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The perfect colouring book for lovers of the sea! 31 original Mermaid character designs, based on a variety of sea and land animals.
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The 31 designs in this book are all pieces I created for the drawing challenge Mermay. During Mermay the aim is to draw one Merperson per day for a month. Last year, a similar month-long challenge got me out of a really bad drawing slump, so I owe a lot to these projects.

With Mermay I decided to make a list of creatures to base my designs on. You can see the full list here and here. The book is finished and ready to be sent to the printer, I just need your help in raising the funds to cover printing costs!

Colouring Book Details:

  • A5 portrait colouring book
  • Printed by a professional printing company
  • 36 pages (including front and back covers)
  • 32 different designs to colour 
  • Estimated dispatch date: August-September 2017

The £100 goal will be spent as follows:

  • Cost of the first run of books £55
  • Printing costs for extra content £30
  • Est 10% Kickstarter & card fees £10

The current draft of my colouring book cover:

♥ Page Previews

Check out the video below for a run-through of all the pages. Some tweaks will be made, but you can see previews of all of the creatures you'll be able to colour in. The book is 36 pages (including front and back covers) with 32 pages of designs. If we hit my £300 stretch goal an extra four pages of designs will be added.

♥ Not just skinny Merpeople!

I've tried to make the designs body positive and have included a wide range of body shapes. 

Doto Greenamyeri, from the first week of Sea Slug designs
Doto Greenamyeri, from the first week of Sea Slug designs

The full book is 14+ due to some nudity and one instance of hand gesture swearing. Pledge £6 or more for the Mini-Mermay book, which is PG and censored for a younger audience.

♥ Commission Bundle

Get your own special colouring page! This will NOT be included in the book, it will be sent as an A4 PDF for you to print off at home and colour! You could choose another Mersperson, a gift for a friend or something fun for your family. It will be a similar format to the image below.

♥ Ruler of the Seas Bundle

'Ruler of the Seas' bundle includes this Crocodile mermaid original painting, on A4 watercolour paper. This was the drawing that inspired my whole Mermay creature series.

 

♥ Stretch Goals

£200: A sticker with every physical book order!

£300: Extra four pages of totally new designs will be added to the book!

£500: A limited edition, signed and numbered A5 print with every book order! This piece of work will only be available as part of the Kickstarter. ♥

Risks and challenges

I've made sure to make the project viable using my years of experience in retail and customer service. The book is ready to go to the printer, this is a pre-order to help cover printing costs.

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    Pledge £2 or more About $2.60

    Tip Jar

    Tips mean a lot! You will get one downloadable PDF Mermaid colouring sheet and one downloadable Hamster colouring sheet as a thank you.

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    Mini-Mermaid Colouring Book PDF

    A digital download of the first three weeks of Mermaids, slightly edited to make it PG (the full book is age 14+). Perfect for slightly younger kids and those who'd like to print pages out when they feel like it.

    Deep Sea week and Myths colouring pages are not included.

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    The Colouring Book

    The book! You will receive a copy of my Mermay 2017 colouring book, containing 31 badass Merpeople to colour in (plus some bonus love from Bubble and Squeak the hamsters).

    Also, includes a downloadable PDF of the whole book so you can print extra pages.

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    The Colouring Book + Thank you Postcard

    The book! You will receive a copy of my Mermay 2017 colouring book, containing 31 badass Merpeople to colour in (plus some bonus love from Bubble and Squeak the hamsters).

    Also, includes a downloadable PDF of the whole book so you can print extra pages.

    On top of this, you will get a special handwritten thank you postcard featuring unseen artwork.

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    Commission Bundle

    You are amazing and will receive the following:
    • A printed copy of the colouring book
    • A downloadable PDF of the whole book
    • A special thank you postcard
    • AND a special one-of-a-kind commissioned colouring page. You could choose your own Mer-creature or something completely different! High-quality black and white line art sent to you as an A4 PDF for you to print out and colour in. ♥

    LIMITED TO TEN BACKERS.

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    Ruler of the Seas Bundle

    You are super amazing and will receive the following:
    • A printed copy of the colouring book
    • A downloadable PDF of the whole book
    • A special thank you postcard
    • AND the original Croc-Mermaid drawing that inspired the Mermay series. One of a kind, hand painted A4 artwork.

    LIMITED TO ONE BACKER.

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