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Amanda M Sartor is creating Desultoria: Ephemeral Beasts
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I would like to create an art book that includes a selection from the original show "Desultoria" and its continuation. You can watch the development of these ideas and receive a copy of Desultoria: Ephemeral Beasts through Patreon after the book goes to print.


  ABOUT A.M.SARTOR  

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest United States and live there still. Although I grumble about the grey weather in the winter, I find that the gloom has become a part of my creative process. If I lived somewhere warm and sunny I would probably just paint happy subjects. Things being what they are, my favorite topics include the supernatural, myths and lore, the darker side of fairy tales, armchair neuroscience, and nature. I am a devout procrastinator because I come up with my best ideas when I am supposed to be working on something else. My brain and how it functions is a continual fascination/frustration.
When I am not creating art I enjoy hiking, thinking about creating art, looking at other peoples art, reading, playing video games, playing pen and paper roll playing games, making lists, and being manipulated by my cat.

  ABOUT MY WORK 

I am an illustrator who has been producing stuff for about 20 years. Although the intent of that stuff has changed over time, I maintain an aesthetic that links it all together. I have worked on 3D video games, 2D video games, board games, collectible card games, children's books, and book covers. I have recently been interested in pursuing more personal work, and have shown with Light Grey Art Lab, Krab Jab Studios and Ghost Gallery. In 2015 I had my first solo show which I called "Desultoria", due in part to the fact that I have difficulty sticking to one topic. I find it much more satisfying to let each painting form it's own definition, rather than trying to force an idea to a single conclusion. For me, a painting is a thought process. I am able to discover concepts and connections that I would never understand through any other language.



  ABOUT DESULTORIA 

Desultoria is an attempt to create a series of images that emerge from the subconscious through automatic drawing, resulting in work that has no specific objective. Because of the malleability and unpredictable nature of the media used, the image is started as an abstraction and then refined into a narrative. I would like to create an art book that includes a selection from the original show and its continuation. You can watch the development of these ideas and receive a copy of Desultoria: Ephemeral Beasts through Patreon after the book goes to print.

 WAIT, WHAT HAPPENED TO HUNGRY GHOSTS? 

The Desultoria style and process is designed to generate other ideas. So there may be some deviations into Hungry Ghosts, my other project in process. I will post any updates here, and will likely transition this page to Hungry Ghosts once the Ephemeral Beasts book is complete.
Rewards
Ignis Fatuus
$2 or more per month
As this deceptive spirit of the ether you will receive:


Monthly Blog Posts: A monthly blog post containing a selection of works in progress, news, and sketches. 


Gratitude: You are helping me produce new work and new ideas!      

Psychopomp
$5 or more per month
As this mysterious guide to the afterlife you will receive:


Videos: Time lapse videos of my painting process.


WIPs: Works in progress as they are happening.


Edifice/Artifice: RPG character and setting sketchbook updates.
 

Monthly Blog Posts: A monthly blog post containing a selection of works in progress, news, and sketches. 


Postcard: A welcome postcard in the mail. 


Gratitude: You are helping me produce new work and new ideas!     

Memento Mori
$15 or more per month
As this eerie reminder of mortality you will receive:

 

Videos: Time lapse videos of my painting process.  


WIPs: Works in progress as they are happening. 


Edifice/Artifice: RPG character and setting sketchbook updates.


PDFs: Printable card sheets for Edifice/Artifice


Monthly Blog Posts: A monthly blog post containing a selection of works in progress, news, and sketches.


Postcard: A welcome postcard in the mail.


Goody Bag: A yearly thank you gift with random promotional items, the first bag includes the Desultoria Pin! Fulfilled every March. If outside the U.S., shipping fees may apply.


Gratitude: You are helping me produce new work and new ideas!     

Goals
15 of 20 patrons
Everybody gets a new postcard in the mail!
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I would like to create an art book that includes a selection from the original show "Desultoria" and its continuation. You can watch the development of these ideas and receive a copy of Desultoria: Ephemeral Beasts through Patreon after the book goes to print.


  ABOUT A.M.SARTOR  

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest United States and live there still. Although I grumble about the grey weather in the winter, I find that the gloom has become a part of my creative process. If I lived somewhere warm and sunny I would probably just paint happy subjects. Things being what they are, my favorite topics include the supernatural, myths and lore, the darker side of fairy tales, armchair neuroscience, and nature. I am a devout procrastinator because I come up with my best ideas when I am supposed to be working on something else. My brain and how it functions is a continual fascination/frustration.
When I am not creating art I enjoy hiking, thinking about creating art, looking at other peoples art, reading, playing video games, playing pen and paper roll playing games, making lists, and being manipulated by my cat.

  ABOUT MY WORK 

I am an illustrator who has been producing stuff for about 20 years. Although the intent of that stuff has changed over time, I maintain an aesthetic that links it all together. I have worked on 3D video games, 2D video games, board games, collectible card games, children's books, and book covers. I have recently been interested in pursuing more personal work, and have shown with Light Grey Art Lab, Krab Jab Studios and Ghost Gallery. In 2015 I had my first solo show which I called "Desultoria", due in part to the fact that I have difficulty sticking to one topic. I find it much more satisfying to let each painting form it's own definition, rather than trying to force an idea to a single conclusion. For me, a painting is a thought process. I am able to discover concepts and connections that I would never understand through any other language.



  ABOUT DESULTORIA 

Desultoria is an attempt to create a series of images that emerge from the subconscious through automatic drawing, resulting in work that has no specific objective. Because of the malleability and unpredictable nature of the media used, the image is started as an abstraction and then refined into a narrative. I would like to create an art book that includes a selection from the original show and its continuation. You can watch the development of these ideas and receive a copy of Desultoria: Ephemeral Beasts through Patreon after the book goes to print.

 WAIT, WHAT HAPPENED TO HUNGRY GHOSTS? 

The Desultoria style and process is designed to generate other ideas. So there may be some deviations into Hungry Ghosts, my other project in process. I will post any updates here, and will likely transition this page to Hungry Ghosts once the Ephemeral Beasts book is complete.

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Rewards
Ignis Fatuus
$2 or more per month
As this deceptive spirit of the ether you will receive:


Monthly Blog Posts: A monthly blog post containing a selection of works in progress, news, and sketches. 


Gratitude: You are helping me produce new work and new ideas!      

Psychopomp
$5 or more per month
As this mysterious guide to the afterlife you will receive:


Videos: Time lapse videos of my painting process.


WIPs: Works in progress as they are happening.


Edifice/Artifice: RPG character and setting sketchbook updates.
 

Monthly Blog Posts: A monthly blog post containing a selection of works in progress, news, and sketches. 


Postcard: A welcome postcard in the mail. 


Gratitude: You are helping me produce new work and new ideas!     

Memento Mori
$15 or more per month
As this eerie reminder of mortality you will receive:

 

Videos: Time lapse videos of my painting process.  


WIPs: Works in progress as they are happening. 


Edifice/Artifice: RPG character and setting sketchbook updates.


PDFs: Printable card sheets for Edifice/Artifice


Monthly Blog Posts: A monthly blog post containing a selection of works in progress, news, and sketches.


Postcard: A welcome postcard in the mail.


Goody Bag: A yearly thank you gift with random promotional items, the first bag includes the Desultoria Pin! Fulfilled every March. If outside the U.S., shipping fees may apply.


Gratitude: You are helping me produce new work and new ideas!