Brynn Metheney is creating Of the Fittest
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Greetings and thank you for joining me here on Patreon!

My name is Brynn Metheney and I’m a creature designer and illustrator for film, games and publishing. I’ve been working in the industry for a little under a decade and have been fortunate enough to work on some really amazing projects with wonderful people. 



About This Project
Of the Fittest is my first narrative book project. It's the culmination of years of designing creatures, studying animals and dreaming up worlds. I want to tell a story about survival and how creatures from all over our universe solve their daily problems with special adaptations, skill and sometimes, just pure luck.



The book follows approximately 30 different creatures, looking at specific moments of their individual lives. As we jump from world to world, all of these moments read to make up a full day and span from the mundane to the extraordinary. We'll follow creatures into conflicts and watch them eat. We'll see them care for young and stretch as they wake up. This book will be a nature documentary of the cosmos!



What's Next and What's the Goal?

The narrative is written and most of the thumbnails are drawn out. From here, I'd like to utilize Patreon to complete my vision.  This where you come in! Here on Patreon, you can support this project and help me fund the time needed to make it into a reality. The ultimate goal is to create a book and publish it! With your help, I can make enough content to pitch to a publisher. If I'm unable to secure a publisher, I will continue to make the book myself and publish the book independently. I do plan to extend physical book rewards to my Patrons in the future! Those will be announced the further we get into this project. 


What You Can Expect
I will be sharing exclusive process about how I go about designing creatures, how I compose an image and how I draw and paint illustrations. I'll talk about the tools I use and why I use them. You'll gain access to notes and designs about the creatures featured in the book as well as thumbnails, sketches and exclusive looks at finished artwork! 



In addition to work from Of the Fittest, I'll be sharing unrelated creature work and animal studies as well as my research trips to the Natural History Museum and such. Tiers include a range of different rewards including a Discord server where you can ask questions and talk about creature design and things related. I'm also setting up goals that would enable me to share more with all of my Patrons, as well as put together a companion book containing all of my visual development work for this project! 

I want this to be a fun place for all of us to geek out about creature design, nature, and story telling. 


I expect to learn a ton along the way and I'd love it it you'd join me! 

Thank you for your support.

Tiers
Pledge $1 per month
$1 or more per month
Thank you for your support! At this tier you gain access to: 

- Email Newsletter with project updates

Pledge $2 per month
$2 or more per month
Thank you for your support! At this tier you gain access to: 

- Email Newsletter with project updates

- Behind the scenes posts on Patreon

- Monthly desktop wallpaper 

- Discord chat with the artist & community (Access to a Discord server where you can ask questions and share your own work with the Of the Fittest Community)

Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $5 per month
$5 or more per month
Thank you for your support! At this tier you gain access to: 

- Email Newsletter with project updates

- Behind the scenes posts on Patreon

- Monthly desktop wallpaper 

- Discord chat with the artist & community 

- Annotated process videos. See step by step process of creature concepts, thumbnails and illustrations. 

Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $10 per month
$10 or more per month
Thank you for your support! At this tier you gain access to: 

- Email Newsletter with project updates

- Behind the scenes posts on Patreon

- Monthly desktop wallpaper 

- Discord chat with the artist & community 

- Annotated process videos.

- Access to monthly Discord Q&A + Crit Session (Join in on an exclusive voice Q&A chat with the artist. The session will allow $10 members the chance to receive personalized feedback and discussion on their creature work!)

Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $20 per month
$20 or more per month
Thank you for your support! At this tier you gain access to: 

- Email Newsletter with project updates

- Behind the scenes posts on Patreon

- Monthly desktop wallpaper 

- Discord chat with the artist & community 

- Annotated process videos

- Access to monthly Discord Q&A + Crit Session

- Access to Discord critique channel (Access the general Discord server but also gain access to a limited private chat where you can collaborate and get feedback on your creature work! Limited to 10 individuals.) 

Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $50 per month
$50 or more per month
Thank you for your support! At this tier you gain access to: 

- Email Newsletter with project updates

- Behind the scenes posts on Patreon

- Monthly desktop wallpaper 

- Discord chat with the artist & community 

- Annotated process videos

- Access to monthly Discord voice Q&A + Crit Session

- Access to Discord critique channel

- Original creature sketch mailed once a month. (You'll receive an original creature sketch mailed to you once a month. Sketches will range from Of the Fittest development to unrelated creature work. Each sketch will be featured in the community newsletter each month. Limited to 5 patrons.)



Includes Discord rewards
Goals
30% complete
Reaching this goal would enable me to devote a larger amount of time to this project! As a reward, all Patrons will receive 2 annotated process videos of existing Of the Fittest artwork! 
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Greetings and thank you for joining me here on Patreon!

My name is Brynn Metheney and I’m a creature designer and illustrator for film, games and publishing. I’ve been working in the industry for a little under a decade and have been fortunate enough to work on some really amazing projects with wonderful people. 



About This Project
Of the Fittest is my first narrative book project. It's the culmination of years of designing creatures, studying animals and dreaming up worlds. I want to tell a story about survival and how creatures from all over our universe solve their daily problems with special adaptations, skill and sometimes, just pure luck.



The book follows approximately 30 different creatures, looking at specific moments of their individual lives. As we jump from world to world, all of these moments read to make up a full day and span from the mundane to the extraordinary. We'll follow creatures into conflicts and watch them eat. We'll see them care for young and stretch as they wake up. This book will be a nature documentary of the cosmos!



What's Next and What's the Goal?

The narrative is written and most of the thumbnails are drawn out. From here, I'd like to utilize Patreon to complete my vision.  This where you come in! Here on Patreon, you can support this project and help me fund the time needed to make it into a reality. The ultimate goal is to create a book and publish it! With your help, I can make enough content to pitch to a publisher. If I'm unable to secure a publisher, I will continue to make the book myself and publish the book independently. I do plan to extend physical book rewards to my Patrons in the future! Those will be announced the further we get into this project. 


What You Can Expect
I will be sharing exclusive process about how I go about designing creatures, how I compose an image and how I draw and paint illustrations. I'll talk about the tools I use and why I use them. You'll gain access to notes and designs about the creatures featured in the book as well as thumbnails, sketches and exclusive looks at finished artwork! 



In addition to work from Of the Fittest, I'll be sharing unrelated creature work and animal studies as well as my research trips to the Natural History Museum and such. Tiers include a range of different rewards including a Discord server where you can ask questions and talk about creature design and things related. I'm also setting up goals that would enable me to share more with all of my Patrons, as well as put together a companion book containing all of my visual development work for this project! 

I want this to be a fun place for all of us to geek out about creature design, nature, and story telling. 


I expect to learn a ton along the way and I'd love it it you'd join me! 

Thank you for your support.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 per month
$1 or more per month
Thank you for your support! At this tier you gain access to: 

- Email Newsletter with project updates

Pledge $2 per month
$2 or more per month
Thank you for your support! At this tier you gain access to: 

- Email Newsletter with project updates

- Behind the scenes posts on Patreon

- Monthly desktop wallpaper 

- Discord chat with the artist & community (Access to a Discord server where you can ask questions and share your own work with the Of the Fittest Community)

Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $5 per month
$5 or more per month
Thank you for your support! At this tier you gain access to: 

- Email Newsletter with project updates

- Behind the scenes posts on Patreon

- Monthly desktop wallpaper 

- Discord chat with the artist & community 

- Annotated process videos. See step by step process of creature concepts, thumbnails and illustrations. 

Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $10 per month
$10 or more per month
Thank you for your support! At this tier you gain access to: 

- Email Newsletter with project updates

- Behind the scenes posts on Patreon

- Monthly desktop wallpaper 

- Discord chat with the artist & community 

- Annotated process videos.

- Access to monthly Discord Q&A + Crit Session (Join in on an exclusive voice Q&A chat with the artist. The session will allow $10 members the chance to receive personalized feedback and discussion on their creature work!)

Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $20 per month
$20 or more per month
Thank you for your support! At this tier you gain access to: 

- Email Newsletter with project updates

- Behind the scenes posts on Patreon

- Monthly desktop wallpaper 

- Discord chat with the artist & community 

- Annotated process videos

- Access to monthly Discord Q&A + Crit Session

- Access to Discord critique channel (Access the general Discord server but also gain access to a limited private chat where you can collaborate and get feedback on your creature work! Limited to 10 individuals.) 

Includes Discord rewards
Pledge $50 per month
$50 or more per month
Thank you for your support! At this tier you gain access to: 

- Email Newsletter with project updates

- Behind the scenes posts on Patreon

- Monthly desktop wallpaper 

- Discord chat with the artist & community 

- Annotated process videos

- Access to monthly Discord voice Q&A + Crit Session

- Access to Discord critique channel

- Original creature sketch mailed once a month. (You'll receive an original creature sketch mailed to you once a month. Sketches will range from Of the Fittest development to unrelated creature work. Each sketch will be featured in the community newsletter each month. Limited to 5 patrons.)



Includes Discord rewards