Elisabeth Elvira Alba is creating Fantastical Narrative Art
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Hello and welcome! My name is Elisabeth.

I'm a freelance illustrator living in Western Massachusetts and I'm looking forward to exploring this platform to allow others to dive a little deeper into my creative world. My artwork focuses on fantastical, historical, and cartographic imagery. I'm constantly inspired by my travels and my lifelong appreciation of fantasy and historical literature and film, especially those created for children. In my work, I strive to recreate the joy I have always felt poring over books with lush, narrative illustration, and hope that I might spark that joy in someone else. My paintings are typically created with a variety of media: pencil, watercolor, colored pencil, acryla gouache, and ink. Sometimes I work digitally. I've worked with some great clients over the years including Scholastic, Llewellyn Worldwide, Small Beer Press, and Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, but client jobs often don't let me delve into the subject matter that my personal work does, namely beautiful, mysterious, and enchanting imagery. For a taste of what you'll be seeing from me, if you become a patron, check out my portfolio at www.albaillustration.com!

Current Projects:

I'm jumping between a few things. Client-wise, I am working on the Everyday Witch Oracle deck, which is due early 2019. This is a companion deck to the Everyday Witch Tarot deck that I illustrated, written by Deborah Blake and published by Llewellyn Worldwide. Since there are 40 images in the deck, you'll be seeing a lot of magical imagery from it over the next year. Other client jobs might come along as well, and if I am able to share sketches and process for them I will. I am also a member of the Changeling Artist Collective and we have monthly themed auctions of art that I try to make time to create for. I usually have some personal work on the table as well. In February I will be participating in Month of Love, one of my favorite art months of the year!

Why Patreon?:

I share snippets here and there on social media, but as everyone now knows, reach has gone way down from wonky algorithms. There are also limitations to the length and quality of uploaded video on facebook and instagram. I would love to share more in-depth posts about works in progress, my process, longer videos, and spend more time providing better content about my work for those who are truly interested.

My goal is to have supplemental income for more financial stability (publishing is often unpredictable!) and to free up more time for personal work and exploration, as well as more time to create better behind-the-scenes content for my patrons.

How it works:

You may select whichever reward tier you are comfortable contributing to. My Patreon uses "Charge Up Front" which means new Patrons will be charged on the day they pledge, and later payments are collected at the start of each month. You can change your pledge to suit your budget whenever you want, and you may also cancel your pledge at any time! Check out the official Patreon FAQ which may answer some specific questions about the platform.


What do you get?:


I plan on making patron-exclusive posts multiple times a week about current projects on the table and first looks at new art. Everyone in the Sketcher tier and above will also see sketch-to-final process posts and other tidbits about my artwork past and present, will be able to participate in polls, receive a holiday card in December, and an Etsy coupon. Supporters of the Painter tier and above will also receive desktop wallpapers upon pledging, a monthly coloring book page, video access, and a print of the holiday card image in December along with their card! The Fortune Teller Tier has all that plus you receive three mini-prints from the Everyday Witch Tarot or Oracle after every two payments charged. The Tiny Collector Tier includes everything in the Sketcher and Painter Tier, and you can commission a unique tiny painting after every two payments charged. The Collector Saver Tier includes everything in the Sketcher and Painter tiers, but your pledges accumulate into a 'savings account' to use when purchasing original art from me. For a full breakdown of all the reward tiers - visit www.patreon.com/posts/22447989.

Other ideas I might offer in the future are more involved videos about my studio and art life, a monthly Q&A (once I have enough patrons to get enough questions), guest posts from my husband (artist Scott Murphy, if anyone would be interested!)... I may change, add, or remove tier rewards as my patreon grows, depending on what is working and what is not working. It's all a work in progress; who knows where it will lead! :)

You can also find me at:

Facebook - www.facebook.com/albaillustration
Twitter - twitter.com/elisabethalba
Instagram - www.instagram.com/e.alba.art/
Tumblr - albaillustration.tumblr.com/
Etsy Shop - www.etsy.com/shop/albaillustration
Redbubble Shop - www.redbubble.com/people/elisabethalba


Thank you so much for being a part of my community. I am excited to share my continued artistic journey with you!

Tiers
The Doodler
$1 or more per month
 What you'll receive:


  • My heartfelt thanks!
  • Access to the Patreon-exclusive feed that will include current project updates, first looks at new art, and other fun things.  
The Sketcher
$2 or more per month
You have my gratitude!

What you'll receive:


  • Access to the Patreon-exclusive feed that will include current project updates, first looks at new art, sketch-to-final process photos, exploration of works in progress, and other fun things. 
  • Access to Patreon-only polls.
  • First dibs on all new artwork!
  • In December, you'll receive a holiday greeting in the mail (a new image my patrons will get to watch the creation of)! 
  • A coupon code for 10% off in my Etsy shop for the duration of your patronage. 
  • LIMITED TIME - Two Patreon-exclusive vinyl owl stickers shipped after first pledge. 
The Painter
$5 or more per month
Much thanks to you!


What you'll receive:


  • All previous rewards!
  • On the first month of your pledge, you will receive 3 desktop wallpapers.
  • A monthly coloring book page from my archive of artwork. I'd love to see and share what you create!
  • Videos -  you will have first access to videos of sketching, drawing, and painting, in real time and timelapse. 
  • In December, you will also receive a limited edition 8.5x11 inch print of the holiday image. (Note - you must become a patron before December 1st in order to receive the print)
  • LIMITED TIME - Two Patreon-exclusive vinyl owl stickers shipped after first pledge.
The Fortune Teller
$15 or more per month (sold out!)
Thank you so much!
 

What you'll receive:
 

  • All previous rewards!
  • A coupon code for 15% off in my Etsy shop for the duration of your patronage.
  • Every two payments charged you will receive three Patreon-exclusive sized 5x7 inch signed mini-prints of your choice from the Everyday Witch Tarot or Everyday Witch Oracle deck.

    *International patrons – please add an extra $5 to your pledge to help cover shipping. 
  • LIMITED TIME - Four Patreon-exclusive vinyl owl stickers to be included in first shipment, two of each design. (Keep the seconds or gift them to a friend!)
The Collector Saver
$30 or more per month
Thank you so much for your patronage!

What you'll receive:

 
  • All rewards included in the Sketcher and Painter Tiers!
  • A coupon code for 15% off in my Etsy shop for the duration of your patronage.
  • Your pledges accumulate into a "savings account" for you to use as partial or full payment for original artwork, no matter the size, whether it's new or old. *This cannot be used for custom commissions.

    If a lower tier patron upgrades, I will include their previous contributions into their tally. However, if a Collector Saver Tier patron changes to a different tier before spending what they've accumulated, their Collector accumulation can still be spent, but won't continue to grow. Your accumulation only remains as long as you are a patron in any tier.
  • LIMITED TIME - Four Patreon-exclusive vinyl owl stickers shipped after first pledge. (Keep the seconds or gift them to a friend!) 
The Tiny Collector
$40 or more per month
You're amazing! Thank you!
 

What you'll receive:
 

  • All rewards included in the Sketcher and Painter Tiers!
  • A coupon code for 15% off in my Etsy shop for the duration of your patronage.
  • Commission a unique tiny framed painting after every two payments charged. The image will either be 2x3 or 2.5x2.5 inches in size. To see examples, check tier info to the left under the "What do you get?" section. Theme/subject is from a keyword of your choosing - for example: barn owl, wolfhound, black dragon, pirate, fairy. It can also be a pet portrait, but not of a specific person.   

    *International patrons – please add an extra $5 to your pledge to help cover shipping. 
  • LIMITED TIME - Four Patreon-exclusive vinyl owl stickers to be included in first shipment, two of each design. (Keep the seconds or gift them to a friend!)
Goals
59% complete
You are all amazing! If I reach and maintain $350 per month, I will start mailing surprise 2x3 paintings to random patrons twice a year!
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Hello and welcome! My name is Elisabeth.

I'm a freelance illustrator living in Western Massachusetts and I'm looking forward to exploring this platform to allow others to dive a little deeper into my creative world. My artwork focuses on fantastical, historical, and cartographic imagery. I'm constantly inspired by my travels and my lifelong appreciation of fantasy and historical literature and film, especially those created for children. In my work, I strive to recreate the joy I have always felt poring over books with lush, narrative illustration, and hope that I might spark that joy in someone else. My paintings are typically created with a variety of media: pencil, watercolor, colored pencil, acryla gouache, and ink. Sometimes I work digitally. I've worked with some great clients over the years including Scholastic, Llewellyn Worldwide, Small Beer Press, and Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, but client jobs often don't let me delve into the subject matter that my personal work does, namely beautiful, mysterious, and enchanting imagery. For a taste of what you'll be seeing from me, if you become a patron, check out my portfolio at www.albaillustration.com!

Current Projects:

I'm jumping between a few things. Client-wise, I am working on the Everyday Witch Oracle deck, which is due early 2019. This is a companion deck to the Everyday Witch Tarot deck that I illustrated, written by Deborah Blake and published by Llewellyn Worldwide. Since there are 40 images in the deck, you'll be seeing a lot of magical imagery from it over the next year. Other client jobs might come along as well, and if I am able to share sketches and process for them I will. I am also a member of the Changeling Artist Collective and we have monthly themed auctions of art that I try to make time to create for. I usually have some personal work on the table as well. In February I will be participating in Month of Love, one of my favorite art months of the year!

Why Patreon?:

I share snippets here and there on social media, but as everyone now knows, reach has gone way down from wonky algorithms. There are also limitations to the length and quality of uploaded video on facebook and instagram. I would love to share more in-depth posts about works in progress, my process, longer videos, and spend more time providing better content about my work for those who are truly interested.

My goal is to have supplemental income for more financial stability (publishing is often unpredictable!) and to free up more time for personal work and exploration, as well as more time to create better behind-the-scenes content for my patrons.

How it works:

You may select whichever reward tier you are comfortable contributing to. My Patreon uses "Charge Up Front" which means new Patrons will be charged on the day they pledge, and later payments are collected at the start of each month. You can change your pledge to suit your budget whenever you want, and you may also cancel your pledge at any time! Check out the official Patreon FAQ which may answer some specific questions about the platform.


What do you get?:


I plan on making patron-exclusive posts multiple times a week about current projects on the table and first looks at new art. Everyone in the Sketcher tier and above will also see sketch-to-final process posts and other tidbits about my artwork past and present, will be able to participate in polls, receive a holiday card in December, and an Etsy coupon. Supporters of the Painter tier and above will also receive desktop wallpapers upon pledging, a monthly coloring book page, video access, and a print of the holiday card image in December along with their card! The Fortune Teller Tier has all that plus you receive three mini-prints from the Everyday Witch Tarot or Oracle after every two payments charged. The Tiny Collector Tier includes everything in the Sketcher and Painter Tier, and you can commission a unique tiny painting after every two payments charged. The Collector Saver Tier includes everything in the Sketcher and Painter tiers, but your pledges accumulate into a 'savings account' to use when purchasing original art from me. For a full breakdown of all the reward tiers - visit www.patreon.com/posts/22447989.

Other ideas I might offer in the future are more involved videos about my studio and art life, a monthly Q&A (once I have enough patrons to get enough questions), guest posts from my husband (artist Scott Murphy, if anyone would be interested!)... I may change, add, or remove tier rewards as my patreon grows, depending on what is working and what is not working. It's all a work in progress; who knows where it will lead! :)

You can also find me at:

Facebook - www.facebook.com/albaillustration
Twitter - twitter.com/elisabethalba
Instagram - www.instagram.com/e.alba.art/
Tumblr - albaillustration.tumblr.com/
Etsy Shop - www.etsy.com/shop/albaillustration
Redbubble Shop - www.redbubble.com/people/elisabethalba


Thank you so much for being a part of my community. I am excited to share my continued artistic journey with you!

Recent posts by Elisabeth Elvira Alba

Tiers
The Doodler
$1 or more per month
 What you'll receive:


  • My heartfelt thanks!
  • Access to the Patreon-exclusive feed that will include current project updates, first looks at new art, and other fun things.  
The Sketcher
$2 or more per month
You have my gratitude!

What you'll receive:


  • Access to the Patreon-exclusive feed that will include current project updates, first looks at new art, sketch-to-final process photos, exploration of works in progress, and other fun things. 
  • Access to Patreon-only polls.
  • First dibs on all new artwork!
  • In December, you'll receive a holiday greeting in the mail (a new image my patrons will get to watch the creation of)! 
  • A coupon code for 10% off in my Etsy shop for the duration of your patronage. 
  • LIMITED TIME - Two Patreon-exclusive vinyl owl stickers shipped after first pledge. 
The Painter
$5 or more per month
Much thanks to you!


What you'll receive:


  • All previous rewards!
  • On the first month of your pledge, you will receive 3 desktop wallpapers.
  • A monthly coloring book page from my archive of artwork. I'd love to see and share what you create!
  • Videos -  you will have first access to videos of sketching, drawing, and painting, in real time and timelapse. 
  • In December, you will also receive a limited edition 8.5x11 inch print of the holiday image. (Note - you must become a patron before December 1st in order to receive the print)
  • LIMITED TIME - Two Patreon-exclusive vinyl owl stickers shipped after first pledge.
The Fortune Teller
$15 or more per month (sold out!)
Thank you so much!
 

What you'll receive:
 

  • All previous rewards!
  • A coupon code for 15% off in my Etsy shop for the duration of your patronage.
  • Every two payments charged you will receive three Patreon-exclusive sized 5x7 inch signed mini-prints of your choice from the Everyday Witch Tarot or Everyday Witch Oracle deck.

    *International patrons – please add an extra $5 to your pledge to help cover shipping. 
  • LIMITED TIME - Four Patreon-exclusive vinyl owl stickers to be included in first shipment, two of each design. (Keep the seconds or gift them to a friend!)
The Collector Saver
$30 or more per month
Thank you so much for your patronage!

What you'll receive:

 
  • All rewards included in the Sketcher and Painter Tiers!
  • A coupon code for 15% off in my Etsy shop for the duration of your patronage.
  • Your pledges accumulate into a "savings account" for you to use as partial or full payment for original artwork, no matter the size, whether it's new or old. *This cannot be used for custom commissions.

    If a lower tier patron upgrades, I will include their previous contributions into their tally. However, if a Collector Saver Tier patron changes to a different tier before spending what they've accumulated, their Collector accumulation can still be spent, but won't continue to grow. Your accumulation only remains as long as you are a patron in any tier.
  • LIMITED TIME - Four Patreon-exclusive vinyl owl stickers shipped after first pledge. (Keep the seconds or gift them to a friend!) 
The Tiny Collector
$40 or more per month
You're amazing! Thank you!
 

What you'll receive:
 

  • All rewards included in the Sketcher and Painter Tiers!
  • A coupon code for 15% off in my Etsy shop for the duration of your patronage.
  • Commission a unique tiny framed painting after every two payments charged. The image will either be 2x3 or 2.5x2.5 inches in size. To see examples, check tier info to the left under the "What do you get?" section. Theme/subject is from a keyword of your choosing - for example: barn owl, wolfhound, black dragon, pirate, fairy. It can also be a pet portrait, but not of a specific person.   

    *International patrons – please add an extra $5 to your pledge to help cover shipping. 
  • LIMITED TIME - Four Patreon-exclusive vinyl owl stickers to be included in first shipment, two of each design. (Keep the seconds or gift them to a friend!)