Serena Malyonis creating fantasy illustrations
About Serena Malyon
I’m Serena Malyon, a freelance illustrator working in Canada. I’ve been working professionally as an illustrator for 9 years. In 2017 I was able to take the plunge, quit the day job and start illustrating full-time. I started my Patreon because I’ve got a huge art book planned and would love to share the process of making the artwork and writing it.
I really want to create a space where I can communicate with you guys in a personal way. I'll be sharing my process from start to finish — how I come up with the concept for a piece, what it goes through to become a finished painting, and all of the problem solving along the way.
I've been enjoying making tutorials and time-lapse videos. My approach to watercolour has always been unorthodox, and I would love to go into my use of Acryla Gouache and Photoshop.
Where is your money going?
The purpose of this Patreon is to supplement my income enough that I can reliably work full-time as an illustrator. Freelance illustration is very feast or famine, and I would love to make a living from my personal work, even when clients don’t have work for me. This money will be going towards my rent, bills, art supplies, and all of the other expenses that come with being an illustrator.
My ultimate goal would be to make enough per year to go to Illuxcon, SFAL, Dragoncon or one of the many other fantasy cons. My favourite part of the job has become the people in the fantasy illustration community, and I would love to see my art family more often.
Frequency and Exclusivity
From 2020 onwards, all content will be widely available, so your pledges are appreciated but not required to access my content.
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