First, I would like to make it clear I am not
leaving DA. So please don't worry.
I have put off joining Patreon for years because I never knew quite how to approach it. I was tired of getting told to join platform after platform. Seeing that Patreon didn't go belly up or extra creepy over time I am more comfortable now. I didn't know how to offer you all things that were more fantastical or different then I offer here already, so it felt odd to do. My mistake was not realizing I could share what I love doing much better there, the actual process. Works in progress and sloppy photos of 'look at this thing I'm sculpting!' feel very out of place here and even upload in a different feed that goes very unnoticed. I do not get -any- payment from DA for uploading content and my supplies and time sadly are very much not free. While I quite appreciate having a place I can upload a wide range of work and can flag each piece as adult content or not, as opposed to my entire account, it only lets me show a fraction of the art I actually do make. I very much appreciate every watch, every favorite, and every thoughtful even if short comment I get. I genuinely do. I love seeing what people enjoyed and am often surprised.
What I am hoping to do with my Patreon overall is to bring more art to you all. A piece I might see as not good enough might turn into one you want to see finished over there, and that is very uplifting to find out. I enjoy sharing my works in progress and failed attempts at projects. And I have a lot of failed projects. DA is not the place to show that kind of thing well, and a half failed thing is still fun in my eyes. I am hoping over time it will allow me the freedom to produce more art and share what I am really working on with you all better. (or at least more casually)
As it is something new to me, there will be a few bumps along the road, but I'll figure it out sooner than later. I'm not shooting for the moon or anything with what I offer (I'd love to send out quick sketch postcards someday, won't lie), but I would welcome thoughts and suggestions should you have some. Just a very low key, relaxingly simple Patreon. Promise.