Sam Hogg is creating The Whaler Girl - a trilogy of novels and an 'Art of' book
5
patrons
$20
per month

What is The Whaler Girl?

The Whaler Girl is the first of a series of stories I would like to tell under the series name 'The Daichen Chronicles', all of which take place in the high fantasy world of Nostarna. The Whaler Girl's heroine, Eideann, is a girl struggling to find her place in the isolated whaling towns of the north. When a freak accident leads to her exile, events are set in motion that will see her flung far from the safety of her sheltered upbringing and into the influence of notorious pirates, The Dark Merchants. Battling to control the immense powers she has suppressed throughout her childhood, Eideann finds herself at the centre of a much larger power struggle for the continued existence of a whole culture of people like herself.

Why am I telling this story?

As a woman working in the games industry for over ten years and someone who loves immersing herself in long, epic, fantasy tales, this narrative is personal to me. Much of The Whaler Girl is pulled from my own experiences. My sensible, working-class family were less than happy about my decision to go into an art career and I’ve spent much of that career as the minority female presence. Throughout my life, I’ve known what it is like to live and work as the odd one out and the dangers that come with trying to change who you are in order to be accepted. I overcame my odds, just as Eideann does hers.

Join me on this high fantasy cross between Xmen and Pirates of the Caribbean! You'll get a behind the scenes look at how a lead concept artist creates a unique artistic vision for an IP as I work towards putting an 'Art of' book for The Whaler Girl together. See on a real-time basis how I am transferring my love of the video game experience and the written word into a deep and compelling trilogy of novels.


Pay What You Like

Currently, I am offering a 'pay what you like' system, with a minimum pledge of only $5. This will unlock access to all of my work in progress images and insightful posts on what it's like creating a world from scratch. You also get a spot in my private Discord server, where I'll be on hand to answer any questions you might have and you can get to know other like-minded fantasy lovers and gamers!

I don't currently have a set posting schedule, which is why this is 'pay what you like', but you're guaranteed an art post or WIP at least once a week.
Tiers
Insider
$5 or more per month

Welcome to the inside track.

This tier is a minimum of $5. This tier gets you access to all the behind the scenes posts! it will get you:


  • Access to behind the scenes art posts, including WIPs and sketches
  • Early access to blog posts about how I world build 
  • Access to a Patron-only Discord Server 
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$20 of $450 per month
When I hit this target, it will allow me to take a day of  each month to write up more in-depth articles and walkthroughs about how I do what I do.
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What is The Whaler Girl?

The Whaler Girl is the first of a series of stories I would like to tell under the series name 'The Daichen Chronicles', all of which take place in the high fantasy world of Nostarna. The Whaler Girl's heroine, Eideann, is a girl struggling to find her place in the isolated whaling towns of the north. When a freak accident leads to her exile, events are set in motion that will see her flung far from the safety of her sheltered upbringing and into the influence of notorious pirates, The Dark Merchants. Battling to control the immense powers she has suppressed throughout her childhood, Eideann finds herself at the centre of a much larger power struggle for the continued existence of a whole culture of people like herself.

Why am I telling this story?

As a woman working in the games industry for over ten years and someone who loves immersing herself in long, epic, fantasy tales, this narrative is personal to me. Much of The Whaler Girl is pulled from my own experiences. My sensible, working-class family were less than happy about my decision to go into an art career and I’ve spent much of that career as the minority female presence. Throughout my life, I’ve known what it is like to live and work as the odd one out and the dangers that come with trying to change who you are in order to be accepted. I overcame my odds, just as Eideann does hers.

Join me on this high fantasy cross between Xmen and Pirates of the Caribbean! You'll get a behind the scenes look at how a lead concept artist creates a unique artistic vision for an IP as I work towards putting an 'Art of' book for The Whaler Girl together. See on a real-time basis how I am transferring my love of the video game experience and the written word into a deep and compelling trilogy of novels.


Pay What You Like

Currently, I am offering a 'pay what you like' system, with a minimum pledge of only $5. This will unlock access to all of my work in progress images and insightful posts on what it's like creating a world from scratch. You also get a spot in my private Discord server, where I'll be on hand to answer any questions you might have and you can get to know other like-minded fantasy lovers and gamers!

I don't currently have a set posting schedule, which is why this is 'pay what you like', but you're guaranteed an art post or WIP at least once a week.

Recent posts by Sam Hogg

Tiers
Insider
$5 or more per month

Welcome to the inside track.

This tier is a minimum of $5. This tier gets you access to all the behind the scenes posts! it will get you:


  • Access to behind the scenes art posts, including WIPs and sketches
  • Early access to blog posts about how I world build 
  • Access to a Patron-only Discord Server 
Includes Discord rewards