Hi. I'm Naomi VanDoren and for the past 4 years, I have been developing a world through paintings and unpublished stories. As I explore I have caught fleeting glimpses of an immersive world that is far larger than I had originally intended. Characters have emerged from a lush tropical background; wild creatures are here and a powerful force of magic has begun to reveal itself.
This project is what sparked the idea to create a Patreon. I am creating 3 illustrated young adult novels. The first finished book will be self-published through Kickstarter at a point later this year. This process so far has called for a huge amount of growth as I fill in more gaps in my artistic skills as I reach for a new level of work.
Right now I am excited to share that the majority of the writing is done for Book 1 of the series. I am in the late editing stages and making everything sound amazing before I send it off to a professional editor. Books 2 & 3 are being outlined.
As far as illustrations go I am working on the various character and environment concepts for the different areas of the world and developing a stronger illustration style that I plan to use in the book. This is all in preparation for book layout, page thumbnailing and finished page illustrations that will begin in the coming weeks and months.
Even More Monthly Artwork
In addition to my main book project, I am continually creating artwork for online galleries like Every Day Original as well as participating in online art challenges and more.
Documenting Artistic Growth
It is my ambition to never stop learning. In my pursuit of knowledge, I am continuing to study and learn new ways of working. I am documenting this process and insights into my business through videos uploaded to YouTube.
For the past year, I've been creating videos that share more about my process and the business behind the work I do as an artist. Your patronage will allow me to continue to document this journey and share it with you.
Join me on this grand world-building adventure! Your patronage will ensure that I can continue focusing my time and energy on pursuing new personal work.
I am here to build a community, to share insights into my process and on-going projects and I believe Patreon is the perfect platform to do so. I cannot wait to share more with you as this develops!
How This Works
If you decide to join my Patreon you will be charged for your pledge right away and then every month following on the 1st. With your pledge, you can expect to gain immediate access to that current month's rewards when they are available.
Thank you so much for supporting my work!