Elvenbeard is creating an Original Fantasy Setting
26
patrons
$127
per month

 • What I'm about •

I'm Elven! I’m an illustrator and writer from Germany, working on making a living with the things I create! I love video games, elves, cats, and thinking up my own worlds. You can find my art and writing on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram, etc. and I occasionally stream on Picarto and Twitch!

I want my stories and characters to matter to and resonate with the people seeing, reading, or hearing them. I want to create settings with a diverse cast, deep emotions, small and big struggles and challenges we all face in our lives - all with a touch of magic and dragons. 


The overarching main goal of this campaign at this point is to create a big, original fantasy world in book format that can be used as a setting for tabletop roleplaying games by anyone of you. Also, I want to later use this setting as a base for a webcomic or illustrated novel I have been dreaming of making since I was a teenager: The King of Ivendarea.

With your help I can make this dream a reality and bring the world of Ivendarea to life!





 •   Project Roadmap: The World of Ivendarea   • 

2019-2020 • Worlbuilding Phase

This year I want to fully focus on creating content for the "lore book", mostly in written form, but also concept art and, potentially, occasional bigger illustrations. You can look at my progress so far on my WorldAnvil page, where I keep my content organized and stored for everyone to read. This is a big heap of work, but I am going to try to structure everything in different areas and topics.

The goal is to write as many articles as possible for one of the overarchin topics of "Characters", "Setting", and "Lore".

"Characters" are protagonists, side characters, historical and religious figures, and concept and design work.
"Setting" is everything that has to do with nations, landscapes, settlements, points of interest, architecture, and interior spaces.
"Lore" features information on magic, religion, and history of the world.


2020-2021 • Book Making Phase

At some point next year I hope to have finished writing all the content there is - and probably also gathered some art along the way. The goal will be to put everything into a book in the style of an art book, but also a "setting" book in a way. I got my inspiration for this from the "World of Thedas" books released for the Dragon Age games. They are written as if they were a part of the world they describe, something you could find in a Minrathous library or a book store in Denerim. Similarly how the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings are, in theory, also part of their own settings and were only translated by J.R.R. Tolkien into the English language. I love this concept to pieces and been dying to make something like this myself.

2021 • Publishing & New/Accompanying Content

I'm aiming to publish the book with the help of a Kickstarter campaign ('cause printing and licenses are expensive) and focus this Patreon on creating content set in the world of Ivendarea - the aforementioned book or comic as well as potentially some small tabletop adventures that you can play with your friends!


 • Rewards, Milestones, and why your Support matters   • 

If you decide to support me here in my endeavours – which would honestly mean the world to a small artist like me – you’ll receive exclusive content no-one else gets to see depending on how much you pledge! This includes

  • New finished content (art & writing) comes to Patreon first - and you also get an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes in the shape of previews of works in progress that I don't post anywhere else!
  • Access to a Patron-only Discord server
  • Once a certain milestone goal is reached: access to private livestreams where I answer your questions or doodle secret things!!
  • Art in full resolution for your personal use, lineart for colouring, as wallpapers etc.*
  • Tabletop resources such as maps and NPC portraits*
  • PSD files of drawings, PDF files of writings
  • a monthly black and white doodle for a topic of your choice
  • and more rewards to come as more milestone goals are reached!

* along with the project of the Ivendara lore book I want to focus this Patreon page on I also create a little bit of fanart here and there. I'm also DMing a Dragon Age tabletop campaign. So, occasionally, while Ivendarea is the main project of this Patreon page, there might be art not related to it featured in your rewards, whenever it's available.

I’m always happy to hear feedback from you through messages and comments – here as well as on other social media! I want to make your stay and support worthwhile and offer you useful and enjoyable content, and I’d also love to answer any questions you might have!!

Thanks so much for your support, for sharing, for commenting… your support allows me to keep doing what I love the most, and I am so grateful for that! As I said, I want to share art and stories that matter, that are told with and for people who need to hear them, or who just like fantasy stories in general.

This is my passion and purpose, and with you I can keep following this dream ♥
Tiers
Vessel
$1 or more per month


Every little contribution helps! ♥


  • Access to new content on Patreon first!
  • Access to private Discord server


Includes Discord rewards
Acolyte
$2 or more per month


Many thanks for your support!! ♥


  • All previous rewards 
  • All art in full resolution for your personal use
  • Get to see Works in Progress that I post nowhere else
  • Access to Private Streams
Includes Discord rewards
Investigator
$5 or more per month


You're in it for the long run, thank you!! ♥


  • All previous rewards
  • Occasionally additional art content (fanart, tabletop rpg resources, lineart-versions of finished illustrations, animated art etc.)
Includes Discord rewards
Oracle
$10 or more per month


Thank you for your immense trust, you have my gratitude!! ♥


  • All previous rewards
  • All drawings as PSD files
  • All writings as PDF files
Includes Discord rewards
Creator
$25 or more per month only 4 left


Thanks for helping me achieve my dreams! ♥


  • All previous rewards
  • A monthly black-and-white doodle for a topic of your choosing
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$127 of $150 per month
Monthly Sketchpage

I can invest more in my trade: with this goal reached I want to subscribe to online art programs and refine my skills. If there's content and progess to share with you, I will, on top of the usual content!

Furthermore, getting into a habit of daily doodles again, I want to put together a big sketchpage for you each month with varying topics: character designs, creatures, settings, clothing, for both original art and fanart!

Unlocks: 
Monthly poster-sized sketchpage
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 • What I'm about •

I'm Elven! I’m an illustrator and writer from Germany, working on making a living with the things I create! I love video games, elves, cats, and thinking up my own worlds. You can find my art and writing on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram, etc. and I occasionally stream on Picarto and Twitch!

I want my stories and characters to matter to and resonate with the people seeing, reading, or hearing them. I want to create settings with a diverse cast, deep emotions, small and big struggles and challenges we all face in our lives - all with a touch of magic and dragons. 


The overarching main goal of this campaign at this point is to create a big, original fantasy world in book format that can be used as a setting for tabletop roleplaying games by anyone of you. Also, I want to later use this setting as a base for a webcomic or illustrated novel I have been dreaming of making since I was a teenager: The King of Ivendarea.

With your help I can make this dream a reality and bring the world of Ivendarea to life!





 •   Project Roadmap: The World of Ivendarea   • 

2019-2020 • Worlbuilding Phase

This year I want to fully focus on creating content for the "lore book", mostly in written form, but also concept art and, potentially, occasional bigger illustrations. You can look at my progress so far on my WorldAnvil page, where I keep my content organized and stored for everyone to read. This is a big heap of work, but I am going to try to structure everything in different areas and topics.

The goal is to write as many articles as possible for one of the overarchin topics of "Characters", "Setting", and "Lore".

"Characters" are protagonists, side characters, historical and religious figures, and concept and design work.
"Setting" is everything that has to do with nations, landscapes, settlements, points of interest, architecture, and interior spaces.
"Lore" features information on magic, religion, and history of the world.


2020-2021 • Book Making Phase

At some point next year I hope to have finished writing all the content there is - and probably also gathered some art along the way. The goal will be to put everything into a book in the style of an art book, but also a "setting" book in a way. I got my inspiration for this from the "World of Thedas" books released for the Dragon Age games. They are written as if they were a part of the world they describe, something you could find in a Minrathous library or a book store in Denerim. Similarly how the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings are, in theory, also part of their own settings and were only translated by J.R.R. Tolkien into the English language. I love this concept to pieces and been dying to make something like this myself.

2021 • Publishing & New/Accompanying Content

I'm aiming to publish the book with the help of a Kickstarter campaign ('cause printing and licenses are expensive) and focus this Patreon on creating content set in the world of Ivendarea - the aforementioned book or comic as well as potentially some small tabletop adventures that you can play with your friends!


 • Rewards, Milestones, and why your Support matters   • 

If you decide to support me here in my endeavours – which would honestly mean the world to a small artist like me – you’ll receive exclusive content no-one else gets to see depending on how much you pledge! This includes

  • New finished content (art & writing) comes to Patreon first - and you also get an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes in the shape of previews of works in progress that I don't post anywhere else!
  • Access to a Patron-only Discord server
  • Once a certain milestone goal is reached: access to private livestreams where I answer your questions or doodle secret things!!
  • Art in full resolution for your personal use, lineart for colouring, as wallpapers etc.*
  • Tabletop resources such as maps and NPC portraits*
  • PSD files of drawings, PDF files of writings
  • a monthly black and white doodle for a topic of your choice
  • and more rewards to come as more milestone goals are reached!

* along with the project of the Ivendara lore book I want to focus this Patreon page on I also create a little bit of fanart here and there. I'm also DMing a Dragon Age tabletop campaign. So, occasionally, while Ivendarea is the main project of this Patreon page, there might be art not related to it featured in your rewards, whenever it's available.

I’m always happy to hear feedback from you through messages and comments – here as well as on other social media! I want to make your stay and support worthwhile and offer you useful and enjoyable content, and I’d also love to answer any questions you might have!!

Thanks so much for your support, for sharing, for commenting… your support allows me to keep doing what I love the most, and I am so grateful for that! As I said, I want to share art and stories that matter, that are told with and for people who need to hear them, or who just like fantasy stories in general.

This is my passion and purpose, and with you I can keep following this dream ♥

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Tiers
Vessel
$1 or more per month


Every little contribution helps! ♥


  • Access to new content on Patreon first!
  • Access to private Discord server


Includes Discord rewards
Acolyte
$2 or more per month


Many thanks for your support!! ♥


  • All previous rewards 
  • All art in full resolution for your personal use
  • Get to see Works in Progress that I post nowhere else
  • Access to Private Streams
Includes Discord rewards
Investigator
$5 or more per month


You're in it for the long run, thank you!! ♥


  • All previous rewards
  • Occasionally additional art content (fanart, tabletop rpg resources, lineart-versions of finished illustrations, animated art etc.)
Includes Discord rewards
Oracle
$10 or more per month


Thank you for your immense trust, you have my gratitude!! ♥


  • All previous rewards
  • All drawings as PSD files
  • All writings as PDF files
Includes Discord rewards
Creator
$25 or more per month only 4 left


Thanks for helping me achieve my dreams! ♥


  • All previous rewards
  • A monthly black-and-white doodle for a topic of your choosing
Includes Discord rewards