Roberta Ragona is creating Illustrations
27

patrons

$115
per new Lamentino illustration
Hi! My name is Roberta Ragona but it’s way easier to find me as Tostoini. I'm an illustrator with a soft spot for anthropology, sea animals and drawing food. I was born in Sardinia, I'm currently living in Milan (you know, the place in Italy with the Navigli and the big gothic cathedral in the middle).


I draw for magazines, books, advertising, websites and apps, exhibitions, and also for fun. I craft products featuring my artwork and imagery – find out more on my Etsy Shop. You can see my illustrations inside two of the beautiful children apps by Art Stories, World Food and Adventures in Ancient Egypt, and my first picture book is going to be released in the next months as a project for CasAmica Onlus, just to name a few of my most recent projects.
I love how much variety my work can provide, and it's grown and evolved with a lot of nudging and experimentation.


However, balancing projects for my clients often means that personal work gets put aside for months (sometimes for years). There are two projects that I have been dreaming of making for quite some time now. The first one is a picture book that I would love to develop as author as much as illustrator.

The second one is about my most beloved character, the Lamentino. "Lamentino" is a pun on the Italian name of the manatee: the manatee is called "Lamantino" in italiano, and "lamentarsi" means complaining, whining. So a "LamEntino" is a whining manatee. Why is he sad? I mean, he lives in the warm, soothing waters of tropical seashores, nibbling seaweeds in the sun!
I want to make more lamentino illustrations, and most of all I want to develop them for a picture book. 
Patreon is the space where you will access to my work in progress, my process posts and my visual research. With your support on Patreon I can have the ability to set aside some time to focus on my personal projects being confident to still be able to pay the bills! :)

Wanna help to make the world a place full of lamentini?
If you are not sure, but curious to give it a try, don’t worry: you can edit or cancel your pledge anytime you want.
If you'd like something in particular for your pledges, anything that I did not mention in the pledge description, feel free to share your thoughts with me!

Want to know more? Find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Tiers
Uffi - For $1
$1 or more per new Lamentino illustration 1 patron
UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER 2018


° A new Lamentino illustration per month (digital)

° Once a year: a signed Lamentino postcard with illustrations created just for my patreon supporters

° Once a year: a set of new stickers for telegram!


FROM JANUARY 2019


° A new manatee gif every month

° A desktop background for your computer and phone showing the current month page from "A year of disappointment" (digital)

° Once a year: a signed Lamentino postcard

° My eternal gratitude

I said "Uffi"! Someone? Anyone? - For $2
$2 or more per new Lamentino illustration 8 patrons
UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER 2018


° A new Lamentino illustration per month (digital)

° Once a year: a signed Lamentino postcard with illustrations created just for my patreon supporter AND a signed postcard with my illustrations. 

° Once a year: a set of new stickers for Telegram

° My eternal gratitude


FROM JANUARY 2019


° One physical copy - oh, the magic of paper! - of my 2019 calendar "A year of disappointment"

° A new manatee gif every month

° A desktop background for your computer and phone showing the current month page from "A year of disappointment" (digital)

° Every year: a signed Lamentino postcard

° My eternal gratitude


Be my Lamentine - For $4
$4 or more per new Lamentino illustration 13 patrons
UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER 2018


° A new Lamentino illustration per month (digital)

° Every 6 months: a signed Lamentino postcard with illustrations created just for my patreon supporters AND a signed postcard + pin or magnet or temporary tattoo or sticker with my illustrations. Check my Patreon posts to see what reward I’ll be sending that month!

° 10% OFF AT MY ETSY SHOP!

° Once a year: a set of new stickers for Telegram

° My eternal gratitude


FROM JANUARY 2019


° One physical copy - oh, the magic of paper! - of my 2019 calendar "A year of disappointment"

° A new manatee gif every month

° A desktop background for your computer and phone showing the current month page from "A year of disappointment" (digital)

° Every 6 months: a signed Lamentino postcard 

° 10% OFF ON MY ETSY SHOP!

° All of the sketches and final pages of my book projects, never to be released before submitting them to a publisher

° My eternal gratitude


Draw Me Like One of Your French Girls $8
$8 or more per new Lamentino illustration 3 patrons
UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER 2018


° A new Lamentino illustration per month (digital)

° Every 3 months: a signed Lamentino postcard with illustrations created just for my patreon supporters AND a signed postcard + pin or magnet or temporary tattoo or sticker with my illustrations. Check my Patreon posts to see what reward I’ll be sending that month!

° 20% OFF AT MY ONLINE SHOP!

° Every year a set of new stickers for Telegram

° My eternal gratitude


FROM JANUARY 2019


° One physical copy - oh, the magic of paper! - of "A year of disappointment" 

° A sheet of stickers or temporary tattoo 

° 1 item of your choice from the accessory section of my Threadless shop

° 20% OFF ON MY ETSY SHOP!

° A new manatee gif every month

° A desktop background for your computer and phone showing the current month page from "A year of disappointment" (digital)

° My eternal gratitude

° All of the sketches and final pages of my book projects, never to be released before submitting them to a publisher

° My eternal gratitude

Manateeming! - For $20
$20 or more per new Lamentino illustration 2 patrons
UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER 2018


° A new Lamentino illustration per month (digital)

° Every 3 months: a signed Lamentino postcard with illustrations created just for my patreon supporters AND a signed postcard + pin or magnet or temporary tattoo or sticker with my illustrations. Check my Patreon posts to see what reward I’ll be sending that month!

° 40% OFF AT MY ONLINE SHOP!

° After a year of subscription, I will design and print a tailor-made A3 illustration just for you!

° Every year a set of new stickers for Telegram

° My eternal gratitude


FROM JANUARY 2019


° All the above (gifs, calendar desktop backgrounds, gratitude), plus:

° One physical copy - oh, the magic of paper! - of "A year of disappointment" 

° A sheet of stickers or temporary tattoo 

° 1 item of your choice from the accessory section of my Threadless shop

° 40% OFF ON MY ETSY SHOP!

° All of the sketches and final pages of my book projects, never to be released before submitting them to a publisher

° After a year of subscription, I will design and print a tailor-made A3 illustration just for you (or we can discuss a different reward of the same range, made just for you or from my Threadless shop)


Goals
$115 of $300 per new Lamentino illustration
This will cover most of business expenses, and allow me to explore some areas of illustration I always wanted to study but I never had the time to explore: pattern design for paper and textile goods. I will celebrate this goal with a special pattern-inspired reward for everyone that backed me!
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Hi! My name is Roberta Ragona but it’s way easier to find me as Tostoini. I'm an illustrator with a soft spot for anthropology, sea animals and drawing food. I was born in Sardinia, I'm currently living in Milan (you know, the place in Italy with the Navigli and the big gothic cathedral in the middle).


I draw for magazines, books, advertising, websites and apps, exhibitions, and also for fun. I craft products featuring my artwork and imagery – find out more on my Etsy Shop. You can see my illustrations inside two of the beautiful children apps by Art Stories, World Food and Adventures in Ancient Egypt, and my first picture book is going to be released in the next months as a project for CasAmica Onlus, just to name a few of my most recent projects.
I love how much variety my work can provide, and it's grown and evolved with a lot of nudging and experimentation.


However, balancing projects for my clients often means that personal work gets put aside for months (sometimes for years). There are two projects that I have been dreaming of making for quite some time now. The first one is a picture book that I would love to develop as author as much as illustrator.

The second one is about my most beloved character, the Lamentino. "Lamentino" is a pun on the Italian name of the manatee: the manatee is called "Lamantino" in italiano, and "lamentarsi" means complaining, whining. So a "LamEntino" is a whining manatee. Why is he sad? I mean, he lives in the warm, soothing waters of tropical seashores, nibbling seaweeds in the sun!
I want to make more lamentino illustrations, and most of all I want to develop them for a picture book. 
Patreon is the space where you will access to my work in progress, my process posts and my visual research. With your support on Patreon I can have the ability to set aside some time to focus on my personal projects being confident to still be able to pay the bills! :)

Wanna help to make the world a place full of lamentini?
If you are not sure, but curious to give it a try, don’t worry: you can edit or cancel your pledge anytime you want.
If you'd like something in particular for your pledges, anything that I did not mention in the pledge description, feel free to share your thoughts with me!

Want to know more? Find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Recent posts by Roberta Ragona

Tiers
Uffi - For $1
$1 or more per new Lamentino illustration 1 patron
UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER 2018


° A new Lamentino illustration per month (digital)

° Once a year: a signed Lamentino postcard with illustrations created just for my patreon supporters

° Once a year: a set of new stickers for telegram!


FROM JANUARY 2019


° A new manatee gif every month

° A desktop background for your computer and phone showing the current month page from "A year of disappointment" (digital)

° Once a year: a signed Lamentino postcard

° My eternal gratitude

I said "Uffi"! Someone? Anyone? - For $2
$2 or more per new Lamentino illustration 8 patrons
UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER 2018


° A new Lamentino illustration per month (digital)

° Once a year: a signed Lamentino postcard with illustrations created just for my patreon supporter AND a signed postcard with my illustrations. 

° Once a year: a set of new stickers for Telegram

° My eternal gratitude


FROM JANUARY 2019


° One physical copy - oh, the magic of paper! - of my 2019 calendar "A year of disappointment"

° A new manatee gif every month

° A desktop background for your computer and phone showing the current month page from "A year of disappointment" (digital)

° Every year: a signed Lamentino postcard

° My eternal gratitude


Be my Lamentine - For $4
$4 or more per new Lamentino illustration 13 patrons
UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER 2018


° A new Lamentino illustration per month (digital)

° Every 6 months: a signed Lamentino postcard with illustrations created just for my patreon supporters AND a signed postcard + pin or magnet or temporary tattoo or sticker with my illustrations. Check my Patreon posts to see what reward I’ll be sending that month!

° 10% OFF AT MY ETSY SHOP!

° Once a year: a set of new stickers for Telegram

° My eternal gratitude


FROM JANUARY 2019


° One physical copy - oh, the magic of paper! - of my 2019 calendar "A year of disappointment"

° A new manatee gif every month

° A desktop background for your computer and phone showing the current month page from "A year of disappointment" (digital)

° Every 6 months: a signed Lamentino postcard 

° 10% OFF ON MY ETSY SHOP!

° All of the sketches and final pages of my book projects, never to be released before submitting them to a publisher

° My eternal gratitude


Draw Me Like One of Your French Girls $8
$8 or more per new Lamentino illustration 3 patrons
UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER 2018


° A new Lamentino illustration per month (digital)

° Every 3 months: a signed Lamentino postcard with illustrations created just for my patreon supporters AND a signed postcard + pin or magnet or temporary tattoo or sticker with my illustrations. Check my Patreon posts to see what reward I’ll be sending that month!

° 20% OFF AT MY ONLINE SHOP!

° Every year a set of new stickers for Telegram

° My eternal gratitude


FROM JANUARY 2019


° One physical copy - oh, the magic of paper! - of "A year of disappointment" 

° A sheet of stickers or temporary tattoo 

° 1 item of your choice from the accessory section of my Threadless shop

° 20% OFF ON MY ETSY SHOP!

° A new manatee gif every month

° A desktop background for your computer and phone showing the current month page from "A year of disappointment" (digital)

° My eternal gratitude

° All of the sketches and final pages of my book projects, never to be released before submitting them to a publisher

° My eternal gratitude

Manateeming! - For $20
$20 or more per new Lamentino illustration 2 patrons
UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER 2018


° A new Lamentino illustration per month (digital)

° Every 3 months: a signed Lamentino postcard with illustrations created just for my patreon supporters AND a signed postcard + pin or magnet or temporary tattoo or sticker with my illustrations. Check my Patreon posts to see what reward I’ll be sending that month!

° 40% OFF AT MY ONLINE SHOP!

° After a year of subscription, I will design and print a tailor-made A3 illustration just for you!

° Every year a set of new stickers for Telegram

° My eternal gratitude


FROM JANUARY 2019


° All the above (gifs, calendar desktop backgrounds, gratitude), plus:

° One physical copy - oh, the magic of paper! - of "A year of disappointment" 

° A sheet of stickers or temporary tattoo 

° 1 item of your choice from the accessory section of my Threadless shop

° 40% OFF ON MY ETSY SHOP!

° All of the sketches and final pages of my book projects, never to be released before submitting them to a publisher

° After a year of subscription, I will design and print a tailor-made A3 illustration just for you (or we can discuss a different reward of the same range, made just for you or from my Threadless shop)