Katie Croonenberghs is creating Fantastical paintings in Watercolor, Ink and Digital
13

patrons

$52
per month

- WELCOME -

     Hi! I'm an independent fantasy artist in the greater Seattle area. My great love in art is to create dragons, and despite all of the well-intended guidance that was given me for most of my art career to pursue other avenues, I've never diverged from them. There is something about these magical creatures that fascinates me such that I can't let go of.

     My journey began in the beautiful landscapes of Montana where I grew up. I started painting landscapes and wildlife, my love for art and photography connected me to nature at an early age. When I was about nine years old I discovered fantasy novels and dragons. From there I couldn't keep my imagination from inserting dragons and creatures into everywhere I looked.

     I utilize both traditional and digital media, mainly watercolor and photoshop, but you will also see me use pen and India ink, coffee, pencil, and perhaps some new media as we go along.


WHY PATREON -
   Patreon will be the main feed where all my activity funnels, and where full resolution progress images will be posted - unlike my other social medias where I only post low resolution images with large watermarks. But, perhaps that's not the main reason I'm here. I've been looking for a clearer way to share my journey with others, and more importantly to do more art! 
   For the past several years I've been working on a couple 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. With the help of Patreon, perhaps I can take the time normally spent at 2-3 of those conventions and instead focus on completing more paintings and projects!

- ADDITIONAL PERKS TO PATREON - 
     Where I may fall behind on other social medias, having a single feed to focus on will greatly help! And with the high quality image option and ability to post more info, I can go into greater depth with posts and add more content here than I can anywhere else. This will include things such as:
  • High resolution scans of works in progress
  • Real time video snippets 
  • Inspiration, color key and reference boards to accompany each painting (if used)
  • Short stories to accompany some illustrations (these will be public, but mostly only posted here)
  • The ability to make polls to gather information, suggestions, etc.
  • Free downloads at the $9+ level include things like digital wallpapers and coloring pages
  • Only here I will offer mini commissions at the 'Elder Dragon' level. I do not accept private commissions anywhere else at this time, or have for the past 2 years. 

- THE PROJECTS -


Ink & Coffee
     This is a 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. Currently there are 26 paintings in the series, with another 20-25 to go. I am considering creating a few of my own 'myths and folklore' to add! You can check out the progress so far here.

Large Paintings
     I have a list of various large painting ideas that I've had for quite a while now! 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.

-- THE SCHEDULE: POSTS AND PAYMENTS --
     There will be at about 1-2 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. More posts may be made during times when I am actively working on a painting.
     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 on the 3rd of every month, once all payments have processed.
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. You may change your pledge amount as soon as your first payment clears if you only wish to get the physical reward one time.
    This page is set up for the first payment to be processed right away, then at the beginning of each month. This is to prevent content scraping, which is an unfortunate thing. 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. The reason is that I will be mailing out Holiday/Winter themed cards during December and all Patrons will receive one :)

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'



   

Thanks for reading! Now let's get painting ~

Tiers
First Light
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Thank You
Think of this tier as a tip jar, 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 hi 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



Take to the Skies
$9 or more per month 0 patrons
20% Shop Discount

Get the maximum possible discount from the kamakru.com shop for as long as you are a patron at this level.


Access to free downloadable content 

Coloring pages, wallpapers


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


The Arrival - US Shipping
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Monthly Print Collector  (US Shipping)
Every month receive a signed and self-matted 8x10 print straight to your door, no extra shipping!
8x10 prints are convention exclusives and not available in the shop. Many of these small prints are not offered as open editions in larger pieces, including the 'Dragonbrushed' watercolor series, and other small watercolor pieces that were painted too small to be printed larger. 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 hidden shop for new releases and limited supply items 
  • 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 Shipping) 

Every month receive a signed, self-matted 8x10 print straight to your door, no extra shipping! 8x10 prints are convention exclusives and not available in the shop. Many of these small prints are not offered as open editions in larger pieces, including the 'Dragonbrushed' watercolor series, and other small watercolor pieces that were painted too small to be printed larger. 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 hidden shop for new releases and limited supply items 
  • 20% shop discount
  • Access to free downloadable content
  • An 8x10 self matted print sent to you every month - shipped world wide


Elder Dragon
$50 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Once you have reached $100 (two months) You get an ORIGINAL mini dragon painting - Worldwide Shipping included

This tier is for the ultimate collector and patron of the arts!
Paintings will be 5x7, 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.


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* Remember that 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 two-part payment plan to get your very own original painting.

TIMING: The painting will be created and shipped by the end of the 2nd month of pledging. You will still receive monthly prints for both months. If continued, a painting will be sent every two months.


*Artist retains complete copyright over the artwork created. 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 hidden shop for new releases and limited supply items 
  • 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 $100 of Patronage 


Goals
$52 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
1 of 3

- WELCOME -

     Hi! I'm an independent fantasy artist in the greater Seattle area. My great love in art is to create dragons, and despite all of the well-intended guidance that was given me for most of my art career to pursue other avenues, I've never diverged from them. There is something about these magical creatures that fascinates me such that I can't let go of.

     My journey began in the beautiful landscapes of Montana where I grew up. I started painting landscapes and wildlife, my love for art and photography connected me to nature at an early age. When I was about nine years old I discovered fantasy novels and dragons. From there I couldn't keep my imagination from inserting dragons and creatures into everywhere I looked.

     I utilize both traditional and digital media, mainly watercolor and photoshop, but you will also see me use pen and India ink, coffee, pencil, and perhaps some new media as we go along.


WHY PATREON -
   Patreon will be the main feed where all my activity funnels, and where full resolution progress images will be posted - unlike my other social medias where I only post low resolution images with large watermarks. But, perhaps that's not the main reason I'm here. I've been looking for a clearer way to share my journey with others, and more importantly to do more art! 
   For the past several years I've been working on a couple 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. With the help of Patreon, perhaps I can take the time normally spent at 2-3 of those conventions and instead focus on completing more paintings and projects!

- ADDITIONAL PERKS TO PATREON - 
     Where I may fall behind on other social medias, having a single feed to focus on will greatly help! And with the high quality image option and ability to post more info, I can go into greater depth with posts and add more content here than I can anywhere else. This will include things such as:
  • High resolution scans of works in progress
  • Real time video snippets 
  • Inspiration, color key and reference boards to accompany each painting (if used)
  • Short stories to accompany some illustrations (these will be public, but mostly only posted here)
  • The ability to make polls to gather information, suggestions, etc.
  • Free downloads at the $9+ level include things like digital wallpapers and coloring pages
  • Only here I will offer mini commissions at the 'Elder Dragon' level. I do not accept private commissions anywhere else at this time, or have for the past 2 years. 

- THE PROJECTS -


Ink & Coffee
     This is a 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. Currently there are 26 paintings in the series, with another 20-25 to go. I am considering creating a few of my own 'myths and folklore' to add! You can check out the progress so far here.

Large Paintings
     I have a list of various large painting ideas that I've had for quite a while now! 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.

-- THE SCHEDULE: POSTS AND PAYMENTS --
     There will be at about 1-2 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. More posts may be made during times when I am actively working on a painting.
     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 on the 3rd of every month, once all payments have processed.
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. You may change your pledge amount as soon as your first payment clears if you only wish to get the physical reward one time.
    This page is set up for the first payment to be processed right away, then at the beginning of each month. This is to prevent content scraping, which is an unfortunate thing. 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. The reason is that I will be mailing out Holiday/Winter themed cards during December and all Patrons will receive one :)

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'



   

Thanks for reading! Now let's get painting ~

Recent posts by Katie Croonenberghs

Tiers
First Light
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Thank You
Think of this tier as a tip jar, 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 hi 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



Take to the Skies
$9 or more per month 0 patrons
20% Shop Discount

Get the maximum possible discount from the kamakru.com shop for as long as you are a patron at this level.


Access to free downloadable content 

Coloring pages, wallpapers


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


The Arrival - US Shipping
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Monthly Print Collector  (US Shipping)
Every month receive a signed and self-matted 8x10 print straight to your door, no extra shipping!
8x10 prints are convention exclusives and not available in the shop. Many of these small prints are not offered as open editions in larger pieces, including the 'Dragonbrushed' watercolor series, and other small watercolor pieces that were painted too small to be printed larger. 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 hidden shop for new releases and limited supply items 
  • 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 Shipping) 

Every month receive a signed, self-matted 8x10 print straight to your door, no extra shipping! 8x10 prints are convention exclusives and not available in the shop. Many of these small prints are not offered as open editions in larger pieces, including the 'Dragonbrushed' watercolor series, and other small watercolor pieces that were painted too small to be printed larger. 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 hidden shop for new releases and limited supply items 
  • 20% shop discount
  • Access to free downloadable content
  • An 8x10 self matted print sent to you every month - shipped world wide


Elder Dragon
$50 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Once you have reached $100 (two months) You get an ORIGINAL mini dragon painting - Worldwide Shipping included

This tier is for the ultimate collector and patron of the arts!
Paintings will be 5x7, 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.


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* Remember that 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 two-part payment plan to get your very own original painting.

TIMING: The painting will be created and shipped by the end of the 2nd month of pledging. You will still receive monthly prints for both months. If continued, a painting will be sent every two months.


*Artist retains complete copyright over the artwork created. 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 hidden shop for new releases and limited supply items 
  • 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 $100 of Patronage