I am Ričardas Strazdauskas, an amateur graphic artist from Lithuania. Art to me is a hobby, passion and a way to express myself.
I got lots of encouragement from my family, friends and colleagues – they said that my artworks would be perfect for coloring books that are used for artistic therapy, so I dream of publishing a coloring book, although I have no financial possibilities myself.
This coloring book is for everyone - both young and old. For younger colorers the original characters with descriptions will encourage the development of imagination and color comprehension. For adults coloring will help to relax, boost the mood and clarify thoughts. After all, this is a color therapy!
Humans have always been attracted to seeing and experiencing something beautiful, extraordinary, touching the miracle. While creating this book, I had a goal to give the colorers an opportunity to feel the power of the most intricate patterns and fantasy, as well as to join the process of creating art by using colors and imagination. I have been working to create a perfect coloring book – your dream coloring book!
The Coloring Book
This book will be not a typical coloring book - the book will have its own history with small characters stories, so the colorist can get into the life of the parallel world cats life. While exploring my graphic artworks, titled as "Undiscovered Tribe", you will meet the mysterious tribe of cats covered in feathers, and discover your favorite characters – there is a total of 40 of them! So far, I can only tell you that these creatures are not just ordinary cats and can only be found in the parallel world far away from humanity. The members of the tribe have their own hierarchy with each unique character filling a different role in their community. While drawing my artworks I was inspired by my cat Sonic, who is an extremely miscellaneous creature, very fond of playing with feathers. For me, a big cat lover, it was a pleasure to draw these graphics. For the very first time, all 40 of the "Undiscovered Tribe" drawings will be available in this unique book.
Excerpt from the coloring book description:
In these artworks, I will help you discover the mysterious "Miiauji" tribe with its exclusive, differently patterned members - cats. In order to create this tribe I plunged into my fantasy that sent me into the parallel world where these majestic cats reigned. No, not ordinary domestic cats, but large wild predators, both intriguing and charming. These unique beasts, covered in best feathers and their hunting trophies, accepted me as a friend at their tribe - so I could learn a lot about them and portray them in my own artwork perfectly. I had a chance to watch this unique cat community from very close, but having learned about their everyday life, hunting characteristics and communication peculiarities, I have concluded that their behavior and inside world is very similar to our cats – they are witty, very curious and always looking for some adventures. As a result I called the tribe „Miiauji“ and gave it a scientific name TUNICA PLUMIS COOPERTUS FELES TRIBUS (From Latin "feather-fur covered tribe of cats")…
Details of future coloring book
- The coloring book would consist of about 80 two-sided pages in total – of 40 characters and their descriptions;
- Every second page of the coloring book would include descriptions of characters and a story about the „Miiauji“ tribe, the other pages would feature characters, presented in black and white;
- The BIG coloring book size would be A3 format 297x420 mm (11,7“x16,5“);
- The book will also be available in a more compact MEDIUM A4 format 210x300 mm (8,3“x11,7“);
- The cover of the color book would be made from solid laminated hardcover, the details on the cover would be painted in gold and silver;
- The sheets of the coloring book will be printed on high quality 170 g/m2 paper.
Why I need your help
I want this idea of the "Undiscovered tribe" to become a wonderful coloring book, not to leave it lying in the corner waiting for „better times“- it must see the daylight now! For this reason I signed up on GoGetFunding.com and ask you to help me make it happen.
You will be acquainted with the majestic cats of the „Undiscovered Tribe“, fall in love with them and resurrect them in all different colors. Once they all arrive, I look forward to seeing how you color them! I want the whole world to see these wonderful characters! I wish to bring them to life and I dream that they will come to our world - in books, both in movies and games, fashion, art reproductions, or in other environments.
Pre-order a book
The last piece that is necessary to start the presses running is your awesome enthusiasm! Do you want to join of the “Miiauji” tribe and become part of them? I need GoGetFunding backers to fund this project so I can order the first print run. Pre-order your coloring book by selecting one of the reward levels.
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If you like this project, or know somebody who would, I would be very grateful if you could share the link to my GoGetFunding.com campaign for „Undiscovered tribe“ coloring book with your friends, family and acquaintances.
Risks and challenges
This Project is first to me and your trust is very important. The risks are limited because the „Undiscovered Tribe“ characters and their descriptions are already done. I have spent countless hours creating and planning a product that will inspire and excite imagination. I have completed the majority of the work for this unique coloring book so that as soon as I’m funded, all I need to do is print and ship! The challenge is that these are my first steps into coloring book publishing world. If for any reason issues come up, such as a delay in manufacturing or shipping, I will keep you guys updated regularly and let you know what to expect.