Katie

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About

Hi! My name is Katie. I'm an illustrator living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a 2010 graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and I make paintings. Five years ago, I quit my soul-sucking day job in retail management in order pursue my true passion - art. Since then, I've been struggling to make ends meet as a freelance illustrator, fiction writer, and film critic, as well as running a small online vintage clothing business. In the past few years, I've dealt with being diagnosed with several serious medical conditions, as well as chronic pain and everyone's favorite friend -- burnout. In short, to crib from the Oscar-winning song, it's hard out here for a pimp.

You can check my art out on my tumblr or my professional portfolio.

I decided to start this Patreon a few years ago to help supplement my income; between healthcare costs, student loans, mortgage, credit card debt, and more, my monthly expenses currently run about $2500 a month. You can help support my dream by being a patron - here is a link to tell you a little bit more about how it works!


What makes your art special?
In a digital age, I'm a classically-trained painter with a solid background in traditional media. I have over 13 years of painting experience and I'm constantly striving to learn more. I've worked in pastel, oil paint, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, screenprint, woodblock, graphite, digital media, and more. My passion is painting figurative work - which is to say that I love to paint people, especially portraiture. I get a special satisfaction from capturing likenesses. I make fanart as well as original work. I'm a semi-realist; I guess all in all, I'm kind of old-school in a decidedly new-school world.



Why should I support you?
If you like my artwork and want to enable me to keep creating it and create more! If you've ever worked a service industry job and remember what that was like and would like to help me escape. If you're curious and want to learn more about my process, or just about traditional media in general. If you like dudes with their shirts off, because I seem to draw a lot of that. If you're just a really nice, lovely person.




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At 75 patrons I'll run a poll to see which times work best, and commit to one livestream per week at that time for my patrons
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 88 exclusive posts
77
Images
1
Link
1
Poll
6
Writings
4
Videos

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