Support a Melancholy Queer

Support a Melancholy Queer

From Dakota Becker

I recently quit my job due to an increasingly insurmountable mental health crisis. More than anything right now, I want to make art for other people! If you donate $35 or more, I will make you custom artwork! Tiers below

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Hello lovelies! I'm a Richmond-based artist with a B.F.A. in Painting + Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and my pronouns are they/them. I'm a fine artist, a designer, an illustrator, and a memoirist with high aspirations - I'd like to continue making paintings and one day sell them on a larger scale. I'd like to write an illustrated memoir. I'd like to animate a short film. 

I also have a brain that is difficult to manage at times, riddled with depression, anxiety, and a propensity for panic. The past year, and especially the past few months, have made it clear that at this juncture in my life, the only option left is to choose myself. So, here I am. This will be my last week of working at the corporate job I started in September - it hasn't been entirely unfulfilling, but it has exacerbated the decline in my mental health. I'm not exactly sure what happens next, but this is my start. I'm just a they/them standing in front of y'all asking y'all to give me your support.

More than anything, I want to get back to doing more of what I love and what makes me happy. That’s where you come in! While I’m trying to figure out the next step for myself, I could really use some help, and in exchange, I’d love to make some art for you!

$30 - Signed and Editioned Print of Untitled (Portal)

  • Matte finish giclée print on heavyweight coated white bond paper. Edition of 25. Each print is signed and editioned. Image size measures 6 by 12 inches. Overall print size measures 6.5 by 13 inches. Shipping included.

$35 - *simple* Illustration

  • Let me make a *simple* digital illustration for you. One or two object(s), no environment. Limited color blocking. The final illustration will be sent as a digital file.

$35 - *simple* Tattoo Design

  • Let me design a tattoo for you! Palm-sized with limited color blocking. The final design will be sent as a digital file.

$55 - Digital Portrait

  • I will illustrate a portrait of your pet, best friend, or family member in my own linework style! The final portrait will be sent as a digital file.

$75 - *complex* Tattoo Design

  • Let me design a more complex tattoo for you! Think statement piece. Unlimited color blocking, but no shading. The final design will be sent as a digital file.

$90 - *complex* Illustration

  • Let me make a *complex* digital illustration for you. Multiple elements, environments welcome. Unlimited color blocking, but no shading. The final illustration will be sent as a digital file.

$150 - Customized and Signed Moon Painting

  • I say "Moon Painting" because that's what the first one was dubbed. Essentially I will make for you a circular painting that is 5 inches in diameter, signed on the back and ready to hang. Each one will be different and influenced by you. Includes shipping.

If you’re interested in a full-sized painting, feel free to look over my website (https://dakotabecker.com) and Instagram (@beckerds) to see what’s still available or contact me at dakota.becker2012@gmail.com to speak with me about custom commissions! 

Note: Please be advised the tiers are not cumulative i.e. the $55 tier does not include items from the $30 and $35 tiers as well.

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