It is with great excitement I announce today that I am on the crowdfunding platform, Patreon. Patreon is a website that enables fans to become patrons of the arts by making monthly contributions as the artist releases new work on a regular basis. Contributions are vital for many artists these days, and for these contributions, you receive behind the scenes benefits, such as Question & Answer sessions.
As someone who has urban sketching posts stretching as far back as 2005, I'm ecstatic about Patreon. Sharing artwork with the world is one of the most fulfilling things I experience as a human being, and now to have the opportunity for patrons to share back with a few dollars is extremely gratifying.
Patreon is a young, but promising startup. I would personally like to see Patreon adopt a more streamlined design like Squarespace or Kickstarter, and, of course, gather a strong presence of fine artists.
I'm always going to post my urban sketches and prints on my website, and they will always be free. However, with your support as a patron, I'll be able to post higher quality work, more often. For this, I will be endlessly thankful. To check out the rewards you get for being a patron, hop over to my Patreon page.