Jessica Douglas is creating crazy gemstone paintings, texture packs, clip art and tutorials
19

patrons

$206
per month
The Jessica
My name is Jessica Douglas and I am a freelance artist. I play a lot with watercolors and gemstones, and generally enjoy experimenting with the mediums to see what I can do with them. I am the author of 'Little Comforts', an annual book on art, family and food. My work is shown regularly in galleries and museums across the world.


This is my work space where pretty much everything happens!

The Art
I've been drawing and painting literally my entire life. One of my biggest joys in art is getting to experiment with techniques and tools that I'm not familiar with, to see what kinds of things I can create. I'm also ridiculously fond of rockhounding, and I use gemstones and minerals in my paintings to share that love with others.

Most of my work has a base of watercolors, then a layer of sculpture and gemstones to give them a 3D effect. I have also used beads, found objects, gears, random things that look interesting to me in the creation of my paintings.


Leviathan is a great example of this. From the painted creature, to the gemstones helping to texture his skin along his back. There are many 3 dimensional elements. Even the whales swimming alongside the beast are sculpted and then attached to the painting by their fins.

The Teaching and Learning
One of the most important things about art, at least for me, is the constant pursuit of more knowledge. You never truly know everything about art, and you're constantly growing, evolving. But growth doesn't happen in a bubble, and the most amazing lessons I've ever had in art came from other artists sharing their knowledge with me. I'd like to be able to do the same for other artists and to share the things that I've learned over the years.

While I livestream regularly on twitch, I would like to be able to take the time to make more in depth videos on my process. Tutorials, step by step videos and other content to share what I know. Kickstarter has given me the opportunity to create physical content such as prints and books, now Patreon will give me the opportunity to get more in depth with my process... and hopefully also take classes to expand my own knowledge and grow as an artist.


The harpies, also known as Jess the early years. It was a pleasure to go back and redraw my harpy, and I can't 'wait to revisit it and see how much more I've grown!

The Commercial Content
Every month I will be making texture packs and clip art available to the $5 and up patrons. This content will have a commercial license for those patrons allowing all use except for the following. 1. no reselling the texture packs or clip art. 2. No sharing of the texture packs or clip art. 

These are meant to enhance your own creativity, so by all means take that watercolor texture and make it into the background for your new painting, or mug, or zox band, or whatever. You are not required to credit me on your sites, but I would love the shout out! I would also very much love to see what you do with it, so feel free to comment and share your creations! 


This is the texture pack from Sept. 2018. It features four different watercolor textures, as well as a fifth that has all four merged together. They are all 300 dpi files. 

The Subscriptions
I have made several subscription levels available, and I am hoping to add more to them in the future. Both existing levels and maybe new ones as well!



Tiers
The Nibblers
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
*Access to exclusive behind the scenes content

*Input on what you'd like to see next

Includes Discord rewards
The Dibsers
$5 or more per month 13 patrons
*Exclusive content
*What's next input
*Early access to warm up paintings
*Access to step by step guides and tutorials.
*Commercially licensed texture and clip art pack.


Includes Discord rewards
Time Travelers
$10 or more per month 1 patron
*Exclusive content
*What's next input
*Early access to warm up paintings
*Access to step by step guides and tutorials.
*Commercially licensed texture and clip art pack.
*Monthly printable calendar page.
Includes Discord rewards
Dragonflies
$50 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
*Exclusive content
*What's next input
*Early access to warm up paintings
*Access to step by step guides and tutorials.
*Commercially licensed texture and clip art pack.
*Monthly printable calendar page.
*Commissioned dragon every three months
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$200 – reached! per month
My goal this time around is to be able to invest in resin and experiment with sealing my paintings in resin. I feel like it'd add a level of depth to my work that you guys would really enjoy, and also make framing a tad bit easier. I have played with it a little bit and really enjoyed it, so I'd like to be able to purchase enough resin to try it out on larger pieces. 
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The Jessica
My name is Jessica Douglas and I am a freelance artist. I play a lot with watercolors and gemstones, and generally enjoy experimenting with the mediums to see what I can do with them. I am the author of 'Little Comforts', an annual book on art, family and food. My work is shown regularly in galleries and museums across the world.


This is my work space where pretty much everything happens!

The Art
I've been drawing and painting literally my entire life. One of my biggest joys in art is getting to experiment with techniques and tools that I'm not familiar with, to see what kinds of things I can create. I'm also ridiculously fond of rockhounding, and I use gemstones and minerals in my paintings to share that love with others.

Most of my work has a base of watercolors, then a layer of sculpture and gemstones to give them a 3D effect. I have also used beads, found objects, gears, random things that look interesting to me in the creation of my paintings.


Leviathan is a great example of this. From the painted creature, to the gemstones helping to texture his skin along his back. There are many 3 dimensional elements. Even the whales swimming alongside the beast are sculpted and then attached to the painting by their fins.

The Teaching and Learning
One of the most important things about art, at least for me, is the constant pursuit of more knowledge. You never truly know everything about art, and you're constantly growing, evolving. But growth doesn't happen in a bubble, and the most amazing lessons I've ever had in art came from other artists sharing their knowledge with me. I'd like to be able to do the same for other artists and to share the things that I've learned over the years.

While I livestream regularly on twitch, I would like to be able to take the time to make more in depth videos on my process. Tutorials, step by step videos and other content to share what I know. Kickstarter has given me the opportunity to create physical content such as prints and books, now Patreon will give me the opportunity to get more in depth with my process... and hopefully also take classes to expand my own knowledge and grow as an artist.


The harpies, also known as Jess the early years. It was a pleasure to go back and redraw my harpy, and I can't 'wait to revisit it and see how much more I've grown!

The Commercial Content
Every month I will be making texture packs and clip art available to the $5 and up patrons. This content will have a commercial license for those patrons allowing all use except for the following. 1. no reselling the texture packs or clip art. 2. No sharing of the texture packs or clip art. 

These are meant to enhance your own creativity, so by all means take that watercolor texture and make it into the background for your new painting, or mug, or zox band, or whatever. You are not required to credit me on your sites, but I would love the shout out! I would also very much love to see what you do with it, so feel free to comment and share your creations! 


This is the texture pack from Sept. 2018. It features four different watercolor textures, as well as a fifth that has all four merged together. They are all 300 dpi files. 

The Subscriptions
I have made several subscription levels available, and I am hoping to add more to them in the future. Both existing levels and maybe new ones as well!



Recent posts by Jessica Douglas

Tiers
The Nibblers
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
*Access to exclusive behind the scenes content

*Input on what you'd like to see next

Includes Discord rewards
The Dibsers
$5 or more per month 13 patrons
*Exclusive content
*What's next input
*Early access to warm up paintings
*Access to step by step guides and tutorials.
*Commercially licensed texture and clip art pack.


Includes Discord rewards
Time Travelers
$10 or more per month 1 patron
*Exclusive content
*What's next input
*Early access to warm up paintings
*Access to step by step guides and tutorials.
*Commercially licensed texture and clip art pack.
*Monthly printable calendar page.
Includes Discord rewards
Dragonflies
$50 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
*Exclusive content
*What's next input
*Early access to warm up paintings
*Access to step by step guides and tutorials.
*Commercially licensed texture and clip art pack.
*Monthly printable calendar page.
*Commissioned dragon every three months
Includes Discord rewards