Matt Chapman is creating dark, Gothic art in digital, paintings, 3D and ink illustration
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patrons

$103
per month
Hello, I am Matthew Chapman, and I stumbled upon Patreon very recently after seeing some of the work of other artists who work the artistic fetish market, and who have appeared to have found success through this site. As for myself, I am a Gothic Revivalist, in spirit and ethics, and it is now my lifelong goal to transfigure the world around me to reflect that aesthetic value without necessarily slipping far back into a literal past, to terrible Victorian times where good people prostituted their selves in the streets and were lucky if their next client wasn't Jack the Ripper. No, it's much safer to do it online, and in the form of art -- and that is what I am here to provide.

What is it I've been creating?

Some come to me to create fetish art - primarily humans inflating into gigantic fruit. Think, Violet Beaurgarde from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, but now a whole unleashed tribe of walking, bloating, inflated fruit people on verge of exploding because they dared to test the rules of unsafe consumption. There will be a lot of that here, and who knows how large the concept may expand to? Soon, people will want to become giant blueberries and apples, cherries and pineapples for their weddings, graduations, house-warmings and baby showers. (Someone blue up the baby?)

What else?

Other work of mine you will find here are ongoing concepts and completed works related to my fascinations with the board game, Clue, and mystery themes from that era (Which era? Generally, 1910 - 40. Early 20th Century) I am working on a mystery book capturing the essence of the game in the form of a prequel that details the history of the game's victim - Dr. Black. Or is it Mr. Boddy? The victim is different across the pond, but in my story, both are present, and both will eventually be murdered. My eventual goal with this concept is to create a working doll-house that recreates my version of the mansion in its full detailed glory, with the Clue characters and weapons, as a game and showpiece. This will be one of the projects I will be seeking funding for, from you good patrons who wish to join me on this venture.

This project is one alongside my other creations in the works. I also make highly detailed cross-sections of intricate spaces made digitally, 3D models, music played on piano as had been requested; these being among what I am offering for you to experience. The past stuff of which I've explored and revisited includes the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic, including my involvement with an intrepid new computer game in the works, Titanic: Honor and Glory, which is expected to offer a near-perfect representation of the ship, and its sinking, with a murder mystery plot woven into the story. As well, I expanded on my own telling of the disaster in 2012 for my first solo exhibition, where I created over 80 works translating the story to paintings.

As to what I look towards next, is to connect my frequent visits to Mexico into art making, combining it with the Gothic theme and narration that my style encompasses. I've been to some amazing spots in the past two years I've traveled there, including dry forests, homes with inner courtyards and alleys, like mazes. I've been to the very colorful city of Guanajuato, and the Huichol populated mountains adjacent to the mining city of Real del Catorce that offer much sanctuary in the country. There's much I've seen there, and wish to incorporate in the work I make.

Why be my patron and join me?

By giving to me, and acknowledging that you want see more of my work, you will help me refine my abilities, and offer better, more complex works to present to you. I will reward you by allowing you to experience the strange Gothic worlds I want to craft. Most of it comes straight from my imagination and  I very much want you to being a part of it. My creations are sometimes spooky, but that can be a very good thing. With so much of the world that can be isolating, and lonely, how good it is to make the effort to transfigure those feelings into how you'd wish to see things, and be surrounded by? That's what I am aiming to create and for you to partake of.

Rewards
Tavern Tither
$5 or more per month 15 patrons

This is the base pledge amount to view the majority of content posted to Patreon; original creations, stories, WIP, behind-the-scenes...etc. 
Hallowed Aquaintance
$10 or more per month 2 patrons

At this level, you will be granted a bi-monthly small drawing commission; the idea of your choosing, which may be made public or private at your request, and accompanied with an honourable mention, in addition to access to all base content. As well, occasionally, I will release special works of art starting at this level. 
Guest Resident
$25 or more per month 1 patron

At the 25$ level, you may be granted a one-page commission after every payout, with additional costs depending if you wish to commission an idea larger than that. Ultimately, commissioning me through here will be cheaper than DA or other sites I'm sought for commissions. As well, access to all other content posted to the site.
Goals
$103 of $150 per month
With this goal reached,  I will create a painting of my intepreation of the Red Wedding from A Song of Ice and Fire.; A Storm of Swords.
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Hello, I am Matthew Chapman, and I stumbled upon Patreon very recently after seeing some of the work of other artists who work the artistic fetish market, and who have appeared to have found success through this site. As for myself, I am a Gothic Revivalist, in spirit and ethics, and it is now my lifelong goal to transfigure the world around me to reflect that aesthetic value without necessarily slipping far back into a literal past, to terrible Victorian times where good people prostituted their selves in the streets and were lucky if their next client wasn't Jack the Ripper. No, it's much safer to do it online, and in the form of art -- and that is what I am here to provide.

What is it I've been creating?

Some come to me to create fetish art - primarily humans inflating into gigantic fruit. Think, Violet Beaurgarde from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, but now a whole unleashed tribe of walking, bloating, inflated fruit people on verge of exploding because they dared to test the rules of unsafe consumption. There will be a lot of that here, and who knows how large the concept may expand to? Soon, people will want to become giant blueberries and apples, cherries and pineapples for their weddings, graduations, house-warmings and baby showers. (Someone blue up the baby?)

What else?

Other work of mine you will find here are ongoing concepts and completed works related to my fascinations with the board game, Clue, and mystery themes from that era (Which era? Generally, 1910 - 40. Early 20th Century) I am working on a mystery book capturing the essence of the game in the form of a prequel that details the history of the game's victim - Dr. Black. Or is it Mr. Boddy? The victim is different across the pond, but in my story, both are present, and both will eventually be murdered. My eventual goal with this concept is to create a working doll-house that recreates my version of the mansion in its full detailed glory, with the Clue characters and weapons, as a game and showpiece. This will be one of the projects I will be seeking funding for, from you good patrons who wish to join me on this venture.

This project is one alongside my other creations in the works. I also make highly detailed cross-sections of intricate spaces made digitally, 3D models, music played on piano as had been requested; these being among what I am offering for you to experience. The past stuff of which I've explored and revisited includes the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic, including my involvement with an intrepid new computer game in the works, Titanic: Honor and Glory, which is expected to offer a near-perfect representation of the ship, and its sinking, with a murder mystery plot woven into the story. As well, I expanded on my own telling of the disaster in 2012 for my first solo exhibition, where I created over 80 works translating the story to paintings.

As to what I look towards next, is to connect my frequent visits to Mexico into art making, combining it with the Gothic theme and narration that my style encompasses. I've been to some amazing spots in the past two years I've traveled there, including dry forests, homes with inner courtyards and alleys, like mazes. I've been to the very colorful city of Guanajuato, and the Huichol populated mountains adjacent to the mining city of Real del Catorce that offer much sanctuary in the country. There's much I've seen there, and wish to incorporate in the work I make.

Why be my patron and join me?

By giving to me, and acknowledging that you want see more of my work, you will help me refine my abilities, and offer better, more complex works to present to you. I will reward you by allowing you to experience the strange Gothic worlds I want to craft. Most of it comes straight from my imagination and  I very much want you to being a part of it. My creations are sometimes spooky, but that can be a very good thing. With so much of the world that can be isolating, and lonely, how good it is to make the effort to transfigure those feelings into how you'd wish to see things, and be surrounded by? That's what I am aiming to create and for you to partake of.

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Rewards
Tavern Tither
$5 or more per month 15 patrons

This is the base pledge amount to view the majority of content posted to Patreon; original creations, stories, WIP, behind-the-scenes...etc. 
Hallowed Aquaintance
$10 or more per month 2 patrons

At this level, you will be granted a bi-monthly small drawing commission; the idea of your choosing, which may be made public or private at your request, and accompanied with an honourable mention, in addition to access to all base content. As well, occasionally, I will release special works of art starting at this level. 
Guest Resident
$25 or more per month 1 patron

At the 25$ level, you may be granted a one-page commission after every payout, with additional costs depending if you wish to commission an idea larger than that. Ultimately, commissioning me through here will be cheaper than DA or other sites I'm sought for commissions. As well, access to all other content posted to the site.