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By Julia Spiri
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About

My name is Julia Spiri. I work as a freelance artist, and painting is my full-time job. I have a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. For many years I have painted portraits, and illustrations, I illustrated a range of coloring books and children’s story books. I have been painting for all my life. I live near Barcelona in Spain. My style is influenced by Pop surrealism and Whimsical, Fantasy Art.

Cover of Whimsical Wonders Coloring Book
Cover of Whimsical Wonders Coloring Book

In this coloring book you will find lots of whimsical, magical characters from a gentle world of fantasy. There are 50 images to color, and images are printed on a single side of each page. Creating so many characters for this book was a very long process, but so much fun. I drew the images using a combination of traditional and digital pencil. Each of my characters is unique, different from the other and I have drawn them with a lot of love.

The book will feature:  

  • 50 Uniques Images
  • Quality Paper 118 lb (170g)  
  • 96 Pages 8.5" x 11"  
  • Gloss Color Softcover  
  • Smyth sewing  
  • Perforated Pages

I have created these 3 images purely for The Whimsical Wonders book. I will not sell these images in my other shops. And as a token of gratitude my backers will also receive these 3 exclusive images in PDF file for digital downloand.

When I was preparing this book, I wanted to to offer you the best of me: not only my best drawings, but also to create for you a high quality book with heavy weight paper, so that you can have an enjoyable, unforgettable coloring experience. I have tried different types of papers from several publishing companies, until finally I found premium quality paper that surpasses my expectations. It's the best paper in the market for coloring books.

I'm testing paper in my new coloring book. And I'm in love in
I'm testing paper in my new coloring book. And I'm in love in

 

Abigail
Abigail

 

This high quality heavy weight paper is 118 Ib (170g), and it is a delight to color in. I will strengthen the book with smyth sewing, and will add perforated pages. I already have my proof copy of the book and I have passed the pre-press approval and now the book is ready to be printed. Offset printing is the highest quality book printing available.

If you page through a Smyth-sewn book, you can see the thread stitches in the center fold of each signature. Smyth-sewn binding is associated with durability and quality, and is able to stand up to years of wear and tear. This binding method is ideal for books since the pages lay flat.

For that reason your book will not be broken when you use it, and The Sheets Will Not Come Off in Your Book!

Whimsical Wonders: The Artist’s Edition will be print in the United States of America, in a factory that has a lot of experience in printing coloring books. That's why the books will be printed quickly and will not be long in arriving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, you will get the rare opportunity to commission a 7"x9" (17,7 x 22,8cm) original made-to-order custom character from your photo (watercolor painting). You send me your photo (or photo of your child/grandchild) with specifications and I will paint your whimsical fantasy character in watercolor.

 

Stretch Goals

Stretch Goals are a great way to say thank you! If we go over our funding costs, I'll add some extra goodies!

3,500€ - You will receive "Lulu Cat Girl" color image (8.5"x11") in PDF file for digital download.

5,000€  - "Orchids" color image (8.5"x 11") and "Charlotte pirate" (8.5"x 11") color image in PDF file for digital download.

7,000€ - I will draw new black&white image in exclusive for backers only and I will add it in PDF file for digital download.

10,000€ - I will draw a second new black&white image exclusively for backers only and I will add it in PDF file for digital download. 

Why Kickstarter? I'm really excited to be directly involved in getting my books out to folks! 

When will you receive your book? Production can start as soon as I have enough pledges. I have hired an efficient company specialized in fulfillment, and that is why the shipments will be fast and almost all will be sent at the same time. I plan to start sending first books in March, but in some countries further away it may take longer to arrive (possibly last books will arrive in April).

International shipping. Books can ship anywhere in the world.  

Sponsors of this project will receive periodic updates through Kickstarter as the project unfolds.

Artwork:  More Artwork in my web: juliaspiri.com

 

Instagram: @juliaspiriart  and Facebook page: JuliaSpiriArt

So we have lovely coloring community, share your coloring with us in our FB Group here:  facebook.com/stampsbyjuliaspiri/  I’m sure you’ll create magnificent masterpieces!

And a final thanks to all our backers for your support! 

Music: www.bensound.com

Risks and challenges

The design of the book is complete and the pre-press proof has been approved. So if I get enough sponsors, I can green-light production without delay. But if any delay arises, you would be notified immediately.
I promise that I won’t stop working until all my sponsors receive their books.
I would like to make this book together with you, and share in the process of it's creation.

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    Original Art - Abigail

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    Original Art - Charlotte Pirate

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    Original Art - Hydrangea

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    I used this drawing for cover.

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    In addition, you will get the rare opportunity to commission a 7"x9" (17,7 x 22,8cm) original made-to-order custom character from your photo (watercolor painting). You send me your photo (or photo of your child/grandchild) with specifications and I will paint your whimsical fantasy character in watercolor.

    INCLUYE:
    -PDF file of the 3 exclusive images from book for backers only.
    -One custom original watercolor painting.
    -Copy of "Whimsical Wonders" Coloring Book.
    -Two prints (8" x 11"): "Mermaid and Lotus",
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    Original Art - Lulu Cat Girl

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