Studio Mikarts is creating illustration
4
patrons
$18
per month


About Studio Mikarts

Mikarts is the art studio of Denise Hutchins, commonly known by her online alias "Mika" (みか). She specializes in creating two-dimensional works of fine art and illustration that are often cute & colorful and always detailed & distinct. She utilizes a variety of physical media such as ink, colored pencil, marker, and watercolor, as well as digital programs including Photoshop and Manga Studio. Her art is made with the intent to inspire optimism in, bring happiness to, and elicit positive emotions from her audience. If you find yourself smiling, nodding, or cooing at her creations, her work is successfully done.



The Purpose of Patreon
The artist-patron relationship has existed for centuries.  Thanks to the Patreon platform, the modern idea of crowd-funding has been married with the classic idea of patronage, allowing artists to create more of their best work through the support of a worldwide audience.  Studio Mikarts is using this system to focus on the creation of intricate illustrations and truly fine art.  Building a career on this type of work is Mika's dream.  Patreon gives her the freedom to stop creating art that might sell fast but isn't very substantial, eliminates the need to take commission work that isn't in line with her overall vision, and allows her to focus entirely on building a body of work that represents the very best she can offer--a full expression of her creativity and skill.



Patron Rewards System
The support tiers for Studio Mikarts all deliver awesome physical rewards (except the no-reward tier) that are produced and shipped immediately after the completion of each new illustration or major artwork.  All patrons receive regular updates on the current project so they will always know how close the next batch of rewards are.  Projects generally take 1-2 months to complete.  New patrons are charged once at their initial signup and will receive the appropriate reward from the previous finished piece.  Patrons are then charged once a month on or around the 1st.  Reward delivery coincides with the completion of new work, not the monthly billing cycle.



About the Artist

Not just an artist, Mika is an all-around otaku-geek, spending most of her personal time consuming all manner of media, including books, manga, anime, movies, and video games. She also loves to exercise and get outdoors whenever possible; her favorite activities include walking her dog, road/trail running, casual cycling, group gym classes, skating, and fitness video games. She is a staunch supporter of animal rights, environmental protection, and other causes for Mother Nature. She lives with her husband, Sean, and their many adorable pets.
Tiers
No Physical Reward
$1 or more per month
For patrons who want their contribution to be as effective as possible. No physical rewards will be sent. You will still have access to limited-time rewards as they are offered.


View the $1 Tier Breakdown

Postcard
$5 or more per month only 38 left
You will be mailed a postcard printed on premium glossy stock featuring each new piece as it is completed. Each beautiful postcard will include a handwritten thank-you message.


View the $5 Tier Breakdown

Postcards x3
$15 or more per month only 108 left
Three gorgeous, high-quality postcards featuring each newly finished piece will be mailed to you in an envelope.  All three will be blank.


 View the $15 Tier Breakdown 

Print
$45 or more per month
You will be sent a dazzling, full-size, museum-quality reproduction of each new piece as it is completed.
Print and Postcards
$60 or more per month
You will be sent a full-size print and three postcards after each new piece is completed.  Impress your friends both at home and abroad with your refined taste!
Goals
$18 of $75 per month
Studio Mikarts needs to earn this much to make a Treasure Valley Artists' Alliance membership not only possible but worthwhile. $75 a month would cover the annual membership fee as well as framing costs for the quarterly art shows that take place.
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About Studio Mikarts

Mikarts is the art studio of Denise Hutchins, commonly known by her online alias "Mika" (みか). She specializes in creating two-dimensional works of fine art and illustration that are often cute & colorful and always detailed & distinct. She utilizes a variety of physical media such as ink, colored pencil, marker, and watercolor, as well as digital programs including Photoshop and Manga Studio. Her art is made with the intent to inspire optimism in, bring happiness to, and elicit positive emotions from her audience. If you find yourself smiling, nodding, or cooing at her creations, her work is successfully done.



The Purpose of Patreon
The artist-patron relationship has existed for centuries.  Thanks to the Patreon platform, the modern idea of crowd-funding has been married with the classic idea of patronage, allowing artists to create more of their best work through the support of a worldwide audience.  Studio Mikarts is using this system to focus on the creation of intricate illustrations and truly fine art.  Building a career on this type of work is Mika's dream.  Patreon gives her the freedom to stop creating art that might sell fast but isn't very substantial, eliminates the need to take commission work that isn't in line with her overall vision, and allows her to focus entirely on building a body of work that represents the very best she can offer--a full expression of her creativity and skill.



Patron Rewards System
The support tiers for Studio Mikarts all deliver awesome physical rewards (except the no-reward tier) that are produced and shipped immediately after the completion of each new illustration or major artwork.  All patrons receive regular updates on the current project so they will always know how close the next batch of rewards are.  Projects generally take 1-2 months to complete.  New patrons are charged once at their initial signup and will receive the appropriate reward from the previous finished piece.  Patrons are then charged once a month on or around the 1st.  Reward delivery coincides with the completion of new work, not the monthly billing cycle.



About the Artist

Not just an artist, Mika is an all-around otaku-geek, spending most of her personal time consuming all manner of media, including books, manga, anime, movies, and video games. She also loves to exercise and get outdoors whenever possible; her favorite activities include walking her dog, road/trail running, casual cycling, group gym classes, skating, and fitness video games. She is a staunch supporter of animal rights, environmental protection, and other causes for Mother Nature. She lives with her husband, Sean, and their many adorable pets.

Recent posts by Studio Mikarts

Tiers
No Physical Reward
$1 or more per month
For patrons who want their contribution to be as effective as possible. No physical rewards will be sent. You will still have access to limited-time rewards as they are offered.


View the $1 Tier Breakdown

Postcard
$5 or more per month only 38 left
You will be mailed a postcard printed on premium glossy stock featuring each new piece as it is completed. Each beautiful postcard will include a handwritten thank-you message.


View the $5 Tier Breakdown

Postcards x3
$15 or more per month only 108 left
Three gorgeous, high-quality postcards featuring each newly finished piece will be mailed to you in an envelope.  All three will be blank.


 View the $15 Tier Breakdown 

Print
$45 or more per month
You will be sent a dazzling, full-size, museum-quality reproduction of each new piece as it is completed.
Print and Postcards
$60 or more per month
You will be sent a full-size print and three postcards after each new piece is completed.  Impress your friends both at home and abroad with your refined taste!