five 27x36 Queen prints
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Funding period

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