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Justin Oaksford
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
From Ithaca, NY.
Went to Art Center College of Design from 2008-2012, Graduated with a B.S. of Entertainment Design (Industrial Design program).

Currently working at Microsoft Studios in Washington! Was a concept artist on Halo 4.

Tumblr Sketchblog:

Hey deviants!

I NEED YOUR OPINIONS! Please read and reply if you have time!

So I’m devising a strategy for doing educational videos. Not just process, but actual educational ones that address the more underlying foundational skills required for illustration and concept\vis-dev. Right now I’m just playing with the Camtasia studio trial, and this was made from a really old Livestream, thus the absolutely atrocious resolution, for which I apologize profusely. 


If I were to start a Patreon... uh, “campaign”, would you pledge? This is VERY loose thinking, but I want to gauge public opinion before pouring energy into this. 

(amounts are per video because these may not follow a strict schedule :x)
FREE- Most of the videos will be free and public, because I don’t want to hide this info behind a paywall!
$1 TierThe “thank you” level. This is just for people who feel what I do is important enough to them to give something :)
$3 Tier- LiveCrit level. You will send me a sketch or painting that I will do a public critique video on. These may be short, but I don’t plan on “charging” the Patrons for them. Your $5 will only go towards the mainstream videos. 
$5 Tier- LiveCrit+PSD level. LiveCrit, and you will get medium-res(~2k) PSD’s from any videos that have drawings or paintings.

Above this, I am trying to figure out how to use Patreon to do actual mentorships over Google Hangout or Skype. It’s something I’ve wanted to do but haven’t found a good platform yet. Let me know if you’d be interested in the mentorship thing.

The money will mean I can spend more time on these videos, and less time doing freelance to pay off student loans :) I can also spend the money to do special features, bringing in pro artists to talk about certain subjects and pay them for their time. 

Again, these won’t be vague “speedpaint” videos, they will be in-depth foundation videos talking about both theory, and demonstrating application in the field. The main things I want to cover are
-Illustration and Design Foundations
-Industry Advice
-Criticism, Philosophy, and Theory (Including topics on motivation, inspiration, goals, social justice, learning- the more mental side of the coin.)

So… Would you pay? If not, what could convince you?


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Zachary-A-Valerian Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018
Happy Birthday!
BlackDonner Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For he's a jolly good fellow...  for he's a jolly good fellow...

Boing! Boing! Headbang!  :groove: revamp by Banjelerp Apple Juggle by Mirz123 Free Axolotl Icon by warriorgriffinParty Party Microkit by Hyraea:squee:Airborne  Have your cake and eat it too Airborne :squee: Party Microkit by HyraeaPartyPARTY HARD Headbang! Boing! Boing!
Zachary-A-Valerian Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
Happy Birthday!
chernyshov Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
С праздничком, Джастин! успехов!
BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
An early happy b-day wish to u, my good man
:party: :iconcakeplz:
DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day! :woohoo:  Enjoy it! :hooray:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :woohoo:  Genieß ihn! :hooray:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Merry Birthday! :iconbritishplz:
BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
An early happy b-day wish to u, my good man
:party: :iconcakeplz:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Fantastic artwork. I'd stumbled across some of it on Tumblr, I'm glad to have found you here too.
Bellstar Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015   Writer
Your artwork is lovely!
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