Amanda Lien is creating Art and Comics
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The name is Amanda, or my username, alienfirst, is probably more recognizable. I live in the Pacific Northwest, making art and drinking coffee.

I do a good many art related things, from personal work, to art for conventions, Bunday (a bunny for your Sunday), teaching art to teenagers, and most recently, developing two different webcomics. I adore creating interesting characters and beasties, along with drawing cute to creepy.

Supporting this Patreon will get you, primarily, access to work I won't be posting anywhere else.  Things that could be coming your way:

  • Access to supporter only posts containing sneak peaks at current projects, concept work for comics and/or illustration pieces, and written pieces of lore for a currently unnamed comic (lore bits written by my husband, Steven Glover, and occasionally accompanied by small illustrations by me).
  • Sketches and concepts only available to supporters.
  • Early posts of comic pages and Bundays.
  • Personal sketch requests on a monthly basis.

The money made through Patreon will help me continue to create art for a living,  pursue more opportunities for conventions and potential product to sell, as well as to finally get two long standing comic projects from the concept phase to the actual "comic" phase (with the additional help from my husband who is the key lore maker and writer for one of those projects).

Here's a breakdown for what gets posted (reiterated in the rewards side panel):

  • Free (just for following and visiting): General art posts. If you follow me on Tumblr you might see some crossposting happen.
  • $1: Standard art and WIP posts.
  • $5: Standard art and WIP posts, layered PSD files (typically once a month), monthly digital sketchbook (5-10 pages), Bunday requests.
  • $10: Standard art and WIP posts, layered PSD files (typically once a month), monthly digital sketchbook (5-10 pages), Bunday requests, sketch requests (sketch requests will be shared to all $5+ Patrons).
  • $25: Standard art and WIP posts, layered PSD files (typically once a month), monthly digital sketchbook (5-10 pages), Bunday requests, sketch requests (sketch requests will be shared to all $5+ Patrons), graphite or ink request  (around 5x7", mailed to you).
I try and keep this Patreon super simple as far as who gets to see what posted. $5 Patrons get to see everything. The only difference for $10 and $25 Patrons is the monthly requests. I have thoughts for making things a bit more special for my $10+ Patrons, but those are still stewing!
Rewards
Espresso
$1 or more per month
  • Access to Patreon supporter-only blog posts!
Doppio
$5 or more per month
  • Access to Patreon supporter-only blog posts!
  • Access to layered PSD files of certain pieces (will attempt at least one per month).
  • Access to a monthly digital sketchbook! 10-20 pages of sketches and concept work.
  • Bunday requests. (At least one Patron idea will be done per month.)
Latte
$10 or more per month
  • Access to Patreon supporter-only blog posts!
  • Access to layered PSD files of certain pieces (will attempt at least one per month).
  • Access to a monthly digital sketchbook! 10-20 pages of sketches and concept work.
  • Digital sketch request every month.
  • Bunday requests. (At least one Patron idea will be done per month.)
Mocha
$25 or more per month (sold out!)
  • Access to Patreon supporter-only blog posts!
  • Access to layered PSD files of certain pieces (will attempt at least one per month).
  • Access to a monthly digital sketchbook! 10-20 pages of sketches and concept work.
  • Digital sketch request every month.
    • Essentially you are sponsoring a sketchbook page, as these requests will be included in there.
  • Bunday requests. (At least one Patron idea will be done per month.)
  • Original art piece mailed to your door, average paper sized, around 5x7" give or take.
Goals
73% complete
This amount covers a significant portion of necessary bills I need to pay every month. At this goal, I indulge and will be purchasing a printer. One that can handle smaller prints to larger prints up to 13x19". I'd like to be able to handle convention prints on my own to the quality level I'd want, both for ease of use, and to lower my print costs. All Patrons above $10 will receive a print in the mail, the first ones off the machine! (Printer purchased if this goal is achieved in two consecutive months.)
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The name is Amanda, or my username, alienfirst, is probably more recognizable. I live in the Pacific Northwest, making art and drinking coffee.

I do a good many art related things, from personal work, to art for conventions, Bunday (a bunny for your Sunday), teaching art to teenagers, and most recently, developing two different webcomics. I adore creating interesting characters and beasties, along with drawing cute to creepy.

Supporting this Patreon will get you, primarily, access to work I won't be posting anywhere else.  Things that could be coming your way:

  • Access to supporter only posts containing sneak peaks at current projects, concept work for comics and/or illustration pieces, and written pieces of lore for a currently unnamed comic (lore bits written by my husband, Steven Glover, and occasionally accompanied by small illustrations by me).
  • Sketches and concepts only available to supporters.
  • Early posts of comic pages and Bundays.
  • Personal sketch requests on a monthly basis.

The money made through Patreon will help me continue to create art for a living,  pursue more opportunities for conventions and potential product to sell, as well as to finally get two long standing comic projects from the concept phase to the actual "comic" phase (with the additional help from my husband who is the key lore maker and writer for one of those projects).

Here's a breakdown for what gets posted (reiterated in the rewards side panel):

  • Free (just for following and visiting): General art posts. If you follow me on Tumblr you might see some crossposting happen.
  • $1: Standard art and WIP posts.
  • $5: Standard art and WIP posts, layered PSD files (typically once a month), monthly digital sketchbook (5-10 pages), Bunday requests.
  • $10: Standard art and WIP posts, layered PSD files (typically once a month), monthly digital sketchbook (5-10 pages), Bunday requests, sketch requests (sketch requests will be shared to all $5+ Patrons).
  • $25: Standard art and WIP posts, layered PSD files (typically once a month), monthly digital sketchbook (5-10 pages), Bunday requests, sketch requests (sketch requests will be shared to all $5+ Patrons), graphite or ink request  (around 5x7", mailed to you).
I try and keep this Patreon super simple as far as who gets to see what posted. $5 Patrons get to see everything. The only difference for $10 and $25 Patrons is the monthly requests. I have thoughts for making things a bit more special for my $10+ Patrons, but those are still stewing!

Recent posts by Amanda Lien

Rewards
Espresso
$1 or more per month
  • Access to Patreon supporter-only blog posts!
Doppio
$5 or more per month
  • Access to Patreon supporter-only blog posts!
  • Access to layered PSD files of certain pieces (will attempt at least one per month).
  • Access to a monthly digital sketchbook! 10-20 pages of sketches and concept work.
  • Bunday requests. (At least one Patron idea will be done per month.)
Latte
$10 or more per month
  • Access to Patreon supporter-only blog posts!
  • Access to layered PSD files of certain pieces (will attempt at least one per month).
  • Access to a monthly digital sketchbook! 10-20 pages of sketches and concept work.
  • Digital sketch request every month.
  • Bunday requests. (At least one Patron idea will be done per month.)
Mocha
$25 or more per month (sold out!)
  • Access to Patreon supporter-only blog posts!
  • Access to layered PSD files of certain pieces (will attempt at least one per month).
  • Access to a monthly digital sketchbook! 10-20 pages of sketches and concept work.
  • Digital sketch request every month.
    • Essentially you are sponsoring a sketchbook page, as these requests will be included in there.
  • Bunday requests. (At least one Patron idea will be done per month.)
  • Original art piece mailed to your door, average paper sized, around 5x7" give or take.