Toki Ima is creating Sketches, Doodles, Historical Artwork Studies, Painted Masks
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Through repeated encouragement of various friends, I've finally begun to think more seriously about utilizing my skills via a career as a freelance artist. I'd also like to one day be capable of creating video tutorials on various art techniques. Unfortunately, I lack a lot of the technological tools necessary for some of the artwork I would like to make. I also, naturally, lack the money to get said tools -- starving artists, and all. 

Thus, it was decided that I'd put myself out there, and see what happens. The current goal is to raise money for new digital art equipment, and the software and desk/laptops which run it. Eventually, I'd like to get a proper camera and start making art tutorials (given enough interest) on genres ranging from art of the middles ages, Japanese and Chinese art, as well as random techniques, tricks I've learned, and so on. In the meantime, I'm trying to make some extra money with drawing commissions. Check out my prices and examples here: Toki's Art Portfolio (and Commissions!)

WHAT YOU WILL BE FUNDING:

First on the list is a Wacom tablet, so that I may create more art in the digital medium. I eventually want to get a decent camera so that I can film time lapses and, eventually, tutorials -- I'm very much a fan of sharing knowledge, and if it helps someone to make art, I'm totally for it!  
Thanks for stopping by!
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Pledge $5 or more per month
For $5 a month, you'll get access to my Patrons Only posts, which will include artwork that won't be seen on any of my other social media platforms. You'll get to see the good, the bad, and the ugly of my art, with nothing hidden from view: any artist's worst nightmare. You'll also see my handwritten notes on my process of creation, including topics such as why I drew what I drew, what technical areas I hoped to improve upon, or what inspired me to put ink to paper.
Pledge $10 or more per month
For $10 a month, you'll get the $5 reward along with a signed sketch. Said sketch will be on paper size of my choosing. It will be scanned and you will have a digital copy.
Pledge $20 or more per month
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For $20 a month, you'll receive the benefits of $5 and $10/month, only you will have more say in what I draw for you. A physical copy of the original will be signed and shipped to you if so desired. The art will be black and white. No more than two hours will be spent on this drawing.
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All of the above, only instead of sticking to black and white, I will add some colors and simple shading. No more than three hours will be spent on this drawing.
Pledge $100 or more per month
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All of the above, only I will go all out on your personalized artwork with no time constraints or limits on color!
Goals
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NOTE: I am NOT asking for this amount on a monthly basis! Though that's apparently how Patreon works. I'm still trying to figure all of this out, so please bear with me!

While most people know me through my art work on both paper and fencing masks alike, I would like to branch out to the digital side. I currently have a laptop that will not support most of the systems I would like to run.. As art is something that I love, I'd like to make it my way of living, even if it's only supplemental to something else that's a little more mainstream. The audiences I will likely be targeting tend to prefer the digital medium, which puts my usual, more traditional methods of making art unappealing to the majority. (I have zero plans to abandon the traditional mediums, though. Long may they reign!)

I'm not trying to get anything top of the line, even though that would be amazing. I simply want to get started and, hopefully, generate enough interest in commissions so that I can provide for myself better than I am able to now.

What I will need:

Drawing tablet:
Intuos Pro Pen & Touch, Medium
$349.95

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Through repeated encouragement of various friends, I've finally begun to think more seriously about utilizing my skills via a career as a freelance artist. I'd also like to one day be capable of creating video tutorials on various art techniques. Unfortunately, I lack a lot of the technological tools necessary for some of the artwork I would like to make. I also, naturally, lack the money to get said tools -- starving artists, and all. 

Thus, it was decided that I'd put myself out there, and see what happens. The current goal is to raise money for new digital art equipment, and the software and desk/laptops which run it. Eventually, I'd like to get a proper camera and start making art tutorials (given enough interest) on genres ranging from art of the middles ages, Japanese and Chinese art, as well as random techniques, tricks I've learned, and so on. In the meantime, I'm trying to make some extra money with drawing commissions. Check out my prices and examples here: Toki's Art Portfolio (and Commissions!)

WHAT YOU WILL BE FUNDING:

First on the list is a Wacom tablet, so that I may create more art in the digital medium. I eventually want to get a decent camera so that I can film time lapses and, eventually, tutorials -- I'm very much a fan of sharing knowledge, and if it helps someone to make art, I'm totally for it!  
Thanks for stopping by!

Recent posts by Toki Ima

Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per month
For $5 a month, you'll get access to my Patrons Only posts, which will include artwork that won't be seen on any of my other social media platforms. You'll get to see the good, the bad, and the ugly of my art, with nothing hidden from view: any artist's worst nightmare. You'll also see my handwritten notes on my process of creation, including topics such as why I drew what I drew, what technical areas I hoped to improve upon, or what inspired me to put ink to paper.
Pledge $10 or more per month
For $10 a month, you'll get the $5 reward along with a signed sketch. Said sketch will be on paper size of my choosing. It will be scanned and you will have a digital copy.
Pledge $20 or more per month
only 10 left
For $20 a month, you'll receive the benefits of $5 and $10/month, only you will have more say in what I draw for you. A physical copy of the original will be signed and shipped to you if so desired. The art will be black and white. No more than two hours will be spent on this drawing.
Pledge $50 or more per month
only 5 left
All of the above, only instead of sticking to black and white, I will add some colors and simple shading. No more than three hours will be spent on this drawing.
Pledge $100 or more per month
only 3 left
All of the above, only I will go all out on your personalized artwork with no time constraints or limits on color!