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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 20 2018 5:59 AM UTC +00:00
$1,377
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
25
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 20 2018 5:59 AM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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About

"The kits were designed to foster creativity and bring excitement to the skill of painting. I feel blessed to wake up every day and do something creative that I love and I want to share that with you! I love teaching others how to paint. My hope is that when you paint with me, even if it is your first time, it will ignite a passion for art and exploring your innate desire to create!"

Hi, I am James Corwin, a professional wildlife artist. I have designed a fine art kit paired with a step-by-step instructional video delivering the same rich content and amazing results as in my widely attended workshops.

My kits include all the painting supplies you need to complete your own painting while learning from one of my many step by step painting videos!! 

Back of Kit
Back of Kit
      

Also inside the kit is a unique code to access a large library of step by step instructional videos!!!

Inside the box
Inside the box

Teaching you how paint some of my most popular paintings in less than 2 hours!

 

New painting videos will continually be added so you will always have an opportunity to paint something new!

I am so excited about these kits and have spent hours filming amazing professional instructional videos!

I plan to have the first shipment of these kits by September, so expect your first kit delivered this fall!

Testing the colors
Testing the colors

The kits are currently being manufactured with personal branding!

Personal brand/logo
Personal brand/logo

 I also have distribution set up with a facility in Denver, CO. Mountain Packaging will receive the large shipments from the manufacturer and redistribute the inventory and fulfill sales. Denver is a large city and centrally located for convenient and faster shipping speeds.

Shipping map from Denver facility
Shipping map from Denver facility

I plan to sell these kits through my websites www.jamescorwin.com and jamescorwin.online and social media following.

But also on Amazon (Fulfilled by Amazon) and Etsy. My long term goal is to get these kits into retail stores like Hobby Lobby, Michaels and Barnes & Noble, etc.

Kits will be set up for individual sale, priced at $39.95. 

These kits are one-time use. Which is why I have also set up a subscription plan to receive 1 or 2 kits automatically delivered per month. With a growing library of painting videos, you never have to worry about painting the same image twice!

Shipping will be free for all orders.

The online painting videos will also be available for rent without ordering a kit!

The initial cost to design, film and manufacture the kits is an investment. I am launching this campaign to share and fund this exciting new product with you and generate presell orders! So when the first shipment of 3500 kits comes in, they already have a customer to be delivered to!

What it costs? 

Graphic design - $3500

Professional Filming (15 videos) - $5550

MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity from Manufacturer 3500 kits)- $15,000

Supplies, Advertising, Equipment - $1000

Total - $25,000

Shot on Epic Red Camera
Shot on Epic Red Camera

Why am i only raising $10,000? I intend to put some of my own skin into the game. I believe in myself and my product and want to invest my own savings into its success! I want to presell as many kits as I can before I place the order. 

All funding raised will be allocated to the kits and financing the MOQ. Any additional money raised beyond $10,000 will be spent on the remaining balance for the kits and advertising. If I don't meet my goal of $10,000, I will still finance the kits from my savings.

To successfully fundraise the required capital, I have decided to offer a pre-launch sale for the kits at a great discount! Normally priced at $40, these kits will be offered at $30 with Free Shipping!

As soon as the first order comes in (Mid-September or sooner) they will be shipped right back out to you!

There are other great rewards as well such as great savings on subscriptions and rentals!

I am also available for private parties!

I am so excited to bring this kit to life and can't wait for you to be a part of it!

Bison Giclee Print
Bison Giclee Print

 Collect this print!

James Corwin designs distinct oil paintings through a unique balance of gestural paint techniques and precise detail. Primarily focused on wildlife Corwin aims to engage the viewer through his dynamic compositions that stir emotion.

With an appreciation for both fine detail and contemporary art, Corwin exquisitely marries the two in each painting with detailed subjects and loosely constructed backgrounds often exposing the underpainting and raw canvas.

Corwin gathers inspiration and references from his frequent travels to exotic destinations around the world. A trip to South Africa opened his eyes to threats of poaching on wildlife. Frequent trips back to Africa have allowed James to work directly with conservation efforts.

Corwin has established himself as a widely collected artist at a very young age. His artwork is collected nationally and internationally as he participates in prestigious exhibitions and auctions throughout the year.

By providing utmost quality and innovation in his painting, Corwin creates a sustaining legacy of integrity and loyalty in his art and conservation.

Corwin was born June 24, 1991 in Honolulu, HI. He is 27 years old.

If you aren't able to order a kit, but know someone who may love one, please share this campaign and my website! I would love to get these out into the market and start sharing the joy of painting!

Thank you so much for your support and help bringing these to market! It really means the world to me! I am so looking forward to painting with you!

Samples are on their way! The first kit will be in my mailbox soon to approve and make any changes before full production. Here are some preliminary images from my manufacturer. The box has not been printed yet and interior contents will be shrink wrapped together to eliminate shifting during shipping.

I will be approving the kit on July 27. If major changes need to be made, then production may be lengthened. Otherwise, if I approve, then the kits will go into mass production and take about 40 days before delivery!

Canvas
Canvas
Supplies in Kit
Supplies in Kit
                 

Risks and challenges

I have an incredible website currently under construction to house the library of painting videos. It is being created under Uscreen. This will be completed when the videos are finished. The videos are currently being edited and this can take a while. There are 15 videos with an average processing time of 6 hours. However, the lead time on the manufacturing is 40 days before I receive the first shipment. Which is why I put mid-September as a deadline.

Any risks or challenges would be a delay in processing the videos and MOQ shipment. Delays would most likely occur if I were to make changes to improve the quality of the kits.

If you order a kit, the order will be fulfilled or your money will be returned to you if kits cannot come to fruition.

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    Painting Videos

    Painting video without a kit!

    Choose from 15 different paintings to learn! With new videos continually added!

    If you already have your own painting supplies, then let's dive right in! Painting videos are streamed online and rentals last for 7 days. So you can take your painting at your own pace!

    Normally priced at $10, take advantage of this great savings opportunity! You will be given a code to access your video.

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    The Kit!

    This is THE KIT!

    Inside the kit you will receive all the supplies to complete a painting, plus access to a library of step-by-step painting videos!

    Kits include:
    11x14 Canvas
    Palette
    Easel
    6 Tubes of Paint
    3 Brushes
    Code for painting video

    Normally priced at $40, take advantage of these preorder savings!

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    The Kit -Retail

    If you missed the early bird special pricing of $30, don't fret! You can still get the kit at the normal retail price.

    Inside the kit you will receive all the supplies to complete a painting, plus access to a library of step-by-step painting videos!

    Kits include:
    11x14 Canvas
    Palette
    Easel
    6 Tubes of Paint
    3 Brushes
    Code for painting video

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    Bison Print

    This is an Open Edition Giclee stretched canvas print.

    Presented in a very fine giclee printing process to achieve high detail and the original appeal of oil paint. This print is ready to hang right from the packaging!

    Oil painting by James Corwin - Wildlife Artist

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    Fine Art Kit - 3 Pack

    Get a kit bundle! 3 kits delivered to you. Use for a small party or yourself! Or give them away for the perfect gift!

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    Art Kits - Pack of 5

    Get a kit bundle! 5 kits delivered to you. Use for a small party or yourself! Or give them away for the perfect gift!

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    Subscription - 1 Fine Art Kit per Mont

    Subscription for 1 Fine Art Kit per month w/ video automatically delivered to you the first week of every month!

    Plus access to a huge library of instructional videos. Learn to paint something new every month!

    Subscriptions are for 1 year.

    Normally priced at $480, take advantage of these great savings!

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    Subscription - 2 Fine Art Kits per Month

    Subscription for 2 Fine Art Kits per month w/ video automatically delivered to you the first and 3rd week of every month!

    Plus access to a huge library of instructional videos. Learn to paint something new every month!

    Normally priced at $960, take advantage of these great savings!

    1 year subscription.

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    Wholesale 50 Kits

    If you are interested in selling these kits in your own retail shops, or have a large party in mind, I am offering wholesaling opportunities!

    This reward contains 50 kits for only $20. Retails for $40.

    Great business opportunity!

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    Wholesale 100 Kits

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    This reward contains 100 kits for only $20. Retails for $40.

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    Private Party!

    Book a private party for up to 25 people!

    I will personally fly/drive to you with all the supplies for an exciting event. We will have a party and paint together for 3 hours!

    Choose any painting and I will take you through it step-by-step with personal instruction live.

    Always a super fun time with experience teaching live classes across the country!!

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    24x30 Original Oil Painting Commission

    Commission me to paint your favorite animal or landscape.

    I will work with you to create the beautiful painting you have always wanted. Through the painting process I will provide updates and make changes so that you receive exactly what you desire!

    Painting also includes a custom handmade frame and free shipping!

    Value reflects recent gallery sales and past commissions.

    Please reference my website www.jamescorwin.com for inspiration!

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    30x40 Original Oil Painting Commission

    Commission me to paint your favorite animal or landscape.

    I will work with you to create the beautiful painting you have always wanted. Through the painting process I will provide updates and make changes so that you receive exactly what you desire!

    Painting also includes a custom handmade frame and free shipping!

    Value reflects recent gallery sales and past commissions.

    Please reference my website www.jamescorwin.com for inspiration!

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