Keith Franklin is creating original stories & characters ~ conceptual design ~ illustration
10

patrons

$79
per month
About me:

My name is Keith Franklin (29) and I am an artist and writer. For the past twelve years, I have been developing an original story that has taken the incarnation of a novel for the past six. Much of my artwork pertains to this story.

I consider myself a storyteller first and foremost. Whether I'm writing, drawing, animating, or making short films, the craft I truly love is that of the narrative itself. If you had seen me at age 10 adjusting the moving parts of a clay monster for just one of 24 painstaking shots per second, it was not because I wanted a career in sculpting or stop-motion animation -- it was because they were the only tools I had at the time to tell that story. From the outside, I might seem scattered to those who have seen me flutter between filmmaking, animation, illustration, conceptual design, screenwriting, and now to the long-term endeavor of writing a novel. But for me, every craft or medium is scaffolding around the same subject: that story. And if I had any musical talent, I'd have probably written a rendition for my trumpet as well.

(That said, the medium I've always envisioned my stories ultimately aspiring to is live-action film.)

What you can expect from me:

Do you like art? I'll regularly share sketches, drawings, and paintings, be they conceptual design, promotional art, or personal catharsis. I hope to eventually provide step-by-step insight and/or process videos to digital paintings as I do them, assuming there is interest.

Do you like reading and/or writing? I will post what updates I can related to the writing of my novel, in addition to excerpts and bits of exclusive lore or trivia. For those so inclined, a rough chapter will be made available each month.

The plea:

I'm here hoping to open up my creative processes to any and all who are interested. It so happens that writing takes time, and time is, well... you know the rest. Please help me vanquish the student debt monsters at my gates so that I can do what I love to do. Whatever your decision, I thank you for taking your time to read this. Godspeed in your own creative endeavors and have a wonderful day!





Instagram: k.d.franklin
DeviantArt: Keith-DF
Rewards
Sir Winston's Squire
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Winston loves doughnuts. Feed the cat and he'll love you too. Forever. Please enjoy!
  • Access to patron-only posts
  • Insight into my creative process
  • See works-in-progress, sketches, and finished pieces alike
  • Read excerpts of my writing
  • Take part in discussion and critique
  • Each month, read one full chapter of my novel-in-the-making, Flame of the Sovereign Star
  • Chapters are virtually complete, edited, and in sequence
  • Your feedback will be heard and valued greatly
  • Participate in polls and become eligible for future raffles 


Tome Raider
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
You go through chapters like Winston goes through Frisky Bitz. 
  • Monthly chapters converted into MOBI (Kindle) for your e-reading convenience
  • MOBI files will contain all prior chapters in addition
  • And all previous rewards, of course



Patromus Prime
$150 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
I make you a personalized drawing or digital painting of your choice.
  • Digital print or traditional original mailed to you
  • Digital files, if any, (such as Photoshop working documents) emailed to you for an inside perspective
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$79 of $2,500 per month
At this goal, a monthly raffle will take place. One patron will be selected at random to win an art print of his or her choice.

If this goal is met, I will be able to greatly improve the quality of presentation with upgrades to my devices and programs, such as a superior tablet and a camera to capture the process of traditional drawings as well. This amount would be nearing the point that I could afford to work fewer hours at my job, and thus be able to put that time toward an increased output of weekly artwork and writing.

...and it would save me from having to draw on the chalkboard at work. 


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About me:

My name is Keith Franklin (29) and I am an artist and writer. For the past twelve years, I have been developing an original story that has taken the incarnation of a novel for the past six. Much of my artwork pertains to this story.

I consider myself a storyteller first and foremost. Whether I'm writing, drawing, animating, or making short films, the craft I truly love is that of the narrative itself. If you had seen me at age 10 adjusting the moving parts of a clay monster for just one of 24 painstaking shots per second, it was not because I wanted a career in sculpting or stop-motion animation -- it was because they were the only tools I had at the time to tell that story. From the outside, I might seem scattered to those who have seen me flutter between filmmaking, animation, illustration, conceptual design, screenwriting, and now to the long-term endeavor of writing a novel. But for me, every craft or medium is scaffolding around the same subject: that story. And if I had any musical talent, I'd have probably written a rendition for my trumpet as well.

(That said, the medium I've always envisioned my stories ultimately aspiring to is live-action film.)

What you can expect from me:

Do you like art? I'll regularly share sketches, drawings, and paintings, be they conceptual design, promotional art, or personal catharsis. I hope to eventually provide step-by-step insight and/or process videos to digital paintings as I do them, assuming there is interest.

Do you like reading and/or writing? I will post what updates I can related to the writing of my novel, in addition to excerpts and bits of exclusive lore or trivia. For those so inclined, a rough chapter will be made available each month.

The plea:

I'm here hoping to open up my creative processes to any and all who are interested. It so happens that writing takes time, and time is, well... you know the rest. Please help me vanquish the student debt monsters at my gates so that I can do what I love to do. Whatever your decision, I thank you for taking your time to read this. Godspeed in your own creative endeavors and have a wonderful day!





Instagram: k.d.franklin
DeviantArt: Keith-DF

Recent posts by Keith Franklin

Rewards
Sir Winston's Squire
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Winston loves doughnuts. Feed the cat and he'll love you too. Forever. Please enjoy!
  • Access to patron-only posts
  • Insight into my creative process
  • See works-in-progress, sketches, and finished pieces alike
  • Read excerpts of my writing
  • Take part in discussion and critique
  • Each month, read one full chapter of my novel-in-the-making, Flame of the Sovereign Star
  • Chapters are virtually complete, edited, and in sequence
  • Your feedback will be heard and valued greatly
  • Participate in polls and become eligible for future raffles 


Tome Raider
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
You go through chapters like Winston goes through Frisky Bitz. 
  • Monthly chapters converted into MOBI (Kindle) for your e-reading convenience
  • MOBI files will contain all prior chapters in addition
  • And all previous rewards, of course



Patromus Prime
$150 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
I make you a personalized drawing or digital painting of your choice.
  • Digital print or traditional original mailed to you
  • Digital files, if any, (such as Photoshop working documents) emailed to you for an inside perspective
  • Plus all previous rewards