Abigail Starling is creating art and comics
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Hi there, and welcome! My name is Abigail Starling, though I'm also commonly known by my old online alias "LeekFish," on websites such as deviantART, tumblr, and Twitter, where I often post new art pieces (and in the case of Twitter, babble about what I'm working on and answer questions.) I'm a Digital Arts graduate from the University of Oregon, now developing my own characters and comics. Currently, Steve (my partner) and I are working together on a webcomic called Envelove, an all-ages weekly webcomic about a courier fairy working hard to bring loved ones together.

 
So, how does Patreon work? Basically, it's like a subscription where you pledge a certain monthly amount to help fund a content creator whose work you enjoy. Said creator can then focus less on income and more on creating more content. It's a pretty awesome way to watch a content creator further their passion!

My Patreon helps me focus more on my own original ideas and comics- it's thanks to my amazing friends and supporters that I've grown so much as an artist over the last several years! I don't like taking without giving back, so of course there's a sizable roster of reward tiers you can check out. Rewards range from comics to custom art to coupons and credit for my shop. Additionally I give everyone a first look at new art before anyone else, and I hold monthly sketch request livestreams!


 
I'm working hard and trying to bring more color and creativity to the world little by little. Thank you for checking out my art, and I hope you enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: When do I get charged?

A: Pledges for the current month are charged on the 1st of the following month. So for example, January pledges are processed on February 1st.

Q: When do I get my rewards?
A: I start that "Patreon cycle" after pledges are processed!
For rewards involving shipping, those parcels are typically sent out every other month, barring irregular circumstance (this helps cut down shipping costs.) Art postcards are voted on in the current month so they can be sent out post-pledge processing cycle. This allows people to sign up for that tier if they see a new postcard they like!

Q: How do I send you my requests?
A:
Every month I post saying I'm ready to have requests sent in! If you do not send me your requests, I will opt for artist's choice. This helps me prevent getting backed up while also delivering rewards in a timely manner. I keep a list of stuff I enjoy for folks that might need ideas, and some long-time Patrons opt to share a GoogleDoc with me where they maintain a wishlist that I can pick from!

Q: When are the request streams held?
A:
Unfortunately I have a hectic and unpredictable schedule, but I generally post a week before holding a stream. Keep an eye out!! If I am unable to do one in a month, I'll usually double up on the following month. If you had pledged for that time you're still welcome to drop a request on the post!
Tiers
Blossom
$1 or more per month
  • Access to new art and works in progress before the public
Includes Discord rewards
Dizzy
$5 or more per month
  • Access to art time lapse videos a week before the public (when goal is reached)
  • Participate in polls for new artwork, charity pieces, and exclusives
  • Access to new art and works in progress before the public
Includes Discord rewards
Melody
$10 or more per month
You receive the following:
  • Access to all uploaded PDFs of sketches, progress shots, etc
  • 20% commission discount (does not include full color)
  • Pre-order priority and discounts for new products such as prints, wall-scrolls, and vinyl decals
  • Ability to order backlog prints, including convention exclusives and discontinued prints otherwise no longer available to the public
  • A 10% personal discount for my shop. The checkout code will be emailed to you.
  • Access to art time lapse videos a week before the public (when goal is reached)
  • Participate in polls for new artwork, charity pieces, and exclusives
  • Early viewing for charity works
  • Access to new art and works in progress before the public
Includes Discord rewards
Mari
$25 or more per month
You receive the following:


  • Art Postcard mailed to you each month, featuring a character speedpaint voted monthly by Patrons and an update message on the back.
  • Access to new art and works in progress before the public
  • Ability to contribute feedback and participate in polls for new artwork, charity pieces, and exclusives
  • Early viewing for charity works
  • Access to all uploaded PDFs of sketches, progress shots, etc
  • 20% commission discount (does not include full color)
  • Pre-order priority and discounts for new products such as prints, wall-scrolls, and vinyl decals
  • Ability to order backlog prints, including convention exclusives and discontinued prints otherwise no longer available to the public
  • A 10% personal discount for my shop. The checkout code will be emailed to you.
  • Access to art time lapse videos a week before the public (when goal is reached)
  • Participate in polls for new artwork, charity pieces, and exclusives
  • Early viewing for charity works
  • Access to new art and works in progress before the public
Includes Discord rewards
Eris
$50 or more per month
You receive the following:
  • A free one-character sketch of your choice, mailed to you OR $25 in shop credit. Credit can be saved for later shop use, but not used for custom art.
  • Art Postcard mailed to you each month, featuring a character speedpaint voted monthly by Patrons and an update message on the back.
  • Access to new art and works in progress before the public
  • Ability to contribute feedback and participate in polls for new artwork, charity pieces, and exclusives
  • Early viewing for charity works
  • Access to all uploaded PDFs of sketches, progress shots, etc
  • 20% commission discount (does not include full color)
  • Pre-order priority and discounts for new products such as prints, wall-scrolls, and vinyl decals
  • Patreon-exclusive prints can be ordered and mailed with other stuff or con pick-up, for $5 (material cost)
  • Ability to order backlog prints, including convention exclusives and discontinued prints otherwise no longer available to the public
  • A 20% personal discount for my shop. The checkout code will be emailed to you. 
  • Access to art time lapse videos a week before the public (when goal is reached)
  • Participate in polls for new artwork, charity pieces, and exclusives
  • Early viewing for charity works
  • Access to new art and works in progress before the public
Includes Discord rewards
Aria
$100 or more per month
You receive the following:
  • A free sketch of your choice, now up to 2 characters, mailed to you OR $30 in shop credit. Credit can be saved for later shop use, but not used for custom art.
  • Art Postcard mailed to you each month, featuring a character speedpaint voted monthly by Patrons and an update message on the back. 
  • A 30% personal discount for my shop. The checkout code will be emailed to you.  
  • 20% commission discount (DOES include full color)
  • Front-of-line / priority access for commissions
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
76% complete
Monthly time lapse videos! For those unfamiliar with these, they are basically recordings of my screen while I work (and sped up to save you a few hours...) These will be available first to $5+ Patrons and then to the public after a week.
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Hi there, and welcome! My name is Abigail Starling, though I'm also commonly known by my old online alias "LeekFish," on websites such as deviantART, tumblr, and Twitter, where I often post new art pieces (and in the case of Twitter, babble about what I'm working on and answer questions.) I'm a Digital Arts graduate from the University of Oregon, now developing my own characters and comics. Currently, Steve (my partner) and I are working together on a webcomic called Envelove, an all-ages weekly webcomic about a courier fairy working hard to bring loved ones together.

 
So, how does Patreon work? Basically, it's like a subscription where you pledge a certain monthly amount to help fund a content creator whose work you enjoy. Said creator can then focus less on income and more on creating more content. It's a pretty awesome way to watch a content creator further their passion!

My Patreon helps me focus more on my own original ideas and comics- it's thanks to my amazing friends and supporters that I've grown so much as an artist over the last several years! I don't like taking without giving back, so of course there's a sizable roster of reward tiers you can check out. Rewards range from comics to custom art to coupons and credit for my shop. Additionally I give everyone a first look at new art before anyone else, and I hold monthly sketch request livestreams!


 
I'm working hard and trying to bring more color and creativity to the world little by little. Thank you for checking out my art, and I hope you enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: When do I get charged?

A: Pledges for the current month are charged on the 1st of the following month. So for example, January pledges are processed on February 1st.

Q: When do I get my rewards?
A: I start that "Patreon cycle" after pledges are processed!
For rewards involving shipping, those parcels are typically sent out every other month, barring irregular circumstance (this helps cut down shipping costs.) Art postcards are voted on in the current month so they can be sent out post-pledge processing cycle. This allows people to sign up for that tier if they see a new postcard they like!

Q: How do I send you my requests?
A:
Every month I post saying I'm ready to have requests sent in! If you do not send me your requests, I will opt for artist's choice. This helps me prevent getting backed up while also delivering rewards in a timely manner. I keep a list of stuff I enjoy for folks that might need ideas, and some long-time Patrons opt to share a GoogleDoc with me where they maintain a wishlist that I can pick from!

Q: When are the request streams held?
A:
Unfortunately I have a hectic and unpredictable schedule, but I generally post a week before holding a stream. Keep an eye out!! If I am unable to do one in a month, I'll usually double up on the following month. If you had pledged for that time you're still welcome to drop a request on the post!

Recent posts by Abigail Starling

Tiers
Blossom
$1 or more per month
  • Access to new art and works in progress before the public
Includes Discord rewards
Dizzy
$5 or more per month
  • Access to art time lapse videos a week before the public (when goal is reached)
  • Participate in polls for new artwork, charity pieces, and exclusives
  • Access to new art and works in progress before the public
Includes Discord rewards
Melody
$10 or more per month
You receive the following:
  • Access to all uploaded PDFs of sketches, progress shots, etc
  • 20% commission discount (does not include full color)
  • Pre-order priority and discounts for new products such as prints, wall-scrolls, and vinyl decals
  • Ability to order backlog prints, including convention exclusives and discontinued prints otherwise no longer available to the public
  • A 10% personal discount for my shop. The checkout code will be emailed to you.
  • Access to art time lapse videos a week before the public (when goal is reached)
  • Participate in polls for new artwork, charity pieces, and exclusives
  • Early viewing for charity works
  • Access to new art and works in progress before the public
Includes Discord rewards
Mari
$25 or more per month
You receive the following:


  • Art Postcard mailed to you each month, featuring a character speedpaint voted monthly by Patrons and an update message on the back.
  • Access to new art and works in progress before the public
  • Ability to contribute feedback and participate in polls for new artwork, charity pieces, and exclusives
  • Early viewing for charity works
  • Access to all uploaded PDFs of sketches, progress shots, etc
  • 20% commission discount (does not include full color)
  • Pre-order priority and discounts for new products such as prints, wall-scrolls, and vinyl decals
  • Ability to order backlog prints, including convention exclusives and discontinued prints otherwise no longer available to the public
  • A 10% personal discount for my shop. The checkout code will be emailed to you.
  • Access to art time lapse videos a week before the public (when goal is reached)
  • Participate in polls for new artwork, charity pieces, and exclusives
  • Early viewing for charity works
  • Access to new art and works in progress before the public
Includes Discord rewards
Eris
$50 or more per month
You receive the following:
  • A free one-character sketch of your choice, mailed to you OR $25 in shop credit. Credit can be saved for later shop use, but not used for custom art.
  • Art Postcard mailed to you each month, featuring a character speedpaint voted monthly by Patrons and an update message on the back.
  • Access to new art and works in progress before the public
  • Ability to contribute feedback and participate in polls for new artwork, charity pieces, and exclusives
  • Early viewing for charity works
  • Access to all uploaded PDFs of sketches, progress shots, etc
  • 20% commission discount (does not include full color)
  • Pre-order priority and discounts for new products such as prints, wall-scrolls, and vinyl decals
  • Patreon-exclusive prints can be ordered and mailed with other stuff or con pick-up, for $5 (material cost)
  • Ability to order backlog prints, including convention exclusives and discontinued prints otherwise no longer available to the public
  • A 20% personal discount for my shop. The checkout code will be emailed to you. 
  • Access to art time lapse videos a week before the public (when goal is reached)
  • Participate in polls for new artwork, charity pieces, and exclusives
  • Early viewing for charity works
  • Access to new art and works in progress before the public
Includes Discord rewards
Aria
$100 or more per month
You receive the following:
  • A free sketch of your choice, now up to 2 characters, mailed to you OR $30 in shop credit. Credit can be saved for later shop use, but not used for custom art.
  • Art Postcard mailed to you each month, featuring a character speedpaint voted monthly by Patrons and an update message on the back. 
  • A 30% personal discount for my shop. The checkout code will be emailed to you.  
  • 20% commission discount (DOES include full color)
  • Front-of-line / priority access for commissions
  • All previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards