DatSketcher is creating comics and art, mostly comics
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Hello there! My name is Haley and I'm a Chinese Malaysian artist who has an interest - that's more of an itch - to tell stories.

I've had an interest in storytelling since the age of 10 and have attempted to write a novel (that stretched out to more than 600 pages) from the age of 12 to 13. So yeah, I really like doing this stuff.

What Kind of Comics Do You Intend to Create?
Comics that:
  • Subvert troupes that I (among many others) have seen too much
  • Promote the better change in a currently bad situation
  • Bring light to more sensitive issues and concerns
  • Have more diverse characters, eg: neurodivergency, race, disability, LGBT, etc
  • Have a theme or morality I believe in
  • Have characters I like, as that's how I got into this thing anyway

Why Patreon?
  • My country is homophobic and transphobic (I'm a cis, pan girl) so besides helping myself, I wanna help others here
  • My country's currency isn't too good, making imports like art supplies and usual utilities more expensive (weaker currency value = higher inflation rate)
  • My country's human rights are PRETTY BAD (The authority to arrest LGBT people simply for being LGBT, letting rapists and even rapist pedophiles get away, Muslims cannot leave Islam even if they're born into it, a whole lot of other things)
  • I have a rare medical condition (Takayasu Arteritis) that is, while not so lethal, may give me unexpected health complications in the future
So basically, this extra income is good in case if something happens. On a lighter note, here's what I can also do with Patreon income:
  • Pledge to other creators, mostly locals! Gotta support the locals
  • Buy more reference books
  • Subscribe to online classes
  • Be able to work on comics more (a better paying day job usually results in longer hours)
Tiers
Cufflinks
$2 or more per month

Hello little cufflinks! Thank you so much for considering to join this tier! You’ll be getting:


  • High res versions of my illustrations, all over 2000px (I might dump high res versions of sketches too if I think they look nice). And yes, you can use them as profile icons, banners, or wallpapers! No permission needed, just please credit me if they're used in a social media setting. Want a high res image of some other drawing? Sure! Just ask and I'll see if I can find it


  • Pictures of my crappy thumbnails and horribly handwritten scripts that I use to somehow plan out my comic


  • Voting rights? On MY page? Vote for what doodle (not illustration) I should do. That includes fan art and OCs


  • Shoutout at the end of every chapter of the comic I'm posting!
Silk Tie
$4 or more per month

Oh my, how you have upgraded! You get all the benefits of a cufflink and:


  • Voting rights on illustrations! Fan art or OCs


  • More in depth explanations behind my illustrations and comics, and why I lay certain strokes on the canvas


  • PSD files of my illustrations, posted comic pages, and the sketches I deemed worthy to post here as a high res image. You can also ask me to post any PSD file of any art I've done, provided if I can find it


  • Permission to colour line art! Just please don't block out my signature, and please do tag me if you're posting on twitter. If you're posting anywhere else, type out my username and say I'm from twitter so people can find me.
Dress Shirt
$6 or more per month

In addition to the rewards of a Silk Tie, Dress Shirts also get the privilege of:


  • Seeing crappy MS Paint renditions of comic pages and sometimes, illustrations. You can also suggest some drawings of mine for me to ruin :D


  • Q&A with my OCs!! Regardless if my current comic project does not involve them. I'll draw out their responses ASAP


  • Free Pixel Chibi Icon of your OC, persona, favourite character or anything else, as thanks and an act of warm welcome! It'll be 256px by 256 px (You won't receive another one if you re-pledge, sorry. But you can commission me, they're $1.50!)
Blazer
$10 or more per month

How fancy! Fancy folks deserve fancy rewards, so Blazers get the rewards of Dress Shirts and:


  • (NOTE: This reward will be given out once Mulling Over is released, the comic after Unprecedented Cleanup) At least one monthly 4Koma, omake or just some short, lighthearted comic related to my current one. See them be goofs


  • Wanna see comic pages before they're even public? You get access to the sketches of comic pages as soon as I'm done with them, complete with dialogue!
DOUBLE-BREASTED BLAZER
$15 or more per month

Oh my god??? What a fancy fancy blazer??????? Besides the benefits of a Blazer, you'll be getting:


  • At least one time-lapse video of an illustration/painted sketch a month, exclusively for folks like you! Just a reminder, I usually don't record the line art process, but if there's popular demand, I'll do it. I'll post process videos of sketches too if I can! Ah, also, no music. I'm baby.
Goals
$0 of $10 per month
Holy crap! That's like over 40 bucks in Malaysia! Self esteem level over 9000!!!!!
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Hello there! My name is Haley and I'm a Chinese Malaysian artist who has an interest - that's more of an itch - to tell stories.

I've had an interest in storytelling since the age of 10 and have attempted to write a novel (that stretched out to more than 600 pages) from the age of 12 to 13. So yeah, I really like doing this stuff.

What Kind of Comics Do You Intend to Create?
Comics that:
  • Subvert troupes that I (among many others) have seen too much
  • Promote the better change in a currently bad situation
  • Bring light to more sensitive issues and concerns
  • Have more diverse characters, eg: neurodivergency, race, disability, LGBT, etc
  • Have a theme or morality I believe in
  • Have characters I like, as that's how I got into this thing anyway

Why Patreon?
  • My country is homophobic and transphobic (I'm a cis, pan girl) so besides helping myself, I wanna help others here
  • My country's currency isn't too good, making imports like art supplies and usual utilities more expensive (weaker currency value = higher inflation rate)
  • My country's human rights are PRETTY BAD (The authority to arrest LGBT people simply for being LGBT, letting rapists and even rapist pedophiles get away, Muslims cannot leave Islam even if they're born into it, a whole lot of other things)
  • I have a rare medical condition (Takayasu Arteritis) that is, while not so lethal, may give me unexpected health complications in the future
So basically, this extra income is good in case if something happens. On a lighter note, here's what I can also do with Patreon income:
  • Pledge to other creators, mostly locals! Gotta support the locals
  • Buy more reference books
  • Subscribe to online classes
  • Be able to work on comics more (a better paying day job usually results in longer hours)

Recent posts by DatSketcher

Tiers
Cufflinks
$2 or more per month

Hello little cufflinks! Thank you so much for considering to join this tier! You’ll be getting:


  • High res versions of my illustrations, all over 2000px (I might dump high res versions of sketches too if I think they look nice). And yes, you can use them as profile icons, banners, or wallpapers! No permission needed, just please credit me if they're used in a social media setting. Want a high res image of some other drawing? Sure! Just ask and I'll see if I can find it


  • Pictures of my crappy thumbnails and horribly handwritten scripts that I use to somehow plan out my comic


  • Voting rights? On MY page? Vote for what doodle (not illustration) I should do. That includes fan art and OCs


  • Shoutout at the end of every chapter of the comic I'm posting!
Silk Tie
$4 or more per month

Oh my, how you have upgraded! You get all the benefits of a cufflink and:


  • Voting rights on illustrations! Fan art or OCs


  • More in depth explanations behind my illustrations and comics, and why I lay certain strokes on the canvas


  • PSD files of my illustrations, posted comic pages, and the sketches I deemed worthy to post here as a high res image. You can also ask me to post any PSD file of any art I've done, provided if I can find it


  • Permission to colour line art! Just please don't block out my signature, and please do tag me if you're posting on twitter. If you're posting anywhere else, type out my username and say I'm from twitter so people can find me.
Dress Shirt
$6 or more per month

In addition to the rewards of a Silk Tie, Dress Shirts also get the privilege of:


  • Seeing crappy MS Paint renditions of comic pages and sometimes, illustrations. You can also suggest some drawings of mine for me to ruin :D


  • Q&A with my OCs!! Regardless if my current comic project does not involve them. I'll draw out their responses ASAP


  • Free Pixel Chibi Icon of your OC, persona, favourite character or anything else, as thanks and an act of warm welcome! It'll be 256px by 256 px (You won't receive another one if you re-pledge, sorry. But you can commission me, they're $1.50!)
Blazer
$10 or more per month

How fancy! Fancy folks deserve fancy rewards, so Blazers get the rewards of Dress Shirts and:


  • (NOTE: This reward will be given out once Mulling Over is released, the comic after Unprecedented Cleanup) At least one monthly 4Koma, omake or just some short, lighthearted comic related to my current one. See them be goofs


  • Wanna see comic pages before they're even public? You get access to the sketches of comic pages as soon as I'm done with them, complete with dialogue!
DOUBLE-BREASTED BLAZER
$15 or more per month

Oh my god??? What a fancy fancy blazer??????? Besides the benefits of a Blazer, you'll be getting:


  • At least one time-lapse video of an illustration/painted sketch a month, exclusively for folks like you! Just a reminder, I usually don't record the line art process, but if there's popular demand, I'll do it. I'll post process videos of sketches too if I can! Ah, also, no music. I'm baby.