John Nellis is creating Hand-drawn Maps & Tokens for Table Top Role-Playing Games!
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Hi there, my name is John, I'm an artist that enjoys hand drawing RPG maps & tokens but sometimes I draw other things like landscapes, cityscapes etc, characters for my stories or fight scenes. I do a lot of this with pencil & paper then ink it.

Why did I start this journey?

I have been making RPG maps for years using Pro Fantasy software like campaign cartographer 3 & dungeon designer 3 for my D&D groups and stories. The short version is that the CC3 sheet system drives me crazy. So, one night I was using CC3 to make a map for my group the next day, the map was done and it looked great. I go to change one final thing in the sheet tab before exporting and the whole program crashes forcing me to restart my PC. Upon loading CC3 I find it had corrupted my save. So the map I had just spent 8 hours making was lost. I have to admit I was very close to punching my monitor. After taking a break to calm down I said to myself, " You should just draw these maps yourself and throw this crap in the trash." I proceeded to go buy a cheap Wacom tablet and haven't looked back since.

Generally, I draw with pen and paper then scan into the computer for painting. I'm trying something new and recording the process for speed-drawing/paintings which I will have on my youtube channel. If everyone really enjoys them I'll start doing one for each map here on patreon. If I have time there will also be a free encounter story on each map as well. Both of which can be found through my site NellisArt.com

I'm pretty much just beginning my journey as an artist. I have a full-time job so drawing maps & tokens is a hobby at the moment. However, with your help, I might just be able to do this full time. Drawing has consumed my life and I love it. Thinking about listening to some music while I draw something gets me through work each day.

With that said, I ask you to join me as I grow in skill, develop techniques, find my art styles and become worthy of your support. What do you say?

If you're still unsure that supporting my dream is a good idea I would encourage you to check out NellisArt.com before writing me off. NellisArt.com is where my shop is, containing, $1 - $5 maps, token packs, digital art along with various free content like stories and webcomics(work in progress).

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Here are a few details you might want to know.
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1. Supporters will currently get an RPG map and/or a token pack with each creation. If this ever changes I will let you know beforehand.

(Currently 1 creation per month)

If you are worried about how this all works. You can set a limit to how much you pledge each month. After selecting the pledge tier you wish this option will then pop up. If you select the $2 tier for example and set your limit to 2 then if I ever were to create 3 maps in one months time you would never be billed more than $4 instead of $6 for this example.

2. If you don't have photoshop and want to view the .psd file with all the layers I used to create each map I would recommend a program called Krita. It's free and really well made. You can download it HERE

3. I have decided to give everyone my patreon content for free after a 30-day patron only exclusive. I would suggest adding it to your account on my site  NellisArt.com after the 30 days 

It will put all of your downloads in one location with an image next to them and the date of purchase(which will be $0 for patreon content). This should make it much easier to find what you are looking for if you ever need to redownload something for any reason.

4. Don't forget to use that $1 coupon on  NellisArt.com it only lasts for 30 days.

5. Lottery Coupons will last forever. Each coupon lottery will be for a random amount based on whichever dice I happen to pick up at the time. Each coupon lottery will also be at random based on a roll of 3 dice I randomly pick up and throw. Each patron will be given 7 days to give their number in the discord channel "Coupon Lottery". Duplicate numbers from different patrons will both win so no worries. If you win you can use the coupon on NellisArt.com


Tiers
Copper Coin Supporter
$1 or more per creation
  • 30-days Early Access to all future Content on Patreon while you are pledged.


  •  Access to supporter only posts.  

 

  • Access to my personal discord channel so you can chat with me about your ideas on maps & tokens


  • Access to your tiers color/role/title in my discord while you are pledged. 


  • Granted entry into the coupon lottery held at random.



Includes Discord rewards
Silver Coin Supporter
$2.50 or more per creation
  • Granted all previous tier rewards


  • A coupon code each month for $1 on NellisArt.com while you are pledged. (can be used for maps, tokens or whatever).


  • Your name added to the credits file for every new map created while you are a Silver Coin Supporter or higher.
Includes Discord rewards
Gold Coin Supporter
$5 or more per creation
  • Granted all previous tier rewards


  • Access to Vote on the direction of my patreon channel and what future content I will be creating. (place your vote on Discord)
Includes Discord rewards
Platinum Coin Supporter
$10 or more per creation
  • Granted all previous tier rewards


  • Commercial License to use any of my content on "Patreon only" and I must be given recognition in the image, title or description of your finished product.
Includes Discord rewards
Coin Hoarder
$20 or more per creation
  • Granted all previous tier rewards.


  • Access to the Hoarders only voice channel in my discord while you are pledged.


  • Permanent recognition on NellisArt.com after 3 consecutive months pledged at this tier.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$0 of $50 per creation
When I reach $50 per creation, I will activate a $5 coupon lottery.
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Hi there, my name is John, I'm an artist that enjoys hand drawing RPG maps & tokens but sometimes I draw other things like landscapes, cityscapes etc, characters for my stories or fight scenes. I do a lot of this with pencil & paper then ink it.

Why did I start this journey?

I have been making RPG maps for years using Pro Fantasy software like campaign cartographer 3 & dungeon designer 3 for my D&D groups and stories. The short version is that the CC3 sheet system drives me crazy. So, one night I was using CC3 to make a map for my group the next day, the map was done and it looked great. I go to change one final thing in the sheet tab before exporting and the whole program crashes forcing me to restart my PC. Upon loading CC3 I find it had corrupted my save. So the map I had just spent 8 hours making was lost. I have to admit I was very close to punching my monitor. After taking a break to calm down I said to myself, " You should just draw these maps yourself and throw this crap in the trash." I proceeded to go buy a cheap Wacom tablet and haven't looked back since.

Generally, I draw with pen and paper then scan into the computer for painting. I'm trying something new and recording the process for speed-drawing/paintings which I will have on my youtube channel. If everyone really enjoys them I'll start doing one for each map here on patreon. If I have time there will also be a free encounter story on each map as well. Both of which can be found through my site NellisArt.com

I'm pretty much just beginning my journey as an artist. I have a full-time job so drawing maps & tokens is a hobby at the moment. However, with your help, I might just be able to do this full time. Drawing has consumed my life and I love it. Thinking about listening to some music while I draw something gets me through work each day.

With that said, I ask you to join me as I grow in skill, develop techniques, find my art styles and become worthy of your support. What do you say?

If you're still unsure that supporting my dream is a good idea I would encourage you to check out NellisArt.com before writing me off. NellisArt.com is where my shop is, containing, $1 - $5 maps, token packs, digital art along with various free content like stories and webcomics(work in progress).

------------------------------------------------------------------
Here are a few details you might want to know.
------------------------------------------------------------------

1. Supporters will currently get an RPG map and/or a token pack with each creation. If this ever changes I will let you know beforehand.

(Currently 1 creation per month)

If you are worried about how this all works. You can set a limit to how much you pledge each month. After selecting the pledge tier you wish this option will then pop up. If you select the $2 tier for example and set your limit to 2 then if I ever were to create 3 maps in one months time you would never be billed more than $4 instead of $6 for this example.

2. If you don't have photoshop and want to view the .psd file with all the layers I used to create each map I would recommend a program called Krita. It's free and really well made. You can download it HERE

3. I have decided to give everyone my patreon content for free after a 30-day patron only exclusive. I would suggest adding it to your account on my site  NellisArt.com after the 30 days 

It will put all of your downloads in one location with an image next to them and the date of purchase(which will be $0 for patreon content). This should make it much easier to find what you are looking for if you ever need to redownload something for any reason.

4. Don't forget to use that $1 coupon on  NellisArt.com it only lasts for 30 days.

5. Lottery Coupons will last forever. Each coupon lottery will be for a random amount based on whichever dice I happen to pick up at the time. Each coupon lottery will also be at random based on a roll of 3 dice I randomly pick up and throw. Each patron will be given 7 days to give their number in the discord channel "Coupon Lottery". Duplicate numbers from different patrons will both win so no worries. If you win you can use the coupon on NellisArt.com


Recent posts by John Nellis

Tiers
Copper Coin Supporter
$1 or more per creation
  • 30-days Early Access to all future Content on Patreon while you are pledged.


  •  Access to supporter only posts.  

 

  • Access to my personal discord channel so you can chat with me about your ideas on maps & tokens


  • Access to your tiers color/role/title in my discord while you are pledged. 


  • Granted entry into the coupon lottery held at random.



Includes Discord rewards
Silver Coin Supporter
$2.50 or more per creation
  • Granted all previous tier rewards


  • A coupon code each month for $1 on NellisArt.com while you are pledged. (can be used for maps, tokens or whatever).


  • Your name added to the credits file for every new map created while you are a Silver Coin Supporter or higher.
Includes Discord rewards
Gold Coin Supporter
$5 or more per creation
  • Granted all previous tier rewards


  • Access to Vote on the direction of my patreon channel and what future content I will be creating. (place your vote on Discord)
Includes Discord rewards
Platinum Coin Supporter
$10 or more per creation
  • Granted all previous tier rewards


  • Commercial License to use any of my content on "Patreon only" and I must be given recognition in the image, title or description of your finished product.
Includes Discord rewards
Coin Hoarder
$20 or more per creation
  • Granted all previous tier rewards.


  • Access to the Hoarders only voice channel in my discord while you are pledged.


  • Permanent recognition on NellisArt.com after 3 consecutive months pledged at this tier.
Includes Discord rewards