Yozhik is Blue  is creating comics, illustrations and tutorials


Hi there~ I'm Nicholai, and I create high-detail comics and illustrations.
You can drop by my online portfolio to see them for yourself <3

You can also check out my social media for more:


Born Jewish and queer in northwestern Ukraine, my background has cast a heavy shadow over my creative themes over the years. You'll often find my work exploring the intersections of queer and trans identity, ethnoreligious diaspora experiences, class conflict, and mental health.

I also collaborate with many newcomer, LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS non-profit organizations here in my current home of Ontario, Canada, creating media and promotional materials for local community outreach programs.  




(Please note: later tiers also include all content from earlier tiers!)

 
Early Access

Anything you contribute goes toward helping me continue to divide my time between serving local non-profits in my capacity as a professional illustrator, instructing figure drawing classes, creating online drawing tutorials and in general, pursuing my ongoing passion projects (scroll down to see some of my current projects). You'll also be seeing all the comic pages and illustrations I intend to share on my website and social media anywhere from several days to weeks ahead of schedule! 

  
Sketchbook Exclusive

I draw every day to sharpen my skills. From concerts to public transit, the pages of my sketchbooks are filled with gestures, doodles and practice work that rarely make it onto my social media profiles- but you can see them all here, posted once a week, together with a few personal anecdotes about what inspired them. You also get to see additional process work on my comics that remains unshared elsewhere, script and character design previews, and other totally original content.

 
Drawing Tutorials

As a human anatomy nerd and occasional art instructor, I really enjoy sharing the tips and tricks I've learned drawing for various clients (and myself!) over the years. Once every two weeks, I'll be posting tutorials, complete with photos and detailed, step-by-step descriptions of my process. I'll be focusing these tutorials on practical knowledge for current and aspiring artists, and at this tier, you're also welcome to vote on your preferred subject for the next one!  

 
Commission Discounts

Get your commissions discounted throughout the year, and a once-yearly special birthday commission, entirely free of charge. As with my regular commissions, please be sure to put in your requests well ahead of time, so I can be sure to prioritize your piece and give it all the time it needs! Please also be advised that unused discount opportunities from previous months cannot be stacked retroactively in future commissions. 

 
And There's More!

At this tier, you can choose between additional once-monthly discounts for a total of 20% or personalized drawing help on an in-progress piece of your choosing. Whether you're struggling with lighting, character expression, posing or believable anatomy- I'll be happy to have a look at your work and lend a hand. This can take the form of making some suggested changes on a separate Photoshop layer, talking through your process, and even giving suggestions on how you can improve your skills in certain areas. I'm happy to do video calls, talk on discord, or else use whatever social media options are available to us to make this happen!

My Current Projects:



The webcomic Kingdom of Sunlight is an ongoing passion project of mine. It's a a queer-themed fantasy of manners loosely inspired by the literature and magic tradition of Enlightenment Era (1700s) France.

Weaving together court intrigue with the challenges of trauma recovery, it tells the story of four people brought together by the realization that they may be the only ones in a position to save their rotting, famine-stricken world- and the very order they want to protect will do everything within its power to stop them.

 Kingdom of Sunlight is current available to read free online on Tapas and Webtoon
Tiers
Early Access
$2 or more per month

• First look at soon-to-be-uploaded illustrations and comic pages

• My undying love, and a shout-out on social media!

Sketchbook Exclusive
$5 or more per month

• Weekly gesture drawings/sketchbook pages

• Never-before-seen process work on comics and illustrations

 + All previous rewards 

Drawing Tutorials
$10 or more per month

• Bi-weekly drawing tutorials 

• Voting on tutorial subjects of your choice 

 + All previous rewards 

Commission Discounts
$15 or more per month

•  Free drawing ($20 value) once a year for your birthday!  

• 10% discount applicable once-monthly on all commissions for as long as I have your patronage

 + All previous rewards 

And there's more!
$20 or more per month

 •  Personalized drawing help with one work-in-progress of your choosing every month OR  additional 10% once-monthly discount (combined with Tier IV, this make for a total of 20%)

 + All previous rewards  

Goals
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Once I reach 40 patrons, I can afford to devote more time monthly to working on passion project comics like "Kingdom of Sunlight", which means a more frequent and regular update schedule!
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Hi there~ I'm Nicholai, and I create high-detail comics and illustrations.
You can drop by my online portfolio to see them for yourself <3

You can also check out my social media for more:


Born Jewish and queer in northwestern Ukraine, my background has cast a heavy shadow over my creative themes over the years. You'll often find my work exploring the intersections of queer and trans identity, ethnoreligious diaspora experiences, class conflict, and mental health.

I also collaborate with many newcomer, LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS non-profit organizations here in my current home of Ontario, Canada, creating media and promotional materials for local community outreach programs.  




(Please note: later tiers also include all content from earlier tiers!)

 
Early Access

Anything you contribute goes toward helping me continue to divide my time between serving local non-profits in my capacity as a professional illustrator, instructing figure drawing classes, creating online drawing tutorials and in general, pursuing my ongoing passion projects (scroll down to see some of my current projects). You'll also be seeing all the comic pages and illustrations I intend to share on my website and social media anywhere from several days to weeks ahead of schedule! 

  
Sketchbook Exclusive

I draw every day to sharpen my skills. From concerts to public transit, the pages of my sketchbooks are filled with gestures, doodles and practice work that rarely make it onto my social media profiles- but you can see them all here, posted once a week, together with a few personal anecdotes about what inspired them. You also get to see additional process work on my comics that remains unshared elsewhere, script and character design previews, and other totally original content.

 
Drawing Tutorials

As a human anatomy nerd and occasional art instructor, I really enjoy sharing the tips and tricks I've learned drawing for various clients (and myself!) over the years. Once every two weeks, I'll be posting tutorials, complete with photos and detailed, step-by-step descriptions of my process. I'll be focusing these tutorials on practical knowledge for current and aspiring artists, and at this tier, you're also welcome to vote on your preferred subject for the next one!  

 
Commission Discounts

Get your commissions discounted throughout the year, and a once-yearly special birthday commission, entirely free of charge. As with my regular commissions, please be sure to put in your requests well ahead of time, so I can be sure to prioritize your piece and give it all the time it needs! Please also be advised that unused discount opportunities from previous months cannot be stacked retroactively in future commissions. 

 
And There's More!

At this tier, you can choose between additional once-monthly discounts for a total of 20% or personalized drawing help on an in-progress piece of your choosing. Whether you're struggling with lighting, character expression, posing or believable anatomy- I'll be happy to have a look at your work and lend a hand. This can take the form of making some suggested changes on a separate Photoshop layer, talking through your process, and even giving suggestions on how you can improve your skills in certain areas. I'm happy to do video calls, talk on discord, or else use whatever social media options are available to us to make this happen!

My Current Projects:



The webcomic Kingdom of Sunlight is an ongoing passion project of mine. It's a a queer-themed fantasy of manners loosely inspired by the literature and magic tradition of Enlightenment Era (1700s) France.

Weaving together court intrigue with the challenges of trauma recovery, it tells the story of four people brought together by the realization that they may be the only ones in a position to save their rotting, famine-stricken world- and the very order they want to protect will do everything within its power to stop them.

 Kingdom of Sunlight is current available to read free online on Tapas and Webtoon

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Tiers
Early Access
$2 or more per month

• First look at soon-to-be-uploaded illustrations and comic pages

• My undying love, and a shout-out on social media!

Sketchbook Exclusive
$5 or more per month

• Weekly gesture drawings/sketchbook pages

• Never-before-seen process work on comics and illustrations

 + All previous rewards 

Drawing Tutorials
$10 or more per month

• Bi-weekly drawing tutorials 

• Voting on tutorial subjects of your choice 

 + All previous rewards 

Commission Discounts
$15 or more per month

•  Free drawing ($20 value) once a year for your birthday!  

• 10% discount applicable once-monthly on all commissions for as long as I have your patronage

 + All previous rewards 

And there's more!
$20 or more per month

 •  Personalized drawing help with one work-in-progress of your choosing every month OR  additional 10% once-monthly discount (combined with Tier IV, this make for a total of 20%)

 + All previous rewards