Immy

is creating art inspired by natural patterns, & creature camouflage

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patrons
[Accessibility; for a copy of this page in large print, please contact me here.]

Hi there, and thanks for dropping by my Patreon page. I'm Immy, an interdisciplinary artist with a background in bioscience. I make art inspired by creature camouflage & natural patterns. I also design custom card decks, and make rule-based patterns/generative art - including using Morse code as a drawing method. You can find out more about me here.


[Image description; me (a white nonbinary person with brown hair, wearing specs) sitting in my studio in front of a drawing board.]
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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, and you get that art back as rewards, including;

  • Patron-only podcasts and videos, & early access to public audio/video
  • Monthly updates with all my new artwork, timelapses, & how-to
  • Private access to my studio diary blog, with daily peeks, WIP, & new art
  • A patron-only twitter feed @Immy_Patreon
  • Discount codes for my online stores & first call on new prints
  • Early access to sweary drawing paper reviews
  • Patron-only sweary sciart research notes
  • Print & original commission rewards at higher tiers
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[Image description; a collage of four drawings of insects and ink patterns in blues and greens.]


[Image description; Stripe the studio cat (a short-haired mackerel tabby) walking all over my workbench in the studio, stomping on my pencils.]

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





Playing card deck; Insecta
Patreon helps me put in the time upfront on large projects like Insecta - a poker deck imagining a symbiosis between card players and insects. Patrons got to see the whole deck made, from start to finish! Printing was funded via Kickstarter & is happening as we speak. My lovely patrons also get low numbered decks & artbooks reserved for them, and a discount on pre-orders. My previous deck was Cryptic Cards



[Image description; a collage of WIP pictures of a 7 of spades playing card design being made in colour pencil. It features 7 metallic blue shield bugs, each with a white spade symbol on it's back.]




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 extra videos exclusively for patrons every month.

Generative drawing timelapse (closed captions, no audio) from Immy Smith on Vimeo.


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. 

Cryptic Alphabet Letter S (no dialogue/captions) from Immy Smith on Vimeo.


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. At the moment I'm working on a Morse code project called 'The Little Things Add Up' - patrons get to see all the new artwork and videos first!.


[Image description; a pattern of 20 spirals made of black & grey dots and dashes (representing morse code) around black charcoal-like smudges.]


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.]



Digital prints, wallpapers, & more; patrons get digital prints of some of my artwork included in updates at $5+, and $10 patrons also get a big digital art pack twice a year, full of my latest work. Most recently, patrons got digital prints of beetle drawings made exclusively for them


[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 descriptions; 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, I really appreciate it! Velvet ants are tiny but mighty, and beautiful. Just like you, lovely patron.


Your rewards are;


  • private access to a patron's twitter feed & my studio diary blog 
  • monthly round-ups of all my art here on Patreon
  • a discount code for my online stores
Tiger Beetle
$5 or more per month

Thank you so much! This tier really helps me keep the artwork coming and my Patreon running; so Tiger Beetles represent it, because they are super-good at running! You get everything Velvet Ants get, plus MOAR good stuff.


Your additional rewards are;


  • patron-only podcasts and videos
  • step-by-step WIPs & early access to all my completed art
  • digital prints & wallpapers to download
  • an early heads up on new print products 
  • an extra mid-month update on my current projects, including sneak peeks of the artwork before it's shared anywhere else
Cicada
$10 or more per month

Thanks so much for your extra support in making my sciart! Cicadas are melodious natural marvels that fill me with joy, and you fill me with joy too. You get all the Tiger Beetle content and more.


Your additional rewards are;

  • occasional postcard + sticker packs, when new print product releases happen (e.g. crowdfunded card decks)
  • access to a Dropbox folder full of digital prints and other downloadable extras
  • exclusive digital prints every June and December, and hi-res PDFs compiling project work 
  • 1st call on limited editions of prints/books/card decks
Luna Moth
$25 or more per month

You wonderful human being, thanks so much for loving my art! You are a wonder of nature, just like luna moths! In addition to all rewards for previous tiers, you get a collector's pack every June and December.


Each collectors pack will include;


  • a minimum of 5 postcards
  • a selection of patron-exclusive A5 and A6 limited edition prints
  • seasonal stickers in a range of sizes
  • flyers/postcards from any exhibitions/events I've done
  • a signed limited edition A4 print in each pack (you'll be updated with available prints ahead of time)
  • a personal handwritten thank-you card from me in every pack
  • a set of greetings cards each December 
Jeweled Flower Mantis
$50 or more per month

Thank you for loving my art enough to want original art commissions! You are a glorious wonder of biology, just like a jeweled flower mantis.


In addition to collectors packs, you get an original 8 x 11.5 inch drawing commission, made just for you after you've been a commissioner for 6 months, and once a year thereafter


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 it's made, either here on Patreon through my updates, or on Twitter (or both)
Goals
34% 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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[Accessibility; for a copy of this page in large print, please contact me here.]

Hi there, and thanks for dropping by my Patreon page. I'm Immy, an interdisciplinary artist with a background in bioscience. I make art inspired by creature camouflage & natural patterns. I also design custom card decks, and make rule-based patterns/generative art - including using Morse code as a drawing method. You can find out more about me here.


[Image description; me (a white nonbinary person with brown hair, wearing specs) sitting in my studio in front of a drawing board.]
~

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, and you get that art back as rewards, including;

  • Patron-only podcasts and videos, & early access to public audio/video
  • Monthly updates with all my new artwork, timelapses, & how-to
  • Private access to my studio diary blog, with daily peeks, WIP, & new art
  • A patron-only twitter feed @Immy_Patreon
  • Discount codes for my online stores & first call on new prints
  • Early access to sweary drawing paper reviews
  • Patron-only sweary sciart research notes
  • Print & original commission rewards at higher tiers
~


[Image description; a collage of four drawings of insects and ink patterns in blues and greens.]


[Image description; Stripe the studio cat (a short-haired mackerel tabby) walking all over my workbench in the studio, stomping on my pencils.]

~

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





Playing card deck; Insecta
Patreon helps me put in the time upfront on large projects like Insecta - a poker deck imagining a symbiosis between card players and insects. Patrons got to see the whole deck made, from start to finish! Printing was funded via Kickstarter & is happening as we speak. My lovely patrons also get low numbered decks & artbooks reserved for them, and a discount on pre-orders. My previous deck was Cryptic Cards



[Image description; a collage of WIP pictures of a 7 of spades playing card design being made in colour pencil. It features 7 metallic blue shield bugs, each with a white spade symbol on it's back.]




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 extra videos exclusively for patrons every month.

Generative drawing timelapse (closed captions, no audio) from Immy Smith on Vimeo.


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. 

Cryptic Alphabet Letter S (no dialogue/captions) from Immy Smith on Vimeo.


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. At the moment I'm working on a Morse code project called 'The Little Things Add Up' - patrons get to see all the new artwork and videos first!.


[Image description; a pattern of 20 spirals made of black & grey dots and dashes (representing morse code) around black charcoal-like smudges.]


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.]



Digital prints, wallpapers, & more; patrons get digital prints of some of my artwork included in updates at $5+, and $10 patrons also get a big digital art pack twice a year, full of my latest work. Most recently, patrons got digital prints of beetle drawings made exclusively for them


[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 descriptions; 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, I really appreciate it! Velvet ants are tiny but mighty, and beautiful. Just like you, lovely patron.


Your rewards are;


  • private access to a patron's twitter feed & my studio diary blog 
  • monthly round-ups of all my art here on Patreon
  • a discount code for my online stores
Tiger Beetle
$5 or more per month

Thank you so much! This tier really helps me keep the artwork coming and my Patreon running; so Tiger Beetles represent it, because they are super-good at running! You get everything Velvet Ants get, plus MOAR good stuff.


Your additional rewards are;


  • patron-only podcasts and videos
  • step-by-step WIPs & early access to all my completed art
  • digital prints & wallpapers to download
  • an early heads up on new print products 
  • an extra mid-month update on my current projects, including sneak peeks of the artwork before it's shared anywhere else
Cicada
$10 or more per month

Thanks so much for your extra support in making my sciart! Cicadas are melodious natural marvels that fill me with joy, and you fill me with joy too. You get all the Tiger Beetle content and more.


Your additional rewards are;

  • occasional postcard + sticker packs, when new print product releases happen (e.g. crowdfunded card decks)
  • access to a Dropbox folder full of digital prints and other downloadable extras
  • exclusive digital prints every June and December, and hi-res PDFs compiling project work 
  • 1st call on limited editions of prints/books/card decks
Luna Moth
$25 or more per month

You wonderful human being, thanks so much for loving my art! You are a wonder of nature, just like luna moths! In addition to all rewards for previous tiers, you get a collector's pack every June and December.


Each collectors pack will include;


  • a minimum of 5 postcards
  • a selection of patron-exclusive A5 and A6 limited edition prints
  • seasonal stickers in a range of sizes
  • flyers/postcards from any exhibitions/events I've done
  • a signed limited edition A4 print in each pack (you'll be updated with available prints ahead of time)
  • a personal handwritten thank-you card from me in every pack
  • a set of greetings cards each December 
Jeweled Flower Mantis
$50 or more per month

Thank you for loving my art enough to want original art commissions! You are a glorious wonder of biology, just like a jeweled flower mantis.


In addition to collectors packs, you get an original 8 x 11.5 inch drawing commission, made just for you after you've been a commissioner for 6 months, and once a year thereafter


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 it's made, either here on Patreon through my updates, or on Twitter (or both)