1. What is Patreon?
Patreon is an amazing online platform through which artists and creatives of all kinds are able to form live communities around their work and the value they offer, so that they can keep doing what they're doing long-term.
People all over the world who find their content helpful and/or inspiring are able to support them and at the same time, get direct access to the creator him/herself, as well as to exclusive resources that are only made available for community members.
Not only is it my dream to create a living, breathing online community through which I can get to know and help aspiring artists directly and in an ongoing way, but I also believe that a quality art education should be accessible for everyone.
This is why I'm offering an incredible amount of value, and all of the fundamentals I learned in art school, at a very low monthly cost.
2. When can I join?
Anytime! Though I would highly recommend joining at some point during the first week of any new month, as you will be charged upon joining, and then at the beginning of every following month.
I have it set up this way, as you immediately get access to the entire back catalog for the tier you choose to join, as well as links to special resources and passwords that I don't share anywhere else.
After joining, members get charged on the 1st of the next month.
If you join my Patreon community on January 25th for $6 per month, you will be charged $6 on the day you join. Then on February 1st, 3 days later, you will be charged $6 for your February patronage. So to get a full month of your money's worth, you may want to consider joining in the beginning of the month.
3. What can I look forward to as a member?
I have four different tiers available over at my Patreon site that anyone can join, depending on their needs.
$1 dollar members get:
-Special thanks in my YouTube videos
-Immediate access to How to Find Your Art Style workbook
-Weekly Sketchbook Challenges sent to your email inbox every Monday
-Monthly Live Q&A
-Extended versions of my personal sketchbook videos (with my downloadable outline sketches)
$6 dollar members get:
-Everything from lower tier
-Two new real-time tutorials with full, unedited commentary per month (my YouTube videos are always cut and sped up)
-Each tutorial will include its own downloadable outline drawing, link to the reference photo used and a supply list including specific paint colors
-Direct feedback from me
-Access to a growing vault of original reference pictures (taken by myself) that you can use for your own artwork
-Participate in polls for upcoming topics for Patreon tutorials
$15 dollar members get:
-Everything from lower tiers
-Access to a monthly private live class on Art Fundamentals
-Monthly Creative Assignment designed to help you build a solid understanding of fundamentals, push your creativity and help you find your artistic voice
-Quick tip video every other Saturday
$200 dollar members get:
-Everything from lower tiers
-1 hour individualized art class with me once a week (4-5 classes a month)
4. Will I be able to get help if I get lost or confused?
Patreon is a very user-friendly platform but, absolutely! It's my priority to make your experience a positive one in every way I can and am always listening.
I'm in the site every day from Monday through Friday, even on days when nothing is scheduled to be posted, checking on messages and providing feedback.
Everyone joining my community gets a direct message from me in less than 24 hours after joining, through which I provide special links with welcome resources and must-know information.
Members know that I'm constantly checking for messages and answer as soon as I'm able, usually within less than 24 hours.
5. Can I leave at any time I wish?
Yep! It's very easy to stop pledging at any time, though I would recommend taking advantage of all the resources you have available for the full month you have access to them as you'll loose access to everything as soon as you leave.
I assure you, there's a ton to see! :)
It's also very easy to upgrade or downgrade your tier level once your in, depending on how your needs change over time.
*If you have any other questions, please reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd be happy to help with any further information you might need.