Don't you guys have a kickstarter for that?
I don't like patreon cause it's just an obvious filtration of subscribers; dividing them to unappreciated (those who can't afford paying for a subscription) and appreciated (those who pay).
I think artist must expose to everyone and be able to find those who are ready to pay among the mass of loyal and not so appreciators.
Well, as a student of an art uni I believe it's fair to be selective yet accessible to everyone. "hi, you can watch my artworks, you can see me creating, but if you pay, I can draw you a comm or send an autographed print/artbook".
Patreon sets too strict limits. An artists promises to draw a comic or a novel not just because he wants to, but just because he reaches a certain sum of money, like a bet!
That's not quite an artistic way to handle things.
Promising something to a mass is not the best way. Promising to certain people with their own preferences - yes, that's how artists used to earn their living.
Also rushing after money struggles artists to draw like robots, wich results in a low quality product. I've seen it several times. It's an art slavery:/