This book is a compilation of the best pages of all the sketchbooks that I have filled during these years. The result of creative freedom and quitness (or not), just drawing for the sake of drawing, prime reason why I decided to make all this my profession.
The book will have a format of 15x21cm, 144 pages with a great paper quality and hardback cover in black cloth. The idea is to make a facsimile, as close as possible to the format and appearance of the sketchbooks I normally use for drawing. Its content includes pencil sketches, character designs, oniric scenes, ink studies, ideas and drawings from several trips I made, specially the one to Japan two years ago.
How will I use your donations?
The advantage of selfpublishing is that nowadays there are no artbooks in this format, this printing quality and this amount of work published in the market at this price. As the percentages of the publisher and the distributor (only for this campaign) don't exist in the equation, it's a win-win situation for everybody.
The integrity of the donations will be destined only to cover the costs of the offset printing of 750 copies and to cover the added costs of other rewards and its shipping cost.
The remaining copies, that will be able to be purchased through the collaboration in the campaign, will be distributed to specialized comicbook stores in Spain, worldwide through Montana Colors distribution channel and comicbook distribution channel in Spain with the intent to raise awareness of the project.
The artbooks will be all numbered, along with a handwritten signature and a personal dedication, addressed to the backer.
All the artbooks will also be accompanied by an exclusive printed postcard of one of my illustrations also signed specifically for this project. The postcard wil be in 10x15cm format.
Do you want a mural?
For this project only, I would paint an outdoor or indoor wall between 3-5m wide by 3m high. Transportation, accomodation and subsistance to produce the mural would not be included.
The more rewarders the better!
As we collect an amount higher than the one initially marked, I will unblock the following additional objectives:
- 4.000€: Augmentation of the printing copies to a 1.000 and a letterpress stamping of the logo on every artbook cover.
- 5.000€: I will include one exclusive silkscreen print for this project in 15x21cm, signed and numbered, for all the rewards higher than 20€.
If everything works properly I could print and bind the artbook in a week, ten days after completing the campaign. I will be able to send all the packages in the next two or three weeks. All ready for Christmas!
I draw almost every day since I was only a few months old, it was all because of my grandmother. For years I also draw during my spare time besides my workday as a professional artist. Three or four years ago I began to fill sketchbooks compulsively with my drawings. I was hooked. I was hooked because I realized it was a time of the day, usually at night, where I could be free. These drawings had nothing to do with comissions, nor were they subject to any particular project, it was drawing for the sake of drawing, just for pleasure, to vent. I guess part of that frenzy began because I wanted to become a better artist.
As I drew every day and posted the pictures in my social media I had to invent a name to tag all those pictures to make a difference from the others that could be part of momentary commissions, etc... Hence it arose the idea of "Push ups". For me, all these drawings, all of these studies, ideas, were like if an athlete doing exercises to prepare himself/herself to better face a competition.
Thank you all for your help and for trying to make this project happen!