Now Christmas is over I can start posting the gifts I made my family this year!
First up is a 12 x 16 acrylic painting of Rocket and Groot from GoTG of course. While my previous acrylic painting was an extremely tricky endeavor, I hit my stride with this one and it went pretty smoothly. I put down colored pencil in some areas because I didn’t know how to make the acrylics do what I wanted. Learning experience! Came out super cute!
The Candycorn Bat Plush Toys Kickstarter is over, and unfortunately, we did not reach our funding goal. However, I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who believed in the project enough to pledge and spread the word! Your support means more to me than I can say and I’m still grateful for how far we did get.
While this Kickstarter wasn’t a success, I wouldn’t call it a failure, either. It was a first-time learning experience with a fairly steep learning curve, and I did my best. I’m now better equipped with practical knowledge of plush manufacturing and crowdfunding, should I try something like this again. I’m just sad for you guys that you won’t get to cuddle your own batties!
I haven’t given up on my idea, I love my Candycorn Bats too much to scrap it, but for now I need to put my head down and work to make up for the financial loss from having the prototype plush made and buying ad space on social media sites. In the coming months, I’ll reassess my goal and look at different avenues for these bats to be produced. I am also considering having some smaller kind of Candycorn Bat collectible items made, such as pins or stickers. I have a few ideas I will explore, and if I try crowdfunding again, I’ll be sure to announce it all over!
For now, here is a Candycorn Bat desktop wallpaper you can download as my gift to you. There’s a computer size, phone size, and tablet sized version here in the link: imgur.com/a/UNLhy
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Thanks again, have a spooky day!