September: Leslie Jones [Knight]
 
Hello everyone!I initially started this patreon as an exploration of reimagined characters from pop culture, that center the african diaspora, WOC, and QPOC.  Not only that, but I wanted to take historical and contemporary figures and place them in my world of illustrations. However, I encountered a dilemma. I wanted to make my patreon images exclusive for months at a time. But I was also working on challenging underrepresentation. So hoarding images for months at a time seemed a bit counterproductive. It especially squashed ideas that were very current. As a result I'm introducing a new feature to Melanin Mythologies.  

From now on I'll be creating two projects per month for Patreon. One will remain a patreon exclusive, with rewards, and remain private for months at a time. While the other will be open to the public.


With of that in mind, I want to introduce you all to my first public Patreon illustration: Leslie Jones.But of course since I'm staying on theme she gets an RPG/Fantasy job class. I envision her as a Knight. With humor and jokes as her blade. And the resilience of an entire army.

I often think of the type of women that are showcased in SFF illustration. And black women are constantly excluded, *especially* women like Leslie. More than anything I am inspired by her resilience and ability to laugh in the face of misogynoir. And that's why casting her RPG class as a Knight was especially fitting.


Now to just take this drawing to a finished painting!



- Odera

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I: Alchemy Access
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  • Access to my Patreon feed, updates, previews, and Discord Channel. This tier is great for patrons who want casual process posts and early access to the finished artwork of the month.
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II: Liberation Library
$5 or more per month
Special offer of September 2018: One 4x6 photo print sent to you in the mail.


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  • Access to Odera's diary, sketchbook, and dance videos.
    With this tier you'll get in-depth process posts, journal entries, and dance videos. This tier is great for patrons who want a deeper look into my art practice, and the challenges that occur in and out of the studio. Most of these posts discuss art technique or the how intersectional identity effects my art practice.


  • All previous reward tiers!
Includes Discord rewards
III: Drawing Divination
$10 or more per month
Special offer of September 2018: One 5x7 fine art print of "Robyn Hood & the Tale of Reparations" or "Eternal Moon". One 4x6 photo print sent to you in the mail.

Includes
  • One-time postcard sized original drawing from "Dance of the Summoner". 
  • Monthly critiques on artwork and creative projects. Think of this as your personal Feedback Corner!
  • Access to purchasing exclusive prints and limited edition work. Typically I don't make prints of my originals or older work from the archive. This tier will allow you to purchase prints of originals and access to limited editions.
  • All previous reward tiers!
Includes Discord rewards
IV: Letters & Legends
$15 or more per month
Special offer of September 2018: One 5x7 fine art print of "Robyn Hood & the Tale of Reparations" or "Eternal Moon". One 4x6 photo print sent to you in the mail.
Includes
  • This reward tier grants you access to the mail club, Letters & Legends! Every month I will send out a letter with a mini-print, postcard, set of stickers, or a cute note!
  • All previous reward tiers!
Includes Discord rewards
V - Monthly Drawing Divination
$25 or more per month
Special offer of September 2018: One 5x7 fine art print of "Robyn Hood & the Tale of Reparations" or "Eternal Moon". One 4x6 photo print sent to you in the mail. 


Includes

  • One postcard sized original drawing from "Dance of the Summoner" every other month of the year.
  • A 15% discount off of my originals and prints.
  • Access to exclusive prints. Typically I don't make prints of my traditional work. But this tier allows you to purchase individual prints from "Dance of the Summoner"
  • All previous reward tiers!
Includes Discord rewards
VI - Pigments & Paints
$55 or more per month
Special offer of September 2018: One 5x7 fine art print of "Robyn Hood & the Tale of Reparations" or "Eternal Moon". One 4x6 photo print sent to you in the mail.
 

Includes
  • Pigments & Paints grants you access to a small original painting every other month. Every other month I'll send a small postcard sized painted sketch that's relevant to that month's Patreon illustration.
  • All previous reward tiers!
Includes Discord rewards
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