Tim Shay is creating Artistic badassery - mixed media drawings & India ink etchings
4

patrons

$6
per month

Hello all. Ok, I always find it awkward writing about myself, but, I kinda think I'm an ok guy and a moderately decent artist, so, here goes. I have been drawing as long as I could grasp a pencil. I live in Southern California with my wife and 4 kids and draw every chance I get. I started working professionally in about '08 working on sketch card projects for various licenses such as The Walking Dead, Dexter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel Comics sets and myriad others. The sketch card work opened the door to many other art opportunities that have kept me drawing like a mad man.

I have a fondness for all things horror, and really enjoy drawing monsters, demons, and try to make something beautiful of a subject that normally is not beautiful. I try to make my work as emotive as possible and capture the vibe of the image I'm working on. I work in various mediums including graphite, markers, colored pencils, and also India ink etchings. 

My first official book cover work was for Cameron "Morat" Mouat for his book "The Road to Fero City (Volume 1)", which is an amazing book, so doing the cover was a great opportunity for me. My second cover project was for Caliber Comics' "HP Lovecraft Early Stories" in 2015. That was one of my proudest achievements since I'm a Lovecraft fan, and also working with the amazing Gary Reed (Rest In Peace) was always a pleasure. Prior to Gary's passing, I was lucky enough to work with him on several "Deadworld" projects, including a sketch card project, three pieces in his "Voices of the Deadworld" graphic novel, and I contributed art for 2 labels for the "Deadworld Zombie Soda".

However, even though I draw a lot, being the sole provider for a large family of Shays and trying to make ends meet with the petty funds art usually generates means that often times I cannot afford things like graphite, ink, markers, etching tools, and the like, and it's difficult to continue to try to produce artistic stuff for the Earth. And, personally, I feel that Earth needs my art...because as they say, "Earth without ART is just EH".  Your support of me as an artist not only helps me create, but helps me take care of things that need taken care of, like, helping my little humans survive. So thanks for even considering helping a poor lad like myself.

So, I appreciate you who took the time to read this and appreciate even more anyone who chooses to support me and my meager works. Thanks a ton!!!
Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Thanks for your Support!  This truly helps me to continue to create artistic goodness. You Rock!!   

Please enjoy the First-looks at Work-In-Progress pics and information on upcoming projects with exclusive Patron Content! 

\m/ \m/

Limited Signed Tim Shay Promo Card
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
 Thanks for your Support!  This level of support truly means a lot!

For being a faithful Patron at this tier... You score a Complimentary Exclusive Signed Tim Shay Promo Card*.  

 

Also you will enjoy the First-looks at Work-In-Progress pics and information on upcoming projects with exclusive Patron Content!  


*(I will cover S&H to domestic US addresses, for outside of US please cover the S&H cost)

Limited Edition Signed Print & Future Art Discount
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Thanks for your Support!  This level of support truly means a lot!


For being a faithful Patron at this tier... after 12 months, one good deed truly deserves another!   You score a Complimentary Exclusive Signed and Numbered Tim Shay Print*.  

In addition to the print, you will get frequet-flyer-discounts on any art you buy or commission with me in the future. I always work on a fair price with customers, but you will be entitled to an additional cool-kids'-club discount!


 Also you will enjoy the First-looks at Work-In-Progress pics and information on upcoming projects with exclusive Patron Content!   


 
*(I will cover S&H to domestic US addresses, for outside of US please cover the S&H cost) 

Personalized Original Drawing & Future Art Discounts
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
 Thanks for your Support!  This type of support blows my mind-hole.
For being a faithful Patron at this tier... after 12 months of continuous patronage, I will be repaying your support with some original art, how about that?
I'll draw something personalized, just for you.
  • 1 of a kind, Personalized drawing (up to 3" x 5"  original art piece) black and white or color*
  • You will also get work-in-progress images of your artwork being created and various steps along the way
  •  You will additionally score a Future Art Discount for any commission work or prints you purchase from me 
  • Also, you will enjoy the First-looks at Work-In-Progress pics and information on upcoming projects with exclusive Patron Content!

 

 
*(I will cover S&H to domestic US addresses, for outside of US please cover the S&H cost) 

Personalized Original Drawing (up to 5" x 7") & Future Art Discounts
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
 Thanks for your Support!  Being a $20 per month patron makes you one of my favorite people. Seriously thanks a ton! For being a faithful Patron at this tier... after 12 months of continuous patronage, I will be repaying your support with some original art, how about that? I'll draw something personalized, just for you.
  • 1 of a kind, Personalized drawing (up to 5" x 7"  original art piece) black and white or color*
  • You will also get work-in-progress images of your artwork being created and various steps along the way
  • You will additionally score a Future Art Discount for any commission work or prints you purchase from me
  • Also, you will enjoy the First-looks at Work-In-Progress pics and information on upcoming projects with exclusive Patron Content!


 
*(I will cover S&H to domestic US addresses, for outside of US please cover the S&H cost) 

Eternal Gratitude Tier
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
For this type of incomprehensible support, you will get the Full Monty of artistic reciprocation:

 At this tier, after 12 months of faithful support, you will get all this awesome-sauce:

  • My eternal grattitude for support that is beyond comprehension 
  • an original 3" x 5" drawing created just for you*
  • an original 5" x 7" drawing created just for you*
  • exclusive work-in-progress pics of your 1-of-a-kind original drawings as they develop
  • an exclusive limited edition numbered and signed print (Hellboy, HP Lovecraft, or The Walking Dead Print set)
  •  You will additionally score a Future Art Discount for any commission work or prints you purchase from me 
  • Plus First-Looks at Work-In-Progress pics and information on upcoming projects with exclusive Patron Content!
  • plus my eternal gratitude as you have officially blown my mind-hole!


 
*(I will cover S&H to domestic US addresses, for outside of US please cover the S&H cost) 

Goals
$6 of $2,000 per month
I can't help but draw things...all the damn time. It's just a part of my life that I cannot do without. I would like to have the flexibility to continue to tackle these artistic endeavors. But, the Shay Foundation (aka, my wallet) just cannot accommodate much artistic ventures at the present time. To have enough stability as an artist to provide for my family better while continuing to create the art I love so much would be a dream come true. Any help in that endeavor would be greatly appreciated! \m/ \m/
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Hello all. Ok, I always find it awkward writing about myself, but, I kinda think I'm an ok guy and a moderately decent artist, so, here goes. I have been drawing as long as I could grasp a pencil. I live in Southern California with my wife and 4 kids and draw every chance I get. I started working professionally in about '08 working on sketch card projects for various licenses such as The Walking Dead, Dexter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel Comics sets and myriad others. The sketch card work opened the door to many other art opportunities that have kept me drawing like a mad man.

I have a fondness for all things horror, and really enjoy drawing monsters, demons, and try to make something beautiful of a subject that normally is not beautiful. I try to make my work as emotive as possible and capture the vibe of the image I'm working on. I work in various mediums including graphite, markers, colored pencils, and also India ink etchings. 

My first official book cover work was for Cameron "Morat" Mouat for his book "The Road to Fero City (Volume 1)", which is an amazing book, so doing the cover was a great opportunity for me. My second cover project was for Caliber Comics' "HP Lovecraft Early Stories" in 2015. That was one of my proudest achievements since I'm a Lovecraft fan, and also working with the amazing Gary Reed (Rest In Peace) was always a pleasure. Prior to Gary's passing, I was lucky enough to work with him on several "Deadworld" projects, including a sketch card project, three pieces in his "Voices of the Deadworld" graphic novel, and I contributed art for 2 labels for the "Deadworld Zombie Soda".

However, even though I draw a lot, being the sole provider for a large family of Shays and trying to make ends meet with the petty funds art usually generates means that often times I cannot afford things like graphite, ink, markers, etching tools, and the like, and it's difficult to continue to try to produce artistic stuff for the Earth. And, personally, I feel that Earth needs my art...because as they say, "Earth without ART is just EH".  Your support of me as an artist not only helps me create, but helps me take care of things that need taken care of, like, helping my little humans survive. So thanks for even considering helping a poor lad like myself.

So, I appreciate you who took the time to read this and appreciate even more anyone who chooses to support me and my meager works. Thanks a ton!!!

Recent posts by Tim Shay

Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Thanks for your Support!  This truly helps me to continue to create artistic goodness. You Rock!!   

Please enjoy the First-looks at Work-In-Progress pics and information on upcoming projects with exclusive Patron Content! 

\m/ \m/

Limited Signed Tim Shay Promo Card
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
 Thanks for your Support!  This level of support truly means a lot!

For being a faithful Patron at this tier... You score a Complimentary Exclusive Signed Tim Shay Promo Card*.  

 

Also you will enjoy the First-looks at Work-In-Progress pics and information on upcoming projects with exclusive Patron Content!  


*(I will cover S&H to domestic US addresses, for outside of US please cover the S&H cost)

Limited Edition Signed Print & Future Art Discount
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Thanks for your Support!  This level of support truly means a lot!


For being a faithful Patron at this tier... after 12 months, one good deed truly deserves another!   You score a Complimentary Exclusive Signed and Numbered Tim Shay Print*.  

In addition to the print, you will get frequet-flyer-discounts on any art you buy or commission with me in the future. I always work on a fair price with customers, but you will be entitled to an additional cool-kids'-club discount!


 Also you will enjoy the First-looks at Work-In-Progress pics and information on upcoming projects with exclusive Patron Content!   


 
*(I will cover S&H to domestic US addresses, for outside of US please cover the S&H cost) 

Personalized Original Drawing & Future Art Discounts
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
 Thanks for your Support!  This type of support blows my mind-hole.
For being a faithful Patron at this tier... after 12 months of continuous patronage, I will be repaying your support with some original art, how about that?
I'll draw something personalized, just for you.
  • 1 of a kind, Personalized drawing (up to 3" x 5"  original art piece) black and white or color*
  • You will also get work-in-progress images of your artwork being created and various steps along the way
  •  You will additionally score a Future Art Discount for any commission work or prints you purchase from me 
  • Also, you will enjoy the First-looks at Work-In-Progress pics and information on upcoming projects with exclusive Patron Content!

 

 
*(I will cover S&H to domestic US addresses, for outside of US please cover the S&H cost) 

Personalized Original Drawing (up to 5" x 7") & Future Art Discounts
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
 Thanks for your Support!  Being a $20 per month patron makes you one of my favorite people. Seriously thanks a ton! For being a faithful Patron at this tier... after 12 months of continuous patronage, I will be repaying your support with some original art, how about that? I'll draw something personalized, just for you.
  • 1 of a kind, Personalized drawing (up to 5" x 7"  original art piece) black and white or color*
  • You will also get work-in-progress images of your artwork being created and various steps along the way
  • You will additionally score a Future Art Discount for any commission work or prints you purchase from me
  • Also, you will enjoy the First-looks at Work-In-Progress pics and information on upcoming projects with exclusive Patron Content!


 
*(I will cover S&H to domestic US addresses, for outside of US please cover the S&H cost) 

Eternal Gratitude Tier
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
For this type of incomprehensible support, you will get the Full Monty of artistic reciprocation:

 At this tier, after 12 months of faithful support, you will get all this awesome-sauce:

  • My eternal grattitude for support that is beyond comprehension 
  • an original 3" x 5" drawing created just for you*
  • an original 5" x 7" drawing created just for you*
  • exclusive work-in-progress pics of your 1-of-a-kind original drawings as they develop
  • an exclusive limited edition numbered and signed print (Hellboy, HP Lovecraft, or The Walking Dead Print set)
  •  You will additionally score a Future Art Discount for any commission work or prints you purchase from me 
  • Plus First-Looks at Work-In-Progress pics and information on upcoming projects with exclusive Patron Content!
  • plus my eternal gratitude as you have officially blown my mind-hole!


 
*(I will cover S&H to domestic US addresses, for outside of US please cover the S&H cost)