Thomas Schmall is creating Line Art
3

patrons

$9
per each month

I am Thomas Schmall - and I love to draw!
If you support me on my art journey, you can win a drawing each month and get exclusive access to my work.

I create ink artworks and related art projects. And I want to share the results and know-how.
With patreon you can help making this real with small amounts of support every month - and receive rewards as thank you.

Show your support and get early or exclusive access to ink artworks!

For a raffle ticket to win one the original ink studies each month!
Plus the early access to artworks!

For tutorials, info's about tools, and progress pictures.
And 3 tickets for the raffle!

To receive two signed postcard-sized prints each month!
Plus access to high-resolution pictures - and 10 raffle chances!




I grew up in Germany - always drawing. When it came to earning money I joined the games industry. Eventually I moved to the Netherlands, where I created art for big game projects (like Gears of War and Unreal Tournament). When the crisis hit us, I used it as a opportunity to try new things: I started going into traditional arts. Creating oil paintings and watercolors and showing them at exhibitions in the Netherlands and in Japan.



I'm still in Amsterdam - often working as freelancer, for games and illustrations. And a lot of my time goes into promoting my artworks, talking to galleries or selling on markets. So it is tough to scrape up the time and resources on actually progress, and create detailed, high quality line-artworks. And it's tough to go this path alone.



That's where you come in! When you chip in a little bit to the tip-jar, then I can spend a little more time drawing and sharing what I learned.
And I see this also as a chance to get in better contact with the audience. I don't just wiggle my pictures out on twitter in the hope someone notices, but rather have discussions with people that care about this art.

Patreon makes this easy - and safe, since you can set limits and cancel at any time. If you're not sure how it works, check this short clip by the makers. and patreon's handy FAQ.



One of my goals is to get collaborations going. Maybe with other artists on patreon - so if you're up for it, shoot me a message. Maybe working on an image half-half. Or sharing a topic. This can also go between disciplines - like music or written word.



This isn't just about some drawings. Those are the core this project will turn around - but black and white lineart leaves so much room for experimentation that I want to explore if I get the chance. How about animations? How about adding drawings to 3D objects? How about little games in hand drawn styles? How about real world objects covered in drawings.



But it's not about the look either. I want to push what you can make with this simple medium: how complex can you go with just a line? What feelings can I evoke through patterns of black and white? Can I dissolve any object into patterns? Can I maybe merge rhythm and melody into a drawing? ...

This is a long path ahead of us - and your support and input will be essential.

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per each month
1 patron
Show your support and get early access to the monthly (and later bi-weekly) ink studies!



You''ll get early access to drawings. Some will stay exclusive to my Patreon followers. And you can now also join in on the discussions and polls. $1 is a great way to show you like to support my work. Thank you!

Pledge $3 or more per each month
2 patrons
Enter a raffle to win the originals of the original ink studies! And get the early access to new artworks!



Since I promise to create one A5 ink study every month (and later every two weeks), you'll get a chance to win the original! I will sign it personally and ship it to you by mail. I'm just starting this - so whoever enters first gets the best chances.

The first reward is included: The access to participation and to exclusive art.
Pledge $8 or more per each month
0 patrons
Behind-the-scene insight: Get access to sketches and early steps of bigger artworks while I work on them. Plus tutorials and infos about my materials. Plus 3 tickets for the raffle!



This means you'll get exclusive work-in-progress photos, tutorials, details about the tools I use and explanations about my process.
Some tutorials I will later make available to the public - but since you help bring them about, you get them months earlier.
And the upper rewards are again included: Early access to all content, and the Patreon exclusive ink-studies.
Pledge $25 or more per each month
0 patrons
I'll personally send you printed Postcards of the monthly (or bi-weekly) studies - and you get 10 Raffle tickets to win the originals!
And gain access to exclusive high resolution images.



I'll print each of finished ink studies on postcards and send to your address at the end of the month (once I have enough support that will be two drawings per month).
You're also entering the raffle to win the original just as the earlier tiers - but with 10 tickets, for the price of 8.

Even if you're not the winner this month: everyone that supports me this much gets access to high resolution files of my artworks - published nowhere else. Of course, all lower perks like the tutorials, the sketches, and the early access are part of the reward.
Pledge $100 or more per each month
0 of 5 patrons
I will give feedback to your art or portfolio.



Send me your art, and I can either write you a detailed opinion about how to improve - or have a ca. one hour Skype session with personal feedback. This can be specific about a piece. It can be about your general development - or about a portfolio you want to use.
On top of that you will get all awards above: Sketches, high-resolution files, tutorials and the ten tickets to the raffle.
Pledge $200 or more per each month
0 of 5 patrons
You'll receive an artwork personally crafted for you!



- you can either set a topic (by giving two words or a saying/quote as inspiration)
- or you can get a hand drawn portrait (send me a photo, or if you're in town I can paint you in real life)
I will sign it for you and send you the original.

This includes all the former rewards, except the portfolio feedback: All access, all sketches, the high-resolution images, tutorials and the ten tickets to the raffle.
Goals
$9 of $30 per each month
When this milestone is reached, I can guarantee to create one A5 sized ink study every month (that's 8 x 5 inch). Supporters from $3 on can win these in the raffles.
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I am Thomas Schmall - and I love to draw!
If you support me on my art journey, you can win a drawing each month and get exclusive access to my work.

I create ink artworks and related art projects. And I want to share the results and know-how.
With patreon you can help making this real with small amounts of support every month - and receive rewards as thank you.

Show your support and get early or exclusive access to ink artworks!

For a raffle ticket to win one the original ink studies each month!
Plus the early access to artworks!

For tutorials, info's about tools, and progress pictures.
And 3 tickets for the raffle!

To receive two signed postcard-sized prints each month!
Plus access to high-resolution pictures - and 10 raffle chances!




I grew up in Germany - always drawing. When it came to earning money I joined the games industry. Eventually I moved to the Netherlands, where I created art for big game projects (like Gears of War and Unreal Tournament). When the crisis hit us, I used it as a opportunity to try new things: I started going into traditional arts. Creating oil paintings and watercolors and showing them at exhibitions in the Netherlands and in Japan.



I'm still in Amsterdam - often working as freelancer, for games and illustrations. And a lot of my time goes into promoting my artworks, talking to galleries or selling on markets. So it is tough to scrape up the time and resources on actually progress, and create detailed, high quality line-artworks. And it's tough to go this path alone.



That's where you come in! When you chip in a little bit to the tip-jar, then I can spend a little more time drawing and sharing what I learned.
And I see this also as a chance to get in better contact with the audience. I don't just wiggle my pictures out on twitter in the hope someone notices, but rather have discussions with people that care about this art.

Patreon makes this easy - and safe, since you can set limits and cancel at any time. If you're not sure how it works, check this short clip by the makers. and patreon's handy FAQ.



One of my goals is to get collaborations going. Maybe with other artists on patreon - so if you're up for it, shoot me a message. Maybe working on an image half-half. Or sharing a topic. This can also go between disciplines - like music or written word.



This isn't just about some drawings. Those are the core this project will turn around - but black and white lineart leaves so much room for experimentation that I want to explore if I get the chance. How about animations? How about adding drawings to 3D objects? How about little games in hand drawn styles? How about real world objects covered in drawings.



But it's not about the look either. I want to push what you can make with this simple medium: how complex can you go with just a line? What feelings can I evoke through patterns of black and white? Can I dissolve any object into patterns? Can I maybe merge rhythm and melody into a drawing? ...

This is a long path ahead of us - and your support and input will be essential.

Recent posts by Thomas Schmall

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per each month
1 patron
Show your support and get early access to the monthly (and later bi-weekly) ink studies!



You''ll get early access to drawings. Some will stay exclusive to my Patreon followers. And you can now also join in on the discussions and polls. $1 is a great way to show you like to support my work. Thank you!

Pledge $3 or more per each month
2 patrons
Enter a raffle to win the originals of the original ink studies! And get the early access to new artworks!



Since I promise to create one A5 ink study every month (and later every two weeks), you'll get a chance to win the original! I will sign it personally and ship it to you by mail. I'm just starting this - so whoever enters first gets the best chances.

The first reward is included: The access to participation and to exclusive art.
Pledge $8 or more per each month
0 patrons
Behind-the-scene insight: Get access to sketches and early steps of bigger artworks while I work on them. Plus tutorials and infos about my materials. Plus 3 tickets for the raffle!



This means you'll get exclusive work-in-progress photos, tutorials, details about the tools I use and explanations about my process.
Some tutorials I will later make available to the public - but since you help bring them about, you get them months earlier.
And the upper rewards are again included: Early access to all content, and the Patreon exclusive ink-studies.
Pledge $25 or more per each month
0 patrons
I'll personally send you printed Postcards of the monthly (or bi-weekly) studies - and you get 10 Raffle tickets to win the originals!
And gain access to exclusive high resolution images.



I'll print each of finished ink studies on postcards and send to your address at the end of the month (once I have enough support that will be two drawings per month).
You're also entering the raffle to win the original just as the earlier tiers - but with 10 tickets, for the price of 8.

Even if you're not the winner this month: everyone that supports me this much gets access to high resolution files of my artworks - published nowhere else. Of course, all lower perks like the tutorials, the sketches, and the early access are part of the reward.
Pledge $100 or more per each month
0 of 5 patrons
I will give feedback to your art or portfolio.



Send me your art, and I can either write you a detailed opinion about how to improve - or have a ca. one hour Skype session with personal feedback. This can be specific about a piece. It can be about your general development - or about a portfolio you want to use.
On top of that you will get all awards above: Sketches, high-resolution files, tutorials and the ten tickets to the raffle.
Pledge $200 or more per each month
0 of 5 patrons
You'll receive an artwork personally crafted for you!



- you can either set a topic (by giving two words or a saying/quote as inspiration)
- or you can get a hand drawn portrait (send me a photo, or if you're in town I can paint you in real life)
I will sign it for you and send you the original.

This includes all the former rewards, except the portfolio feedback: All access, all sketches, the high-resolution images, tutorials and the ten tickets to the raffle.