Katie Croonenberghs is creating visions of fantasy & nature in watercolor, Ink & digital
44

patrons

$91
per month


- WELCOME! LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF -

     Hi! I'm Katie, an independent fantasy artist in the greater Seattle area. My great love in art is to create dragons, creatures and animals set into colorful landscapes and environments - some from our own natural world, others from distant worlds unknown.

     My journey began in the beautiful landscapes of Montana where I grew up. My love for art and photography connected me to nature at an early age, and after discovering Bob Ross I became entranced with painting scenes of our natural world. Then, when I was about nine years old my sister introduced me to the dragon filled stories of Anne McCaffrey. It was love at first read! Since then I imagine my own dragons and creatures and the stories they could have.



WHY PATREON -
   Patreon is my main update center where the door to my studio is always open. Here is where I share full resolution progress images - unlike my other social medias where I only post low resolution images with large watermarks. I also post polls to help name new paintings, get valuable feedback and share more of my work than I do anywhere else. I offer a large array of exclusive perks for joining the art journey which will all be listed under each tier (to the right if you are on desktop, in the 'Tiers' tab on the app). Choose the right one for you and welcome to the studio!

   I'm always working on personal projects and have more ideas than ever that I'm dying to dig in to! However, my convention schedule can make it difficult to complete as many projects and paintings as I'd like to. The bills must be paid, and thus much of my time is devoted to convention prep and travel for 10-13 shows per year, essentially losing me weeks and weeks of studio art time. With the help of Patreon I hope to take the time normally spent dedicated to 3-4 of those conventions and instead focus on completing more paintings and projects!


-  SOME OF THE PROJECTS & MEDIA I USE-
I utilize both traditional and digital media (Photoshop) though I am more focused in watercolor and my long lasting love for traditional media. I use India ink as well, though I treat it much like I do watercolor. I will choose one medium over another depending on the project and goal of the art piece. 


Ink & Coffee Series
     This is an ongoing large series of paintings on coffee stained watercolor paper using India ink. It explores my interpretations of creatures of myth and folklore from around the world, and I'll be creating a few of my own 'myths and folklore' to add as well!. Currently there are 26 paintings in the series, with another 20-25 to go. Once complete this series will launch as my next art book on Kickstarter. You can check out more of this series here.



Large Paintings - Adventuring into the realms of fantasy & nature 
     I have a long list of large painting ideas that I've had for quite a while now, and tends to grow faster than I can paint them. Large paintings take a long time and I'd love to sit down and begin to work on more of these highly detailed and time consuming pieces. This includes both traditional paintings and digital work.


-- THE SCHEDULE: POSTS AND PAYMENTS --
     There will be about 1-3 posts per week, including a mix of high res WIP photos/scans, work from the sketchbook or other drawings I may do between large paintings and other projects or behind the scenes in the studio. More posts may be made during times when I am actively working on a painting or ramping up something new and exciting.
     Posts that include month long codes, such as the 10% and 20% discount shop codes and password for the secret shop page will be posted by the 3rd of every month.
   This page is set up for the first payment to be processed right away, then at the beginning of each month. Physical rewards such as prints or originals will be sent at the end of the month. If you sign up for a physical reward near the end of the month, you will be charged right away and you will get the reward that month as well. You may change your pledge amount as soon as your first payment clears if you only wish to get a physical reward one time. 
    You will gain access to rewards associated with the tier you choose immediately, even if it's the very last day of the month. You can change your tier level at any time, or if you need to just follow the page for a while that's totally ok! There is absolutely no obligation to stay at one pledge amount.

-- OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE --
1. I collect shipping addresses on all levels. This way if I do pledge drives, giveaways or other random mailings I can send them out to everyone.

1. Private posts, such as content downloads at the $9+ level may not be shared on any other website. Breaking this rule will result in your account being blocked. The only exception to this is if you color a coloring page you may upload it with credit and a link back to this Patreon page.

2. Please be kind to all subscribers here. Bullying and inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and my result in your account being blocked.

3. Some weeks or months I will post more often than others. If you feel you are getting too many emails from me, you can change your email preferences by going to 'Settings' -> 'Email Settings'



Explore, experience, and create!
Tiers
Appreciator
$1 or more per month 30 patrons

Thank You
A long journey is better with a friends company. You have my sincerest thanks, no really, thank you! 

Emergence
$3 or more per month 10 patrons

Full access to the feed 

Get full access to the Patreon feed at this tier including high resolution work in progress shots (only very small images posted anywhere else!)


Discount Code
You get 10% off the entire kamakru.com store including open and Limited Edition prints, original artworks, playmats, pins and bags. 


Vote in the Polls

Access to all polls posted in the feed including what to paint next, demo ideas, videos and more

 

First access to new releases before anyone else

Get first access to a password-guarded shop page (changes monthly) when new items are released such as Limited Edition prints, new originals and limited supply items or tester products. New items available for a week before moving to the public shop.


  • Full feed access
  • Hi resolution works in progress 
  • 10% Discount code 
  • Vote in the polls
  • Access to hidden shop for new releases and limited supply items



Rare Encounter
$5 or more per month 1 patron

All the benefits of the $3 tier

 

Access to free downloadable content 

- Monthly downloads include wallpaper packs customized for desktop, tablets and phones.
- Coloring page, either new or from the archive.
- Any other content that may be available for download as it gets created (however not on any particular schedule) and may include things such as paper texture packs and high resolution final art pieces.


All downloadable content for the most recent 3 months will always be available, even to new Patrons!


  • Full feed access
  • Hi resolution works in progress 
  • 10% Discount code 
  • Vote in the polls
  • Access to secret shop for new releases and limited supply items before anyone else
  • Access to downloadable content
Take to the Skies
$9 or more per month 1 patron

All the perks of previous tiers


20% Shop Discount

Get the maximum possible discount from the kamakru.com shop for as long as you are a patron at this level for use as many times as you wish per month. Discount applies to Limited Edition prints and even originals! This tier is perfect for art collectors who know what they want.


  • Full feed access
  • Hi resolution works in progress 
  • Vote in the polls
  • Access to hidden shop for new releases and limited supply items before anyone else
  • 20% shop discount


The Arrival - US Shipping
$20 or more per month 1 patron

Monthly Print Collector  (US Shipping Included)


Get all the perks of previous tiers.

In addition, every month receive a signed, self-matted open edition 8x10 print straight to your door, no extra shipping! 8x10 prints are convention exclusives and not available in the shop. Due to the size they were originally painted at, many of these small prints are not offered in larger sizes, including the 'Dragonbrushed' watercolor series, and other small watercolor pieces. Prints are 5x7 with printed self-matting to fit 8x10 frames. 


  • Full feed access
  • Hi resolution works in progress 
  • Vote in the polls
  • Access to secret shop for new releases and limited supply items before anyone else
  • 20% shop discount
  • Access to free downloadable content
  • An 8x10 self matted print sent to you every month - shipped inside US


The Arrival - International
$30 or more per month 0 patrons

Monthly Print Collector  (International Shipping Included) 


Get all the perks of previous tiers. 


In addition, every month receive a signed, self-matted open edition 8x10 print straight to your door, no extra shipping! 8x10 prints are convention exclusives and not available in the shop. Due to the size they were originally painted at, many of these small prints are not offered in larger sizes, including the 'Dragonbrushed' watercolor series, and other small watercolor pieces. Prints are 5x7 with printed self-matting to fit 8x10 frames.

 

  • Full feed access
  • Hi resolution works in progress 
  • Vote in the polls
  • Access to secret shop for new releases and limited supply items before anyone else
  • 20% shop discount
  • Access to free downloadable content
  • An 8x10 self matted print sent to you every month - shipped world wide


Elder Dragon
$35 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons

Once you have reached $105 or three months of Patronage at this level, you will get an ORIGINAL custom mini painting (US only)

----
For the ultimate collector and patron of the arts!

At this tier you will receive ALL previous benefits of every  tier under this - even the monthly prints!  Consider this tier a payment plan for an original custom mini painting plus tons of extra perks.

The painting will be in full color and done in watercolor. You choose the key words and the artist will create something just for you! Examples include descriptive words such as "Ice Dragon" or "dragon and mermaid", "Crystal Dragon" "Betta Mermaid" etc.
Once the art is complete it will be sent to your door already mounted and matted to fit an 8x10 inch frame -or- it will be mounted on 5x7 board to fit directly into a 5x7 frame.
See painting examples here: https://www.kamakru.com/elder-dragon-tier-examples


Please note, this tier is not for highly specific commissions. Artist retains full liberty with creative choices made for the painting. Pre-made characters are accepted as free-style illustrations. Allowing the artist more freedom will always give better results!

PAYMENTS AND TIMING
You will be immediately charged if you opt in for this tier, so please be careful if it's near the end of the month because you will be charged again at the beginning of the next month. Consider this a three-part payment plan to get your very own custom original painting.

When to expect all the things
The painting will be created and shipped by the end of the 3rd month of pledging. You will still receive monthly prints for all 3 months. If continued, a painting will be sent every 3 months.


*Artist retains complete copyright over the artwork created including the right to make prints. Commissions are not accepted outside of Patreon, this is an exclusive offer.


  • Full feed access
  • Hi resolution works in progress 
  • Vote in the polls
  • Access to secret shop for new releases and limited supply items before anyone else
  • 20% shop discount
  • Access to free downloadable content
  • An 8x10 self matted print sent to you every month
  • An original 5x7 watercolor painting shipped to you after 3 months of Patronage (US only)


Goals
$91 of $250 per month
This is a huge step for me and I know I will not be taking it alone. Currently I do roughly 10 conventions throughout the year, and although I greatly enjoy them it means I spend much of my time prepping for the shows and then traveling. My time outside of the studio means I'm not making as much artwork as I could. With this goal, I can create more work in place of needing to travel for 1-2 shows per year
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- WELCOME! LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF -

     Hi! I'm Katie, an independent fantasy artist in the greater Seattle area. My great love in art is to create dragons, creatures and animals set into colorful landscapes and environments - some from our own natural world, others from distant worlds unknown.

     My journey began in the beautiful landscapes of Montana where I grew up. My love for art and photography connected me to nature at an early age, and after discovering Bob Ross I became entranced with painting scenes of our natural world. Then, when I was about nine years old my sister introduced me to the dragon filled stories of Anne McCaffrey. It was love at first read! Since then I imagine my own dragons and creatures and the stories they could have.



WHY PATREON -
   Patreon is my main update center where the door to my studio is always open. Here is where I share full resolution progress images - unlike my other social medias where I only post low resolution images with large watermarks. I also post polls to help name new paintings, get valuable feedback and share more of my work than I do anywhere else. I offer a large array of exclusive perks for joining the art journey which will all be listed under each tier (to the right if you are on desktop, in the 'Tiers' tab on the app). Choose the right one for you and welcome to the studio!

   I'm always working on personal projects and have more ideas than ever that I'm dying to dig in to! However, my convention schedule can make it difficult to complete as many projects and paintings as I'd like to. The bills must be paid, and thus much of my time is devoted to convention prep and travel for 10-13 shows per year, essentially losing me weeks and weeks of studio art time. With the help of Patreon I hope to take the time normally spent dedicated to 3-4 of those conventions and instead focus on completing more paintings and projects!


-  SOME OF THE PROJECTS & MEDIA I USE-
I utilize both traditional and digital media (Photoshop) though I am more focused in watercolor and my long lasting love for traditional media. I use India ink as well, though I treat it much like I do watercolor. I will choose one medium over another depending on the project and goal of the art piece. 


Ink & Coffee Series
     This is an ongoing large series of paintings on coffee stained watercolor paper using India ink. It explores my interpretations of creatures of myth and folklore from around the world, and I'll be creating a few of my own 'myths and folklore' to add as well!. Currently there are 26 paintings in the series, with another 20-25 to go. Once complete this series will launch as my next art book on Kickstarter. You can check out more of this series here.



Large Paintings - Adventuring into the realms of fantasy & nature 
     I have a long list of large painting ideas that I've had for quite a while now, and tends to grow faster than I can paint them. Large paintings take a long time and I'd love to sit down and begin to work on more of these highly detailed and time consuming pieces. This includes both traditional paintings and digital work.


-- THE SCHEDULE: POSTS AND PAYMENTS --
     There will be about 1-3 posts per week, including a mix of high res WIP photos/scans, work from the sketchbook or other drawings I may do between large paintings and other projects or behind the scenes in the studio. More posts may be made during times when I am actively working on a painting or ramping up something new and exciting.
     Posts that include month long codes, such as the 10% and 20% discount shop codes and password for the secret shop page will be posted by the 3rd of every month.
   This page is set up for the first payment to be processed right away, then at the beginning of each month. Physical rewards such as prints or originals will be sent at the end of the month. If you sign up for a physical reward near the end of the month, you will be charged right away and you will get the reward that month as well. You may change your pledge amount as soon as your first payment clears if you only wish to get a physical reward one time. 
    You will gain access to rewards associated with the tier you choose immediately, even if it's the very last day of the month. You can change your tier level at any time, or if you need to just follow the page for a while that's totally ok! There is absolutely no obligation to stay at one pledge amount.

-- OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE --
1. I collect shipping addresses on all levels. This way if I do pledge drives, giveaways or other random mailings I can send them out to everyone.

1. Private posts, such as content downloads at the $9+ level may not be shared on any other website. Breaking this rule will result in your account being blocked. The only exception to this is if you color a coloring page you may upload it with credit and a link back to this Patreon page.

2. Please be kind to all subscribers here. Bullying and inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and my result in your account being blocked.

3. Some weeks or months I will post more often than others. If you feel you are getting too many emails from me, you can change your email preferences by going to 'Settings' -> 'Email Settings'



Explore, experience, and create!

Recent posts by Katie Croonenberghs

Tiers
Appreciator
$1 or more per month 30 patrons

Thank You
A long journey is better with a friends company. You have my sincerest thanks, no really, thank you! 

Emergence
$3 or more per month 10 patrons

Full access to the feed 

Get full access to the Patreon feed at this tier including high resolution work in progress shots (only very small images posted anywhere else!)


Discount Code
You get 10% off the entire kamakru.com store including open and Limited Edition prints, original artworks, playmats, pins and bags. 


Vote in the Polls

Access to all polls posted in the feed including what to paint next, demo ideas, videos and more

 

First access to new releases before anyone else

Get first access to a password-guarded shop page (changes monthly) when new items are released such as Limited Edition prints, new originals and limited supply items or tester products. New items available for a week before moving to the public shop.


  • Full feed access
  • Hi resolution works in progress 
  • 10% Discount code 
  • Vote in the polls
  • Access to hidden shop for new releases and limited supply items



Rare Encounter
$5 or more per month 1 patron

All the benefits of the $3 tier

 

Access to free downloadable content 

- Monthly downloads include wallpaper packs customized for desktop, tablets and phones.
- Coloring page, either new or from the archive.
- Any other content that may be available for download as it gets created (however not on any particular schedule) and may include things such as paper texture packs and high resolution final art pieces.


All downloadable content for the most recent 3 months will always be available, even to new Patrons!


  • Full feed access
  • Hi resolution works in progress 
  • 10% Discount code 
  • Vote in the polls
  • Access to secret shop for new releases and limited supply items before anyone else
  • Access to downloadable content
Take to the Skies
$9 or more per month 1 patron

All the perks of previous tiers


20% Shop Discount

Get the maximum possible discount from the kamakru.com shop for as long as you are a patron at this level for use as many times as you wish per month. Discount applies to Limited Edition prints and even originals! This tier is perfect for art collectors who know what they want.


  • Full feed access
  • Hi resolution works in progress 
  • Vote in the polls
  • Access to hidden shop for new releases and limited supply items before anyone else
  • 20% shop discount


The Arrival - US Shipping
$20 or more per month 1 patron

Monthly Print Collector  (US Shipping Included)


Get all the perks of previous tiers.

In addition, every month receive a signed, self-matted open edition 8x10 print straight to your door, no extra shipping! 8x10 prints are convention exclusives and not available in the shop. Due to the size they were originally painted at, many of these small prints are not offered in larger sizes, including the 'Dragonbrushed' watercolor series, and other small watercolor pieces. Prints are 5x7 with printed self-matting to fit 8x10 frames. 


  • Full feed access
  • Hi resolution works in progress 
  • Vote in the polls
  • Access to secret shop for new releases and limited supply items before anyone else
  • 20% shop discount
  • Access to free downloadable content
  • An 8x10 self matted print sent to you every month - shipped inside US


The Arrival - International
$30 or more per month 0 patrons

Monthly Print Collector  (International Shipping Included) 


Get all the perks of previous tiers. 


In addition, every month receive a signed, self-matted open edition 8x10 print straight to your door, no extra shipping! 8x10 prints are convention exclusives and not available in the shop. Due to the size they were originally painted at, many of these small prints are not offered in larger sizes, including the 'Dragonbrushed' watercolor series, and other small watercolor pieces. Prints are 5x7 with printed self-matting to fit 8x10 frames.

 

  • Full feed access
  • Hi resolution works in progress 
  • Vote in the polls
  • Access to secret shop for new releases and limited supply items before anyone else
  • 20% shop discount
  • Access to free downloadable content
  • An 8x10 self matted print sent to you every month - shipped world wide


Elder Dragon
$35 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons

Once you have reached $105 or three months of Patronage at this level, you will get an ORIGINAL custom mini painting (US only)

----
For the ultimate collector and patron of the arts!

At this tier you will receive ALL previous benefits of every  tier under this - even the monthly prints!  Consider this tier a payment plan for an original custom mini painting plus tons of extra perks.

The painting will be in full color and done in watercolor. You choose the key words and the artist will create something just for you! Examples include descriptive words such as "Ice Dragon" or "dragon and mermaid", "Crystal Dragon" "Betta Mermaid" etc.
Once the art is complete it will be sent to your door already mounted and matted to fit an 8x10 inch frame -or- it will be mounted on 5x7 board to fit directly into a 5x7 frame.
See painting examples here: https://www.kamakru.com/elder-dragon-tier-examples


Please note, this tier is not for highly specific commissions. Artist retains full liberty with creative choices made for the painting. Pre-made characters are accepted as free-style illustrations. Allowing the artist more freedom will always give better results!

PAYMENTS AND TIMING
You will be immediately charged if you opt in for this tier, so please be careful if it's near the end of the month because you will be charged again at the beginning of the next month. Consider this a three-part payment plan to get your very own custom original painting.

When to expect all the things
The painting will be created and shipped by the end of the 3rd month of pledging. You will still receive monthly prints for all 3 months. If continued, a painting will be sent every 3 months.


*Artist retains complete copyright over the artwork created including the right to make prints. Commissions are not accepted outside of Patreon, this is an exclusive offer.


  • Full feed access
  • Hi resolution works in progress 
  • Vote in the polls
  • Access to secret shop for new releases and limited supply items before anyone else
  • 20% shop discount
  • Access to free downloadable content
  • An 8x10 self matted print sent to you every month
  • An original 5x7 watercolor painting shipped to you after 3 months of Patronage (US only)