KM Steere is creating animal, fantasy and botanical art & illustration.
10
patrons
$73
per month
Hello everybody!

My name is Kelsey, also known around the internet as Keymonster or just Key. I am a full time, freelance artist and illustrator working out of the Pacific Northwest. My creative passions center around animals, plants and the fantastical worlds they exist in. I love creating plant/animal hybrids and integrating botanical motifs and imagery into the worlds that I build as well as creating adorable little creatures of all shapes and sizes getting into a bunch of mischief. 

I have started this Patreon page to allow you to help me fund the exploration of all the new ideas and projects that bubble out of my mind. I love being able to interact with followers of my work and Patreon is a nice, centralized place for me to be able to do that without all the clutter of social media channels.

I hope to be able to share process videos, live streaming sessions and give you a chance to weigh in on projects I'm working on now or in the future. I love taking polls about what people like and the taking all the info from those into account for future projects.

I should also mention that I love cats, and I love creating art with cats. I often will use cats as the testers for new ideas or techniques for projects, and this platform will give you the opportunity to suggest themes for these cats. I swear I don't have a problem! 

I have a ton of ideas and projects I want to start experimenting with, including:

Monthly Themes for daily illustrations
Lapel Pins (Enamel, wooden and acrylic)
Stickers
Rock Painting
Bleach Dying Fabric (which includes stencil and pattern making)
Zines and Small Comics
Graphic Novel(s) and World Building (See below for details)
Holiday Ornament Creation
— and so so so much more!


World Building:
I currently have two worlds I have been putzing with for the past few years.

The World of M.E.C.A.
Without going into too much detail M.E.C.A. stands for mechanically enhanced, cybernetic animals, and it is a story revolving around three siblings, named 001, 002, and 003, that have been thrust between the new-world order and the ways of Old Gods.
They are in a race against time to learn about and adapt the old ways, or face complete assimilation and obliteration within the literal, modern machine. The story is still in its early phase, but my hope is to be able to spend more time on getting everything cohesive. My vision is to first, have this story as a comic on the web, but eventually as a printed, full color, illustrated novel. 

Kittens in the Sky
The second world I have been building is based off of a Kickstarter I ran in 2017 of the same name. I am in the process of fleshing out the characters and giving them a world to play in. My hope it to make these into a series of short comics, or zines and eventually a fully illustrated children's book. 

Many More...
I have a ton of other undeveloped worlds that I love building and then just let simmer while more ideas form. It is a constant process.

Experimenting and exploring new techniques and ideas takes time and money, which are not always in ample supply. However with the help of YOU the PATRON, the financial burden will be lessened allowing me more freedom to create weird and wonderful things to share!

I am hoping that Patreon will help me interact with you more directly and foster that connection that often is lacking in most online spaces, and we will do it through art that you and I work on together!

Thank you for your time!

You can find my work or follow me through these links:
KM-Illustration.com • Keymonster Shop • Twitter • Instagram

Watch Me Create Art Live! (Future!)
•  Picarto.tv - Livestreaming
Tiers
Seed Supporter
$1 or more per month

Thank you very much! I really appreciate it! Every bit counts!


• Access to Patreon-Only posts. 


(Patreon-only posts include: work-in-progress photos and project concepts) 


Sprout Supporter
$3 or more per month

• Access to Patreon-Only posts. 

• Access to voting in Polls.


(Patreon-only posts include: work-in-progress photos and project concepts) 


Thank you for your support!!!

Seedling Supporter
$5 or more per month

• 30% Etsy store discount!

• Access to voting in polls.

• Access to Patreon-only posts


Details:

Patrons $5 and up get a monthly code for 30% off in my Etsy Shop.


(Patreon-only posts include: work-in-progress photos and project concepts) 


Thank You very much for your support!

Sticker Collector
$8 or more per month


• Monthly Sticker

• 30% Etsy store discount!

• Access to voting in polls.

• Access to Patreon-only posts  


Details:


Monthly Sticker sent to your door! The monthly sticker will change each month, and can include special editions of previous stickers (ie, holographic, foil, etc.) These stickers will include patreon exclusives, as well as stickers also available in my shop. 


Patrons $5 and up get a monthly code for 30% off in my Etsy Shop.


(Patreon-only posts include: work-in-progress photos and project concepts) 


Thank You very much for your support!

Sapling Supporter
$10 or more per month only 10 left

Sapling Patrons Get:


• Monthly Postcard

• Monthly Sticker

• 30% Etsy store discount!

• Access to voting in polls.

• Access to Patreon-only posts  


Details:

Monthly Postcard sent to your door! The monthly postcard will have a personal thank you doodle on the back from me to you! The front of the postcard will vary month to month. If you want a more personal reward tier, this is the one for you!


Monthly Sticker sent to your door!


Patrons $5 and up get a monthly code for 30% off in my Etsy Shop.


(Patreon-only posts include: work-in-progress photos and project concepts) 

Thank You very much for your support!

Tree Supporter
$25 or more per month only 8 left

• Monthly iPad Sketch

• Monthly Postcard

• Monthly Sticker

• 30% Etsy store discount!

• Access to voting in polls.

• Access to Patreon-only posts  


Details:

Monthly iPad Sketch. Think of this tier as claiming a spot in my warm-up lineup. Each month I will post asking what each of you to tell me what you'd like a sketch of. This artwork will only be viewable by you and other $25 Patrons. 


Monthly Postcard sent to your door! 

Monthly Sticker sent to your door!

Patrons $5 and up get a monthly code for 30% off in my Etsy Shop.

(Patreon-only posts include: work-in-progress photos and project concepts) 

Thank You very much for your support!

Goals
$73 of $100 per month
Once this goal is reached it will allow me to go to local print shops to and start to offer small run prints of some of my pieces. Patrons will get first dibs on print sales before they become available to the general public (shop discount will apply when applicable).
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Hello everybody!

My name is Kelsey, also known around the internet as Keymonster or just Key. I am a full time, freelance artist and illustrator working out of the Pacific Northwest. My creative passions center around animals, plants and the fantastical worlds they exist in. I love creating plant/animal hybrids and integrating botanical motifs and imagery into the worlds that I build as well as creating adorable little creatures of all shapes and sizes getting into a bunch of mischief. 

I have started this Patreon page to allow you to help me fund the exploration of all the new ideas and projects that bubble out of my mind. I love being able to interact with followers of my work and Patreon is a nice, centralized place for me to be able to do that without all the clutter of social media channels.

I hope to be able to share process videos, live streaming sessions and give you a chance to weigh in on projects I'm working on now or in the future. I love taking polls about what people like and the taking all the info from those into account for future projects.

I should also mention that I love cats, and I love creating art with cats. I often will use cats as the testers for new ideas or techniques for projects, and this platform will give you the opportunity to suggest themes for these cats. I swear I don't have a problem! 

I have a ton of ideas and projects I want to start experimenting with, including:

Monthly Themes for daily illustrations
Lapel Pins (Enamel, wooden and acrylic)
Stickers
Rock Painting
Bleach Dying Fabric (which includes stencil and pattern making)
Zines and Small Comics
Graphic Novel(s) and World Building (See below for details)
Holiday Ornament Creation
— and so so so much more!


World Building:
I currently have two worlds I have been putzing with for the past few years.

The World of M.E.C.A.
Without going into too much detail M.E.C.A. stands for mechanically enhanced, cybernetic animals, and it is a story revolving around three siblings, named 001, 002, and 003, that have been thrust between the new-world order and the ways of Old Gods.
They are in a race against time to learn about and adapt the old ways, or face complete assimilation and obliteration within the literal, modern machine. The story is still in its early phase, but my hope is to be able to spend more time on getting everything cohesive. My vision is to first, have this story as a comic on the web, but eventually as a printed, full color, illustrated novel. 

Kittens in the Sky
The second world I have been building is based off of a Kickstarter I ran in 2017 of the same name. I am in the process of fleshing out the characters and giving them a world to play in. My hope it to make these into a series of short comics, or zines and eventually a fully illustrated children's book. 

Many More...
I have a ton of other undeveloped worlds that I love building and then just let simmer while more ideas form. It is a constant process.

Experimenting and exploring new techniques and ideas takes time and money, which are not always in ample supply. However with the help of YOU the PATRON, the financial burden will be lessened allowing me more freedom to create weird and wonderful things to share!

I am hoping that Patreon will help me interact with you more directly and foster that connection that often is lacking in most online spaces, and we will do it through art that you and I work on together!

Thank you for your time!

You can find my work or follow me through these links:
KM-Illustration.com • Keymonster Shop • Twitter • Instagram

Watch Me Create Art Live! (Future!)
•  Picarto.tv - Livestreaming

Recent posts by KM Steere

Tiers
Seed Supporter
$1 or more per month

Thank you very much! I really appreciate it! Every bit counts!


• Access to Patreon-Only posts. 


(Patreon-only posts include: work-in-progress photos and project concepts) 


Sprout Supporter
$3 or more per month

• Access to Patreon-Only posts. 

• Access to voting in Polls.


(Patreon-only posts include: work-in-progress photos and project concepts) 


Thank you for your support!!!

Seedling Supporter
$5 or more per month

• 30% Etsy store discount!

• Access to voting in polls.

• Access to Patreon-only posts


Details:

Patrons $5 and up get a monthly code for 30% off in my Etsy Shop.


(Patreon-only posts include: work-in-progress photos and project concepts) 


Thank You very much for your support!

Sticker Collector
$8 or more per month


• Monthly Sticker

• 30% Etsy store discount!

• Access to voting in polls.

• Access to Patreon-only posts  


Details:


Monthly Sticker sent to your door! The monthly sticker will change each month, and can include special editions of previous stickers (ie, holographic, foil, etc.) These stickers will include patreon exclusives, as well as stickers also available in my shop. 


Patrons $5 and up get a monthly code for 30% off in my Etsy Shop.


(Patreon-only posts include: work-in-progress photos and project concepts) 


Thank You very much for your support!

Sapling Supporter
$10 or more per month only 10 left

Sapling Patrons Get:


• Monthly Postcard

• Monthly Sticker

• 30% Etsy store discount!

• Access to voting in polls.

• Access to Patreon-only posts  


Details:

Monthly Postcard sent to your door! The monthly postcard will have a personal thank you doodle on the back from me to you! The front of the postcard will vary month to month. If you want a more personal reward tier, this is the one for you!


Monthly Sticker sent to your door!


Patrons $5 and up get a monthly code for 30% off in my Etsy Shop.


(Patreon-only posts include: work-in-progress photos and project concepts) 

Thank You very much for your support!

Tree Supporter
$25 or more per month only 8 left

• Monthly iPad Sketch

• Monthly Postcard

• Monthly Sticker

• 30% Etsy store discount!

• Access to voting in polls.

• Access to Patreon-only posts  


Details:

Monthly iPad Sketch. Think of this tier as claiming a spot in my warm-up lineup. Each month I will post asking what each of you to tell me what you'd like a sketch of. This artwork will only be viewable by you and other $25 Patrons. 


Monthly Postcard sent to your door! 

Monthly Sticker sent to your door!

Patrons $5 and up get a monthly code for 30% off in my Etsy Shop.

(Patreon-only posts include: work-in-progress photos and project concepts) 

Thank You very much for your support!