Larissa Simpson

is creating Music Videos, Music, Illustrations
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Dogfish Donor!
$1
per month
You'll be on my email/mailing list and receive quarterly updates and invitations.  You'll also receive access to one Full-Length Tutorial per month, so you can follow along in real-time while I illustrate.
Lovely Lizard
$25
per month
In addition to the tutorials I've uploaded onto Patreon and YouTube, you'll receive access to one exclusive Full-Length Tutorial per week [4 per month], so you can follow along in real-time while I illustrate.  You'll also be on my email/mailing list and receive quarterly updates.  You'll also receive a handmade fanzine/poetry chapbooks and buttons in the mail once a year, and special invitations to gallery shows and screenings.
Rockin' Rabbit
$50
per month
In addition to the tutorials I've uploaded onto Patreon and YouTube, you'll receive access to two exclusive Full-Length Tutorial per week [8 per month], so you can follow along in real-time while I illustrate.  You'll also receive access to my short and long films, which are otherwise unreleased online and Instant Gratification tracks made available only to people who pre-oder my music.  You'll also be on my email/mailing list and receive quarterly updates.  You'll also receive a handmade fanzine/poetry chapbooks and buttons in the mail once a year, and special invitations to gallery shows and screenings.  You'll be on my email/mailing list and receive quarterly updates.  You'll also receive a handmade fanzine, handmade beaded jewelry and buttons in the mail once a year, and special invitations to gallery shows and screenings.

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patron

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About Larissa Simpson

Hi I'm Larissa!  I'm an interdisciplinary artist and teacher. I illustrate and make music videos/films and music about real life interacting with imagination.  

Becoming a subscriber gives you access to my lessons and full-length tutorials of me making art in real time, so you can follow along minute-by-minute.  As a subscriber it's also possible to access to my short and long narrative films and Instant Gratification tracks of my music.  Subscribers also can claim snail-mail subscriber-prizes.
My most recent video tutorials are on drawing from life.  
Drawing from life is an essential skill, since by studying subjects in 3D we see how form, values, and proximity work in real life. Life drawing is lovely in and of itself and is also great practice for imaginative drawing and other art forms. I started building my composition and aesthetic skills by drawing long before I started working in film and other media, and as in many ways I still consider myself primarily an illustrator, I still draw from life every day. Many of my own fanciful illustrations are drawn from life - I set up still lives with old toys, plants and whimsical found objects to create imaginative compositions from which to base illustrations.
 
I've been making fanzines (handmade magazines that are photocopied and sent by snail mail) for the past 15 years, and I still mail zines to distribute my illustration art and writing.  I also do film screenings with music, make make merch and jewelry and illustrate for books.  I want to connect with people who want to learn to draw, paint, collage, and make films, and low-fi effects, and receive fanzines and merch/jewelry as detailed in my tiers.  I also want to connect with other artists and musicians, and people who want to come to my shows and receive copies of my books and films. My goal is to be playful and inspiring to people. I also aim to convey the messages that no matter what you've been through, you must always believe in yourself. And that love saves the day. :)

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