Martin Hsu

is creating Whimsy and Wonder

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Thank you for buying me coffee and being part of my creative journey to make more art! You will gain access each month to:

• Exclusive Patreon posts
• Early sketchbook concepts
• Work-in-progress sneak peeks
• Research and inspirations
  • Patron-only community
  • Work-in-progress/Behind-the-scenes

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Thank you for helping me with printing costs and shipping supplies! Please enjoy discounts and free gifts on me:

  • 10% off discount code on all prints and books on
  • 1 Free 5 x 7" print with your order
  • Original 'Thank You' doodle with your order by Martin
  • Dibs on brand new art

Plus all previous reward tier!
  • Work-in-progress/Behind-the-scenes
  • Patron-only community

Your Custom Original Art

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Thank you for buying me brushes, paints, and wood panels to make new paintings! Let me make a piece of custom art for you and loved ones:

• Custom Original Art 
• 10% off all prints and books
• Dibs on new artwork

Every 3 months you will get to commission a piece of original art titled "Pick Me Up"- total of 4 pieces a year as one-of-a-kind birthday and Christmas gifts. Just contact me to claim your $90 cash reward discount code.

"Pick Me Up"- you choose the animal, I pick them up. Graphite and gold metallic acrylic on 5 x 7" watercolor paper. Signed. Custom made for you to keep and give:

You also gain access to all discounts, free gifts, original doodles, dibs, and rewards from previous tiers!
  • Patron-only community
  • Work-in-progress/Behind-the-scenes
  • Dibs on new art to buy
  • 10% off discount all prints and books




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About Martin Hsu

Hi, friend!

Welcome to my Patreon page. My name is Martin Hsu. I am an Asian American artist and designer based in San Francisco. In 2012, I took the leap of faith to become an independent artist in pursue of making art - my art.

Putting away my security blanket as a character designer at Nickelodeon and Disney TV Animation left me cold, exposed and unemployed. For the first time in my life, I could no longer rely on stability and a steady paycheck. 

So what did I do? I put on some pants, picked up my brushes, took a deep breath and signed a lease for my first art studio in the Mission District in San Francisco. It was time to start making art and paying rent. Joy!

Soon after the excitement faded, reality set in as I found myself alone in an open field surrounded by fear, doubt and anxiety. I have never felt so vulnerable in my life.

Now after almost 10 years of making art as a living, I am proud of what I've created and who I've become. My original paintings have been on display at Sanrio and Hello Kitty exhibitions, Disney's WonderGround Gallery by Disneyland, and on the Google campus. I've also had the honor to work with the Asian Art Museum in SF and the Japanese American National Museum in LA.

The creative freedom allows me to learn, practice and experiment with different techniques, medium, and materials. At the same time, my independence provides me with valuable mental and spiritual space to connect and reflect.

Exclusively on Patreon, I want to show you my process of making art and running an independent art business.

As a patron, you gain access to see how I create new work from initial concepts, digital studies, painting techniques to post-production such as documenting, editing, shipping, and making reproduction prints. I will also share my methods to market, promote and sell work to keep making art.

As a collector, I'm happy to offer you first dibs and cash rewards to purchase any new original paintings, prints, and collectible figures.

I wear many hats to run a small art business. I am the marketing director, project manager, social media strategist, head of research, accountant, agent, photographer, copy writer, and artist.

Your patronage to Martin Hsu Art pays for all of these positions to keep the art and business alive. Additionally, your financial support goes directly to offset the cost of art materials, electronic equipments, convention expenses, and my studio/gallery space in San Francisco.

To learn more about me, please visit for my gallery work and for my design work.

My fans, collectors, and patrons are extremely dear to me. Thank you for being part of my art family.

Much love,
- Martin

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Goals! I like goals. They keep us moving forward.

My tiny art studio in San Francisco is among my highest monthly expenses as an independent artist. With your patronage, I will be able to breathe a little deeper, sleep a little better, take more creative risks to experiment with new ideas, and GO BIG! 

Thank you!
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