Nina Bolen

is creating fantasy art, enamel pins, sculptures, tutorials & more!

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The Hatchling Dragon

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A big thank you! Ever $1 counts and you're directly helping me create my artwork, so thank you!

  • Access to backers-only content
  • First to know about commissions & original artwork for sale
  • First to see work in progress

The Nestling Dragon

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Everything from the previous pledge tier
  • Access to backers-only content
  • Random Etsy coupon code (1 per month)

Pin Collector Club

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Get one random enamel pin each month.  No duplicates, except for color on some designs. 

I have over 40 designs now, so you'll get at least a years worth of different pins! Plus I'm working on new designs all the time. 

Oh and some pins might be past Kickstarter or even Patreon exclusives! 

1 random enamel pin will be mailed out to you each money. 

Plus you also get:
  • Access to backers-only content
  • First to see work in progress & more!
  • Random Etsy coupon code (1 per month)
Shipping inside the US is included
If you're in Canada please add $10 for shipping
If you're outside the US & Canada please add $15 for shipping 
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About Nina Bolen

Hi and Welcome!

My name is Nina Bolen, and I'm the creator behind Happy Dragons, a cute collectable line of little dragon figurines. I also work as a fantasy and wildlife illustrator and love designing enamel pins. Please take a look at my current Kickstarte here~

All Patrons will have unlimited access to all work in progress, behind the scenes photos, and sketches. Plus a personal one on one to ask me questions, tips and advice. 
Patrons will be the first to see new work in progress art, and have access to videos before anyone else and even Patron exclusive videos!

Other rewards include:
Patron exclusive prints as rewards and to purchase. 
First to know about new artwork
First to know about artwork for sale
Access to commissions before anyone else (Patreon is the only way to get commissions!)
Patron exclusive discount codes for my Etsy store
First to know about up coming Kickstater projects 

Patreon Exclusive pin collectors club!! Only $15 a month and only on Patreon!
Only on Patreon can you get one of my original pins mailed our every month! Even some past sold out pins, Kickstarter & Patreon exclusive designs, and pins that would normally be $15 to $20 before shipping!

Where will the money go?
The money will be used for the goals.  Basic art supplies, things I would need to fulfill the rewards for monthly pledges, shipping expenses for rewards, etc.  And hopefully a new camera so I can do better tutorials! 

More about me:
I live in East TX with my husband & our many animals. I run a small non-profit bird rescue, so needless to say I stay pretty busy. I've been working with exotic animals most of my life, and I've worked as a vet tech, and zookeeper in the past. I was a licensed wildlife rehabber, and ran a large reptile & exotic animal rescue for about 7 years. So when I'm not working with animals I create art! 

Don't forget to follow me on FaceBook

Be sure to check out my YouTube channel for sample videos! 
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Full length tutorials
The full tutorials are more in depth than the mini tutorials & cover start to finish of a project. Tutorials might be over How to Sculpt a Dragon , creature design & anatomy, how to make an Art Doll, sculpting tips & techniques, needle felting, plush making & more!
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