Alexandra Rena

Alexandra Rena

is creating Illustrations of Gods & Legends

15

patrons

$116

per month

My name is Alexandra Rena, an illustrator who is entirely in love with history, folklore, and ancient gods. Legends--and the lessons and inspiration contained within--are what drive me, and what I aim to communicate through watercolor and ink. For the longest time, I worked with both mediums separately, with either watercolor paintings or ink drawings. A few months ago, I began to work with both ink and watercolor in a new Stone Oracle series, of which “Malachite” and “Carnelian” are shown below.







Currently, my main project is the Stone Oracle series. This series is an exploration of stones which are used metaphysically today, with a focus on the cultures, parts of the world, and time periods from which the stones or lore originate. Each illustration created consists of up to 60 hours of research and planning, and up to 40 hours drawing, inking, and painting. These steps in the creative process are shown here on Patreon in the Process Blogs, and occasional walkthroughs. Here you will get an exclusive, in-depth look into the process, trials, and tribulations involved in creating a 48-piece series!

In addition to this series, I am working on completing my Gaulish Gods series, which are deity portraits in the form of smaller ink drawings. Those pledging at the Mage tier and above can of course request gods of other cultures, and the Guardian and Monarch tiers are eligible for custom drawings at ACEO or 5x7 sizes respectively!




Patreon is a membership platform where you can support your favorite artists and the work they create by pledging on a monthly basis. Unique content is created and delivered to you for each month pledged. There are a variety of membership tiers offering an array of rewards. Have a look at the rewards on offer, and select yours!

You can cancel, increase, or decrease your pledge at any time. For more information, check out Patreon’s FAQ! For more information on this Patreon, check out my FAQ post


Here you will get a deeper look into the process of how I create, what goes on behind the scenes, and input and discussion on what to tackle next. This will be in the form of in-depth posts on works-in-progress, sketches, research notes, and polls. In addition to these, process walkthroughs, coloring page downloads, sketch requests, Monthly Print Club , and custom ACEOs or 5x7 drawings are also available. The coloring pages will be of historical fashions showcasing clothing from the regions and cultures of each Stone Oracle illustration.

A peek at Malachite's process:

My goal is to create one oracle illustration per month, one 5x7 inked deity portrait or other ink drawing, and release 1 coloring page per month. Currently, with client work on the side, the oracle illustrations take around 5 to 6 weeks from beginning to completion. Physical rewards are sent out every two months, on the 7th or nearest business day. Rewards for the first month pledged are mailed out after that first month, and every two months for the pledges afterwards!


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Tiers
Wayfarer
$1 or more per month

Thank you for your patronage & welcome to the studio!


  • Wayfarers get a look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Early Access to some posts before they go public.
  • Join the Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
Includes Discord rewards
Ranger
$2 or more per month

Thank you for your patronage!


  • Mobile wallpaper for each Stone Oracle Illustration
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Scribe
$5 or more per month

Many thanks for your patronage! Let's get creative together...


Scribes get some digital goodies:

  • Monthly Coloring Page download of historical fashions! 
  • Walkthrough blog posts of illustrations, coloring pages, or sketches.
  • Mobile wallpaper for each Stone Oracle Illustration
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Mage
$10 or more per month only 46 left

Thank you and welcome to the Monthly Print Club!  


  • Mages get one 5x7 print of each month's illustration. (Rewards are mailed out with your first pledge, and every two months for the pledges following.) 
  • Sketch Requests: Let's meet my daily sketching goals with your sketch requests! 
  • Monthly Coloring Page download of historical fashions! 
  • Walkthrough blog posts of illustrations, coloring pages, or sketches.
  • Mobile wallpaper for each Stone Oracle Illustration
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Guardian
$30 or more per month only 10 left

You have my eternal gratitude. In addition to the Monthly Print Club, Guardians receive a Custom ACEO Ink & Watercolor  Sketch


  •  Custom ACEO Sketch! Guardians receive a monthly custom sketch in ink and watercolor on a 2.5x3.5 inch card.  
  • Guardians also get one 5x7 print of each month's illustration. (Rewards are mailed out with your first pledge, and every two months for the pledges following.) 
  • Sketch Requests: Let's meet my daily sketching goals with your sketch requests! 
  • Monthly Coloring Page download of historical fashions! 
  • Walkthrough blog posts of illustrations, coloring pages, or sketches.
  • Mobile wallpaper for each Stone Oracle Illustration
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Monarch
$50 or more per month only 9 left

 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Monarchs receive a Custom 5x7 Ink & Watercolor Sketch every month along with their Monthly Print Club rewards.

 

  •  Custom 5x7 Sketch! Monarchs receive a monthly custom sketch in ink & watercolor on a 5x7 inch surface.  
  • Monthly Print Club! Monarchs get one 5x7 print of each month's illustration. (Rewards are mailed out with your first pledge, and every two months for the pledges following.) 
  • Sketch Requests: Let's meet my daily sketching goals with your sketch requests! 
  • Monthly Coloring Page download of historical fashions! 
  • Walkthrough blog posts of illustrations, coloring pages, or sketches.
  • Mobile wallpaper for each Stone Oracle Illustration
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$116 of $300 per month
Shop Upgrade! With this milestone reached, I can add a shop to my website.  As a thank you, I will create and send out a Patron-exclusive postcard to all Patrons when this goal is met!
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My name is Alexandra Rena, an illustrator who is entirely in love with history, folklore, and ancient gods. Legends--and the lessons and inspiration contained within--are what drive me, and what I aim to communicate through watercolor and ink. For the longest time, I worked with both mediums separately, with either watercolor paintings or ink drawings. A few months ago, I began to work with both ink and watercolor in a new Stone Oracle series, of which “Malachite” and “Carnelian” are shown below.







Currently, my main project is the Stone Oracle series. This series is an exploration of stones which are used metaphysically today, with a focus on the cultures, parts of the world, and time periods from which the stones or lore originate. Each illustration created consists of up to 60 hours of research and planning, and up to 40 hours drawing, inking, and painting. These steps in the creative process are shown here on Patreon in the Process Blogs, and occasional walkthroughs. Here you will get an exclusive, in-depth look into the process, trials, and tribulations involved in creating a 48-piece series!

In addition to this series, I am working on completing my Gaulish Gods series, which are deity portraits in the form of smaller ink drawings. Those pledging at the Mage tier and above can of course request gods of other cultures, and the Guardian and Monarch tiers are eligible for custom drawings at ACEO or 5x7 sizes respectively!




Patreon is a membership platform where you can support your favorite artists and the work they create by pledging on a monthly basis. Unique content is created and delivered to you for each month pledged. There are a variety of membership tiers offering an array of rewards. Have a look at the rewards on offer, and select yours!

You can cancel, increase, or decrease your pledge at any time. For more information, check out Patreon’s FAQ! For more information on this Patreon, check out my FAQ post


Here you will get a deeper look into the process of how I create, what goes on behind the scenes, and input and discussion on what to tackle next. This will be in the form of in-depth posts on works-in-progress, sketches, research notes, and polls. In addition to these, process walkthroughs, coloring page downloads, sketch requests, Monthly Print Club , and custom ACEOs or 5x7 drawings are also available. The coloring pages will be of historical fashions showcasing clothing from the regions and cultures of each Stone Oracle illustration.

A peek at Malachite's process:

My goal is to create one oracle illustration per month, one 5x7 inked deity portrait or other ink drawing, and release 1 coloring page per month. Currently, with client work on the side, the oracle illustrations take around 5 to 6 weeks from beginning to completion. Physical rewards are sent out every two months, on the 7th or nearest business day. Rewards for the first month pledged are mailed out after that first month, and every two months for the pledges afterwards!


Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Etsy


Recent posts by Alexandra Rena

Tiers
Wayfarer
$1 or more per month

Thank you for your patronage & welcome to the studio!


  • Wayfarers get a look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Early Access to some posts before they go public.
  • Join the Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
Includes Discord rewards
Ranger
$2 or more per month

Thank you for your patronage!


  • Mobile wallpaper for each Stone Oracle Illustration
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Scribe
$5 or more per month

Many thanks for your patronage! Let's get creative together...


Scribes get some digital goodies:

  • Monthly Coloring Page download of historical fashions! 
  • Walkthrough blog posts of illustrations, coloring pages, or sketches.
  • Mobile wallpaper for each Stone Oracle Illustration
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Mage
$10 or more per month only 46 left

Thank you and welcome to the Monthly Print Club!  


  • Mages get one 5x7 print of each month's illustration. (Rewards are mailed out with your first pledge, and every two months for the pledges following.) 
  • Sketch Requests: Let's meet my daily sketching goals with your sketch requests! 
  • Monthly Coloring Page download of historical fashions! 
  • Walkthrough blog posts of illustrations, coloring pages, or sketches.
  • Mobile wallpaper for each Stone Oracle Illustration
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Guardian
$30 or more per month only 10 left

You have my eternal gratitude. In addition to the Monthly Print Club, Guardians receive a Custom ACEO Ink & Watercolor  Sketch


  •  Custom ACEO Sketch! Guardians receive a monthly custom sketch in ink and watercolor on a 2.5x3.5 inch card.  
  • Guardians also get one 5x7 print of each month's illustration. (Rewards are mailed out with your first pledge, and every two months for the pledges following.) 
  • Sketch Requests: Let's meet my daily sketching goals with your sketch requests! 
  • Monthly Coloring Page download of historical fashions! 
  • Walkthrough blog posts of illustrations, coloring pages, or sketches.
  • Mobile wallpaper for each Stone Oracle Illustration
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Monarch
$50 or more per month only 9 left

 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Monarchs receive a Custom 5x7 Ink & Watercolor Sketch every month along with their Monthly Print Club rewards.

 

  •  Custom 5x7 Sketch! Monarchs receive a monthly custom sketch in ink & watercolor on a 5x7 inch surface.  
  • Monthly Print Club! Monarchs get one 5x7 print of each month's illustration. (Rewards are mailed out with your first pledge, and every two months for the pledges following.) 
  • Sketch Requests: Let's meet my daily sketching goals with your sketch requests! 
  • Monthly Coloring Page download of historical fashions! 
  • Walkthrough blog posts of illustrations, coloring pages, or sketches.
  • Mobile wallpaper for each Stone Oracle Illustration
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards