Alexandra Rena is creating Illustrations of Gods & Legends
5
patrons
$78
per month

My name is Alexandra Rena, an illustrator who is entirely in love with history, folklore, and ancient gods. Legends--and the lessons and inspiration contained within--are what drive me, and what I aim to communicate through watercolor and ink. For the longest time, I worked with both mediums separately, with either watercolor paintings or ink drawings. A few months ago, I began to work with both ink and watercolor in a new Stone Oracle series, of which “Malachite” and “Carnelian” are shown below.







Currently, my main project is the Stone Oracle series. This series is an exploration of stones which are used metaphysically today, with a focus on the cultures, parts of the world, and time periods from which the stones or lore originate. Each illustration created consists of up to 60 hours of research and planning, and up to 40 hours drawing, inking, and painting. These steps in the creative process are shown here on Patreon in the Process Blogs, and occasional walkthroughs. Here you will get an exclusive, in-depth look into the process, trials, and tribulations involved in creating a 48-piece series!

In addition to this series, I am working on completing my Gaulish Gods series, which are deity portraits in the form of smaller ink drawings. Those pledging at the Mage tier and above can of course request gods of other cultures, and the Guardian and Monarch tiers are eligible for custom drawings at ACEO or 5x7 sizes respectively!




Patreon is a place where you can support your favorite artists and the work they create by pledging on a monthly basis. Unique content is created and delivered to you for each month pledged. There are a variety of pledge tiers offering an array of rewards. Have a look at the rewards on offer, and select yours!

You can cancel, increase, or decrease your pledge at any time. For more information, check out Patreon’s FAQ!


Here you will get a deeper look into the process of how I create, what goes on behind the scenes, and input and discussion on what to tackle next. This will be in the form of in-depth posts on works-in-progress, sketches, research notes, and polls. In addition to these, process walkthroughs, coloring page downloads, sketch requests, Monthly Print Club , and custom ACEOs or 5x7 drawings are also available. The coloring pages will be showcasing clothing from the regions and cultures of the month’s illustration.

A peek at Malachite's process:

My goal is to create one oracle illustration per month, one 5x7 inked deity portrait, and release 1 coloring page per month. Currently, with client work on the side, the oracle illustration usually wraps up around the 7th of the month. Physical rewards are sent out every two months, around mid-month. Rewards for the first month pledged are mailed out after that first month, and every two months for the pledges afterwards.


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Tiers
Ranger
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you for your patronage!


  • Rangers get a look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the private Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Scribe
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Many thanks! Let's get creative together...


Scribes get some digital goodies:

  • Monthly Coloring Page download. This will be my Mermay 2017 drawings as coloring pages, as well as past and future works, to be voted on in the Polls
  • Monthly Tutorial in the form of a photo blog and eventually video.
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the private Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Mage
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you and welcome to the Monthly Print Club!  


  • Mages get one 5x7 print of the monthly illustration. (Rewards are mailed out with your first pledge, and every two months for the pledges following.) 
  • Sketch Requests: Help me meet my daily sketching goals with your sketch requests! 
  • Monthly Coloring Page download. This will be my Mermay 2017 drawings as coloring pages, as well as past and future works, to be voted on in the Polls
  • Monthly Tutorial in the form of a photo blog and eventually video.
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the private Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Guardian
$30 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You have my eternal gratitude. In addition to the Monthly Print Club, Guardians receive a Custom ACEO Ink & Watercolor  Sketch


  •  Custom ACEO Sketch! Guardians receive a monthly custom sketch in ink and watercolor on an 2.5x3.5 inch card.  
  • Guardians also get one 5x7 print of the monthly illustration. (Rewards are mailed out with your first pledge, and every two months for the pledges following.) 
  • Sketch Requests: Help me meet my daily sketching goals with your sketch requests! 
  • Monthly Coloring Page download. This will be my Mermay 2017 drawings as coloring pages,  as well as past and future works, to be voted on in the Polls
  • Monthly Tutorial in the form of a photo blog and eventually video.
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the private Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Monarch
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Monarchs receive a Custom 5x7 Ink & Watercolor Sketch every month along with their Monthly Print Club rewards.

 

  •  Custom 5x7 Sketch! Monarchs receive a monthly custom sketch in ink & watercolor on a 5x7 inch surface.  
  • Monthly Print Club! Monarchs get one 5x7 print of the monthly illustration. (Rewards are mailed out with your first pledge, and every two months for the pledges following.) 
  • Sketch Requests: Help me meet my daily sketching goals with your sketch requests! 
  • Monthly Coloring Page download. This will be my Mermay 2017 drawings as coloring pages,  as well as past and future works, to be voted on in the Polls
  • Monthly Tutorial in the form of a photo blog and eventually video.
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the private Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$78 of $100 per month
I will be able to purchase some tools for art streaming and videoing. This will enable me to create video tutorials, timelapse videos, do livestreams, and better connect with you!
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My name is Alexandra Rena, an illustrator who is entirely in love with history, folklore, and ancient gods. Legends--and the lessons and inspiration contained within--are what drive me, and what I aim to communicate through watercolor and ink. For the longest time, I worked with both mediums separately, with either watercolor paintings or ink drawings. A few months ago, I began to work with both ink and watercolor in a new Stone Oracle series, of which “Malachite” and “Carnelian” are shown below.







Currently, my main project is the Stone Oracle series. This series is an exploration of stones which are used metaphysically today, with a focus on the cultures, parts of the world, and time periods from which the stones or lore originate. Each illustration created consists of up to 60 hours of research and planning, and up to 40 hours drawing, inking, and painting. These steps in the creative process are shown here on Patreon in the Process Blogs, and occasional walkthroughs. Here you will get an exclusive, in-depth look into the process, trials, and tribulations involved in creating a 48-piece series!

In addition to this series, I am working on completing my Gaulish Gods series, which are deity portraits in the form of smaller ink drawings. Those pledging at the Mage tier and above can of course request gods of other cultures, and the Guardian and Monarch tiers are eligible for custom drawings at ACEO or 5x7 sizes respectively!




Patreon is a place where you can support your favorite artists and the work they create by pledging on a monthly basis. Unique content is created and delivered to you for each month pledged. There are a variety of pledge tiers offering an array of rewards. Have a look at the rewards on offer, and select yours!

You can cancel, increase, or decrease your pledge at any time. For more information, check out Patreon’s FAQ!


Here you will get a deeper look into the process of how I create, what goes on behind the scenes, and input and discussion on what to tackle next. This will be in the form of in-depth posts on works-in-progress, sketches, research notes, and polls. In addition to these, process walkthroughs, coloring page downloads, sketch requests, Monthly Print Club , and custom ACEOs or 5x7 drawings are also available. The coloring pages will be showcasing clothing from the regions and cultures of the month’s illustration.

A peek at Malachite's process:

My goal is to create one oracle illustration per month, one 5x7 inked deity portrait, and release 1 coloring page per month. Currently, with client work on the side, the oracle illustration usually wraps up around the 7th of the month. Physical rewards are sent out every two months, around mid-month. Rewards for the first month pledged are mailed out after that first month, and every two months for the pledges afterwards.


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Twitter
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Recent posts by Alexandra Rena

Tiers
Ranger
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you for your patronage!


  • Rangers get a look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the private Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Scribe
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Many thanks! Let's get creative together...


Scribes get some digital goodies:

  • Monthly Coloring Page download. This will be my Mermay 2017 drawings as coloring pages, as well as past and future works, to be voted on in the Polls
  • Monthly Tutorial in the form of a photo blog and eventually video.
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the private Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Mage
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you and welcome to the Monthly Print Club!  


  • Mages get one 5x7 print of the monthly illustration. (Rewards are mailed out with your first pledge, and every two months for the pledges following.) 
  • Sketch Requests: Help me meet my daily sketching goals with your sketch requests! 
  • Monthly Coloring Page download. This will be my Mermay 2017 drawings as coloring pages, as well as past and future works, to be voted on in the Polls
  • Monthly Tutorial in the form of a photo blog and eventually video.
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the private Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Guardian
$30 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You have my eternal gratitude. In addition to the Monthly Print Club, Guardians receive a Custom ACEO Ink & Watercolor  Sketch


  •  Custom ACEO Sketch! Guardians receive a monthly custom sketch in ink and watercolor on an 2.5x3.5 inch card.  
  • Guardians also get one 5x7 print of the monthly illustration. (Rewards are mailed out with your first pledge, and every two months for the pledges following.) 
  • Sketch Requests: Help me meet my daily sketching goals with your sketch requests! 
  • Monthly Coloring Page download. This will be my Mermay 2017 drawings as coloring pages,  as well as past and future works, to be voted on in the Polls
  • Monthly Tutorial in the form of a photo blog and eventually video.
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the private Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards
Monarch
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Monarchs receive a Custom 5x7 Ink & Watercolor Sketch every month along with their Monthly Print Club rewards.

 

  •  Custom 5x7 Sketch! Monarchs receive a monthly custom sketch in ink & watercolor on a 5x7 inch surface.  
  • Monthly Print Club! Monarchs get one 5x7 print of the monthly illustration. (Rewards are mailed out with your first pledge, and every two months for the pledges following.) 
  • Sketch Requests: Help me meet my daily sketching goals with your sketch requests! 
  • Monthly Coloring Page download. This will be my Mermay 2017 drawings as coloring pages,  as well as past and future works, to be voted on in the Polls
  • Monthly Tutorial in the form of a photo blog and eventually video.
  • A look at the inner workings of the studio through the Patron-only feed and Process Blog
  • Participate in Polls on next piece, daily sketch, next coloring page, etc. I love input!
  • Access to the private Discord channel, where we can get to know each other and chat about all things art-related and otherwise!
  • 15% off of my Etsy shop for all time!
Includes Discord rewards