missmonster

is creating mold/casting , toy, costume, prop and painting tutorials!

191

patrons

$1,246

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. I am most proud of seeing my character designs given life with the Zeron Brotherhood I designed for the Guillermo del Toro show 3 Below on Netflix. My work is also exhibited in Guillermo's personal collection exhibit at the MUSA in Guadalajara, a huge honor.

  I also had a mask turned into a 1/6 action figure and comic through Glitch Network which was a big dream come true since I also have a large collection of 1/6 toys. I've also created posters for Metallica and Patton Oswalt's recent tours....it's been a wild ride! There is a bunch of other things I've done but the humble bragging is getting old, haha.


  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
Tip me a buck a month!  Get early access to new art in the shop before it goes up publicly! 
SNEAKY PEEK
$5 or more per month
Basic access to progress pics of new pieces and mini tutorials/tips .Get early access to art sales before it's available  to the public!
MORE PLEASE
$15 or more per month
More pics and more details about the process!  Get early access to art sales before it's available  to the 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
Video tutorials, access to all the process pics and photo tutorials. Get early access to art sales before it's available  to the public!  Detailed material lists with links on how to purchase will be posted after tutorials!
HOLD MY HAND!
$35 or more per month only 8 left
All benefits from all tiers 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
$1,246 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. I am most proud of seeing my character designs given life with the Zeron Brotherhood I designed for the Guillermo del Toro show 3 Below on Netflix. My work is also exhibited in Guillermo's personal collection exhibit at the MUSA in Guadalajara, a huge honor.

  I also had a mask turned into a 1/6 action figure and comic through Glitch Network which was a big dream come true since I also have a large collection of 1/6 toys. I've also created posters for Metallica and Patton Oswalt's recent tours....it's been a wild ride! There is a bunch of other things I've done but the humble bragging is getting old, haha.


  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!


 
 

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Tiers
TIP TIP! HUZZAH!
$1 or more per month
Tip me a buck a month!  Get early access to new art in the shop before it goes up publicly! 
SNEAKY PEEK
$5 or more per month
Basic access to progress pics of new pieces and mini tutorials/tips .Get early access to art sales before it's available  to the public!
MORE PLEASE
$15 or more per month
More pics and more details about the process!  Get early access to art sales before it's available  to the 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
Video tutorials, access to all the process pics and photo tutorials. Get early access to art sales before it's available  to the public!  Detailed material lists with links on how to purchase will be posted after tutorials!
HOLD MY HAND!
$35 or more per month only 8 left
All benefits from all tiers 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!