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Expecto Patreon

fc,550x550,whiteWhen I re-embarked on life as a freelance artist, my friends gave me a lot of advice.  All of it good.  Some of it more applicable than others. Joseph Scrimshaw suggested I put together a Patreon site.

I know about Patreon.  I have a couple of friends with Patreon sites.  Joseph is one of them.

I haven’t taken the leap yet because the whole thing is…complicated.

If you are unfamiliar with Patreon, it is a crowdfunding platform where artists can invite the public to help support them in producing art.

Say, for instance, I tell people I’m going to produce one self portrait a month.  I’m not going to do that because all I would produce is stick figures but let’s imagine that I could, in fact, do that well.

People then pledge a certain amount of money to be paid every time I produce a self portrait.  Maybe it would be a dollar.  Maybe it would be one hundred dollars.  Most likely, it would be closer to a dollar.

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