Katherine Soutar is creating Folklore and storytelling inspired illustration work.
27

patrons

$89
per month

Hello there! And thank you so much for visiting my Patreon page! 

By becoming a creator on here I am taking another step on the journey towards my goal of becoming fully self employed as an artist and ditching my part time job at last (yesss!) Working on my own folktale illustration work as well as commissioned pieces for others. I have so many ideas! I am stuffed to the gunnels with strange beasts and tales of wonder after so many years of working on folktales books for others. I want to collaborate with storytellers I know both in Britain and abroad on exciting book and performance projects that bring no immediate financial return but will create amazing art and storytelling experiences for people, this is near impossible at the moment due to financial constraints. I am determined that will change and  you can become a part of this unfolding adventure by becoming my patron.

art as storytelling, art that makes you want to know the story, art that you can weave your own story around. a whole world of magic is out there ready to be made visible. gather around my campfire my friends and let me show you what I see.
 
I look forward so much to being able to share all of this with you, the folks who say 'on you go now, do all the things'  because taking risks on more speculative work is key for me now. I have always cherished the direct relationship I have with people who enjoy my work on social media and I post about my work in progress and my process there regularly. Patreon feels even more direct, you folks are my biggest fans, my community, my people. 

You will get access to all of my updates plus some patron only content and offers too. As well as recieving a little something in the post from time to time and discounts on my art prints, books and original art.

One of my first goals with your help is to work on my Moroccan/Scottish tales project, one of my 'mostly still in my head' projects which involves working with parallel stories from the Moroccan Sahara, a place I love hugely and Scotland, my Dad's country, and also dear to me. I will be sharing my progress with this (made possible by you, my fantastic patrons!) my experiences in Morocco, my love of the desert (Camels, weird plants, cuddly camel spiders, occasional beautiful glimpses of Gazelle and glorious star filled nights...and more camels, I really like camels...) the names of my reward tiers reflect my passion for this special place...

For a gallery of my work and my "cover stories and other illustrator tales" blog pop over to my website.
katherinesoutarillustration.com

Tiers
Kat pals
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you for being my pal! You will have access to all my Patreon posts, including insights into how I do what I do and what having you there means to me. I will also send you an A5 framable signed postcard of my work to say thank you x
Splendid sandfish
$2 or more per month 11 patrons
Thank you so much for being there for me! I appreciate your help so much...you will receive in addition to access to all my Patreon posts:


  • A personal shout out on my Twitter feed (@Kate_dancingcat and you'll need to message me your Twitter handle if you have one) for being so wonderful
  • One of my folktale cards to say thank you and another every year on my Birthday 
  • 2 A5 Framable signed postcards of my work per year one in May and one in December
Cuddly Camel
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
You lovely cuddly peep! Thank you so very much! This so very generous of you.You will receive 

  • A 10% discount on all my greetings cards (except the charity ones)
  • a 10 %discount on my annual illustration calendar
  • 4 A5 Framable signed postcards of my work per year, one in February, May, August and December.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Fantastic Fennec
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Oh you are lovely! And the best foxy ever, this is a very substantial amount to commit to an artist and I am deeply grateful.  You will receive 

  • An original hand drawn illustration just for you on my Birthday to show just how much I appreciate you.
  • A 15%discount on signed prints of my Illustrations
  • Plus all previous rewards
Gorgeous Gazelle
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow! Thank you! You really are special, you must like what I do a lot and I am so very grateful and happy that you are out there! You will receive 

  • A 10% discount on original work
  • A signed print of your choice on our 6 month anniversary and then every year on my Birthday in August
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$89 of $150 per month
This amount will remove enough financial pressure to allow me to put more time aside to produce more speculative work. when I reach it I will post at least one new piece each month here that is not paid work but is my personal response to stories and poetry that excite me. this is a promise I am making to myself as well as you xx
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Hello there! And thank you so much for visiting my Patreon page! 

By becoming a creator on here I am taking another step on the journey towards my goal of becoming fully self employed as an artist and ditching my part time job at last (yesss!) Working on my own folktale illustration work as well as commissioned pieces for others. I have so many ideas! I am stuffed to the gunnels with strange beasts and tales of wonder after so many years of working on folktales books for others. I want to collaborate with storytellers I know both in Britain and abroad on exciting book and performance projects that bring no immediate financial return but will create amazing art and storytelling experiences for people, this is near impossible at the moment due to financial constraints. I am determined that will change and  you can become a part of this unfolding adventure by becoming my patron.

art as storytelling, art that makes you want to know the story, art that you can weave your own story around. a whole world of magic is out there ready to be made visible. gather around my campfire my friends and let me show you what I see.
 
I look forward so much to being able to share all of this with you, the folks who say 'on you go now, do all the things'  because taking risks on more speculative work is key for me now. I have always cherished the direct relationship I have with people who enjoy my work on social media and I post about my work in progress and my process there regularly. Patreon feels even more direct, you folks are my biggest fans, my community, my people. 

You will get access to all of my updates plus some patron only content and offers too. As well as recieving a little something in the post from time to time and discounts on my art prints, books and original art.

One of my first goals with your help is to work on my Moroccan/Scottish tales project, one of my 'mostly still in my head' projects which involves working with parallel stories from the Moroccan Sahara, a place I love hugely and Scotland, my Dad's country, and also dear to me. I will be sharing my progress with this (made possible by you, my fantastic patrons!) my experiences in Morocco, my love of the desert (Camels, weird plants, cuddly camel spiders, occasional beautiful glimpses of Gazelle and glorious star filled nights...and more camels, I really like camels...) the names of my reward tiers reflect my passion for this special place...

For a gallery of my work and my "cover stories and other illustrator tales" blog pop over to my website.
katherinesoutarillustration.com

Recent posts by Katherine Soutar

Tiers
Kat pals
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you for being my pal! You will have access to all my Patreon posts, including insights into how I do what I do and what having you there means to me. I will also send you an A5 framable signed postcard of my work to say thank you x
Splendid sandfish
$2 or more per month 11 patrons
Thank you so much for being there for me! I appreciate your help so much...you will receive in addition to access to all my Patreon posts:


  • A personal shout out on my Twitter feed (@Kate_dancingcat and you'll need to message me your Twitter handle if you have one) for being so wonderful
  • One of my folktale cards to say thank you and another every year on my Birthday 
  • 2 A5 Framable signed postcards of my work per year one in May and one in December
Cuddly Camel
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
You lovely cuddly peep! Thank you so very much! This so very generous of you.You will receive 

  • A 10% discount on all my greetings cards (except the charity ones)
  • a 10 %discount on my annual illustration calendar
  • 4 A5 Framable signed postcards of my work per year, one in February, May, August and December.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Fantastic Fennec
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Oh you are lovely! And the best foxy ever, this is a very substantial amount to commit to an artist and I am deeply grateful.  You will receive 

  • An original hand drawn illustration just for you on my Birthday to show just how much I appreciate you.
  • A 15%discount on signed prints of my Illustrations
  • Plus all previous rewards
Gorgeous Gazelle
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow! Thank you! You really are special, you must like what I do a lot and I am so very grateful and happy that you are out there! You will receive 

  • A 10% discount on original work
  • A signed print of your choice on our 6 month anniversary and then every year on my Birthday in August
  • Plus all previous rewards