How to Design an Art Book, Ep 7 – Working on the Painting
Working on the 1st of 5 new paintings to be included with the in-progress creation of an ArtStory book. This episode focuses on the continued painting of the image “What to Play Next”. A demonstration of applying the second and successive coats of paint to the 10 x 8 inch oil painting on canvas.
This first of five new paintings are for use in the Album and Intermission design section pages.
Overall view of the “24 Album Cover” book Episode series project is Highlighting the artistic design, writing stories, art images, painting demonstrations, computer applications, layout for conversion to PDF, and a crowdfunding campaign to convert the self-published book project to printed form.
The “24 Album Cover” ArtStory book will feature 48 full color images, 77 supporting images (of which includes these featured 5 new oil paintings), and 24 short story/vignettes within a 9.5 x 9.5, 100 plus page self-published book.
Now playing on YouTube, Episode 5 of my series of ‘Designing an Artbook’. A 10 minute Episode introducing the ‘Body’ of my second ArtStory book. The Episode highlights the Design work for the ‘Album Section’ page and the five 8 x 10 oil paintings that will be inserted into the ‘Album and Intermission’ section designs.
The Episode will conclude with a demonstration of transferring of one of the worksheets from the five projected paintings to canvas.
Please view, subscribe to help make this a successful YouTube video art project and subsequently the successful self-publishing of the “24 Album Covers” art book. This art/story book will be a 9.5 x 9.5, 100 page book with 48 full color images and 24 short stories.
Now playing on YouTube, Episode 4 of my series of ‘Designing an Artbook’. A 10 minute Episode highlighting the ‘Contents & Preface’ parts of my second ArtStory book . Please view, subscribe to help make this a successful YouTube video art project and subsequently the successful self-publishing of the “24 Album Covers” art book. This art/story book will be a 9.5 x 9.5, 100 page book with 48 full color images and 24 short stories.
Sold! A wonderful evening at the Highlandtown Gallery First Friday exhibit. For those in the Baltimore, MD area, I hope that anyone unable to make the opening will make the time to join me for a book signing Saturday Jan 18 and if you haven’t done so already, purchase a copy of this unique ArtStory book, “The Journey to Ukazoo” 1 to 3 p.m. “The Journey to Ukazoo” 1 to 3 p.m. Hosted by gallery owner Felicia Zannino-Baker.
Highlights of the book include 37 short stories matched up to 37 art images plus 74 border artwork strips and other artworks, a total of 153 art images in this 9.5 x 12.5 inch 142 page book.
Video highlighting the making of the book can be found on my website http://www.clhaupt.com under the ‘TJTU book’ tab.
A Monday evening tidbit. “The Journey to Ukazoo” book has now found its home in 19 different States and two Canadian Provinces. As I wind down the mailings and hand deliveries for the Kickstarter portion I have still received additional orders from friends and followers of my art. I thank everyone that helped make publishing this book possible.
From the ‘Snapshots and Memorabilia’ section of ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ book project. The eight images and notations in this section had direct connections to eight of the 37 stories/art in the journey portion. This one had a direct tie to Story number Ten, ‘Spilled Milk’.
Concerning the books progress, the filming for the Kickstarter submission video was done Friday evening. Now all the different shots will need to be edited to fit within 2-minute format.
Border artwork continues to be worked on. Also completed marking out a red line route on a pen & ink U.S. map. This mapped out journey page is to be inserted on the page opposite the contents page of the book.
Finished the Kickstarter ’Profile’ worksheet page.
Over the next 12 Mondays (excluding the Holiday season) I will post a diary of the trails, & tribulations of my efforts to publish a Book, culminating with a 30 day Kickstarter Funding Campaign in March 2019. These Monday postings will also be formatted to highlight the different sections of the books content/layout.
I am asking for help, if you are interested, in Sharing these posts to expand this projects social media presence and with that enhance my chances of achieving the funding goals for publishing the book.
If you are able to Share these Monday posts on a continuous basis I will include your name in the Social Media Acknowledgement section of ’The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book.
A note: the crowdfunding part gives everyone a chance to acquire different items of my artwork as well as the book for your donations. It’s not monetary donations for nothing in return.
Image: ‘The Journey’ This image will be used on the Front cover of the Book.
Watercolor, Pen & Ink
Copyright Craig L Haupt
Ukazoo: Tradmark Ukazoo Books used with permission.