Cassandra Aponte is creating Fantasy and Horror Art
35

patrons

$189
per month
Who are you? I'm Cassandra Aponte, aka TeknicolorTiger, aka Haligren/Howligren, formerly known as Rare-Form. I'm originally from Virginia, but emigrated to Canada in 2004, graduated UNBC/ECUAD 2013 with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts and Creative Writing, and now work part time as a retail associate. Currently I reside in Vancouver, BC with my husband and my cat, Sana.

What's This Patreon For? Basically, this Patreon will aid in supporting me fill the financial gap between commissions and my day job and to help give me more time to dedicate to my own personal projects. Time that I previously have not been able to give myself. This will mostly include developing my headworld for "Creatures of Alchemy", a gothic horror graphic novel featuring werewolves surviving in the 1940s.

              
Some 'Creatures of Alchemy' art.

But I'll also be working at a few other smaller, short-term projects I'd like to pick at including a short, highly stylized, comic called "Rabbit Hearts" that will also feature werewolves. Why werewolves? Because werewolves are AWESOME! Not as much into werewolves? Well that's okay, I've got another project called "A Cat Named Dog" featuring anthropomorphic cats in a Steampunk-style setting that I've also been meaning to develop further as well.

              
            
Some pages from a short manga I did for a university Japanese language course. The catalyst for 'A Cat Named Dog,' the style will no doubt change a bit as I continue to develop it.

As you can see, I've got a lot of personal stuff that's just been burning a hole on that backburner for a while! But I've had precious little time (and as we all know time=money) to really work on any of it.

What's In It For Me? So what do my precious patrons get if they pledge? Much of my stuff will be exclusive to Patreon pledgers only since I've been very hesitant to share much of it with the rest of the world (I tend to be a very private person). Patreon pledgers will get exclusive access to sketches and WIPs that I will post no where else online! First-access to comics, prints, and related accessories (such as bookmarks, stickers, etc.) You'll be able to help direct me in my work, offering up suggestions on what I should draw in relation to my projects - what YOU'D like to see me develop further. Livestreams that only my patrons will have access to, tutorials, one-on-one livestreams, as well as exclusive access to items that I won't be selling anywhere else (such as my tiny, Wolfsbane and Lycanthropus labelled glass bottle pendants!). And discounted commission slots exclusive to Patreon patrons!

                   
Itty bitty bottle pendants! With labels! :O

When Will I Be Charged? Patrons will be charged the first of every month. Once all funds are received, I'll distribute the goodies!

What Will My Money Be Going Towards? Basically you'd be helping me make my dreams come true while also improving my quality of life. Not only will the funds be going towards improving my quality and frequency of work - stuff that YOU enjoy - it will also be going towards things like helping me to afford a bigger and better apartment, pay off existing debts, afford better art supplies, becoming a published author/artist, and save up for attending conventions as a vendor! In fact, that's pretty much my current goals in life.

Isn't some of your stuff NSFW? Yes! Though I do not draw erotica, I do sometimes depict gore and nudity in my work. I do rate my work as for mature audiences.
                                    

I just want to thank everyone in advance for helping me out! I will do whatever I can to pay you guys back for everything you give me!
Rewards
Pledge $2 or more per month
32 patrons
By donating any amount you like - starting at a minimum of $2 - you get access to the following:
  • My Patreon Sketchbook.
  • Exclusive sneak peeks at comic and writing projects.
  • Access to the finished product, such as illustrations, comics, before anyone else.
  • Ability to make suggestions for sketches!
  • Exclusive giveaways!
  • Patrons will get special offers on commissions and will get first dibs on commission slots!
  • Patrons get first dibs on any real media artwork that goes up for sale.
  • Hi-resolution, watermark-free downloads!
Goals
$189 of $200 per month
Once this goal is reached, I can guarantee a full color illustration every month, plus prints of said full color illustrations and other pieces. I can also begin to save up for new art supplies.
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Who are you? I'm Cassandra Aponte, aka TeknicolorTiger, aka Haligren/Howligren, formerly known as Rare-Form. I'm originally from Virginia, but emigrated to Canada in 2004, graduated UNBC/ECUAD 2013 with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts and Creative Writing, and now work part time as a retail associate. Currently I reside in Vancouver, BC with my husband and my cat, Sana.

What's This Patreon For? Basically, this Patreon will aid in supporting me fill the financial gap between commissions and my day job and to help give me more time to dedicate to my own personal projects. Time that I previously have not been able to give myself. This will mostly include developing my headworld for "Creatures of Alchemy", a gothic horror graphic novel featuring werewolves surviving in the 1940s.

              
Some 'Creatures of Alchemy' art.

But I'll also be working at a few other smaller, short-term projects I'd like to pick at including a short, highly stylized, comic called "Rabbit Hearts" that will also feature werewolves. Why werewolves? Because werewolves are AWESOME! Not as much into werewolves? Well that's okay, I've got another project called "A Cat Named Dog" featuring anthropomorphic cats in a Steampunk-style setting that I've also been meaning to develop further as well.

              
            
Some pages from a short manga I did for a university Japanese language course. The catalyst for 'A Cat Named Dog,' the style will no doubt change a bit as I continue to develop it.

As you can see, I've got a lot of personal stuff that's just been burning a hole on that backburner for a while! But I've had precious little time (and as we all know time=money) to really work on any of it.

What's In It For Me? So what do my precious patrons get if they pledge? Much of my stuff will be exclusive to Patreon pledgers only since I've been very hesitant to share much of it with the rest of the world (I tend to be a very private person). Patreon pledgers will get exclusive access to sketches and WIPs that I will post no where else online! First-access to comics, prints, and related accessories (such as bookmarks, stickers, etc.) You'll be able to help direct me in my work, offering up suggestions on what I should draw in relation to my projects - what YOU'D like to see me develop further. Livestreams that only my patrons will have access to, tutorials, one-on-one livestreams, as well as exclusive access to items that I won't be selling anywhere else (such as my tiny, Wolfsbane and Lycanthropus labelled glass bottle pendants!). And discounted commission slots exclusive to Patreon patrons!

                   
Itty bitty bottle pendants! With labels! :O

When Will I Be Charged? Patrons will be charged the first of every month. Once all funds are received, I'll distribute the goodies!

What Will My Money Be Going Towards? Basically you'd be helping me make my dreams come true while also improving my quality of life. Not only will the funds be going towards improving my quality and frequency of work - stuff that YOU enjoy - it will also be going towards things like helping me to afford a bigger and better apartment, pay off existing debts, afford better art supplies, becoming a published author/artist, and save up for attending conventions as a vendor! In fact, that's pretty much my current goals in life.

Isn't some of your stuff NSFW? Yes! Though I do not draw erotica, I do sometimes depict gore and nudity in my work. I do rate my work as for mature audiences.
                                    

I just want to thank everyone in advance for helping me out! I will do whatever I can to pay you guys back for everything you give me!

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Rewards
Pledge $2 or more per month
32 patrons
By donating any amount you like - starting at a minimum of $2 - you get access to the following:
  • My Patreon Sketchbook.
  • Exclusive sneak peeks at comic and writing projects.
  • Access to the finished product, such as illustrations, comics, before anyone else.
  • Ability to make suggestions for sketches!
  • Exclusive giveaways!
  • Patrons will get special offers on commissions and will get first dibs on commission slots!
  • Patrons get first dibs on any real media artwork that goes up for sale.
  • Hi-resolution, watermark-free downloads!