Been neglecting my tumblr lately so have a pic.
Been feeling a bit rough lately so I decided to take 40mins out of my day and draw this jellyfish from a stock photo ( http://fav.me/d5oegnc ). Not worrying about accuracy or final outcome, just wanted to paint something for the sheer joy of painting.
I NEED YOUR OPINIONS! Please read and reply if you have time!
So I’m devising a strategy for doing educational videos. Not just process, but actual educational ones that address the more underlying foundational skills required for illustration and concept\vis-dev. Right now I’m just playing with the Camtasia studio trial, and this was made from a really old Livestream, thus the absolutely atrocious resolution, for which I apologize profusely.
SO HERE’S THE QUESTION OF THE DAY!
If I were to start a Patreon... uh, “campaign”, would you subscribe? This is VERY loose thinking, but I want to gauge public opinion before pouring energy into this.
(amounts are per video because these may not follow a strict schedule :x)
FREE- Most of the videos will be free and public, because I don’t want to hide this info behind a paywall!
$1 Tier- The “thank you” level. This is just for people who feel what I do is important enough to them to give something :)
$3 Tier- LiveCrit level. You will send me a sketch or painting that I will do a public critique video on. These may be short, but I don’t plan on “charging” the Patrons for them. Your $5 will only go towards the mainstream videos.
$5 Tier- LiveCrit+PSD level. LiveCrit, and you will get medium-res(~2k) PSD’s from any videos that have drawings or paintings.
Above this, I am trying to figure out how to use Patreon to do actual mentorships over Google Hangout or Skype. It’s something I’ve wanted to do but haven’t found a good platform yet. Let me know if you’d be interested in the mentorship thing.
The money will mean I can spend more time on these videos, and less time doing freelance to pay off student loans :) I can also spend the money to do special features, bringing in pro artists to talk about certain subjects and pay them for their time.
Again, these won’t be vague “speedpaint” videos, they will be in-depth foundation videos talking about both theory, and demonstrating application in the field. The main things I want to cover are
-Illustration and Design Foundations
-Criticism, Philosophy, and Theory (Including topics on motivation, inspiration, goals, social justice, learning- the more mental side of the coin.)
So… Would you pay? If not, what could convince you? (feel free to answer via replies, or asks, or reblogs :>)
Sorry guys, I know I’ve been skimping on the content lately. Reblogging to get more feedback, cuz it’s important and stuff! (And means more meaningful content for all y’all)! And super duper thanks to everyone who has replied and reblogged, every single answer is helpful, even if it’s “no, there are already too many videos out there” :)
Never too many of these vids.
!! Woah guys! Pixelovely’s new tools are finally out, one for hands & feet, and one for faces!
There’s now 429 photos of hands & feet, and 314 photos of faces. Dang!!
This is super cool news and I certainly can’t wait to start using them haha
Posting for 2 reasons:
1: you can now catch all of these awesome talks on youtube for all those unable to go.
2: for all the comments along the lines of “LOL NO WOMEN” I am actually in there at about 0:17 secs (looking a bit stunned because we’d just been given steam controllers).