Colin Nitta is creating Fantastic Art and Character Design
6

patrons

$21
per month


Hi folks! My name is Colin and I'm an artist and illustrator based in Sacramento, California. As long as I can remember I have been creating imaginary worlds. As a youngster, I caught the bug of trading card games, comic books and science fiction films. My desire to draw, paint and bring fantastical beings and places to life was kindled by these three incredible wellsprings of wonder, enchantment and discovery.



Why I'm On Patreon:

As I’ve grown my art practice over the years, I’ve realized that many hours in the studio are required to hone raw creativity. I’ve learned countless lessons and sharpened my artistic eye as I’ve brought concepts to life. As a patron, you can partake in these lessons learned over years. Gain exclusive access to art tutorials, works in progress and the goings-on of a creative mind at work.

I've learned a plethora of lessons along my artistic journey, including narrative creation, sketching, life drawing, reference gathering, oil painting, and digital methodologies. Patreon allows me to share these educational jewels with an exclusive community and also helps me to continue making more of the images I feel so passionate about. In addition, I'm also looking forward to exploring my love of character design and historical costume.

"Most of the preparation a commercial artist goes through is to learn to draw figures in costume with all the elements right. When a person takes up art as a hobby he is free to do what interests him most. But if it is his vocation, the costumed figure is his chief stock in trade, the thing he depends upon most."

-Andrew Loomis, "Successful Drawing"

Loomis' quote is so appropriate because mastering both the figure and the clothes they wear requires a complete understanding of form, light, shadow and color. On top of all that, not only does a costume have to look and feel right, it also needs to tell a story of the character it adorns. Join me and learn how to master the subtle art of getting "all the elements right!"



What You'll Receive:

Much of what I want to share with you are the things that don’t make the final cut: a face that was repainted, anatomy that was corrected, lighting problems, reference problems, the list goes on and on. These lessons will be demonstrated in photos, time lapse videos and how-to tutorials for a whole host of creative challenges. Like all artists, I have made mistakes. These behind the scenes glimpses into my studio show how I've learned from these mistakes and turned failure into a crucial part of the creative process!

In addition, I will post my discoveries regarding character design, the history of costume and the influence of past cultures upon present design. Every day, I am inspired by modern media and the designs that shape our ideas of character and place. I eagerly look forward to getting into the weeds with you on this passion subject of mine!



What is Patreon?
Patreon is in essence a tip jar for my creative endeavors. If you like what I'm up to and would like me to continue sharing my in depth creative process with you, this is the place to back my efforts! Feel free to become a patron at whatever level you feel comfortable with. I also aim to post publicly here as well, so if you aren't ready to become a patron today there's always something here for you to enjoy!



Where Else Can I Find Your Work?
My work is also available at the following links:

Portfolio
Instagram
Twitter
Tumblr
Tiers
Novitiate
$1 or more per month
Many thanks! Your help allows me to continue to create more of what I love!


You'll receive:

  • My sincere gratitude!
  • Access to my exclusive feed that will include at two or more posts per month of works in progress and how-to tutorials.
Apprentice
$3 or more per month

Thank you so much! Let's dive further into imaginary realms where discovery awaits!


You'll receive:

  • Access to my exclusive feed that will include two or more posts per month of works in progress and how-to tutorials
  • A new wallpaper of high resolution art to download every month
  • One or more posts per month on character and costume design
Journeyman
$5 or more per month

Your support is greatly appreciated - thank you! Come along with me and we'll shine a light on the artistic mysteries that await.


You'll receive:

  • Access to my exclusive feed that will include two or more posts per month of works in progress and how-to tutorials
  • On the first month of your pledge, three new wallpapers of high resolution art and a new wallpaper every month thereafter
  • Tutorial videos of paintings I'm working on for an exclusive glimpse into my studio process
  •  One or more posts per month on character and costume design 
  • In October, you will also receive a limited edition 8.5” by 11” print, created from a new painting with a Halloween theme. (Note - you must become a patron before October 1st in order to receive the print) 
Explorer
$10 or more per month

Wow! You're really stepping it up, thanks so much for your patronage!


You'll receive: 

 

  • A full resolution, layered painting to download every month
  • Your name in the credits at the end of my tutorial videos, with a big thank you for helping to make this material possible! 

Plus all the previous rewards from the other tiers:

  • Access to my exclusive feed that will include two or more posts per month of works in progress and how-to tutorials
  • On the first month of your pledge, three new wallpapers of high resolution art and a new wallpaper every month thereafter
  • Tutorial videos of paintings I'm working on for an exclusive glimpse into my studio process
  •  One or more posts per month on character and costume design 
  •  In October, you will also receive a limited edition 8.5” by 11” print, created from a new painting with a Halloween theme. (Note - you must become a patron before October 1st in order to receive the print) 
Goals
$21 of $75 per month
Wow! If we can reach this point, it will be a real "proof of concept" and will allow me to continue investing my efforts :) Thank you for coming along on this journey with me, there is so much more to explore!
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Hi folks! My name is Colin and I'm an artist and illustrator based in Sacramento, California. As long as I can remember I have been creating imaginary worlds. As a youngster, I caught the bug of trading card games, comic books and science fiction films. My desire to draw, paint and bring fantastical beings and places to life was kindled by these three incredible wellsprings of wonder, enchantment and discovery.



Why I'm On Patreon:

As I’ve grown my art practice over the years, I’ve realized that many hours in the studio are required to hone raw creativity. I’ve learned countless lessons and sharpened my artistic eye as I’ve brought concepts to life. As a patron, you can partake in these lessons learned over years. Gain exclusive access to art tutorials, works in progress and the goings-on of a creative mind at work.

I've learned a plethora of lessons along my artistic journey, including narrative creation, sketching, life drawing, reference gathering, oil painting, and digital methodologies. Patreon allows me to share these educational jewels with an exclusive community and also helps me to continue making more of the images I feel so passionate about. In addition, I'm also looking forward to exploring my love of character design and historical costume.

"Most of the preparation a commercial artist goes through is to learn to draw figures in costume with all the elements right. When a person takes up art as a hobby he is free to do what interests him most. But if it is his vocation, the costumed figure is his chief stock in trade, the thing he depends upon most."

-Andrew Loomis, "Successful Drawing"

Loomis' quote is so appropriate because mastering both the figure and the clothes they wear requires a complete understanding of form, light, shadow and color. On top of all that, not only does a costume have to look and feel right, it also needs to tell a story of the character it adorns. Join me and learn how to master the subtle art of getting "all the elements right!"



What You'll Receive:

Much of what I want to share with you are the things that don’t make the final cut: a face that was repainted, anatomy that was corrected, lighting problems, reference problems, the list goes on and on. These lessons will be demonstrated in photos, time lapse videos and how-to tutorials for a whole host of creative challenges. Like all artists, I have made mistakes. These behind the scenes glimpses into my studio show how I've learned from these mistakes and turned failure into a crucial part of the creative process!

In addition, I will post my discoveries regarding character design, the history of costume and the influence of past cultures upon present design. Every day, I am inspired by modern media and the designs that shape our ideas of character and place. I eagerly look forward to getting into the weeds with you on this passion subject of mine!



What is Patreon?
Patreon is in essence a tip jar for my creative endeavors. If you like what I'm up to and would like me to continue sharing my in depth creative process with you, this is the place to back my efforts! Feel free to become a patron at whatever level you feel comfortable with. I also aim to post publicly here as well, so if you aren't ready to become a patron today there's always something here for you to enjoy!



Where Else Can I Find Your Work?
My work is also available at the following links:

Portfolio
Instagram
Twitter
Tumblr

Recent posts by Colin Nitta

Tiers
Novitiate
$1 or more per month
Many thanks! Your help allows me to continue to create more of what I love!


You'll receive:

  • My sincere gratitude!
  • Access to my exclusive feed that will include at two or more posts per month of works in progress and how-to tutorials.
Apprentice
$3 or more per month

Thank you so much! Let's dive further into imaginary realms where discovery awaits!


You'll receive:

  • Access to my exclusive feed that will include two or more posts per month of works in progress and how-to tutorials
  • A new wallpaper of high resolution art to download every month
  • One or more posts per month on character and costume design
Journeyman
$5 or more per month

Your support is greatly appreciated - thank you! Come along with me and we'll shine a light on the artistic mysteries that await.


You'll receive:

  • Access to my exclusive feed that will include two or more posts per month of works in progress and how-to tutorials
  • On the first month of your pledge, three new wallpapers of high resolution art and a new wallpaper every month thereafter
  • Tutorial videos of paintings I'm working on for an exclusive glimpse into my studio process
  •  One or more posts per month on character and costume design 
  • In October, you will also receive a limited edition 8.5” by 11” print, created from a new painting with a Halloween theme. (Note - you must become a patron before October 1st in order to receive the print) 
Explorer
$10 or more per month

Wow! You're really stepping it up, thanks so much for your patronage!


You'll receive: 

 

  • A full resolution, layered painting to download every month
  • Your name in the credits at the end of my tutorial videos, with a big thank you for helping to make this material possible! 

Plus all the previous rewards from the other tiers:

  • Access to my exclusive feed that will include two or more posts per month of works in progress and how-to tutorials
  • On the first month of your pledge, three new wallpapers of high resolution art and a new wallpaper every month thereafter
  • Tutorial videos of paintings I'm working on for an exclusive glimpse into my studio process
  •  One or more posts per month on character and costume design 
  •  In October, you will also receive a limited edition 8.5” by 11” print, created from a new painting with a Halloween theme. (Note - you must become a patron before October 1st in order to receive the print)