Mai Van is creating illustrations, 3D models, and comic books
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patrons

Hey everyone! My name is Mai, an illustrator, 3d artist, and writer =) I was incredibly fortunate to have had the chance to work in the film and game industries for about 12 years, and while I loved that world and learned and grew every day, working as an independent artist has allowed me to pursue that which I am most passionate – creating my own stories and worlds. Everyone is different, but this is where I am at my happiest =) I would love to share that journey with all of you, and, with your support, hopefully continue it for years to come!



Finished 3D models that I created and used in illustrations
I’m a bit all over the place, so expect some good fun randomness! One week I might drop a page from my upcoming comic book (about dinosaurs in space!), the next a 3d model or animated sequence from a PC game I’m developing based on my own IP (space RPG!). One day a chapter from the book I’m writing (space adventure!), the next some good ol’ fashion fanart. I also do goofy comics of my adventures (often joined by my cat), sketch covers, cut paper illustrations... Did I mention I’m a bit all over the place? As a member of my community, you'll get access to everything!


2D Illustrations - ink and markers on toned paper
Speaking of which, let’s talk about what you get for helping to support me!
  • Behind-the-scenes look at how an illustration comes together – progress images, gifs, timelapse videos, etc.
  • Work-in-progress renders, sketches, notes, variations – basically see my thought process as I work through a new idea, and maybe even influence some of the design!
  • Access to special patron-only color variant prints, with a special exclusive logo!
  • First dibs on limited edition prints – get that coveted low-number edition!
  • Join my Discord community! As a patron you have the ability to not only chat and make new friends, but also to share your work and ask for feedback and critique =)
  • Special giveaways throughout the year!
  • More secret perks that will be revealed throughout the year =) I will always try to find new ways to thank all my supporters! <3
* Codes for special prints will be messaged out at the beginning of each month (after payment)


Step-by-step process of my Godzilla illustration, from ink and markers on toned paper to digital colorization
As a full-time freelance artist, the bulk of my time is spent creating works that would pay the bills. As I am able to devote more and more time to my passion projects through the help of sites such as Patreon, I can push forward with some of my more ambitious projects. At that point this page may settle into a few large projects that I hope you will be excited about, but for now please enjoy the wild free-for-all random craziness =) And don't worry - I'm already pushing forward with some of my passion projects now, so you will get plenty of that too!

THANK YOU for your support and for making it possible for creators such as myself to dream and to fill the world with stories =)

Tiers
The Woot-Woot Train: Admit One
$1 or more per month
Thank you for joining me on this journey!! =) Pledge any amount you want or are able to! For $1+, get the following rewards:


* Step-by-step process images and notes

* Work-in-progress images and notes

* Access to patron-exclusive color variant prints

* 1 week early access to limited edition prints

* Special patron abilities on my Discord channel


Note: Codes for exclusive prints are messaged out at the beginning of each month (after payment)

Includes Discord rewards
Hey everyone! My name is Mai, an illustrator, 3d artist, and writer =) I was incredibly fortunate to have had the chance to work in the film and game industries for about 12 years, and while I loved that world and learned and grew every day, working as an independent artist has allowed me to pursue that which I am most passionate – creating my own stories and worlds. Everyone is different, but this is where I am at my happiest =) I would love to share that journey with all of you, and, with your support, hopefully continue it for years to come!



Finished 3D models that I created and used in illustrations
I’m a bit all over the place, so expect some good fun randomness! One week I might drop a page from my upcoming comic book (about dinosaurs in space!), the next a 3d model or animated sequence from a PC game I’m developing based on my own IP (space RPG!). One day a chapter from the book I’m writing (space adventure!), the next some good ol’ fashion fanart. I also do goofy comics of my adventures (often joined by my cat), sketch covers, cut paper illustrations... Did I mention I’m a bit all over the place? As a member of my community, you'll get access to everything!


2D Illustrations - ink and markers on toned paper
Speaking of which, let’s talk about what you get for helping to support me!
  • Behind-the-scenes look at how an illustration comes together – progress images, gifs, timelapse videos, etc.
  • Work-in-progress renders, sketches, notes, variations – basically see my thought process as I work through a new idea, and maybe even influence some of the design!
  • Access to special patron-only color variant prints, with a special exclusive logo!
  • First dibs on limited edition prints – get that coveted low-number edition!
  • Join my Discord community! As a patron you have the ability to not only chat and make new friends, but also to share your work and ask for feedback and critique =)
  • Special giveaways throughout the year!
  • More secret perks that will be revealed throughout the year =) I will always try to find new ways to thank all my supporters! <3
* Codes for special prints will be messaged out at the beginning of each month (after payment)


Step-by-step process of my Godzilla illustration, from ink and markers on toned paper to digital colorization
As a full-time freelance artist, the bulk of my time is spent creating works that would pay the bills. As I am able to devote more and more time to my passion projects through the help of sites such as Patreon, I can push forward with some of my more ambitious projects. At that point this page may settle into a few large projects that I hope you will be excited about, but for now please enjoy the wild free-for-all random craziness =) And don't worry - I'm already pushing forward with some of my passion projects now, so you will get plenty of that too!

THANK YOU for your support and for making it possible for creators such as myself to dream and to fill the world with stories =)

Recent posts by Mai Van

Tiers
The Woot-Woot Train: Admit One
$1 or more per month
Thank you for joining me on this journey!! =) Pledge any amount you want or are able to! For $1+, get the following rewards:


* Step-by-step process images and notes

* Work-in-progress images and notes

* Access to patron-exclusive color variant prints

* 1 week early access to limited edition prints

* Special patron abilities on my Discord channel


Note: Codes for exclusive prints are messaged out at the beginning of each month (after payment)

Includes Discord rewards