Kristina Carroll

is creating The Oracle of Mages

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Lifting the Curtain
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Your support means so much and every bit helps! Contributing to this tier means you like what I'm doing and want  more. It truly makes a big difference. Here you will get access to free content like sketches and process photos and the occasional exclusive Patron- only goodies
Waking Dreams
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With this level you get some exclusive and more in depth content:


  • More detailed writings on the creative process and mythology.
  • In depth process posts. 
  •  Early access to  sketches, photos and other work-in-progress documentation including occasional videos and tutorials
Behind the Veil
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Welcome to my world- let's play! With this tier you become significant partners in creating content with me and gain an even deeper look into my process. You get:


  • More detailed process posts including occasional materials reviews and experiments.
  • First Looks at timelapse videos and tutorials
  • Monthly exclusive content like personalized card readings based on Patron questions. 
  • All previous tier rewards

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About

"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves."     
- Carl Jung


The Mage of Labyrinths, Lady Nautilus, The Mage of Dreams (L to R)

Welcome!

My name is Kristina. I've been working as a freelance illustrator, fine artist and teacher for many years, specializing in Fantasy and Imaginative Realism. I've made art for some familiar names like Game of Thrones, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons and Lord of the Rings. However... while I love those worlds, I've long wanted to dive into creating my own. 

The Oracle of Mages

This is a project that started germinating years ago as I began letting myself explore more personal work and hone in on subjects that kept arising in my art.  Mythology, Archetypes, The Collective Unconscious, Feminine Magic, Meditation... As I began to bend my mind to these themes, characters would emerge that embodied symbols and ideas and I realized I was starting to develop a sort of personal mythology around them. 

And as these things often do when we hit on something that's important: It scared me. 

But the other side of fear is where the treasure is. So it's finally time to dive into this project and see where it leads. I have ideas, hopes, plans.. but the nature of this series is fluid and meditative and must be open to change as it is explored and excavated. 

It's the most deeply personal thing I have ever tried. 

The Goals
  • A deck of cards. The full number of cards isn't set in stone but around 50. 
  • A book of writings and exercises that discuss the mythology and how you can use it.
  • A kickstarter to help create a beautifully crafted art object that will have the deck, book, embroidered deck bag, pins and more!

What You Get:

With your support I hope to develop a new card every month. The more support I get, the more time I can invest of course. I will share process photos, writings, videos and more as the project grows. For me, art is always about communication and connection and so I hope my patrons will enjoy being a part of the creative process!

There will be something for everyone here. Whether you are a fan of mythology, symbols, magic, fiction or a growing artist yourself: I hope that you will discover something beautiful in what we explore.


Sketches for Mage of Dreams, Mage of Labyrinths and a yet unnamed Mage!

Time Lapses are one of my favorite things to do when there's time! I hope to do more of these and even branch into some more in depth tutorial videos as well. 



Oil Sketch for The Sorceress Card which will be finished with Patron Support!


Goals
19 of 100 patrons
Pop the champagne! When we reach this I will do an art give-away open to all patrons and special tutorial video to be voted on.  I will also create a run of limited edition prints of a recent painting available to all Patrons exclusively for a month.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 16 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 16 exclusive posts
9
Writings
7
Videos

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