Zach Fischer

Zach Fischer

is creating Custom Cosplay and illustrations

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patrons
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 34 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?"

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 the finished artwork that 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! This tier includes Discord access!

Includes Discord rewards
Tier 3 - Behind the Scenes
$10 or more per month

This tier includes all the Work in Progress photos of anything I am working on that I am allowed to show! Unfortunately, I can't show work on projects with NDA's but everything else, you'll get to see! It also includes Discord access and everything from lower tiers!

Includes Discord rewards
Tier 4 - File downloads!
$25 or more per month

This tier includes downloadable files when I am able to make them available! This could be final hi hes art, desktop backgrounds, line art, design sketches, full PSDs, weapon designs and blueprints, etc! Also includes Discord access!

Includes Discord rewards
Tier 5 - Mentorship
$60 or more per month

This tier includes 1 on 1 lessons, critiques, or process breakdowns depending on what you need! I can teach you how to use Clip Studio, or go over art fundamentals, color theory, etc. This tier includes the option of a half hour skype call once per month to discuss your work and how you are developing as an artist. It includes special apprentice tier Discord access available only to current and past apprentice patrons!

Includes Discord rewards
Tier 6 - 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
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 four 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 4 months at this tier to be eligible for a commission.
- Upon completion of processing of the fourth month of pledging at this tier, I will contact you to discuss your commission.
- Your commission will be added to my active queue and I will complete your commission as close to the completion month as possible. Please be patient, and I will make it worth your while! 

- 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 four 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 fourth 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 three per calendar year! 

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
118 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 34 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?"

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 the finished artwork that 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! This tier includes Discord access!

Includes Discord rewards
Tier 3 - Behind the Scenes
$10 or more per month

This tier includes all the Work in Progress photos of anything I am working on that I am allowed to show! Unfortunately, I can't show work on projects with NDA's but everything else, you'll get to see! It also includes Discord access and everything from lower tiers!

Includes Discord rewards
Tier 4 - File downloads!
$25 or more per month

This tier includes downloadable files when I am able to make them available! This could be final hi hes art, desktop backgrounds, line art, design sketches, full PSDs, weapon designs and blueprints, etc! Also includes Discord access!

Includes Discord rewards
Tier 5 - Mentorship
$60 or more per month

This tier includes 1 on 1 lessons, critiques, or process breakdowns depending on what you need! I can teach you how to use Clip Studio, or go over art fundamentals, color theory, etc. This tier includes the option of a half hour skype call once per month to discuss your work and how you are developing as an artist. It includes special apprentice tier Discord access available only to current and past apprentice patrons!

Includes Discord rewards
Tier 6 - 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
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 four 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 4 months at this tier to be eligible for a commission.
- Upon completion of processing of the fourth month of pledging at this tier, I will contact you to discuss your commission.
- Your commission will be added to my active queue and I will complete your commission as close to the completion month as possible. Please be patient, and I will make it worth your while! 

- 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 four 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 fourth 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 three per calendar year! 

Includes Discord rewards