DesPika is creating digital illustrations, sketches, fan art, characters, and more!
5

patrons

$63
per month
Hi, I’m DesPika, but you can call me Des.
I am an artist, a nerd, and a gamer, and really just an overall creator. The focus of my work here on Patreon is character design and illustration. I love to create and draw characters. Actually, there are many things I love to create, and my aim is to also share those things with you through my art while also using it to inspire the art I create. I believe doing what you love allows you to be your best you – where you’ll be your most engaged and produce your best stuff – and my goal is to be able to live my life doing the things I love. I believe that’s worth striving for, for everyone, and I hope to inspire others to do the same.

Welcome to my Patreon and thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions, feel free to message me!

The majority of my completed artwork will be completely accessible in standard resolution, both here and on my deviantart (where I am also currently doing commissions!). If you decide to join me here on this journey, you'll get access to the full resolution images I will be creating, as well as plenty of exclusive sketches, and a lot of other goodies.  I can't wait to share them with you!
(You can find a bit more information on the rewards here!)
(You can find all of my preliminary launch content here!)

So that's the quick rundown. If you're curious to read more about me and what I'll be doing here, then feel free to read on below. If you'd rather get going on this adventure, then by all means, let's go!



A little bit more about me...
I've been drawing all my life, since I was about 5 years old (at least that's as best as I can remember). I went to school for graphic design, but in my heart I am an illustrator. Growing up, the most frequent thing I would draw (and invariably teach myself from) were characters from Dragon Ball Z. Akira Toriyama's style greatly influenced my own, but I would also draw and be inspired by Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Warcraft, The Lord of the Rings, Naruto, and much more.

A little more about what I create...
I create fan art as well as art of my original characters – and between a couple stories of mine, custom characters based in existing franchises, as well as characters made for roleplaying games, I feel I have quite a few awesome characters to share. Additionally, I think one of the coolest rewards I'm offering is for those of you that may have original characters of your own that you'd like to see brought to life. As a Hero-tier patron, you can personally look forward to special sketches of your character becoming a part of the regular content I create. 

My creativity also likes to take several other forms, and I want to share that creativity with you as well. A quick list of such things include custom content for games like Dungeons & Dragons (e.g. feats, monsters, factions, campaign hooks, class/subclass design and more), custom cards and sets for popular TCGs, stories, world building, game design, and more. I think all of that lends itself to inspiring more of my art, and it will! So if you're really only interested in the art, worry not, that will always be the focus. But if you love any of the same things I do, I think you'll really appreciate and enjoy these kinds of bonuses.

Down the line, I would also like to get more into creating comic-based art and perhaps eventually tell the stories I have in my head through that medium.  Another quest I've been interested in undertaking is making use of my character design work to create paper miniatures for use in tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons.

A little more about my goals...
I'm in a bit of a rough spot in life, financially. While there are easier ways to go about dealing with that, I'm stubbornly out to prove that I can be successful doing what I love, doing the things that make me... me. That those loves and those hobbies have value, and most importantly that the beaten path isn't the only path in life. Unfortunately, most people I know don't really understand where I'm coming from on that. My immediate goal is honestly to just be able to get by on this philosophy, and to prove the path I follow is a viable one. My long term goal is to grow, to live a life worth living, and to see my stories and ideas materialize. My forever goal is to inspire others to live for fun, especially those who feel the same as I. Your support will help me make those dreams a reality.

And of course my goal is to improve this Patreon, the content I create, the rewards I offer, my skills, and everything else built around what you'll find here. I want to give back real value to those who support and believe in me, and I want that value to come from the core of who I am as a creator. This is just the beginning, and there's so many ways for this to grow and expand. I'll be counting on your feedback to help me do that, and to make this Patreon the best and most rewarding it can be, for both you and me.
Tiers
Follower
$3 or more per month 1 patron

By following me on this journey, you'll receive:

  • Patreon-exclusive sketches, a lot of them!
  • Full resolution JPGs of full color illustrations
  • Access to fun polls and future content polls
  • Access to the Patreon-only feed


Where applicable, you'll also get more info on the story of a drawing or character, and/or the cool supplementary material that goes along with it or inspires it!


Also you will have my undying thanks and appreciation!

Cohort
$5 or more per month 2 patrons

Join me on this quest and you'll receive:

  • Access to WIP previews
  • Full resolution JPGs of line arts (of the full color illustrations) 
  • Any alternative art (such as alternate colorations or backgrounds) that come as a result of creating an illustration


As well as all Follower rewards:

  • Patreon-exclusive sketches
  • Full resolution JPGs of full color illustrations
  • Access to polls
  • Access to Patreon-only feed
  • My undying thanks and appreciation!
Apprentice
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Ancient scrolls, forgotten lore, and the master's secrets are handed down to the most ardent of companions.


Take on the path of the apprentice to gain further insight and knowledge, receiving:

  • Tutorials (and tutorial content polls) 
  • SAI files of lineworks
  • PSD files of full color illustrations
  • Old sketches - see where I've come from and how I got here (I have folders upon folders overloaded with never before seen drawings, good and bad, from all points of my artistic journey)
  • Any unused material from completed works, including mistakes and rejected samples


As well as Cohort and Follower rewards:

  • Full resolution JPGs of line arts and full color illustrations
  • Access to WIP previews
  • Any alternative art
  • Patreon-exclusive sketches
  • Access to polls
  • Access to Patreon-only feed
  • My undying thanks and appreciation!
Hero
$20 or more per month 3 of 20 patrons
Become a hero of this adventure and attain your own treasure and renown.


I will learn to draw an original character of yours and add it to my repertoire. I will create and share at least a full page of sketches of this character for you every month. 


You will also receive all Apprentice, Cohort, and Follower rewards:

  • PSD and SAI files
  • Tutorials
  • Any unused material, mistakes, or rejected samples
  • Full resolution JPGs of line arts and full color illustrations
  • Access to WIP previews
  • Any alternative art
  • Patreon-exclusive sketches, including old sketches
  • Access to polls
  • Access to Patreon-only feed
  • My undying thanks and appreciation!
Hi, I’m DesPika, but you can call me Des.
I am an artist, a nerd, and a gamer, and really just an overall creator. The focus of my work here on Patreon is character design and illustration. I love to create and draw characters. Actually, there are many things I love to create, and my aim is to also share those things with you through my art while also using it to inspire the art I create. I believe doing what you love allows you to be your best you – where you’ll be your most engaged and produce your best stuff – and my goal is to be able to live my life doing the things I love. I believe that’s worth striving for, for everyone, and I hope to inspire others to do the same.

Welcome to my Patreon and thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions, feel free to message me!

The majority of my completed artwork will be completely accessible in standard resolution, both here and on my deviantart (where I am also currently doing commissions!). If you decide to join me here on this journey, you'll get access to the full resolution images I will be creating, as well as plenty of exclusive sketches, and a lot of other goodies.  I can't wait to share them with you!
(You can find a bit more information on the rewards here!)
(You can find all of my preliminary launch content here!)

So that's the quick rundown. If you're curious to read more about me and what I'll be doing here, then feel free to read on below. If you'd rather get going on this adventure, then by all means, let's go!



A little bit more about me...
I've been drawing all my life, since I was about 5 years old (at least that's as best as I can remember). I went to school for graphic design, but in my heart I am an illustrator. Growing up, the most frequent thing I would draw (and invariably teach myself from) were characters from Dragon Ball Z. Akira Toriyama's style greatly influenced my own, but I would also draw and be inspired by Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Warcraft, The Lord of the Rings, Naruto, and much more.

A little more about what I create...
I create fan art as well as art of my original characters – and between a couple stories of mine, custom characters based in existing franchises, as well as characters made for roleplaying games, I feel I have quite a few awesome characters to share. Additionally, I think one of the coolest rewards I'm offering is for those of you that may have original characters of your own that you'd like to see brought to life. As a Hero-tier patron, you can personally look forward to special sketches of your character becoming a part of the regular content I create. 

My creativity also likes to take several other forms, and I want to share that creativity with you as well. A quick list of such things include custom content for games like Dungeons & Dragons (e.g. feats, monsters, factions, campaign hooks, class/subclass design and more), custom cards and sets for popular TCGs, stories, world building, game design, and more. I think all of that lends itself to inspiring more of my art, and it will! So if you're really only interested in the art, worry not, that will always be the focus. But if you love any of the same things I do, I think you'll really appreciate and enjoy these kinds of bonuses.

Down the line, I would also like to get more into creating comic-based art and perhaps eventually tell the stories I have in my head through that medium.  Another quest I've been interested in undertaking is making use of my character design work to create paper miniatures for use in tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons.

A little more about my goals...
I'm in a bit of a rough spot in life, financially. While there are easier ways to go about dealing with that, I'm stubbornly out to prove that I can be successful doing what I love, doing the things that make me... me. That those loves and those hobbies have value, and most importantly that the beaten path isn't the only path in life. Unfortunately, most people I know don't really understand where I'm coming from on that. My immediate goal is honestly to just be able to get by on this philosophy, and to prove the path I follow is a viable one. My long term goal is to grow, to live a life worth living, and to see my stories and ideas materialize. My forever goal is to inspire others to live for fun, especially those who feel the same as I. Your support will help me make those dreams a reality.

And of course my goal is to improve this Patreon, the content I create, the rewards I offer, my skills, and everything else built around what you'll find here. I want to give back real value to those who support and believe in me, and I want that value to come from the core of who I am as a creator. This is just the beginning, and there's so many ways for this to grow and expand. I'll be counting on your feedback to help me do that, and to make this Patreon the best and most rewarding it can be, for both you and me.

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Tiers
Follower
$3 or more per month 1 patron

By following me on this journey, you'll receive:

  • Patreon-exclusive sketches, a lot of them!
  • Full resolution JPGs of full color illustrations
  • Access to fun polls and future content polls
  • Access to the Patreon-only feed


Where applicable, you'll also get more info on the story of a drawing or character, and/or the cool supplementary material that goes along with it or inspires it!


Also you will have my undying thanks and appreciation!

Cohort
$5 or more per month 2 patrons

Join me on this quest and you'll receive:

  • Access to WIP previews
  • Full resolution JPGs of line arts (of the full color illustrations) 
  • Any alternative art (such as alternate colorations or backgrounds) that come as a result of creating an illustration


As well as all Follower rewards:

  • Patreon-exclusive sketches
  • Full resolution JPGs of full color illustrations
  • Access to polls
  • Access to Patreon-only feed
  • My undying thanks and appreciation!
Apprentice
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Ancient scrolls, forgotten lore, and the master's secrets are handed down to the most ardent of companions.


Take on the path of the apprentice to gain further insight and knowledge, receiving:

  • Tutorials (and tutorial content polls) 
  • SAI files of lineworks
  • PSD files of full color illustrations
  • Old sketches - see where I've come from and how I got here (I have folders upon folders overloaded with never before seen drawings, good and bad, from all points of my artistic journey)
  • Any unused material from completed works, including mistakes and rejected samples


As well as Cohort and Follower rewards:

  • Full resolution JPGs of line arts and full color illustrations
  • Access to WIP previews
  • Any alternative art
  • Patreon-exclusive sketches
  • Access to polls
  • Access to Patreon-only feed
  • My undying thanks and appreciation!
Hero
$20 or more per month 3 of 20 patrons
Become a hero of this adventure and attain your own treasure and renown.


I will learn to draw an original character of yours and add it to my repertoire. I will create and share at least a full page of sketches of this character for you every month. 


You will also receive all Apprentice, Cohort, and Follower rewards:

  • PSD and SAI files
  • Tutorials
  • Any unused material, mistakes, or rejected samples
  • Full resolution JPGs of line arts and full color illustrations
  • Access to WIP previews
  • Any alternative art
  • Patreon-exclusive sketches, including old sketches
  • Access to polls
  • Access to Patreon-only feed
  • My undying thanks and appreciation!