Inktober 2015 Art Book
An 80 page art book featuring works made during Inktober 2015 by Ishaway. The book contains 36 paintings and will be perfect bound.
Hello Kickstarter! I am Ishaway, an artist and freelance illustrator working from my Virginian coastal base of operations. The majority of my work is client driven in the form of commissions and corporate design work. I attend a handful of different conventions and art events at which I sell reproductions of my work.
A large chuck of my personal artwork is focused on fantasy lands and talking animals. As part of my visual library I enjoy collecting comics and pieces other artists create. Art books in particualr hold a special place in my heart. I have long wanted to create a collection of work that fit into that category. For me, Inktober fit.
This Kickstarter is to designed to back a limited edition art book. Only 177 copies of Inktober 2015 will be printed to fulfill this edition. Once those 177 books are gone they are gone.
Inktober 2015 Art book
This art book contains reproductions of all 31 India ink paintings completed during Inktober 2015 by Ishaway. Accompanying each painting is a short paragraph or poem written on the day the work was completed.
Unlike the daily record submitted to Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook, theall the art work, especially the Zodiac paintings in the Inktober 2015 art book feature the finished gold leaf details and expanded typed blurbs. The book also contains a handful of bonus paintings, done during October 2015.
The book is 80 pages, full color. It measures 5"x7.5", is perfect bound and soft covered.
Why make an art book so small? The original paintings I did for Inktober are intimate in scale and I wanted the collected art book to have that same intimate feel. This has allowed for the paintings to be displayed close to their original size allowing for the artwork to stay true to the intimate nature of the original paintings.
So, what happens when this project is fully funded?
I am running this Kickstarter to allow me to purchase all 177 limited edition books in one order rather than in small runs of 10~20 as I am able to afford purchasing them. The artwork is completed, the text is finished, and the book files are ready to be sent to the printer.
What does this mean? It means that the finished books will can be produced much sooner. Since all the art is already finished there will not be months of waiting for art to be produced so it may be processed and made print ready.
The proof phase? Done.
While planning for this project I ordered a proof from a prospective printing company and am happy with the results.
Right now I am only waiting on funding and the actual production time. Once those two pieces are in place the only other waiting period is for the finished books to ship to you, the backers!
The Funding Goal includes the costs of:
- Printing the 177 physical books and shipping them to me Est. $1200
- Thank You postcard production costs
- Mailers to safely ship rewards to backers once campaign is complete
- Postage in the continental USA
International backers will have a shipping fee added during the Backing stage
- Kickstarer taxes and fees
For the lower 48 states the shipping cost is already including in the pledge amount. This means that there is no additional cost, the pledge amount is what you will pay.
For the rest of the world I have adjusted for the estimated additional shipping fees. This means the shipping estimate difference is added if you are backing from somewhere other than the lower 48.
Stretch Goal: Stickers!
Project reaches $2350
Stretch goal did you say? Yes, if this stretch goal is reached I will put funds into producing stickers! I have 3 designs sketched out, all of which will be produced if this stretch goal is reached!
These designs are brand new made in conjunction with this Kickstarter campaign. This means they are in the silhouette focus of all the Inktober paintings.
The final design for the stickers will fit in a 3"x4" area, be die cut, and produced on glossy durable vinyl. This means these stickers will be suitable for indoor or out door use!
Project reaches $2600
If this stretch goal is reached I will add another sticker design! This one is a Kickstarter exclusive and can only be gained through backing this project.
I will be making only enough of these for backers, so after they are made and shipped only that many will be made.
Risks and challenges
Shipping from the printer to me takes about 3 weeks, and then to package the books up to send to you will take about a week.
Shipping or Hand Delivery! I am giving to the option to backers who are attending Anthro Con 2016 in Pittsburgh to hand deliver their copy of Inktober 2015 and backer perk items. I will be attending the convention and plan to be seated in Artist Alley.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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