Starting Nov 2017 I'll be working on my first Kickstarter project illustrating a book of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. It is a much darker tale than what you've seen from Disney. See all my process work for this project from start to finish by pledging. It's going to be a fun and scary challenge for me as an illustrator. It's all or nothing.
Learn more about it here on my website.
Where have you been published? Where were you trained? WHO are you??
I am a freelance illustrator and gallery artist working traditionally with chalk pastels on paper. I have been featured in Spectrum 22,23, and 24, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles West 54, Imagine FX Magazine, The Art Journal, Infected by Art Vol 5, Creative Quarterly, and a handful of other things. See a full list here. I have a BA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design. I also completed a 2 year illustration program with the Visual Arts Passage where I was taught by award winning illustrators like Jon Foster, John English, George Pratt, Sterling Hundley, Vanessa and Ron Lemen, and many others. Check out the video below to learn about my work and see my process with chalk pastels!
Why do you work traditionally?
A lot of working illustratorsare digital artist on computer. There are tons of perks to digital media like the edit undo button, which I miss, and the ease of making changes to anything like the color, shapes, composition, EVERYTHING, etc. But I personally likesitting in front of my easel and physically working with my materials. I get a lot of happy accidents that are hard to mimic when working on a computer.
What is Patreon?
It is a platform for people who like my work to support and follow my emerging artist career by pledging and subscribing to my monthly Patreon. In return, they get exclusive access to content never shared with the public and that I share only with my patrons. There are different levels of pledges and it is broken up into a tier system with each having their own rewards.
What are Rewards?
They are gifts I give to my patrons! Mostly detailed process work videos of my lastest artwork and progress shots of artwork that I never share publicly. Rewards are listed on the right. If you're on your mobile, click Become a Patron at the top to see the reward options.
How is Patreon helping you, Ashly Lovett?
Patreon gives me a opportunity to share my journey as an artist. It helps pay for art supply, promotional postcards to send to art directors, printer and ink costs, website hosting costs, and all the other needs for a freelance career.
Sounds awesome! I submitted my pledge. When do I get my rewards?
Please allow 72 hours for payments to clear and for me to send you access to all the previous rewards.
How will I get my reward?
Links to the digital rewards will be posted in the Creator's Feed along with any other information needed. I keep most of the rewards organized with tags. Physical rewards are shipped to the address you provide and any shipping fees are included in your pledge. So, please keep your mailing address updated. Thanks!
How much of my pledge is actually going to you?
10% of your pledge goes to Patreon and processing fees (paypal,stripe,etc.) So, I get roughly 90% of each pledge.
Can I set a limit to my monthly pledge?
You can set a monthly max, so you'll never go above your budget.
Can I cancel my pledge?
Yes, any time. Everyone's payment renews on the day they pledged. (Learn more here).
Can I comment and share stuff too on your Patreon page?
All patrons have Patreon Feed access. In the Community section you can post fan art, get to know other patrons, and leave comments. I encourage it!
Do you take commissions?
Yes. I accept commissions whether you are a patron or not. First, refer to my portfolio at AshlyLovett.com to see what kind of work I do. I also suggest looking at my EveryDayOriginal.com gallery. Then, email me at [email protected] about your commission with as much information as you can.
Eh, I'm still confused. How can I contact you to ask more questions?
Feel free to email me at [email protected]. Or use Patreon's Help Center for FAQ.
Purchase Prints or Originals:
My Society 6
My InPrint (coming soon)