Colin Nitta is creating Fantastic Art and Exploring the World of Felrealm
5

patrons

$17
per month
Hi folks! My name is Colin Nitta. I’m a painter and illustrator based in the Sierra Foothills nearby Sacramento, California. Ever since I can remember, I have been obsessed with creating imaginary worlds. As a youngster, I caught the bug of three major inspirations: Star Wars (the original trilogy), the roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons (Advanced 2nd Edition) and the collectible card game Magic the Gathering (the expansion Ice Age). My desire to draw, paint and bring fantastical beings and places to life was kindled by these three incredible wellsprings of wonder, enchantment and discovery. I graduated from California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2010 with a major in illustration and have since worked as a freelance illustrator.



Why I'm On Patreon:

As I’ve grown my art practice over the years, I’ve realized that many hours in the studio are required to hone raw creativity. I’ve learned countless lessons and sharpened my artistic eye as I’ve slowly brought imaginary realms to life. As a patron, you can partake in these lessons learned over years. Gain exclusive access to art tutorials, works in progress and the goings-on of a creative mind at work.

I've learned a plethora of lessons along my artistic journey, including narrative creation, sketching, life drawing, reference gathering, oil painting, and digital methodologies. Patreon allows me to share these educational jewels with an exclusive community and also helps me to continue making more of the images I feel so passionate about. In addition to education, I will also share the fantasy world of my own creation called Felrealm. This may eventually turn into a book project. As a Patron you'll receive early access to my creative exploration of this intriguing world!



What You'll Receive:

Much of what I want to share with you are the things that don’t make the final cut: a face that was repainted, anatomy that was corrected, lighting problems, reference problems, the list goes on and on. These lessons will be demonstrated in photos, timelapse videos and how-to tutorials for a whole host of creative challenges. Like all artists, I have made mistakes. These behind the scenes glimpses into my studio show how I've learned from these mistakes and turned failure into a crucial part of the creative process!

It's important to note that this is a work in progress. Given that this is my first foray into this kind of endeavor, I will be tweaking and adjusting as time goes on and I receive feedback from patrons. It's going to be one interesting ride!



What is Patreon?
Patreon is in essence a tip jar for my creative endeavors. If you like what I'm up to and would like me to continue sharing my in depth creative process with you, this is the place to back my efforts! Feel free to become a patron at whatever level you feel comfortable with. I also aim to post publicly here as well, so if you aren't ready to become a patron today there's always something here for you to enjoy!



Where Else Can I Find Your Work?
My work is also available at the following links:

Portfolio
Instagram
Twitter
Tumblr
Tiers
Novitiate
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Many thanks! Your help allows me to continue to create more of what I love!


You'll receive:

  • My sincere gratitude!
  • Access to my exclusive feed that will include at two or more posts per month of works in progress and how-to tutorials.
Apprentice
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you so much! Let's dive further into imaginary realms where discovery awaits!


You'll receive:

  • Access to my exclusive feed that will include two or more posts per month of works in progress and how-to tutorials
  • A new wallpaper of high resolution art to download every month
  • One or more posts per month on my reference process: how I work with models, maquette construction, and other details I use to get a sense of realism in my work
  • Polling privileges: Contribute your opinion via polls to let me know the next direction to take.
Journeyman
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Your support is greatly appreciated - thank you! Come along with me and we'll shine a light on the artistic mysteries that await.


You'll receive:

  • Access to my exclusive feed that will include two or more posts per month of works in progress and how-to tutorials
  •  On the first month of your pledge, three new wallpapers of high resolution art and a new wallpaper every month thereafter
  • One or more posts per month on my reference process: how I work with models, maquette construction, and other details I use to get a sense of realism in my work 
  • Polling privileges: Contribute your opinion via polls to let me know the next direction to take.
  • Videos and time-lapses of paintings I'm working on for an exclusive glimpse into my studio process
  • Early access to finished paintings before they go live!
Goals
$17 of $75 per month
Wow! If we can reach this point, it will be a real "proof of concept" and will allow me to continue investing my efforts :) Thank you for coming along on this journey with me, there is so much more to explore!
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Hi folks! My name is Colin Nitta. I’m a painter and illustrator based in the Sierra Foothills nearby Sacramento, California. Ever since I can remember, I have been obsessed with creating imaginary worlds. As a youngster, I caught the bug of three major inspirations: Star Wars (the original trilogy), the roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons (Advanced 2nd Edition) and the collectible card game Magic the Gathering (the expansion Ice Age). My desire to draw, paint and bring fantastical beings and places to life was kindled by these three incredible wellsprings of wonder, enchantment and discovery. I graduated from California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2010 with a major in illustration and have since worked as a freelance illustrator.



Why I'm On Patreon:

As I’ve grown my art practice over the years, I’ve realized that many hours in the studio are required to hone raw creativity. I’ve learned countless lessons and sharpened my artistic eye as I’ve slowly brought imaginary realms to life. As a patron, you can partake in these lessons learned over years. Gain exclusive access to art tutorials, works in progress and the goings-on of a creative mind at work.

I've learned a plethora of lessons along my artistic journey, including narrative creation, sketching, life drawing, reference gathering, oil painting, and digital methodologies. Patreon allows me to share these educational jewels with an exclusive community and also helps me to continue making more of the images I feel so passionate about. In addition to education, I will also share the fantasy world of my own creation called Felrealm. This may eventually turn into a book project. As a Patron you'll receive early access to my creative exploration of this intriguing world!



What You'll Receive:

Much of what I want to share with you are the things that don’t make the final cut: a face that was repainted, anatomy that was corrected, lighting problems, reference problems, the list goes on and on. These lessons will be demonstrated in photos, timelapse videos and how-to tutorials for a whole host of creative challenges. Like all artists, I have made mistakes. These behind the scenes glimpses into my studio show how I've learned from these mistakes and turned failure into a crucial part of the creative process!

It's important to note that this is a work in progress. Given that this is my first foray into this kind of endeavor, I will be tweaking and adjusting as time goes on and I receive feedback from patrons. It's going to be one interesting ride!



What is Patreon?
Patreon is in essence a tip jar for my creative endeavors. If you like what I'm up to and would like me to continue sharing my in depth creative process with you, this is the place to back my efforts! Feel free to become a patron at whatever level you feel comfortable with. I also aim to post publicly here as well, so if you aren't ready to become a patron today there's always something here for you to enjoy!



Where Else Can I Find Your Work?
My work is also available at the following links:

Portfolio
Instagram
Twitter
Tumblr

Recent posts by Colin Nitta

Tiers
Novitiate
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Many thanks! Your help allows me to continue to create more of what I love!


You'll receive:

  • My sincere gratitude!
  • Access to my exclusive feed that will include at two or more posts per month of works in progress and how-to tutorials.
Apprentice
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you so much! Let's dive further into imaginary realms where discovery awaits!


You'll receive:

  • Access to my exclusive feed that will include two or more posts per month of works in progress and how-to tutorials
  • A new wallpaper of high resolution art to download every month
  • One or more posts per month on my reference process: how I work with models, maquette construction, and other details I use to get a sense of realism in my work
  • Polling privileges: Contribute your opinion via polls to let me know the next direction to take.
Journeyman
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Your support is greatly appreciated - thank you! Come along with me and we'll shine a light on the artistic mysteries that await.


You'll receive:

  • Access to my exclusive feed that will include two or more posts per month of works in progress and how-to tutorials
  •  On the first month of your pledge, three new wallpapers of high resolution art and a new wallpaper every month thereafter
  • One or more posts per month on my reference process: how I work with models, maquette construction, and other details I use to get a sense of realism in my work 
  • Polling privileges: Contribute your opinion via polls to let me know the next direction to take.
  • Videos and time-lapses of paintings I'm working on for an exclusive glimpse into my studio process
  • Early access to finished paintings before they go live!