Lauren K Cannon is creating Dark Art & Tutorials
59

patrons

$239
per month
(Under construction: I'm in the middle of revamping my reward tiers and adding new benefits for my Patrons.  Stay tuned!)

Hello!  

My name is Lauren; I am a freelance dark fantasy and horror illustrator. The goals of this Patreon account are simple:
  • to support my career as a freelance artist
  • to fund the creation of tutorials, including expanding on and finishing my long-awaited skin tutorials



Throughout my career, the paintings that resonated with people the most are the ones I created for myself.  It is a life-long dream to support myself on my personal artwork, to paint what I want and how I want instead of being constrained to what mainstream fantasy and horror demands. To share my darkly beautiful, quietly intense vision with the world; and to develop my personal IP, the Dhuriiehm, a universe I have carried with me for nearly 15 years. To make a living without the stress of being “hireable” overshadowing my work.

With your support, that dream can become a reality.

- CREATING NEW TUTORIALS -



Many years ago, I created a series of skin painting tutorials as a thank-you to my fans. These tutorials exploded in popularity, well beyond their intended audience. I never imagined they would become as popular as they are, and I was never able to finish them—in planning the series, I bit off more than I could chew.  Life got in the way, and the time it took to put them together became prohibitive since I was offering them free of charge. But through the years I continued to promise people I would finish what I started.

Patreon will allow me to create tutorials step by step, compensated along the way, so that I can finally release them to the world. I’ve drawn up detailed plans to revise, expand, and complete the Skin Tutorials, keeping the meat of them free of charge to the public, while offering in-depth supplemental material for my Patreon backers. Once completed, these exclusive sections will be available for purchase on Gumroad along with layered .PSD files, hi res step by step images, and video.

With Patreon support I'll be able to create tutorials on many other subjects too, and you'll get a say in what I cover. 


- WHAT YOU GET AS A PATRON -



For now, my rewards are simple and affordable. I am keeping them low-key to ensure I am able to deliver promised content to you on the regular.  I will add rewards and new tiers as this Patreon grows--and I'd love my patron's input on what sort of rewards you'd enjoy!

Whether you give one dollar or twenty, whether you are here for tutorials, insight to my process, or simply to support me—you have my sincerest thanks.

With love,
Lauren
Tiers
- APPARITION -
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Every dollar counts.  Thank you for your support!
- SPECTER -
$2 or more per month 33 patrons
  • Early access to finished work, tutorials, and all the WIPs in between
  • Low-resolution step-by-step process image bundles of most finished digital work
  • Exclusive sketchbook posts
  • Insight into my techniques and thought process
  • First dibs on original artwork & limited edition prints 
- GHOST -
$5 or more per month 16 patrons
All above rewards, plus:
  • 10% discount at my store *message me before you buy so I can create a special listing*
  • High resolution versions of finished work


Coming Soon: process videos

- REVENANT -
$10 or more per month 11 patrons
All above rewards, plus:
  • high resolution step-by-step process image bundles


Coming Soon: A personal critique session with me once a month. (I'm still figuring out how to best implement this feature; launching soon!) 

(Under construction: I'm in the middle of revamping my reward tiers and adding new benefits for my Patrons.  Stay tuned!)

Hello!  

My name is Lauren; I am a freelance dark fantasy and horror illustrator. The goals of this Patreon account are simple:
  • to support my career as a freelance artist
  • to fund the creation of tutorials, including expanding on and finishing my long-awaited skin tutorials



Throughout my career, the paintings that resonated with people the most are the ones I created for myself.  It is a life-long dream to support myself on my personal artwork, to paint what I want and how I want instead of being constrained to what mainstream fantasy and horror demands. To share my darkly beautiful, quietly intense vision with the world; and to develop my personal IP, the Dhuriiehm, a universe I have carried with me for nearly 15 years. To make a living without the stress of being “hireable” overshadowing my work.

With your support, that dream can become a reality.

- CREATING NEW TUTORIALS -



Many years ago, I created a series of skin painting tutorials as a thank-you to my fans. These tutorials exploded in popularity, well beyond their intended audience. I never imagined they would become as popular as they are, and I was never able to finish them—in planning the series, I bit off more than I could chew.  Life got in the way, and the time it took to put them together became prohibitive since I was offering them free of charge. But through the years I continued to promise people I would finish what I started.

Patreon will allow me to create tutorials step by step, compensated along the way, so that I can finally release them to the world. I’ve drawn up detailed plans to revise, expand, and complete the Skin Tutorials, keeping the meat of them free of charge to the public, while offering in-depth supplemental material for my Patreon backers. Once completed, these exclusive sections will be available for purchase on Gumroad along with layered .PSD files, hi res step by step images, and video.

With Patreon support I'll be able to create tutorials on many other subjects too, and you'll get a say in what I cover. 


- WHAT YOU GET AS A PATRON -



For now, my rewards are simple and affordable. I am keeping them low-key to ensure I am able to deliver promised content to you on the regular.  I will add rewards and new tiers as this Patreon grows--and I'd love my patron's input on what sort of rewards you'd enjoy!

Whether you give one dollar or twenty, whether you are here for tutorials, insight to my process, or simply to support me—you have my sincerest thanks.

With love,
Lauren

Recent posts by Lauren K Cannon

Tiers
- APPARITION -
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Every dollar counts.  Thank you for your support!
- SPECTER -
$2 or more per month 33 patrons
  • Early access to finished work, tutorials, and all the WIPs in between
  • Low-resolution step-by-step process image bundles of most finished digital work
  • Exclusive sketchbook posts
  • Insight into my techniques and thought process
  • First dibs on original artwork & limited edition prints 
- GHOST -
$5 or more per month 16 patrons
All above rewards, plus:
  • 10% discount at my store *message me before you buy so I can create a special listing*
  • High resolution versions of finished work


Coming Soon: process videos

- REVENANT -
$10 or more per month 11 patrons
All above rewards, plus:
  • high resolution step-by-step process image bundles


Coming Soon: A personal critique session with me once a month. (I'm still figuring out how to best implement this feature; launching soon!)