JOIN ME ON AN ADVENTURE

 

Have a nice sit down and make yourself comfy, then I can let you know a little more about what Mysterious Corner is all about. Do you love watercolours? Are you crazy about dragons, monsters, myths and fairytales? Me too!

Would you like to become part of my creative journey? This is a place where I share all my behind the scenes goodies with fellow fantasy and folklore enthusiasts. Here you will see all projects that I am currently working on, future plans, studies, things that I will never post anywhere else and you will even be able to get involved in the creation process by suggesting names for creatures and characters amongst other things. If you enjoy my art then this is a different way for you to support me in continuing to create more of it! Because this is my own website, it also means that your pledge goes straight to me without any fees going to a third party platform like Patreon.

If all of this sounds like something that would tickle your fancy, then you can go ahead and select one of the membership tiers below and become a patron.  If you’re wondering which to pick,  you can read more detail about them here.

When you sign up now, you get access to ALL posts made up till this point (since February 2021)

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP

 

WHIMSY

MONTHLY £6

  • Exclusive patron only content
  • Access to my patron only Secret Shop!
  • Monthly giveaways!
  • First chance to buy originals
  • Direct contact with me for any questions
  • Video hangout once a month
  • Get involved in naming creatures & characters & more
  • Monthly desktop & mobile backgrounds
  • Access to all posts since February 2021!

MAGIC

MONTHLY £10

 

  • 15% discount on everything in my main shop!
  • Access to my patron only Secret Shop
  • Free Hank wooden pin on first month (limited)
  • First chance to buy originals
  • Monthly giveaways!
  • Exclusive patron only content
  • Direct contact with me for any questions
  • Video hangout once a month
  • Get involved in naming creatures & characters & more
  • Monthly desktop & mobile backgrounds
  • Access to all posts since February 2021!

MISCHIEF

MONTHLY £50

 

  • Adopt your own original watercolour creature painting! Mailed to you every month - ACEO size (2.5 x 3.5 inches) (free shipping!)
  • Free Hank wooden pin on first month (limited)
  • Access to my patron only Secret Shop!
  • 15% discount on everything in my main shop including original art
  • Monthly giveaways!
  • First chance to buy originals
  • Exclusive patron only content
  • Direct contact with me for any questions
  • Video hangout once a month
  • Get involved in naming creatures & characters & more
  • Monthly desktop & mobile backgrounds
  • Access to all posts since February 2021!

ENCHANTMENT

MONTHLY £65

 

  • An original A5 watercolour painting mailed to you after three months payment of £65 per month. You choose a single word prompt (free shipping!)
  • Free Hank wooden pin on first month (limited)
  • Access to my patron only Secret Shop!
  • 15% discount on everything in my public shop including original art
  • Monthly giveaways!
  • First chance to buy originals
  • Exclusive patron only content
  • Direct contact with me for any questions
  • Video hangout once a month
  • Get involved in naming creatures & characters & more
  • Monthly desktop & mobile backgrounds
  • Access to all posts since February 2021!

OR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

 

WHIMSY ANNUAL

£66

  • One month FREE if you pay up front!
  • Exclusive patron only content
  • Direct contact with me for any questions
  • Monthly giveaways
  • Video hangout once a month
  • Get involved in naming creatures & characters & more
  • Monthly desktop & mobile backgrounds
  • Access to my patron only Secret Shop!
  • First chance to buy originals
  • Access to all posts since February 2021!

MAGIC ANNUAL

£100

  • Two months FREE if you pay up front!
  • Exclusive patron only content
  • Direct contact with me for any questions
  • Monthly giveaways
  • Free Hank wooden pin when you sign up (limited)
  • Video hangout once a month
  • Get involved in naming creatures & characters & more
  • Monthly desktop & mobile backgrounds
  • First chance to buy originals
  • 15% discount on everything in my main shop including original art
  • Access to my patron only Secret Shop!
  • Access to all posts since February 2021!

MONTHLY PRIZE DRAWS!

All patrons are automatically entered into the monthly prize draw! I put all your names into a hat and draw one at random each month. Most of the time I will be giving away A4 prints but occasionally I will give away other goodies, and maybe even a sketch now and then!

ABOUT ME

I grew up in a haunted house on top of a hill, next to an ancient neolithic barrow called ‘The Fairy’s Toote’ which has a history of strange happenings. It is perhaps no surprise then, that I ended up completely enamoured with all things folklore.

I loved to escape into imaginary worlds. There were fairies in the bottom of my garden, I spent hours painting unicorns, dragons and monsters. I was obsessed with folk tales and fairy stories and the beautiful illustrations in the books I read. I would watch my favourite fantasy movies OVER and over again and absorbing everything I could from those make-believe worlds. My drive now as an artist is to try to capture that feeling that I had when I truly believed in fairies and magic, and when monsters really did live under my bed. I want to continue to create worlds that don’t exist that will hopefully inspire children and adults. The nostalgia of that magical place that only existed in my imagination is what I want to capture and this is where I will be able to share it all with you!

Watercolour

Watercolour is a magical medium as it has taught me patience and the ability to ‘go with the flow’. I am an impulsive person and dedicating myself to watercolours has helped me learn how to plan ahead better! I also love the fact that you could paint the same image twice and it would look and feel completely different because of the nature of the pigments.

Beasts

You might have noticed that I have a great love of creatures of all kinds. I grew up surrounded with animals and I’m a big fan of nature documentaries. A lot of my inspiration comes from the natural world as well as folk tales. Being able to bring life to a new creature brings me great pleasure, it’s like meeting a new pet for the first time and learning its personality.

Fables

One of my biggest sources of inspiration comes from prose. Hearing incredible stories of heroic deeds, mysterious creatures and wise old crones immediately places an image of what they are like in my mind. Often it can be just a name that sparks an idea. My all time favourite tale is that of Beowulf, one that I intend to illustrate and write in future.

TESTIMONIALS

I personally really enjoy being a member, the content is very diverse. From behind the scenes of the artworks, with sketches, to the final pieces and also the whole progress about the artbooks she makes. I also learned a lot thanks to the articles about how Emily made her Kickstarter and every other step she takes in her career. I am glad to support such a wonderful artist!

Isabelle

Watching Emily’s art journey is so inspirational! From little snippets of delight, to magical creatures and enchanting tales, to information about her creative process and the realities of being an artist and business woman. I always look forward to her posts, and have learned a lot from her over the years.

Natalie Eslick

I’ve loved being part of Emily’s community of patrons! Her art is incredible and she’s a wonderful communicator, so fun and engaging, more dedicated to her audience than many others. The community of patrons Emily has gathered are all lovely too. Will be following any new venture of hers eagerly and joyfully!

Rachelf

I’ve been a member of Emily’s since right after she did her first Kickstarter. That’s how I found out about her wonderful work and then next thing you know I’m a Patron! It’s hard to describe how much joy Emily’s art gives me. It exudes positive energy – even the art that’s more on the dark side. 🙂 I love being able to see what’s going on “behind the scenes”. Not being an artist myself, I’m glad I get to live vicariously through her and the lovely community of patrons she has.

Jeff

GALLERY

mermaid on a rock

JUST WANT TO SUPPORT?

On Patreon, it was possible for someone to subscribe without any of the benefits, no updates, no access to the posts, just pure altruism. If that is something you’d be interested in then this button below is for YOU! It will take you to my page on Gumroad and it will allow you to choose any payment you wish and you can cancel it at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHY BECOME A PATRON?

Chances are if you are here you are already familiar with my work. By becoming a patron, not only do you get glorious treats for your eyeballs, but your support will allow me to continue to create more books, paintings and stories in future! 

WHEN DO I GET BILLED?

You are billed immediately when you sign up for my membership and then monthly (or annually, depending on which you choose) on the same date you joined. 

is it easy to cancel my membership?

Yes! You can cancel your membership at any time, you are not tied into a contract. Please be aware though if you are on the £65 tier and cancel before your 3 month cycle is up, you do not get the painting described. Depending on when you cancel at that tier I will be able to send you something smaller and less detailed.

DO YOU DO TUTORIALS?

Not in the typical sense no. My membership is not designed as a ‘how to’, it is purely a peek into how I work. However, I do share the stages of making a painting from sketches, ideas and inspiration right to the finished piece. I don’t share the complete process of every painting I work on just occasional ones. 

Can i commission you to paint something for me if I am not a member?

No, at the moment I do not offer commissions outside of this membership. 

WHAT PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?

I accept credit card and PayPal

How do I see the content I have signed up for?

Firstly make sure that you are logged in to your membership, then you can navigate to all areas of the site, and see all of it via ‘POSTS’ in the menu at the top of this page.

why did you leave Patreon?

It just so happens I wrote a blog post about this very thing! You can read it here: Why I Left Patreon.

CAN I UPGRADE/DOWNGRADE MY MEMBERSHIP?

Yes! This is easy. Just go to your account page when you are signed in, click on ‘Subscriptions’ and then ‘Change Plan’ and that will give you a little dropdown box to upgrade or downgrade. If you are at the £6 tier and you up to £10, £50 or £65 you will not be charged extra, it will take into account the £6 you have already paid. 

WHAT IS THE SECRET SHOP?

The secret ‘Mysterious Shop’ is separate to my main shop online. This is where I post original artwork for patrons to access before I add them to my public shop www.emilyhare.co.uk. There will also be occasional prints which are reduced in price because of minor imperfections.