I used to be that kid who would draw literally all the time. When classmates would go to NYE parties, I sat in my aunt's kitchen with my pencils. Through periods of time, it's even been my main source of income. Though, since a couple of years ago, I've been finding it harder and harder to draw on a regular basis, and the more time I let pass between each time, the harder it becomes to pick up a pencil.
To challenge myself, and to invite you to support me in the process, I've decided that I will draw at least one print quality illustration or design each month for a year, and share that with you as real printed post cards or posters. One a month might not sound like much, but it's a good place to start - and who knows I might be able to pick up the pace!
The above image is an example of two illustrations I made to kick off this project, a dramatic sky for January, and a colourful interior scene for February.
For these posters and cards to fill their intended function - calendars - you obviously need them a little in advance, and I need to take things like printing and shipping times into consideration, so I will send them out about two months in advance! Since I'm a little short on time for January's illustration, I'll send out both Jan and Feb in December to make up for it! So it's basically two for the price of one!
The update schedule will be something like this
The updates will be sent as soon as the pledges are charged at the beginning of each month. (If you missed a month and want to make a back-order, go here and send $4.50 for a card and $7.50 for the posters. Make sure you include which month you want, and your post address)
- December: Jan and Feb are shipped/uploaded
- January: March is shipped/uploaded
- February: April is shipped/uploaded
- March: May is shipped/uploaded
- April: June is shipped/uploaded
- May: July is shipped/uploaded
- June: August is shipped/uploaded
- July: September is shipped/uploaded
- August: October is shipped/uploaded
- September: November is shipped/uploaded
- October: December is shipped/uploaded
After October, we'll see how the project continues, I'll keep you posted!
Some months, patrons pledging $4 or more might also get access to some extra stuff like handmade fonts, PDFs or other goodies.