Brian Woodward and Mel Paisley are creating The Nobility - An illustrated collection of dark fairy tales
12
patrons
$179
per creation
What are we creating?
This Patreon is for the art of Brian Woodward and the writing of Mel Paisley. On this Patreon we'll be working to create The Nobility, a dark, surreal collection of original fairy tales and ghost stories. Every month or so we'll feature a new illustration by Brian focused on a specific character or tale that will come accompanied by prose from Mel, as well as a themed enamel pin design. The goal is to gather these works into annual volumes and eventually a compiled worldbuilding book.

Who are the creators?
Brian Woodward and Mel Paisley are the creative force behind The Nobility. Brian serves as lead illustrator and creator of the project and story. Mel helms the literary half of the project, providing the prose and poetry accompanying each piece as well as assisting with the world building and overarching story direction.

How do you contribute?
As freelance artists we often have to force passion projects and personal work to the side in order to meet deadlines for commissioned works. A lot of freelance work is locked behind an NDA as well, which prevents us from being able to properly share it. It sucks. Being funded through patrons on Patreon let's us pursue the art that we want to create and that people who are interested in our work most want to see.

Why become a patron?
Through Patreon we're making the art that we couldn't make in any other situation and trying to pay it forward through process and business instruction for aspiring artists as well as providing tangible rewards for collectors and enthusiasts. In addition to detailed walkthroughs of the entire process of each painting, this Patreon also offers exclusive access to discount preorders for each new print and enamel pin released, discount codes for Brian's store, as well as priority access to limited editions and original paintings for collectors.

How to become a patron?
Becoming a patron is easy, simply select the reward tier on the right that you're interested in pursuing or pledge however much you'd like. Payments are processed and rewards are fulfilled upon the painting's completion. Generally we'll be releasing one painting a month, but the schedule is always in flux, fortunately Patreon provides options to cap your budget each month and it's easy to cancel should the need arise.





Tiers
The Supporter
$1 or more per creation
  • Discord Access: Join us in the Patron only section of The Nobility's Discord channel. See special behind the scenes updates and early release process photos.
  • Our Thanks: Even just a dollar means a lot to the continued success of the project. Thanks for your support!
Includes Discord rewards
The Contributor
$5 or more per creation
  • Step-by-Step Tutorial Packet: Every painting comes with a process packet including all of the concept and pre-production drawings, a detailed write up of the piece covering the thought process behind it's creation, and a gallery of annotated tutorial progress photos detailing the work process step-by-step.  
  • Process Videos: Most paintings comes with a time-lapse video of the entire process from rough sketch to finished piece as well as access to the gallery of all previous time-lapse videos and tutorial packets. We try to make one for every painting, but aren't always able to while on the road for conventions.
  • Contributor Credit: When the project is finished you'll be immortalized in the credits as one of the people who made this whole project possible. Not to get all sappy, but your support really does make all the difference. c:
  • HD Digital Wallpapers: Gain access to high resolution digital wallpapers of each painting.
  • And All Previous Rewards:
    Discord Access
Includes Discord rewards
The Adorned - US Shipping
$12 or more per creation
  • Enamel Pin: Everyone in this tier gets a unique enamel pin custom made and designed to pair with this term's painting. These pins are limited editions and the only way to guarantee one is to preorder through the Patreon. By preordering through Patreon you'll receive your pin a month before it's publicly available, at a 20% discount, and with free US shipping.
  • 10% Discount Code: Each month you'll receive a code for 10% off everything in my online store. Previous limited and open edition prints, enamel pins, original drawings, and finished paintings.
  • And All Previous Rewards:
    Discord Access
    Step-by-Step Tutorials
    Process Videos
    Contributor Credit
    HD Digital Wallpapers
Includes Discord rewards
The Adorned - Worldwide Shipping
$25 or more per creation
Everything from The Adorned tier priced for shipping outside the United States.
Includes Discord rewards
The Collector - US Shipping
$40 or more per creation

  • Open Edition Prints: Each month you'll receive a 13x19 open edition, signed giclee print of the current term's painting. By preordering through Patreon you'll receive your print a month before it's publicly available, get a free enamel pin from the Adorned tier, and free US shipping.
  • 15% Discount Code: Each month you'll receive a code for 15% off everything in my online store. Previous limited and open edition prints, enamel pins, original drawings, and finished paintings.  
  • And All Previous Rewards:
    Discord Access
    Step-by-Step Tutorials
    Process Videos
    Contributor Credit
    HD Digital Wallpapers
    Enamel Pin


Includes Discord rewards
The Collector - Worldwide Shipping
$60 or more per creation
Everything from The Collector tier priced for shipping outside the United States.
Includes Discord rewards
The Curator - US Shipping
$80 or more per creation only 49 left
  • Limited Edition Prints: Each month you'll receive a hand embellished, signed, and numbered 17x22 limited edition print of that month's painting. Only 100 of these are ever produced for each painting. This replaces the open edition print of previous tiers.
  • Save Your Pledge Towards Original Paintings: Patrons of this tier get to save $80/month to use towards original paintings and sketches. Once you have enough saved up just contact me about whatever original you're interested in; Patrons always get first dibs!
  • 20% Discount Code: Each month you'll receive a code for 20% off everything in my online store. Previous limited editions and enamel pins, original drawings, and finished paintings.
  • And All Previous Rewards:
    Discord Access
    Step-by-Step Tutorials  
    Process Videos  
    Contributor Credit  
    HD Digital Wallpapers  
    Enamel Pin
Includes Discord rewards
The Curator - Worldwide Shipping
$120 or more per creation only 50 left
Everything from The Curator tier priced for shipping outside the United States.
Includes Discord rewards
What are we creating?
This Patreon is for the art of Brian Woodward and the writing of Mel Paisley. On this Patreon we'll be working to create The Nobility, a dark, surreal collection of original fairy tales and ghost stories. Every month or so we'll feature a new illustration by Brian focused on a specific character or tale that will come accompanied by prose from Mel, as well as a themed enamel pin design. The goal is to gather these works into annual volumes and eventually a compiled worldbuilding book.

Who are the creators?
Brian Woodward and Mel Paisley are the creative force behind The Nobility. Brian serves as lead illustrator and creator of the project and story. Mel helms the literary half of the project, providing the prose and poetry accompanying each piece as well as assisting with the world building and overarching story direction.

How do you contribute?
As freelance artists we often have to force passion projects and personal work to the side in order to meet deadlines for commissioned works. A lot of freelance work is locked behind an NDA as well, which prevents us from being able to properly share it. It sucks. Being funded through patrons on Patreon let's us pursue the art that we want to create and that people who are interested in our work most want to see.

Why become a patron?
Through Patreon we're making the art that we couldn't make in any other situation and trying to pay it forward through process and business instruction for aspiring artists as well as providing tangible rewards for collectors and enthusiasts. In addition to detailed walkthroughs of the entire process of each painting, this Patreon also offers exclusive access to discount preorders for each new print and enamel pin released, discount codes for Brian's store, as well as priority access to limited editions and original paintings for collectors.

How to become a patron?
Becoming a patron is easy, simply select the reward tier on the right that you're interested in pursuing or pledge however much you'd like. Payments are processed and rewards are fulfilled upon the painting's completion. Generally we'll be releasing one painting a month, but the schedule is always in flux, fortunately Patreon provides options to cap your budget each month and it's easy to cancel should the need arise.





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Tiers
The Supporter
$1 or more per creation
  • Discord Access: Join us in the Patron only section of The Nobility's Discord channel. See special behind the scenes updates and early release process photos.
  • Our Thanks: Even just a dollar means a lot to the continued success of the project. Thanks for your support!
Includes Discord rewards
The Contributor
$5 or more per creation
  • Step-by-Step Tutorial Packet: Every painting comes with a process packet including all of the concept and pre-production drawings, a detailed write up of the piece covering the thought process behind it's creation, and a gallery of annotated tutorial progress photos detailing the work process step-by-step.  
  • Process Videos: Most paintings comes with a time-lapse video of the entire process from rough sketch to finished piece as well as access to the gallery of all previous time-lapse videos and tutorial packets. We try to make one for every painting, but aren't always able to while on the road for conventions.
  • Contributor Credit: When the project is finished you'll be immortalized in the credits as one of the people who made this whole project possible. Not to get all sappy, but your support really does make all the difference. c:
  • HD Digital Wallpapers: Gain access to high resolution digital wallpapers of each painting.
  • And All Previous Rewards:
    Discord Access
Includes Discord rewards
The Adorned - US Shipping
$12 or more per creation
  • Enamel Pin: Everyone in this tier gets a unique enamel pin custom made and designed to pair with this term's painting. These pins are limited editions and the only way to guarantee one is to preorder through the Patreon. By preordering through Patreon you'll receive your pin a month before it's publicly available, at a 20% discount, and with free US shipping.
  • 10% Discount Code: Each month you'll receive a code for 10% off everything in my online store. Previous limited and open edition prints, enamel pins, original drawings, and finished paintings.
  • And All Previous Rewards:
    Discord Access
    Step-by-Step Tutorials
    Process Videos
    Contributor Credit
    HD Digital Wallpapers
Includes Discord rewards
The Adorned - Worldwide Shipping
$25 or more per creation
Everything from The Adorned tier priced for shipping outside the United States.
Includes Discord rewards
The Collector - US Shipping
$40 or more per creation

  • Open Edition Prints: Each month you'll receive a 13x19 open edition, signed giclee print of the current term's painting. By preordering through Patreon you'll receive your print a month before it's publicly available, get a free enamel pin from the Adorned tier, and free US shipping.
  • 15% Discount Code: Each month you'll receive a code for 15% off everything in my online store. Previous limited and open edition prints, enamel pins, original drawings, and finished paintings.  
  • And All Previous Rewards:
    Discord Access
    Step-by-Step Tutorials
    Process Videos
    Contributor Credit
    HD Digital Wallpapers
    Enamel Pin


Includes Discord rewards
The Collector - Worldwide Shipping
$60 or more per creation
Everything from The Collector tier priced for shipping outside the United States.
Includes Discord rewards
The Curator - US Shipping
$80 or more per creation only 49 left
  • Limited Edition Prints: Each month you'll receive a hand embellished, signed, and numbered 17x22 limited edition print of that month's painting. Only 100 of these are ever produced for each painting. This replaces the open edition print of previous tiers.
  • Save Your Pledge Towards Original Paintings: Patrons of this tier get to save $80/month to use towards original paintings and sketches. Once you have enough saved up just contact me about whatever original you're interested in; Patrons always get first dibs!
  • 20% Discount Code: Each month you'll receive a code for 20% off everything in my online store. Previous limited editions and enamel pins, original drawings, and finished paintings.
  • And All Previous Rewards:
    Discord Access
    Step-by-Step Tutorials  
    Process Videos  
    Contributor Credit  
    HD Digital Wallpapers  
    Enamel Pin
Includes Discord rewards
The Curator - Worldwide Shipping
$120 or more per creation only 50 left
Everything from The Curator tier priced for shipping outside the United States.
Includes Discord rewards