Shelah Dow is creating Fantasy Illustrations. Emotional Art, and Coloring Pages
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patrons

I'm an artist. I have found my niche in creating the fantasy illustration that blends into the reality of emotions. I've given myself the freedom to just make stuff without holding myself to rigid realism meets fantasy. I draw the heartaches of the human condition as well as putting physical pain to the page. I draw whimsical, sweet creatures that make you want to cuddle them up. I draw the weird and wonderful and I love it. This is all I've ever wanted to be since I was a little girl, back when we were told we could be anything we wanted to be when we grew up....except that. Art was frivolous, but art is my soul. 

My goal is to one day be a full-time artist, or as close to it as I can get.  I deal with health challenges, and they come through into my work. I am hoping to shift away from working full-time with illustration as my secondary project to having my dream fulfilled. I want to just live and create. I want to share my process. I want to share my heart. Illustrations here become coloring book pages, so if you love to color, this is also a great place for you. You can see my work at Shelah Dow Art. You can even visit me in my own coloring group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shelahdowart/

I'd love to have you walk along this journey with me. If you're not able, that's fine. It would help immensely if you just took a second and shared this page. Thank you so very much!
~~~ Shelah
 Shelah Dow Art.
Rewards
Dragonlings
$1 or more per month
  • Access to Patron-only posts
  •  1 printable coloring page that has never been published before. Hint:  It was almost published in Weirdlings and Wildlings Vol. 1, but was held back.
  • 1 coloring page per month before it is released to the public.
  •  Lots of thanks from me.

Whelplings Level
$2 or more per month
  • All of the above, and...
  • 1 Printable Zodiac page with your favorite Weirdlings fitting the theme. Exclusive to Patreon.
  • Exclusive Etsy coupon code for %50 off of any order over $4.
Wildling Level
$4 or more per month
  • All of the above, and...
  • 1 additional coloring page available before the public sees it (that gives you 2 pages per month + a Zodiac page) 
  •  Secret access to WIP views that, until now, only my colorists have seen.  
  • Poll access to contribute to future ideas and projects (optional credit in that book if your idea is used.) I'll also listen to ideas and comments on posts from this level and above. 



Weirdling Tier
$5 or more per month
  • All of the above, and...
  • 1 bi-monthly Patron exclusive design (will eventually be in an anthology, but not available elsewhere. Can be any subject.)
  • You can choose to follow the Facebook Mirror group here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1917324488514810/  - Here I'll post when I have Patreon updates and mirror the WIP posts.  Since it mirrors, it's not a must to join the group. It's whatever is easier for you for updates.  I will send a friend request and then a group request if that you can choose to accept if you want to. Otherwise, you can get the posts and images here.
  • You will have WIP access to secret projects as well. Those pages still won't be available to color, but you'll know what the secrets are. 
  • Exclusive ability to see Original art pieces for sale before everyone else and the chance to buy those pieces at 20% off. 
Dragon Tier
$10 or more per month
  • All of the above, and...
  • In book acknowledgement by name of your support (unless you choose not to.) 
  • 1 PDF copy of the yearly anthology of all designs created throughout the year to be delivered around January 2018. This excludes very secret projects.
  • 1 additional random coloring page per month (additional to the ones you already receive from the lower levels.) 
Faun Tier
$15 or more per month
  • All of the above, and...
  • Access to all new pages (excluding secret projects) completed in that current month in your choice of immediate delivery or single, clean PDF at the end of the month. 4-15 pages per month depending on what I get done.
Furbaby Level
$20 or more per month
  • All of the above and...
  • 1 physical copy of the yearly anthology that will be published in January 2018, available from Amazon within the US, from Book Depository if outside the US. 
  • Your choice of 1-4 images colored by me (or painted) as a magnet/sticker/or card(s) to be delivered as soon as able.
Goals
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I want to reach the point where I can publish artist editions (thicker paper.) I'm working on an idea for that and may need to put forth monetarily to get the covers done.   I'd like to be able to cover the costs of running a business:  website hosting, domain, monthly Adobe subscription to create the art, many others things that come into this line of work. 

Once we reach my first goal, I'm thinking of some fun gifts to provide. Recommendations are always welcome. I want to give back to everyone. 


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I'm an artist. I have found my niche in creating the fantasy illustration that blends into the reality of emotions. I've given myself the freedom to just make stuff without holding myself to rigid realism meets fantasy. I draw the heartaches of the human condition as well as putting physical pain to the page. I draw whimsical, sweet creatures that make you want to cuddle them up. I draw the weird and wonderful and I love it. This is all I've ever wanted to be since I was a little girl, back when we were told we could be anything we wanted to be when we grew up....except that. Art was frivolous, but art is my soul. 

My goal is to one day be a full-time artist, or as close to it as I can get.  I deal with health challenges, and they come through into my work. I am hoping to shift away from working full-time with illustration as my secondary project to having my dream fulfilled. I want to just live and create. I want to share my process. I want to share my heart. Illustrations here become coloring book pages, so if you love to color, this is also a great place for you. You can see my work at Shelah Dow Art. You can even visit me in my own coloring group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shelahdowart/

I'd love to have you walk along this journey with me. If you're not able, that's fine. It would help immensely if you just took a second and shared this page. Thank you so very much!
~~~ Shelah
 Shelah Dow Art.

Recent posts by Shelah Dow

Rewards
Dragonlings
$1 or more per month
  • Access to Patron-only posts
  •  1 printable coloring page that has never been published before. Hint:  It was almost published in Weirdlings and Wildlings Vol. 1, but was held back.
  • 1 coloring page per month before it is released to the public.
  •  Lots of thanks from me.

Whelplings Level
$2 or more per month
  • All of the above, and...
  • 1 Printable Zodiac page with your favorite Weirdlings fitting the theme. Exclusive to Patreon.
  • Exclusive Etsy coupon code for %50 off of any order over $4.
Wildling Level
$4 or more per month
  • All of the above, and...
  • 1 additional coloring page available before the public sees it (that gives you 2 pages per month + a Zodiac page) 
  •  Secret access to WIP views that, until now, only my colorists have seen.  
  • Poll access to contribute to future ideas and projects (optional credit in that book if your idea is used.) I'll also listen to ideas and comments on posts from this level and above. 



Weirdling Tier
$5 or more per month
  • All of the above, and...
  • 1 bi-monthly Patron exclusive design (will eventually be in an anthology, but not available elsewhere. Can be any subject.)
  • You can choose to follow the Facebook Mirror group here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1917324488514810/  - Here I'll post when I have Patreon updates and mirror the WIP posts.  Since it mirrors, it's not a must to join the group. It's whatever is easier for you for updates.  I will send a friend request and then a group request if that you can choose to accept if you want to. Otherwise, you can get the posts and images here.
  • You will have WIP access to secret projects as well. Those pages still won't be available to color, but you'll know what the secrets are. 
  • Exclusive ability to see Original art pieces for sale before everyone else and the chance to buy those pieces at 20% off. 
Dragon Tier
$10 or more per month
  • All of the above, and...
  • In book acknowledgement by name of your support (unless you choose not to.) 
  • 1 PDF copy of the yearly anthology of all designs created throughout the year to be delivered around January 2018. This excludes very secret projects.
  • 1 additional random coloring page per month (additional to the ones you already receive from the lower levels.) 
Faun Tier
$15 or more per month
  • All of the above, and...
  • Access to all new pages (excluding secret projects) completed in that current month in your choice of immediate delivery or single, clean PDF at the end of the month. 4-15 pages per month depending on what I get done.
Furbaby Level
$20 or more per month
  • All of the above and...
  • 1 physical copy of the yearly anthology that will be published in January 2018, available from Amazon within the US, from Book Depository if outside the US. 
  • Your choice of 1-4 images colored by me (or painted) as a magnet/sticker/or card(s) to be delivered as soon as able.