Empabu Illustrations

Empabu Illustrations

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My name is Emily, but a lot of people, especially family, call me Em. I am a part-time professional artist, and I have been creating my unique artwork for nearly 18 years now.

I have always loved drawing animals and drawing mythical and fantastic creatures. But by far my most favorite subject is werewolves. I have always been in love with the idea of these cursed creatures of film, folklore, and fantasy, and I indulge my shadow side by drawing my own beastly, snarly version of the werewolf myth. Dragons being a very close second. Sometimes, first depending on the day.

However, the vast differences in dragons in any religion or culture is what draws me into creating them with any medium. Specifically the film industry and their talking, intelligent dragons. Dragons are the ultimate creative being for any artist.

I started out using only graphite and slowly progressed to colored pencil and progressively got more experimental with my use of mediums to where I am at today. Today, I use mostly watercolor and colored pencil but still love to do the occasional realism in charcoal that I do get from commissions.

By becoming my Patron, you can see how I go about creating my creatures, go more in-depth regarding how to draw in general, and discover some personal tidbits about myself and my life as well.

I am also working on going to various shows throughout the state as well as making it a goal to go to shows out of state as well and to eventually make this my full-time career!

By becoming my Patron, you will be helping me to achieve that goal of doing more shows and more art. More art means more new art, originals, tutorials, live streams, and side projects like
calendars, stickers, t-shirts, enamel pins, and so many more ideas! More shows means that you'll be able to get your art fix and also be able to come chat with me instead of having to fly out to see me and my art!  Also, I would LOVE to experiment with new mediums, such as oil paints, and really want to delve into the digital art world some more. There is SO much I would love to do!

Becoming my Patron will help me to be the best artist I can be and make the art that you love!


What YOU Get:
When you join my exclusive group through Patreon, you will get some awesome rewards in return: 

  • Access to my Patron-only Blog: I post exclusive looks at works in progress, early looks at new art, thoughts about art and creativity, and interesting tidbits like my favorite art supplies, my work space, and photos from my shows, pictures of my pets. Whatever I think might interest you.
  • First look at works in progress (WIPs) and new art: You will be the first to see work in progress shots of new work, and the final piece days before it is released publicly.
  • Discord Channel: All of my Patrons get access to my exclusive Discord channel! I pop on throughout the day when I am home, and enjoy text and voice chatting with my Tribe. Each tier has its own roles, and higher tiers will also get occasional invites to video chat with me live!
  • Live Streaming and Other Videos: From time to time (at least once a month) I do exclusive live streams of my colored and more detailed work (I do public streams of sketches and drawings). All Tribe members ($5 or more) get access to these exclusive streams where you can watch me create live, and ask me questions which I will answer verbally over my stream. You will also get access to time lapse and other videos that I will do as well.
  • Monthly Coloring Pages: At the first of each month, all of my Tribal members ($5 or more) get a free coloring page to download and color. You can join in the fun by coloring and sharing your work in my Community section!
  • First dibs on new art: All of my Patrons will get first dibs on any new "for sale" (non-commission) art that I create. $20 or higher tier members will be offered a discount on originals.
  • Secret Sketchbook: All of my $20 or more tiers get access to my Secret Sketchbook, where I post sketches, drawings, and other works of a private or personal nature.
  • Other rewards: Check out each tier and see what I have to offer in exclusive rewards. I will also offer freebies for those at the Mermaid ($5 or more) level from time to time, such as stickers, book marks, downloadables, and other goodies.
If nothing else, Thank you for checking out my Patreon page and thank you to those who decided to become part of the family!
Tiers
Gremlin
$1 or more per month

 

  • Access to exclusive Patreon blog, which includes early looks at new works and works in progress (WIPs), behind the scenes, personal ramblings, and other content you will get nowhere else.
Includes Discord rewards
Mermaid
$5 or more per month
 
  • Access to exclusive Patreon blog
  • Monthly coloring pages
  • Access to tutorials and blog extras
Includes Discord rewards
Drake
$20 or more per month only 20 left
 
  • Access to exclusive Patreon blog
  • Monthly coloring pages
  • Access to tutorials and blog extras
  • Thank you package in the mail, including thank you card with a doodle, and mini print.
  • Access to "Secret Sketchbook" posts
Includes Discord rewards
Werewolf
$50 or more per month only 20 left

 

  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • Thank you package in the mail, including thank you card with a sketch inside, 8.5 X 11 print, and bookmark or sticker.
  • 10% off orders in my Etsy store
  • Two 9 X 12 drawings of your choice per year (every six months of Patronage)
Includes Discord rewards
Behemoth
$100 or more per month only 10 left
 
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • Thank you package in the mail, including thank you card with a sketch inside, 8.5 X 11 print, key chain, bookmark, and sticker
  • 15% off orders in my store
  • After your first month of support at this level, your own 8.5 X 5.5 hardbound sketchbook that I will do a sketch in once per month until it is full or you cancel.
  • Exclusive goodies and extras throughout the year
  • Special birthday surprise!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
0 of 100 patrons
I will get a better computer to stream with!
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My name is Emily, but a lot of people, especially family, call me Em. I am a part-time professional artist, and I have been creating my unique artwork for nearly 18 years now.

I have always loved drawing animals and drawing mythical and fantastic creatures. But by far my most favorite subject is werewolves. I have always been in love with the idea of these cursed creatures of film, folklore, and fantasy, and I indulge my shadow side by drawing my own beastly, snarly version of the werewolf myth. Dragons being a very close second. Sometimes, first depending on the day.

However, the vast differences in dragons in any religion or culture is what draws me into creating them with any medium. Specifically the film industry and their talking, intelligent dragons. Dragons are the ultimate creative being for any artist.

I started out using only graphite and slowly progressed to colored pencil and progressively got more experimental with my use of mediums to where I am at today. Today, I use mostly watercolor and colored pencil but still love to do the occasional realism in charcoal that I do get from commissions.

By becoming my Patron, you can see how I go about creating my creatures, go more in-depth regarding how to draw in general, and discover some personal tidbits about myself and my life as well.

I am also working on going to various shows throughout the state as well as making it a goal to go to shows out of state as well and to eventually make this my full-time career!

By becoming my Patron, you will be helping me to achieve that goal of doing more shows and more art. More art means more new art, originals, tutorials, live streams, and side projects like
calendars, stickers, t-shirts, enamel pins, and so many more ideas! More shows means that you'll be able to get your art fix and also be able to come chat with me instead of having to fly out to see me and my art!  Also, I would LOVE to experiment with new mediums, such as oil paints, and really want to delve into the digital art world some more. There is SO much I would love to do!

Becoming my Patron will help me to be the best artist I can be and make the art that you love!


What YOU Get:
When you join my exclusive group through Patreon, you will get some awesome rewards in return: 

  • Access to my Patron-only Blog: I post exclusive looks at works in progress, early looks at new art, thoughts about art and creativity, and interesting tidbits like my favorite art supplies, my work space, and photos from my shows, pictures of my pets. Whatever I think might interest you.
  • First look at works in progress (WIPs) and new art: You will be the first to see work in progress shots of new work, and the final piece days before it is released publicly.
  • Discord Channel: All of my Patrons get access to my exclusive Discord channel! I pop on throughout the day when I am home, and enjoy text and voice chatting with my Tribe. Each tier has its own roles, and higher tiers will also get occasional invites to video chat with me live!
  • Live Streaming and Other Videos: From time to time (at least once a month) I do exclusive live streams of my colored and more detailed work (I do public streams of sketches and drawings). All Tribe members ($5 or more) get access to these exclusive streams where you can watch me create live, and ask me questions which I will answer verbally over my stream. You will also get access to time lapse and other videos that I will do as well.
  • Monthly Coloring Pages: At the first of each month, all of my Tribal members ($5 or more) get a free coloring page to download and color. You can join in the fun by coloring and sharing your work in my Community section!
  • First dibs on new art: All of my Patrons will get first dibs on any new "for sale" (non-commission) art that I create. $20 or higher tier members will be offered a discount on originals.
  • Secret Sketchbook: All of my $20 or more tiers get access to my Secret Sketchbook, where I post sketches, drawings, and other works of a private or personal nature.
  • Other rewards: Check out each tier and see what I have to offer in exclusive rewards. I will also offer freebies for those at the Mermaid ($5 or more) level from time to time, such as stickers, book marks, downloadables, and other goodies.
If nothing else, Thank you for checking out my Patreon page and thank you to those who decided to become part of the family!

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Tiers
Gremlin
$1 or more per month

 

  • Access to exclusive Patreon blog, which includes early looks at new works and works in progress (WIPs), behind the scenes, personal ramblings, and other content you will get nowhere else.
Includes Discord rewards
Mermaid
$5 or more per month
 
  • Access to exclusive Patreon blog
  • Monthly coloring pages
  • Access to tutorials and blog extras
Includes Discord rewards
Drake
$20 or more per month only 20 left
 
  • Access to exclusive Patreon blog
  • Monthly coloring pages
  • Access to tutorials and blog extras
  • Thank you package in the mail, including thank you card with a doodle, and mini print.
  • Access to "Secret Sketchbook" posts
Includes Discord rewards
Werewolf
$50 or more per month only 20 left

 

  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • Thank you package in the mail, including thank you card with a sketch inside, 8.5 X 11 print, and bookmark or sticker.
  • 10% off orders in my Etsy store
  • Two 9 X 12 drawings of your choice per year (every six months of Patronage)
Includes Discord rewards
Behemoth
$100 or more per month only 10 left
 
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • Thank you package in the mail, including thank you card with a sketch inside, 8.5 X 11 print, key chain, bookmark, and sticker
  • 15% off orders in my store
  • After your first month of support at this level, your own 8.5 X 5.5 hardbound sketchbook that I will do a sketch in once per month until it is full or you cancel.
  • Exclusive goodies and extras throughout the year
  • Special birthday surprise!
Includes Discord rewards