Welcome to Dragons & Dragonkin, the Kickstarter campaign for my second coloring book!
In October 2016, I finally Kickstarted my first coloring book. I love doing lineart and inks, and had fielded several requests to pursue one, but I wanted to wait until I found a theme I could really sink my teeth into - I love themes! That theme was Dangerous Women, and 84 wonderful backers helped bring it to life. The original goal was a 24-illustration coloring book, but stretch goals helped bring it up to 40! Since its publishing, it's become one of my best-sellers at conventions.
I knew I wanted to tackle another coloring book, but again, I wanted to wait until I felt drawn to a theme that could sustain at least 40 pieces. As fantasy illustration has become a larger chunk of my work over the last few years, I knew it would be down that path - and once it hit me, it seemed so obvious. I always joke that none of my dragons look more than tangentially related - they're my favorite creature on which to practice new shading techniques, new shapes, scales, feathers, anything really. For Inktober this year, I wanted to do some of that experimentation, but also drill down a bit and see if there was a recognizably-"Indi" dragon type in there somewhere too. It also struck me as the perfect theme for my next coloring book - Dragons & Dragonkin!
UPDATE: After hitting multiple stretch goals, Dragons & Dragonkin is now a 55-illustration 8.5x11 coloring book (single-sided pages, roughly ~120p book) AND all tiers $19 and up receive three free dragon bookmarks as well! More stretch goals = more illustrations (and other stuff!) for everyone!
I aimed to keep the tiers on this campaign as simple as possible! See below for a breakdown of each:
*Note: Final coloring book cover may be different.
Similar to the tiers, I aimed to keep stretch goals simple and attainable, and focus on delivering extra value to as many pledgers as possible. Most of the goals directly relate to the size of the book - the more goals we hit, the more illustrations everyone has to color!
Update 1: Funding goal met! A 40-illustration coloring book is guaranteed! Onward!
Update 2: First stretch goal hit! We are now up to 45 illustrations!
Update 3: Unlocked TWO additional stretch goals! Now all backers at or above $19 will receive a free dragon bookmark, AND we are now up to 50 illustrations in the book! :D
Update 4: Five more illustrations added, bringing the book total up to 55 illustrations! Thank you!
Update 5: All backers $19 and up now receive a set of THREE dragon bookmarks! :D
Add-ons are available for all tiers HATCHLING and up (any that already receive a shipment)!
Note: Both the copies of my first coloring book "Dangerous Women" and extra copies of "Dragons & Dragonkin" are HEAVILY discounted for backers!
Update: Additional watercolor pieces now available as an add-on! Please note that this is a sizeable discount for a 10x14 on thick 300# quality wc paper (normal commission price for this size would be $255 plus any detail charges) - Kickstarter backers can choose a Dragons & Dragonkin page to be painted as a watercolor for only $100!
To purchase any of the Add-On items, simply increase your pledge by the amount of the Add-On item(s) that you would like. It'll be sorted out through the post-Kickstarter surveys, and you'll have the opportunity to choose your watercolor as soon as I finish all of the pages and upload them somewhere for you to peruse and choose. :)
"Dangerous Women" featured almost entirely open-linework, and while many pieces in "Dragons & Dragonkin" will still adhere to that style, several pieces will feature more advanced detailing. Like DW, the new book will be 8.5x11, with single-page illustrations (empty back pages to help prevent bleedthrough). DW ended up being 40 illustrations in a 96pp book - how big can Dragons & Dragonkin get? It's up to you! Let's blast through stretch goals and deliver a monster of a book!
Risks and challenges
The risk on this project is very low - I delivered my first coloring book over a month ahead of schedule and had a great deal fewer pieces already completed prior to that KS! I have over 35 of the illustrations for this book ready and raring to go and several more from Inktober that just need some extra details added to be ready, so barring serious trauma or upending life events (*knocks on wood*), I hope to be able to deliver early on this project as well.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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