So...who are you?
Hello! My name is Tyler Walpole. I am a freelance illustrator that has had the pleasure of creating for art for various comic and game publishers (Marvel, DC, Blizzard, etc.) for the last 15 years.
I’ve been very fortunate in my career and have enjoyed my work, but have always felt that something was missing. I have come to realize that that thing is the ability to be my own art director...to create new worlds, with my own unique vision, rather than doing art-by-committee.
What is Blood of Dragons?
Blood of Dragons is my world-building art project. My goal is to explore my unique world of Dragons, Mages, and Mystical Warriors through this series of paintings, drawings, and comics (in the near future).
Dragons? Magic? Tell me more!
Within the setting of Blood of Dragons, an empire governed by a power-hungry ruling class of dragons known as the Draconis Imperium, has conquered many worlds throughout various planes of existence. Despite assailing the gateways to our world for hundreds of years, so far they have been kept at bay by a secret order of mages and mystical warriors.
Sounds, cool! What are you going to do with it?
Right now, the project is limited to a number of paintings that I have been able to squeeze into my schedule between the freelance work I count on to pay my bills. I hope to do much more!
That’s why I have set up this Patreon!
With your help, I can continue to expand the art series and explore new aspects of the world. In the short term, I am planning to create prints and an art book containing these illustrations along with various concept sketches and designs. Longer term, if we can build enough support, I plan on creating a comic that will tell one of the many stories that exist in the world of Blood of Dragons.
After that, who knows?
Nice! How can I help?
I have carved out a small window in my freelance schedule so that I can work on Blood of Dragons on a full-time basis for the next few months. Every dollar you can pledge to this Patreon will extend that time a little bit more.
I see...so, what will I get in return?
Well, the first thing you will get is my genuine heartfelt gratitude. I have dreamed of bringing my own creations into the world for most of my life and every contribution is a tremendous vote of confidence. Your support will enable me to try and create something that I can share with you.
You also get things like:
- Behind-the-scenes looks at the creative process
- Early access to the finished art
- Early access to original art that I offer for sale
- Desktop Wallpapers
- LOTS of my gratidue
- High resolution walkthroughs of my process
- Video Tutorials (coming soon)
- Special collectibles, available only to Patreon supporters
Did I mention my immense gratitude?
Alright, I’m in. How does this work?
Awesome! So glad to have you on board! You just need to click the “Become a Patron” button at the upper right hand corner of this page, and then select the dollar amount you would like to pledge. Payments are processed when I post a new painting, which should happen about once every two weeks. But never more than that.
That’s it! You’re now officially a patron of the arts! I will do my best to provide you with the best content I can. And hopefully, with your help, we can grow this into something really cool.
Thank you, so much! I greatly appreciate your support!