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Add a little tropicoolness to your space with handmade bird cartoon illustrations (or should we say: Illustrayfuns!).
Add a little tropicoolness to your space with handmade bird cartoon illustrations (or should we say: Illustrayfuns!).
9 backers pledged $525 to help bring this project to life.

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Make 100: Tropicool Birds

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STRETCH GOALS UPDATE:

- If we get to $1000, everyone that bought a Tropicool Bird will get a "Toucan Party" sticker! Refer a sponsor and you'll get two!

- If we reach $1500, everyone that spent $50+ will get the stickers AND your choice of an extra Tropicool Bird or one of my Shiki Tikis! Tikis are also one-of-a-kind signed and numbered 5x7" illustrations. They're set in fun, comically random situations or doing random things!

Why?

I got married last year and I'm trying to raise funds for a honeymoon. I also have some medical bills that I need help in paying.

Why birds?

Why not? Drawing is my passion. Especially anything whimsical or funny. I also love anything tiki tropical. So why not marry the two and draw fun tiki birds? Plus, did I mention that my studio space is decorated like an enchanted tiki room?

This is where you come in. Dun, dun, dun! 100 tropicool tiki birds. They won't all fit in my house. I'm not kidding. Same goes for the 100 shiki tikis (be sure to watch for this Make 100 coming to Kickstarter soon). So why not help me out and adopt some - whether it's one or a whole flock. No mess or noise so they make nice pets. As I'm drawing, each bird makes me smile... my hope is they'll do the same for you.

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What are my rewards?

Not only will you feel all warm and fuzzy with aiding this quest, you will receive a one-of-a-kind colored original 5x7" piece of art for pledging $25. Each bird is signed, numbered, and done in marker and ink by me on acid-free cardstock. You'll also get a super snazzy certificate of authenticity so decades from now when your grandchildren decide to sell it to a museum, they will know its backstory. If you are a $100 sponsor, you will get all of the above plus a signed 11x14" print on bright acid-free paper of my new, never-before-seen piece entitled, "Bird Bar." Oooooh! 

New, never-before-seen "Bird Bar" print. Ooh, aah!
New, never-before-seen "Bird Bar" print. Ooh, aah!
Close-up detail of just a bit of the tropicool "Bird Bar" piece.
Close-up detail of just a bit of the tropicool "Bird Bar" piece.
Super Snazzy Certificates of Authenticity
Super Snazzy Certificates of Authenticity

Why do I want this? 

1. Again, why not?

2. You're supporting the arts.

3. You like birds. And mail. And this project offers both.

4. Funding will allow Erin to do other projects on Kickstarter.

5. You need a great conversation starter and/or undying admiration from your friends.

3 of the 100 tropicool birds awaiting adoption.
3 of the 100 tropicool birds awaiting adoption.

When will I get my rewards?

By the time this project ends on Kickstarter, the birds will be ready for flight. I've only listed April as a delivery date just in case in the emergent event of rambunctious cats [see below], blizzards, and/or zombie apocalypse. Plans are to get them to you as soon as Kickstarter divvies up the money. 

Yes, often the cats find it necessary to sit on me while drawing. This one is Rocket.
Yes, often the cats find it necessary to sit on me while drawing. This one is Rocket.
... And this cat is Robyn.
... And this cat is Robyn.

Which bird will I get?

If you really would like your bird to be a certain color or, say, you only want toucans or something please note that I will be asking you this on the survey at the end of this project. Birds being limited to 100, I will try my best to make that happen! If you don't care then the bird will choose the sponsor. Which is great too because who doesn't like surprises?

Each bird is unique and completely hand-drawn in marker and ink.
Each bird is unique and completely hand-drawn in marker and ink.

Shipping

Rewards will be shipped in cardboard envelopes via USPS. The $100 pledge will receive a tracking number once your reward is shipped. Please check it daily. That way, if something goes awry, you may be able to take care of the problem and get your reward instead of it getting sent back to me. 

For international sponsors, I have no way of predicting if customs duties will apply to your package. Most don't without extra duties, but it can't be helped if a few receive a customs fee. My apologies if this happens and know that I am shaking my fist in indignation should this happen to you. 

3 more of the 100.
3 more of the 100.

Updates

As a sponsor you'll get updates through Kickstarter from me. There won't be many as most everything is done, but that's okay because I'm sure you have lots else to read in your busy life.

Questions/comments?

Ask about this Make 100 and I'll add it to the tab marked Q&A. 

3 more of the 100.
3 more of the 100.

Interested in more art?

I have another project that I'm working on entitled Shiki Tikis and will be added to Kickstarter after this project (only 1 project is allowed on Kickstarter at a time). If you like pictures of comical tikis doing random things or in random situations, then they are for you!

Please visit my Society 6 page by clicking here. There's all sorts of cool stuff there, with more added all the time!

You can also follow me on Facebook and Instagram to see a new piece each week. I'd love to see you there! Thank you for your support and patience in reading this entire thing.

-Erin

Risks and challenges

The risk is small. I have worked in the illustration business for 15 years and have never missed a deadline yet. I have 25 of the 100 birds already done and I'm adding more to that total every day. I have all of the materials and the "Bird Bar" prints and Super Snazzy Certificates of Authenticity are already completed. While the birds will be ready for their flight to you, I've only listed April as a delivery date just in case in the emergent event of blizzards, tornadoes, and/or a zombie apocalypse.
Thank you.

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    Original drawing

    1 of only 100 signed handmade tropicool bird illustrations. Full color done in marker and ink on a 5x7" sheet of acid-free cardstock. Each bird is numbered individually. And like any fantastic sponsor, no two birds are the same, so you are literally getting a one-of-a-kind piece of art! To make things fancier and more tempting yet, a super snazzy certificate of authenticity is included.

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    2 original drawings

    All of the same goodness that you find in the $25 pledge reward - only double the fun with 2 birds and 2 snazzy certificates!

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    Original drawing + "Bird Bar" print

    1 of the 100 handmade numbered and signed birds done with marker and ink on acid-free cardstock, snazzy certificate of authenticity, plus a 10x14" print on bright acid-free laser paper of the whimsically delicious, never-before-seen piece entitled "Bird Bar" that's sure to add tropicoolness to any wall that it's plastered on.

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