Immy is creating art inspired by natural patterns, & creature camouflage
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patrons

Thanks for visiting my Patreon, & helping me make more art
[Accessibility; if you'd like a copy of this page in large print, please contact me via Patreon messaging. All my posts have image descriptions included, & video content has closed captions.]

I'm Immy, an interdisciplinary artist with a background in bioscience. I make art inspired by creature camouflage & natural patterns. I also make rule-based patterns & generative art.

[Image description; a collage of five artworks - a 4 of hearts playing cards with moths on it, a morse-code based pattern, and illuminated letter S, a moth drawn over an abstract pattern, and a 3 of clubs playing card with beetles on it]

I'm a full time artist, making a living through sciart... 
It can be tricky to make a living from art. That's where you can help. Patreon allows you to support me directly via small monthly payments, so I can make more art for you to enjoy, and you can get that art back as rewards, including;

  • Monthly updates with artwork, videos, & how-to content
  • A patron's blog with daily studio peeks and artwork
  • Exclusive views of artwork on playing card & print projects
  • Print & original commission rewards at higher tiers

Here are some of the projects my Patrons support and get to see first, with exclusive behind-the-scenes access & studio updates...

Next playing card deck; Insecta
I'm currently working on my next playing card project the Insecta Deck, creating a deck of poker cards where insect taxonomic families become the suits. I can't wait to bring more imaginary insects to life! At $5 & above, patrons will get exclusive previews & news on this project. My previous deck was called 'Cryptic Cards'.

[Image description; a collage of four WIP pictures of a 3 of clubs playing card design being made in colour pencil. It features three blue bark-gnawing beetles, each with a white club symbl on it's back.]Cryptic Alphabet
I'm currently part-way through a long-term project to create an illuminated alphabet featuring cryptic creatures and plants. Patrons get to see studio WIP, full length video with commentary, and finished artwork before anyone else. Here's a short timelapse of letter S...
Morse code & generative drawing
I'm using Morse code as a set of drawing rules, turning words into generative art & sometimes combining this with other drawing rule sets. My generative drawing is a way to find & explore new patterns, & using Morse code is a way for me to express difficult ideas as visual art, in a way that doesn't necessarily need translation but can just be enjoyed as is.


[Image description; a collage of patterns made using morse code as a set of drawing rules. Each pattern consists of ink dots and dashes wrapping around circles, voids, or drawings of small objects. The coding dots and dashes are interspersed with spacing dots in a lighter colour.]

Video content; you'll be the first to see my content and also get exclusive access to full length drawing videos. When my first Patreon goal is reached, I'll start making videos exclsuively for patrons every month. 
Generative drawing timelapse (closed captions, no audio) from Immy Smith on Vimeo.

Collaborative art; 
I also share collaborative artwork with my patrons. I love to work with other artists and share ideas, materials, and inspirations. Recent collaborations include 'Emergent Crypsis' with generative artist Anders Hoff, and 'exquisite corpse' collaborations with Luca Rossi & Domenica Di Francia.
[Image description; a blue leaf tailed gecko drawing in colour pencil over a circular swirling pattern that looks like it's made of blue smoke.]


Exclusive digital art; patrons get digital prints and posters of some of my artwork included in updates at $5+. Patrons just got digital prints of beetle drawings made exclusively for patrons!

[Image description; a shiny blue metallic tortoise beetle being drawn in colour pencil, over abstract squiggles in various shades of blue.]

Print packs; $25 tier+ patrons get a big print pack twice a year, including limited edition prints, postcards, stickers, and seasonal greetings cards. Below are some of the things that went into my latest collector's print pack...

[Image description; a selection of printed items, including art prints, postcards, and stickers, featuring drawings of beetles, playing card designs, and ink patterns.]


Accessibility
Being part of the disabled community makes me aware of some of the accessibility limitations of my work. I'm using image descriptions in all my Patreon posts, and as this Patreon progresses, I'd like to invest more time into making both new & existing visual/video media more accessible. That includes ensuring all new video content has subtitles as well as sound, adding subtitles to existing video, finding ways to add image description to more of my online content, & investigating new print formats.

I'm viewing this Patreon as a long term project, so I'll be adapting content and adding new projects as they happen, and listening to feedback from patrons. Stay tuned!

Tiers
Velvet Ant
$1 or more per month
Thanks for supporting my work! You get a monthly round-up of my work on Patreon, and access to a private blog where I post daily WIPs from the studio, images of new art, and all kinds of news and research on what I'm drawing. The blog also rounds up everything arty I share across social media in one place! You get a discount code for my store, and a heads up on new print products. 
Tiger Beetle
$5 or more per month
Thanks for supporting my art! You're helping me create cryptic creatures, patterns, & more! Here's what you'll get (along with a heap of my gratitude :)

  • Access to patron-only content, including; timelapse videos, completed drawings, step-by-step WIPs of my art, hi-res images, and wallpapers to download
  • A discount code to use in my Etsy store
  • Patron-only polls to help choose what I make next
  • Mid-month updates on my art projects, including sneak peeks of new artwork before it's shared anywhere else, plus links to news & sciart I love from across the web
Cicada
$10 or more per month
Thanks so much for your extra support in making my sciart! In addition to all the Tiger Beetle content you also get

  • A digital print pack every June and December, on top of regular digital hi res work in updates
  • 1st call on limited print editions of artwork, new Etsy products, & any Kickstarter campaigns I run (so you can take advantage of early bird rewards), before they get shared anywhere else
Luna Moth
$25 or more per month
You wonderful human being, thanks so much for loving my art enough to become a collector! In addition to all rewards for previous tiers, you get;

  • A collector's pack with a selection of 5 mini-prints, 5 postcards, & seasonal stickers or other print items, every June & December
  • Choose an A4 signed limited edition print each December (you'll be updated with available prints ahead of time), or full res digitally signed version of the same if you prefer 
  • A special thank-you card from me with every collectors package
Jeweled Flower Mantis
$100 or more per month
Thank you for loving my art enough to want original art made specially for you! In addition to all the rewards from prevouis tiers, you get;

  • An original  9 x 12 inch drawing commission, made just for you after you've been a commissioner for 6 months, and once a year thereafter
  • 2 x A3 limited edition prints, one each in your June and December print packs


Commission details

  • Commissions will be drawn in colour pencils, or ink, and I'll contact you to discuss ahead of time
  • Choose your favourite sneaky species - or get an imaginary creature created for you! Have some words translated to morse code, or even choose a rule-set for me to make you a pattern
  • Choose to keep you commission secret, or have WIP images shared as its made, either here on Patreon through my updates, or on Twitter @DrImmySmith (or both)
Goals
23% complete
Goal #1
THANK YOU my lovely Patrons! Now I get to spend more time on on the projects in my about section, which means more time to make rewards for you!
  • At this goal I'll be able to start polling patrons on what you'd like to see in addition to artwork from the projects listed on my Patreon 'about' page 
  • I'll start making a regular monthly videos exclusively for patrons when I reach this goal, and start working on monthly audio sciart chats
  • I'll make a special video message for patrons in celebration when I reach this goal
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Thanks for visiting my Patreon, & helping me make more art
[Accessibility; if you'd like a copy of this page in large print, please contact me via Patreon messaging. All my posts have image descriptions included, & video content has closed captions.]

I'm Immy, an interdisciplinary artist with a background in bioscience. I make art inspired by creature camouflage & natural patterns. I also make rule-based patterns & generative art.

[Image description; a collage of five artworks - a 4 of hearts playing cards with moths on it, a morse-code based pattern, and illuminated letter S, a moth drawn over an abstract pattern, and a 3 of clubs playing card with beetles on it]

I'm a full time artist, making a living through sciart... 
It can be tricky to make a living from art. That's where you can help. Patreon allows you to support me directly via small monthly payments, so I can make more art for you to enjoy, and you can get that art back as rewards, including;

  • Monthly updates with artwork, videos, & how-to content
  • A patron's blog with daily studio peeks and artwork
  • Exclusive views of artwork on playing card & print projects
  • Print & original commission rewards at higher tiers

Here are some of the projects my Patrons support and get to see first, with exclusive behind-the-scenes access & studio updates...

Next playing card deck; Insecta
I'm currently working on my next playing card project the Insecta Deck, creating a deck of poker cards where insect taxonomic families become the suits. I can't wait to bring more imaginary insects to life! At $5 & above, patrons will get exclusive previews & news on this project. My previous deck was called 'Cryptic Cards'.

[Image description; a collage of four WIP pictures of a 3 of clubs playing card design being made in colour pencil. It features three blue bark-gnawing beetles, each with a white club symbl on it's back.]Cryptic Alphabet
I'm currently part-way through a long-term project to create an illuminated alphabet featuring cryptic creatures and plants. Patrons get to see studio WIP, full length video with commentary, and finished artwork before anyone else. Here's a short timelapse of letter S...
Morse code & generative drawing
I'm using Morse code as a set of drawing rules, turning words into generative art & sometimes combining this with other drawing rule sets. My generative drawing is a way to find & explore new patterns, & using Morse code is a way for me to express difficult ideas as visual art, in a way that doesn't necessarily need translation but can just be enjoyed as is.


[Image description; a collage of patterns made using morse code as a set of drawing rules. Each pattern consists of ink dots and dashes wrapping around circles, voids, or drawings of small objects. The coding dots and dashes are interspersed with spacing dots in a lighter colour.]

Video content; you'll be the first to see my content and also get exclusive access to full length drawing videos. When my first Patreon goal is reached, I'll start making videos exclsuively for patrons every month. 
Generative drawing timelapse (closed captions, no audio) from Immy Smith on Vimeo.

Collaborative art; 
I also share collaborative artwork with my patrons. I love to work with other artists and share ideas, materials, and inspirations. Recent collaborations include 'Emergent Crypsis' with generative artist Anders Hoff, and 'exquisite corpse' collaborations with Luca Rossi & Domenica Di Francia.
[Image description; a blue leaf tailed gecko drawing in colour pencil over a circular swirling pattern that looks like it's made of blue smoke.]


Exclusive digital art; patrons get digital prints and posters of some of my artwork included in updates at $5+. Patrons just got digital prints of beetle drawings made exclusively for patrons!

[Image description; a shiny blue metallic tortoise beetle being drawn in colour pencil, over abstract squiggles in various shades of blue.]

Print packs; $25 tier+ patrons get a big print pack twice a year, including limited edition prints, postcards, stickers, and seasonal greetings cards. Below are some of the things that went into my latest collector's print pack...

[Image description; a selection of printed items, including art prints, postcards, and stickers, featuring drawings of beetles, playing card designs, and ink patterns.]


Accessibility
Being part of the disabled community makes me aware of some of the accessibility limitations of my work. I'm using image descriptions in all my Patreon posts, and as this Patreon progresses, I'd like to invest more time into making both new & existing visual/video media more accessible. That includes ensuring all new video content has subtitles as well as sound, adding subtitles to existing video, finding ways to add image description to more of my online content, & investigating new print formats.

I'm viewing this Patreon as a long term project, so I'll be adapting content and adding new projects as they happen, and listening to feedback from patrons. Stay tuned!

Recent posts by Immy

Tiers
Velvet Ant
$1 or more per month
Thanks for supporting my work! You get a monthly round-up of my work on Patreon, and access to a private blog where I post daily WIPs from the studio, images of new art, and all kinds of news and research on what I'm drawing. The blog also rounds up everything arty I share across social media in one place! You get a discount code for my store, and a heads up on new print products. 
Tiger Beetle
$5 or more per month
Thanks for supporting my art! You're helping me create cryptic creatures, patterns, & more! Here's what you'll get (along with a heap of my gratitude :)

  • Access to patron-only content, including; timelapse videos, completed drawings, step-by-step WIPs of my art, hi-res images, and wallpapers to download
  • A discount code to use in my Etsy store
  • Patron-only polls to help choose what I make next
  • Mid-month updates on my art projects, including sneak peeks of new artwork before it's shared anywhere else, plus links to news & sciart I love from across the web
Cicada
$10 or more per month
Thanks so much for your extra support in making my sciart! In addition to all the Tiger Beetle content you also get

  • A digital print pack every June and December, on top of regular digital hi res work in updates
  • 1st call on limited print editions of artwork, new Etsy products, & any Kickstarter campaigns I run (so you can take advantage of early bird rewards), before they get shared anywhere else
Luna Moth
$25 or more per month
You wonderful human being, thanks so much for loving my art enough to become a collector! In addition to all rewards for previous tiers, you get;

  • A collector's pack with a selection of 5 mini-prints, 5 postcards, & seasonal stickers or other print items, every June & December
  • Choose an A4 signed limited edition print each December (you'll be updated with available prints ahead of time), or full res digitally signed version of the same if you prefer 
  • A special thank-you card from me with every collectors package
Jeweled Flower Mantis
$100 or more per month
Thank you for loving my art enough to want original art made specially for you! In addition to all the rewards from prevouis tiers, you get;

  • An original  9 x 12 inch drawing commission, made just for you after you've been a commissioner for 6 months, and once a year thereafter
  • 2 x A3 limited edition prints, one each in your June and December print packs


Commission details

  • Commissions will be drawn in colour pencils, or ink, and I'll contact you to discuss ahead of time
  • Choose your favourite sneaky species - or get an imaginary creature created for you! Have some words translated to morse code, or even choose a rule-set for me to make you a pattern
  • Choose to keep you commission secret, or have WIP images shared as its made, either here on Patreon through my updates, or on Twitter @DrImmySmith (or both)