Zelaphas is creating an art journey full of animals and fantasy creatures
16
patrons
I’m an artist from Chicago who’s now traveling the world. I draw fantastical beasts and anthropomorphic animals, and I create resources (such as line art or reference photos) for other artists and designers.

With your help, I’ll be able to focus on these projects: 

Art takes years and years of practice to learn, and I’m not shy to admit that I have a long way to go. Whenever I learn anything, you’ll learn something too. I’ll share resources I find to improve my creation process, and create tutorials to teach you what I’ve learned. You’ll also see what I’m working on in the form of works-in-progress (WIP) images and early access to completed pieces.

On my patreon, I share photos, videos and stories from my travels, both prior journeys and current ones. Everything from iconic landmarks to quirky bars and cafes, I’ll share what it’s like to be a nomadic artist working wherever my laptop can take me.

Animals that walk and talk like humans have been a popular topic of art, literature and film for centuries. I’d like to explore how other artists have handled this topic, and offer my own interpretations into the mix.

What you’ll see on my Patreon mostly depends on your reward level.

If you want to watch my art and follow my travels...

Available to Tourists and above:
  • Completed Piece - See my finished pieces before anyone else!
  • WIP - (Works-in-progress) snapshots of what I’m working on.
  • Diary - I’ll write up “day in the life” posts about my current travels, an event I attended, or the strange and wonderful bars and coffee shops I find in which to work on art.
  • Anthro Worlds - Exploring how a world of human-like animals would look and function. I'll also analyze the works of other artists and writers tackling this subject.
  • Resource - Whenever I find a useful link, download or other resource, I'll be sure to share with all my patrons, too!
Available to Sightseers and above:
  • Journey Tips - These posts explain the tools and software I use to create art, things to keep in mind as I run my business, and other topics covering my art journey.
  • Art Process - I’ll describe how I create, sometimes in short blurbs and other times in detailed tutorials.
  • Download - Downloadable resources, such as reference photos, character design templates, or original .PSD files including line art and more.

If you want original art from me that you can call your own...

My custom art rewards have limited slots, so snatch them up quickly!

Available to Travelers and Voyagers: My great explorers will get all the benefits above AND a custom ink drawing on a postcard mailed to them anywhere in the world. I collect postcards on my travels (or make some of my own using photos I've taken) and use them for art, so on top of getting an original illustration that YOU request, you can also collect souvenirs from wherever I happen to be that month.

You can see some of the rewards my Travelers have earned here.

Additional rewards for staying adventurous

The longer you stay on my journey with me, the more goodies you unlock!

*Commission discounts of any kind and for any client are at my discretion and may not apply to all commission types.

Note: I ask ALL pledges for their shipping address, as even at the $1 level I sometimes ship extra gifts (such as prints or stickers). You could get something fun in your mailbox just by being a part of my journey!

My Patreon  updates every so often as I adjust my business, come up with new rewards or progress in my art. Patrons can vote when I ask for feedback on which direction to take my journey.

Join me on my journey and let’s explore together! 
Thank you for your support!
Tiers
Tourist
$3 or more per month

You'll get to read exclusive diaries about my life and travels, and see WIPs or early-access pieces before anyone else!

Sightseer
$5 or more per month

You'll get to read exclusive Journey Tips that share my valuable advice and life experiences about making art and running a business. 


You'll also get access to downloads and other resources.

Traveler
$25 or more per month (sold out!)

You get to enjoy an ink drawing that you request on a postcard mailed to you every month, along with full access to my Patreon entries and downloads.

Voyager
$50 or more per month

You will get a shaded ink that you request on a larger postcard each month, mailed direct to you, along with full access to my Patreon entries and downloads.


Please add +$15 to your pledge if you prefer for me to draw on the full postcard and mail it to you in an envelope.

Goals
16 of 20 patrons

"Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we--"

This journey is a long one, and I understand you may have many questions. With an audience of 20, there's a lot to explain, so I'll release an early-access Q&A video every month. Patrons will get first priority of questions I answer and see the video at least 15 days before the rest of the world.
5 of 10
I’m an artist from Chicago who’s now traveling the world. I draw fantastical beasts and anthropomorphic animals, and I create resources (such as line art or reference photos) for other artists and designers.

With your help, I’ll be able to focus on these projects: 

Art takes years and years of practice to learn, and I’m not shy to admit that I have a long way to go. Whenever I learn anything, you’ll learn something too. I’ll share resources I find to improve my creation process, and create tutorials to teach you what I’ve learned. You’ll also see what I’m working on in the form of works-in-progress (WIP) images and early access to completed pieces.

On my patreon, I share photos, videos and stories from my travels, both prior journeys and current ones. Everything from iconic landmarks to quirky bars and cafes, I’ll share what it’s like to be a nomadic artist working wherever my laptop can take me.

Animals that walk and talk like humans have been a popular topic of art, literature and film for centuries. I’d like to explore how other artists have handled this topic, and offer my own interpretations into the mix.

What you’ll see on my Patreon mostly depends on your reward level.

If you want to watch my art and follow my travels...

Available to Tourists and above:
  • Completed Piece - See my finished pieces before anyone else!
  • WIP - (Works-in-progress) snapshots of what I’m working on.
  • Diary - I’ll write up “day in the life” posts about my current travels, an event I attended, or the strange and wonderful bars and coffee shops I find in which to work on art.
  • Anthro Worlds - Exploring how a world of human-like animals would look and function. I'll also analyze the works of other artists and writers tackling this subject.
  • Resource - Whenever I find a useful link, download or other resource, I'll be sure to share with all my patrons, too!
Available to Sightseers and above:
  • Journey Tips - These posts explain the tools and software I use to create art, things to keep in mind as I run my business, and other topics covering my art journey.
  • Art Process - I’ll describe how I create, sometimes in short blurbs and other times in detailed tutorials.
  • Download - Downloadable resources, such as reference photos, character design templates, or original .PSD files including line art and more.

If you want original art from me that you can call your own...

My custom art rewards have limited slots, so snatch them up quickly!

Available to Travelers and Voyagers: My great explorers will get all the benefits above AND a custom ink drawing on a postcard mailed to them anywhere in the world. I collect postcards on my travels (or make some of my own using photos I've taken) and use them for art, so on top of getting an original illustration that YOU request, you can also collect souvenirs from wherever I happen to be that month.

You can see some of the rewards my Travelers have earned here.

Additional rewards for staying adventurous

The longer you stay on my journey with me, the more goodies you unlock!

*Commission discounts of any kind and for any client are at my discretion and may not apply to all commission types.

Note: I ask ALL pledges for their shipping address, as even at the $1 level I sometimes ship extra gifts (such as prints or stickers). You could get something fun in your mailbox just by being a part of my journey!

My Patreon  updates every so often as I adjust my business, come up with new rewards or progress in my art. Patrons can vote when I ask for feedback on which direction to take my journey.

Join me on my journey and let’s explore together! 
Thank you for your support!

Recent posts by Zelaphas

Tiers
Tourist
$3 or more per month

You'll get to read exclusive diaries about my life and travels, and see WIPs or early-access pieces before anyone else!

Sightseer
$5 or more per month

You'll get to read exclusive Journey Tips that share my valuable advice and life experiences about making art and running a business. 


You'll also get access to downloads and other resources.

Traveler
$25 or more per month (sold out!)

You get to enjoy an ink drawing that you request on a postcard mailed to you every month, along with full access to my Patreon entries and downloads.

Voyager
$50 or more per month

You will get a shaded ink that you request on a larger postcard each month, mailed direct to you, along with full access to my Patreon entries and downloads.


Please add +$15 to your pledge if you prefer for me to draw on the full postcard and mail it to you in an envelope.