Traci is creating a galaxy. One illustration at a time!
18

patrons

$235
per month
I am Traci Vermeesch, perhaps better known online as "Ulario" and I am a freelance illustrator who also happens to be a science fiction obsessed geek.  The Azure Wheel galaxy has been a personal project of mine since 1997 where I have literally been creating an entire fictional galaxy.  Support to my patreon all goes to funding the Azure Wheel Galaxy.  With more donations there will be more work on worldbuilding, species and character creation, faster updates to books and other projects I'm working on... and yes, more work on the Intrepid series!

For those of you new to patreon, this is how it works.  You pledge a certain amount to donate to me per month and in exchange, I can have help paying my living expenses and don't have to worry about my animals and I living in a drain pipe under a bridge.  And the best part is... that you get cool stuff in return.  The more you pledge per month, the more stuff you get!

All Supporters
Each and every person that donates gets access to exclusive art that I won't be posting anywhere else!
You can pledge as little as $1.  Every little bit helps.
I'd like to make this page more than an art dump.  I'd like to give each and every person that supports me a voice in what I'm doing.  My patrons will be in on my process of the creation of my galaxy, which means I'll sometimes have polls and writer/artist jam sessions about my work, and hopefully be able to give creative feedback on your own work.  Not only that, but I'd like to set up discussions on all things science, space and alien.


Early Access
Private level supporters and above will get early access to any adoptables, YCHs or commission specials that I run... at least a day before everyone else!  That means that you will have first choice of any of these!

Ulario's Sketchbook
You will get access to sketches and works in progress that I share.  I will also give run downs on my thought processes behind them.  I don't normally share my sketches, but I will do this just for you!  You will get a look at what goes through my mind as I create!

Resources
Art tips and tricks as well as various resources for art.  These can include, but are not limited to line art, planet textures, stock photos and Photoshop brushes for your personal or commercial (within reason) use.  I will also be open to requests of the type of resources that you'd like to see from me.

Ask a Character
You will get to ask any one of my characters any question that your heart desires and I will answer it with a drawing.  No questions that include nudity or weird fetishes please.

Access to my Closed Species

These include Ultimarians and Spaceborn.  It may not seem like much, but these species are very near and dear to my heart and I am very protective of them so it's an enormous appreciation of my thanks and love to you.  General level supporters can create one of these characters and I will work one on one with you to make sure it fits my canon.

Immortality in the Stars 
General level supporters will have a star in my galaxy named after them, their character or a loved one.  They will get to choose the color, size and class of the star (as long as it is an actual type of star).  You will also receive an original piece of art of your star, which includes a digital copy and a signed print mailed to you!  The Imperial Sun level Patreon can choose the amount of planets that orbit it (up to eight) and what type of planets they are (rocky, gas giant, etc) and will also have a piece of art made of their star map with all the planets orbiting it.





Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
7 patrons
New Recruit
  • Access to exclusive art and updates.

Pledge $5 or more per month
8 patrons
Private
  • All rewards from the above tiers.
  • Early access/First Dibs to any adoptables that I post (including eggs) and early access to any special themed commission discounts that I do.
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
Officer
  • All rewards from the above tiers.
  • Access to Ulario's Sketchbook!
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
Corporal
  • All rewards from the above tiers.
  • Access to Patreon exclusive resources, including (but not limited to) line art, planet textures, stock photos and Photoshop brushes.  I will try to add at least one more resource per month.
Sergeant
$30 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
Sergeant
  • All rewards from the above tiers.
  • One "Ask a Character" per month.


Staff Sergeant
$50 or more per month 2 of 8 patrons
Staff Sergeant
  • One free sketch per month.  If you ever decide to upgrade the sketch to a full illustration, you will receive free radiant coloring on it.
Pledge $75 or more per month
1 of 5 patrons
Senior Sergeant
  • All rewards from the above tiers.
  • One in-depth, thoughtful critique of a piece of yours each month.  This can either be a visual piece of work or a short story.
  • As a one-time gift from me, you will receive a mug with your character hand-painted on it.  Please allow several weeks for painting, firing and delivery.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 3 patrons
General
  • All rewards from the above tiers.
  • Access to my two closed species, Ultimarian and Spaceborn.  You will be allowed to make one character from either of these species.
  • Imortalization in the Azure Wheel Galaxy!  I will name a star after you, your character or a loved one!  You can choose the name of the star as well as its size and color.  I will then make a unique piece of art featuring your star and send you a signed print of it.  This is a one time gift from me!
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
Imperial Sun
  • All rewards from the above tiers.
  • A choice of the type of planets and number of them (up to 8) that surround your star.  You will also get a star map of your star and planets (digital and a signed print).
  • A one time gift of a watercolor painting of your character.
Goals
$235 of $500 per month
I will release a book featuring never before seen sketches.
3 of 4
I am Traci Vermeesch, perhaps better known online as "Ulario" and I am a freelance illustrator who also happens to be a science fiction obsessed geek.  The Azure Wheel galaxy has been a personal project of mine since 1997 where I have literally been creating an entire fictional galaxy.  Support to my patreon all goes to funding the Azure Wheel Galaxy.  With more donations there will be more work on worldbuilding, species and character creation, faster updates to books and other projects I'm working on... and yes, more work on the Intrepid series!

For those of you new to patreon, this is how it works.  You pledge a certain amount to donate to me per month and in exchange, I can have help paying my living expenses and don't have to worry about my animals and I living in a drain pipe under a bridge.  And the best part is... that you get cool stuff in return.  The more you pledge per month, the more stuff you get!

All Supporters
Each and every person that donates gets access to exclusive art that I won't be posting anywhere else!
You can pledge as little as $1.  Every little bit helps.
I'd like to make this page more than an art dump.  I'd like to give each and every person that supports me a voice in what I'm doing.  My patrons will be in on my process of the creation of my galaxy, which means I'll sometimes have polls and writer/artist jam sessions about my work, and hopefully be able to give creative feedback on your own work.  Not only that, but I'd like to set up discussions on all things science, space and alien.


Early Access
Private level supporters and above will get early access to any adoptables, YCHs or commission specials that I run... at least a day before everyone else!  That means that you will have first choice of any of these!

Ulario's Sketchbook
You will get access to sketches and works in progress that I share.  I will also give run downs on my thought processes behind them.  I don't normally share my sketches, but I will do this just for you!  You will get a look at what goes through my mind as I create!

Resources
Art tips and tricks as well as various resources for art.  These can include, but are not limited to line art, planet textures, stock photos and Photoshop brushes for your personal or commercial (within reason) use.  I will also be open to requests of the type of resources that you'd like to see from me.

Ask a Character
You will get to ask any one of my characters any question that your heart desires and I will answer it with a drawing.  No questions that include nudity or weird fetishes please.

Access to my Closed Species

These include Ultimarians and Spaceborn.  It may not seem like much, but these species are very near and dear to my heart and I am very protective of them so it's an enormous appreciation of my thanks and love to you.  General level supporters can create one of these characters and I will work one on one with you to make sure it fits my canon.

Immortality in the Stars 
General level supporters will have a star in my galaxy named after them, their character or a loved one.  They will get to choose the color, size and class of the star (as long as it is an actual type of star).  You will also receive an original piece of art of your star, which includes a digital copy and a signed print mailed to you!  The Imperial Sun level Patreon can choose the amount of planets that orbit it (up to eight) and what type of planets they are (rocky, gas giant, etc) and will also have a piece of art made of their star map with all the planets orbiting it.





Recent posts by Traci

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
7 patrons
New Recruit
  • Access to exclusive art and updates.

Pledge $5 or more per month
8 patrons
Private
  • All rewards from the above tiers.
  • Early access/First Dibs to any adoptables that I post (including eggs) and early access to any special themed commission discounts that I do.
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
Officer
  • All rewards from the above tiers.
  • Access to Ulario's Sketchbook!
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
Corporal
  • All rewards from the above tiers.
  • Access to Patreon exclusive resources, including (but not limited to) line art, planet textures, stock photos and Photoshop brushes.  I will try to add at least one more resource per month.
Sergeant
$30 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
Sergeant
  • All rewards from the above tiers.
  • One "Ask a Character" per month.


Staff Sergeant
$50 or more per month 2 of 8 patrons
Staff Sergeant
  • One free sketch per month.  If you ever decide to upgrade the sketch to a full illustration, you will receive free radiant coloring on it.
Pledge $75 or more per month
1 of 5 patrons
Senior Sergeant
  • All rewards from the above tiers.
  • One in-depth, thoughtful critique of a piece of yours each month.  This can either be a visual piece of work or a short story.
  • As a one-time gift from me, you will receive a mug with your character hand-painted on it.  Please allow several weeks for painting, firing and delivery.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 3 patrons
General
  • All rewards from the above tiers.
  • Access to my two closed species, Ultimarian and Spaceborn.  You will be allowed to make one character from either of these species.
  • Imortalization in the Azure Wheel Galaxy!  I will name a star after you, your character or a loved one!  You can choose the name of the star as well as its size and color.  I will then make a unique piece of art featuring your star and send you a signed print of it.  This is a one time gift from me!
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
Imperial Sun
  • All rewards from the above tiers.
  • A choice of the type of planets and number of them (up to 8) that surround your star.  You will also get a star map of your star and planets (digital and a signed print).
  • A one time gift of a watercolor painting of your character.