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A beautifully detailed art book filled with 31 astrology and constellation based art work by Lyfe Illustration
A beautifully detailed art book filled with 31 astrology and constellation based art work by Lyfe Illustration
1,031 backers pledged $83,168 to help bring this project to life.

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Galaxy Girls: Illustrated Constellations

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 Hi there and welcome to my first ever Kickstarter campaign! My name is Lydia Fenwick, but the internet knows me best as "Lyfe Illustration." I am a professional illustrator from Southern California who has a passion for watercolor, ink, whimsical women and animals, and my panther chameleon sidekicks whom I affectionately refer to as tree dragons.

During the month of October, I embarked on a series of women and animal illustrations based on constellations, including all astrological signs, as a celebration for reaching 200K followers on my Instagram. Each piece was done in a single day, using mainly ink, and filmed for YouTube (You can view a video of each finished piece here!) The project soon turned into some of my favorite work and my following quickly grew to almost 240K which brings me to why I'm here...

Kickstarter allows me to make something much bigger than I can on my own! The 30 day funding period allows me to create multiple new art products with the best quality possible and offer them to you for a much cheaper price than in my normal shop. The best part about this is that the bigger the campaign gets, the more I get to reward you all through stretch goals! Giving fancy gifts to my supporters is one of my favorite things to do, so I really hope we get there!

I have prepared A LOT of reward options for you all, including even more stretch goal additions!

 FIRST is a better visual list of all pledge tiers available so you can see exactly what you will be getting in the one you choose! This also includes stretch goal extras as they are unlocked. 

PLEASE NOTE the "value in shop" price! This is how much these items would/will cost in my normal shop. Some are only available during the Kickstarter. Basically you won't find deals on my work like this again; I wanted to make my first Kickstarter extra special and worthwhile for my backers <3 

NEXT I have listed the rewards with as much detailed information as possible so you know exactly what each item is, including what you could get if we surpass our main goal! 

*This is the mock-up cover art concept. Cover is being painted with watercolor and ink right now!
*This is the mock-up cover art concept. Cover is being painted with watercolor and ink right now!
                                                                                 Sample Page
Sample Page

My main goal for this project is the "Galaxy Girls" book. It is filled with illustrations of constellations and astrology signs as well as descriptions of the lore behind them. 

Book details:

  • At least 80 pages with 31 illustrations 
  • TUTORIAL now unlocked!!
  • 8.5" x 11" 
  • HARDCOVER now unlocked!!
  • Shiny holographic cover detailing
  • Thickest paper available 

Below is a list of illustrations you will find in the book! Some pieces are in the mock-up stage and some are yet to be made. Throughout this campaign I will be working on the last pieces and will update this page as they are finished! 

That's what you are by funding this Kickstarter! Everyone who pledges for a book ($35+) will have their name included in the back under my "Lyfe Supporters," the list of the very important people who brought this book to lyfe...life ;) After the campaign ends, a survey will be sent out for the name and/or @handle you wish to be listed as. If you wish to remain anonymous, that of course is ok as well.

*Real names only please, joke names and inappropriate @handles will not be printed.

*Bookplate mock-up, final art will be more detailed
*Bookplate mock-up, final art will be more detailed

I am illustrating a limited edition bookplate sticker, about 4"x3", as a collector's item for those who wish to have a signed book! It will come un-stuck so you can place it wherever you'd like.

I am not limiting this tier, so the edition total will be the unique number of signed book backers. However, this bookplate is a Kickstarter Exclusive and will not be available to any one else after the campaign ends!! 

 *Examples of what inside cover sketches will look like
*Examples of what inside cover sketches will look like

These sketches are limited to 50 backers who wish to support everything this campaign has to offer AND get a one of a kind doodle by me inside their book cover! Sketches will be randomized quick portraits and Galaxy Girls themed. 

Every Original Book Art tier will also get a sketch inside their book covers as a thank you for supporting my original work! 

*Please note these are mockups and final design may vary slightly...and be hella more shiny!
*Please note these are mockups and final design may vary slightly...and be hella more shiny!

Shiny stickers are the best kinds of stickers! I'm making my first ever *holographic* stickers featuring these celestial cuties: fox, rabbit, and the galaxy version of my deer girl! More animals from the book can be unlocked as stickers if we reach certain social media stretch goals. Stickers will be 3-4 inches on their longest side.

*Please note these are mock-ups, final design may vary slightly
*Please note these are mock-ups, final design may vary slightly

I've been drooling over enamel pins for years now, so it is time to finally release some of my own! You will get two pins, the official Galaxy Girl pin and a Lyfe Chameleon pin to celebrate my panther chameleon sidekicks and our brand name. Fun fact, my chameleons have a social media following of their own. It's a little ridiculous: @lyfechameleons

Enamel Pin details:

  • hard enamel
  • gold metal
  • about 1.5" (33mm)
  • rubber clutches 
  • include an artistic backing card

*Purchasing only one pin is not available during the Kickstarter. If I am able to order extra, single pins will be available in my shop after for $15 each.

 Is my obsession with shiny things obvious yet? I am releasing a set of my first ever gold and silver foil embellished prints! My specialty 5"x7" prints go for $15 each in my shop, so you are getting quite a deal with these tiers. 

Want to add on items or get more of something? No problem! Just add the desired amount below to your pledge and more will be sent your way. Some of these prices are slightly higher because they include the extra shipping.

Graphic of Stretch Goals coming soon!
Graphic of Stretch Goals coming soon!

I have included some social media goals so everyone can help unlock some more cool stickers! As long as we hit the funding goal, everyone will receive the following when they are unlocked:

500 Retweets - Retweet this link here to unlock the Dragon sticker! ALL tiers will receive this reward!

500 Notes - And why not get Tumblr involved? If this post here gets 500 notes ALL tiers will receive the Pegasus sticker!

500 Shares - If this Facebook post here gets 500 shares ALL tiers will receive a Lynx sticker!

30,000 Likes - Ok Instagram, you are my main squeeze. If we get 30k likes on this post here ALL tiers will receive a Chameleon sticker!

Come on guys, let me give you free stickers ;) 

If we surpass the initial $7.5k funding goal, we can unlock these awesome extras:

10k UNLOCKED! - A tutorial will be added to the book! 

12k UNLOCKED! - 5 more 5"x7" holographic prints will be added to the set! Deluxe set will now have 20! 

15k UNLOCKED! - 5 more 5"x7" silver embellished prints will be added to the set! Deluxe set will now have 25!

18k UNLOCKED! - 6 more 5"x7" gold embellished prints will be added to the set! Deluxe set will now have the complete series of 31!

22k UNLOCKED! - A third enamel pin with be unlocked and sent to ALL pledges over $20

25k UNLOCKED! - The book will become a hardcover! 

35K UNLOCKED! - A Kickstarter exclusive bookmark will be unlocked and sent to ALL pledges with a book!

50K UNLOCKED! - A print of the cover will be unlocked and sent to ALL PLEDGES! 5"x7" for all pledges without a book and 8.5"x11" for all pledges with a book. 

70K - I will now be able to make a T-SHIRT!!! This will most likely be a screen printed black uni-sex tee with the Libra design and stars. It will be available as an extra add on for all tiers, and free to all EVERYTHING tiers (tiers 11-14)

80K - All social media stickers, Dragon, Pegasus, Lynx, Chameleon, and a *mystery* sticker, will now be unlocked without having to reach specific like/retweet/share goals and sent to ALL PLEDGES!

??? - We've hit so many goals so fast I am working on more! Suggestions welcome :) 

 Let's be real, shipping costs can be a pain, especially for my international supporters. Books with nice thick paper are heavy, and packaging them securely just adds on more. Unfortunately, I cannot get around the price of shipping, but I can assure you your package will be packed with love by *me!* 

Domestic Backers: I refuse to send you your package media mail as it has a much higher chance of getting damaged! Therefore all tiers will include tracking except the sticker only tier.

International Backers: I will include tracking whenever possible, but some international tiers may not include tracking past the U.S. to alleviate some extra cost. If you wish to add tracking on international orders please email me: lyfeillustration@gmail.com

Please know I do not make any money off of shipping, and in some cases, I lose a bit. 

As my main goal is making high quality art products, I will not rush production if it will lose quality. I have given myself a time cushion by giving an estimate ship date in April 2019, but they may arrive and ship sooner. I will keep you all updated on the process and status of production on here and my social media as often as possible!                                

Risks and challenges

This may be my first Kickstarter, but it is by no means my first "pre-order" type of project! I have over 3 years experience of producing quality products, selling my work online, and shipping all over the world. I am confident this will help me provide you with the best rewards on time!

That being said, with no previous Kickstarter to gauge how many backers I may receive, I could have more on my plate than anticipated. I have given myself a time cushion, and will update you along the way if any delays come up!

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