Nathan Seabolt is creating quirky creature-based artwork.
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patrons
$14
per creation
Hi, I'm Nathan and I make monsters.



Perhaps I'm over simplifying-I'm an Artist and Illustrator who specializes in creatures. Sometimes dark and dangerous, sometimes goofy, usually odd.


Sometimes they're even cute.

I also teach others Art, which is something I genuinely love. I've pursued my passion part time for a long time now, and now I want to make the transition to doing and teaching Art for a living. That's where you guys come in. With your support, I can finalize several projects I have going, get my monsters out into the world and help others learn to create their own visions. Along the way, you can earn some cool stuff, including original art, tutorial videos and more. (there's always more)


HOW DOES PATREON WORK?

Patreon is a monthly pledge system that lets you support creators like me and get some great exclusive stuff in return. You sign up for a pledge level to be paid monthly, and at the end of the month when the payment clears, you get your reward. You can change pledge levels each month, and there's no long-term commitment, you can cancel your pledge whenever.
I'm giving out artwork, personalized videos and more-check out the list on the right for details. Also notice that the rewards are cumulative (with a couple of exceptions), so the more you give the more you get!



MY CURRENT PROJECT, or What the hell is he doing now?




WHAT IS THIS THING?

Blood Is Thicker Than Glitter
is an artbook I'm creating, featuring an A-Z of vampires from throughout the world's folklore and history. I decided to feature one creature for each letter of the alphabet both as a challenge and a way to demonstrate the wide and deep pool of creatures that exist in real world cultures. The tone is slightly humorous, but the basics are all drawn strictly from real beliefs and legends.



An idea of what the entries will look like, A is for Asasabonsam, a vampire from West Africa with iron teeth and claws, and giant iron hooks instead of feet. And it gets crazier than this as we go.

I think and communicate better in pictures, so here's an idea of the tone I'm going for:

And here are a few preliminary images of the featured vampires from all over the world:



These preliminary ideas will likely change, hopefully for the better..and you can watch it happen and help drive the process.

WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?

This is my response to the current (and also long-standing) glut of popular fiction/movies/television featuring beautiful, troubled and sparkly vampires. If you're a fan of that mode, allow me to introduce you to the real world legends that form the basis of vampires in nearly all cultures. These vampires aren't eternal teens, don't generally mourn the loss of their innocence or weep over the endless suffering of eternal life. They are monsters-true monsters, conjured from the fears of humanity from the very beginning. They are not relatable, they can't be reasoned with or enticed to join the side of Good-some of them aren't even human in form. They just want your blood.


WHY YOU?

I've spent a large chunk of my life researching and learning about vampires in folklore from all over the world, and I decided to use this hobby/obsession to share this very interesting (and at times, freakish) information with you. And while I profess no specific academic laurels in the study of folklore or history, I hope to use what I've learned to entertain and inform. Like so many interesting conversations I've had with people on the subject, I want to make something that has the feel of people sharing these seemingly ridiculous and outlandish stories that happen to be real beliefs.  I intend no offense (even to the fans of Sparkly Vampires..maybe a little), but rather present these legends and fables as really interesting chunks of our shared human culture.

HOW CAN I HELP?

Check out the pledge levels in the campaign, you can get inside info, tutorial and progress videos and get prints and original art. I also plan to let the supporter community help guide some of the development of the book, such as in voting for which creature is featured for a particular letter or voting on which composition of an image they like best. 
If you're not able to or interested in supporting financially, you can share this campaign on your social media sites. Any/all of this support is greatly appreciated!
Tiers
In on this
$1 or more per creation
Welcome! Your contribution is greatly appreciated. For your participation at this introductory level, you get:
  • Access to exclusive updates about current projects.
  • A discount on prints and books (provided you have been a backer at this level for at least 3 months)
  • Voting rights for patron-only polls during production for some projects. You can help me make the things!
  • My eternal gratitude!
Digital Fan!
$5 or more per creation
Digital fan!

At this level, you'll get the previous rewards, as well as:
  • Free digital download of any image-based project created for the Patrons. 
Fan IRL!
$10 or more per creation
At this level, you'll get all previous rewards, as well as:
  • A free physical print of any image-based projects made for the Patrons, sent to you via the power of ....MAIL!
Goals
$14 of $50 per creation
An extra cup of coffee! (Just kidding, Sydney is expensive..)

I will be able to upgrade my video production capability, with added lights and editing software. See more, learn more!
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Hi, I'm Nathan and I make monsters.



Perhaps I'm over simplifying-I'm an Artist and Illustrator who specializes in creatures. Sometimes dark and dangerous, sometimes goofy, usually odd.


Sometimes they're even cute.

I also teach others Art, which is something I genuinely love. I've pursued my passion part time for a long time now, and now I want to make the transition to doing and teaching Art for a living. That's where you guys come in. With your support, I can finalize several projects I have going, get my monsters out into the world and help others learn to create their own visions. Along the way, you can earn some cool stuff, including original art, tutorial videos and more. (there's always more)


HOW DOES PATREON WORK?

Patreon is a monthly pledge system that lets you support creators like me and get some great exclusive stuff in return. You sign up for a pledge level to be paid monthly, and at the end of the month when the payment clears, you get your reward. You can change pledge levels each month, and there's no long-term commitment, you can cancel your pledge whenever.
I'm giving out artwork, personalized videos and more-check out the list on the right for details. Also notice that the rewards are cumulative (with a couple of exceptions), so the more you give the more you get!



MY CURRENT PROJECT, or What the hell is he doing now?




WHAT IS THIS THING?

Blood Is Thicker Than Glitter
is an artbook I'm creating, featuring an A-Z of vampires from throughout the world's folklore and history. I decided to feature one creature for each letter of the alphabet both as a challenge and a way to demonstrate the wide and deep pool of creatures that exist in real world cultures. The tone is slightly humorous, but the basics are all drawn strictly from real beliefs and legends.



An idea of what the entries will look like, A is for Asasabonsam, a vampire from West Africa with iron teeth and claws, and giant iron hooks instead of feet. And it gets crazier than this as we go.

I think and communicate better in pictures, so here's an idea of the tone I'm going for:

And here are a few preliminary images of the featured vampires from all over the world:



These preliminary ideas will likely change, hopefully for the better..and you can watch it happen and help drive the process.

WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?

This is my response to the current (and also long-standing) glut of popular fiction/movies/television featuring beautiful, troubled and sparkly vampires. If you're a fan of that mode, allow me to introduce you to the real world legends that form the basis of vampires in nearly all cultures. These vampires aren't eternal teens, don't generally mourn the loss of their innocence or weep over the endless suffering of eternal life. They are monsters-true monsters, conjured from the fears of humanity from the very beginning. They are not relatable, they can't be reasoned with or enticed to join the side of Good-some of them aren't even human in form. They just want your blood.


WHY YOU?

I've spent a large chunk of my life researching and learning about vampires in folklore from all over the world, and I decided to use this hobby/obsession to share this very interesting (and at times, freakish) information with you. And while I profess no specific academic laurels in the study of folklore or history, I hope to use what I've learned to entertain and inform. Like so many interesting conversations I've had with people on the subject, I want to make something that has the feel of people sharing these seemingly ridiculous and outlandish stories that happen to be real beliefs.  I intend no offense (even to the fans of Sparkly Vampires..maybe a little), but rather present these legends and fables as really interesting chunks of our shared human culture.

HOW CAN I HELP?

Check out the pledge levels in the campaign, you can get inside info, tutorial and progress videos and get prints and original art. I also plan to let the supporter community help guide some of the development of the book, such as in voting for which creature is featured for a particular letter or voting on which composition of an image they like best. 
If you're not able to or interested in supporting financially, you can share this campaign on your social media sites. Any/all of this support is greatly appreciated!

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Tiers
In on this
$1 or more per creation
Welcome! Your contribution is greatly appreciated. For your participation at this introductory level, you get:
  • Access to exclusive updates about current projects.
  • A discount on prints and books (provided you have been a backer at this level for at least 3 months)
  • Voting rights for patron-only polls during production for some projects. You can help me make the things!
  • My eternal gratitude!
Digital Fan!
$5 or more per creation
Digital fan!

At this level, you'll get the previous rewards, as well as:
  • Free digital download of any image-based project created for the Patrons. 
Fan IRL!
$10 or more per creation
At this level, you'll get all previous rewards, as well as:
  • A free physical print of any image-based projects made for the Patrons, sent to you via the power of ....MAIL!