So I’ve been thinking about this for long enough, and to try reaching a decision without hearing your opinions is really just pointless, guys. As is lately, in matters of confidence, if I leave my mind to do its own anxious tinkering the results are always “no, you are not good enough for that”. And such is a one-way road if you stick to it all alone. So please read ahead. ♥
I want to set up a Patreon campaign, yes. But instead of using a monthly subscription, as you’ve probably seen most artists do before, it would follow the release times of my own production, which is the alternative way Patreon works. So patrons (that’s the term for donators/subscribers in a Patreon’s campaing, in case you aren’t familiar) would only be charged for their pledge when the work is done and ready to deliver. Which I’m aiming to be once around 5 to 8 weeks, per product, considering the time it usually takes to pull out a number of detailed pieces. The production would focus on themed art packs. Quality digital artwork of course, as you well know me for doing. The amount and density of content would depend on the level of support gathered for each release, but I also aim to keep it inside 2-monthly realizable terms. I mean… there’s little point to attempt a massive release if it’s going to take me a year to complete it, since by the time it's due to be done I would either be crushed under a mass of unpaid bills, or simply have dropped it to work on profitable arts. Such is real life. So yeah, frequent smaller releases is better, but keeping all the quality and content that matters to you.
Also to note. If you decide to support me with a pledge in Patreon, you wouldn't be going in blindly. All thru the process I am going to present sketches of the work and WIP previews to the subscribers (and the general public, as a way to reach more people), so if anytime you don't feel satisfied with it, you can choose to withdraw or lower your pledge before the release date (though of course you'd miss out the finished pack). No hard contracts here. It's all about good-willing, from both parts.
As for the themes of the arts I want to offer, there’s little need to explain, I think. If you followed my art thus far, I imagine you can do enough guesses of what’s gonna be coming, and likely all those guesses are right, since I want to offer things for all my audience. There will be cute yums, definitely. Erotic? For sure. But also a lot more. From mechanical designs and sport cars, to classic fantasy features and monster girls, with much lovings and everyday intimacy. I want to squeeze my brain and put forth, for everyone to enjoy, all the cool and silly ideas for artworks and characters that has been sitting inside my head for too long now… And, preferably, doing that while I avoid starvation, or asphyxiating my mind with private art jobs. So that’s where your support thru Patreon can help.
Also, a word for my commissioners. Whatever happens, does NOT mean I’m stopping the commissioned works. This new project is only a way to formalize a solution to produce my own original contents in a sustainable way.
So, for now, let me hear your opinions. I wanna know what you think about this, how many of you are interested… So, just comment what you think!
Editty edit I preferred not to, since those feel rather impersonal, but I might create a poll about this after all, for the sake of some accessory information.