100 ink animals

18 Jun

100 STACK

Hello again friend, I’ve missed you. Several years ago Instagram stole me away from both blogging & twitter, because it felt like an easier, more interactive place to share my visual content; however the app has slowly changed for the worst, and I plan to share more of my creative projects and progress here on the blog again. I wanted to update you with a post about a passion project I’ve been working on for almost 2 years: 100 INK ANIMALS.

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In October 2016, I took on the challenge of illustrating an animal every day for 100 days. The animals I chose to draw were either personal favorites, suggestions from others or challenges in mark-making.

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During my research for reference imagery, I discovered incredible information about each creature: innate behaviors, unique qualities and communication cues that us humans could learn from. These facts inspired me to create short writings that distilled the powers of each animal and I paired this prose with my drawings, while sharing the project on social media.

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In the interest of having this body of work evolve into something tangible, I decided to create both a book and an oracle card deck with my illustrations and writing. I have sourced a quality printer and a trusted publisher who can create these tangible pieces of art, but now I need your help. Funding a project this big is simply not possible on my own and I really want to share these creations with the world.

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Luckily, Kickstarter gives artists a platform to promote their work to a larger audience and source financing from a supportive community. Backers get to have a direct hand in bringing the creations to life and will be the first to have the books and oracle decks in their paws. I am hopeful that some of you animal lovers will be interested in helping this project come to life; if I am unable to raise the required production funds in these final 10 days of the campaign, then the 100 ink animals project will sadly never evolve into these meaningful objects.

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To see more of the illustrations, a video about the project, or to pre-order a book or oracle deck visit the project’s website here. The campaign is live for 10 more days and I appreciate anything you can do to help make it a success!

Thank you for continuing to have an interest in my art practice after all these years. I hope you’re as happy to see me as I am to see you! XO

 

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