I really like Kickstarter in terms of allowing projects to happen. I've backed people from this community, YouTubers and lots of DnD style projects.
One such company is http://zealotminiatures.com who make some pretty cool models. I'm currently waiting out for my military set to arrive
Currently drafting up my own interpretation of the D&D starter set. As well as the copious notes I'm making I've started making sketches the Pcs. My intention being to draw both male and female versions of the same characters. First up was the hill dwarf cleric. For full transparency I took the pose and proportionality from Macomb Seepwood's Sad Dwarf. The original is a really strong piece and really helped me get a handle on how to avoid making dwarfs looks disproportionately wrong.
I've now inked the sketch and will copy and colour with markers... depending on how functional my printer is.
It's been a long time since last doing any work.