Jon Ross is creating Artwork
4

patrons

$14
per creation
I'm Jon Ross, and I'm a digital illustrator. 3D renders, 2D painting, and large amounts of perseverance and attention to detail come together in the form of illustrations depicting rockets in flight, spacecraft in the blackness of space, and more.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster landing on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean
I truly enjoy illustrating awesomely cool stuff. That's actually how I first got interested in SpaceX; I stumbled upon the "SpaceX Reuse" video, showing a Falcon 9 v1.0 with full propulsive reuse. I watched CASSIOPE live, and I was instantly hooked. I haven't missed a SpaceX launch webcast since.

My goal is to invoke the same sense of awe in you. The feeling that we, as humanity, can accomplish tasks which were said to be impossible.

A stable source of income, however small, gives me the opportunity to try new things that I can't currently do, such as animations and videos. That's where you come in: by helping me cover the costs of a renderfarm, you can directly help me create more illustrations and art.

Details

My target is to produce one high-quality illustration per month, and I'm hoping to be producing two per month by Q4 2017. I'm not currently able to produce videos, but I'll do so once I have the budget for a renderfarm. My models are (mostly) animation-ready, and I've made animations in the past; all I need now is the processing power.

Thank you for helping; I'll see you on Mars.

The Heart of Gold, SpaceX's future Mars spacecraft, performs its Trans-Mars Injection burn

If you'd like to see more of my illustrations, check out my website.
Rewards
Early Preview
$1 or more per creation 3 patrons
You'll get access to my art a full day before it goes public, and your name will be posted to my website.  Thanks for helping!
Includes Discord rewards
Behind the Scenes
$5 or more per creation 0 patrons
You'll be able to follow along with behind-the-scenes images and breakdowns of my illustrations as I work on them.


This reward also includes every previous reward.

Includes Discord rewards
Creative Input
$10 or more per creation 1 patron
You'll have access to the entire process, from inception to release, as I create my illustrations. You'll be able to request changes, additions, or point out mistakes I've made before anybody else.


This reward also includes every previous reward.

Includes Discord rewards
Voting
$20 or more per creation 0 of 20 patrons
Pick the places where the future is built. With the New Launch Vehicle tier, you'll be able to vote on what I depict next.

This reward also includes every previous reward.

Includes Discord rewards
Commission
$50 or more per creation 0 of 5 patrons
You'll be able to request specific pieces of art for me to make, and I'll do my best to realize your vision. Depending on 


This reward also includes every previous reward.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$14 of $300 per creation
At this level, I'll be able to start streaming some parts of the creation process live on Twitch or YouTube. Currently, my laptop isn't fast enough to do so, but $300 a month proves that I can make real money from art, which will justify a new computer that's able to run high-performance 3D software while encoding and live streaming video.
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I'm Jon Ross, and I'm a digital illustrator. 3D renders, 2D painting, and large amounts of perseverance and attention to detail come together in the form of illustrations depicting rockets in flight, spacecraft in the blackness of space, and more.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster landing on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean
I truly enjoy illustrating awesomely cool stuff. That's actually how I first got interested in SpaceX; I stumbled upon the "SpaceX Reuse" video, showing a Falcon 9 v1.0 with full propulsive reuse. I watched CASSIOPE live, and I was instantly hooked. I haven't missed a SpaceX launch webcast since.

My goal is to invoke the same sense of awe in you. The feeling that we, as humanity, can accomplish tasks which were said to be impossible.

A stable source of income, however small, gives me the opportunity to try new things that I can't currently do, such as animations and videos. That's where you come in: by helping me cover the costs of a renderfarm, you can directly help me create more illustrations and art.

Details

My target is to produce one high-quality illustration per month, and I'm hoping to be producing two per month by Q4 2017. I'm not currently able to produce videos, but I'll do so once I have the budget for a renderfarm. My models are (mostly) animation-ready, and I've made animations in the past; all I need now is the processing power.

Thank you for helping; I'll see you on Mars.

The Heart of Gold, SpaceX's future Mars spacecraft, performs its Trans-Mars Injection burn

If you'd like to see more of my illustrations, check out my website.

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Rewards
Early Preview
$1 or more per creation 3 patrons
You'll get access to my art a full day before it goes public, and your name will be posted to my website.  Thanks for helping!
Includes Discord rewards
Behind the Scenes
$5 or more per creation 0 patrons
You'll be able to follow along with behind-the-scenes images and breakdowns of my illustrations as I work on them.


This reward also includes every previous reward.

Includes Discord rewards
Creative Input
$10 or more per creation 1 patron
You'll have access to the entire process, from inception to release, as I create my illustrations. You'll be able to request changes, additions, or point out mistakes I've made before anybody else.


This reward also includes every previous reward.

Includes Discord rewards
Voting
$20 or more per creation 0 of 20 patrons
Pick the places where the future is built. With the New Launch Vehicle tier, you'll be able to vote on what I depict next.

This reward also includes every previous reward.

Includes Discord rewards
Commission
$50 or more per creation 0 of 5 patrons
You'll be able to request specific pieces of art for me to make, and I'll do my best to realize your vision. Depending on 


This reward also includes every previous reward.

Includes Discord rewards