So I’m making a book! We all know that I used to suck at figures, but in the last couple years I’ve gotten pretty good. I wrote 55 tips that helped me to finally break through my barriers and get out of that plateau—and I think they’ll really help you all too.
I’d love to print a little hardcover book (8.5”x8.5”) but I need your help! Printing and shipping books ain’t cheap, so I just launched a Kickstarter to try and fund all of this. I’ve tried to make it as affordable as possible because I know a lot of people are strapped for cash these days. There are also ebook options for all of you international folks (because international shipping is expensive and stupid and annoying).
Your support means the world to me. If you can’t back the book, spreading the word would be greatly appreciated. The cancellation a couple years ago set back my work and career in ways I can only begin to convey. So doing something as public as this is not only terrifying (because of potential backlash) but also extremely daunting (because I don’t know if enough people still support me). Thanks to all of you who help in any way you can. ♥
You can go to my website, PaintFiguresBetter.com or go directly to Kickstarter. I’ll probably send another email to this list as the campaign draws to a close, but I’ll try not to be annoying and spam you daily about this.
Thank you thank you thank you. Thank you to each and every one of you that enable me to keep making art and helping others make art. It’s my passion in life and I feel incredibly blessed to keep doing this stuff.
Special thanks to Rachel for reading and helping me edit this book. She actually read the first rough draft of this book while I was getting my MRI—the night before being checked into the hospital for emergency spinal surgery. I did most of the writing and a number of the paintings in the book with a severe hernia causing spinal compression and a million nerve issues. But I was passionate about the project and it gave me a great thing to work on to get my mind off all that I was going through at the time.