Katie Hofgard is creating Art
89

patrons

$559
per month
My name is Katie Hofgard, most of you might know me by my online moniker, Eskiworks.  I've been a full time freelance illustrator since I graduated from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2009, and before that part time since 2003.  I spend the vast majority of my time and creative energy making art for others, bringing their stories to life with my artistic skills.  My brain is BURSTING with ideas of my own, and I very rarely get the time to work on them because I'm so focused on my freelance work.  I currently support 2 people (my husband and myself) and one (cranky princess) cat with my art here in Colorado, and finding time to make personal work is very difficult. So I created this Patreon page to help fund the creation of personal work without me having to worry about the expense of doing so.   Here are the projects I am working on!

TeaFeathers
TeaFeathers is a world building project I've dabbled in for a few years now, featuring the crafty winged canine species I've dubbed Alecani.  Most of my stories in this world surround the adventurous Nym; a rusty colored Alecani gal with a gift for plant based magic and a dedication to her family and friends.  The cast of this story continues to expand and stories deepen, with Nym's family, friends, nemeses, and an entire world and history for her to explore.  I've been posting assorted concept art and stories in my TeaFeathers tumblr.  The final format for TeaFeathers would be a full color illustrated novel (or perhaps several), chronicling Nym's journey from a young adult who lives in the family home, to an experienced and powerful magic user with a great many unusual friends.  I don't want to give too much away, but I do have a lot planned for her!

Eskie - A True Story
When I was 7 my mom got me a puppy for Christmas; a little American Eskimo dog I named Wolfy.  Wolfy was my best friend growing up, through hell and high water he stuck with me.  Wolfy passed away at the ripe old age of 16, many years ago. So strong was the impact he made on my life, that my current studio name is an homage to his breed (Eskiworks).  He had a wonderful and unusual life for a dog, running wild in the Colorado rockies by my side.  I've always wanted to tell his stories in a comic format, to honor him and keep his memories.  Back in college I started this comic as a class project, but as post-grad responsibilities mounted, I stopped.  I am revisiting this project with a fresh style, and all my current experience as an illustrator, to finally tell the world Wolfy's amazing story.

What are your goal amounts based off of?
Goals are based off my current hourly rate for freelance illustration.  The idea is to buy time to do it all, just like clients buy my time to create work for them.  This way I can be flexible in what I do with the purchased time; writing or illustration for TeaFeathers, story boarding for the Eskie comic? There's lots to do!  Every time I do Patreon goal related work, I will stream it live for all to see.  I find it wonderful to have the audience to interact with, and a way to validate my work hours.

When will I get my rewards each month?
I will send rewards after your pledge is processed each month.  As my Patreon has grown, rewards have shifted from physical the digital rewards.  Sometimes the message system here can be fickle, so if you do not receive your rewards via the message system here, please email me at wolfnymph @ gmail . com with your name on Patreon, your pledge amount, and the month for which you didn't receive your pledge

Thank you so much for your support!  Without you, I could not pursue my personal vision for my artwork.

If you wish to follow me in other places online, here is where you can find me.
Deviantart
Tumblr
Twitter
Etsy

Tiers
A Sip of Tea
$1 or more per month 45 patrons

  • Access to Patreon only WIPS and updates.
  • Every bit helps, you have my most sincere thanks!
Singer
$5 or more per month 18 patrons

  • Cast your vote every month for what I should work on!
  •  All the previous tiers rewards. 
Penpal
$10 or more per month 18 patrons

  • Receive a letter from Nym in PDF format, detailing where she is and what she's up to in the world of TeaFeathers! Written in her handwriting on nice parchment, possibly containing scribbly sketches of cool things she finds on her adventures.
  • Receive mailed Patreon exclusive merchandise.
  • Opportunity to be test subject for new commission type samples.
  • Monthly Etsy store discount code.
  • All the previous tiers rewards.
Storyteller
$20 or more per month 4 patrons

  • Choose TWO additional characters from TeaFeathers to send you a letter! Choose from The Harp, The Shadow, Lapi (Nym's adopted little brother), Calluna (Nym's sister), or Fallyn (Nym's brother). Message me for your choice, you may switch at any time.
  •  All the previous tiers rewards. 


Librarian
$30 or more per month 3 patrons

  • Choose THREE additional characters from TeaFeathers to send you a letter! Choose from The Harp, The Shadow, Lapi (Nym's adopted little brother), Calluna (Nym's sister), or Fallyn (Nym's brother).  Message me for your choice, you may switch at any time.
  •  All the previous tiers rewards. 
Spirit Speaker
$50 or more per month 2 patrons

  • Receive ALL letters from TeaFeathers; Nym, The Harp, The Shadow, Lapi (Nym's adopted little brother), Calluna (Nym's sister), or Fallyn (Nym's brother).
  •  All the previous tiers rewards. 
Goals
$559 of $2,500 per month
If I reach this amount per month, I will be able to work on personal projects FULL TIME. I imagine I will soon have books, comics, and other fun stuff for sale very quickly at this rate!  Teafeathers novels, comics, special print series...  So much I could do!
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My name is Katie Hofgard, most of you might know me by my online moniker, Eskiworks.  I've been a full time freelance illustrator since I graduated from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2009, and before that part time since 2003.  I spend the vast majority of my time and creative energy making art for others, bringing their stories to life with my artistic skills.  My brain is BURSTING with ideas of my own, and I very rarely get the time to work on them because I'm so focused on my freelance work.  I currently support 2 people (my husband and myself) and one (cranky princess) cat with my art here in Colorado, and finding time to make personal work is very difficult. So I created this Patreon page to help fund the creation of personal work without me having to worry about the expense of doing so.   Here are the projects I am working on!

TeaFeathers
TeaFeathers is a world building project I've dabbled in for a few years now, featuring the crafty winged canine species I've dubbed Alecani.  Most of my stories in this world surround the adventurous Nym; a rusty colored Alecani gal with a gift for plant based magic and a dedication to her family and friends.  The cast of this story continues to expand and stories deepen, with Nym's family, friends, nemeses, and an entire world and history for her to explore.  I've been posting assorted concept art and stories in my TeaFeathers tumblr.  The final format for TeaFeathers would be a full color illustrated novel (or perhaps several), chronicling Nym's journey from a young adult who lives in the family home, to an experienced and powerful magic user with a great many unusual friends.  I don't want to give too much away, but I do have a lot planned for her!

Eskie - A True Story
When I was 7 my mom got me a puppy for Christmas; a little American Eskimo dog I named Wolfy.  Wolfy was my best friend growing up, through hell and high water he stuck with me.  Wolfy passed away at the ripe old age of 16, many years ago. So strong was the impact he made on my life, that my current studio name is an homage to his breed (Eskiworks).  He had a wonderful and unusual life for a dog, running wild in the Colorado rockies by my side.  I've always wanted to tell his stories in a comic format, to honor him and keep his memories.  Back in college I started this comic as a class project, but as post-grad responsibilities mounted, I stopped.  I am revisiting this project with a fresh style, and all my current experience as an illustrator, to finally tell the world Wolfy's amazing story.

What are your goal amounts based off of?
Goals are based off my current hourly rate for freelance illustration.  The idea is to buy time to do it all, just like clients buy my time to create work for them.  This way I can be flexible in what I do with the purchased time; writing or illustration for TeaFeathers, story boarding for the Eskie comic? There's lots to do!  Every time I do Patreon goal related work, I will stream it live for all to see.  I find it wonderful to have the audience to interact with, and a way to validate my work hours.

When will I get my rewards each month?
I will send rewards after your pledge is processed each month.  As my Patreon has grown, rewards have shifted from physical the digital rewards.  Sometimes the message system here can be fickle, so if you do not receive your rewards via the message system here, please email me at wolfnymph @ gmail . com with your name on Patreon, your pledge amount, and the month for which you didn't receive your pledge

Thank you so much for your support!  Without you, I could not pursue my personal vision for my artwork.

If you wish to follow me in other places online, here is where you can find me.
Deviantart
Tumblr
Twitter
Etsy

Recent posts by Katie Hofgard

Tiers
A Sip of Tea
$1 or more per month 45 patrons

  • Access to Patreon only WIPS and updates.
  • Every bit helps, you have my most sincere thanks!
Singer
$5 or more per month 18 patrons

  • Cast your vote every month for what I should work on!
  •  All the previous tiers rewards. 
Penpal
$10 or more per month 18 patrons

  • Receive a letter from Nym in PDF format, detailing where she is and what she's up to in the world of TeaFeathers! Written in her handwriting on nice parchment, possibly containing scribbly sketches of cool things she finds on her adventures.
  • Receive mailed Patreon exclusive merchandise.
  • Opportunity to be test subject for new commission type samples.
  • Monthly Etsy store discount code.
  • All the previous tiers rewards.
Storyteller
$20 or more per month 4 patrons

  • Choose TWO additional characters from TeaFeathers to send you a letter! Choose from The Harp, The Shadow, Lapi (Nym's adopted little brother), Calluna (Nym's sister), or Fallyn (Nym's brother). Message me for your choice, you may switch at any time.
  •  All the previous tiers rewards. 


Librarian
$30 or more per month 3 patrons

  • Choose THREE additional characters from TeaFeathers to send you a letter! Choose from The Harp, The Shadow, Lapi (Nym's adopted little brother), Calluna (Nym's sister), or Fallyn (Nym's brother).  Message me for your choice, you may switch at any time.
  •  All the previous tiers rewards. 
Spirit Speaker
$50 or more per month 2 patrons

  • Receive ALL letters from TeaFeathers; Nym, The Harp, The Shadow, Lapi (Nym's adopted little brother), Calluna (Nym's sister), or Fallyn (Nym's brother).
  •  All the previous tiers rewards.