Christina G. Smith is creating Art & Videos.
7

patrons

$38
per month
Who is Christina G. Smith?
I'm an American artist, I recently moved back to the Kansas City Metro area from the Paris region after living there for 8 years. 

Growing up my school had no art program so my grandparents got me lessons with then local artist, Lee Hammond, in the KC Metro area. I first studied realism, but have tried to develop my own style since. In college I took every art course I could ranging from life drawing, ceramics, silversmithing, metal sculpture, watercolor, and more.

I am currently looking for a tattoo apprenticeship in the KC metro area. I have wanted to be a tattoo artist for over 5 years but wasn't in a financial place to be able to take that on. I now believe I am. I have portfolios and feelers out to local shops and am desperately wanting to push for this change in my career. It's hard, and discouraging for sure. But I think I have a good base an artist and could be a good asset to any shop. If you have any leads, tips, tricks, or connections to shops in the Kansas City Metro area please let me know.

5sizes2small is my studio name. I created in 1998, as a freshman in high school. It has been my presence/brand on the internet ever since then. It is also the name of my YouTube Channel.

What does your pledge do for me?
Simply put, I need your help. Every pledge helps put food on the table, keeps a roof over my head, gas in the car, and the ability to keep doing what I do for you and everyone else.
Some pledges come with physical rewards as well so it helps with postage too.

My schedule for updating...
This year I am trying to update more with exclusive content. I will be posting once a week to tiers $1 and up you will see personal posts about my life, how I am doin, things I wouldn't post on other outlets and are meant to be kept between us.
For higher tiers you will get access to scans from my sketchbook, High Res scans of the weekly sketches, and more that I will not be cross posting anywhere else. I want you to feel like you don't just see what everyone else has access too.

The videos I make...
I used to do weekly sketch videos which helped me improve my freehand abilities but I am focusing on making higher quality drawings. To do this I will not be doing the sketch videos like before but will make more quality videos about my process and these works of art from beginning to end.

My timelapse videos of working with my tattoo machine have also become very popular and plan to keep making this as often as I can. I also make Art Explained, a series of videos where I try to highlight a new product I've bought, or a technique I think people might find interesting.
All of these videos you will be listed as a sponsor if you are in an appropriate tier for when it was published.

Wondering how to get a sketch?
The best way to buy art directly from me is to contact me, or check my Etsy store for any available slots.
Tiers
Admirer
$1 or more per month 1 patron
My gratitude, seriously big smiles from me all around!
Your name and a link of your choice (to your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, or personal website) on the 5sizes2small Studio website. (It remains there even if you stop being a patron in the future. You can also be anonymous if you choose.)
Access to the patrons-only posts. You'll get personal posts about life, process, and I'll answer any posts from Patrons.
Collector
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
• Everything from the $1 tier, plus...
• Your name in each patron supported video made the month after charge it taken.
 Download of my .PDF art collection book created by me. (More art books to be added as I complete them.)
Lover
$10 or more per month 1 patron
• Everything from the $1-$5 tiers, plus...
 You will receive a small goodie bag of items like buttons, stickers, etc of my artwork and a personal card from me.
• 
Access to High Res scans of the weekly sketch video images.
A 20% discount code for the preceding month after your charge has gone through to be used on my Etsy shop. (Code lasts a month long.)
Goals
$38 of $45 per month
I'll be able to buy more leather and fake skin to keep practising with my tattoo machine.
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Who is Christina G. Smith?
I'm an American artist, I recently moved back to the Kansas City Metro area from the Paris region after living there for 8 years. 

Growing up my school had no art program so my grandparents got me lessons with then local artist, Lee Hammond, in the KC Metro area. I first studied realism, but have tried to develop my own style since. In college I took every art course I could ranging from life drawing, ceramics, silversmithing, metal sculpture, watercolor, and more.

I am currently looking for a tattoo apprenticeship in the KC metro area. I have wanted to be a tattoo artist for over 5 years but wasn't in a financial place to be able to take that on. I now believe I am. I have portfolios and feelers out to local shops and am desperately wanting to push for this change in my career. It's hard, and discouraging for sure. But I think I have a good base an artist and could be a good asset to any shop. If you have any leads, tips, tricks, or connections to shops in the Kansas City Metro area please let me know.

5sizes2small is my studio name. I created in 1998, as a freshman in high school. It has been my presence/brand on the internet ever since then. It is also the name of my YouTube Channel.

What does your pledge do for me?
Simply put, I need your help. Every pledge helps put food on the table, keeps a roof over my head, gas in the car, and the ability to keep doing what I do for you and everyone else.
Some pledges come with physical rewards as well so it helps with postage too.

My schedule for updating...
This year I am trying to update more with exclusive content. I will be posting once a week to tiers $1 and up you will see personal posts about my life, how I am doin, things I wouldn't post on other outlets and are meant to be kept between us.
For higher tiers you will get access to scans from my sketchbook, High Res scans of the weekly sketches, and more that I will not be cross posting anywhere else. I want you to feel like you don't just see what everyone else has access too.

The videos I make...
I used to do weekly sketch videos which helped me improve my freehand abilities but I am focusing on making higher quality drawings. To do this I will not be doing the sketch videos like before but will make more quality videos about my process and these works of art from beginning to end.

My timelapse videos of working with my tattoo machine have also become very popular and plan to keep making this as often as I can. I also make Art Explained, a series of videos where I try to highlight a new product I've bought, or a technique I think people might find interesting.
All of these videos you will be listed as a sponsor if you are in an appropriate tier for when it was published.

Wondering how to get a sketch?
The best way to buy art directly from me is to contact me, or check my Etsy store for any available slots.

Recent posts by Christina G. Smith

Tiers
Admirer
$1 or more per month 1 patron
My gratitude, seriously big smiles from me all around!
Your name and a link of your choice (to your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, or personal website) on the 5sizes2small Studio website. (It remains there even if you stop being a patron in the future. You can also be anonymous if you choose.)
Access to the patrons-only posts. You'll get personal posts about life, process, and I'll answer any posts from Patrons.
Collector
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
• Everything from the $1 tier, plus...
• Your name in each patron supported video made the month after charge it taken.
 Download of my .PDF art collection book created by me. (More art books to be added as I complete them.)
Lover
$10 or more per month 1 patron
• Everything from the $1-$5 tiers, plus...
 You will receive a small goodie bag of items like buttons, stickers, etc of my artwork and a personal card from me.
• 
Access to High Res scans of the weekly sketch video images.
A 20% discount code for the preceding month after your charge has gone through to be used on my Etsy shop. (Code lasts a month long.)