Alexandra Rena

is creating illustrations of gods and legends
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Corundum
$1
per month

Thank you for your patronage & welcome to the studio!


Corundum Rewards:

  • 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
Beryl
$2
per month

Thank you for your patronage! 


Beryl Rewards:

  • Everything from the Corundum tier
  • Mobile wallpaper for each Stone Oracle Illustration
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Quartz
$5
per month

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


Quartz Rewards: 

  • Everything from the Corundum and Beryl tiers!
  • Coloring Page downloads! 
  • Walkthrough blog posts of illustrations, coloring pages, or sketches.
Includes Discord rewards

16

patrons

$118

per month

About Alexandra Rena


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!




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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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$118 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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