Zelaphas is creating an art journey full of animals and fantasy creatures
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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:
  • 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, Adventurers, Wanderers 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.

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!

See my art elsewhere

Not ready to become a Patron yet, or want to support me elsewhere? You can look at my art in these other places. Give a +Follow where you're there, too!

Thank you for your support!
Tiers
Tourist
$1 or more per month
You'll get to see works-in-progress and will learn tips and tricks about my art process.


As my patron, you'll also earn 10 Journey Points each month which can be spent on custom art.

Sightseer
$3 or more per month
You'll get to see exclusive works-in-progress and will learn tips and tricks about my art process, and you'll also enjoy any downloads or resources I offer.


As my patron, you'll also earn 15 Journey Points each month which can be spent on custom art.

Traveler
$15 or more per month (sold out!)
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL


You were first in line for the bus tour and ready to start snapping photos out the window! I'll make an ink drawing that you request on a postcard and mail it to you, anywhere in the world, once a month! Plus, any downloads or resources I offer. 


As my patron, you'll also earn 25 Journey Points each month which can be spent on custom art.

Adventurer
$25 or more per month
You missed the morning flight, but that's okay since you caught a red-eye and now you're here! You also get to enjoy an ink drawing that you request on a postcard mailed to you every month.
Wanderer
$40 or more per month
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL


Despite your meandering ways, you've made the journey group early enough to snag something extra special! You will get a shaded ink that you request on a larger postcard each month, mailed direct to you.


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.

Voyager
$50 or more per month
While you're a little late to the journey, you're determined to go forth and see what no one else has seen. You will get a shaded ink that you request on a larger postcard each month, mailed direct to you.


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
13 of 50 patrons

Encountering the locals

Looks like there's enough people in our travel party that we can afford to set down roots for a while and get to know the locals. With this many supporters, I can start subscribing to the Patreons of other artists, many of whom offer tutorials and guides, which I'll be able to use to improve my own skills and create even better pieces for our traveling troupe. As part of my Journey, you'll have a say in which creator(s) I support and learn from.
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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:
  • 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, Adventurers, Wanderers 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.

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!

See my art elsewhere

Not ready to become a Patron yet, or want to support me elsewhere? You can look at my art in these other places. Give a +Follow where you're there, too!

Thank you for your support!

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Tiers
Tourist
$1 or more per month
You'll get to see works-in-progress and will learn tips and tricks about my art process.


As my patron, you'll also earn 10 Journey Points each month which can be spent on custom art.

Sightseer
$3 or more per month
You'll get to see exclusive works-in-progress and will learn tips and tricks about my art process, and you'll also enjoy any downloads or resources I offer.


As my patron, you'll also earn 15 Journey Points each month which can be spent on custom art.

Traveler
$15 or more per month (sold out!)
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL


You were first in line for the bus tour and ready to start snapping photos out the window! I'll make an ink drawing that you request on a postcard and mail it to you, anywhere in the world, once a month! Plus, any downloads or resources I offer. 


As my patron, you'll also earn 25 Journey Points each month which can be spent on custom art.

Adventurer
$25 or more per month
You missed the morning flight, but that's okay since you caught a red-eye and now you're here! You also get to enjoy an ink drawing that you request on a postcard mailed to you every month.
Wanderer
$40 or more per month
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL


Despite your meandering ways, you've made the journey group early enough to snag something extra special! You will get a shaded ink that you request on a larger postcard each month, mailed direct to you.


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.

Voyager
$50 or more per month
While you're a little late to the journey, you're determined to go forth and see what no one else has seen. You will get a shaded ink that you request on a larger postcard each month, mailed direct to you.


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.