Alithographica is creating scientific illustrations
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Hello there!
My name is Jenn/Alithographica, and I am a freelance scientific illustrator based in New York City. Scientific illustrators specialize in creating images that help communicate a scientific concept. Think of all the drawings you've seen in science magazines or on exhibit signs at a zoo or museum - a scientific illustrator is likely behind them.

The Art
I do a lot of different kinds of work - mostly science illustrations, fine art inspired by nature, and fan art of media I enjoy.

My biggest project right now is Science Fact Friday, a science education initiative in which I publish a weekly science fact and an accompanying original illustration. These are 100% free and available for reference and educational use on my social media pages. The reception has been astounding and I'm delighted to be sharing nerdy science fun with my fans.

 
(You can view full-size images at my website, alithographica.com)
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The Conundrum

As any freelance artist can tell you, you spend a lot of your time /not/ doing art. Most of my day is spent responding to emails, drumming up new work, and doing odd jobs to make extra cash. It's the price of self-employment, of course, but between my business tasks and my active commissions, I rarely have time for personal art anymore - and that includes Science Fact Friday. I've even had to delay Science Fact releases several times because paying the bills takes priority.

The Goal
Your support will enable me to spend more time producing free science illustrations and other artwork. It will help ensure that Science Fact Friday is published on time and is able to continue running for many Fridays to come. It will also allow me to set aside more time for personal art and creating other illustrated resources.
 
A Promise
Lastly: I don't want to put a barrier between people who can afford to support my work and those who can't. Science should not be paywalled. In pursuit of that belief, there will be no finished work created explicitly for patron-only viewing. Any content that is posted on my Patreon will consist of WIPs, doodles, and behind-the-scenes goodies; All finished products will be public.

Thank you for your support!


You can also find me at:
Alithographica

Rewards
The Tip Jar
$1 or more per month
  • Every bit helps and I love you. <3
  • Access to patron-only content including updates on future artwork
Continuing Education
$5 or more per month
  • See additional facts and sources that were left on the cutting room floor. Learn more cool things!
  • Access to patron-only polls to help me decide on future projects and sci fact topics
  • Plus all previous rewards
Behind the Art
$10 or more per month
  • Receive access to WIPs of anything I'm working on. I occasionally post WIPs publicly but here I'll post in-depth WIPs regularly and by request so that you can watch my process.
  • Continuous 10% off code for my Etsy store
  • Plus all previous rewards
The Consultation Pack
$20 or more per month
  • Monthly individual consults! I will redline/critique your artwork or accuracy-check the science in your creative writing.
  • Plus all previous rewards
The Renaissance Patron
$40 or more per month
  • One signed print of your choice (up to 9x12) every 2 months! Free shipping to continental US, additional cost for other locations may apply.
  • Monthly public thanks for your support on all my social media pages. Includes your name and a link to your page, if you choose.
  • All previous rewards
Goals
46% complete
At $100/mo I will guarantee 50 published science facts each year. (That's one fact every week with two weeks off.)

I'll cry a little bit. (Proof not provided, you'll just have to believe me.)
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Hello there!
My name is Jenn/Alithographica, and I am a freelance scientific illustrator based in New York City. Scientific illustrators specialize in creating images that help communicate a scientific concept. Think of all the drawings you've seen in science magazines or on exhibit signs at a zoo or museum - a scientific illustrator is likely behind them.

The Art
I do a lot of different kinds of work - mostly science illustrations, fine art inspired by nature, and fan art of media I enjoy.

My biggest project right now is Science Fact Friday, a science education initiative in which I publish a weekly science fact and an accompanying original illustration. These are 100% free and available for reference and educational use on my social media pages. The reception has been astounding and I'm delighted to be sharing nerdy science fun with my fans.

 
(You can view full-size images at my website, alithographica.com)
-
The Conundrum

As any freelance artist can tell you, you spend a lot of your time /not/ doing art. Most of my day is spent responding to emails, drumming up new work, and doing odd jobs to make extra cash. It's the price of self-employment, of course, but between my business tasks and my active commissions, I rarely have time for personal art anymore - and that includes Science Fact Friday. I've even had to delay Science Fact releases several times because paying the bills takes priority.

The Goal
Your support will enable me to spend more time producing free science illustrations and other artwork. It will help ensure that Science Fact Friday is published on time and is able to continue running for many Fridays to come. It will also allow me to set aside more time for personal art and creating other illustrated resources.
 
A Promise
Lastly: I don't want to put a barrier between people who can afford to support my work and those who can't. Science should not be paywalled. In pursuit of that belief, there will be no finished work created explicitly for patron-only viewing. Any content that is posted on my Patreon will consist of WIPs, doodles, and behind-the-scenes goodies; All finished products will be public.

Thank you for your support!


You can also find me at:
Alithographica

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Rewards
The Tip Jar
$1 or more per month
  • Every bit helps and I love you. <3
  • Access to patron-only content including updates on future artwork
Continuing Education
$5 or more per month
  • See additional facts and sources that were left on the cutting room floor. Learn more cool things!
  • Access to patron-only polls to help me decide on future projects and sci fact topics
  • Plus all previous rewards
Behind the Art
$10 or more per month
  • Receive access to WIPs of anything I'm working on. I occasionally post WIPs publicly but here I'll post in-depth WIPs regularly and by request so that you can watch my process.
  • Continuous 10% off code for my Etsy store
  • Plus all previous rewards
The Consultation Pack
$20 or more per month
  • Monthly individual consults! I will redline/critique your artwork or accuracy-check the science in your creative writing.
  • Plus all previous rewards
The Renaissance Patron
$40 or more per month
  • One signed print of your choice (up to 9x12) every 2 months! Free shipping to continental US, additional cost for other locations may apply.
  • Monthly public thanks for your support on all my social media pages. Includes your name and a link to your page, if you choose.
  • All previous rewards