"I think it's really wonderful!"
- Pendleton Ward -
Below you'll find some of the feedback from backers taken directly from our Kickstarter campaign comments page. We can talk all day about how useful we think our book will be for you, but sometimes it's best to let recipients themselves speak for us.
Thank you so much guys. It's been an incredible ride. To have had you all along with us made it not only possible but so much more enjoyable and so very worthwhile!
Here's to the next adventure!
I think it's really wonderful. I got real excited when I first flipped through it, reading it over made me feel like it was a prime gift to give to a kid these days because of how y'all approached the lessons like playing a game... I think it's a really wise approach, the way y'all put it together. Thanks so much : ) - Pendleton Ward
What people said...
It has been so awesome that something that felt so far out of reach (learning to draw) feels not only possible, it feels inevitable each time I sit down and practice. As I have been adventuring though the book, I found myself becoming passionate about something I felt so far beyond my reach. - Jeremy Tuck
I just wanted to let you know that my book arrived, and WOW is it ever gorgeous! I've already started gathering my supplies to get started. I hope someday you'll set up a flicker group or something, so all your students can show off our work. Really enjoying the book so far!!! - Elizabeth Friese
The book just arrived and I'm stoked. You've really made something special. The quality is just pouring out of its pages, which I am happily reading through and have no plans on stopping. This is going to be epic. Congratulations on a great campaign. This book shows what a love of a project can produce. - Jeff via Kickstarter
It arrived yesterday, and it's such a gorgeous book! You did a really great job! - Ryan North
The book is funny, fun to use and informative! Lachez pas! - Emmanuel Lagace
I love my book so much! It's a work of art unto itself. - Kristin Olson
Just received my book here in Australia, and wow, it is a beauty! Was considering giving as a gift, but nah, I'm definitely keeping it! And thanks for signing my deck, that was very cool! Now, if I can just find my willpower and dedication, I know I left around here somewhere ^-^ - Jasmine Choinski
Just got the book, so happy! You've done a magnificent job! SO awesome! Bravo!
- Tony Sturtevant
It is so beautiful and the craftmanship and love put into this product is very evident! Awesome work and well worth the wait! Thank you for creating this! I will make sure if you ever decide to do any other books or Kickstarter that I am among the first to back it! I am glad to be holding the book in my hands now. Thank you so much! - Elijah J. Powell
WOW!!! This book is friggin gorgeous!!! You've done an amazing job. Can't wait to kraken open.
- John via Kickstarter
Oh man it's beautiful! You guys have totally outdone yourselves. It's honestly (expletative) incredible. I've never had my name on a book before. Bit over excited. Hope you get your deserved rest now. Han - Spanner Hoard
I gave my book to my daughter and she loves it! But I want another one! - Annette Berglund
Guys. I just got a package. You seriously did not have to send me a hardback version. I am absolutely floored by your kindness. Thank you very much!!! It's beautiful! - Mike via Kickstarter
Woohooooo. It came! It bloody well came!!! I freaking love it. The immense effort you guys have put into this hardback is easy to see. I adore the details, and this is chocka-block with em. I love that my name is attached to this. Thank you for sharing this knowledge, it's truly an exceptional gift. The quality of this item puts it up there with any art book I have received from established publishers with their teams of proofreaders and editors and artists. The fact that you did this by yourself is a credit. Whatever you do next, I am on board. Three massive cheers - Stannis vis Kickstarter
Hey there Ash! Yesterday I received my copy of the book in the warmth of the afternoon and I just couldn't stop prying its pages for hours like a little kid alone in a candy shop. When the time comes I'm sure this will be the perfect tool for me to teach and share one of my passions with my son and I'm really happy and proud to be a little part of this. Thanks for everything. - Alejandro via Kickstarter
Great accomplishment Ash! Massive achievement! I’m slowly absorbing the book! Congratulations again. – Tony Hsieh
Today my long anticipated hardback copy arrived… just holding the package with awesome address label sticker, and personal note (I’m keeping the packing btw) was exciting. After the angels had sung their ahhhhhs whilst I opened it, I just looked at it for a minute. As someone said, the quality is obvious, the paper is superb, turning the pages is a pleasure, nothing flimsy about it. It is a beautiful book and after turning more pages it hits home actually how much work has gone into it all, every illustration (the water droplet, wow) the text, the quality printing and binding, it all shows the passion and dedication that has made this book.
I hoped for high quality and was given superb quality. I’m so pleased for you achieving this, you should be proud, I’m so pleased I was onboard and a part of this. The book is fantastic. I love it and I’m dying to read and learn from it. Today is a good day. Thank you Ash and Eli. – Kas Wright
It’s HUGE and it’s beautiful! - Andre via Kickstarter
There is another book planned? WHERE DO I SIGN UP? TAKE MY MONEY! You tease, you! - Richard Bullen
Hey Ash! I received my book and it is just GREAT. Thankyou so much for your time and work. -Henning via Kickstarter
Thank you so much. It’s amazing to finally hold this book. I ran to the mailbox everyday like a kid. One day I will hand it down to my son. Maybe down the road he will read through the names on the back and discover mine. I’ll leave that as an easter egg for him to discover on his own. – Cody Murphy
:)))) Wow, I have to say I am both happy and impressed, I never had a doubt this is going to be good, but it exceeded my expectations! Congratulations to both of you, and I hope the book becomes a success as you probably hoped! I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into it. It has always been a dream of mine to learn to draw…. Like a boss! Thanks a lot for the upgrade and for the fantastic journey, and I look forward to what’s next :D - Rabih via Kickstarter
Guess what turned up before!!! So amazing! It was a pretty special feeling seeing my name on the wall of contributors. Also showed me how big this has become. You guys did an amazing job. It’s truly a work of art that will hopefully spawn more works of art through your fans. Can’s thank you enough!
- Matt J Cody
Woop! I received my book yesterday, loving it! Looks amazing! :D It Looks good and the playing cards are a nice surprise! :D Really amazing to have such a great book with my name in it. So much motivation to progress my drawings now! Looking forward to projects to come, I’ll be there to support! - Rick Harmsen
I’m gobsmacked, literally the most amazing book ever. I’m massively proud of what you have both created - I’m a huge fan of the art style and attention to the layout in the book. I just love it. Wow, :D I’m learning so much
- Anthony via Kickstarter
Honestly I keep getting my book out and looking at it lovingly. I can’t quite bear to actually use it and bend the pages etc. It’s that nice - Kaz Wright (again)
The book is final in my hands! It is not as wonderful as I thought it would be…. It is much better! Fantastic job Ash and Eli, and of course a big thank you to all backers, we made this possible together!
- Niclas Forsen
Hey Guys! This message is just to let you know that I received the book and it’s truly beautiful! Thanks again, and can’t wait to delve more into it! - Dejan
I received my book in the mail the other day and what an amazing book it is. Glancing through the pages I can see the passion and vast knowledge that lies within. The book looks incredible, feels heavy, and is well constructed. I just want to thank you Ash and Eli for building a great book on drawing all those years ago (2013).
It is great to finally hold and read what you envisioned. I hope this is not the last book with your names on it. I look forward to future projects and would gladly support you endeavours. For now, I raise a pint to you both on a job well done. - Adam via Kickstarter
Here's to you! Black Squadron!