Mia Araujo

is creating an illustrated Alice in Wonderland novel
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Pay What You Want
$1
per month

It's completely up to you how much you want to give to support my work. For $1+ you'll receive the following rewards:
 

  • access to my patron-only feed
  • first dibs on what's for sale, including originals and prints
  • insight into my process from start to finish
  • poll participation
  • exclusive story posts and back stories on the characters
  • 12-MONTH REWARD: hand-embellished Alice mini print!
    Addresses are required for surprise physical rewards :)
Curiouser and Curiouser...
$10
per month

Get a peek behind the curtain at how the art for this project is made!


-Timelapse videos of my process
-Contributor Credit

-10% discount at my store


 You also get:

  • access to my patron-only feed
  • first dibs on what's for sale, including originals and prints
  • insight into my process from start to finish
  • poll participation
  • exclusive story posts and back stories on the characters
  • 12-MONTH REWARD: hand-embellished Alice mini print!

    Digital rewards will be sent out via direct message after  your payment goes through. Addresses are required for surprise physical  rewards :)
We're All Mad Here
$25
per month

8" x 10" Print Tier.

You'll receive a signed archival 8" x 10" Alice print each month, and get a chance to vote on which images I turn into prints! These prints will only be available to patrons, and will not be sold at conventions or on my etsy shop.

12-MONTH REWARD: Hand-embellished 8x10" print


You also get:


  • access to my patron-only feed
  • first dibs on what's for sale, including originals and prints
  • insight into my process from start to finish
  • poll participation
  • exclusive story posts and back stories on the characters
  • timelapse videos of my process
  • contributor credit
  • 10% discount at my store
  • 12-MONTH REWARD: hand-embellished Alice mini print!

    Digital rewards will be sent out via direct message after  your  payment goes through. Addresses are required for surprise physical   rewards :)

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About Mia Araujo



Hello! My name is Mia Araujo, and I'm a traditional artist, working primarily in acrylics, ink, and graphite, with some occasional dabbling in watercolors and oils. I am currently working on a fully illustrated reinterpretation of Alice in Wonderland.

My retelling of this classic story takes place in a fantastical West African setting, and is the story of two sisters who both see the White Rabbit- one chooses to follow, the other stays behind. It's a very personal story for me, being a sister myself, and a passion project that I am pouring my heart and soul into. I hope you will enjoy taking the journey of its creation with me!
My dream growing up was to write and illustrate my own fantasy novels, but not the kind that have a handful of pages of art and hundreds of pages of text. My goal for this book is to have the story interspersed with watercolor pieces and ink drawings on every page, and anywhere between 20-40 fully painted acrylic pieces illustrating the most dramatic moments of the story. That's a lot of art!

Not to mention the fact that I am rewriting the story, and redesigning the characters and the world this takes place in. Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite stories of all time, and I wanted to pay homage to it by making the story my own, while also keeping the skeleton intact. I took an African Art History class in art school 10 years ago, and fell in love with the imagery, costumes, masks, and artistry created by the beautiful people of this continent. I decided then and there to create a fantasy story set in Africa, and made a very rough predecessor to this project during my senior year (I'll share more about that version in my posts!). Over the past few years, my vision for this story has morphed a few times, and it is now finally where I want it to be. I'm so excited to share every part of the process with you, from sketches to final paintings, and all the research, and writing that has been going into it.


I'd like to invite you to join me on this journey of bringing Alice in Wonderland to life! Being an artist can be a lonely pursuit. I've spent hundreds of hours painting pieces alone in my studio, and it's always an overwhelming feeling to get to see people's reactions at gallery openings and at conventions when they are seeing that piece for the first time. My goal is to use this page as an immersive photo journal, not only to document the creation of this passion project, but also to share every step of the way with you, and to hear your thoughts and feedback throughout :)

Because of the scale of this project, I already have numerous sketchbooks filled with sketches and ideas, and I will continue filling sketchbooks during the process. I haven't shared those much on social media, because my audiences there tend to respond more to shorter captions and my finished artwork. With its chronological feed and room for immersive posts, I feel that Patreon will be the perfect place to share this type of content with you!


Lastly, many of you know, I have a day-job waiting tables 30 hours a week. I would love to dedicate even more time to my Alice project and eventually work full-time on art to get the book done faster. So your support on this platform will help tremendously in reducing my day-job hours, and hopefully eliminating the need for it altogether.
Patreon is a platform where people can actively support their favorite artists, and help their projects come to life. In this case, you will be helping make my Alice in Wonderland project into a finalized book!
In return for your patronage, you will receive exclusive access to my work, in the form of sketches, and a behind the scenes look into my thought-process and back-story to every aspect of my reinterpretation of this classic story. You will also have first access to new originals for sale, print releases, and other product releases before they become available to the public. As a thank you for supporting me here, you will also receive a coupon code for 10% off anything in my shop, and a chance to participate in polls, q&as, and much more! 

If you are also new to Patreon, you can find answers to most of your questions HERE.

  • Please make sure your address is up-to-date! I may send some surprises through the mail, and wouldn't want anyone to miss out :)
  • You can cancel or change your pledge at any time, and set a monthly maximum, so you can stay within your budget. 
  • Your first payment will be charged upon signup, and all future payments renew automatically on the 1st of each month.
  • Patreon and processing fees account for 10% of each pledge.
  • My reward tiers will grow and evolve over time, as I become familiar with this platform, and as my project progresses. I'd also love to know what kinds of rewards you would like to see as welI, and strongly encourage your input and feedback at all times!
  • Thank you!! Without you, this project would continue on at a snail's pace. But with your support it will be a finished hard-cover book in no time!


Goals
57 of 100 patrons
All patrons will receive a limited edition Alice in Wonderland enamel pin that I will design specifically for this goal
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