Zach Fischer is creating Custom Cosplay, Prop designs, and illustrations
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Hello everyone, and welcome! My name is Zach Fischer and I am a professional illustrator and concept artist. In 2014 I began creating custom character art for use by cosplayers, prop makers, and other artisans to craft and bring to life. Before I get into detail about what I do, first a little about me.
I am a 32 year old illustrator living in Aliso Viejo, California. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where in 2008, I graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a degree in Game Design. In 2010, I took part in the internship program at Periscope Studio in Portland, OR. where I learned to do comics-related work and illustration. I moved to Aliso Viejo in the fall of 2017 to place myself in a better position to take on illustration and concept work in the gaming industry. I am passionate about game design and have been working towards finding a long term career as a concept artist for games. I am a lifelong nerd and try to bring the same passion that I have for particular series or characters to the work that I do re-imagining them with some new spin. I also bring it to original characters and worlds that I build!

I have a steady flow of freelance work that comes across my desk, most of which is custom armor and weapon design commissions for cosplayers. With your help, I can continue to do so while providing unique insights into my thought process, and tutorials on how I do what I do. My goal is to some day work as a concept artist for a major game studio like Blizzard Entertainment, Riot, or Bioware, so creating as much of this particular kind of work as possible is a big step towards that ultimate goal. 

"Why Patreon?"
Well, as you can see, I have had a fair number of successful collaborations with some incredible artists and cosplayers out there!




What your support through Patreon will do is help me focus on being able to show more of my process, create tutorials, and even discuss it with you and answer your questions directly. Your contributions will help keep me creating more of what I do, as well as occasionally create extra "passion pieces" that allow me to explore ideas and concepts that I am personally excited about, but haven't found time for otherwise! I also want to get myself set up with better hardware so that I can hop on Twitch where I can live stream my drawing sessions when possible and discuss what I am doing from minute to minute as I work. With enough support, I will also be able to attend more conventions around the country, and perhaps even the world, where I would be excited to meet more of you face to face! All this in addition to some pretty cool discounts and special deals you can use in my Etsy shop that will only be available to my patrons.

On a more personal level, you'll be helping me stay healthy and happy! Things like helping me keep the lights on, connected to the internet, and well caffeinated! I love coffee, and I live in Portland. I'd say it might be my only real addiction ;)  

"How often will I be charged?"
I have it set to a monthly patronage charge. This means that you will get charged once per month. I will do my best to post as much as possible throughout the month. I will try to post at very least once per week, but I would ideally like to post multiple times per week. The good thing is, that no matter how berserk I go posting every little tip or trick I can think of, you will only be charged once per month. So even if I post something EVERY DAY, you'll only get charged once! :)



Tiers
Tier 1 - Support Tier
$1 or more per month
This tier is for those who want to show support but can't contribute much. Every little bit helps, friends! It is much appreciated! In this tier, I will post occasional sales info and any significant news about my work that happens to come up! You'll also, as always have access to all of my public posts!
Tier 2 - Patron Tier
$5 or more per month
This tier is where I will post a vast majority of artwork that I create. You will get to see artwork relating to large upcoming projects and get a look at my WIP pieces as I create! You will also occasionally be offered special deals and discounts on things like prints or merchandise as I make them available! You will also get to vote in polls when I post them to help guide me to create new things!
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 3 - Digital Download Tier
$10 or more per month
This tier is where I will post download links to high res image files related to my projects! Be it weapon blueprints, or PSD files, or New wallpapers or phone lock screens! Any time I create something new that I want to share with you, you guys will get the link!
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 4 - Skype/Hangout Tier
$15 or more per month
This tier includes a half hour of my time every month in which we can discuss anything you like via Skype or Google Hangout! Whether it is just chatting about cosplay and whats going on in the world, or talking about artistic techniques, or just brainstorming for your next project! You will be able to schedule your half hour block that will be yours every month! 
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 5 - Bonus Hangout Tier!
$25 or more per month
Half hour not enough? Have even more you want to discuss or ask me? NO PROBLEM! Get an extra half hour each month. Schedule it in two different blocks or back to back when possible if you'd like! 
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 6 - Mentorship Tier
$50 or more per month
Want to really get into the nitty gritty of technique, design, color theory, and anatomy? Look at this tier as a means of having a half hour once per week in which we discuss these things and I provide you with useful information and resources to help you level up your artistic abilities. We can even schedule out "assignments" of sorts which will help you develop and practice useful new abilities!
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 7 - Best Friend Tier!
$100 or more per month
You are truly remarkable! Thank you so much for being so generous and supportive! Want to be a mod on my Twitch? Done. Want occasional gifts and merchandise with my work on it sent your way? Done. Want the occasional sketch card or doodle and a personalized letter? YOURS! Want to join me on Battle.net and play some Blizzard games? LET'S GO! 
Includes Discord rewards
Cosplay Commission Track Tier
$150 or more per month (sold out!)
So you want a costume design eh? Well here's one way to ensure that you get one! After six months pledged at this tier, you will receive one complete costume design commission. In the mean time, you will have access to benefits from lower tiers like hi res photos, discord access, and all access to art-related WIP posts!

The rules are as follows:
- Must be pledged for a cumulative total of 6 months at this tier to be eligible for a commission.
- Upon completion of processing of the sixth month of pledging at this tier, I will contact you to discuss your commission.
- I will complete your commission within that same month. 

- Must be okay with me streaming the process of creating your commission live on Twitch. During the stream(s) I am working on your commission, I will promote your social media and your work. 

If in the event you need to drop or reduce your pledge before the completion of the six month track, your payment progress will be saved and you can re-up at any time in the future as long as there is a slot available and pick up right where you left off!

After the sixth month, you may stay on this tier if you wish to start the process of commissioning an additional costume. This tier will essentially guarantee you two per calendar year!

Includes Discord rewards
FAST TRACK Cosplay Commission Tier
$300 or more per month
So you want a costume design, and you need it FASTER eh? Well I've got you covered! After only three months pledged at this tier, you will receive one complete costume design commission. In the mean time, you will have access to benefits from lower tiers like hi res photos, discord access, and all access to art-related WIP posts!

The rules are as follows:
- Must be pledged for a cumulative total of 3 months at this tier to be eligible for a commission.
- Upon completion of processing of the third month of pledging at this tier, I will contact you to discuss your commission.
- I will complete your commission within that same month. 

- Must be okay with me streaming the process of creating your commission live on Twitch. During the stream(s) I am working on your commission, I will promote your social media and your work. 

If in the event you need to drop or reduce your pledge before the completion of the three month track, your payment progress will be saved and you can re-up at any time in the future as long as there is a slot available and pick up right where you left off!  

After the third month, you may stay on this tier if you wish to start the process of commissioning an additional costume. This tier will essentially guarantee you four per calendar year! 

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
150 of 200 patrons
MONTHLY PATREON EXCLUSIVE DESIGN STREAM!
At this milestone, I will be able to schedule one night a month to stream my design of a costume that will be accessible ONLY TO PATREON PATRONS! The stream will be just for you guys and the design will be uploaded only to Patreon! Anyone on my patreon will have permissions to immediately craft the design if they so choose, and all designs will be voted upon and chosen by you guys! Pretty cool huh!? 
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Hello everyone, and welcome! My name is Zach Fischer and I am a professional illustrator and concept artist. In 2014 I began creating custom character art for use by cosplayers, prop makers, and other artisans to craft and bring to life. Before I get into detail about what I do, first a little about me.
I am a 32 year old illustrator living in Aliso Viejo, California. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where in 2008, I graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a degree in Game Design. In 2010, I took part in the internship program at Periscope Studio in Portland, OR. where I learned to do comics-related work and illustration. I moved to Aliso Viejo in the fall of 2017 to place myself in a better position to take on illustration and concept work in the gaming industry. I am passionate about game design and have been working towards finding a long term career as a concept artist for games. I am a lifelong nerd and try to bring the same passion that I have for particular series or characters to the work that I do re-imagining them with some new spin. I also bring it to original characters and worlds that I build!

I have a steady flow of freelance work that comes across my desk, most of which is custom armor and weapon design commissions for cosplayers. With your help, I can continue to do so while providing unique insights into my thought process, and tutorials on how I do what I do. My goal is to some day work as a concept artist for a major game studio like Blizzard Entertainment, Riot, or Bioware, so creating as much of this particular kind of work as possible is a big step towards that ultimate goal. 

"Why Patreon?"
Well, as you can see, I have had a fair number of successful collaborations with some incredible artists and cosplayers out there!




What your support through Patreon will do is help me focus on being able to show more of my process, create tutorials, and even discuss it with you and answer your questions directly. Your contributions will help keep me creating more of what I do, as well as occasionally create extra "passion pieces" that allow me to explore ideas and concepts that I am personally excited about, but haven't found time for otherwise! I also want to get myself set up with better hardware so that I can hop on Twitch where I can live stream my drawing sessions when possible and discuss what I am doing from minute to minute as I work. With enough support, I will also be able to attend more conventions around the country, and perhaps even the world, where I would be excited to meet more of you face to face! All this in addition to some pretty cool discounts and special deals you can use in my Etsy shop that will only be available to my patrons.

On a more personal level, you'll be helping me stay healthy and happy! Things like helping me keep the lights on, connected to the internet, and well caffeinated! I love coffee, and I live in Portland. I'd say it might be my only real addiction ;)  

"How often will I be charged?"
I have it set to a monthly patronage charge. This means that you will get charged once per month. I will do my best to post as much as possible throughout the month. I will try to post at very least once per week, but I would ideally like to post multiple times per week. The good thing is, that no matter how berserk I go posting every little tip or trick I can think of, you will only be charged once per month. So even if I post something EVERY DAY, you'll only get charged once! :)



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Tiers
Tier 1 - Support Tier
$1 or more per month
This tier is for those who want to show support but can't contribute much. Every little bit helps, friends! It is much appreciated! In this tier, I will post occasional sales info and any significant news about my work that happens to come up! You'll also, as always have access to all of my public posts!
Tier 2 - Patron Tier
$5 or more per month
This tier is where I will post a vast majority of artwork that I create. You will get to see artwork relating to large upcoming projects and get a look at my WIP pieces as I create! You will also occasionally be offered special deals and discounts on things like prints or merchandise as I make them available! You will also get to vote in polls when I post them to help guide me to create new things!
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 3 - Digital Download Tier
$10 or more per month
This tier is where I will post download links to high res image files related to my projects! Be it weapon blueprints, or PSD files, or New wallpapers or phone lock screens! Any time I create something new that I want to share with you, you guys will get the link!
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 4 - Skype/Hangout Tier
$15 or more per month
This tier includes a half hour of my time every month in which we can discuss anything you like via Skype or Google Hangout! Whether it is just chatting about cosplay and whats going on in the world, or talking about artistic techniques, or just brainstorming for your next project! You will be able to schedule your half hour block that will be yours every month! 
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 5 - Bonus Hangout Tier!
$25 or more per month
Half hour not enough? Have even more you want to discuss or ask me? NO PROBLEM! Get an extra half hour each month. Schedule it in two different blocks or back to back when possible if you'd like! 
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 6 - Mentorship Tier
$50 or more per month
Want to really get into the nitty gritty of technique, design, color theory, and anatomy? Look at this tier as a means of having a half hour once per week in which we discuss these things and I provide you with useful information and resources to help you level up your artistic abilities. We can even schedule out "assignments" of sorts which will help you develop and practice useful new abilities!
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 7 - Best Friend Tier!
$100 or more per month
You are truly remarkable! Thank you so much for being so generous and supportive! Want to be a mod on my Twitch? Done. Want occasional gifts and merchandise with my work on it sent your way? Done. Want the occasional sketch card or doodle and a personalized letter? YOURS! Want to join me on Battle.net and play some Blizzard games? LET'S GO! 
Includes Discord rewards
Cosplay Commission Track Tier
$150 or more per month (sold out!)
So you want a costume design eh? Well here's one way to ensure that you get one! After six months pledged at this tier, you will receive one complete costume design commission. In the mean time, you will have access to benefits from lower tiers like hi res photos, discord access, and all access to art-related WIP posts!

The rules are as follows:
- Must be pledged for a cumulative total of 6 months at this tier to be eligible for a commission.
- Upon completion of processing of the sixth month of pledging at this tier, I will contact you to discuss your commission.
- I will complete your commission within that same month. 

- Must be okay with me streaming the process of creating your commission live on Twitch. During the stream(s) I am working on your commission, I will promote your social media and your work. 

If in the event you need to drop or reduce your pledge before the completion of the six month track, your payment progress will be saved and you can re-up at any time in the future as long as there is a slot available and pick up right where you left off!

After the sixth month, you may stay on this tier if you wish to start the process of commissioning an additional costume. This tier will essentially guarantee you two per calendar year!

Includes Discord rewards
FAST TRACK Cosplay Commission Tier
$300 or more per month
So you want a costume design, and you need it FASTER eh? Well I've got you covered! After only three months pledged at this tier, you will receive one complete costume design commission. In the mean time, you will have access to benefits from lower tiers like hi res photos, discord access, and all access to art-related WIP posts!

The rules are as follows:
- Must be pledged for a cumulative total of 3 months at this tier to be eligible for a commission.
- Upon completion of processing of the third month of pledging at this tier, I will contact you to discuss your commission.
- I will complete your commission within that same month. 

- Must be okay with me streaming the process of creating your commission live on Twitch. During the stream(s) I am working on your commission, I will promote your social media and your work. 

If in the event you need to drop or reduce your pledge before the completion of the three month track, your payment progress will be saved and you can re-up at any time in the future as long as there is a slot available and pick up right where you left off!  

After the third month, you may stay on this tier if you wish to start the process of commissioning an additional costume. This tier will essentially guarantee you four per calendar year! 

Includes Discord rewards