Designing an Artbook

How to Design an Art Book, Ep 9 – Painting & Cookies

Continuing with the 2nd of 5 new paintings to be included with the 48 paintings destinated for the in-progress creation of an ArtStory book.

This episode focuses on the second and third coats of the painting “Jukebox Lady”. Featuring a demonstration of applying the second layers of colors, shading, and light sourcing to the 10 x 8 inch oil painting on canvas.

This second of these five new paintings are for use in the Album and Intermission design section pages.

Oh, and then there’s the cookies.

Overall view of  the “24 Album Cover” book Episode series project is Highlighting the artistic design, writing stories, creating art images, computer applications including InDesign & Photoshop, layout for conversion to PDF, and a crowdfunding campaign to convert the self-published ArtStory project to printed form.

The ArtStory book will feature 48 full color images, 77 supporting images (of which include these 5), and 24 short story/vignettes within a 9.5 x 9.5, 100 plus page self-published book.

The Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign to fund the digital scanning and printing costs will afford the viewing audience the opportunity to have their name included within the text of the 24 short story/vignettes and in the Acknowledgement section of the ArtStory book as well as being able to own the book itself.

A Disclaimer: While the book will be available to the U.S., Canada and several other counties when printed, there may be restrictions of where the book may be distributed to other locales around the world due to postage and shipping issues. This will be addressed in the Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign.

YouTube video: 

Published: 12-6-20

Links:

Website: http://www.clhaupt.com

Musical guest for Episode 9 ‘End of Video Credits’ background music:

Charles Roe

“Made it Easy”©

Www.reverbnation.com/ceroe

Musical guests for past Episodes:

Episode 8: Bob Williams

“Go Figure”©

http://www.cynergymusic.net

Episode 7: Bob and Judy Williams

w/guest, Venetia Butler on flute

“Tideline”©

http://www.cynergymusic.net

Episode 6: Vanessa Peters (BMI)

“Just Down”©

Designing an Artbook, Episode 8

Episode 8: Start Painting #2 of 5

How to Design an Art Book, Ep 8 – Start Painting #2 of 5

Beginning the 2nd of 5 new paintings to be included with the 48 paintings designated for the in-progress creation of an ArtStory book. This episode focuses on the start of the painting “Jukebox Lady”. Featuring the origins and a demonstration of applying the initial underpainting to the 10 x 8 inch oil painting on canvas.

This second of these 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, creating art images, computer applications including InDesign & Photoshop, layout for conversion to PDF, and a crowdfunding campaign to convert the self-published ArtStory project to printed form.

The ArtStory book will feature 48 full color images, 77 supporting images (of which include these 5), and 24 short story/vignettes within a 9.5 x 9.5, 100 plus page self-published book.

The Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign to fund the digital scanning and printing costs will afford the viewing audience the opportunity to have their name included within the text of the 24 short story/vignettes and in the Acknowledgement section of the ArtStory book as well as own the book itself.

A Disclaimer: While the book will be available to the U.S., Canada and several other countries when printed, there may be restrictions of where the book may be distributed to other locales around the world due to postage and shipping issues. This will be addressed in the Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign.

Musical guest for Episode 8 ‘Credits’ background music:

Bob Williams ‘Go Figure’© http://www.cynermusic.net

Musical guests for recent past Episodes:

Episode 7: Bob and Judy Williams w/guest, Venetia Butler on flute ‘Tideline’© http://www.cynergymusic.net

Episode 6: Vanessa Peters (BMI) ‘Just Down’© http://www.vanessapeters.com

Episode 5: Sébastien Brunet ‘Monster Loves You’© desimpossibiliser.blogspot.com

The Second ArtStory Book, Episode One

I posted an image and text concerning the creation and posting of a ‘Link’ to my first YouTube episode on Sept. 3, 2020.

I have upgraded my WordPress plan so that I am now able to post ‘video’s’. Given the upgrade I would like to post that First Episode here on WordPress. That way when I do post the next episodes they will be in sequence and correspond with the YouTube channel postings.

I also noticed that with the upgraded WordPress plan that the ‘Link’ I posted Sept. 3, 2020 now plays the video as well as making any other adjustments that are included in the upgrade.

Thank you,

Craig

 

The Second ArtStory Book in the Making-2

Over the past several months I have been researching the concept and possibility of a second ArtStory book. It has now entered the stage where it has become a viable project. As part of the promotional aspects I am creating a series of YouTube videos to let viewers see the process of creating my second ArtStory book, “24 Album Covers”.

I uploaded the first video yesterday, “Episode One, Second Book Beginnings”.

The video project will highlight the progress of creating a self-published ArtStory book from beginnings to launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to working with the printer for publication.  At YouTube just type in Craig L Haupt.

The first few video’s will be uploaded about three weeks apart while I work with the learning curve of writing scripts, filming, relaxing in front of the camera, lighting, and film editing process besides working on the book text and design itself. With time and experience I hope to figure out a one or two week posting schedule as I solidify a second Kickstarter campaign during the spring of 2021.

They do not list the names of subscribers or viewers so there is a sense of confidentially. Only comments would give any recognition.

Below is the YouTube link if you would prefer to copy and paste to the YouTube search box.

 

 

Thank you,

Craig

 

The Second ArtStory Book in the Making

Hello everyone,
I hope everyone is well and safe during this stressful times.
Over the past several months I have been researching the concept and possibility of a second ArtStory book. It has now entered the stage where it has become a viable project. As part of the promotional aspects I am creating a series of YouTube videos to let viewers see the process of creating my second ArtStory book, “24 Album Covers”.
I uploaded the first video today, “Episode One, Second Book Beginnings”.
I hope that you will take a moment to view the video and if you are interested in following the creative process of self-publishing a book, in this case, my book, please feel free to subscribe to the channel. At YouTube just type in Craig L Haupt.

The first few video’s will be uploaded about three weeks apart while I work with the learning curve of writing scripts, filming, relaxing in front of the camera, lighting, and film editing process besides working on the book text and design itself. With time and experience I hope to figure out a one or two week posting schedule as I solidify a second Kickstarter campaign during the spring of 2021.

They do not list the names of subscribers or viewers so there is a sense of confidentially. Only comments would give any recognition.
Below is the YouTube link if you would prefer to copy and paste to the YouTube search box.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9IzJzJWVrs

Thank you,
Craig

‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book project on Kickstarter

What a week!! ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book is now 100% funded on Kickstarter. But, the set monetary goal was a barebones goal with a small publishing run. Besides increasing the amount of books to be ordered, I would like to add additional design embellishments to the book and any monies invested helps enrich the content of the final product (the book). With 22 days to go, I still need all the help I can receive by ‘Sharing’ to make this Ukazoo book project as successful as possible. A final note: This book will not, I repeat, will not be available on Amazon, in bookstores, or as extra copies stacked in my closet once the Kickstarter project has ended. This is your only chance to own this unique one of a kind book.

The video posted is only 2+ mins long and helps explain a little of what the project is. Visiting the kickstarter site will elaborate more fully on the project and of course an provide the opportunity to purchase the book, etc.

Below is the Link to ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ ArtStory book project.

Craig L Haupt

or

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/clhaupt-ukazoobook/the-journey-to-ukazoo?ref=dsg7mv&token=5bde1fb2

Creating ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book project

‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book project:

Sunday Journey to Ukazoo Notes:

Well folks, coming down the home stretch for a March Kickstarter Campaign Launch.

First a wonderful Thank you to those Sharing this project.

Completion of the video editing for the Kickstarter Home Page and submission approval will determine the March Launch date.

I will be adding a posting day besides Monday. On Wednesdays I will be posting the first few stories of ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ to let on-line viewers get a glimpse of the Story portion of this project.

On future Sunday evenings there will be a post listing the ‘rewards’ to be offered for donations to help with the publishing of this Ukazoo Book project.

Image: ‘Hi’

Text and Image: Copyright Craig L Haupt

Ukazoo: Trademark Ukazoo Books with permission.

 

Creating ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book

‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book Project:

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.

Image: ‘Island of Spheres…..’

Watercolor, pen & ink

Text and Image: Copyright Craig L Haupt

Ukazoo: Trademark Ukazoo Books with permission.

 

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