The Art of Harsh is creating illustrated stories and game content.
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patrons

TL;DR
Like many, I was an 80s kid who grew up devouring cartoons, comic books, film, and games. I loved popular culture so much I became an illustrator and writer. Now I have stories of my own to tell, and would love to hire other creatives to join me in the effort.

Patron Benefits
First, Patrons joining me on this journey will forever have my gratitude. You are making my dreams possible, and I cannot express how thoroughly grateful I am for that.
Second, Patrons will gain access to behind the scenes content, my creative process, insights into design and development tasks, and a variety of high resolution downloads. Some Patrons may also acquire merchandise discounts and customized and/or personalized artwork. Additionally, the more Patrons we gain the more creative talent I can hire to help me bring my projects to life. 

Passion Projects
The Art of Harsh has been the vehicle through which I have freelanced as an artist/illustrator and graphic designer for many years. To begin producing my own characters, stories, and worlds, however, I have also become a game designer, publisher, and writer through Harsh Realities. As I move more completely into creating these projects and properties - and there are many! - I hope Patrons will join me in the excitement of watching it all come together and seeing it all published.

The Projects and Properties
I have worked for other people's dreams and imaginations for nearly twenty years now. During that time I kept dozens of sketchbooks and notes of characters and worlds I would someday bring to life. I've dreamed of animated features, comic books and graphic novels, film projects, novels, tabletop games, sweeping video game concepts, and I can see many of these properties taking on lives of their own into other media as well. I am placing no limitations on where these properties could go, or how expansive they could be. I believe in dreaming big, and I am sincerely seeking kindred spirits to join me on this amazing journey.
My big dream is to establish a production studio in the Austin, TX area, hire a staff of capable creatives, and produce various story-based projects and products in a variety of genres, genre mash-ups, and sub-genres. I want my staff to employ their imaginations, be creative, and present amazing stories and spectacular visuals. My motto is to be unbound by the restraints of adult life. Let your imagination run free - #beunbound!

Who Am I?
I have always been creative. I started drawing at age four. I started plotting genre mash-ups when I decided to make my G.I. Joes into the Knights of Camelot with a roll of masking tape and cereal box cardboard. My professional career began in October of 2002 when I was contracted to do two creature illustrations for the Bestiary of Krynn, a Dragonlance source book for the 3.x D&D game system. In one fashion or another, I have been working as an artist ever since.
Tiers
Supporting Cast Member
$1 or more per month
Thank you! You are a Patron of The Art of Harsh and I am sincerely grateful for your support!


Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
Friendly Contact
$3 or more per month
Thank you! You are a Patron of The Art of Harsh and I am sincerely grateful for your support!

In addition to the regular Patron content feed, the Friendly Contact will gain early access to on-going projects in the form of concept art, early drafts of stories or game content, and pre-publication looks at products. 



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Early access to my work
Local Hero
$5 or more per month
Thank you! You are a Patron for The Art of Harsh and I am sincerely grateful for your support!
Local Hero Patrons may acquire a digital print from created works once each month, which will be delivered as a high resolution .jpg, .png, or .tif image. These images are for personal enjoyment and use only. Copyrights to images are not automatically granted, but may be granted in special circumstances. Please contact Harsh directly for more information.


Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Early access to my work
  • Follow you on social media
  • High-quality downloads
Known Associate
$10 or more per month
Thank you! You are a Patron of The Art of Harsh and I am sincerely grateful for your support!
Known Associate Patrons may acquire a digital print from created works once each month, be included in Patron-only polls used to help steer content development, and be granted a monthly 10% discount that can be applied to any one product from The Art of Harsh or Harsh Realities product catalog. 

Images will be delivered as a high resolution .jpg, .png, or .tif images, and are for personal enjoyment and use only. Copyrights to images are not automatically granted, but may be granted in special circumstances. 

Polls may not be regularly occurring. 

Discounts will be given out upon request in the form of specific coupons from the OneBookShelf store front. 

Please contact Harsh directly for more information.



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Early access to my work
  • Follow you on social media
  • High-quality downloads
  • Merch discount
  • Patron-only polls
Guest Star
$25 or more per month
Thank you! You are a Patron of The Art of Harsh and I am sincerely grateful for your support!

Guest Star Patrons may acquire a digital print from created works once each month, download desktop backgrounds at will, be included in Patron-only polls used to help steer content development, and be granted a monthly 15% discount that can be applied to any one product from The Art of Harsh or Harsh Realities product catalog. 

Images will be delivered as a high resolution .jpg, .png, or .tif images, and are for personal enjoyment and use only. Copyrights to images are not automatically granted, but may be granted in special circumstances. 

Polls may not be regularly occurring. 

Discounts will be given out upon request in the form of specific coupons from the OneBookShelf store front. 

Please contact Harsh directly for more information. 



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Early access to my work
  • Follow you on social media
  • High-quality downloads
  • Merch discount
  • Patron-only polls
  • Desktop backgrounds
Party Member
$50 or more per month
Thank you! You are a Patron of The Art of Harsh and I am sincerely grateful for your support!

Party Member Patrons may acquire a digital print from created works, and commission a personalized pencil or ink 8.5" x 5.5" or 5.5" x 11" piece of artwork once each month. Copyrights of such pieces of art may be optioned for use in works produced with permission from Patron.
Party Member Patrons also gain access to download desktop backgrounds at will, be included in Patron-only polls used to help steer content development, and be granted a monthly 15% discount that can be applied to any one product from The Art of Harsh or Harsh Realities product catalog. 

Images will be delivered as a high resolution .jpg, .png, or .tif images, and are for personal enjoyment and use only. Copyrights to images are not automatically granted, but may be granted in special circumstances. 

Polls may not be regularly occurring. 

Discounts will be given out upon request in the form of specific coupons from the OneBookShelf store front. 

Please contact Harsh directly for more information. 



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Early access to my work
  • Follow you on social media
  • High-quality downloads
  • Merch discount
  • Patron-only polls
  • Desktop backgrounds
  • Personalized art
Patron Muse
$100 or more per month
Thank you! You are a Patron of The Art of Harsh and I am sincerely grateful for your support!
Patron Muse Patrons may acquire a digital print from created works, and commission a personalized pencil, ink, or colored  8.5" x 11" piece of artwork once each month. Copyrights of such pieces of art may be optioned for use in works produced with permission from Patron.  Patron Muse Patrons also gain access to download desktop backgrounds at will, be included in Patron-only polls used to help steer content development, and be granted a monthly 20% discount that can be applied to any one product from The Art of Harsh or Harsh Realities product catalog. 
Images will be delivered as a high resolution .jpg, .png, or .tif images, and are for personal enjoyment and use only. Copyrights to images are not automatically granted, but may be granted in special circumstances. 
Polls may not be regularly occurring. 
Discounts will be given out upon request in the form of specific coupons from the OneBookShelf store front. 
Please contact Harsh directly for more information. 

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Early access to my work
  • Follow you on social media
  • High-quality downloads
  • Merch discount
  • Patron-only polls
  • Desktop backgrounds
  • Personalized art
True Patron
$250 or more per month
Thank you! You are a Patron of The Art of Harsh and I am sincerely grateful for your support! 

True Patron Patrons may acquire a digital print from created works, and commission digitally created or painted artwork equal to 11" x 17" per month of patronage. Copyrights of such pieces of art may be optioned for use in works produced with permission from the Patron.  

True Patron Patrons also gain access to download desktop backgrounds at will, be included in Patron-only polls used to help steer content development, and be granted a monthly 20% discount that can be applied to any one product from The Art of Harsh or Harsh Realities product catalog.  Images will be delivered as a high resolution .jpg, .png, or .tif images, and are for personal enjoyment and use only. Copyrights to images are not automatically granted, but may be granted in special circumstances.  Polls may not be regularly occurring.  Discounts will be given out upon request in the form of specific coupons from the OneBookShelf store front.  Please contact Harsh directly for more information. 



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Early access to my work
  • Follow you on social media
  • High-quality downloads
  • Merch discount
  • Patron-only polls
  • Desktop backgrounds
  • Personalized art
  • Commissioned work
Goals
7 of 25 patrons
Making New Friends
Any Patron participating in the duration and fulfillment of the Making New Friends goal will be given a special mention credit in any product produced/published during the span of the goal.

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TL;DR
Like many, I was an 80s kid who grew up devouring cartoons, comic books, film, and games. I loved popular culture so much I became an illustrator and writer. Now I have stories of my own to tell, and would love to hire other creatives to join me in the effort.

Patron Benefits
First, Patrons joining me on this journey will forever have my gratitude. You are making my dreams possible, and I cannot express how thoroughly grateful I am for that.
Second, Patrons will gain access to behind the scenes content, my creative process, insights into design and development tasks, and a variety of high resolution downloads. Some Patrons may also acquire merchandise discounts and customized and/or personalized artwork. Additionally, the more Patrons we gain the more creative talent I can hire to help me bring my projects to life. 

Passion Projects
The Art of Harsh has been the vehicle through which I have freelanced as an artist/illustrator and graphic designer for many years. To begin producing my own characters, stories, and worlds, however, I have also become a game designer, publisher, and writer through Harsh Realities. As I move more completely into creating these projects and properties - and there are many! - I hope Patrons will join me in the excitement of watching it all come together and seeing it all published.

The Projects and Properties
I have worked for other people's dreams and imaginations for nearly twenty years now. During that time I kept dozens of sketchbooks and notes of characters and worlds I would someday bring to life. I've dreamed of animated features, comic books and graphic novels, film projects, novels, tabletop games, sweeping video game concepts, and I can see many of these properties taking on lives of their own into other media as well. I am placing no limitations on where these properties could go, or how expansive they could be. I believe in dreaming big, and I am sincerely seeking kindred spirits to join me on this amazing journey.
My big dream is to establish a production studio in the Austin, TX area, hire a staff of capable creatives, and produce various story-based projects and products in a variety of genres, genre mash-ups, and sub-genres. I want my staff to employ their imaginations, be creative, and present amazing stories and spectacular visuals. My motto is to be unbound by the restraints of adult life. Let your imagination run free - #beunbound!

Who Am I?
I have always been creative. I started drawing at age four. I started plotting genre mash-ups when I decided to make my G.I. Joes into the Knights of Camelot with a roll of masking tape and cereal box cardboard. My professional career began in October of 2002 when I was contracted to do two creature illustrations for the Bestiary of Krynn, a Dragonlance source book for the 3.x D&D game system. In one fashion or another, I have been working as an artist ever since.

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Tiers
Supporting Cast Member
$1 or more per month
Thank you! You are a Patron of The Art of Harsh and I am sincerely grateful for your support!


Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
Friendly Contact
$3 or more per month
Thank you! You are a Patron of The Art of Harsh and I am sincerely grateful for your support!

In addition to the regular Patron content feed, the Friendly Contact will gain early access to on-going projects in the form of concept art, early drafts of stories or game content, and pre-publication looks at products. 



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Early access to my work
Local Hero
$5 or more per month
Thank you! You are a Patron for The Art of Harsh and I am sincerely grateful for your support!
Local Hero Patrons may acquire a digital print from created works once each month, which will be delivered as a high resolution .jpg, .png, or .tif image. These images are for personal enjoyment and use only. Copyrights to images are not automatically granted, but may be granted in special circumstances. Please contact Harsh directly for more information.


Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Early access to my work
  • Follow you on social media
  • High-quality downloads
Known Associate
$10 or more per month
Thank you! You are a Patron of The Art of Harsh and I am sincerely grateful for your support!
Known Associate Patrons may acquire a digital print from created works once each month, be included in Patron-only polls used to help steer content development, and be granted a monthly 10% discount that can be applied to any one product from The Art of Harsh or Harsh Realities product catalog. 

Images will be delivered as a high resolution .jpg, .png, or .tif images, and are for personal enjoyment and use only. Copyrights to images are not automatically granted, but may be granted in special circumstances. 

Polls may not be regularly occurring. 

Discounts will be given out upon request in the form of specific coupons from the OneBookShelf store front. 

Please contact Harsh directly for more information.



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Early access to my work
  • Follow you on social media
  • High-quality downloads
  • Merch discount
  • Patron-only polls
Guest Star
$25 or more per month
Thank you! You are a Patron of The Art of Harsh and I am sincerely grateful for your support!

Guest Star Patrons may acquire a digital print from created works once each month, download desktop backgrounds at will, be included in Patron-only polls used to help steer content development, and be granted a monthly 15% discount that can be applied to any one product from The Art of Harsh or Harsh Realities product catalog. 

Images will be delivered as a high resolution .jpg, .png, or .tif images, and are for personal enjoyment and use only. Copyrights to images are not automatically granted, but may be granted in special circumstances. 

Polls may not be regularly occurring. 

Discounts will be given out upon request in the form of specific coupons from the OneBookShelf store front. 

Please contact Harsh directly for more information. 



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Early access to my work
  • Follow you on social media
  • High-quality downloads
  • Merch discount
  • Patron-only polls
  • Desktop backgrounds
Party Member
$50 or more per month
Thank you! You are a Patron of The Art of Harsh and I am sincerely grateful for your support!

Party Member Patrons may acquire a digital print from created works, and commission a personalized pencil or ink 8.5" x 5.5" or 5.5" x 11" piece of artwork once each month. Copyrights of such pieces of art may be optioned for use in works produced with permission from Patron.
Party Member Patrons also gain access to download desktop backgrounds at will, be included in Patron-only polls used to help steer content development, and be granted a monthly 15% discount that can be applied to any one product from The Art of Harsh or Harsh Realities product catalog. 

Images will be delivered as a high resolution .jpg, .png, or .tif images, and are for personal enjoyment and use only. Copyrights to images are not automatically granted, but may be granted in special circumstances. 

Polls may not be regularly occurring. 

Discounts will be given out upon request in the form of specific coupons from the OneBookShelf store front. 

Please contact Harsh directly for more information. 



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Early access to my work
  • Follow you on social media
  • High-quality downloads
  • Merch discount
  • Patron-only polls
  • Desktop backgrounds
  • Personalized art
Patron Muse
$100 or more per month
Thank you! You are a Patron of The Art of Harsh and I am sincerely grateful for your support!
Patron Muse Patrons may acquire a digital print from created works, and commission a personalized pencil, ink, or colored  8.5" x 11" piece of artwork once each month. Copyrights of such pieces of art may be optioned for use in works produced with permission from Patron.  Patron Muse Patrons also gain access to download desktop backgrounds at will, be included in Patron-only polls used to help steer content development, and be granted a monthly 20% discount that can be applied to any one product from The Art of Harsh or Harsh Realities product catalog. 
Images will be delivered as a high resolution .jpg, .png, or .tif images, and are for personal enjoyment and use only. Copyrights to images are not automatically granted, but may be granted in special circumstances. 
Polls may not be regularly occurring. 
Discounts will be given out upon request in the form of specific coupons from the OneBookShelf store front. 
Please contact Harsh directly for more information. 

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Early access to my work
  • Follow you on social media
  • High-quality downloads
  • Merch discount
  • Patron-only polls
  • Desktop backgrounds
  • Personalized art
True Patron
$250 or more per month
Thank you! You are a Patron of The Art of Harsh and I am sincerely grateful for your support! 

True Patron Patrons may acquire a digital print from created works, and commission digitally created or painted artwork equal to 11" x 17" per month of patronage. Copyrights of such pieces of art may be optioned for use in works produced with permission from the Patron.  

True Patron Patrons also gain access to download desktop backgrounds at will, be included in Patron-only polls used to help steer content development, and be granted a monthly 20% discount that can be applied to any one product from The Art of Harsh or Harsh Realities product catalog.  Images will be delivered as a high resolution .jpg, .png, or .tif images, and are for personal enjoyment and use only. Copyrights to images are not automatically granted, but may be granted in special circumstances.  Polls may not be regularly occurring.  Discounts will be given out upon request in the form of specific coupons from the OneBookShelf store front.  Please contact Harsh directly for more information. 



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Behind-the-scenes pics & videos
  • Early access to my work
  • Follow you on social media
  • High-quality downloads
  • Merch discount
  • Patron-only polls
  • Desktop backgrounds
  • Personalized art
  • Commissioned work