Here is a small sampling of my favorite sketches from this past month.
Patreon First Month Retrospective
Here are a few of my favorite sketches and paintings from this last month. Enjoy!
|Hovering and Hanging|
One month ago I created this sketch club on Patreon and I have really enjoyed it. It's been a very busy month with a lot of unusual travel, and some unusual weather conditions. But I've been grateful for this little place that I can carve out these ideas and post them. I don't have brilliant ideas all that often, but when I do, this acts as incentive for me to jot them down before they vanish into the ether of our lives.
So I'm not sure what this is about. Maybe someday I'll have a story attached to it. Right now it's just a fanciful flight of wonder. I hope you enjoy it.
|Sunset Across the Fields|
This was one of those ideas that I thought was nice, but had a hard time painting it. Knowing that you guys were out there, I persevered.
I saw this early Friday morning, driving to Pensacola. It was beautiful and arresting seeing the moon sitting there at the top of the hill.
I tried to paint it Saturday night from memory, but it didn't look right. Finally this morning at 3 or 4, it finally came together.
Gross Earnings: $22.75
CC Fees: $1.58
Patreon percentage: $1.18
Sketches and Paintings: 32
Which works out to roughly 0.6246875¢ per sketch or painting. As you can see, I'm not doing this for the money!
Instead, I'm doing this to build a sketching habit. Right now I have an idea file where I put all of my story ideas, and I've got about 400+ good, bad, and ugly plot fragments in there. However, they are all word-based, or relational-based. I want to create a regular habit of making interesting visual ideas. This sketch club helps me do that.
At $8.75 per week, I'm really close to reaching my first milestone ($15 a week). When we reach that goal, I'm going to be creating a sketch of an exotic animal—possibly something from deep in the jungle... or from deeper in the ocean—and sending it to my patrons. (And I'll get windshield wipers for my car!)
To help reach that first milestone, I'm introducing a new level of patronage: Zinc Level! Zinc level starts at $5 a week and allows Zinc patrons to suggest sketch ideas. A few times a month, I'll sift through the ideas and pick an interesting idea to draw for y'all.
Where will we go in the next year? I don't really know.... Join my sketch club to let's find out together!