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A new level of collectability from artist Echo Chernik. A personal series of KICKSTARTER ONLY prints for collectors & fans.
A new level of collectability from artist Echo Chernik. A personal series of KICKSTARTER ONLY prints for collectors & fans.
A new level of collectability from artist Echo Chernik. A personal series of KICKSTARTER ONLY prints for collectors & fans.
148 backers pledged $14,034 to help bring this project to life.

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Angel of Falcons by Echo Chernik

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I am so pleased to announce the FOURTH in a series of new, highly collectible Echo Chernik masterworks. These works will be 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.

Falcon Queen in Progress
Falcon Queen in Progress

This piece, the fourth in this series is Falcon.  I've always loved falcons, since I was a child.  In fact, every time I see one, I automatically associate it with having good luck. 

I've also been saving one of my favorite birds to pair with one of my favorite models, and a good friend of mine - Roxana Hire.  She's one of the most intelligent, beautiful, elegant, and intelligent women that I know.  Yes, I used intelligent twice (she's that smart).  https://www.facebook.com/roxhire

History

The first in the series, Swan Queen funded at over 350% of my goal with over 150 collectors contributing to this masterpiece. Additionally, the original master-work was sold shortly after the Kickstarter had closed.

Swan Queen
Swan Queen

 The second in the series, Raven Queen funded with over 223 collectors contributing to this masterpiece.

Raven Queen
Raven Queen

 The Third, Crane Queen - was also a smashing success.

Crane Queen
Crane Queen

The concept of a Kickstarter edition allows 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.

This is the FOURTH of a series of designs. You will be able to collect all, or simply your favorites. I intend to do a Kickstarter campaign for each print. Both the first and second are still available, so this is a great place to start if you would like to have the entire collection. Especially since the low numbers of the run should appreciate in value.

Once each campaign closes, we lock the edition numbers in. The extra prints and charms are only offered at the next winged woman kickstarter, until they are gone. So, can you get Raven, Swan or Crane? Yes! While the kickstarter is open, you can!

Process

Each art nouveau piece begins with a sketch. I prefer to work with looser, malleable sketches, which change and grow as the piece comes to life. The sketches and finishes of the first three in this series are below.

Swan Drawing
Swan Drawing
Raven Drawing
Raven Drawing
Crane Drawing
Crane Drawing
Falcon Sketch
Falcon Sketch
...Falcon Angle In Progress
...Falcon Angle In Progress
Perigrine Falcon
Perigrine Falcon

 I'll be adding the borderwork, as well as posting up a closeup sketch of her face as the kickstarter progresses.  This piece has an airy feel, with beautiful mountains behind her.  There will be clouds low on the mountains. Her skirt is airy and beautiful - reminiscent of flight. She wears falcon lure jewelry around her belt, and her crown is a feather, reminiscent of a hood.  I would like to build natural elements into the frame - and I've lightly sketched in a tree.  This one is going to be truly magnificent.

I want to help make this series a reality! How can I help!?

I made to easy to follow images below, showing the four sizes.

Size Chart
Size Chart
Why Kickstarter

This Kickstarter is the beginning of a concept that will allow the best of all worlds for everyone involved. 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, while rewarding backers with an exclusive piece that can only be gotten through backing.

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 grow 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. All are giclee quality prints.

Other benefits

Great News! I have a new Twitch Tv Channel, and will be making time to broadcast live as I work on the beautiful Falcon Queen! https://www.twitch.tv/echochernik/

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.

Stretch Goals

At $12,000, every backer over $20 will receive a free poster calendar featuring the entire series.

Angel Calendar
Angel Calendar

At $15,000 Falcon will be shipped by July!*

Rewards

Almost ever backer will receive a Giclee on Art Paper or Canvas as part of the their reward. But there are some unique and limited rewards to be aware of:

The final Masterwork Original will also be available to backers only, but the level for that has not been set. Swan Queen's Masterwork Original was purchased privately after close of the last Kickstarter by a backer upgrading. If you are interested in the Original Masterwork of Raven or Crane, please contact me.

Besides the Masterwork, there are also a number of original studies Echo is working on for to prepare for the finished piece, including a mixed media study and studies of Cranes in graphite or ink wash.

Additionally, EVERY print comes with a custom charm designed exclusively for Crane by Echo Chernik. The example below was the charm for Swan Queen. Raven is a pair of black feathers, Crane was tiny paper cranes. Falcon will be designed by Echo within the next few weeks and posted here.

Charm
Charm

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I have successfully fulfilled 10 Kickstarter projects, including books, calendars, and this series of art. If you are unfamiliar with my work, visit www.echo-x.com to learn more about my extensive career.

Q - Charms - Will I receive a charm per print? Or one charm per order? A - You will receive one custom designed charm *per* print, as well as a certificate of authenticity with an embossed stamp and signed by the artist!

Q - What happens if I would like to get one of the earlier kickstarter pieces but I missed it? A - I will be rolling over the earlier editions into the later kickstarters, but only on a limited basis. Once the Kickstarter for a piece closes, the numbers are locked. So I will offer what is available, but once they are gone, you will have to purchase off of an existing collector.

Q - Once the Kickstarter closes, can I upgrade? A - Yes! As long as you contributed to the Kickstarter, you are a backer. Therefore you will have flexibility to upgrade!

Q - With this Kickstarter, do I get the Falcon print? Yes! Or the Falcon, Raven, Crane and Swan if you choose!

Q - Do you accept layaway? I'm short on cash, but I really want to contribute! A - Absolutely! Just back at the level that you are comfortable with, and then contact me about upgrading. I can do this with open edition items, however I cannot with limited rewards. For example, you could back with only $5 for now, but later "upgrade" after the Kickstarter is over to a higher level to receive the appropriate reward - but only if there are still print available at that level. Once they are gone, they are gone.

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*excluding international or custom requests

Risks and challenges

It takes me about 4-6 weeks to create a poster of this magnitude. I enjoy more than anything hearing from my fan base, especially positive feedback.

We have successfully funded the first three works as well as three art book campaigns through Kickstarter.

Most prints and charms are not produced in house but as soon as the piece is complete and the charms arrive - and barring any unforeseen obstacles - it will be shipped without delay.

I am a fulltime working freelance artist - which means that sometimes other projects interfere with my kickstarter works - but I always get my pieces out, without compromising their quality!

Thank you!

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    SMALL FALCON
    ONE KICKSTARTER ONLY 11"x17" (Art at 11"x14") Signed Archival Print of Falcon. Numbered Certificate of Authenticity as an official K-O print PLUS One official Falcon feather charm.
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    MIX AND MATCH. Do you need several different sizes? Simply use the chart below, pledge this reward, and then the appropriate amount. NOTE: Each print size includes it's charm and Certificate

    FALCON - 11x17 ($40), 13x19 ($90), 18x24 ($200), 22x28 ($450)
    SWAN, RAVEN AND/OR CRANE - 11x17 ($50), 13x19 ($100), 18x24 ($220), 22x28 (500)
    SOME of the editions may not be available - I will let you know if the edition that you choose is sold out. The larger editions are low number editions with as few as ten available.
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    A PAIR OF SMALL FALCONS
    TWO KICKSTARTER ONLY 11"x17" (Art at 11"x14") Signed Archival Prints of Falcon. Numbered Certificates of Authenticity as an official K-O print PLUS Two official Falcon feather charms.
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    MEDIUM FALCON - A great size!!!
    ONE 13"x19" Signed Archival Print with Certificate of Authenticity and Official Embossed Stamp PLUS One official Falcon feather charm.
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    ONE SMALL FALCON PLUS ONE SWAN, RAVEN, OR CRANE - TWO 11"x17" (Art at 11"x14") Signed Archival Prints of Falcon, plus Swan, Raven, or Crane. KICKSTARTER ONLY signed archival prints. Numbered Certificates of Authenticity as official K-O prints! PLUS an official feather charm for each. PLUS Please add $5 for dedication. After KS ends, you will be asked if you prefer swan, raven, or crane.

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    The Gifting Level! One 13x19" FALCON print for you! One 11x14" FALCON for a friend! Two certificates, two charms, two signatures!

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    ONE SMALL FALCON PLUS TWO OF SWAN, RAVEN, OR CRANE - THREE 11"x17" (Art at 11"x14") Signed Archival Prints of Falcon, plus Swan, Raven, or Crane. KICKSTARTER ONLY signed archival prints. Numbered Certificates of Authenticity as official K-O prints! PLUS an official feather charm for each. PLUS Please add $5 for dedication. After KS ends, you will be asked if you prefer swan, raven, or crane.

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    MEDIUM FALCON PLUS CRANE, SWAN or RAVEN
    ONE 13"x19" Signed Archival Print with Certificate of Authenticity and Official Embossed Stamp PLUS One official Falcon feather charm. PLUS ONE 13"x19" of either Swan, Raven or Crane (plus certificate and charms).
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    For Falcon plus ALL THREE - pledge $350
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    SMALL ALL FOUR
    All FOUR 11x17" Signed Archival Prints with Certificate of Authenticity and Official Embossed Stamps PLUS official charms. Please add $5 for dedication.

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    ONE LARGE 18"x24" Signed Archival Print at the perfect size! Certificate of Authenticity and Official Embossed Stamp this as a low run collectible. Kickstarter-Only, these will be limited to the number pledged, plus a few for the studio. This is the optimal size for the piece. Dedication is included. I also do a small sketch on the certificate.

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    ONE LARGE 18"x24" SWAN, RAVEN, or CRANE Signed Archival Print at the perfect size! Certificate of Authenticity and Official Embossed Stamp this as a low run collectible. This is the optimal size for the piece. Dedication is included. I also do a small sketch on the certificate.

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    THREE 13"x19" Signed Archival Prints. One of FALCON, and your choice of Swan, Raven, or Crane. This level provides you with three signed archival prints in an easy to frame size. Please add $5 each for dedication. Includes 3 Certificates of Authenticity as official K-O prints!

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    CAST OF FALCONS - This level gives you (including all certificate of authenticities and other goodies): 2 11x14's, 1 13x19, 1 18x24 All signed, with certificates and charms.

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    SUPER SIZE - ONE 27"x36" Signed Archival Print at THE MAGNIFICENT size! Certificate of Authenticity and Official Embossed Stamp this as a low run collectible. Kickstarter-Only, these will be limited to the number pledged, plus a few for the studio. Dedication is included.

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    Original Finished Drawing(s) of Falcon 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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    GICLEE ON CANVAS: 18"x24" S/N Giclee on Canvas of the finished K-O artwork with a drawing on the back. Dedication optional. This edition will not exceed 5.

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    Falcon Lure Edition: 27"x36" Signed Archival Print framed and matted with an actual Falcon Lure underneath artwork. Frame hand decorated by artist in silver or gold (optional) Edition of no more than 5 available. Response will determine final edition run. Contact Echo directly for additional upgrades.

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    SUPER SIZE ALL FOUR
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    Original Finished artwork. The finished painting consists of a digital underpainting, finished in oils, and is quite large. It's painstakingly painted, and is one of a kind. Shipping cost is extra, though delivery is offered if possible.

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