MARCH of ROBOTS! - Kickstarter Art Book Project and Instagram campaign from Dacosta!

You may all remember the rad little instagram event that Canadian based artist, Dacosta, hosted last year entiteld BOTOBER... well, he's taking his love for robots into the next realm and is going to launch an epic bot-centric Kickstarter campaign as well as a new Instagram challenge! March 1st marks the start of “MARCH of ROBOTS!” The Kickstarter artbook campaign... why would you back this, well let's give you a little history! "For the past couple of years Dacosta has been doing a daily sketch project in the month of October called #Botober. The goal was mainly to challenge himself and to celebrate his love for all things robotic. Shortly after completing the most recent challenge this past October he decided he wasn’t going to wait a whole year before diving into another, Hence “MARCH of ROBOTS!” was born." Some seriously fun stuff going on... and check below for Instagram contest rules!
31 days, 31 new robot drawings. The goal is a new robot illustration each day for 31 days and to up the level of awesome, Dacosta is also creating a artbook of the same name and running a Kickstarter campaign. While the Instagram challenge will run for the entire month for 31 days, the Kickstarter will run a little longer from March 1 to April 14 Midnight EST. “MARCH of ROBOTS!” will be a softcover book at 80 pages, printed in the US in full color on art-quality paper measuring 7.75 x 10”. Inside the book you’ll find all manner of robots, from super cute bots to action-ready mecha. I hope to give you a look into my process, from rough pencil sketches to ink drawings to finished vector illustrations.
The project also has a digital side which goes beyond the boundaries of traditional print by incorporating "augmented reality". Dacosta will be creating a companion app, on which you’ll be able to view animated 3D models and other elements of select images through your smartphone or tablet cameras... how rad is that?!?! So do you feel like backing an awesome project centered around robots... FOR SURE!!! Stay tuned for an updated when the kickstarter goes live... and until then check out the MARCH of ROBOTS website HERE for up to date info!

Instagram Contest Rules:
1. Drawings can be digital or analogue, but it must be drawn by you and it has to be a robot (or depict a robot as the dominant figure in the scene).
2. #Hashtag drawings with #marchofrobots
3. Have fun with it! If you feel you’re up to the full 31 day challenge, awesome! If not, no worries. You don’t have to do a drawing every day. Just set yourself a goal and stick with it.

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