J.A. Mäger is creating Paintings, Illustrations, and More!
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Greetings, & thank you for stopping by!
I am a graphic designer, illustrator, and fine artist based in California's beautiful Bay Area. Having dabbled in numerous fields— I devoured everything from biology to visual arts!—I spent my formative years making art, singing, studying, and rescuing animals. Now that I have settled in as a designerprepress-tech, and full-time mom; I spend my time working, making art, singing, studying, rescuing animals, and being a full-time mom.

Work & Momming do take up the majority of my time & energy, & rightly so.

But I would much love to reduce time spent working outside the home and afford additional focus to art and design endeavors. Ideas are constantly boiling over my brain-pan— thematic painting series, children's books, art books, a card game... the list goes on!—but it seems I have so little time, and in some cases lack the resources, to chase them down and bring them to fruition. I have joined Patreon with hope for a remedy.

What budgeting needs am I looking to fulfill?
Contributions via Patreon will cover costs for supplies, equipment and services necessary to achieve my goals.

Watercolors- When it comes to painting, there are various mediums I enjoy. However, at present, watercolor best suits my limited work space. I have previously restricted myself to mid-grade paints due to budgetary constraints; but, I greatly wish to transition to professional-grade paints (e.g. Windsor Newton) for future pieces. Excluding an initial purchase to get started, I anticipate $20 per month in replenishment costs.   

Drawing Pencils & Pens- Depending on application, there are a variety I utilize; Prismacolor, Derwent, and Micron to name a few. I anticipate $10 per month in replenishment costs. 

Stock- Good stock/substrate is imperative. In past endeavors, I have more than once lost paintings to poor stock. Lesson learned! I estimate up to $50 per month in replenishment costs depending on stock size, nature, and usage.

Scanning- If I were merely scanning documents, I would—of course!—scan them myself. Obtaining giclée-quality scans for art reproduction is an entirely different story! At present, my pieces are kept within specific dimensions and cost anywhere from $75 to $250 per piece to scan—I do my own color correction & matching for print, so I do save there!—but larger pieces cost more. Depending on output, regular scanning costs may range from $75 to $500 per month. At some point in the near future, I hope to afford giclée-quality scans in volume—for book illustration layouts!—and drum scans for large/over-size pieces, as needed.

Printing- At this time, I use Fine Art America to offer printed reproductions, but; I prefer to have more control over the print quality and quantity I am able to offer. I will also have printing costs for publication to look into should I self-publish with illustrations in the future. (I do not have an estimate for such costs at this time.)

Web Hosting- Between hosting and domain registration, I anticipate $10 per month, although it will likely be paid annually.

Equipment- $500 per month for one year would cover much needed hardware upgrades and software subscriptions.

The list will, no doubt, continue to evolve.


I consider myself a lifelong student.

As such, I am open and eager to receive advice and guidance as I proceed. If ever you have questions, suggestions, or concerns about the manner in which I have stated or structured a goal, please let me know!

Thank you for your support!
For your support, in whatever form it may take, I am grateful. The late-great Ray Bradbury once honored me by signing production art that I illustrated, adding the short but meaningful message  "Onward!" and; "Onward" is exactly where I would like to go.
Tiers
Good Things
$3 or more per month

Thank you! They say bad things happen in threes, but I like to believe that good things happen in threes as well. $3 per per month grants you access to general posts in my Patreon private activity feed. You will also receive a single-use discount code to take 10% off the markup for any reproduction available through my portfolio at Fine Art America (http://jane-mager.fineartamerica.com/). 

High-Fives
$5 or more per month

Thank you and high-fives—or fist bumps, your choice!—to you if you can give $5 per month. $5 per month grants you extended access to my Patreon private activity feed, including WIP and select musings. You will also receive a single-use discount code to take 25% off the markup for any reproduction available through my portfolio at Fine Art America (http://jane-mager.fineartamerica.com/).

Top Ten
$10 or more per month

You're tops—and thank you!—if you can give $10 per month. $10 per month grants you full access to my Patreon private activity feed.  You will receive a single-use discount code to take 50% off the markup for any reproduction available through my portfolio at Fine Art America (http://jane-mager.fineartamerica.com/). $10 per month is also enough to allow me to send you a personal "Thank you" by mail.

Goals
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$500 per month would allow me to cover the costs for a couple high quality scans, the ability to keep a few good prints on hand, and replenishing supplies. The freedom to create, and the opportunity to build something with my creations, is my one of my greatest desires.
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Greetings, & thank you for stopping by!
I am a graphic designer, illustrator, and fine artist based in California's beautiful Bay Area. Having dabbled in numerous fields— I devoured everything from biology to visual arts!—I spent my formative years making art, singing, studying, and rescuing animals. Now that I have settled in as a designerprepress-tech, and full-time mom; I spend my time working, making art, singing, studying, rescuing animals, and being a full-time mom.

Work & Momming do take up the majority of my time & energy, & rightly so.

But I would much love to reduce time spent working outside the home and afford additional focus to art and design endeavors. Ideas are constantly boiling over my brain-pan— thematic painting series, children's books, art books, a card game... the list goes on!—but it seems I have so little time, and in some cases lack the resources, to chase them down and bring them to fruition. I have joined Patreon with hope for a remedy.

What budgeting needs am I looking to fulfill?
Contributions via Patreon will cover costs for supplies, equipment and services necessary to achieve my goals.

Watercolors- When it comes to painting, there are various mediums I enjoy. However, at present, watercolor best suits my limited work space. I have previously restricted myself to mid-grade paints due to budgetary constraints; but, I greatly wish to transition to professional-grade paints (e.g. Windsor Newton) for future pieces. Excluding an initial purchase to get started, I anticipate $20 per month in replenishment costs.   

Drawing Pencils & Pens- Depending on application, there are a variety I utilize; Prismacolor, Derwent, and Micron to name a few. I anticipate $10 per month in replenishment costs. 

Stock- Good stock/substrate is imperative. In past endeavors, I have more than once lost paintings to poor stock. Lesson learned! I estimate up to $50 per month in replenishment costs depending on stock size, nature, and usage.

Scanning- If I were merely scanning documents, I would—of course!—scan them myself. Obtaining giclée-quality scans for art reproduction is an entirely different story! At present, my pieces are kept within specific dimensions and cost anywhere from $75 to $250 per piece to scan—I do my own color correction & matching for print, so I do save there!—but larger pieces cost more. Depending on output, regular scanning costs may range from $75 to $500 per month. At some point in the near future, I hope to afford giclée-quality scans in volume—for book illustration layouts!—and drum scans for large/over-size pieces, as needed.

Printing- At this time, I use Fine Art America to offer printed reproductions, but; I prefer to have more control over the print quality and quantity I am able to offer. I will also have printing costs for publication to look into should I self-publish with illustrations in the future. (I do not have an estimate for such costs at this time.)

Web Hosting- Between hosting and domain registration, I anticipate $10 per month, although it will likely be paid annually.

Equipment- $500 per month for one year would cover much needed hardware upgrades and software subscriptions.

The list will, no doubt, continue to evolve.


I consider myself a lifelong student.

As such, I am open and eager to receive advice and guidance as I proceed. If ever you have questions, suggestions, or concerns about the manner in which I have stated or structured a goal, please let me know!

Thank you for your support!
For your support, in whatever form it may take, I am grateful. The late-great Ray Bradbury once honored me by signing production art that I illustrated, adding the short but meaningful message  "Onward!" and; "Onward" is exactly where I would like to go.

Recent posts by J.A. Mäger

Tiers
Good Things
$3 or more per month

Thank you! They say bad things happen in threes, but I like to believe that good things happen in threes as well. $3 per per month grants you access to general posts in my Patreon private activity feed. You will also receive a single-use discount code to take 10% off the markup for any reproduction available through my portfolio at Fine Art America (http://jane-mager.fineartamerica.com/). 

High-Fives
$5 or more per month

Thank you and high-fives—or fist bumps, your choice!—to you if you can give $5 per month. $5 per month grants you extended access to my Patreon private activity feed, including WIP and select musings. You will also receive a single-use discount code to take 25% off the markup for any reproduction available through my portfolio at Fine Art America (http://jane-mager.fineartamerica.com/).

Top Ten
$10 or more per month

You're tops—and thank you!—if you can give $10 per month. $10 per month grants you full access to my Patreon private activity feed.  You will receive a single-use discount code to take 50% off the markup for any reproduction available through my portfolio at Fine Art America (http://jane-mager.fineartamerica.com/). $10 per month is also enough to allow me to send you a personal "Thank you" by mail.