Lefthanded Lenya is creating illustrations and paintings
3

patrons

$6
per month
Once, when I was about four, there was a thunderstorm with huge bolts of lightning and growling thunder. My dad came to check on me, and he found me with my hands pressed against the windowpane, eyes watching the storm.

“Do you see that?” I asked. “I did that.”



I’m no longer as certain that I can command storms from the heavens, but I have retained my appreciation of darkness and chaos. I am fascinated by nature and have a fierce love for all things that go bump in the night. The dual influences of biology and horror manifest themselves in all of my work – I studied biology in college, and I enjoy combining scientific concepts with occult imagery.



WHY PATREON:

I want to be a full-time professional artist, and every contribution you make, however small, gets me closer to LIVING THE DREAM.

There are two projects in particular that I would like to have more time and resources to work on, my Coffin Coloring Book and Arthropod Tarot. These works will have top priority when utilizing your pledges. 

ABOUT ME:

Trained in several classic illustration and painting techniques at the Southwest Michigan Visual Arts Academy at an early age, I have continued to refine my style through practice and travel. Most notably, I spent seven months in Ecuador with a primary focus on biology and ecology, while also studying figure drawing at the Universidad de San Francisco De Quito. While in Quito, I was drawn to the metal subculture, which continues to be a strong presence in my art and life.

Another major influence artistically is the old school tattoo aesthetic – I love the permanence and history that comes with tattoos, the time and pain that goes into the process. I have several tattoos of my own, and each piece teaches me more about patience, confidence, and commitment.

Is it possible to be vivacious and morbid simultaneously? The most truthful thing ever said about me was “Lenya gets a lot out of life – and the most out of death.”

The majority of my work is part of a series I’ve titled Lux Edo, which translated from Latin means either “eat the light” or “I, who am the light, consume,” depending on the translator’s fussiness. A graduate of Kalamazoo College, the school motto is Lux Esto, “be the light,” and my contrarian nature couldn’t help but subvert the motto to my own sinister purposes. I believe in the voracious consumption of truth and knowledge – to me, “eat the light” means to devour what illuminates your mind, passionately.

You can find more of my work on my website.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
3 patrons
Thank you so much, from the bottom of my black little heart!!! You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts and picture updates along the way.
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
Coven gatherings: every month, I'll have a Patreon-live chat with all of you awesome $3+ patrons, and request your feedback on my impending projects. I'll also post exclusive content for $3+ backers here on Patreon at least once a month. 
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron

Coffin-Snatcher: I'll email you high-res, non-watermarked .pdf copies of two coffin coloring book images of your choice.

Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
You get the cred. Your name will be listed on my official website, with any link you would like (that won't make WordPress yell at me), on a page dedicated to awesome patrons like yourself - plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $13 or more per month
0 patrons
Sticker Collector: every month, you get one small and one large sticker of your choice from my Redbubble shop mailed directly to your castle, coven, or evil lair. 

Pledge $20 or more per month
0 of 500 patrons
Sinister Swag is on the way: Pick any t-shirt, tote bag, or spiral notebook from my Redbubble shop and I'll send it you - plus all previous rewards, including credit on my website and 2 stickers mailed to you every month. Totally willing to ship the merch of your choosing internationally.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
Evil Fashion Icon: every month you can pick either a unisex or women's-cut T-shirt of your choice from my Redbubble shop, plus all previous rewards. That means your first month you get a shirt, your choice of a shirt, tote, or notebook, and two stickers! PLUS permanent credit on my website!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Art Monster Status: Every month, I'll send you a unique autographed drawing, plus all previous rewards!

(That means credit on my website as a patron, one unisex or women's T-shirt and 2 stickers from my shop mailed to you every month, and the one-time reward of a shirt, tote, or notebook of your choice as well as two .pdf versions of coffin designs for coloring! SCORE.)
Pledge $777 or more per month
0 patrons
Jackpot! I'll create a custom 12 x 15 painting or illustration every month based on one-on-one consultation with you, the very best patron ever, and mail you the signed original. You can also choose between the Art Monster or Evil Fashion Icon rewards, and receive all other previous rewards including 2 stickers a month, the shirt, tote, or notebook of your choice from my Redbubble shop, and permanent credit on my website.
Goals
$6 of $50 per month
Add at least 12 additional illustrations to the Coffin Coloring Book, and publish the coloring book in digital and tangible form on Amazon. 
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Once, when I was about four, there was a thunderstorm with huge bolts of lightning and growling thunder. My dad came to check on me, and he found me with my hands pressed against the windowpane, eyes watching the storm.

“Do you see that?” I asked. “I did that.”



I’m no longer as certain that I can command storms from the heavens, but I have retained my appreciation of darkness and chaos. I am fascinated by nature and have a fierce love for all things that go bump in the night. The dual influences of biology and horror manifest themselves in all of my work – I studied biology in college, and I enjoy combining scientific concepts with occult imagery.



WHY PATREON:

I want to be a full-time professional artist, and every contribution you make, however small, gets me closer to LIVING THE DREAM.

There are two projects in particular that I would like to have more time and resources to work on, my Coffin Coloring Book and Arthropod Tarot. These works will have top priority when utilizing your pledges. 

ABOUT ME:

Trained in several classic illustration and painting techniques at the Southwest Michigan Visual Arts Academy at an early age, I have continued to refine my style through practice and travel. Most notably, I spent seven months in Ecuador with a primary focus on biology and ecology, while also studying figure drawing at the Universidad de San Francisco De Quito. While in Quito, I was drawn to the metal subculture, which continues to be a strong presence in my art and life.

Another major influence artistically is the old school tattoo aesthetic – I love the permanence and history that comes with tattoos, the time and pain that goes into the process. I have several tattoos of my own, and each piece teaches me more about patience, confidence, and commitment.

Is it possible to be vivacious and morbid simultaneously? The most truthful thing ever said about me was “Lenya gets a lot out of life – and the most out of death.”

The majority of my work is part of a series I’ve titled Lux Edo, which translated from Latin means either “eat the light” or “I, who am the light, consume,” depending on the translator’s fussiness. A graduate of Kalamazoo College, the school motto is Lux Esto, “be the light,” and my contrarian nature couldn’t help but subvert the motto to my own sinister purposes. I believe in the voracious consumption of truth and knowledge – to me, “eat the light” means to devour what illuminates your mind, passionately.

You can find more of my work on my website.

Recent posts by Lefthanded Lenya

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
3 patrons
Thank you so much, from the bottom of my black little heart!!! You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts and picture updates along the way.
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
Coven gatherings: every month, I'll have a Patreon-live chat with all of you awesome $3+ patrons, and request your feedback on my impending projects. I'll also post exclusive content for $3+ backers here on Patreon at least once a month. 
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron

Coffin-Snatcher: I'll email you high-res, non-watermarked .pdf copies of two coffin coloring book images of your choice.

Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
You get the cred. Your name will be listed on my official website, with any link you would like (that won't make WordPress yell at me), on a page dedicated to awesome patrons like yourself - plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $13 or more per month
0 patrons
Sticker Collector: every month, you get one small and one large sticker of your choice from my Redbubble shop mailed directly to your castle, coven, or evil lair. 

Pledge $20 or more per month
0 of 500 patrons
Sinister Swag is on the way: Pick any t-shirt, tote bag, or spiral notebook from my Redbubble shop and I'll send it you - plus all previous rewards, including credit on my website and 2 stickers mailed to you every month. Totally willing to ship the merch of your choosing internationally.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
Evil Fashion Icon: every month you can pick either a unisex or women's-cut T-shirt of your choice from my Redbubble shop, plus all previous rewards. That means your first month you get a shirt, your choice of a shirt, tote, or notebook, and two stickers! PLUS permanent credit on my website!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Art Monster Status: Every month, I'll send you a unique autographed drawing, plus all previous rewards!

(That means credit on my website as a patron, one unisex or women's T-shirt and 2 stickers from my shop mailed to you every month, and the one-time reward of a shirt, tote, or notebook of your choice as well as two .pdf versions of coffin designs for coloring! SCORE.)
Pledge $777 or more per month
0 patrons
Jackpot! I'll create a custom 12 x 15 painting or illustration every month based on one-on-one consultation with you, the very best patron ever, and mail you the signed original. You can also choose between the Art Monster or Evil Fashion Icon rewards, and receive all other previous rewards including 2 stickers a month, the shirt, tote, or notebook of your choice from my Redbubble shop, and permanent credit on my website.