Karen Hallion

is creating Art

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patrons
Hello and welcome to my Patreon page!

Thank you for stopping by and for your consideration in supporting me.

My name is Karen Hallion and I am located on the Northshore of Massachusetts. I went to Ringling School of Art and Design and graduated with a BFA in Illustration, was an elementary school art teacher for many years and now I work full-time as an artist. I have done licensed work for some amazing companies such as LucasFilm, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks Studios, Her Universe, Disney, Patrick Rothfuss, Chronicle Books, as well as freelance work for Disney Imagineering.

In 2013, I won DreamWorks Studios’ “How to Train Your Dragon” t-shirt design contest. In 2015, I designed the art for the “Wizard School” card game created by DFTBA Games and Hank Green, which raised more than $450,000 via Kickstarter. I also raised more than $70,000 via Kickstarter in 2017 to fund the creation of my original character, Celara, via a 13 month calendar. In 2018, I was a contributing artist for the book Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy by Amy Ratcliffe and I illustrated the Doctor Who 13th #1 Newbury Comics Exclusive Variant Comic published by Titan Comics. And  I recently illustrated the exclusive covers for the 2019 Star Wars Celebration edition of Star Wars Insider Magazine.

I created my Patreon page to build a place for myself and my fans to connect and interact in a more unique manner than on social media. Here you will fine exclusive content, videos, works in progress, sneak peaks, and more! You also have the opportunity to decide what I illustrate each month and make suggestions for future work.

Your valued support of my Patreon page enables me to do what I love and for that, I am deeply grateful. Please read on for more details in the FAQs below and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any additional questions. I hope this platform serves as a place where you can not only support my business, but where you can be inspired and rewarded too!


FAQ
This FAQ is for my specific Patreon page and program. If you have questions about Patreon in general, questions about address changes for physical rewards, billing, payments, software, what patronage is, etc. please also visit the official Patreon Help Center here:

https://support.patreon.com/hc/en-us

Q: What is Patreon?
A: Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that enables artists to obtain funding from their fans or patrons. Patrons pledge to donate a fixed amount of money to an artist every month in exchange for rewards.

Q: How much does it cost? What do I get?
A: Depending on what tier you subscribe to, anything from $1/month to $35 monthly. I have eight reward tiers; $1, $3, $5, $10, $15, $20, $25 and $35 and my rewards currently include downloadable coloring pages, tutorial videos, postcards and prints, depending on the level you choose. Each level builds upon the previous in terms of the rewards you receive. For example, if you choose the $10 reward, you'll have access to all the rewards below it at the $1, $3, $5 levels as well. You can cancel your pledge or change your pledge amount at any point and will take effect the first of the following month. For detailed tier descriptions, look to the right of this text and read more about the rewards included in each level.

Q: What does my money go for?
A: Mainly, it goes towards supporting my career as an artist! It helps with the expenses of my day-to-day life, paying bills and maintaining my business, which includes buying merchandise, legal fees, and equipment costs such as my Cintiq, art supplies, website administration, and travel expenses so I can attend conventions to meet fans in person. Without the support from Patreon, I would have to find another full-time job, which would not allow me to create art or travel at my current capacity.

To see my upcoming schedule of events, click here: https://www.karenhallion.com/appearances

Q: What do you use to draw/paint with?
A: Most of my work is digital these days, I use Photoshop CC and a Wacom Cintiq 21UX. I also use brushes I purchased from Ray Frenden I love the organic inker one and set it at 50% opacity when I sketch. I also use the grease pencil when I sketch. When inking and coloring, I use the organic inker at 100%. Other than messing with the opacity and size, I don't change any other settings. In the past, when I have worked traditionally, I have used watercolors, acrylics, colored pencil, and tea. Lately, though, I have become addicted to Copic markers and ink pens. When I sketch, I use Prismacolor Turquoise, 2B and a kneaded eraser on either bristol paper, or illustration board.

Q: Do you have a Deviant Art/Tumblr/Pinterest/Instagram etc.
Yep, I am EVERYWHERE.

Q: I am an artist; can you give me any advice?
A: I get this one a LOT, and I always try to answer when I can, though sometimes it takes a few days. It's been over 15 years since I graduated from art school, and it has taken a lot of work for me to be able to make a living freelancing. Some of the thing that have helped me, other than hard work and not giving up, are join an artist's group and learning from the talented people in there. Sub work to companies you want to work with, and when it gets rejected, do more work and sub it. Just keep moving forward (advice from Walt Disney). Use social media. Learn the best way to use it, and USE IT. It's free advertising, and it works. Find artists you love, and study what they do, and learn from them. Take advice and critiques, ignore the haters. Draw what you love, not necessarily what you think will sell. Help out other artists when you can.

Q: Do you take commissions?

A: No, unfortunately between my freelance work and other projects, I am unable to take commissions at this time.

Q: I have other questions!
A: Well, then email us! :) [email protected]



Tiers
Tier 1
$1 or more per month
  1. Access to my patron-only feed.
  2. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color, every two weeks (2 per month). These will be line art versions of previous art that I have done.

Tier 2
$3 or more per month
  1. Access to my patron-only feed.
  2. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color, every two weeks (2 per month). These will be line art versions of previous art that I have done.
  3. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color of a brand new illustration, done specifically for this level.
Tier 3
$5 or more per month
 
  1. Access to my patron-only feed.
  2. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color, every two weeks (2 per month). These will be line art versions of previous art that I have done.
  3. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color of a brand new illustration, done specifically for this level.
  4. Two digital downloads, one 1920 x 1200  for a desktop wallpaper, and one 320 x 480 for cell phones wallpaper. 
Tier 4
$10 or more per month
  1. Access to my patron-only feed.
  2. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color, every two weeks (2 per month). These will be line art versions of previous art that I have done.
  3. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color of a brand new illustration, done specifically for the $3 level.
  4.  Two digital downloads, one 1920 x 1200  for a desktop wallpaper, and one 320 x 480 for cell phones wallpaper.  
  5. A  5.5 x 8.5 postcard of this month's illustration. Work in progress will be shared on Patreon. Postcard will ship the following month. 
Tier 5
$15 or more per month
 
  1. Access to my patron-only feed.
  2. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color, every two weeks (2 per month). These will be line art versions of previous art that I have done.
  3. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color of a brand new illustration, done specifically for the $3 level.
  4.  Two digital downloads, one 1920 x 1200  for a desktop wallpaper, and one 320 x 480 for cell phones wallpaper. 
  5. One limited edition enamel pin. This will ship 6-7 weeks after the end of the month. 

    I'm sorry, at this time, we can not ship internationally for the $15 level.  
Tier 6
$20 or more per month
 
  1. Access to my patron-only feed.
  2. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color, every two weeks (2 per month). These will be line art versions of previous art that I have done.
  3. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color of a brand new illustration, done specifically for the $3 level.
  4. A  5.5 x 8.5 postcard of this month's illustration.  Work in progress will be shared on Patreon. Postcard will ship the following month. 
  5.  Two digital downloads, one 1920 x 1200  for a desktop wallpaper, and one 320 x 480 for cell phones wallpaper.  
  6. A limited edition enamel pin, which will ship separately and a few weeks after the postcard.

    I'm sorry, at this time, we can not ship internationally for the $20 level.  

 

Tier 7
$25 or more per month
  1. Access to my patron-only feed.
  2. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color, every two weeks (2 per month). These will be line art versions of previous art that I have done.
  3. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color of a brand new illustration, done specifically for the $3 level.
  4. A  5.5 x 8.5 postcard of this month's illustration.  Work in progress will be shared on Patreon. Postcard will ship the following month. 
  5.  Two digital downloads, one 1920 x 1200  for a desktop wallpaper, and one 320 x 480 for cell phones wallpaper.  
  6. An 8 x 10 print of this month's illustration.  Work in progress will be shared on Patreon. Print will ship the following month. The print and the postcard from will be the same design.


    I'm sorry, at this time, we can not ship internationally for the $25 level. 
Tier 8
$35 or more per month
 
  1. Access to my patron-only feed.
  2. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color, every two weeks (2 per month). These will be line art versions of previous art that I have done.
  3. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color of a brand new illustration, done specifically for the $3 level.
  4. A  5.5 x 8.5 postcard of  his month's illustration. Work in progress will be shared on Patreon. Postcard will ship the following month. 
  5.  Two digital downloads, one 1920 x 1200  for a desktop wallpaper, and one 320 x 480 for cell phones wallpaper.  
  6. An 8 x 10 print of this month's illustration. Work in progress will be shared on Patreon. Print will ship the following month. The print and the postcard from will be the same design.  
  7. A limited edition enamel pin which will ship separately and a few weeks later from the postcard and print.

    I'm sorry, at this time, we can not ship internationally for the $35 level. 
Hello and welcome to my Patreon page!

Thank you for stopping by and for your consideration in supporting me.

My name is Karen Hallion and I am located on the Northshore of Massachusetts. I went to Ringling School of Art and Design and graduated with a BFA in Illustration, was an elementary school art teacher for many years and now I work full-time as an artist. I have done licensed work for some amazing companies such as LucasFilm, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks Studios, Her Universe, Disney, Patrick Rothfuss, Chronicle Books, as well as freelance work for Disney Imagineering.

In 2013, I won DreamWorks Studios’ “How to Train Your Dragon” t-shirt design contest. In 2015, I designed the art for the “Wizard School” card game created by DFTBA Games and Hank Green, which raised more than $450,000 via Kickstarter. I also raised more than $70,000 via Kickstarter in 2017 to fund the creation of my original character, Celara, via a 13 month calendar. In 2018, I was a contributing artist for the book Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy by Amy Ratcliffe and I illustrated the Doctor Who 13th #1 Newbury Comics Exclusive Variant Comic published by Titan Comics. And  I recently illustrated the exclusive covers for the 2019 Star Wars Celebration edition of Star Wars Insider Magazine.

I created my Patreon page to build a place for myself and my fans to connect and interact in a more unique manner than on social media. Here you will fine exclusive content, videos, works in progress, sneak peaks, and more! You also have the opportunity to decide what I illustrate each month and make suggestions for future work.

Your valued support of my Patreon page enables me to do what I love and for that, I am deeply grateful. Please read on for more details in the FAQs below and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any additional questions. I hope this platform serves as a place where you can not only support my business, but where you can be inspired and rewarded too!


FAQ
This FAQ is for my specific Patreon page and program. If you have questions about Patreon in general, questions about address changes for physical rewards, billing, payments, software, what patronage is, etc. please also visit the official Patreon Help Center here:

https://support.patreon.com/hc/en-us

Q: What is Patreon?
A: Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that enables artists to obtain funding from their fans or patrons. Patrons pledge to donate a fixed amount of money to an artist every month in exchange for rewards.

Q: How much does it cost? What do I get?
A: Depending on what tier you subscribe to, anything from $1/month to $35 monthly. I have eight reward tiers; $1, $3, $5, $10, $15, $20, $25 and $35 and my rewards currently include downloadable coloring pages, tutorial videos, postcards and prints, depending on the level you choose. Each level builds upon the previous in terms of the rewards you receive. For example, if you choose the $10 reward, you'll have access to all the rewards below it at the $1, $3, $5 levels as well. You can cancel your pledge or change your pledge amount at any point and will take effect the first of the following month. For detailed tier descriptions, look to the right of this text and read more about the rewards included in each level.

Q: What does my money go for?
A: Mainly, it goes towards supporting my career as an artist! It helps with the expenses of my day-to-day life, paying bills and maintaining my business, which includes buying merchandise, legal fees, and equipment costs such as my Cintiq, art supplies, website administration, and travel expenses so I can attend conventions to meet fans in person. Without the support from Patreon, I would have to find another full-time job, which would not allow me to create art or travel at my current capacity.

To see my upcoming schedule of events, click here: https://www.karenhallion.com/appearances

Q: What do you use to draw/paint with?
A: Most of my work is digital these days, I use Photoshop CC and a Wacom Cintiq 21UX. I also use brushes I purchased from Ray Frenden I love the organic inker one and set it at 50% opacity when I sketch. I also use the grease pencil when I sketch. When inking and coloring, I use the organic inker at 100%. Other than messing with the opacity and size, I don't change any other settings. In the past, when I have worked traditionally, I have used watercolors, acrylics, colored pencil, and tea. Lately, though, I have become addicted to Copic markers and ink pens. When I sketch, I use Prismacolor Turquoise, 2B and a kneaded eraser on either bristol paper, or illustration board.

Q: Do you have a Deviant Art/Tumblr/Pinterest/Instagram etc.
Yep, I am EVERYWHERE.

Q: I am an artist; can you give me any advice?
A: I get this one a LOT, and I always try to answer when I can, though sometimes it takes a few days. It's been over 15 years since I graduated from art school, and it has taken a lot of work for me to be able to make a living freelancing. Some of the thing that have helped me, other than hard work and not giving up, are join an artist's group and learning from the talented people in there. Sub work to companies you want to work with, and when it gets rejected, do more work and sub it. Just keep moving forward (advice from Walt Disney). Use social media. Learn the best way to use it, and USE IT. It's free advertising, and it works. Find artists you love, and study what they do, and learn from them. Take advice and critiques, ignore the haters. Draw what you love, not necessarily what you think will sell. Help out other artists when you can.

Q: Do you take commissions?

A: No, unfortunately between my freelance work and other projects, I am unable to take commissions at this time.

Q: I have other questions!
A: Well, then email us! :) [email protected]



Recent posts by Karen Hallion

Tiers
Tier 1
$1 or more per month
  1. Access to my patron-only feed.
  2. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color, every two weeks (2 per month). These will be line art versions of previous art that I have done.

Tier 2
$3 or more per month
  1. Access to my patron-only feed.
  2. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color, every two weeks (2 per month). These will be line art versions of previous art that I have done.
  3. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color of a brand new illustration, done specifically for this level.
Tier 3
$5 or more per month
 
  1. Access to my patron-only feed.
  2. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color, every two weeks (2 per month). These will be line art versions of previous art that I have done.
  3. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color of a brand new illustration, done specifically for this level.
  4. Two digital downloads, one 1920 x 1200  for a desktop wallpaper, and one 320 x 480 for cell phones wallpaper. 
Tier 4
$10 or more per month
  1. Access to my patron-only feed.
  2. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color, every two weeks (2 per month). These will be line art versions of previous art that I have done.
  3. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color of a brand new illustration, done specifically for the $3 level.
  4.  Two digital downloads, one 1920 x 1200  for a desktop wallpaper, and one 320 x 480 for cell phones wallpaper.  
  5. A  5.5 x 8.5 postcard of this month's illustration. Work in progress will be shared on Patreon. Postcard will ship the following month. 
Tier 5
$15 or more per month
 
  1. Access to my patron-only feed.
  2. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color, every two weeks (2 per month). These will be line art versions of previous art that I have done.
  3. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color of a brand new illustration, done specifically for the $3 level.
  4.  Two digital downloads, one 1920 x 1200  for a desktop wallpaper, and one 320 x 480 for cell phones wallpaper. 
  5. One limited edition enamel pin. This will ship 6-7 weeks after the end of the month. 

    I'm sorry, at this time, we can not ship internationally for the $15 level.  
Tier 6
$20 or more per month
 
  1. Access to my patron-only feed.
  2. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color, every two weeks (2 per month). These will be line art versions of previous art that I have done.
  3. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color of a brand new illustration, done specifically for the $3 level.
  4. A  5.5 x 8.5 postcard of this month's illustration.  Work in progress will be shared on Patreon. Postcard will ship the following month. 
  5.  Two digital downloads, one 1920 x 1200  for a desktop wallpaper, and one 320 x 480 for cell phones wallpaper.  
  6. A limited edition enamel pin, which will ship separately and a few weeks after the postcard.

    I'm sorry, at this time, we can not ship internationally for the $20 level.  

 

Tier 7
$25 or more per month
  1. Access to my patron-only feed.
  2. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color, every two weeks (2 per month). These will be line art versions of previous art that I have done.
  3. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color of a brand new illustration, done specifically for the $3 level.
  4. A  5.5 x 8.5 postcard of this month's illustration.  Work in progress will be shared on Patreon. Postcard will ship the following month. 
  5.  Two digital downloads, one 1920 x 1200  for a desktop wallpaper, and one 320 x 480 for cell phones wallpaper.  
  6. An 8 x 10 print of this month's illustration.  Work in progress will be shared on Patreon. Print will ship the following month. The print and the postcard from will be the same design.


    I'm sorry, at this time, we can not ship internationally for the $25 level. 
Tier 8
$35 or more per month
 
  1. Access to my patron-only feed.
  2. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color, every two weeks (2 per month). These will be line art versions of previous art that I have done.
  3. A link to a digital 8 x 10 file of line art to color of a brand new illustration, done specifically for the $3 level.
  4. A  5.5 x 8.5 postcard of  his month's illustration. Work in progress will be shared on Patreon. Postcard will ship the following month. 
  5.  Two digital downloads, one 1920 x 1200  for a desktop wallpaper, and one 320 x 480 for cell phones wallpaper.  
  6. An 8 x 10 print of this month's illustration. Work in progress will be shared on Patreon. Print will ship the following month. The print and the postcard from will be the same design.  
  7. A limited edition enamel pin which will ship separately and a few weeks later from the postcard and print.

    I'm sorry, at this time, we can not ship internationally for the $35 level.