Christy Grandjean is creating spiritual animal people and werewolf art
38

patrons

$562
per month



My name is Christy, but a lot of people know me as the artist Goldenwolf (most people call me Goldie). I am a full-time professional artist, and I have been creating my unique brand of artwork for nearly 25 years now.

I have always loved drawing animals and creating mythical and fantastic anthropomorphic animal characters. I also have a fascination with the mystical nature of our world, and enjoy creating more esoteric pieces as well. But by far my most favorite subject (personally) is werewolves. I have always been in love with the idea of these cursed creatures of film, folklore, and fantasy, and I indulge my shadow side by drawing my own beastly, snarly version of the werewolf myth.



I use a technique of watercolor and colored pencils to create my works, or I paint detailed acrylic paintings, depending on my mood with the piece. By becoming my Patron, you can see how I create my pieces, go more in-depth into my process, and discover some personal tidbits about myself and my life as well. 


I do various shows throughout the year where I sell my art and merchandise from mundane art and gift shows, to Furry conventions, Renaissance festivals, and Comic Cons . I also take commissions for custom artwork, and sell my originals to help bring in money. Additionally I earn a passive income from online sales of prints and merchandise. But it's hard to be a full-time artist these days, and all of that only keeps my nose above water from month to month. I rely upon Patreon to help bring in additional much needed income. Patreon helps me to be able to keep doing what I am doing, and it's all thanks to fans and supporters like you!

I am now coming up on my 44th birthday, and though I have always been pretty healthy, my age is catching up with me. Health problems are beginning to arise. I need to afford health insurance for myself, and on my current budget that it simply not possible. If I can reach a certain goal on my Patreon, I will be able to use some of that money to get the health insurance I need to help me to live a better, healthier life.

Also, I feel that I am a competent artist, but being mostly self-taught I know that I simply do not know enough. I would like to improve my skills, both in how to fully utilize my current mediums, and in my understanding of anatomy, proportions, and especially light. If I get enough support on Patreon, I would be able to take some courses, try new techniques, and dabble in new mediums. All of which I would, of course, share with my wonderful patrons.


When you join my exclusive tribe through Patreon, you will get some awesome rewards in return

  • Access to my Patron-only Blog: I will be posting exclusive looks at works in progress, early looks at new art, thoughts about art and creativity, and interesting tidbits like my favorite art supplies, my work space, and photos from my shows, pictures of my pets. Whatever I think might interest you.
  • First look at works in progress (WIPs) and new art: You will be the first to see work in progress shots of new work, and the final piece days before it is released publicly.

  • Live Streaming: From time to time (at least once a month) I do exclusive live streams of my colored and more detailed work. All Tribe members ($5 or more) get access to these exclusive streams where you can watch me create live, and ask me questions which I will answer verbally over my stream. These are super fun events, so don't miss out!

  • Monthly Coloring Pages: At the first of each month, all of my Tribal members ($5 or more) get a free coloring page to download and color. You can join in the fun by coloring and sharing your work in my Community section!

  • First dibs on new art: All of my Patrons will get first dibs on any new "for sale" (non-commission) art that I create. $20 or higher tier members will be offered a discount on originals.
  • Secret Sketchbook: All of my $20 or more tiers get access to my Secret Sketchbook, where I post sketches, drawings, and other works of a private or personal nature.
  • Other rewards: Check out each tier and see what I have to offer in exclusive rewards. I will also offer freebies for those at the Tribal ($5 or more) level from time to time, such as stickers, book marks, downloadables, and other goodies.



I have always loved creating anthropomorphic animals in a tribal society/setting. To me, this would be the natural way of being for such creatures, living in large family groups within a tribal society with their own languages, customs, rituals/religions, and symbols. So just for fun I am structuring my Patron levels as a tribe of animal people. Everyone who supports me will be a part of my Patreon tribe! I want to have fun with this, so there will be some creative surprises in store for my tribe members including tribe-only blog posts and more!



Thank you for checking out my Patreon. I hope that you will have fun watching what I create!

Tiers
Friend of the Tribe
$2 or more per month 8 patrons
  • Access to exclusive Patreon blog, which includes early looks at new works and works in progress (WIPs), behind the scenes, personal ramblings, and other content you will get nowhere else.
  • All of my heartfelt thanks <3
Member of the Tribe
$5 or more per month 24 patrons
  • Access to exclusive Patreon blog
  • Monthly coloring pages
  • Entry into Tribe giveaways
  • Access to exclusive video live streams 
  • Access to tutorials and Tribe-only blog extras
Tribal Hunter
$20 or more per month 5 patrons
 
  • Access to exclusive Patreon blog
  • Monthly coloring pages
  • Entry into Tribe giveaways
  • Access to exclusive video live streams
  • Access to tutorials and Tribe-only blog extras
  • Access to "Secret Sketchbook" posts
  • Thank you package in the mail, including thank you card with a doodle, and mini print.
Tribal Warrior
$50 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • Thank you package in the mail, including thank you card with a sketch inside, 8.5 X 11 print, and bookmark or sticker.
  • 10% off orders in my store
  • Two 9 X 12 drawings of your choice per year (every six months of Patronage)
  • Exclusive goodies and extras throughout the year
Tribal Council
$100 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • Thank you package in the mail, including thank you card with a sketch inside, 8.5 X 11 print, key chain, bookmark, and sticker
  • 15% off orders in my store
  • After your first month of support at this level, your own 8.5 X 5.5 hardbound sketchbook that I will do a sketch in once per month until it is full or you cancel.
  • Exclusive goodies and extras throughout the year
  • Special birthday surprise!



My name is Christy, but a lot of people know me as the artist Goldenwolf (most people call me Goldie). I am a full-time professional artist, and I have been creating my unique brand of artwork for nearly 25 years now.

I have always loved drawing animals and creating mythical and fantastic anthropomorphic animal characters. I also have a fascination with the mystical nature of our world, and enjoy creating more esoteric pieces as well. But by far my most favorite subject (personally) is werewolves. I have always been in love with the idea of these cursed creatures of film, folklore, and fantasy, and I indulge my shadow side by drawing my own beastly, snarly version of the werewolf myth.



I use a technique of watercolor and colored pencils to create my works, or I paint detailed acrylic paintings, depending on my mood with the piece. By becoming my Patron, you can see how I create my pieces, go more in-depth into my process, and discover some personal tidbits about myself and my life as well. 


I do various shows throughout the year where I sell my art and merchandise from mundane art and gift shows, to Furry conventions, Renaissance festivals, and Comic Cons . I also take commissions for custom artwork, and sell my originals to help bring in money. Additionally I earn a passive income from online sales of prints and merchandise. But it's hard to be a full-time artist these days, and all of that only keeps my nose above water from month to month. I rely upon Patreon to help bring in additional much needed income. Patreon helps me to be able to keep doing what I am doing, and it's all thanks to fans and supporters like you!

I am now coming up on my 44th birthday, and though I have always been pretty healthy, my age is catching up with me. Health problems are beginning to arise. I need to afford health insurance for myself, and on my current budget that it simply not possible. If I can reach a certain goal on my Patreon, I will be able to use some of that money to get the health insurance I need to help me to live a better, healthier life.

Also, I feel that I am a competent artist, but being mostly self-taught I know that I simply do not know enough. I would like to improve my skills, both in how to fully utilize my current mediums, and in my understanding of anatomy, proportions, and especially light. If I get enough support on Patreon, I would be able to take some courses, try new techniques, and dabble in new mediums. All of which I would, of course, share with my wonderful patrons.


When you join my exclusive tribe through Patreon, you will get some awesome rewards in return

  • Access to my Patron-only Blog: I will be posting exclusive looks at works in progress, early looks at new art, thoughts about art and creativity, and interesting tidbits like my favorite art supplies, my work space, and photos from my shows, pictures of my pets. Whatever I think might interest you.
  • First look at works in progress (WIPs) and new art: You will be the first to see work in progress shots of new work, and the final piece days before it is released publicly.

  • Live Streaming: From time to time (at least once a month) I do exclusive live streams of my colored and more detailed work. All Tribe members ($5 or more) get access to these exclusive streams where you can watch me create live, and ask me questions which I will answer verbally over my stream. These are super fun events, so don't miss out!

  • Monthly Coloring Pages: At the first of each month, all of my Tribal members ($5 or more) get a free coloring page to download and color. You can join in the fun by coloring and sharing your work in my Community section!

  • First dibs on new art: All of my Patrons will get first dibs on any new "for sale" (non-commission) art that I create. $20 or higher tier members will be offered a discount on originals.
  • Secret Sketchbook: All of my $20 or more tiers get access to my Secret Sketchbook, where I post sketches, drawings, and other works of a private or personal nature.
  • Other rewards: Check out each tier and see what I have to offer in exclusive rewards. I will also offer freebies for those at the Tribal ($5 or more) level from time to time, such as stickers, book marks, downloadables, and other goodies.



I have always loved creating anthropomorphic animals in a tribal society/setting. To me, this would be the natural way of being for such creatures, living in large family groups within a tribal society with their own languages, customs, rituals/religions, and symbols. So just for fun I am structuring my Patron levels as a tribe of animal people. Everyone who supports me will be a part of my Patreon tribe! I want to have fun with this, so there will be some creative surprises in store for my tribe members including tribe-only blog posts and more!



Thank you for checking out my Patreon. I hope that you will have fun watching what I create!

Recent posts by Christy Grandjean

Tiers
Friend of the Tribe
$2 or more per month 8 patrons
  • Access to exclusive Patreon blog, which includes early looks at new works and works in progress (WIPs), behind the scenes, personal ramblings, and other content you will get nowhere else.
  • All of my heartfelt thanks <3
Member of the Tribe
$5 or more per month 24 patrons
  • Access to exclusive Patreon blog
  • Monthly coloring pages
  • Entry into Tribe giveaways
  • Access to exclusive video live streams 
  • Access to tutorials and Tribe-only blog extras
Tribal Hunter
$20 or more per month 5 patrons
 
  • Access to exclusive Patreon blog
  • Monthly coloring pages
  • Entry into Tribe giveaways
  • Access to exclusive video live streams
  • Access to tutorials and Tribe-only blog extras
  • Access to "Secret Sketchbook" posts
  • Thank you package in the mail, including thank you card with a doodle, and mini print.
Tribal Warrior
$50 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • Thank you package in the mail, including thank you card with a sketch inside, 8.5 X 11 print, and bookmark or sticker.
  • 10% off orders in my store
  • Two 9 X 12 drawings of your choice per year (every six months of Patronage)
  • Exclusive goodies and extras throughout the year
Tribal Council
$100 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • Thank you package in the mail, including thank you card with a sketch inside, 8.5 X 11 print, key chain, bookmark, and sticker
  • 15% off orders in my store
  • After your first month of support at this level, your own 8.5 X 5.5 hardbound sketchbook that I will do a sketch in once per month until it is full or you cancel.
  • Exclusive goodies and extras throughout the year
  • Special birthday surprise!