Officially 60% funded with 8 days to go! We can do this!
I just remembered these little sweeties from early in my career and thought I would share them with you.
Like a gemstone and a flower each month is also represented by a bird! Let’s take a look shall we?
January- The Great Horned Owl with the Carnation
February- North Pygmy Owl with the Violet
March- The Robin and the Daffodile
April- The Wilson Warbler with the Sweet Pea
May- The Egret with the Lily of the Valley
June- The Acorn Woodpecker and the Rose
July- The crow and the Larkspur
August – we have the Humming Bird with the Poppy
September – Mocking Bird with the Morning Glory
October- Morning Dove with the Calendula
November- The Swallow with the Chrysanthemum
December- The Chickadee with Holly
With a pledge of $50 you get all twelve 5X7″ illustrations. These are perfect to hang in your home and display a nice little collection. Or you can share these lovelies with your friends. They will be reproduced on 5X7″ 120lb satin finish cardstock and signed
Signed and dated, and shipped with the most care.
If you would like these added to your donation simply increase your pledge and send me a message saying you would like these as well! Get your new art here!
ORIGINALS ARE FOR SALE
These guys were created on a fine textured watercolor paper using graphite. Each piece of paper is 12 X14″ and they come as is. They will need to be cropped and framed. They range from $50 to $100 each.
Send me a message if you are interested in an original and I will make a listing for you. I am happy to answer any and all questions and look forward to your emails.
Remember If I do not reach my goal by May 30th I get nothing of the amount I raised already to make this dream happen. This means no commissions! So please continue to support and spread the word.
As a lot of you know I am currently running a kickstarter to open a shop in Baltimore. It has come to my attention a lot of you fine folks don’t know exactly what Kickstarter is. Well I am here to help! Kickstarter is a crowd funding opportunity with an all or nothing policy. Meaning if I don’t make my goal by May 29th I get 0% of the money I have raised. Yeah.
So the clock is ticking to get these awesome rewards I have put together for each donation! That’s right. You get to know you helped with a dream AND get mailed some some swag.
Lets take a look at these rewards you can ONLY get through Kickstarter for these prices.
$10 and up
You will receive a postcard or 4 of my illustrations! over 10 designs will be available for random selection. Also I will hand write a love note to thank you
$25 donations will receive 3 prints.
They will be reproduced on 8.5X11″ 120lb satin finish cardstock and signed Three for the price of one. #1 They best sellers “Mermaid“, “Sailor Beard“, and “Kitten Beard“.
$26- New T- shirt with original Sea Monsta’ design with print!
This t-shirt was created especially for this project! Designed by myself and the Killustrator himself Steve A Becker ( a frequenter in Baltimore) and screen printed by locals. Choose between a scoop neck and v neck on a super soft classic black tshirt. Size XS- 4XL.
Also recieve 3 randomly selected post cards AND 8.5X11″ 120lb silk coated print
$27 Water Colors!
Three of my eariler water color pieces. “Caitlyn” “5am” And “Ginger Wren”
$35 – You will not only get an art postcard but you will get a handmade art pendant. Choose either my new print “Holly” specifically illustrated for Kickstarter or the ever so popular “Mermaid” illustration.
$55 -A limited edition print of “Holly”, a work in progress that is near a dear to my heart. I am creating her for this project. You can follow her being created onInstagram
$100- SWAG BAG Choose your tote :Sea Monsta, Sailor Beard, 5am, Kitten Beard, Sugar Skull, Mermaid and Begonia’s Sister.
Chose a ring from reward #3 and A necklace from #5 AND receive an 8X10 signed and dated print of the new Illustration “Holly”.
$150- A quick original portrait sketch! Usually between 4-6 hours. The first 50 donations only (I can only draw so much!).
$270 and up- Couples quick sketch portrait!
You and a lovey will be sketched!
I will have artistic freedom with this piece. I would love to get to know a little more about you two and then create something wonderful and meaningful!
Your new portraits will be created with graphite on a 9X12″ piece of cardstock. PETS ARE WELCOME
(2 out 3 left) BECOME MY NEXT PIECE!
With this pledge I will go nuts on your portrait to make you into my next creation.
After getting to know you a little better of course. I will take all the elements of you and create a stunning one of a kind portrait.
$250 to $1500
This is where it gets wild! In addition to full commission pieces I will have originals available. The originals I have for rewards are from the start of my artistic career. I want to share them with you and make you be a part of my goal. I have reduced the original prices on nearly all of them. This is your only opportunity to have an original piece for this price. Most all of these come as is, unless specified in the listing.
Click on each name to get the details of each piece.
So if these goodies look like something you or a loved one would enjoy head on over and SUPPORT THE DREAM! COMMISSIONS WILL ONLY BE DONE IF I AM 100% FUNDED BY MAY 29TH So please spread the word! Share this link on your social media pages. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2134184723/april-alayne-studio
and or print and hang this flyer on your local bulletin boards.I am happy to answer any and all questions you might have about this project. Thanks so much for looking and as always I appreciate your support so so much!
Hey guys! I have put together some new rewards for you.
I am so excited!
The first is for $15
This reward is for a handmade art ring. Choose from 4 different designs to wear your support. This piece is perfect for someone who loves unique jewelry and art. Though these custom pieces can withstand getting caught in a rainstorm they are not waterproof. Material Brass material that is silver plated. All products are nickle and lead free. Quality print under a glass dome. Measurements 25 X 18 mm image with an adjustable ring band.
Choose from “Iris”, “Sea Monsta”, “Forgotten Crab-Apples”, or “Mermaid”.
The next reward is what I am super excited about! It is a CUSTOM swag bag!
You will receive a 13X13″ illustration tote bag FULL of goodies. Including a ring, a necklace, 4 randomly selected post cards and an 8X10″ print of the new illustration “Holly”.
First you get to pick from 7 designs to put on your bag.
Then you choose a ring from the new reward #3 (mentioned above) and a necklace from reward #5. Then you get to not only have 4 small prints of my work, but the newest illustration “Holly” 8X10″ signed and dated.
For only $85 it is a reward that you can keep for yourself or share with friends for unique gifts!
Thanks again for taking a look! Feel free to spread the word. I appreciate your support.
Finally finished this piece! I decided to name her “Water Orchids”.
I created her on a piece of 14 X 17″ Canson recycled bristol.
Tools were a .5 mechanical pencil, a .3 mechanical pencil, a .7 mechanical pencil, tortillian stump and an eraser stick.
First came the face that I stumbled upon online.
Then I adopted 2 Black Moore goldfish named Sperg and Merbles who make their appearance.
The ice I saw in when driving into Philly. It was caked up and building on the walls on the side of the mountains. It was beautiful.
The Orchids are what ties this piece together. In the language of flowers the orchids symbolize a delicate beauty.
I am choosing to leave all deeper thoughts of this piece to myself so I won’t taint the viewers view.
Here is a step by step of “Water Orchids” You can follow the process on my Instagram or Facebook. I also include some videos of the process as well on those sites.