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Hey guys, as some of you know, I started a patreon a couple months ago but since it wasn't very clear the goals, how everything was going to work and all that, I decided to make a journal explaining all that and some other things as well.



Patreon is a website that allows people to support individuals that create "content" (in my case, art).

What is your part in that?
As a patron, you can support the artist's work with small donations (that can be $3, $5, $10 or whatever amount the person wants to donate). By doing so, not only you support that artist so it can continues to create the content you like, but it also gives you access to rewards based on the amount you donated.

What is my part in that?
As the artist, I create art and offer additional "rewards" for the people that support my work on a monthly basis. 

What are those "rewards"?
Depending on the donation amount, you will get: High res versions of the drawings (~4000px resolution), Step by step stages of the drawings, the original .psd file with all the layers and be able to vote and help me choose future drawings.

In order to make it easier to understand, I made a small chart with the things you can get. 


Basically, if you are interested to support my work at www.patreon.com/krysdecker, with a $3 donation, you'll get all the high resolution versions of the images. With $5 donations, you'll also get the work in progress shots of each image, and the .psd files as well. 

The $90 and $250 are specifically for people that would like to comission art from me and get the patreon rewards for that month as well =). Which leads me to my next topic. 


Comissions


Currently those are the options for comissions:








  • Sketches are basically quick drawings of a character in a very early stage. It has rough edges, B&W, no backgrounds, more focused on shapes than details. Ideal if you just want to see your character come to life. 
  • Portraits are well .. portraits of a character. Focused on the expression and mood of the character. 
  • Pin-ups are an artistic view of the character. While it usually involves a bit of teasing and suggestion but it's not required. It comes with a basic background that wraps the character in a context. 
  • Full image comission is the whole deal. A big scene with a detailed character, background and everything. 





My Gumroad (gumroad.com/krysdecker) is an alternative way of supporting my work. It's basically an online store where you can purchase:
  • Pin-ups: ~4000px resolution .JPGs (NSFW included)
  • Other works (such as Yrel, Way of the Monks etc): ~4000px resolution .JPGs + .PSD file with all layers + Step by step stages of the drawing.



With all that, how will my deviantart work?


It will work exactly like it always did, so no worries. I'll still post my work here (and other places like facebook, artstation etc) in the same resolution I always did, which is usually 1080p or something like that. I mean, I've been doing that for the past 6-7 months and it didn't change anything, so rest assured it will be that way =)


Hope that gives you a better idea of how those sites works, but if you have any questions, let me know 

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PrincessCarol:iconprincesscarol:
happy birthday
Sun Jun 28, 2015, 8:09 PM
krysdecker:iconkrysdecker:
DA should have an option "I don't want to see Jack Frost/Frozen fanart anymore" ... seriously guys .. we got it.
Wed Nov 12, 2014, 6:42 AM
Enderthreesix:iconenderthreesix:
Unfortunately I didn't know it belonged to anyone other than the soldier who gave it to me and time is short and my Soldiers love the sketch. We would be really honored if you would let us use this as our mascot on our T-shirts since we are the "Spartans"
Mon Nov 18, 2013, 8:02 AM
Enderthreesix:iconenderthreesix:
I have had your Spartan sketch on my computer for it believe 5 years. I didn't know who drew it, one of my soldiers had given it to me. I am wondering if I could get your permission to use it on a T-shirt for my MP platoon serving in support of OEF?
Mon Nov 18, 2013, 7:59 AM
johnagold:iconjohnagold:
Korra! Main character in The Legend of Korra, the sequel series to Avater: the Last Airbender. I would very much love it if you painted a portrait of her. lol
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 4:05 AM
muleruiva:iconmuleruiva:
apaixonei completamente pela sua arte, estou há hrs aqui vendo tudo e curtindo cada detalhe de cada um...impressionante!! vc é um artista incrível.. parabéns! :) Bjks
Fri Jun 7, 2013, 7:10 AM
carlodagunz:iconcarlodagunz:
Korra. The next Avatar
Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:27 AM
krysdecker:iconkrysdecker:
am I the only one who has no idea who the hell is Korra?
Thu Aug 2, 2012, 6:59 AM
yftse:iconyftse:
my master! exelentes trabajos! :D
Mon Feb 13, 2012, 1:09 PM
GfxKael
upload in youtube :D
Fri Nov 11, 2011, 1:34 PM
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:iconlokhyanrr:
Lokhyanrr Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Já te seguia há um tempo no facebook,e por acaso achei sua deviant hahaha.Admiro muito seu trabalho,um orgulho para o Brasil,continue trazendo essas artes maravilhosas pra gente! XD
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krysdecker Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
obrigado =D
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FapmasterStench Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
200,000 page views and 5,000 Watchers and DA's brilliant genius calls you "undiscovered", lol. The rest of us ain't gotta chance. :P

Excellent work, but your Patreon prices are frankly pretty greedy. I don't think i've seen anyone go triple digits before or maybe even as extreme as $90. I don't think Patreon is the place to solicit commissions, but it's your call, of course. I'd keep everything under $40 and spread out the rewards a little more. The first two tiers are perfect, you could add in more stuff to help peeps become as good at art as you are with tutorial videos, special livestream access, ect. at $20 - $40, as that is what they are truly interested in. Oh, and offer at least a couple of monthly Patreon exclusive works for only your $1 and higher supporters, that's a huge perk to get peeps to contribute. Keep the commission shit privately via e-mail, especially if you're goin' pervy like me, lol.

Good luck and keep the amazing art coming! ^_^
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Edited Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
their algorithms don't make sense in a lot of situations. I've seen art on the "what's hot" category that had 100 views and half a dozen favs. So I wouldn't be surprised to place me in undiscovered.

About the prices, the last 2 tiers are designed exclusive for comissions (and there's a reason they have those prices). I got several comission requests from patrons, which makes much easier for them to simply edit their pledge than make a different payment elsewhere, so while there's no current comissions atm, it has been used a several times in the past months. I really had no issues whatsoever to discuss comissions on patreon, or DA (or facebook), so I don't really see any reason to change that. Everything is handled in private. I had a couple of comissions in the past months that were not posted anywhere by request of the buyer. 

And it's quite common for patrons to have 90-100-200$ (or any other value) pledges designed to offer aditional services (comissions, coaching, interacting with the person etc). 

About tutorials, they are on the "to do list". It's something that I really want to do, but between comissions, other freelance work and the drawings I already do, I simply don't have enough time available atm. So when it's possible, I'll certainly add them to patreon.

And to clarify, I have no plans to make patreon exclusive drawings. I mean, patreon is a way for people to support the artist's work, while I think it's fair that the patrons get "extra stuff" related to said drawings (high res files, .psd, wips, nsfw versio, videos and whatnot), I don't like the idea of putting a drawing itself behind paywalls.

At the end of the day, I love that people look at my art, enjoy it, and share it as much as possible. I mean, it's the reason why I love to do it. =)

All in all, thanks for the critics and suggestions, and glad you like my work!
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FapmasterStench Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Huh, I thought the commissions tier was for one person to pay an ongoing monthly fee for a commission each month, lol. I was like "Good thing this guy has limited it to one Patron XD". Yeah, I personally consider Patreon to be a place to aggregate many smaller exchanges of content/money, most notably digital goods. I use EMail as the only one-on-one method of creating commissioned work and leave the public avenues open only for free content. Ensures privacy and what not. And posing only works that I get permission to post as well, of course.

None of this is to say that you should do or don't do anything, just offering an opinion, you seem to be doing just fine so far, right? :P

Yep, tutorials are huge with peeps. Over-the-shoulder and voiced screen recordings are also great (just keep the music on a low volume if you have it and your voice clear and audible, many artists make it difficult to hear them by violatating one or both of those rules). A lotta work they are, but people love them, that's for sure (gotta massive collection of them from my fav artists myself).

Hmm, I never considered Patreon-exclusive drawings to be behind a paywall. It never clicked like that with me for some reason but it seems obvious now. :\ Yeah, when I see that someone else has shared my work, it fills me with pride, and trying to stop/police peeps from uploading their copy of a Patrons-exclusive work for free seems like a hassle, too. I might reconsider that perk myself. Something to think about.

No problem. You and your amazing work are worth far more than the time it takes to comment and criticise. You respond to all the kindness peeps show ya and that's a classy way to do shit. Best of luck to you and I look forward to seeing more work in the future.
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Ultamisia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really awesome stuff! keep it up :D
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you =)
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AmanoDan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
I like your work and is there anyway to get the past HD-image? I just became a patreon $3.
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sent you a message at Patreon, if you have any other question, feel free to ask =)
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AmanoDan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
Is will be sent earily next month?Sorry for my poor english.
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The rewards of november will be sent in the 1st week of december. 
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shadowgearx Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
You are an amazing artist, thank you for sharing your work.
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot, glad you liked them =)
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Dahgnear Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:party:Happy Birthday!:party:
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks =)
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