Dean Spencer is creating Fantasy & Sci-Fi RPG Stock Art - Characters, Creatures, Items
69

patrons

$967
per month
With your help I will be creating fantasy characters, creatures, landscapes and dynamic scenes and I want to pay it forward to small start up writers and game designers who could never afford the big price tags attached to bespoke work for their projects, all pieces will also be made available as STOCK ART via www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/8135/Dean-Spencer...

Every month I create a piece of stock art that my patrons have input into, like this:

This is how it works:
Every month I create a few thumbnails:

Patrons then get to vote on whichever one they prefer, in this case number 1 won the vote.

I create a new post and we all have a discussion about the details of the image.

During the discussion a female vampire knight was mentioned and that idea took hold so I created a pencil sketch based on all the feedback while still sticking to the general layout of the thumbnail:

After this stage I will usually work out the black and white values:

then I will work on the colour and final details:

As you can see there a two versions, I made some simple alterations for one of my patrons to make it fit a certain character that they had written about.

BESPOKE ARTWORK
As well as the main piece I also create a small colour fillers and small line-art fillers for $40 tier and above patrons to their specifications.
Here are some examples of the kinds of pieces created.
Colour fillers:

Line-art fillers:

STOCK ART REWARDS:
My patrons get credits added to their account every month which they can exchange for anything on my DriveThruRPG store. These can be used at any time or saved up.
To use credits, patrons can message me on Patreon or Facebook with what they would like, and I send out complimentary copies and deduct the credits accordingly.

The cost of stock art is as follows:

B/W Line-Art Filler - 1 Credit
Book Cover template - 1 Credit
Colour Filler - 2 Credits
Character; B/W Line-Art - 5 Credits
Character; Colour - 5 Credits
Half Page - 5 Credits
Full page - 7 Credits
Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
For anyone who want to support my art, see behind the scenes in my private Patreon group but doesn't want any stock art rewards.


  • 1 vote per month on what artworks I produce. 
  • Get involved in discussions on content
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
Copper
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
  • 1 CREDIT  to purchase anything on my DriveThruRPG store.
    Use credits each month or save them up for later. 
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 1 vote per month on what artworks I produce.
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
Bronze
$2.50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • 3 CREDITS  to purchase anything on my DriveThruRPG store.
    Use credits each month or save them upfor later. 
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 2 votes per month on what artworks I produce.
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
Iron
$5 or more per month 21 patrons
  • 8 CREDITS  to purchase anything on my DriveThruRPG store.
    Use credits each month or save them upfor later. 
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 3 votes per month on what artworks I produce.
  •  See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
  • 5% Discount on any art commissions
Silver
$10 or more per month 16 patrons
  • 17 CREDITS  to purchase anything on my DriveThruRPG store. Use credits each month or save them up for later.
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 5 votes per month on what artworks I produce.
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
  • 10% Discount on any art commissions
Early Bird (no longer available)
$20 or more per month 3 patrons (sold out!)
  • A piece of spot/filler LINE-art drawn to your specification EVERY MONTH. Measuring approx 3 inches on the longest side @300dpi. 
  • Choice of ANY ONE of my full colour artworks that are available at DriveThruRPG EVERY MONTH.
  • Choice of ANY FOUR of my spot/filler drawings available at DriveThruRPG EVERY MONTH
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 7 votes per month on what artworks I produce.
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
  • 20% Discount on any art commissions
Early Bird (no longer available)
$30 or more per month 3 patrons (sold out!)
  •  A piece of spot/filler COLOUR-art drawn to your specification EVERY MONTH. Measuring approx 4 inches on the longest side @300dpi. 
  • Choice of ANY ONE of my full colour artworks that are available at DriveThruRPG EVERY MONTH.
  • Choice of ANY FOUR of my spot/filler drawings available at DriveThruRPG EVERY MONTH.
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 9 votes per month on what artworks I produce.
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails
  • 20% Discount on any art commissions
Gold
$40 or more per month 1 of 3 patrons
  •  A piece of spot/filler LINE-art drawn to your specification EVERY MONTH, along with the rights for unlimited times uses of this piece as stock art. Measuring approx 3 inches on the longest side @300dpi. 
  • 17 CREDITS  to purchase anything on my DriveThruRPG store. Use credits each month or save them up for later. 
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 7 votes per month on what artworks I produce.
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
  • 20% Discount on any art commissions

  

All artwork created as part of Patreon will be made available as stock art on DriveThruRPG

Platinum
$60 or more per month 2 of 5 patrons
  • Two LINE-Art Character pieces drawn to your specification EVERY YEAR
    month 3 - thumbnail,
    month 6 - line-art finished piece,
    month 9 - thumbnail,
    month 12 - line-art finished piece,
    month 1 starts the day you join, if you leave before month 6 you can pay to have the piece finished privately.
    You get the rights for unlimited times uses of this piece as stock art. Measuring approx 8 inches on the longest side @300dpi.
  • A piece of spot/filler LINE-art drawn to your specification EVERY MONTH, along with the rights for unlimited times uses of this piece as stock art. Measuring approx 3 inches on the longest side @300dpi.
  • 17 CREDITS  to purchase anything on my DriveThruRPG store. Use credits each month or save them up for later. 
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 11 votes per month on what artworks I produce.
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
  • 20% Discount on any art commissions

   

All artwork created as part of Patreon will be made available as stock art on DriveThruRPG

Mithril
$65 or more per month 7 patrons (sold out!)
  • One COLOUR Character piece drawn to your specification EVERY YEAR
    month 3 - thumbnail,
    month 6 - pencil layout,
    month 9 - greyscale,
    month 12 - finished piece,
    month 1 starts the day you join, if you leave before month 12 you can pay to have the piece finished privately.
    You get the rights for unlimited times uses of this piece as stock art. Measuring approx 8 inches on the longest side @300dpi 
  • A piece of spot/filler COLOUR-art drawn to your specification EVERY MONTH , along with the rights for unlimited times uses of this piece as stock art. Measuring approx 4 inches on the longest side @300dpi. 
  • 17 CREDITS  to purchase anything on my DriveThruRPG store. Use credits each month or save them up for later. 
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 13 votes per month on what artworks I produce.
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
  • 20% Discount on any art commissions

 

All artwork created as part of Patreon will be made available as stock art on DriveThruRPG

Goals
$967 of $2,000 per month
A $2000 dollars a month from Patreon would be awesome, so much of my family's living costs would be met from this and I would be able to dedicate pretty much all my time to creating Patreon artwork.
As a special thank you I will run a competition every month and the winner will get to choose either an art print/poster, t-shirt, mug or notebook. Shipped worldwide.
2 of 2
With your help I will be creating fantasy characters, creatures, landscapes and dynamic scenes and I want to pay it forward to small start up writers and game designers who could never afford the big price tags attached to bespoke work for their projects, all pieces will also be made available as STOCK ART via www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/8135/Dean-Spencer...

Every month I create a piece of stock art that my patrons have input into, like this:

This is how it works:
Every month I create a few thumbnails:

Patrons then get to vote on whichever one they prefer, in this case number 1 won the vote.

I create a new post and we all have a discussion about the details of the image.

During the discussion a female vampire knight was mentioned and that idea took hold so I created a pencil sketch based on all the feedback while still sticking to the general layout of the thumbnail:

After this stage I will usually work out the black and white values:

then I will work on the colour and final details:

As you can see there a two versions, I made some simple alterations for one of my patrons to make it fit a certain character that they had written about.

BESPOKE ARTWORK
As well as the main piece I also create a small colour fillers and small line-art fillers for $40 tier and above patrons to their specifications.
Here are some examples of the kinds of pieces created.
Colour fillers:

Line-art fillers:

STOCK ART REWARDS:
My patrons get credits added to their account every month which they can exchange for anything on my DriveThruRPG store. These can be used at any time or saved up.
To use credits, patrons can message me on Patreon or Facebook with what they would like, and I send out complimentary copies and deduct the credits accordingly.

The cost of stock art is as follows:

B/W Line-Art Filler - 1 Credit
Book Cover template - 1 Credit
Colour Filler - 2 Credits
Character; B/W Line-Art - 5 Credits
Character; Colour - 5 Credits
Half Page - 5 Credits
Full page - 7 Credits

Recent posts by Dean Spencer

Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
For anyone who want to support my art, see behind the scenes in my private Patreon group but doesn't want any stock art rewards.


  • 1 vote per month on what artworks I produce. 
  • Get involved in discussions on content
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
Copper
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
  • 1 CREDIT  to purchase anything on my DriveThruRPG store.
    Use credits each month or save them up for later. 
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 1 vote per month on what artworks I produce.
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
Bronze
$2.50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • 3 CREDITS  to purchase anything on my DriveThruRPG store.
    Use credits each month or save them upfor later. 
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 2 votes per month on what artworks I produce.
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
Iron
$5 or more per month 21 patrons
  • 8 CREDITS  to purchase anything on my DriveThruRPG store.
    Use credits each month or save them upfor later. 
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 3 votes per month on what artworks I produce.
  •  See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
  • 5% Discount on any art commissions
Silver
$10 or more per month 16 patrons
  • 17 CREDITS  to purchase anything on my DriveThruRPG store. Use credits each month or save them up for later.
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 5 votes per month on what artworks I produce.
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
  • 10% Discount on any art commissions
Early Bird (no longer available)
$20 or more per month 3 patrons (sold out!)
  • A piece of spot/filler LINE-art drawn to your specification EVERY MONTH. Measuring approx 3 inches on the longest side @300dpi. 
  • Choice of ANY ONE of my full colour artworks that are available at DriveThruRPG EVERY MONTH.
  • Choice of ANY FOUR of my spot/filler drawings available at DriveThruRPG EVERY MONTH
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 7 votes per month on what artworks I produce.
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
  • 20% Discount on any art commissions
Early Bird (no longer available)
$30 or more per month 3 patrons (sold out!)
  •  A piece of spot/filler COLOUR-art drawn to your specification EVERY MONTH. Measuring approx 4 inches on the longest side @300dpi. 
  • Choice of ANY ONE of my full colour artworks that are available at DriveThruRPG EVERY MONTH.
  • Choice of ANY FOUR of my spot/filler drawings available at DriveThruRPG EVERY MONTH.
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 9 votes per month on what artworks I produce.
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails
  • 20% Discount on any art commissions
Gold
$40 or more per month 1 of 3 patrons
  •  A piece of spot/filler LINE-art drawn to your specification EVERY MONTH, along with the rights for unlimited times uses of this piece as stock art. Measuring approx 3 inches on the longest side @300dpi. 
  • 17 CREDITS  to purchase anything on my DriveThruRPG store. Use credits each month or save them up for later. 
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 7 votes per month on what artworks I produce.
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
  • 20% Discount on any art commissions

  

All artwork created as part of Patreon will be made available as stock art on DriveThruRPG

Platinum
$60 or more per month 2 of 5 patrons
  • Two LINE-Art Character pieces drawn to your specification EVERY YEAR
    month 3 - thumbnail,
    month 6 - line-art finished piece,
    month 9 - thumbnail,
    month 12 - line-art finished piece,
    month 1 starts the day you join, if you leave before month 6 you can pay to have the piece finished privately.
    You get the rights for unlimited times uses of this piece as stock art. Measuring approx 8 inches on the longest side @300dpi.
  • A piece of spot/filler LINE-art drawn to your specification EVERY MONTH, along with the rights for unlimited times uses of this piece as stock art. Measuring approx 3 inches on the longest side @300dpi.
  • 17 CREDITS  to purchase anything on my DriveThruRPG store. Use credits each month or save them up for later. 
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 11 votes per month on what artworks I produce.
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
  • 20% Discount on any art commissions

   

All artwork created as part of Patreon will be made available as stock art on DriveThruRPG

Mithril
$65 or more per month 7 patrons (sold out!)
  • One COLOUR Character piece drawn to your specification EVERY YEAR
    month 3 - thumbnail,
    month 6 - pencil layout,
    month 9 - greyscale,
    month 12 - finished piece,
    month 1 starts the day you join, if you leave before month 12 you can pay to have the piece finished privately.
    You get the rights for unlimited times uses of this piece as stock art. Measuring approx 8 inches on the longest side @300dpi 
  • A piece of spot/filler COLOUR-art drawn to your specification EVERY MONTH , along with the rights for unlimited times uses of this piece as stock art. Measuring approx 4 inches on the longest side @300dpi. 
  • 17 CREDITS  to purchase anything on my DriveThruRPG store. Use credits each month or save them up for later. 
  • UNLIMITED USES on Stock Art Rewards all the while you are a Patron (non-patrons get one-time rights when buying stock art from DriveThruRPG)
  • Input into some of the details of that months artwork i.e. weapons, armour etc. 
  • 13 votes per month on what artworks I produce.
  • See behind the scenes sketches & thumbnails 
  • 20% Discount on any art commissions

 

All artwork created as part of Patreon will be made available as stock art on DriveThruRPG