Michael Maurino is creating Characters, Concepts and Commissions!
26
patrons
$225
per ON BREAK!


Hi! I'm Mike! (I sometimes go by the name IronStylus on the internets) 

About me:

I hail formerly from Riot Games. I make concept art for a living. I come from a very straight-forward pipeline in terms of developing concept art for various world-building purposes. I work in several stages when it comes to developing anything from a character, a vehicle, prop, or environment. On Patreon I'm going to show how I generally approach my concepts, with some fun other stuff in there as well!

How I tend to work:

- Rough sketches/thumbnails. Very loose, often smaller explorations of a subject. This is where I show how I generate ideas. I'll be showing various versions of whatever thing I'm working on, for the purpose of eventually cutting them down into a design I'd like to build from.

- Tight drawing/line art concept. This is where I'll take whatever I've decided to persue on the thumbnail exploration and flesh it out into a tighter and more cohesive drawing. This is where I'll finalize the design in preparation to make a painted concept.

- Final concept. A fully colored and rendered piece of art that serves the purpose of handing to a 3D artist to make a model, a costume designer to make an outfit out of, a fabricator to make a prop, or any other way that concept art can be brought to life for various media.

What I'll be making:

Art stuff.

Well, beyond that I'll be creating various piece of art. The art I'll be posting will range from traditional sketches, digital sketches, fully rendered concepts/illustrations and Zbrush models.

I'll be showing off exploration and ideation, process and technique, along with some tidbits as to how you can approach the industry, hopefully giving some good pointers that will make learning clearer and focused.

This is educational for me too! I'll probably stumble all over the place since I'm trying new styles and approaches all the time.



Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per ON BREAK!
  • Access to any and all images created exclusively for Patreon. 
  • Initial sketches.
  • High-rez images of the work.
  • Access to the Suggest-a-Character submission and voting features. (Suggest a character, vote on the suggestions, I make the thing!)
Pledge $10 or more per ON BREAK!
  • Access to any and all images created exclusively for Patreon.
  • Initial sketches.
  • High-rez images of the work.
  • Access to the Suggest-a-Character submission and voting features. (Suggest a character, vote on the suggestions, I make the thing!)
  • Full working PSD, un-collapsed, all the dirty nitty-gritty in there to see. 
  • Notations and tips about how the art was created. 
  • Process videos.
Pledge $50 or more per ON BREAK!
only 5 left
Traditional drawings of characters/things you'd like!

Limit 5 per month! First come first served!

These are physical pieces that will be shipped to you for you to keep, frame or use as toilet paper! First come first served!

The specs:

9" x 12" bristol board.
Blue pencil.
Black pencil or pen over blue lines.
Pledge $150 or more per ON BREAK!
only 2 left
Custom character/thing commissions! (digital)

Limit 5 per month! First come first served!

You're basically hiring me to design a unique character of yours or bring my own execution to a character you've created already! Fun times! You give me descriptions, reference, or maybe even art you've done so that we can make something cool together. There will be some design iteration, line art and at the end, a rendered image for you to hug and love!

The process of making the character will be streamed and recorded. You'll get everything I make for the character. Hi-rez images, PSD's and other content created in the process will be available to other patrons at other tier levels.  
Pledge $500 or more per ON BREAK!
only 1 left
Zbrush model of your character design!

Well then.. so you've got a character in mind which is well executed enough to get a 3D model of it made? Hot damn! We can take that concept (maybe it's one you've commissioned from the tiers above) and make it into an actual thing! For this, you will have early access to all tutorial content I make, including the finished source files, like .obj files and Ztools. You can then take it, dissect it for learning purposes, make your own modifications or have it 3D printed! 

(posing the model and optimizing it for printing however isn't currently offered, later possibly)

The process of making the character will be streamed and recorded. The creation process process will be available to other patrons at other tier levels but YOU will be the only one to get the final model!


Hi! I'm Mike! (I sometimes go by the name IronStylus on the internets) 

About me:

I hail formerly from Riot Games. I make concept art for a living. I come from a very straight-forward pipeline in terms of developing concept art for various world-building purposes. I work in several stages when it comes to developing anything from a character, a vehicle, prop, or environment. On Patreon I'm going to show how I generally approach my concepts, with some fun other stuff in there as well!

How I tend to work:

- Rough sketches/thumbnails. Very loose, often smaller explorations of a subject. This is where I show how I generate ideas. I'll be showing various versions of whatever thing I'm working on, for the purpose of eventually cutting them down into a design I'd like to build from.

- Tight drawing/line art concept. This is where I'll take whatever I've decided to persue on the thumbnail exploration and flesh it out into a tighter and more cohesive drawing. This is where I'll finalize the design in preparation to make a painted concept.

- Final concept. A fully colored and rendered piece of art that serves the purpose of handing to a 3D artist to make a model, a costume designer to make an outfit out of, a fabricator to make a prop, or any other way that concept art can be brought to life for various media.

What I'll be making:

Art stuff.

Well, beyond that I'll be creating various piece of art. The art I'll be posting will range from traditional sketches, digital sketches, fully rendered concepts/illustrations and Zbrush models.

I'll be showing off exploration and ideation, process and technique, along with some tidbits as to how you can approach the industry, hopefully giving some good pointers that will make learning clearer and focused.

This is educational for me too! I'll probably stumble all over the place since I'm trying new styles and approaches all the time.



Recent posts by Michael Maurino

Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per ON BREAK!
  • Access to any and all images created exclusively for Patreon. 
  • Initial sketches.
  • High-rez images of the work.
  • Access to the Suggest-a-Character submission and voting features. (Suggest a character, vote on the suggestions, I make the thing!)
Pledge $10 or more per ON BREAK!
  • Access to any and all images created exclusively for Patreon.
  • Initial sketches.
  • High-rez images of the work.
  • Access to the Suggest-a-Character submission and voting features. (Suggest a character, vote on the suggestions, I make the thing!)
  • Full working PSD, un-collapsed, all the dirty nitty-gritty in there to see. 
  • Notations and tips about how the art was created. 
  • Process videos.
Pledge $50 or more per ON BREAK!
only 5 left
Traditional drawings of characters/things you'd like!

Limit 5 per month! First come first served!

These are physical pieces that will be shipped to you for you to keep, frame or use as toilet paper! First come first served!

The specs:

9" x 12" bristol board.
Blue pencil.
Black pencil or pen over blue lines.
Pledge $150 or more per ON BREAK!
only 2 left
Custom character/thing commissions! (digital)

Limit 5 per month! First come first served!

You're basically hiring me to design a unique character of yours or bring my own execution to a character you've created already! Fun times! You give me descriptions, reference, or maybe even art you've done so that we can make something cool together. There will be some design iteration, line art and at the end, a rendered image for you to hug and love!

The process of making the character will be streamed and recorded. You'll get everything I make for the character. Hi-rez images, PSD's and other content created in the process will be available to other patrons at other tier levels.  
Pledge $500 or more per ON BREAK!
only 1 left
Zbrush model of your character design!

Well then.. so you've got a character in mind which is well executed enough to get a 3D model of it made? Hot damn! We can take that concept (maybe it's one you've commissioned from the tiers above) and make it into an actual thing! For this, you will have early access to all tutorial content I make, including the finished source files, like .obj files and Ztools. You can then take it, dissect it for learning purposes, make your own modifications or have it 3D printed! 

(posing the model and optimizing it for printing however isn't currently offered, later possibly)

The process of making the character will be streamed and recorded. The creation process process will be available to other patrons at other tier levels but YOU will be the only one to get the final model!