Ella Beech illustration

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About Ella Beech illustration

Hi!

Welcome to my Patreon! My name is Ella Beech and I am an artist and illustrator living in Cambridge, UK. I recently graduated with an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. I invite you to join me on my creative journey into the wonderful world of art, illustration, and picture books!

So, let me tell you a little bit about myself! I began my creative life doing a Fine Art, Painting,  BA back in the 1990s! I always intended to be an artist, one way or another, but after graduation, as a stop-gap, I began working in children's publishing, and well, the rest is history, as they say - I ended up staying for over 20 years! I began as a Design Assitant, and over the years worked as Senior Designer, Head of Design, Art Director and as Head of a Pre-School and Novelty Book imprint for over 4 years.

In 2019 I had one of those life changing ah-ha moments and I realised that I couldn’t leave my dream of being an artist behind any longer, and I handed in my notice so I could complete the MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art.

Since then I have been on an amazing new journey, discovering the artist within. The MA was, without doubt, the most rewarding, enriching, eye opening, and wonderful thing I have ever done. I have drawn more than I ever have in my life, and learned all about making illustrations for children’s books, and this time from a completely new perspective, as that of the artist!

Since graduation, I have had my first commission for a Picture book, and I have signed with an agent - I am now represented by Caroline Walsh at David Higham.

So, what do I bring to my Patreon? I like to think of my Patreon as a big open studio, where my Patreons can wander around, have a snoop in my sketchbook, have creative chats, watch me work, and hopefully gain insights into how to build a career as an illustrator. I hope it is an inspiring, relaxed, informal and friendly place to hang out. Because I have a background in publishing, I bring that knowledge to the mix too, as well lots of creative content.

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I make 3 or 4 videos or posts a month, which vary month to month, including:
• Material Deep Dives
• Behind the scenes/sneak peek
• Sketchbook look through and chats
• creative ramble chats
• studio hangout videos
• Process videos and time-lapses
• Photoshop and InDesign tutorials and tips
• Publishing chat, drawing on my experience working in Publishing for over 20 years.
• As well as all of that, I do a weekly "Motivation Monday" zoom meet-up and as Patreons you get early access to prints, art sales and workshops

I have made my Patreon "pay what you can afford". I really believe in making art accessible, and I want to help support fellow artists like myself, so whichever tier you join you will get the same content, just pay whichever amount feels comfortable for you. I have a £1 teir for those of you really feeling the pinch, £5 per month would be ideal, and if you are feeling generous, there are other options for you too! I am beginning to introduce some more specialist tiers which will be on top of my regular content, for those of you that want more specialist content.

Here are a few testimonials from my Patreons:

• Ella’s Patreon is the best investment I made in my art, and in myself last year. She is a brilliant, generous, and incredible artist, and the inspiration and materials shared through her patreon are inclusive and accessible whatever level you are. I’ve experimented more, had the courage to share more within the online community, and have received brilliant advice from Ella in person. Plus it’s AMAZING value - in summary; Ella’s brilliant and her Patreon will be the best gift you can give yourself in 2021. (Ellie, 2021)

• I’m so glad I joined Ella on Patreon, as an illustrator I love to see how other creatives work. Ella provides both inspiration and motivation plus time geeking out over art supplies and textures. It’s like sharing a studio with a warm supportive talented friend. (Soni, 2021)

• I’m really benefiting from being a “patron” of Ella Beech via Patreon. She is a talented professional, and her work is glorious. But more importantly, she’s a great communicator- natural, inspiring, informed and encouraging. She puts out a lot of valuable tutorials, sketchbook tours and materials reviews as well as general and fun views into her life. Excellent value for all she provides. If you are an illustrator or creative person interested in improving your own drawing/sketching/painting I can’t recommend Ella highly enough. (Kate, 2021)


Goals
$607.34 - reached! per month
When I hit this goal I will be able to invest in better equipment and generally upgrade my content. Thanks for helping me get there! xx
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