Kickstarter Update: Launching Soon

As many of you know, for a couple of months now I’ve been working on a possible Kickstarter project. It’s an idea for a tool designed to help artists put more life and personality into their poses. I had hoped to launch this week, but in the past few days clients have come rushing from every direction to drop emergency projects into my lap. I’ve had to burn some midnight oil for the last three days just to meet deadlines. The dust is mostly settled now and I can get back to finalizing everything for my Kickstarter campaign.

Launching a Kickstarter is a lot of work and I want to make sure I’ve got all my ducks in a row in order to increase my chances of success. I’ve done a lot of planning and second-guessing to try to get it right. I want to put something out there I feel confident about, so I’m still doing some last-minute tweaking and tinkering. My new plan is to launch sometime next week. Thanks to all of your for your patience. Hopefully it will have been worth the wait.

In the mean time, you can view a couple of sketches from the project here.

Sketchbook Update: Getting Dressed In A Hurry

Sketch-"Getting Dressed In A Hurry"

Very soon I’ll be launching a Kickstarter project, a new tool to help artists add more life and personality to their poses. In preparation I’ve started doing pose sketches to communicate various themes and situations. I’ve already posted a page of sketches playing off the theme of “tired”. Here’s one of a man getting dressed in a hurry.

Once the Kickstarter launches I’ll also be giving away a freebie for artists to help promote the project. If you’d like to be one of the first people to be notified when it launches, just send me an email at

Sketchbook Exercise: Posing A Tired Man in a Chair

Tired Pose Sketches by Cedric Hohnstadt

I’m working on a Kickstarter project that I’m planning to launch soon. I don’t want to say too much about it yet, but it will be a tool designed to help other artists strengthen their poses and put more life into their drawings.

One of the exercises related to the project is to take a mood or an expression and explore as many different poses as you can to communicate the idea. In this case I chose a tired man in a chair. How many different ways could I communicate exhaustion using the same sitting pose? These rough doodles are the result.

If you’d like to be one of the first people to hear about the Kickstarter project when it finally happens (hopefully soon), just shoot me an email with your email address and I’ll be sure you get on the list.

“Storyteller Cards” on Kickstarter


I’ve decided to dip my toe in the water at Kickstarter and back my first project. A gent named Jason Tagmire has come up with a creative idea called Storyteller Cards, a fun, versatile game designed to encourage creative storytelling. Campbell Whyte is the illustrator and he seems to be doing a pretty great job. They are 90% of the way to their goal with ten days to go. If the goal doesn’t get met the cards may never get made and that would be a shame. Let’s help them get across the finish line.