$4,975
pledged of $800pledged of $800 goal
136
backers
18hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 19 2019 4:00 AM UTC +00:00.

Summoning Creatures

Use Pencil, Ink, Watercolor, and Digital Paint to summon Dragons, Mermaids, Griffins & more in this magic-filled how-to book!

Summoning Creatures

Use Pencil, Ink, Watercolor, and Digital Paint to summon Dragons, Mermaids, Griffins & more in this magic-filled how-to book!

$4,975
pledged of $800pledged of $800 goal
136
backers
18hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 19 2019 4:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Hi!  I'm Jessica Feinberg, an author and illustrator dedicated to bringing dragons and other creatures to life.  Summoning Creatures in Pencil, Ink and Paint is packed full of techniques that will have you grabbing a pencil and summoning your own creatures!

Got questions? You can contact me on Kickstarter, by email at DragonLady@RareDragons.com or chat live on the  RareDragons Discord Channel

This magical full-color book is 8x10 inches in size and 200 pages in length. Available in Paperback, Hardcover, and PDF formats. Great for beginners and experienced creators of all ages!

The month-to-month work on the project has been funded by my patreon subscribers over the last few years and now all that is left is to fund bulk printing for the physical book.

Included are techniques for faces, multiple types of wings, designing new creatures, painting fire, ice, wood, moss, and stone. Learn how to design unique sea creatures, paint colorful feathers, and  more.  Environments where your creatures might live are also touched on. Mediums covered are Watercolor, Ink, Pencil, and Digital Paint!

The book also includes a quest to keep a sketchbook and a series of fun side quests which will improve your skill set.

Patreon Bonus Items

Subscribers to my patreon for $1 or more per month get a bonus "where have all the pencils gone" sticker and $5+ subscribers get a bonus"warning artist" button (shown below).

Want to own an original painting?

Two of my originals, INCLUDING the phoenix from Summoning creatures, are up for grabs as one-of-a-kind pledge levels. These are detailed 11x15 watercolor paintings. 

 How to Draw & Paint Clockwork

There is one steampunk dragon in Summoning Creatures! Want more clockwork and steampunk? My older how-to book How to Draw & Paint Fantastical Clockwork is available in paperback and hardcover to backers! This 100 page 8x10 inch book covers the basics of designing a clockwork creatures, step  by step examples for many creatures (Clockwork Dragons, Cats, Goats and  more!), and ideas for drawing specific parts including gears, clocks,  pipes, wings and more! Mediums included are pencil, pen &  ink, watercolor, colored pencil, and digital paint.

This book is included with some reward tiers, additional copies may be added on too: PAPERBACK $16 US/$18 International, HARDCOVER $20 US/$22 International (any additional shipping is included in these prices).

 Creature Goodies & Stretch Goals!

Many reward sets include a button, sticker, and/or print. Prints are 8x10 inches, buttons are 2.25 inches, stickers are 3x3.75 inches. Extras can be added on for $6 per print, $2 Per sticker or button.  We hit all our stretch goals so ALL designs shown below are now unlocked and you can also choose a magnet backing instead of a button if you desire!

 Additional prints of creatures will be available as options on the project survey if the project does really well! :D

See the Art!

Want more?  Here are some videos showing drawing and painting for one of the dragons in the book!

Risks and challenges

I've funded over 30 kickstarters over the last six years and many have been books! This means I've already worked with the publisher before and know the time to allow for shipping and any issues. Even better - I've already got the book in proofread and expect a proof copy during funding. We will be printing and shipping very quickly as soon as we have funds!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Make a pledge without a reward

    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Dragon Supporter

    A sticker and a button! Only small goodie add-ons and digital add-ons allowed.

    Includes:
    • Button & Sticker of choice
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    7 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $8 or more About $8

    Lesser Digital Summoning

    Digital PDF copy of Summoning Creatures. (No physical add-ons allowed)

    Includes:
    • Summoning Creatures (PDF)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    8 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 12 or more About US$ 12

    Greater Digital Summoning

    Digital PDF copy of Summoning Creatures AND How to Draw & Paint Fantastical Clockwork. (No physical add-ons allowed)

    Includes:
    • Summoning Creatures (PDF)
    • Fantastical Clockwork (PDF)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    27 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 22 or more About US$ 22

    Lesser Paperback Summoner

    Signed Paperback AND PDF copy of Summoning Creatures, a sticker, and a button!

    Includes:
    • Summoning Creatures (Paperback)
    • Summoning Creatures (PDF)
    • Button & Sticker of choice
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    22 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $28 or more About $28

    Lesser Hardcover Summoner

    Signed Hardcover AND PDF copy of Summoning Creatures, a sticker, and a button!

    Includes:
    • Summoning Creatures (PDF)
    • Button & Sticker of choice
    • Summoning Creatures (Hardcover)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    20 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    Greater Paperback Summoner

    Signed Paperback AND PDF copy of Summoning Creatures, signed Paperback AND PDF of Fantastical Clockwork, a sticker, a button, AND an 8x10 print of choice!

    Includes:
    • Summoning Creatures (Paperback)
    • Summoning Creatures (PDF)
    • Button & Sticker of choice
    • Fantastical Clockwork (PDF)
    • Fantastical Clockwork (Paperback)
    • 8x10 Print of Choice
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    21 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    Greater Hardcover Summoner

    Signed Hardcover AND PDF copy of Summoning Creatures, signed Hardcover AND PDF of Fantastical Clockwork, a sticker, a button, AND an 8x10 print of choice!

    Includes:
    • Summoning Creatures (PDF)
    • Button & Sticker of choice
    • Fantastical Clockwork (PDF)
    • Summoning Creatures (Hardcover)
    • 8x10 Print of Choice
    • Fantasical Clockwork (Hardcover)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    21 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Color Creature Art Collector

    An original 8x10 watercolor painting of a creature from a future project, 8x10 print, signed Hardcover AND PDF copy of Summoning Creatures, sticker, and a button!

    Includes:
    • Summoning Creatures (PDF)
    • Button & Sticker of choice
    • Summoning Creatures (Hardcover)
    • 8x10 Print of Choice
    • 8x10 Watercolor Creature
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (1 left of 8) 7 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. All gone!
  11. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $82 or more About $82

    Original Mermaid Painting

    You get an original 11x15 inch watercolor painting of a deep sea mermaid! Signed Hardcover AND PDF copy of Summoning Creatures, a sticker, and a button!

    Includes:
    • Summoning Creatures (PDF)
    • Button & Sticker of choice
    • Summoning Creatures (Hardcover)
    • Watercolor Painting
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    Original Phoenix Painting

    You get the original 11x15 inch watercolor painting of the Phoenix! Signed Hardcover AND PDF copy of Summoning Creatures, a sticker, and a button!

    Includes:
    • Summoning Creatures (PDF)
    • Button & Sticker of choice
    • Summoning Creatures (Hardcover)
    • Watercolor Painting
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.