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Dr. Violet - Ponidox by Jdan-S Dr. Violet - Ponidox :iconjdan-s:Jdan-S 47 3 Dr. Violet - Ponidox Preview by Jdan-S Dr. Violet - Ponidox Preview :iconjdan-s:Jdan-S 44 5 Critter Octavia by Jdan-S Critter Octavia :iconjdan-s:Jdan-S 104 5 Kiki the Cyber Squirrel - Source Download by Jdan-S Kiki the Cyber Squirrel - Source Download :iconjdan-s:Jdan-S 50 5 Easter Niho 2018: Off-Panel by Jdan-S Easter Niho 2018: Off-Panel :iconjdan-s:Jdan-S 47 3 Easter Niho 2018 by Jdan-S Easter Niho 2018 :iconjdan-s:Jdan-S 64 6 Coco Pommel - Wardrobe Meme by Jdan-S Coco Pommel - Wardrobe Meme :iconjdan-s:Jdan-S 104 5 GIMP Tutorial - Halftone Patterns by Jdan-S GIMP Tutorial - Halftone Patterns :iconjdan-s:Jdan-S 17 1 Always in my heart by Jdan-S Always in my heart :iconjdan-s:Jdan-S 75 2 Hologram Bow by Jdan-S Hologram Bow :iconjdan-s:Jdan-S 71 4 Mystery Bow by Jdan-S Mystery Bow :iconjdan-s:Jdan-S 63 3 Pop Team Alicorn by Jdan-S Pop Team Alicorn :iconjdan-s:Jdan-S 129 14 Dance, Kitty, Dance! by Jdan-S Dance, Kitty, Dance! :iconjdan-s:Jdan-S 65 3 3D Ming-ming - 2016 Swimsuit Ed. by Jdan-S 3D Ming-ming - 2016 Swimsuit Ed. :iconjdan-s:Jdan-S 46 5 Swimwear Critters Concept - 3D by Jdan-S Swimwear Critters Concept - 3D :iconjdan-s:Jdan-S 30 2 Glorious 3D PC Master Race (Model Download) by Jdan-S Glorious 3D PC Master Race (Model Download) :iconjdan-s:Jdan-S 17 2
Easter Niho -Tier 7 Patreon Rewards by Jdan-S
(Above: an example of what the new $7 Artbook tier contains, in addition to access to $3 rewards)

It's been five months since I opened a page at Patreon, so I've had time to test how I go about uploading rewards and see what approach seems best. One of the first things I've adjusted was to eventually unlock the rewards for the two lower tiers ($1 and $5) over a set period of time. This way, non-patrons wouldn't be permanently locked out of the bonus content, as per my general philosophy of wanting to keep my art as accessible as possible for everyone.

But over time, putting in the extra effort into making these rewards feels like it's slowing me down. Instead of being able to move on to my next art project in queue right away, I need to spend a bit more time to come up with extra content (also, it would have been nice if more patrons actually benefited from this extra effort).

The middle reward tier in particular was actually the most time-consuming. Making a step-by-step compilation (plus an animated gif) of every finished drawing takes a while, and I think things will go more smoothly if I had an alternative such as simply offering an optimized .psd copy or something. As for bonus 360 turnaround videos for 3D models, this now seems a little redundant since I've opened a Sketchfab account where everyone can now view the 3D models in realtime.

So from here, I'm revising the reward tiers as follows:

Tip Jar ($1)
- A virtual tip jar for those who just want to lend a bit of support. Every little bit helps!

Sketchbook ($3, combines previous $1 and $5 rewards and averages the price)
- Early access to sketches for upcoming works
- Other bonuses like screenshots and behind-the scenes development sketches.
- (New) Additionally, this tier will now get the full resolution transparent line art rewards from the former middle tier.

Artbook ($7, originally $10)
- Access to all rewards from the previous tier.
- Full resolution versions of finished 2D artworks
- Higher resolution 3D renders.
- (New) .PSD and .XCF files compatible with Photoshop and GIMP for 2D artworks (offered at around the same resolution as DeviantArt/Twitter uploads) in leiu of the previous step-by-step compilations from the former middle tier. Example shown above.


It is somewhat discouraging that the Patreon page is off to a really slow start, but I get that it's because I'm not focused on any one thing at the moment. More successful campaigns offer something concrete like a webcomic, a podcast or a video series (or straight up NSFW versions behind a paywall, but I really don't want to go there :no: ).

That's where the "Game Gals" project could come in, as I mentioned in one of my previous journals: [Pixiv + Tentative Project].


I'm also considering a "Your Character Here" reward tier. If I manage to draw maybe a dozen bases, patrons will be able to pick one per month and I'll draw a character of their choosing (OC or other existing character) as either a pony or a critter. Here's Niki as an example:


Though that's just a tentative idea for now. But would any of you be interested in a reward tier like this?

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chrisredfield1994 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
play my game resident evil
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DJ-BLU3Z Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018
Happy HAPPY birthday to you, Jdan buddy! :D :D :D

I hope you have a wonderful day today with your family and friends, and many more years of heartwarming goodness your way as well, my friend! :party::cake::party::cake::party:
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DanDrazen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018   Writer
:peace: :love: and :cake: on your impending birthday.
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
A few days from today, the history books show an entry.  An entry of mystery, and portent, as the great powers came down upon the Earth, and, in accordance with the wishes of the mighty King Kong, granted the world a boon.  That boon was you.  And lo, let it be said to all that you are to be wished a Happy Birthday upon that day, with the most excellent and amazing of cakes to partake in! :D (Big Grin) Have your cake and eat it too
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
Nice gallery:)
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Jdan-S Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! =D
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
No problem, I like good art:) I invite you to my gallery:)If you like my work, watch me :)
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Artkitty999 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Student Artisan Crafter
YOU HAVE BEEN HUGGED :3
Spread The Love Around! (You Can Copy And Paste This Message On Their Userpage!)
RULES:
1- You Can Hug The Person Who Hugged You!
2- You -MUST- Hug 10 Other People, At Least!
3- You Should Hug Them In Public! Paste It On Their Page!
4- Random Hugs Are Perfectly Okay! (And Sweet)
5- You Should Most Definitely Get Started Hugging Right Away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
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amyaimei Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017
You have created so many cute characters.  As I know, you are a Blender user.  Me too.  Are you interested to make it as a standalone character for DAZ Studio?  I guess a lot of people like to have such cute character.
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alannatheseedrian Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017
Oh my gosh, your characters are so cuuuute!!!!!!
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