I was asked some questions by an illustration student, Sarah Gomes Munro. I enjoyed the opportunity to mull over my feeling on art and science in my life, so I thought I’d share the answers here…Read More
[Video has subtitles in English, and a transcript can be found at the bottom of this post.]
Hello lovely people! It’s 2019, so I made a new intro video for my Patreon. If you like my art, Patreon is a great way to see more of it! From just $1 a month you can get access to my private studio diary in the form of a patron-only blog and private twitter feed, and get monthly patron-only content including videos, audio chats, and downloadable art for you to enjoy. So if you want to help me make more sciart for everyone, and get some extra just for you, head on over to www.patreon.com/immysmith!
Hi there and thanks for stopping by my Patreon. My name’s Immy and I’m a sciartist. I mainly make art about cryptic camouflage and mimicry – all the ways that plants and animals disguise themselves. And I especially love to imagine how new species might evolve to hide on human-made materials, including our art! I also design playing card decks, and I do generative art too, and I love to draw using Morse code as a drawing method. So that’s my art. But making a living as a freelance artist can be quite tricky, and that’s why Patreon is really important to me. It helps me keep going, and by supporting me here you’ll not only get to see more art and get exclusive patron content, you’ll be helping me to make more sciart for everyone to enjoy. As a patron you’ll get access to my private studio diary, in the form of a blog and a twitter feed, and that’s full of work-in-progress pictures, and all kinds of peeks into my studio here! You’ll get first call on crowdfunding, like the Kickstarter for my next playing card deck. And you’ll get first pick of new items in my store and a discount code for my store. On top of all of that you’ll also get a monthly update on Patreon, and that’ll be full of videos, and audio chats, and downloadable art for you to enjoy. So yeah, if you like my art and want to see more of it, please join me here on Patreon! And thanks for stopping by, I hope I’ll catch you on twitter or my next update. Thank you!
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