Odera Igbokwe is creating Illustrations, Mythophoria, and Reclamations of identity
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patrons

About the Project
"Dance of the Summoner"

With this Patreon I am exploring a world of illustrations inspired by Afro-diasporic and Nigerian mythology, Afrofuturism, and the magic to be found within the mundane and contemporary. Each month is a glimpse into my life as a QPOC artist, reclaiming and illustrating this pantheon of deities. My goal with this project is to sew together the sacred and fantastical, with afrofuturism, fashion, and the occasional C U T E spirit. But within this mythophoria, I'm also finding the very human and personal stories.



Ikenga, Protector of the Sands. Oils and Acrylic on Panel. 2018.


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~



Oshun Inc., Digital and Pencil piece based on "Oshun Inc." written by Jordan Ifueko


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 summer 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, previews, and Discord Channel. This tier is great for patrons who want casual process posts and early access to the finished artwork of the month.
Includes Discord rewards
II: Liberation Library
$5 or more per month
Special offer of September 2018: One 4x6 photo print sent to you in the mail.


Includes

  • Access to Odera's diary, sketchbook, and dance videos.
    With this tier you'll get in-depth process posts, journal entries, and dance videos. This tier is great for patrons who want a deeper look into my art practice, and the challenges that occur in and out of the studio. Most of these posts discuss art technique or the how intersectional identity effects my art practice.


  • All previous reward tiers!
Includes Discord rewards
III: Drawing Divination
$10 or more per month
Special offer of September 2018: One 5x7 fine art print of "Robyn Hood & the Tale of Reparations" or "Eternal Moon". One 4x6 photo print sent to you in the mail.

Includes
  • One-time postcard sized original drawing from "Dance of the Summoner". 
  • Monthly critiques on artwork and creative projects. Think of this as your personal Feedback Corner!
  • Access to purchasing exclusive prints and limited edition work. Typically I don't make prints of my originals or older work from the archive. This tier will allow you to purchase prints of originals and access to limited editions.
  • All previous reward tiers!
Includes Discord rewards
IV: Letters & Legends
$15 or more per month
Special offer of September 2018: One 5x7 fine art print of "Robyn Hood & the Tale of Reparations" or "Eternal Moon". One 4x6 photo print sent to you in the mail.
Includes
  • This reward tier grants you access to the mail club, Letters & Legends! Every month I will send out a letter with a mini-print, postcard, set of stickers, or a cute note!
  • All previous reward tiers!
Includes Discord rewards
V - Monthly Drawing Divination
$25 or more per month
Special offer of September 2018: One 5x7 fine art print of "Robyn Hood & the Tale of Reparations" or "Eternal Moon". One 4x6 photo print sent to you in the mail. 


Includes

  • One postcard sized original drawing from "Dance of the Summoner" every other month of the year.
  • A 15% discount off of my originals and prints.
  • Access to exclusive prints. Typically I don't make prints of my traditional work. But this tier allows you to purchase individual prints from "Dance of the Summoner"
  • All previous reward tiers!
Includes Discord rewards
VI - Pigments & Paints
$55 or more per month
Special offer of September 2018: One 5x7 fine art print of "Robyn Hood & the Tale of Reparations" or "Eternal Moon". One 4x6 photo print sent to you in the mail.
 

Includes
  • Pigments & Paints grants you access to a small original painting every other month. Every other month I'll send a small postcard sized painted sketch that's relevant to that month's Patreon illustration.
  • All previous reward tiers!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
53 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
"Dance of the Summoner"

With this Patreon I am exploring a world of illustrations inspired by Afro-diasporic and Nigerian mythology, Afrofuturism, and the magic to be found within the mundane and contemporary. Each month is a glimpse into my life as a QPOC artist, reclaiming and illustrating this pantheon of deities. My goal with this project is to sew together the sacred and fantastical, with afrofuturism, fashion, and the occasional C U T E spirit. But within this mythophoria, I'm also finding the very human and personal stories.



Ikenga, Protector of the Sands. Oils and Acrylic on Panel. 2018.


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~



Oshun Inc., Digital and Pencil piece based on "Oshun Inc." written by Jordan Ifueko


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 summer 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, previews, and Discord Channel. This tier is great for patrons who want casual process posts and early access to the finished artwork of the month.
Includes Discord rewards
II: Liberation Library
$5 or more per month
Special offer of September 2018: One 4x6 photo print sent to you in the mail.


Includes

  • Access to Odera's diary, sketchbook, and dance videos.
    With this tier you'll get in-depth process posts, journal entries, and dance videos. This tier is great for patrons who want a deeper look into my art practice, and the challenges that occur in and out of the studio. Most of these posts discuss art technique or the how intersectional identity effects my art practice.


  • All previous reward tiers!
Includes Discord rewards
III: Drawing Divination
$10 or more per month
Special offer of September 2018: One 5x7 fine art print of "Robyn Hood & the Tale of Reparations" or "Eternal Moon". One 4x6 photo print sent to you in the mail.

Includes
  • One-time postcard sized original drawing from "Dance of the Summoner". 
  • Monthly critiques on artwork and creative projects. Think of this as your personal Feedback Corner!
  • Access to purchasing exclusive prints and limited edition work. Typically I don't make prints of my originals or older work from the archive. This tier will allow you to purchase prints of originals and access to limited editions.
  • All previous reward tiers!
Includes Discord rewards
IV: Letters & Legends
$15 or more per month
Special offer of September 2018: One 5x7 fine art print of "Robyn Hood & the Tale of Reparations" or "Eternal Moon". One 4x6 photo print sent to you in the mail.
Includes
  • This reward tier grants you access to the mail club, Letters & Legends! Every month I will send out a letter with a mini-print, postcard, set of stickers, or a cute note!
  • All previous reward tiers!
Includes Discord rewards
V - Monthly Drawing Divination
$25 or more per month
Special offer of September 2018: One 5x7 fine art print of "Robyn Hood & the Tale of Reparations" or "Eternal Moon". One 4x6 photo print sent to you in the mail. 


Includes

  • One postcard sized original drawing from "Dance of the Summoner" every other month of the year.
  • A 15% discount off of my originals and prints.
  • Access to exclusive prints. Typically I don't make prints of my traditional work. But this tier allows you to purchase individual prints from "Dance of the Summoner"
  • All previous reward tiers!
Includes Discord rewards
VI - Pigments & Paints
$55 or more per month
Special offer of September 2018: One 5x7 fine art print of "Robyn Hood & the Tale of Reparations" or "Eternal Moon". One 4x6 photo print sent to you in the mail.
 

Includes
  • Pigments & Paints grants you access to a small original painting every other month. Every other month I'll send a small postcard sized painted sketch that's relevant to that month's Patreon illustration.
  • All previous reward tiers!
Includes Discord rewards