John Stevenson is creating Maps and Illustrations as Imagine Better Worlds
17

patrons

$32
per month
Greetings and welcome to
Imagine Better Worlds

I'm John Stevenson -
I'm a freelance illustrator and mapmaker who keeps delving even after my work day ends. And that's when things really get interesting.

Imagining worlds goes beyond just maps, digging into hidden histories and exploring nooks and shadowed corners of these wondrous worlds. Sometimes it leads to sketches and illustrations of items and objects, or scenes of cities and landscapes. At other times, it becomes the creation of stories and background information about people and places across the worlds.

Throughout all of these works, I am building fuller, more developed fictional worlds. I'm hoping you'd like to join me on the journey of exploration and discovery as these worlds of wonder take form and grow.

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I've been developing maps and story for a few years online already, and posting that content to places such as DeviantArt [as sirinkman] and Cartographers Guild [as j.edward], as well as instagram and tumblr [as jstevensonart]. And I want to continue doing that. I don't want to put my work behind a paywall.

With this in mind, there is a decent amount of content I create that doesn't find its way online and Patreon is a place I'd like to share more of that - sketches, concepts, bits of story and history, notes and musings on imaginary things, as well as some special options for patrons.

My goal with Patreon is to supplement my income so I can afford to focus and spend more of my time on these worlds and stories, ultimately publishing collections of maps and illustrations.
Eventually even books about these worlds.

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Some of the projects I would like to fund are more fully developing worlds and creating more maps within each world.

As an example, two maps I'm known for, the city of Haerlech and the village of Bourmout, are both set in the world of Luma. I'd love to dedicate more time to developing more of the regions of Luma and creating maps at closer levels of activity, from regional down to city and town maps. Even structure maps and encounter maps for gaming use.

Another popular example is creating large role playing environments like Thalak-Mul, which was a point-of-light campaign setting I began developing over on the Cartographers Guild for one of the monthly challenges there.

Other fun options could be uncolored versions of some maps and places that patrons could color themselves and/or patrons being added into worlds as characters or in the names of places.

As this community we create together grows, we can look at options if patrons see an opportunity for something fun we can create together.
Tiers
All or nothing
$1 or more per month 18 patrons
Patrons are open to pledging the amount they would like, to help support the creation of maps and images that they enjoy - all content is available to all patrons
Goals
$32 of $100 per month
The first leg of the journey - enough to warrant more time dedicated to larger projects.
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Greetings and welcome to
Imagine Better Worlds

I'm John Stevenson -
I'm a freelance illustrator and mapmaker who keeps delving even after my work day ends. And that's when things really get interesting.

Imagining worlds goes beyond just maps, digging into hidden histories and exploring nooks and shadowed corners of these wondrous worlds. Sometimes it leads to sketches and illustrations of items and objects, or scenes of cities and landscapes. At other times, it becomes the creation of stories and background information about people and places across the worlds.

Throughout all of these works, I am building fuller, more developed fictional worlds. I'm hoping you'd like to join me on the journey of exploration and discovery as these worlds of wonder take form and grow.

___________________________________________________________
I've been developing maps and story for a few years online already, and posting that content to places such as DeviantArt [as sirinkman] and Cartographers Guild [as j.edward], as well as instagram and tumblr [as jstevensonart]. And I want to continue doing that. I don't want to put my work behind a paywall.

With this in mind, there is a decent amount of content I create that doesn't find its way online and Patreon is a place I'd like to share more of that - sketches, concepts, bits of story and history, notes and musings on imaginary things, as well as some special options for patrons.

My goal with Patreon is to supplement my income so I can afford to focus and spend more of my time on these worlds and stories, ultimately publishing collections of maps and illustrations.
Eventually even books about these worlds.

___________________________________________________________
Some of the projects I would like to fund are more fully developing worlds and creating more maps within each world.

As an example, two maps I'm known for, the city of Haerlech and the village of Bourmout, are both set in the world of Luma. I'd love to dedicate more time to developing more of the regions of Luma and creating maps at closer levels of activity, from regional down to city and town maps. Even structure maps and encounter maps for gaming use.

Another popular example is creating large role playing environments like Thalak-Mul, which was a point-of-light campaign setting I began developing over on the Cartographers Guild for one of the monthly challenges there.

Other fun options could be uncolored versions of some maps and places that patrons could color themselves and/or patrons being added into worlds as characters or in the names of places.

As this community we create together grows, we can look at options if patrons see an opportunity for something fun we can create together.

Recent posts by John Stevenson

Tiers
All or nothing
$1 or more per month 18 patrons
Patrons are open to pledging the amount they would like, to help support the creation of maps and images that they enjoy - all content is available to all patrons