missmonster is creating masks, dolls, toys, paintings and drawings!
142

patrons

$1,414
per month


My name is Melita Curphy but please call me Melly! I have been making artwork full time since 2008 but started selling my work online around 2003. You can see my work on instagram and tumblr . I make my living mostly by making artwork for my online shop which you can see here.


Over the last thirteen years my work has seen a wide spectrum of materials and applications. From animating on A Scanner Darkly forever ago, to being an illustration techniques instructor, T- shirt graphics to creating full costumes from leather and fake fur, from hand sewing my own mixed media dolls to having an article about toy art in Clutter magazine recently to partnering with Glitch Network to produce a 1/6 action figure..it's been a wild ride! I am probably best known for my masks and sculpted toys.


  I want my Patreon to provide people with an education on molds/casting/sculpting/crafting/painting/ resources but also educate folks on what goes on behind the scenes in the lives of many artists and craftspeople who support themselves through the internet. Even small tips with shipping, pricing, convention displays are little kernels of knowledge that can make things that much easier for other artists. Basically all the things that i had to learn on my own through trial and LOTS of error are things i would like to be able to pass on here. We are individuals who work hard and have had to learn skills that reach beyond just making pretty pictures ...come learn and see!

What you get: I plan to post work in progress photos of sculptures or drawings, more detailed explanations of materials and tools, casts and molds , paints and what brands are good for what application,  prop making and any tips or tricks that i can think of that could be useful to others. I will cover:

-1/6 figure and toy customization
- Sculpting and casting your own original cast figures
- Urethane mask masking
- Painting your figure/masks/customs
- Casting/ mold making
- Resources for materials/my preferred materials and tools
- Costume construction
- Concept art to final item
- Information on being a working artist, organizing your work space, convention set up, etc


 Basically what you see that i make for my store will be part of this patreon.
The more you pledge the more pictures, details, more explanations and the more personal the posts. The higher tiers can ask questions or even schedule a chat and pick my brain or ask for a constructive critique of a piece if they like. I have taught before and enjoyed it- i would love to pass on what i know to you!


I also currently do freelance artwork for Sideshow Collectibles creating illustrations and props for their Court of the Dead original series. You may have seen the big light up flames i made for their display at San Diego Comic Con 2016!


 
 
Tiers
TIP TIP! HUZZAH!
$1 or more per month 43 patrons
Tip me a buck a month!  Get access to new release previews before I announce on social media!You have my most sincere THANK YOU.
SNEAKY PEEK
$5 or more per month 37 patrons
Basic access to progress pics of new pieces and mini tutorials/tips .Early access to art drops in my shop, 15 minutes ahead of the general public.
MORE PLEASE
$15 or more per month 28 patrons
More pics and more details about the process!  Early access to art drops in my shop, 15 minutes ahead of the general public. Detailed photo tutorials will be posted here and you will see work in progress photos that i will not post anywhere else. I will answer questions in comments!
GET IT ALL
$25 or more per month 29 patrons
Video tutorials, access to all the process pics and photo tutorials. Early access to art drops in my shop, 15 minutes ahead of the general public. I will answer all questions in comments. Detailed material lists will be posted along tutorials!
HOLD MY HAND!
$35 or more per month 6 of 10 patrons
All access and I will make myself available to private consultation on request. If you need to ask me anything about making, tips or help on being a working artist or if you want a critique/advice on a project or specific resources for materials etc.  I will be happy to schedule a chat via email or venue of your choice. Chats must be scheduled on request , just contact me here and we can figure it out!
Goals
$1,414 of $1,500 per month
If i hit this goal, I'll post more blogs and written advice and way more content for your buck overall!
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My name is Melita Curphy but please call me Melly! I have been making artwork full time since 2008 but started selling my work online around 2003. You can see my work on instagram and tumblr . I make my living mostly by making artwork for my online shop which you can see here.


Over the last thirteen years my work has seen a wide spectrum of materials and applications. From animating on A Scanner Darkly forever ago, to being an illustration techniques instructor, T- shirt graphics to creating full costumes from leather and fake fur, from hand sewing my own mixed media dolls to having an article about toy art in Clutter magazine recently to partnering with Glitch Network to produce a 1/6 action figure..it's been a wild ride! I am probably best known for my masks and sculpted toys.


  I want my Patreon to provide people with an education on molds/casting/sculpting/crafting/painting/ resources but also educate folks on what goes on behind the scenes in the lives of many artists and craftspeople who support themselves through the internet. Even small tips with shipping, pricing, convention displays are little kernels of knowledge that can make things that much easier for other artists. Basically all the things that i had to learn on my own through trial and LOTS of error are things i would like to be able to pass on here. We are individuals who work hard and have had to learn skills that reach beyond just making pretty pictures ...come learn and see!

What you get: I plan to post work in progress photos of sculptures or drawings, more detailed explanations of materials and tools, casts and molds , paints and what brands are good for what application,  prop making and any tips or tricks that i can think of that could be useful to others. I will cover:

-1/6 figure and toy customization
- Sculpting and casting your own original cast figures
- Urethane mask masking
- Painting your figure/masks/customs
- Casting/ mold making
- Resources for materials/my preferred materials and tools
- Costume construction
- Concept art to final item
- Information on being a working artist, organizing your work space, convention set up, etc


 Basically what you see that i make for my store will be part of this patreon.
The more you pledge the more pictures, details, more explanations and the more personal the posts. The higher tiers can ask questions or even schedule a chat and pick my brain or ask for a constructive critique of a piece if they like. I have taught before and enjoyed it- i would love to pass on what i know to you!


I also currently do freelance artwork for Sideshow Collectibles creating illustrations and props for their Court of the Dead original series. You may have seen the big light up flames i made for their display at San Diego Comic Con 2016!


 
 

Recent posts by missmonster

Tiers
TIP TIP! HUZZAH!
$1 or more per month 43 patrons
Tip me a buck a month!  Get access to new release previews before I announce on social media!You have my most sincere THANK YOU.
SNEAKY PEEK
$5 or more per month 37 patrons
Basic access to progress pics of new pieces and mini tutorials/tips .Early access to art drops in my shop, 15 minutes ahead of the general public.
MORE PLEASE
$15 or more per month 28 patrons
More pics and more details about the process!  Early access to art drops in my shop, 15 minutes ahead of the general public. Detailed photo tutorials will be posted here and you will see work in progress photos that i will not post anywhere else. I will answer questions in comments!
GET IT ALL
$25 or more per month 29 patrons
Video tutorials, access to all the process pics and photo tutorials. Early access to art drops in my shop, 15 minutes ahead of the general public. I will answer all questions in comments. Detailed material lists will be posted along tutorials!
HOLD MY HAND!
$35 or more per month 6 of 10 patrons
All access and I will make myself available to private consultation on request. If you need to ask me anything about making, tips or help on being a working artist or if you want a critique/advice on a project or specific resources for materials etc.  I will be happy to schedule a chat via email or venue of your choice. Chats must be scheduled on request , just contact me here and we can figure it out!