Nina

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

8

patrons

$59

per month

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

Rewards:

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 tutorials before anyone else and even Patron exclusive tutorials!

Other rewards include:
Patron exclusive prints as rewards and to purchase. 
Access to commissions before anyone else. 
Patron exclusive discount codes 

Physical rewards are mailed every month! Physical rewards depend on your tier you pick.
For as little as $5 you can get an original mini inked sketch on the back of a cool postcard.


For as little as $15 you can get an original mini painting each month. 

Mini paintings are 2.5" X 3.5" ACEO sized. Original is mailed to you, not a print. 

Patreon Exclusive pin collectors club!! Only $14 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, Patreon exclusive designs, and pins that would normally be $15 to $20 before shipping!


For $20 a month get an original toned pen and ink artwork. These are head shots of whatever you pick! Give me a creature and keyword or let me sketch your pets!

For $35 a month get an original full body toned pen and ink artwork. These are more detailed full body with some limited backgrounds. Again give me a creature and keyword, or pick your pets or favorite animal!




You can even use your monthly amount towards larger commissions! I rarely do commissions anymore so Patreon is a great way to get one! 




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! Money will also help the bird rescue! It will help with things like food, vet bills, cages, & toys. 

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! 

A few birds at the rescue. 



Don't forget to follow me on FaceBook

Be sure to check out my YouTube channel for sample videos! 
Tiers
The Hatchling Dragon
$1 or more per month

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

  • Access to backers-only content
  • Work in progress sketches
  • First to know about commissions & original artwork for sale
  • First to see work in progress
The Nestling Dragon
$2 or more per month

Everything from the previous pledge tier

  • Access to backers-only content
  • Access to backer-only mini tutorials & videos
  • Random Etsy coupon code (1 per month)
The Fledgling Dragon
$5 or more per month

Everything from the previous pledge tier plus:

  • Postcard mailed out monthly. Cool random postcard with a little dragon sketch on the back. 
  • Monthly full length tutorials
  • Access to backers-only content 
  • Access to backer-only mini tutorials & videos
  • Suggest what you would like the tutorial to be over 


Pin Collector
$14 or more per month

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


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


If you're outside the US please add $10 



The Yearling Dragon
$15 or more per month only 39 left
Original Artwork

1-ACEO monthly (2.5" X 3.5") shipped to you!


For this amount monthly you can get one random original piece of artwork. Pick a keyword & creature I will create artwork based on that. 


ACEOs maybe watercolor, toned paper or pen & ink (black & white)

 

If you're outside the US please add $5 shipping

Elder Dragon
$20 or more per month only 3 left

1-Original toned paper artwork 9" X 12" shipped to you!
Give me a keyword & creature I will make a toned paper artwork based on that. Can be fan art, dragons or just about anything fantasy, or animals. 


This cost is for a more detailed head or simple pose. For full body please see the next reward.

Outside the US please add $10 shipping


Or you can use this reward as credit toward a commission of original artwork, like a larger sculpture or painting. 

Ancient Dragon
$35 or more per month only 20 left

1-Original toned paper artwork 9" X 12" shipped to you! 


Give me a keyword & creature I will make a toned paper artwork based on that. Can be fan art, dragons or just about anything fantasy, or animals. 


This cost is for a full body, more complex pose and sometimes limited background. 


Outside the US please add $10 shipping

Or you can use this reward as credit toward a commission of original artwork, like a larger sculpture or painting. 

Goals
$59 of $100 per month
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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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

Rewards:

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 tutorials before anyone else and even Patron exclusive tutorials!

Other rewards include:
Patron exclusive prints as rewards and to purchase. 
Access to commissions before anyone else. 
Patron exclusive discount codes 

Physical rewards are mailed every month! Physical rewards depend on your tier you pick.
For as little as $5 you can get an original mini inked sketch on the back of a cool postcard.


For as little as $15 you can get an original mini painting each month. 

Mini paintings are 2.5" X 3.5" ACEO sized. Original is mailed to you, not a print. 

Patreon Exclusive pin collectors club!! Only $14 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, Patreon exclusive designs, and pins that would normally be $15 to $20 before shipping!


For $20 a month get an original toned pen and ink artwork. These are head shots of whatever you pick! Give me a creature and keyword or let me sketch your pets!

For $35 a month get an original full body toned pen and ink artwork. These are more detailed full body with some limited backgrounds. Again give me a creature and keyword, or pick your pets or favorite animal!




You can even use your monthly amount towards larger commissions! I rarely do commissions anymore so Patreon is a great way to get one! 




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! Money will also help the bird rescue! It will help with things like food, vet bills, cages, & toys. 

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! 

A few birds at the rescue. 



Don't forget to follow me on FaceBook

Be sure to check out my YouTube channel for sample videos! 

Recent posts by Nina

Tiers
The Hatchling Dragon
$1 or more per month

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

  • Access to backers-only content
  • Work in progress sketches
  • First to know about commissions & original artwork for sale
  • First to see work in progress
The Nestling Dragon
$2 or more per month

Everything from the previous pledge tier

  • Access to backers-only content
  • Access to backer-only mini tutorials & videos
  • Random Etsy coupon code (1 per month)
The Fledgling Dragon
$5 or more per month

Everything from the previous pledge tier plus:

  • Postcard mailed out monthly. Cool random postcard with a little dragon sketch on the back. 
  • Monthly full length tutorials
  • Access to backers-only content 
  • Access to backer-only mini tutorials & videos
  • Suggest what you would like the tutorial to be over 


Pin Collector
$14 or more per month

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


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


If you're outside the US please add $10 



The Yearling Dragon
$15 or more per month only 39 left
Original Artwork

1-ACEO monthly (2.5" X 3.5") shipped to you!


For this amount monthly you can get one random original piece of artwork. Pick a keyword & creature I will create artwork based on that. 


ACEOs maybe watercolor, toned paper or pen & ink (black & white)

 

If you're outside the US please add $5 shipping

Elder Dragon
$20 or more per month only 3 left

1-Original toned paper artwork 9" X 12" shipped to you!
Give me a keyword & creature I will make a toned paper artwork based on that. Can be fan art, dragons or just about anything fantasy, or animals. 


This cost is for a more detailed head or simple pose. For full body please see the next reward.

Outside the US please add $10 shipping


Or you can use this reward as credit toward a commission of original artwork, like a larger sculpture or painting. 

Ancient Dragon
$35 or more per month only 20 left

1-Original toned paper artwork 9" X 12" shipped to you! 


Give me a keyword & creature I will make a toned paper artwork based on that. Can be fan art, dragons or just about anything fantasy, or animals. 


This cost is for a full body, more complex pose and sometimes limited background. 


Outside the US please add $10 shipping

Or you can use this reward as credit toward a commission of original artwork, like a larger sculpture or painting.