Aaron Woodruff is creating paleontological and wildlife art
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Hey folks!

Thanks for visiting my Patreon. My name is Aaron, a paleontologist, paleoartist, and blogger. Many of you may know me as the author and illustrator for the blog Life in the Cenozoic Era: which I created to be an ever-expanding source of information for animals from the Age of Mammals (the Cenozoic Era).



What I do

When not engaged in paleontological work, much of my time is spent illustrating extinct animals and their living relatives. Although I am capable of drawing pretty much any creature you can imagine, my primary subjects are mammals, followed by birds and the occasional crocodilian. My work has been incorporated into displays and education programs for museums and zoos, and as figures in scientific posters. As a paleoartist, I must rely on an understanding of animal anatomy and behavior to produce accurate reconstructions of long-extinct species. To give you a basic idea of what this process looks like, I refer you to the following GIF;

A few examples of my older work may be seen in my DeviantArt gallery.

Much of my art is featured on my aforementioned blog where they act as supplementary visual aids for education purposes. A passion project that started in 2013, most of my blog content is comprised of detailed overviews on specific animals, morphology, and notable fossil sites. Recently, I’ve started writing reviews on relevant documentaries and books, with other series planned for the future. Also, in early 2018 I will be launching an online store featuring T-shirts, mugs, posters, and other such products adorned with my artwork.

What Patreon is and why mine exists
For those who are not in the know, Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that provides a means to support your favorite authors, artists, and other online content-creators with monthly micropayments. There’s no obligation and, once started, you can quit at any time. In return for your money, you get access to exclusive content, updates, and rewards.

The amount of money I make on commissioned artwork is unpredictable from month-to-month. Furthermore, a considerable amount of time goes into research and producing the artwork for a given blog post to ensure an optimal final product. Long-time followers of my blog will note that I have been somewhat prone to extended periods of inactivity. This is not for lack of trying, but due to the demands of everyday life (food and bills) I am forced to commit more of my time into other, more profitable avenues. Trust me when I say the backlog of rough drafts, concept art, and ideas is vast and ever-growing, it’s just that more often than not I have to leave them on the backburner!

What to expect as a patron
My hope is that this Patreon will make my efforts a bit more sustainable for me and more interesting and beneficial for my viewers. Even small amounts can make a huge difference, so any donation you can offer is hugely appreciated. At minimum, patrons who donate $1 per month can expect to have access to in-progress and exclusive artwork related to upcoming blog posts and prints, concept art, and other updates. And of course, the more you pledge the more you receive in return (see right panel for reward tiers).

Your support will go into helping me with academic activities such as attending conferences and research projects, as well as freeing me up to produce better quality work and keep a more consistent-less sporadic posting schedule (shooting for every other Thursday or Friday at minimum).
Anything else?
This is a transitional period where I am trying to turn my once-hobby into more of a sustainable part-time job of sorts. The idea behind my work has always been to provide a free and accessible source to inform and stimulate curiosity in those who visit my site. There will always be hiccups as I learn to accommodate and adjust. So, as I move forward, please give me your support and patience, and I'll continue to supply you the viewers with the content you've enjoyed since 2013.

Thank you all so very much!

Tiers
Coyote tier
$1 or more per month
-Access to in-progress and exclusive artwork. 

-Updates on current events and projects. 

-Previews of upcoming blog posts.

Wolf tier
$5 or more per month
Wolves can expect all of the above plus one signed, small print (up to 8"x10") of your choosing each year.
Lion tier
$15 or more per month
Lions can expect all of the above plus you can request any species or topic and I'll write a blog post about it in their honor. 
Bear tier
$25 or more per month
Bears can expect all of the above plus personalized 300 x 300 avatar, drawn by yours truly, to keep and use as they see fit. 
Hey folks!

Thanks for visiting my Patreon. My name is Aaron, a paleontologist, paleoartist, and blogger. Many of you may know me as the author and illustrator for the blog Life in the Cenozoic Era: which I created to be an ever-expanding source of information for animals from the Age of Mammals (the Cenozoic Era).



What I do

When not engaged in paleontological work, much of my time is spent illustrating extinct animals and their living relatives. Although I am capable of drawing pretty much any creature you can imagine, my primary subjects are mammals, followed by birds and the occasional crocodilian. My work has been incorporated into displays and education programs for museums and zoos, and as figures in scientific posters. As a paleoartist, I must rely on an understanding of animal anatomy and behavior to produce accurate reconstructions of long-extinct species. To give you a basic idea of what this process looks like, I refer you to the following GIF;

A few examples of my older work may be seen in my DeviantArt gallery.

Much of my art is featured on my aforementioned blog where they act as supplementary visual aids for education purposes. A passion project that started in 2013, most of my blog content is comprised of detailed overviews on specific animals, morphology, and notable fossil sites. Recently, I’ve started writing reviews on relevant documentaries and books, with other series planned for the future. Also, in early 2018 I will be launching an online store featuring T-shirts, mugs, posters, and other such products adorned with my artwork.

What Patreon is and why mine exists
For those who are not in the know, Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that provides a means to support your favorite authors, artists, and other online content-creators with monthly micropayments. There’s no obligation and, once started, you can quit at any time. In return for your money, you get access to exclusive content, updates, and rewards.

The amount of money I make on commissioned artwork is unpredictable from month-to-month. Furthermore, a considerable amount of time goes into research and producing the artwork for a given blog post to ensure an optimal final product. Long-time followers of my blog will note that I have been somewhat prone to extended periods of inactivity. This is not for lack of trying, but due to the demands of everyday life (food and bills) I am forced to commit more of my time into other, more profitable avenues. Trust me when I say the backlog of rough drafts, concept art, and ideas is vast and ever-growing, it’s just that more often than not I have to leave them on the backburner!

What to expect as a patron
My hope is that this Patreon will make my efforts a bit more sustainable for me and more interesting and beneficial for my viewers. Even small amounts can make a huge difference, so any donation you can offer is hugely appreciated. At minimum, patrons who donate $1 per month can expect to have access to in-progress and exclusive artwork related to upcoming blog posts and prints, concept art, and other updates. And of course, the more you pledge the more you receive in return (see right panel for reward tiers).

Your support will go into helping me with academic activities such as attending conferences and research projects, as well as freeing me up to produce better quality work and keep a more consistent-less sporadic posting schedule (shooting for every other Thursday or Friday at minimum).
Anything else?
This is a transitional period where I am trying to turn my once-hobby into more of a sustainable part-time job of sorts. The idea behind my work has always been to provide a free and accessible source to inform and stimulate curiosity in those who visit my site. There will always be hiccups as I learn to accommodate and adjust. So, as I move forward, please give me your support and patience, and I'll continue to supply you the viewers with the content you've enjoyed since 2013.

Thank you all so very much!

Recent posts by Aaron Woodruff

Tiers
Coyote tier
$1 or more per month
-Access to in-progress and exclusive artwork. 

-Updates on current events and projects. 

-Previews of upcoming blog posts.

Wolf tier
$5 or more per month
Wolves can expect all of the above plus one signed, small print (up to 8"x10") of your choosing each year.
Lion tier
$15 or more per month
Lions can expect all of the above plus you can request any species or topic and I'll write a blog post about it in their honor. 
Bear tier
$25 or more per month
Bears can expect all of the above plus personalized 300 x 300 avatar, drawn by yours truly, to keep and use as they see fit.