Odera Igbokwe

is creating Illustrations, Mythophoria, and Reclamations of identity

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I: Alchemy Access

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Process (via text and images)

  • This tier will give you access to my Patreon feed, where I document the process of my artwork each month. This tier is great for patrons who want to see how my images are made from start to finish each month.
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II: Liberation Library

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Video Content (Timelapse process, dance videos, sketchbook tours, vlogs, etc)

  • This tier will give you access to any video content that I create. Each month will be at least one timelapse video delving into the art-making process. Additional content will include sketchbook tours, video diaries, and  the occasional dance video.
    This tier is great for patrons who want a deeper look into my art practice, and to see the challenges that occur in and out of the studio. 
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III: The Archivalist

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Odera's Artist Archives (2003-now) & Postcard Pack

 


  • The Archives.
    I am currently building an inventory of my earliest artworks (2003) until now. This tier will give you access to viewing that inventory as I build it, as well as monthly posts where I give art tips, advice, and critique to my former self.

  • Bi-Annual Postcard Pack.
    Twice a year you will receive a personal package of goodies and merchandise from me. The contents include mini-prints, postcards, stickers, zines, and or personalized letters/drawings.
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About Odera Igbokwe

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About the Project
"Dance of the Summoner"

"Dance of the Summoner" is a series of painted illustrations that reclaims and reimagines moments when the veil between the spirit world and our world becomes a bit more transparent. With this Patreon I am exploring and centering Afrodiasporic mythology, Africanjujuism, Afrofuturism, and the magic to be found within the mundane. Each month is a glimpse into my life as a QPOC artist as I build a new body of work. My goal with this project is to weave together my personal connection to these ancient narratives with Afrofuturist visions that provide communal healing and visions of possibility. 


Oya's Gate, Empress of the Winds. Acrylic on Panel. 2017


Why Patreon?

Your support on Patreon will provide me with the resources to create more inclusive illustrations. My work centers people of the African Diaspora, Black people, and Queer People of Color. So often our stories and images are either underrepresented or misrepresented. With your support I can create more artworks that go beyond one singular story, and explore a broad and expansive palette of joy, the fantastic, the mundane, black resilience, intersectionality, and all the beautiful nuances in between.



Heartwood. Oils on board. 16x24 inches. 2019.
Illustration for Heartwood: Non-Binary Tales of Sylvan Fantasy 
Featuring some of the characters from "Dance of the Summoner"


About Me
Hello there! My name is  Odera Igbokwe and I am an illustrator and Painter. I am currently living on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional homelands of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples (aka Vancouver, BC). 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!"
So now as an illustrator, I create for clients, galleries, and personal work directly from me to you that is deeply soulful and intersectional. My artwork is a  work is a celebration of the fullness of self, the power to envision, and Fantasy as a gateway to healing from collective and generational traumas.

You can learn more about me and my artwork at www.odera.net



Odera Redesigns the cast of Sailor Moon. 

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If we reach 100 patrons, we will have a 100 patrons celebration! Perhaps a live event with Q & A?
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