If you like my art, I have some exciting news for you. I have been thinking about how to make my artistic work more sustainable, as painting takes time, while I work full-time as a graphic designer and must take care of my family too. I do take commissions and sell pictures on Etsy, but not everyone is able to buy them, so I thought about another way so that people who find value in my art could express that, showing their appreciation and getting acknowledgement for that. Therefore, I decided to launch my Patreon page!
You don't know what Patreon is?
It is a place for connecting artists and their fans. It has been compared to an ongoing Kickstarter: Instead of one-off sponsoring for a product, you literally become a Patron of the Arts, supporting artists themselves and their continuous work, with any amount you want (starting as low as $1 per month) for as long as you want. The great thing about it is that the rewards you get are ongoing, too!
If you appreciate my art, then by supporting me there you can help me to devote more time and energy to my artistic work and stay focused on things that I love to create, so I can make more even art. Another dimension is that people who care about my work and so they decide to become my patrons have a special place and I highly value their opinion, so they can provide me with valuable feedback and critique as well as inspiration and suggestions for future work. 👨🏼 🎨
Aside from the pleasure of helping an aspiring artist on his artistic journey you also get more concrete rewards for your support.
You, as patrons, can see my artwork sooner than anyone else. You will also see various sketches and work-in-progress shots which I won't share elsewhere. You get access to exclusive hi-res versions of art, wallpapers, avatars and other digital content. You can direct my work in suggestion boxes and polls. You get discounts for my Etsy shop. On higher tiers you can regularly get physical rewards such as prints of my art. You can even have free commissions from me.
Any questions? Let me know!