HI, My name is Lee Kohse. I am a freelance artist in the entertainment industry. I have created artwork for Voltron, Lord of the Rings, Shrek, Indiana Jones, Dr. Who, multiple Marvel films and spent several years as creative director of Speed Racer. My biggest client for the last several years has been Lucasfilm and creating art for various Star Wars projects. I've also been a guest artist at several Star Wars Celebrations, as well as doing live art demos at events like D23 Expo and Comic-Con.
I love drawing and the ability to support my family through my art is a blessing. However, I also love doing private commissions and working on my own personal projects. The irony is, as I become more successful in the entertainment industry, the the less time I have to work on personal projects and private commissions. Enter Patreon. In an effort to stabilize my workload, I'm using Patreon to manage my commissions and give something back to those who support me. This will free me up to do more personal projects (like my webcomic, www.kindergoth.com) and do more commissions for you. So whether you have been waiting to get a personalized painting or just a fan of art, please consider being one of my patrons.
My Patreon is different than most so read carefully. There are two tiers: Art Commissions ($25 and up) is a way for Patrons to contribute money once a month that is applied toward a larger commission than they may usually be able to afford. Think of it as Art Layaway. For example, if you contribute $25 a month for 12 months, you can cash out for a $300 commission. Or let it ride longer for an even bigger commission. Art Supporters $1-10 a month you love art or watch my Twitch Stream and you want to contribute in some way. Patrons at both tiers get first crack when I do open up for commissions and get access to Twitch and Patreon Exclusive stuff. Patrons that are also subscribers to my Twitch Channel will get additional perks as well.
Art Supports are contributions anywhere from $1 to $10 a month. Each of those tiers has their own benefits, but more importantly, if you are wanting a commission or original art, anyone that contributes as a patron will have dibs. As commission slots open, I will announce them to my patrons first. I will also make the original art I create for other projects, available to my patrons first. As I get more patrons, I will also start releasing exclusive content and swag to my patrons. See Milestone Goals for more information on Patron Exclusive Swag.
The commissions work like a layaway plan. Pick the commission level you want. Then pay a little each month, let me know what you want painted, and after you accumulate enough funds, you order your original art and I create it for you. You also get to watch me create it live on Twitch. You'll notice, there are not a lot of slots open. Don't fret! As time allows, I will announce new commission slots to my patrons first. This means, even if you are not on a current commission tier, you still get dibs when new commissions are available. This includes events like San Diego Comic Con or NY Comic Con.