Aaron Radney

Aaron Radney

is creating Fantasy Illustrations and Imaginative Worlds

13

patrons

$114

per month
Hello and thanks for stopping by. I'm Aaron and I'm a fantasy illustrator building my own personal fantasy worlds where much of my non-client work takes place. Not all of them have art yet but I'd love to change that. And with your help I'd get more time to do so. 

What I do and Why
Growing up I was raised on a steady diet of fantasy books, mythology, cartoons and literature. But as I got older, I saw little that looked like it was interested in pulling from the world outside of Europe and a little bit of China and Japan. I decided I wanted to make art and tell stories that pushed back against that limited trend I saw and would draw more people in and a new course was charted.

The Goal
A desire to tell different kinds of stories and make different kinds of art is one thing, but stories gain power through their sharing and retelling. And that's what I want. I want to be able to share the images I make and little stories with people. I want people to see these things and help expand the boundaries of what fantasy can be, who gets included and how. And I'd like you to come with me and of course, I'd love to give people the chance to play in my worlds as well.

Thanks for the support. Let's do this.
Tiers
Initiate
$1 or more per month
As an initiate, you get the following:


  • To start, my heartfelt thanks. You're helping make what I do possible. 


  • Unfiltered access to the sketchbook. This includes sketches, thumbnails, studies, exercises, digital and hand done doodles


  • You also get to vote on what thumbnails will become finished pieces.


  • Access to the Patron only feed where you can chat, ask questions and hang out with other patrons. 


  • Chance to see Works in Progress.
Scribe
$5 or more per month
As a Scribe you get access to everything listed for the Initiate reward tier as well as: 


  • Access to a process blog detailing the stories, mishaps and adventures as a project develops.


  • The ability to see finished pieces a week before they go up anywhere else on the internet, including my own website.


  • Access to story snippets relating to specific pieces.


Mage
$10 or more per month
As a Mage you receive access to all previous reward tiers in addition to the following: 


  • The ability to critique pieces, suggest improvements and help them become as good as possible before showing off.


  • Access to longer stories I create around my illustrations


  • Stories related older work that may not have received writing at the time of it's creation.


  • Access to art and stories of my original characters related to my favorite properties. 



Magechief
$20 or more per month
As a Magechief you receive all previous rewards in addition to: 


  • Exclusive hi-res wallpapers of future and some past illustrations for your computer. 


  • Access to a once a month Lore Library post where I talk in depth about some aspect of one of the fantasy worlds.


  • Critiques of your work (visual or written) if you’d like me to suggest ways it could be improved.


Goals
$114 of $300 per month
If we can get to this goal I'll start up something that began some time ago in my art career and bring back fantasy creature Friday. When I first started to learn to digitally paint I decided I was going to do a deck of fantasy creatures to improve that skill. That project kind of fell by the wayside as other things came up. If we get to this level I'll pick it up again but this time as a once a week drawing every Friday that will come with some field guide style information about the creature.
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Hello and thanks for stopping by. I'm Aaron and I'm a fantasy illustrator building my own personal fantasy worlds where much of my non-client work takes place. Not all of them have art yet but I'd love to change that. And with your help I'd get more time to do so. 

What I do and Why
Growing up I was raised on a steady diet of fantasy books, mythology, cartoons and literature. But as I got older, I saw little that looked like it was interested in pulling from the world outside of Europe and a little bit of China and Japan. I decided I wanted to make art and tell stories that pushed back against that limited trend I saw and would draw more people in and a new course was charted.

The Goal
A desire to tell different kinds of stories and make different kinds of art is one thing, but stories gain power through their sharing and retelling. And that's what I want. I want to be able to share the images I make and little stories with people. I want people to see these things and help expand the boundaries of what fantasy can be, who gets included and how. And I'd like you to come with me and of course, I'd love to give people the chance to play in my worlds as well.

Thanks for the support. Let's do this.

Recent posts by Aaron Radney

Tiers
Initiate
$1 or more per month
As an initiate, you get the following:


  • To start, my heartfelt thanks. You're helping make what I do possible. 


  • Unfiltered access to the sketchbook. This includes sketches, thumbnails, studies, exercises, digital and hand done doodles


  • You also get to vote on what thumbnails will become finished pieces.


  • Access to the Patron only feed where you can chat, ask questions and hang out with other patrons. 


  • Chance to see Works in Progress.
Scribe
$5 or more per month
As a Scribe you get access to everything listed for the Initiate reward tier as well as: 


  • Access to a process blog detailing the stories, mishaps and adventures as a project develops.


  • The ability to see finished pieces a week before they go up anywhere else on the internet, including my own website.


  • Access to story snippets relating to specific pieces.


Mage
$10 or more per month
As a Mage you receive access to all previous reward tiers in addition to the following: 


  • The ability to critique pieces, suggest improvements and help them become as good as possible before showing off.


  • Access to longer stories I create around my illustrations


  • Stories related older work that may not have received writing at the time of it's creation.


  • Access to art and stories of my original characters related to my favorite properties. 



Magechief
$20 or more per month
As a Magechief you receive all previous rewards in addition to: 


  • Exclusive hi-res wallpapers of future and some past illustrations for your computer. 


  • Access to a once a month Lore Library post where I talk in depth about some aspect of one of the fantasy worlds.


  • Critiques of your work (visual or written) if you’d like me to suggest ways it could be improved.