Odera Igbokwe is creating Illustrations, Drawings, and Paintings: Melanin Mythologies
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patrons

About the Project
With "Melanin Mythologies" I will produce 1 or 2* illustrations a month. These will range from character illustrations to original paintings. (*2 illustrations a month can happen if we reach the $500 goal!)

Prompts will include:
- Illustrating original characters that explore fantasy, classic RPG character classes, and creation myths, all inspired by Nigerian and Afro-diasporic mythology.
- Transforming and redesigning pre-existing characters and heroes from comics, anime, videogaming, etc.
- Transforming and contextualizing black people from contemporary pop culture and history in a fantasy realm.


Zelda & The Ancestral Swords (The first illustration from "Melanin Mythologies" )


Why Patreon?
Your support on Patreon will provide me with the resources to create more inclusive illustrations. As an illustrator, many of the assignments I take on continue to exclude people of the african diaspora. With your support I can take on less of those assignments, in favor of showing the world more of our black resilience, intersectionality, and magic aka ~melanin on fleek~




Oya (Dance of the Summoner I), original acrylic painting from #OderaRPG


About Me
Hello there! My name is  Odera Igbokwe and I am an illustrator and painter. You might know me from projects such as "Odera Redesigns the cast of Sailor Moon"FEM4FEM"Pepperbreath!: A Digimon Fanzine", or Black History Month: Celebrating illustrators/painters of the African Diaspora.

I studied Illustration at Rhode Island School of Design, and West African dance at Brown University. I grew up with Sailor Moon and Final Fantasy in one hand. And 90s R&B dance routines and voyages to Nigeria in the other. So all my life I've been pushing both worlds together.

"If this was an RPG, Erykah Badu would definitely be a Shaman or Paladin".
"Okay but imagine a Studio Ghibli film in Mali! Box braids, griots, and djembes galore!"

Now I am constantly creating more inclusive illustrations, that celebrate the diversity of people of the african diaspora, and show that we exist in fantastical realms.


Odera Redesigns the cast of Sailor Moon

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This project was incubated through Art Business Bootcamp in collaboration with Drawn + Drafted
Tiers
I: Alchemy Access
$2 or more per month

  • Access to my Patreon feed, updates, and previews. This means in-process posts and early access to the finished artwork of the month.
II: Liberation Library
$5 or more per month
Includes
  • Access to Odera's diary and sketchbook. This includes daily sketches and paintings, more in-depth process, journal entries, and dance videos. With this tier you can expect 4-7 posts a week.


  • This tier also grants you access to raffled off original sketches! 
  • All previous reward tiers!
III: Drawing Divination
$10 or more per month



Includes
  • Drawing Divination grants you a personalized portrait sketch. These will be part of my drawing of the day series. For examples check out the Patreon Portrait tag ).  Please note this is a one time drawing.


  • This tier also grants you a 15% discount from original paintings on my store at odera.net. Be sure to mention your patreon tier in an email or message before checkout!
  • All previous reward tiers!
IV: Letters & Legends
$15 or more per month
 

Includes
  • This reward tier grants you access to the mail club, Letters & Legends! Every other month I will send out a print, postcard, set of stickers, or a cute note! Each month will have new goodies!

  • All previous reward tiers!
V - Monthly Drawing Divination
$25 or more per month



Includes
  • Monthly Drawing Divination grants you an original pencil sketch each month!
  • All previous reward tiers!
VI - Pigments & Paints
$55 or more per month

 

Includes
  • Pigments & Paints grants you access to a small original monthly  painting. Each month I'll send a small painted sketch that's relevant to that month's Patreon illustration.
  • All previous reward tiers!
Goals
47 of 75 patrons
If we reach 75 patrons I can afford to upgrade my equipment and provide video and streaming content!
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About the Project
With "Melanin Mythologies" I will produce 1 or 2* illustrations a month. These will range from character illustrations to original paintings. (*2 illustrations a month can happen if we reach the $500 goal!)

Prompts will include:
- Illustrating original characters that explore fantasy, classic RPG character classes, and creation myths, all inspired by Nigerian and Afro-diasporic mythology.
- Transforming and redesigning pre-existing characters and heroes from comics, anime, videogaming, etc.
- Transforming and contextualizing black people from contemporary pop culture and history in a fantasy realm.


Zelda & The Ancestral Swords (The first illustration from "Melanin Mythologies" )


Why Patreon?
Your support on Patreon will provide me with the resources to create more inclusive illustrations. As an illustrator, many of the assignments I take on continue to exclude people of the african diaspora. With your support I can take on less of those assignments, in favor of showing the world more of our black resilience, intersectionality, and magic aka ~melanin on fleek~




Oya (Dance of the Summoner I), original acrylic painting from #OderaRPG


About Me
Hello there! My name is  Odera Igbokwe and I am an illustrator and painter. You might know me from projects such as "Odera Redesigns the cast of Sailor Moon"FEM4FEM"Pepperbreath!: A Digimon Fanzine", or Black History Month: Celebrating illustrators/painters of the African Diaspora.

I studied Illustration at Rhode Island School of Design, and West African dance at Brown University. I grew up with Sailor Moon and Final Fantasy in one hand. And 90s R&B dance routines and voyages to Nigeria in the other. So all my life I've been pushing both worlds together.

"If this was an RPG, Erykah Badu would definitely be a Shaman or Paladin".
"Okay but imagine a Studio Ghibli film in Mali! Box braids, griots, and djembes galore!"

Now I am constantly creating more inclusive illustrations, that celebrate the diversity of people of the african diaspora, and show that we exist in fantastical realms.


Odera Redesigns the cast of Sailor Moon

-------------------------------
This project was incubated through Art Business Bootcamp in collaboration with Drawn + Drafted

Recent posts by Odera Igbokwe

Tiers
I: Alchemy Access
$2 or more per month

  • Access to my Patreon feed, updates, and previews. This means in-process posts and early access to the finished artwork of the month.
II: Liberation Library
$5 or more per month
Includes
  • Access to Odera's diary and sketchbook. This includes daily sketches and paintings, more in-depth process, journal entries, and dance videos. With this tier you can expect 4-7 posts a week.


  • This tier also grants you access to raffled off original sketches! 
  • All previous reward tiers!
III: Drawing Divination
$10 or more per month



Includes
  • Drawing Divination grants you a personalized portrait sketch. These will be part of my drawing of the day series. For examples check out the Patreon Portrait tag ).  Please note this is a one time drawing.


  • This tier also grants you a 15% discount from original paintings on my store at odera.net. Be sure to mention your patreon tier in an email or message before checkout!
  • All previous reward tiers!
IV: Letters & Legends
$15 or more per month
 

Includes
  • This reward tier grants you access to the mail club, Letters & Legends! Every other month I will send out a print, postcard, set of stickers, or a cute note! Each month will have new goodies!

  • All previous reward tiers!
V - Monthly Drawing Divination
$25 or more per month



Includes
  • Monthly Drawing Divination grants you an original pencil sketch each month!
  • All previous reward tiers!
VI - Pigments & Paints
$55 or more per month

 

Includes
  • Pigments & Paints grants you access to a small original monthly  painting. Each month I'll send a small painted sketch that's relevant to that month's Patreon illustration.
  • All previous reward tiers!