Sleepersharks

Sleepersharks

is creating art

19

patrons

$78

per month
Hello! My name is Kit and I'm a printmaker living and working in Ohio.

I've always been inspired by medieval woodcuts, etchings, and illuminations, and while I graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2014 (Illustration), I never explored printmaking while I was there. I began experimenting with small stamps in early 2017, after getting a job at a fine arts supply where the materials were cheap and readily available, and it became clear that the linocut process was natural for me almost immediately!

All my printmaking is self-taught, and I made a patreon so that I can have a steady income outside of my day job and conventions in order to support print studio membership fees (Access to an etching and relief press, a Vandercook letterpress, specialty inks and tools--All incredible to work with after hand-pressing my prints for so long!)

While I specialize in carving and printing, pledging will give you access to not only WIPs, progress, and process of blocks and the printing process itself, but a look into my sketchbooks, overall planning and thought process, commissions, and experiments with different media, plus the opportunity to ask me questions about my process, and the relief printmaking process in general. I'm very excited to share my process and continuing exploration, patron support means a ton to me and I hope that I can inspire people in return!

Instagram | TwitterWebsite

Thank you!
Tiers
Tip Jar
$2 or more per month

► Access to early-release art/patron-only posts
► Early access to preorders

► Notification of commission openings

$5+
$5 or more per month

►  Previous tier rewards

► Access to WIPs, process photos, and Q&As
► Suggest & request themes for future work & vote in patron-only polls
► Regular release of sketchbook art

$10+
$10 or more per month

► Previous tier rewards

► Access to periodic time-lapse videos of the carving & printing process 

► Access to regular PDF collections of sketchbook work including unreleased art/process

Misprint Club
$20 or more per month

► Previous tier rewards

► For every 3 months spent at this tier, I'll mail you a bundle of random test prints or slightly imperfect "misprints" and other goodies. 


May include anything from miniprints to fabric patches to poster size prints! Unique to each patron, guaranteed to include a minimum of 6 prints plus stickers, merch, and other goodies. May include colorways or papers that will never be repeated, ink color tests, prints that are slightly blurred or over-/under-inked, perfect but off-center, perfect prints that I have discontinued, etc.

This tier is judged individually--so your first pack of misprints will be mailed as soon as you hit 3 months at this tier. 


In the future as I have more time & facilities to print (and therefore more misprints and unique prints!), I may adjust this tier to include a bundle every other month, or even every month.

Hello! My name is Kit and I'm a printmaker living and working in Ohio.

I've always been inspired by medieval woodcuts, etchings, and illuminations, and while I graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2014 (Illustration), I never explored printmaking while I was there. I began experimenting with small stamps in early 2017, after getting a job at a fine arts supply where the materials were cheap and readily available, and it became clear that the linocut process was natural for me almost immediately!

All my printmaking is self-taught, and I made a patreon so that I can have a steady income outside of my day job and conventions in order to support print studio membership fees (Access to an etching and relief press, a Vandercook letterpress, specialty inks and tools--All incredible to work with after hand-pressing my prints for so long!)

While I specialize in carving and printing, pledging will give you access to not only WIPs, progress, and process of blocks and the printing process itself, but a look into my sketchbooks, overall planning and thought process, commissions, and experiments with different media, plus the opportunity to ask me questions about my process, and the relief printmaking process in general. I'm very excited to share my process and continuing exploration, patron support means a ton to me and I hope that I can inspire people in return!

Instagram | TwitterWebsite

Thank you!

Recent posts by Sleepersharks

Tiers
Tip Jar
$2 or more per month

► Access to early-release art/patron-only posts
► Early access to preorders

► Notification of commission openings

$5+
$5 or more per month

►  Previous tier rewards

► Access to WIPs, process photos, and Q&As
► Suggest & request themes for future work & vote in patron-only polls
► Regular release of sketchbook art

$10+
$10 or more per month

► Previous tier rewards

► Access to periodic time-lapse videos of the carving & printing process 

► Access to regular PDF collections of sketchbook work including unreleased art/process

Misprint Club
$20 or more per month

► Previous tier rewards

► For every 3 months spent at this tier, I'll mail you a bundle of random test prints or slightly imperfect "misprints" and other goodies. 


May include anything from miniprints to fabric patches to poster size prints! Unique to each patron, guaranteed to include a minimum of 6 prints plus stickers, merch, and other goodies. May include colorways or papers that will never be repeated, ink color tests, prints that are slightly blurred or over-/under-inked, perfect but off-center, perfect prints that I have discontinued, etc.

This tier is judged individually--so your first pack of misprints will be mailed as soon as you hit 3 months at this tier. 


In the future as I have more time & facilities to print (and therefore more misprints and unique prints!), I may adjust this tier to include a bundle every other month, or even every month.