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About this project

Here's what the shirts look like: (Below for our Story)

Kingyo Logo Shirt

Dragon and Tiger

Roots & Culture

Onna Bugeisha

Microphone Wrecka

I will get to (why the t-shirts, and apparel) in the next paragraph, but first and foremost, I am promoting a large art show of my works, still in progress,  20 paintings 5' or bigger, all depicting what happens on this specific night in my "ficticious" Kingyo Izakaya = Sake Bar, it will be similar to a large graphic novel in paintings, a book will become the next project.

The Bar - One of the many 5ft pieces I have already started...
The Bar - One of the many 5ft pieces I have already started...

This leads me to this current project, the clothing will be all the promotional materials for the show itself, as well as not only self funding the apparel, but helping to fund the all important art show I will be producing early next year.

Dragon vs Tiger
Dragon vs Tiger

A little about Kingyo: which means "goldfish" in Japanese, I decided on this name because it connects with my Japanese tattoo style art, but I thought it was cool that it has the words KING and YO in it. Since I have an urban flair to my artwork, it totally fits!

So now, for the apparel, I have decided to dig up some of my greatest images out of my sketchbooks, for Series I, highly detailed ink drawings that enable me to produce cool black & white images on shirts, keeping cost down, yet still strong, powerful & cool imagery.

Roots & Culture / Microphone Wrecka - 2 of the many images for the shirts
Roots & Culture / Microphone Wrecka - 2 of the many images for the shirts

Here's an image of the entire initial set, 2 of which are already being produced, just need to create the rest!

Kingyo - Richmond Art Studio - Sketchbook Series I
Kingyo - Richmond Art Studio - Sketchbook Series I

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support of my art project!

Some of the rewards describe a painting I did for the San Diego International Airport - Terminal I, here's an image of that.

Mural at San Diego Int'l Airport - Terminal I
Mural at San Diego Int'l Airport - Terminal I

For Reward #1 - Here's an image of the postcards

A little more about my art:
A Modernistic Approach to Ancient Japanese Style...

A video interview from SUBA Restaurant in Long Beach, CA:

A view from a previous artshow:

An Arrow is Drawn
An Arrow is Drawn
Ryukin
Ryukin
Winds of Change
Winds of Change
Sea Dragon
Sea Dragon
Dragon vs Tiger
Dragon vs Tiger
Ganesh
Ganesh
Reflection
Reflection
Orisha
Orisha
Samurai Monk
Samurai Monk

Many more to select from, for more images please visit my website at:
http://www.skidone.com

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    For your $20 pledge, you will receive a [ 12 Card Postcard set, with some of my top images! ]

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    This is the KINGYO Fan Club gift!! You get a Kingyo T-shirt, plus a limited edition signed 5.5" x 8.5" art print of the image that is on the shirt. Choose between the KINGYO Lion / Roots & Culture / Microphone Wrecka / Dragon vs Tiger / or Onna Bugeisha (female Samurai)

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    This is the KINGYO Fan Club [DOUBLE HAPPINESS] gift!! You get (Choose 2) Kingyo T-shirts, plus a limited edition signed 5.5" x 8.5" art print of the image that is on each shirt. Choose between the KINGYO Lion / Roots & Culture / Microphone Wrecka / Dragon vs Tiger / or Onna Bugeisha (female Samurai)

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    For your $100 pledge, you will receive a signed 32" x 40" heavy stock print of one of my top pieces, if you study my art a little, you can pick and choose which piece you would like.

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    For you most generous $500 pledge, you will receive an original piece of art by Mark Richmond, a Koi painting 2' x 3' wood panel, similar to what is seen at the San Diego International Airport - Terminal I, with gallery depth 3" wood sides. Please allow a little extra time for completion on these, they're not prints, a true collector's item.

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    For your incredible, earth shaking pledge of $1000, you will receive an original piece of art by Mark Richmond, a Dragon painting 3' x 5' HUGE, wood panel or canvas, similar to what is seen at the San Diego International Airport - Terminal I, with gallery depth 3" wood sides. Please allow a little extra time for completion on these, they're not prints, a true collector's item.

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    The Kingyo Ultimatum! An original painting of your choice, up to 5ft in height or width, along with 1 of each t-shirt, and the full set of matching 8.5 x 5.5 signed postcards.

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    Credited as co-producer, recognition on the website, airline tickets for (2) to San Diego, and hotel accommodations (1 room/1 night), dinner with the artist & his wife, to attend the opening night of Mark Richmond's Kingyo Artshow (official date tbd), 1 of each Kingyo product, AND choice of 1 original painting of Mark Richmond's at the show (up to 5ft height or width).

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