Schedule


Here is my work schedule for "Parma Eldaliéva" II-VII (the first volume of the "Parma Eldaliéva" series is already completed), based on the assessment of the preparations and work I have already done, my skill level and the workflow. It is preceded by a timeline for some of the artworks I have already completed. I would be able to finish a volume per year and a half (a median estimate), if able to afford appropriate working conditions and materials supply. Those depend to a significant extent on the support I hope to obtain from now on, particularly via the ongoing "Patreon" fundraising campaign (you are most welcome to join it and enjoy the creative process!) and on the willingness of those of you who like my work to spread the word about it. People who choose to support the continuation of my work by taking part in the "Patreon" campaign in a certain way (details available on its page) will receive as gifts copies of the first "Parma Eldaliéva" when the conditions described on its page are met. Meanwhile they may enjoy prints of other "Parma Eldaliéva" works as tokens of my gratitude.



2009.07: Start of my the work on the "Parma Eldaliéva" project. The first art book's preparatory and actual work begins (Tokyo, Japan).

2009.09-2010.08: The first versions of some of the art book's chapters, the first and second map (first versions): completed.
A full comprehensive outline of the project and its seven main volumes as well as a printed (scan-based) one-chapter sampler to go with it: completed. (I have replaced all chapters of this period due to scripts' improvement in 2012 and some of them, again, in 2014.)

2011.03: Relocation to Bulgaria due to a major earthquake in Japan. A few month-long hiatus.

2011 - 2012: Continuation of my work on the first art book. Beginning of the work on the next three maps of the project.

2013.01: A second version of the first map of the project: completed.

2014.01 - 2016.02: Work on the text checks, main illumination, retouches and details. Page replacements - wherever necessary.
Pre-press work: a photo type volume preparation.
More active search for ways to support my work.
First art book: completed.

2014.10: The fourth map's second original (second version): completed.
Print version of the fourth map: completed.

2015.02: The third map's second original (second version): completed. The original (first and second version) of the fifth map of the project: also finished and thus completing the set of the five main maps of the project. (Planning and developing stage: two more maps in addition to the five main ones.)

2015.03: The set of print versions of the five main maps: completed.

2016.02: A photo-type volume of the first "Parma Eldaliéva" ready for print.

2016.03: First test printed copies of the first "Parma Eldaliéva" art book: completed; Volume I of the "Parma Eldaliéva" series receives the title "Tengwarin"

2015.12 Start of the main bulk of the work on the second and third "Parma Eldaliéva".

The interconnected second and third art books (inspired by the "The Silmarillion" and in addition featuring art work inspired by other texts) have been since its beginning the core volumes of this project. Preparations, some of the scripts, layouts, and development work on them have been under way ever since. The reason for the seeming 'separation' in two parts of the making of what I have always considered to be a single art book is purely for the purposes of the work process as my estimate for the combined length of the two parts is between 1200 and 1400 pages (tentative), if done with the generous layouts and scripts I envision for them. The second and third art books are being created in a way that will allow their merging after their completion.

2018.12: "Parma Eldaliéva" II: completed*

2020.12: "Parma Eldaliéva" III: completed*

2021.12: "Parma Eldaliéva" IV: completed*

2022.12: "Parma Eldaliéva" V: completed*

2023.12: "Parma Eldaliéva" VI: completed*

2024.12: "Parma Eldaliéva" VII: completed*

I do not give more information about the exact contents of the fourth to seventh art books here, as I think it would be much better to remain, for now, a surprise (even as the information is already known by a few, who might be involved with this project in future).

* Some of you may have noticed that schedule estimates are sometimes a subject of change. The reason is that those depend on the level of support for the project.


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