Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 20, 2012.

Update #4

New Artist, New Backer Reward, the Future, and More

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We’re most of the way there at 92% funded and with over 230 backers! That’s not all the news I want to share however. I’m getting emails daily from artists who want to work on this project and the concept of inclusive art in RPGs has been a recent topic on a number of sites including Tor.com (reposted on io9 and Boing Boing). This issue is an important one for many people for many different reasons. Thanks for all of the support!

Illustrator Julie Dillon joins our artist pool

We’re really excited to announce that Julie Dillon joined our artist pool and agreed to create something for this project. Julie has worked for a number of clients including Wizards of the Coast, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Flight Games, and Tor Books. You can find examples of her work on her website http://www.juliedillonart.com/. If you’re interested in illustration, she has a tutorial with information on how she approaches her work. I love hearing from writers about their work flow and I’m guessing artists like to learn more too. 

Character art by Amy Houser

Amy Houser, another of our artists, offered to do character art pieces as a special backer reward. She’s worked on a number of projects including Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple, Suzerain, and Dresden Files RPG. She also designs toys for companies such as Hasbro, Disney, Crayola, Mattel, Jakks Pacific, and Toys"R"Us. She’s offered to do 4 and it’s a reward for the $100 tier of backers. Here’s an example character drawing. 

Donations

Some people are donating art including Kaitlyn Peavler and Jared von Hindman. Kaitlyn gave us permission to incorporate most of what is in her deviantArt gallery, so if you see something you like, point it out and I’ll work on getting it incorporated. Jared do a piece especially for us and you can find it here.  If you have art you’d like to donate, please let us know.

Website and the future

That last link point to another part of this project. I’ve been hard at work creating a rough website for hosting the artist directory, artwork for the collection, and more at http://www.prismaticart.com. It’s not pretty yet, I hope to be able to work on that part over the summer, and the functionality is still limited, but I wanted to give everyone a chance to see the progress and make suggestions. We’re creating badges people can use in their projects to show that they are using the Prismatic Art Collection files. I’m also talking to a number of companies about perhaps getting their art released to the collection after they publish their products. With the announcement by the Dungeon World and Farewell to Fear teams that their games will be released under Creative Commons as well, I’m hoping that our art will work help people who want to release content for those games.

Livestream Hangout

The fine folks over at Thoughtcrimes are hosting a role-playing game chat. They invited me to come on and discuss what inclusivity in gaming means and how the Prismatic Art Collection project aims to help with it. The chat will be Friday, April 27th at 9 pm and more details are here.

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    Have your character drawn by the talented Amy Houser. Amy designs toys and does illustrations for companies and authors such as Evil Hat, Smart Play Games, Penny Dreadful Productions, Catherynne M. Valente, and Chuck Wendig. An example of her character portraits can be found in the updates section http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sarahdarkmagic/prismatic-art-collection/posts/215442. The character art will also be released to the Creative Commons under the same license as the rest of the artwork. In addition, you get your name and and logo or other small picture at the top of the thank you page of the Prismatic Art Collection website.

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    Your adorable adventuring party. Daniel Solis will create cute avatars of your adventurers, in the same style seen in our Kickstarter video. These high-resolution, vector avatars will be included in the Prismatic Art Collection. Perfect for examples of play, call-outs and sidebars! Daniel will also record his process in a time-lapse screencast so you can watch your adventurers take shape. A very round shape.

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