Featured Patreon: Elisabeth Alba
Elisabeth Alba is a freelance illustrator living in Western Massachusetts whose artwork focuses on fantastical, historical, and cartographic imagery. She started her Patreon in the summer of 2018 as a way to allow others to dive a little deeper into her creative world.
Elisabeth’s artwork is typically created with a variety of media: pencil, watercolor, colored pencil, acryla gouache, and ink. Sometimes she works digitally. She’s worked with some great clients over the years—including Scholastic, Llewellyn Worldwide, Small Beer Press, and Henry Holt Books for Young Readers—but she also enjoys creating personal work and exploring her own interests and passions in her artwork. For a taste of what you'll be seeing from Elisabeth, if you become a patron, check out her portfolio at www.albaillustration.com!
In her Patreon, Elisabeth shares details and progress photos from her client work (when allowed) as well as personal work, and images she creates for themed art events such as auctions for the Changeling Artist Collective and Month of Love and Fear. She is currently illustrating the Everyday Witch Oracle Deck for Llewellyn Worldwide (publication in September 2019) so many of her recent posts have been about that.
Depending on what tier patrons join, they can also receive video access, participation in polls, coupons, wallpapers, coloring pages, holiday cards, and other fun rewards. There is also a tier to commission tiny framed paintings, and another to save up for larger paintings. For a full breakdown of reward tiers, visit www.patreon.com/posts/22447989.
Since starting her Patreon, Elisabeth has enjoyed exploring a more intimate platform than social-media, where she can interact with friends and fans and get a little more personal with what she shares about her life as a freelance artist. She looks forward to sharing more in 2019, and is grateful for the support of her patrons!