This is Nori, and I'm here to present you my very first artbook! Aren't you already excited?
Have you ever heard of VOCALOID? I'm sure you have if you are here, but if you don't, let's keep it simple: is a singing voice synthesizer. The software enables users to synthesize "singing" by typing in lyrics and melody. It uses synthesizing technology with specially recorded vocals of voice actors or singers. To create a song, the user must input the melody and lyrics.
This is about MAIKA, who is designed to sing in Spanish, but contains a wide range of phonemes that will also cover parts of other languages.
I was chosen to design MAIKA in a contest that was held by Voctro Labs back in 2013. Since then, I haven't stopped drawing her, from just redesigns to promotional posters for different anime conventions in Spain. That's why the idea of collecting all my works and putting them together appeared in my mind almost two years ago. But what would actually the artbook include?
- Unpublished sketches.
- Unpublished redesigns.
- All the art featured in the PVs Que Decida El Corazón, Cosmonauts and Quiero un dinosaurio.
- Promotional arts.
I'm trying to add new designs to the artbook since I've been creating different outfits for her all the time! For example, when we organized Sky MAIKA's contest. The final art will be included too!
Not only do Kickstarter supporters get their copies of The Art of VOCALOID MAIKA before anyone else, but they also have access to limited editions of commissions, buttons, stickers, keychains mugs, T-shirts, figures, prints and 3D models!
- 2500€ - First goal! With this I will be able to print my artbook at last, yay!
- 3500€ - We're making it double! Yes, double quantity of artbooks! Also I'll be adding 4 new pages and a free postcard.
- 5000€ - More artbooks! You'll get yours for sure + Exclusive keychain designed specially for this campaign + Add 10 more pages.
- 7000€ - Even more artbooks! + Add 10 more pages + Guest artists + New 3D exclusive model by http://adan-yoistyle.deviantart.com/
- 10000€ - art commissions for the artbook drawn by well-known artists (like KEI, Akatsuki Gomoku, iXima, KKUEM, etc. The ones that accept the commission) + add 10 more pages.
What am I going to do with the money once this project reaches its goal? It will be proportionally used to print the artbook, order all the new merchandise and pay ALL shipping costs! (Indeed this last part it's probably going to be half the goal).
Risks and challenges
Delay in the delivery of the rewards due to external facts. I will be doing everthing by myself, doing all the artwork part, layouts, deal with ordering all the merchandise and then send it to everyone. It won't be easy, but I promise I'll do my best! I want everything to be perfect and I'll take care of every single detail!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (40 days)