Zelaphas

is creating an art journey full of animals and fantasy creatures

12

patrons

I’m an artist from Chicago who’s now living in Nantes, France after living and traveling through New Zealand and Australia. I draw fantastical beasts and anthropomorphic animals, and I create resources (such as line art, reference photos and tutorials) for other artists and designers.

Watch the video above to get a better idea.


My goal is to make my art journey here on Patreon as amazing for you as it is for me. With that in mind, here's some of the features that come with your pledge.

Completed pieces 

Patrons always get to see my completed works first before anyone else. Sometimes this is just a few minutes early, other times it can be days or even months early.

Patrons also have the esteemed privilege of seeing any pieces I plan on submitting to art shows for the events I attend before anyone at the event itself. 

Postcard Art

One reward that's unique just for my patrons and can't be purchased anywhere else are my custom postcard ink drawings! As part of traveling, I pick up postcard souvenirs, draw on them, and mail them to you from wherever I am. You get both a drawing you request and a memento from a place I've been.

These rewards are limited, so grab one while you can!

Diaries

After growing up in Illinois, living in Chicago for my young adult life, spending three years in New Zealand, a year in Australia, and now living in France, I have a lot of stories and photos to share of my travels.

It hasn't always been sunsets and selfies; I write about both the adventurous and mundane, and am very honest when things go wrong. 

Journey Tips

So, I'm running a business based around my art. By myself. There's a lot to learn, both on how to create professional-quality art, and how to manage a successful business. I've had my ups and down, but the one constant is that I'm always learning.

As my patron, you'll learn as I learn, and get to read or watch my tutorials about how I create art or run my business, including mistakes to avoid.

...and more

My Patreon is evolving all the time, and as I grow I have even more things planned to reveal to patrons in the future (check out my GOALS for more details).

My patrons get to see works-in-progress of things I'm working on, learn about my art process when I share what I create, and are even supporting a growing library of video tutorials I'm creating. Patrons are also supporting my new livesteam on Twitch as I improve my setup and define my schedule.

Note: I ask ALL pledges for their shipping address, as even at the $2 level I sometimes ship extra gifts (such as prints or stickers). You could get something fun in your mailbox just by being a part of my journey!


I do my best to create quality work, run my business professionally, and improve my skills. Sadly, the tools, resources and time to do so are not free.

To continue to create both my digital and traditional art, stream it to a worldwide audience, and host events where I share my life, travels and knowledge, I need the right subscriptions, hardware, and time for the job. Your pledges directly contribute to all that.

It's no joke: When you pledge, you can smile every time you see an art upload, live stream, diary, journey tip, or speaking event at a convention from me. Your pledge, however large or small, makes this whole journey possible.

I want my journey to be as amazing for you as it is for me, so I'm open to feedback at any time. This journey is yours, too. So choose your reward, and let's hit the road.

Thank you for your support!
Tiers
Toss a gold coin in my hat
$2 or more per month

Consider this my tip jar! You'll have my sincere thanks and the knowledge that your tips support my convention panels and software subscriptions. Thank you!

Tourist
$3 or more per month

You'll get to read exclusive diaries about my life and travels, and see WIPs or early-access pieces before anyone else!

Sightseer
$5 or more per month

You'll get to read exclusive Journey Tips that share my valuable advice and life experiences about making art and running a business. 


You'll also get access to downloads and other resources.

Traveler
$25 or more per month (sold out!)

You get to enjoy an ink drawing that you request on a postcard mailed to you every month, along with full access to my Patreon entries and downloads.

Voyager
$50 or more per month

You will get a shaded ink that you request on a larger postcard each month, mailed direct to you, along with full access to my Patreon entries and downloads.


Please add +$15 to your pledge if you prefer for me to draw on the full postcard and mail it to you in an envelope.

Goals
12 of 15 patrons

Quick notes in the field guide

We're seeing so many intriguing and marvelous things on our journey, why not capture them in our field guide? With 15 supporters, I will ask you all to submit ideas and vote on a subject for me to sketch once a month. The sketch may be digital or traditional, but either way patrons will see a hi-res, watermark-free version of it to call their own.
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I’m an artist from Chicago who’s now living in Nantes, France after living and traveling through New Zealand and Australia. I draw fantastical beasts and anthropomorphic animals, and I create resources (such as line art, reference photos and tutorials) for other artists and designers.

Watch the video above to get a better idea.


My goal is to make my art journey here on Patreon as amazing for you as it is for me. With that in mind, here's some of the features that come with your pledge.

Completed pieces 

Patrons always get to see my completed works first before anyone else. Sometimes this is just a few minutes early, other times it can be days or even months early.

Patrons also have the esteemed privilege of seeing any pieces I plan on submitting to art shows for the events I attend before anyone at the event itself. 

Postcard Art

One reward that's unique just for my patrons and can't be purchased anywhere else are my custom postcard ink drawings! As part of traveling, I pick up postcard souvenirs, draw on them, and mail them to you from wherever I am. You get both a drawing you request and a memento from a place I've been.

These rewards are limited, so grab one while you can!

Diaries

After growing up in Illinois, living in Chicago for my young adult life, spending three years in New Zealand, a year in Australia, and now living in France, I have a lot of stories and photos to share of my travels.

It hasn't always been sunsets and selfies; I write about both the adventurous and mundane, and am very honest when things go wrong. 

Journey Tips

So, I'm running a business based around my art. By myself. There's a lot to learn, both on how to create professional-quality art, and how to manage a successful business. I've had my ups and down, but the one constant is that I'm always learning.

As my patron, you'll learn as I learn, and get to read or watch my tutorials about how I create art or run my business, including mistakes to avoid.

...and more

My Patreon is evolving all the time, and as I grow I have even more things planned to reveal to patrons in the future (check out my GOALS for more details).

My patrons get to see works-in-progress of things I'm working on, learn about my art process when I share what I create, and are even supporting a growing library of video tutorials I'm creating. Patrons are also supporting my new livesteam on Twitch as I improve my setup and define my schedule.

Note: I ask ALL pledges for their shipping address, as even at the $2 level I sometimes ship extra gifts (such as prints or stickers). You could get something fun in your mailbox just by being a part of my journey!


I do my best to create quality work, run my business professionally, and improve my skills. Sadly, the tools, resources and time to do so are not free.

To continue to create both my digital and traditional art, stream it to a worldwide audience, and host events where I share my life, travels and knowledge, I need the right subscriptions, hardware, and time for the job. Your pledges directly contribute to all that.

It's no joke: When you pledge, you can smile every time you see an art upload, live stream, diary, journey tip, or speaking event at a convention from me. Your pledge, however large or small, makes this whole journey possible.

I want my journey to be as amazing for you as it is for me, so I'm open to feedback at any time. This journey is yours, too. So choose your reward, and let's hit the road.

Thank you for your support!

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Tiers
Toss a gold coin in my hat
$2 or more per month

Consider this my tip jar! You'll have my sincere thanks and the knowledge that your tips support my convention panels and software subscriptions. Thank you!

Tourist
$3 or more per month

You'll get to read exclusive diaries about my life and travels, and see WIPs or early-access pieces before anyone else!

Sightseer
$5 or more per month

You'll get to read exclusive Journey Tips that share my valuable advice and life experiences about making art and running a business. 


You'll also get access to downloads and other resources.

Traveler
$25 or more per month (sold out!)

You get to enjoy an ink drawing that you request on a postcard mailed to you every month, along with full access to my Patreon entries and downloads.

Voyager
$50 or more per month

You will get a shaded ink that you request on a larger postcard each month, mailed direct to you, along with full access to my Patreon entries and downloads.


Please add +$15 to your pledge if you prefer for me to draw on the full postcard and mail it to you in an envelope.