Lee Dawn

is creating Denizens, an illustrated fantasy book of belongings

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THE BOOK
   I am creating a fully illustrated hardcover book called Denizens. It is about the Fair Folk and the objects and places they claim as  their own. These things of power include the Banshee's Comb, the Kelpie's Bridle, the Dryad's Forest, and more. It will be a 150+ page hardcover book bursting with lore and dark fantasy illustrations. 


THE FAIR FOLK
Who are the Fair Folk? That is a question that could be asked a hundred times over with a hundred and one answers. They are most easily described as faeries, which is an equally complicated term. For the purposes of Denizens, the Fair Folk are creatures humanoid and un with power/ties to a place or object. They are to be respected, feared, and known only if they want to be.



THE ILLUSTRATIONS & WRITING
The book will contain at least 100,000 words of lore both old and more recently discovered, and 60 and more full illustrations in addition to pages of sketches and explorations. Denizens is an ever growing and fearsome tome that nevertheless must be created.
The illustrations will be created in my signature, detailed watercolor style. The writing will be sewn together  in a journal style format from old lore, conversations, and my own inventions.



WHY I NEED YOUR HELP
With $1, $5, $25, etc you can buy Denizens the most precious resource in the world: Time. Currently, I spend 60+ hours a week of my time at my in-house design job, freelancing, and peddling my wares at conventions. With the help of Patreon, I can buy back some of this time to instead spend on meticulously detailed illustrations, whimsical writing, and pouring over research.



WHAT YOU GET IN RETURN
In a year or two, hopefully, the completion of Denizens. In the meantime, you will see the process behind my illustrations from thumbnail to final details, my supplies, snippets of obscure folklore research, coffee fueled rants, and receive prints and other physical rewards through the mail. 



WHO ARE YOU ANYWAYS?
    I'm Lee Dawn! I'm 23 and live in Northern California with my partner, who is also an illustrator. I work as n in-house graphic designer for print by day and a freelance illustrator/raving lunatic by night. I can also be found peddling my wares at various conventions across the West Coast.
    I have a passion for obscure stories, weird places, and the color green in all its various, wonderful hues. I like to obsess about things so, writing and illustrating is a fantastic excuse for that.
Tiers
The Changeling's Acorn
$1 or more per month

Gratitude of the Fair Folk
Your support will help make Denizens a reality. The Folk thank you!

The Mermaid's Purse
$5 or more per month

Patron Only Feed
-Step-by-Step Illustration Processes with explanations, tips, and material lists

-Research Notes on the folklore, legends, and writings I reference

-Early Book Thumbnails & Writing Drafts

 

Postcards

-US residents will be included in my quarterly postcard mailings!

The Kelpie's Bridle
$10 or more per month

Patron Only Feed
-Step-by-Step Illustration Processes with explanations, tips, and material lists

-Research Notes on the folklore, legends, and writings I reference

-Early Book Thumbnails & Writing Drafts

 

Postcards

-US residents will be included in my quarterly postcard mailings!


Contribution Credit

-You will be listed as a contributor in the printed Denizens book! 


Print Club

-You'll receive a 4"x6" postcard of one of the newest Denizens illustrations each month. 


Discount Code

-You'll receive a discount code for 10% off all purchases in my online store for the duration of your patronage. 

The Selkie's Skin
$25 or more per month

Patron Only Feed
-Step-by-Step Illustration Processes with explanations, tips, and material lists

-Research Notes on the folklore, legends, and writings I reference

-Early Book Thumbnails & Writing Drafts

 

Postcards

-US residents will be included in my quarterly postcard mailings!


Contribution Credit

-You will be listed as a contributor in the printed Denizens book! 


Print Club

-You'll receive 4"x6" postcards ALL of the newest Denizens illustrations each month. This can vary from 1-5 postcards depending on the demand of the illustrations and my other work. 


Welcome Print Pack!

-You'll receive a welcome pack of 6 4x6" postcards as a thank you for joining Denizens!


Discount Code

-You'll receive a discount code for 15% off all purchases in my online store for the duration of your patronage. 

Unicorn's Horn
$50 or more per month

Patron Only Feed
-Step-by-Step Illustration Processes with explanations, tips, and material lists

-Research Notes on the folklore, legends, and writings I reference

-Early Book Thumbnails & Writing Drafts

 

Postcards

-US residents will be included in my quarterly postcard mailings!


Contribution Credit

-You will be listed as a contributor in the printed Denizens book! 


Print Club

-You'll receive 4"x6" postcards ALL of the newest Denizens illustrations each month. This can vary from 1-5 postcards depending on the demand of the illustrations and my other work. 


Welcome Print Pack!

-You'll receive a welcome pack of 6 4x6" postcards as a thank you for joining Denizens!

-You'll receive a signed 12"X18" watercolor paper print of the Denizen illustration of your choice as a thank you for joining Denizens!


Discount Code

-You'll receive a discount code for 20% off all purchases in my online store for the duration of your patronage. 

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THE BOOK
   I am creating a fully illustrated hardcover book called Denizens. It is about the Fair Folk and the objects and places they claim as  their own. These things of power include the Banshee's Comb, the Kelpie's Bridle, the Dryad's Forest, and more. It will be a 150+ page hardcover book bursting with lore and dark fantasy illustrations. 


THE FAIR FOLK
Who are the Fair Folk? That is a question that could be asked a hundred times over with a hundred and one answers. They are most easily described as faeries, which is an equally complicated term. For the purposes of Denizens, the Fair Folk are creatures humanoid and un with power/ties to a place or object. They are to be respected, feared, and known only if they want to be.



THE ILLUSTRATIONS & WRITING
The book will contain at least 100,000 words of lore both old and more recently discovered, and 60 and more full illustrations in addition to pages of sketches and explorations. Denizens is an ever growing and fearsome tome that nevertheless must be created.
The illustrations will be created in my signature, detailed watercolor style. The writing will be sewn together  in a journal style format from old lore, conversations, and my own inventions.



WHY I NEED YOUR HELP
With $1, $5, $25, etc you can buy Denizens the most precious resource in the world: Time. Currently, I spend 60+ hours a week of my time at my in-house design job, freelancing, and peddling my wares at conventions. With the help of Patreon, I can buy back some of this time to instead spend on meticulously detailed illustrations, whimsical writing, and pouring over research.



WHAT YOU GET IN RETURN
In a year or two, hopefully, the completion of Denizens. In the meantime, you will see the process behind my illustrations from thumbnail to final details, my supplies, snippets of obscure folklore research, coffee fueled rants, and receive prints and other physical rewards through the mail. 



WHO ARE YOU ANYWAYS?
    I'm Lee Dawn! I'm 23 and live in Northern California with my partner, who is also an illustrator. I work as n in-house graphic designer for print by day and a freelance illustrator/raving lunatic by night. I can also be found peddling my wares at various conventions across the West Coast.
    I have a passion for obscure stories, weird places, and the color green in all its various, wonderful hues. I like to obsess about things so, writing and illustrating is a fantastic excuse for that.

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Tiers
The Changeling's Acorn
$1 or more per month

Gratitude of the Fair Folk
Your support will help make Denizens a reality. The Folk thank you!

The Mermaid's Purse
$5 or more per month

Patron Only Feed
-Step-by-Step Illustration Processes with explanations, tips, and material lists

-Research Notes on the folklore, legends, and writings I reference

-Early Book Thumbnails & Writing Drafts

 

Postcards

-US residents will be included in my quarterly postcard mailings!

The Kelpie's Bridle
$10 or more per month

Patron Only Feed
-Step-by-Step Illustration Processes with explanations, tips, and material lists

-Research Notes on the folklore, legends, and writings I reference

-Early Book Thumbnails & Writing Drafts

 

Postcards

-US residents will be included in my quarterly postcard mailings!


Contribution Credit

-You will be listed as a contributor in the printed Denizens book! 


Print Club

-You'll receive a 4"x6" postcard of one of the newest Denizens illustrations each month. 


Discount Code

-You'll receive a discount code for 10% off all purchases in my online store for the duration of your patronage. 

The Selkie's Skin
$25 or more per month

Patron Only Feed
-Step-by-Step Illustration Processes with explanations, tips, and material lists

-Research Notes on the folklore, legends, and writings I reference

-Early Book Thumbnails & Writing Drafts

 

Postcards

-US residents will be included in my quarterly postcard mailings!


Contribution Credit

-You will be listed as a contributor in the printed Denizens book! 


Print Club

-You'll receive 4"x6" postcards ALL of the newest Denizens illustrations each month. This can vary from 1-5 postcards depending on the demand of the illustrations and my other work. 


Welcome Print Pack!

-You'll receive a welcome pack of 6 4x6" postcards as a thank you for joining Denizens!


Discount Code

-You'll receive a discount code for 15% off all purchases in my online store for the duration of your patronage. 

Unicorn's Horn
$50 or more per month

Patron Only Feed
-Step-by-Step Illustration Processes with explanations, tips, and material lists

-Research Notes on the folklore, legends, and writings I reference

-Early Book Thumbnails & Writing Drafts

 

Postcards

-US residents will be included in my quarterly postcard mailings!


Contribution Credit

-You will be listed as a contributor in the printed Denizens book! 


Print Club

-You'll receive 4"x6" postcards ALL of the newest Denizens illustrations each month. This can vary from 1-5 postcards depending on the demand of the illustrations and my other work. 


Welcome Print Pack!

-You'll receive a welcome pack of 6 4x6" postcards as a thank you for joining Denizens!

-You'll receive a signed 12"X18" watercolor paper print of the Denizen illustration of your choice as a thank you for joining Denizens!


Discount Code

-You'll receive a discount code for 20% off all purchases in my online store for the duration of your patronage.