Skotti Kimble is creating Art
67
patrons
$785
per month
While I've gone to college twice and walked away with two separate Master's as well as a Bachelor's of Arts, I've come to discover that well-paying jobs for people with my skill set are shockingly few and far between. Rather than give up on my dreams of doing art for a living, though, I've done my best to survive as a self-employed artist for the past few years. Recently, though, I've become aware of a rather unfortunate catch-22 when it comes to attempting to make money off original content:
  • If you sit at your computer all day working to create a universe that you can hopefully monetize at some point in the future, you have no money to live off of.
  • If you sit at your computer all day doing work for others so you have money to live off of, you end up so burnt out that you don't want to spend your free time creating a universe of your own.
I have ideas for fan comics. I have ideas for original comics. I have ideas for print series, and wall scrolls, and keychains, and even a few for assorted wearables. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to sit down and flesh ANY of them out into something commercially viable because I'm stuck bouncing from project to project to project to project to make sure that I have a roof over my head and food on the table.

I want your help to change that.

Right now, I'm going to focus everything my generous patrons are willing to give me on ensuring that I won't be caught flat-footed by a hardware failure in my aging primary work machine. After that? I plan to restructure my Goals, and use any and all funds raised to chip away at my living expenses. The less I have to rely on corporate work to survive, the more time I can spend bringing my myriad ideas to life... and to your computers.

I mean seriously, would you rather me spend five hours arranging required safety labels on a doll box? Or creating stuff like this?


You can find many more samples of my work here:
DeviantArt
Tumblr
Hentai Foundry (NSFW)
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
First of all, you'll have my undying thanks for helping simplify my life and making it easier for me to spend more time working on my own art and ideas. Additionally, you'll gain access to the basic level of my Patreon Activity Feed, which includes news, thoughts on future projects, random musings, and the occasional sketch or two.

Pledge $3 or more per month
In addition to my undying thanks and the basic feed, you'll also receive a biweekly ZIP file chock full of art ranging from sketches to finished pieces. Please note that commercial projects - be they corporate or for individuals - will not be included in this package unless the owner consents and so the amount of content may vary from ZIP to ZIP.

Fine print: To satisfy certain requirement within Patreon, you will start receiving notifications of ZIP files after your first payment has processed. In other words, if you sponsor me on the 8th of a month, you will not be added to the mailing lists until the 4th of the following month after your first payment has cleared. ZIP files might come more frequently than anticipated if a lull in commercial work allows me to spend more time on personal projects.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Who needs JPGs when you can have the uncompressed original files? PSDs and LIP (MangaStudio) files will be made available on a biweekly basis for all pieces that I've worked on in the previous seven days. Please note that commercial projects - be they corporate or for individuals - will not be included in this package unless the owner consents and so the amount of content may vary from ZIP to ZIP.

Fine print: To satisfy certain requirement within Patreon, you will start receiving notifications of ZIP files after your first payment has processed. In other words, if you sponsor me on the 8th of a month, you will not be added to the mailing lists until the 4th of the following month after your first payment has cleared. ZIP files might come more frequently than anticipated if a lull in commercial work allows me to spend more time on personal projects.
Pledge $10 or more per month
On top of what the $5 tier receives, the $10 tier will receive a single character sketch commission.

(Fine Print: These commissions will be one character with no background or colors)
Pledge $25 or more per month
(sold out!)
All the rewards as the $10 tier, but instead of a sketch commission, you will get one full color bust commission.

Pledge $50 or more per month
(sold out!)
Everything from the $5 tier, and your choice of two full-color bust commissions or one single character color commission as well asaaccess to speed paints of your commission.
Pledge $100 or more per month
(sold out!)
All of the rewards except for the $50 tier... because instead of a one-person, full color commission? You get...
A two-person, full color commission of your choice.The full-resolution PSD of your commission.A signed, one-off print of your commission mailed to your house.Exclusive access to a YouTube speedpaint video (≈10-15 minutes) of your piece from start to finish, to share or horde as you please.
Goals
$750 – reached! per month
Sooo... I get to this point I'll be able to crank out a guaranteed 4 pages a month.
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While I've gone to college twice and walked away with two separate Master's as well as a Bachelor's of Arts, I've come to discover that well-paying jobs for people with my skill set are shockingly few and far between. Rather than give up on my dreams of doing art for a living, though, I've done my best to survive as a self-employed artist for the past few years. Recently, though, I've become aware of a rather unfortunate catch-22 when it comes to attempting to make money off original content:
  • If you sit at your computer all day working to create a universe that you can hopefully monetize at some point in the future, you have no money to live off of.
  • If you sit at your computer all day doing work for others so you have money to live off of, you end up so burnt out that you don't want to spend your free time creating a universe of your own.
I have ideas for fan comics. I have ideas for original comics. I have ideas for print series, and wall scrolls, and keychains, and even a few for assorted wearables. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to sit down and flesh ANY of them out into something commercially viable because I'm stuck bouncing from project to project to project to project to make sure that I have a roof over my head and food on the table.

I want your help to change that.

Right now, I'm going to focus everything my generous patrons are willing to give me on ensuring that I won't be caught flat-footed by a hardware failure in my aging primary work machine. After that? I plan to restructure my Goals, and use any and all funds raised to chip away at my living expenses. The less I have to rely on corporate work to survive, the more time I can spend bringing my myriad ideas to life... and to your computers.

I mean seriously, would you rather me spend five hours arranging required safety labels on a doll box? Or creating stuff like this?


You can find many more samples of my work here:
DeviantArt
Tumblr
Hentai Foundry (NSFW)

Recent posts by Skotti Kimble

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
First of all, you'll have my undying thanks for helping simplify my life and making it easier for me to spend more time working on my own art and ideas. Additionally, you'll gain access to the basic level of my Patreon Activity Feed, which includes news, thoughts on future projects, random musings, and the occasional sketch or two.

Pledge $3 or more per month
In addition to my undying thanks and the basic feed, you'll also receive a biweekly ZIP file chock full of art ranging from sketches to finished pieces. Please note that commercial projects - be they corporate or for individuals - will not be included in this package unless the owner consents and so the amount of content may vary from ZIP to ZIP.

Fine print: To satisfy certain requirement within Patreon, you will start receiving notifications of ZIP files after your first payment has processed. In other words, if you sponsor me on the 8th of a month, you will not be added to the mailing lists until the 4th of the following month after your first payment has cleared. ZIP files might come more frequently than anticipated if a lull in commercial work allows me to spend more time on personal projects.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Who needs JPGs when you can have the uncompressed original files? PSDs and LIP (MangaStudio) files will be made available on a biweekly basis for all pieces that I've worked on in the previous seven days. Please note that commercial projects - be they corporate or for individuals - will not be included in this package unless the owner consents and so the amount of content may vary from ZIP to ZIP.

Fine print: To satisfy certain requirement within Patreon, you will start receiving notifications of ZIP files after your first payment has processed. In other words, if you sponsor me on the 8th of a month, you will not be added to the mailing lists until the 4th of the following month after your first payment has cleared. ZIP files might come more frequently than anticipated if a lull in commercial work allows me to spend more time on personal projects.
Pledge $10 or more per month
On top of what the $5 tier receives, the $10 tier will receive a single character sketch commission.

(Fine Print: These commissions will be one character with no background or colors)
Pledge $25 or more per month
(sold out!)
All the rewards as the $10 tier, but instead of a sketch commission, you will get one full color bust commission.

Pledge $50 or more per month
(sold out!)
Everything from the $5 tier, and your choice of two full-color bust commissions or one single character color commission as well asaaccess to speed paints of your commission.
Pledge $100 or more per month
(sold out!)
All of the rewards except for the $50 tier... because instead of a one-person, full color commission? You get...
A two-person, full color commission of your choice.The full-resolution PSD of your commission.A signed, one-off print of your commission mailed to your house.Exclusive access to a YouTube speedpaint video (≈10-15 minutes) of your piece from start to finish, to share or horde as you please.