Ali Akiyama

is creating "A Rising Star" - an original, illustrated fairytale

18

patrons
With starlight, you can fly to the moon.

Willa didn’t grow up wanting to be a vegetable farmer. Unlike most rabbits, she wanted to be an artist and dreamed of becoming one of the moon rabbits from Mother’s stories; to soar through the sky and paint the constellations with them each night.



But the fields need maintaining, and the crops need harvesting. A rabbit has no reason to dream of the stars.

That is—until she sees one of those stars fall.

And like a beam of light she dashes after it, knowing that this could be the very key to helping her unlock a path to the moon. If she could gather enough stars, she could make a star-ladder and climb her way to the sky. But Mother warns her that fallen stars are the fragile remains of an abandoned wish, and when one dies in Willa’s paws, a malevolent being awakens.

His name is Kurou, and he will do what it takes to keep Willa from reaching the moon.

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A Rising Star is a whimsical, illustrated fairytale targeted for ages 8-12, but all ages will enjoy the fantastical world of talking rabbits and sentient stars.







Welcome to the world of A Rising Star.

My name is Ali - I'm the artist and storyteller behind the creation of this original fairytale. The idea was inspired by my own journey as an artist and the struggles I've faced in order to make a successful career out of something I'm passionate about.



I have many ideas to work from, with A Rising Star being the first book of many to come.

PERKS OF BEING A PATRON

Patreon is a wonderful platform that bridges the gap between creators and fans. By joining, you're immediately a part of the creation of A Rising Star and will see all public posts 3 days earlier than anyone else on social media. By joining the $5 tier, you will have access to even more in-depth content as listed under the rewards to the right side of the page. I hope that by offering this additional insight into my painting and thought process, it helps answer any questions you might have or simply brings you joy to see it all come together.

I believe in this platform with all my heart.




✦ How often do you release new content?

At least once a week. The more supporters who sign up, the more I'm able to create ongoing content for you to enjoy.

I don't have a lot of money, can I still be a patron?
Absolutely! Please only give what you're able to afford. Even $1 a month is greatly appreciated and adds up over time.

Alternatively, you can follow my Patreon and get notified when I release public updates.

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it?
Yes, of course! You can log in to change or cancel your pledge at any time with no penalties.

I have other questions!
If you have any more questions about signing up or using Patreon, or have any problems, the Patreon support team is extremely helpful and will be happy to assist you.

You can send them a message here.

If you have questions specifically for me or about my page, or just want to say hi, you can contact me here.

With that, I I truly welcome you to the world of A Rising Star and hope you stay a while.


Tiers
GATHERER OF STARS
$1 or more per month

Thank you for showing your support in a small, yet meaningful way. Your contribution is deeply appreciated.


  • EARLY ACCESS

       See posts 3 days before social media

  • Monthly Wrap-Up
  • Step-by-Step Process Images
  • Timelapse Painting Videos
  • Ask Me Anything
PAINTER OF SKIES
$5 or more per month


  • High Resolution Final Art
  • Layered PSD Files of Final Art
  • Behind-the-Scenes VLOGs
  • One Time Thank-You Card (address needed)


Plus Previous Rewards

MOON RABBIT
$30 or more per month


  • Invitation to be a BETA readers for A Rising Star!
  • Signed Gift Copy of A Rising Star when released
  • Signed 5x7 art prints of every illustration
  • 15% Store Discount


Plus Previous Rewards

Goals
18 of 25 patrons
At 25 patrons, I will design an exclusive hard enamel pendant for A Rising Star.  Patrons at the $5 tier and those who have been a patron for 5 months at the $1 tier will receive one!
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With starlight, you can fly to the moon.

Willa didn’t grow up wanting to be a vegetable farmer. Unlike most rabbits, she wanted to be an artist and dreamed of becoming one of the moon rabbits from Mother’s stories; to soar through the sky and paint the constellations with them each night.



But the fields need maintaining, and the crops need harvesting. A rabbit has no reason to dream of the stars.

That is—until she sees one of those stars fall.

And like a beam of light she dashes after it, knowing that this could be the very key to helping her unlock a path to the moon. If she could gather enough stars, she could make a star-ladder and climb her way to the sky. But Mother warns her that fallen stars are the fragile remains of an abandoned wish, and when one dies in Willa’s paws, a malevolent being awakens.

His name is Kurou, and he will do what it takes to keep Willa from reaching the moon.

_____________________________________________________________________

A Rising Star is a whimsical, illustrated fairytale targeted for ages 8-12, but all ages will enjoy the fantastical world of talking rabbits and sentient stars.







Welcome to the world of A Rising Star.

My name is Ali - I'm the artist and storyteller behind the creation of this original fairytale. The idea was inspired by my own journey as an artist and the struggles I've faced in order to make a successful career out of something I'm passionate about.



I have many ideas to work from, with A Rising Star being the first book of many to come.

PERKS OF BEING A PATRON

Patreon is a wonderful platform that bridges the gap between creators and fans. By joining, you're immediately a part of the creation of A Rising Star and will see all public posts 3 days earlier than anyone else on social media. By joining the $5 tier, you will have access to even more in-depth content as listed under the rewards to the right side of the page. I hope that by offering this additional insight into my painting and thought process, it helps answer any questions you might have or simply brings you joy to see it all come together.

I believe in this platform with all my heart.




✦ How often do you release new content?

At least once a week. The more supporters who sign up, the more I'm able to create ongoing content for you to enjoy.

I don't have a lot of money, can I still be a patron?
Absolutely! Please only give what you're able to afford. Even $1 a month is greatly appreciated and adds up over time.

Alternatively, you can follow my Patreon and get notified when I release public updates.

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it?
Yes, of course! You can log in to change or cancel your pledge at any time with no penalties.

I have other questions!
If you have any more questions about signing up or using Patreon, or have any problems, the Patreon support team is extremely helpful and will be happy to assist you.

You can send them a message here.

If you have questions specifically for me or about my page, or just want to say hi, you can contact me here.

With that, I I truly welcome you to the world of A Rising Star and hope you stay a while.


Recent posts by Ali Akiyama

Tiers
GATHERER OF STARS
$1 or more per month

Thank you for showing your support in a small, yet meaningful way. Your contribution is deeply appreciated.


  • EARLY ACCESS

       See posts 3 days before social media

  • Monthly Wrap-Up
  • Step-by-Step Process Images
  • Timelapse Painting Videos
  • Ask Me Anything
PAINTER OF SKIES
$5 or more per month


  • High Resolution Final Art
  • Layered PSD Files of Final Art
  • Behind-the-Scenes VLOGs
  • One Time Thank-You Card (address needed)


Plus Previous Rewards

MOON RABBIT
$30 or more per month


  • Invitation to be a BETA readers for A Rising Star!
  • Signed Gift Copy of A Rising Star when released
  • Signed 5x7 art prints of every illustration
  • 15% Store Discount


Plus Previous Rewards