Ming Yi Lai

is creating Illustrations, Sculpture, Art Plush, and Stories

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Friendly Cuttlefish
$1
per month
  • Access to Patron only posts, which will consist of exclusive behind the scenes photos or process GIFs, little character bios and stories, and mini two panel comics or comic type illustrations of fun monsters and other beings
Thoughtful Octopus
$5
per month
  • All previous rewards
  • Access to step-by-step process breakdowns of sculpting or drawing
  • 1 illustrated write-up of an NPC for use in all roleplaying systems
  • Tokens for use in virtual tabletop gaming (base color-way)
Benevolent Squid
$15
per month
  • All previous rewards
  • Downloadable, high resolution phone and computer wallpapers
  • 2 illustrated write-ups of NPCs for use in all roleplaying systems
  • Tokens for use in virtual tabletop gaming (base color-way + variants)

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patrons

$191

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About

Hey, all! I’m Ming Yi Lai and I’m an illustrator, soft sculpture artist, and storyteller. For as long as I can remember, my life has been about stories. From the moment I could hold a pencil in my hand, I was driven to create by the urge to bring to life the things that previously had only lived in my head. It seemed a kind of magic to me then (and still does, in a way, now) that by moving my hand and making lines I could give form to something. Of course, giving life to the world in your head is not the easiest thing to make a living doing. Which is where you, dear reader, come in! Through Patreon, you can join me on my quest to make storytelling (and adding a little magic back into the world) a full time job. As a patron, you will be directly helping me spend less time on boring jobs, and more time making characters, monsters, and the worlds they inhabit.



“But wait,” I hear you say! “What exactly is in it for me?” That’s a very good question! (Even if you didn’t actually think that.) I have a number of exciting rewards for various pledge tiers, for all the lovely people who join me in making this dream of mine of reality. These rewards range from looks behind the scenes at how exactly my work process happens, early access to information about ongoing projects, and at higher levels physical goodies — actual pieces of art, from me, that you can hold in your own hands (or other appendages!) Plus, y'know, my everlasting thanks for investing in my wacky ideas.



For a more in depth look at what I do than what I can provide here, please feel free to check out my website or maybe my Instagram, if you prefer a slightly more casual look at my work! (I also tell a whimsical story with my soft sculpture on a separate Instagram)

I hope this intro piques your interest and that you can join me, even if it’s a super small pledge, on this exciting journey! I promise it’ll be a lot of fun.
— MYL

Goals
$190.57 of $1,500 per month
When I reach $1500 a month, I'll be earning enough that I will be able to make creating stories and wacky monsters my full-time job! I'll make a special thank-you comic for all of you to enjoy when we get here!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 112 exclusive posts
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18
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 112 exclusive posts
164
Images
1
Link
18
Writings

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