Backing The Art of Loish
Lois’s debut art book is the proudest moment of her career, but what made it so special was the overwhelming support from her fans The Art of Loish: A Look Behind the Scenes is the debut artbook by Lois van Baarle. The Dutch artist – the nickname Loish is a nod to the Dutch accent – funded the project through Kickstarter. “I was expecting to reach the funding goal,” she says, “but didn’t expect to reach it within an hour and a half, or that it would end up reaching over 10 times the original funding goal! It was so intense and incredibly encouraging and rewarding.”
The book, which is available to buy now (place your orders at http://ifxm.ag/l-v-b), not only showcases her work as a digital artist and animator, but also offers a behind-thescenes look at the way she produces that work. The success of the Kickstarter campaign brought home what a dedicated following her art has attracted over the years.
“I knew that I had a lot of people who followed my work, but I had no idea that I would achieve so much support for a project like this. I always felt like the most meaningful type of support I can get are from people who follow my work just because they like it, and decide to devote some of their free time and money to the things that I make. It feels like the greatest compliment of all.”
aquamarine “I drew this image for the project, and the process for creating it was the basis for one of two extensive tutorials that I wrote especially for this book.”