We live in a capitalist society where artists can’t necessarily make art and make a living at the same time. Funding to the Arts has been cut massively meaning the only ‘career’ path for artists is to be commercial sell-outs rather than true to their creative vision. But there is another way!Become a Patron!
What is a Patron?
According to dictionary.com: “A Patron is a person who supports [an artist] with money, gifts, efforts, or endorsement…”
In the renaissance an immense amount of art was produced due to patrons who believed ‘art was morally uplifting to all of society.’ But this was a priviledge mainly reserved for wealthy noblemen.
Nowadays you do not have to be a Prince to be a Patron. Online platforms such as Patreon means communities of friends and fans can come together to support the artists they love by giving small but regular payments.
What is Patreon.com?
Patreon is a website that connects Artists to Patrons, enabling the relationship to go smoothly.
“With a subscription-style payment model, fans pay their favorite creators a monthly amount of their choice in exchange for exclusive access, extra content, or a closer look into their creative journey. This model is a win-win; creators retain creative freedom while getting the salary they deserve, and fans get to rest easy knowing that their money goes directly towards creating more of what they love.”Patreon
Why be a Patron?
Ideas take time to come to fruition and skills take years of practice before they reach true mastery. Supporting an artist means they can focus on their art – and you get more, and better art!
Did you know that, according to scientific studies   , just looking at art improves mental and physical health? Art helps the brain by lowering anxiety and depression; it also boosts critical thinking skills. Physically it normalizes heart rate and blood pressure.
Art is very important to me; I had a mental health crisis and discovered that making art is essential to keeping me sane and alive! By becoming my Patron you’ll be supporting me in my artistic journey, giving me the time, space and materials I need to create.
Rewards I offer start with early access to my comic, and progress to step-by-step process images of my art, videos and live sessions. At higher levels you can unlock art exclusive to patrons and vote on projects, exerting real influence. In addition I sometimes post Cosplay/costume photos, and ‘Lets Play’ gaming videos with opportunities to watch live and sometimes join in! You’ll be invited to an exclusive chat room with Patron benefits, where you can chat with me and see ‘behind the scenes.’
See all benefits on Patreon. Look good?
Become a Patron!
It only takes 2 minutes to become a Patron.
- Select your membership
- Sign up
- Provide your payment method
- Sit back and get your rewards!
You can send a one-off gift or replenish my art supplies.
Thinking about it? Maybe you can’t afford it right now? Follow! Follow! Follow! And share.
Visit my page and click ‘Follow’ to get all public Patreon posts. (It’s a little button just underneath the membership levels). It looks like this:
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And don’t forget to share!