Jay Wolf

is creating An Obsidian Heart: a Novella with Character Art & Illustrations

9

patrons

$53

per month

Prince Egan gasped, staring at his own hands after Petrel retracted his grip. He'd seen a flash of something incomprehensible at first: a flash of himself standing with his hand out, a feeling like sun-warmed silk in his chest, a pleasant-smelling richness, like the delicate incense of the study, but through someone else's perception, someone whose senses were sharp enough to pick out separate notes of sandalwood and amber and other scents.

On the island continent of Dzodos, surrounded by the Risen Sea, pockets of old, powerful magic fester like sewage, leaving swathes of the continent infested with a pollution known as the Rot.

Prince Egan de Loranthe is working to solve a dark mystery surrounding his mother, the Empress, and her recent visit to the kingdom in the south. When he asks for help, he meets a mage servant in his own castle with a strange and forbidden power.

Petrel is able to share his feelings through skin contact, a magical ability long forbidden from Castle Blackglass for its potential to interfere with the governance of the kingdom. Petrel's ability lets him see the prince's thoughts and feelings, but also, much to his embarrassment, reveals his own.

Egan and Petrel navigate the unusual happenings within the castle, and uncover the truth about what's happened to the Empress. They must race against time--and the many foul creatures of the Rot--while they also reconcile the odd imbalance between them, as each man harbors the others' dark secrets.

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An Obsidian Heart is a serialized mlm sword & sorcery novella debuting on Patreon--all pledges of $1 or more have access to each post as the story unfolds!

Higher-ticket Patrons get some added optional perks, but all of my base content is available from a dollar plus.

New serial episodes post every Wednesday, with an illustration and full-chapter digest catch-up post at the end of each full chapter.
(An average episode runs 6-800 words and 3-4 of these comprise an average chapter, so I'm projecting a given month will usually have about 3 episodes and one illustration, but this may vary.)

Once An Obsidian Heart completes its run on Patreon, I'll put together the complete work in PDF form and possibly look into some other ways to offer it to the world.

Thanks for coming along on this adventure with me!


My goals for this Patreon
I want to become a stronger, more self-directed illustrator and build better work habits for my publishing life. Using Patreon as a nominal paywall for special projects like An Obsidian Heart allows me to do more independent work and develop a few projects I have underway, and will also allow me to offer some behind-the-scenes observations, which is one of my favorite things about craft--shop talk! 

Pledging me here is just one way to say you like what I do and want to see more of it! Thank you for being here.
Tiers
Chapter Updates
$1 or more per month

Thank you so much! Pledges at this tier receive:  

- all updates to An Obsidian Heart


-other project updates 

-Access to the Castle Blackglass Discord!

Includes Discord rewards
Updates Plus Annual PDF
$3 or more per month

 Thank you so much! Pledges at this tier receive:    

- all updates to An Obsidian Heart

-other project updates   

-Access to the Castle Blackglass Discord!  

-the annual sketch PDF: life-drawing, pledge sketches, and other curated sketchbook excerpts 

Includes Discord rewards
Sketch Plus Plus Club
$30 or more per month only 2 left

 Thank you so much! Pledges at this tier receive:
 

- all updates to An Obsidian Heart

-other project updates   

-Access to the Castle Blackglass Discord!  

-the annual sketch PDF: life-drawing, pledge sketches, and other curated sketchbook excerpts

- Patrons at this tier have the option to receive a quick character bust portrait, once per month, after their first successful pledge. 


- Patrons at this tier have the option of receiving their character bust portraits or an assortment of my short pose life drawing sketches in a semi-annual bundle-of-mail, as my thanks to you for single-handedly funding one life-drawing session for me!

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$53 of $100 per month
At this sustained level of pledging, I can add one additional full illustration to my postings for An Obsidian Heart per month! Thank you!
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Prince Egan gasped, staring at his own hands after Petrel retracted his grip. He'd seen a flash of something incomprehensible at first: a flash of himself standing with his hand out, a feeling like sun-warmed silk in his chest, a pleasant-smelling richness, like the delicate incense of the study, but through someone else's perception, someone whose senses were sharp enough to pick out separate notes of sandalwood and amber and other scents.

On the island continent of Dzodos, surrounded by the Risen Sea, pockets of old, powerful magic fester like sewage, leaving swathes of the continent infested with a pollution known as the Rot.

Prince Egan de Loranthe is working to solve a dark mystery surrounding his mother, the Empress, and her recent visit to the kingdom in the south. When he asks for help, he meets a mage servant in his own castle with a strange and forbidden power.

Petrel is able to share his feelings through skin contact, a magical ability long forbidden from Castle Blackglass for its potential to interfere with the governance of the kingdom. Petrel's ability lets him see the prince's thoughts and feelings, but also, much to his embarrassment, reveals his own.

Egan and Petrel navigate the unusual happenings within the castle, and uncover the truth about what's happened to the Empress. They must race against time--and the many foul creatures of the Rot--while they also reconcile the odd imbalance between them, as each man harbors the others' dark secrets.

#

An Obsidian Heart is a serialized mlm sword & sorcery novella debuting on Patreon--all pledges of $1 or more have access to each post as the story unfolds!

Higher-ticket Patrons get some added optional perks, but all of my base content is available from a dollar plus.

New serial episodes post every Wednesday, with an illustration and full-chapter digest catch-up post at the end of each full chapter.
(An average episode runs 6-800 words and 3-4 of these comprise an average chapter, so I'm projecting a given month will usually have about 3 episodes and one illustration, but this may vary.)

Once An Obsidian Heart completes its run on Patreon, I'll put together the complete work in PDF form and possibly look into some other ways to offer it to the world.

Thanks for coming along on this adventure with me!


My goals for this Patreon
I want to become a stronger, more self-directed illustrator and build better work habits for my publishing life. Using Patreon as a nominal paywall for special projects like An Obsidian Heart allows me to do more independent work and develop a few projects I have underway, and will also allow me to offer some behind-the-scenes observations, which is one of my favorite things about craft--shop talk! 

Pledging me here is just one way to say you like what I do and want to see more of it! Thank you for being here.

Recent posts by Jay Wolf

Tiers
Chapter Updates
$1 or more per month

Thank you so much! Pledges at this tier receive:  

- all updates to An Obsidian Heart


-other project updates 

-Access to the Castle Blackglass Discord!

Includes Discord rewards
Updates Plus Annual PDF
$3 or more per month

 Thank you so much! Pledges at this tier receive:    

- all updates to An Obsidian Heart

-other project updates   

-Access to the Castle Blackglass Discord!  

-the annual sketch PDF: life-drawing, pledge sketches, and other curated sketchbook excerpts 

Includes Discord rewards
Sketch Plus Plus Club
$30 or more per month only 2 left

 Thank you so much! Pledges at this tier receive:
 

- all updates to An Obsidian Heart

-other project updates   

-Access to the Castle Blackglass Discord!  

-the annual sketch PDF: life-drawing, pledge sketches, and other curated sketchbook excerpts

- Patrons at this tier have the option to receive a quick character bust portrait, once per month, after their first successful pledge. 


- Patrons at this tier have the option of receiving their character bust portraits or an assortment of my short pose life drawing sketches in a semi-annual bundle-of-mail, as my thanks to you for single-handedly funding one life-drawing session for me!

Includes Discord rewards