Before I get to the title subject, please take the time to read through.
Its been a long while since I've posted to deviantart, but I wanted to get back in touch with anyone still interested in following my work.
The past year I've figured out what it is I actually want to do with my life. I've always wanted to pursue something with the arts, but never knew which section of the industry I wanted to work in. After a long time of looking through old art and understanding that most of my work is narrative driven, I've decided I want to take a jump into the graphic novel and comic world.
Many of my illustrations have some sort of story behind them, or an entire universe that I've kept away from most of my viewers, for the simple reason, of I didn't know how to get it out to the world in a way that I felt was professional. Most of that thought train it nonsense of course. You just have to put work out if you're an artist. I feel in the past year, not only have I understood movement, and perspective in a piece, but also lighting logic and digital manipulation.
I've learned that I'm never going to be as good as I want to be. But I can keep trying. I've learned deadlines. I've learned priority. I've learned how to become an artist. In the past week I've been fervently working on a Patreon account, and would like to share that with you here:www.patreon.com/painteddog
The cool thing for now, is that anything I post, will be viewable by the public, without having to be a patreon member, or without having to donate. While I desperately need the money to get an apartment, an actual computer that I don't have to borrow,and a little stability in my life, I want my work to be accessible. Right now things are kind of topsy turvy, due to a recent move that's left me nearly penniless. I also have a lot of items in storage that are being held for me by a friend, but I would like the cash to be able to pay her for her generosity.
That being said, In the following week, I will also be working on a new deviantart. As long as the name isn't taken, I'd like to call it The Painted Dog, which I've been using as a logo and studio name. The work there will be used for a professional account, that links back to my patreon. Followers on deviantart will be privy to other perks not obtainable on Patreon. And vice verca.
Now to the topic at hand.
In order to be successfull with my crowdfunding, I must submit high quality work. But I also need followers.
If you go to the patreon account, and click Creator posts, you will see an (unfinished) but reference image of a creature I call a Sentinel. These are beings within my world that stick with their human counterparts since birth. They are summoned to our world to help us fight, but also have contracts that must be paid by humans in return for the Sentinel's power.
If you are interested in having one designed specifically for you, all you must do is advertise my Patreon either:
a. In your facebook for an entire day; without posting anything else to your wall.
b. In your deviantart journel.
The goal is to share my work with as many people as possible. Once you have done this, send me a screen cap of your advertisement, and I will get to working on your piece.
If you wanted to go a step further by:
a. Donating to my Patreon
b. Actively getting a friend to also advertise on their wall
You will get further incentives.
For those who donate, you will get a high resolution copy of your sentinel in a Reference sheet, along with their powers.
If you get a friend to advertise, they will receive a small sentinel of their own.
I've put it out there. Help me keep the fires lit friends.