So Patreon has seen a fairly huge explosion in the art community as of late, it's a fascinating thing and seems to really open the doors to artist breaking being able to break away from the NDA bigger project constrained method of making work and being able to pay the bills. I was a bit hesitant on the whole thing at first but I receive frequent enough request for tutorials that its something I have begun seriously considering. I generally balked at the idea of artist asking the community for donation for things they would already be doing but what I've seen grow is a sort of fascinating art request/commission service done at more affordable rates for all parties involved.
Some ideas I have for a patreon I would throw together in no particular order.
-Process breakdowns, especially for line-art and "conceptualizing"
-Detailed access to brushes, psd's, techniques, and any other behind the scenes "making of the sausage" as it were...
-Character makeovers, submit a character drawing or written idea and have me take a pass at it.
-Illustration with a heavy focus on the table top gaming space. I have tons of fans from my 40k art and D&D days and I am fairly consistently asked if I have the time to illustrate for peoples personal games and/or ideas of a character they have. I also want to see if its possible to stick to a more "gritty" side of fandom as I feel we have enough disney princess fanart in the world and not enough voices for the rest of us who like our fantasy worlds a little grimmer, a little meaner...not that I am opposed to these other things I just feel we need some folks to balance this out and I want to step up to the task of doing so.
In closing thoughts on this I have been a production artist in games for closing in on 8 years now, I love my job but I hate how disconnected its made me from larger communities in general. I miss the thrill of creating artwork for fans truly passionate on the things they love, the life of a production artist tends to be filled with a bit less joy and a fair measure of soulless grind as decisions are based on marketing metrics and not creative flair. I want to ask you the general community and folks absolutely kind enough to stop by my measly little page here and gauge interest in this pursuit and find out what it is you want to see most.
As always thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your time and feedback.