Hey guys. Darius here.
Man. 2019 Has been one HELL of a year for me. I managed to get so much art done, but this year did come with some of its issues. lots of delays, working alot, and other personal things, But in the end, I managed to perservere, and make it through. I just want to thank everyone who has been watching me and keeping up to date with me through all my highs and lows. I couldnt have made it through 2019 without you guys.
But enough about 2019. Lets start talking about 2020 and whats going to be happening for me, My art, and You guys!
2020, I planning to bring a lot of things to the table, Regarding Scheduling, Streams, and Art. ive been talking with Jakob, Fringe, Libra, and others, and thanks to them, ive been able to organize and see how i will tackle this year. so with that said, Here is the official Roadmap of 2020. Now bare in mind, this will NOT replace my monthly Roadmaps. this is a simple blanket Roadmap that will lay out the future month by month roadmaps for me. you will, still see the monthly roadmaps. Here we go.
The Future of Patreon
To start things off, Patreon will be returning, however, I will be reducing it to 1 Tier. This tier will allow you access to the 4K images of my public Uploads. You will also see exclusive Patreon content and image packs. 4K Images will be placed in a dropbox folder that will be password protected. this will be to avoid people posting images and what have you on sites like yiff(dot)party. when/if you choose to support, you will be given a link to my content every month on the 5th, with a password to it. that password will change monthly on the 1st.
Once the month has expired, everything that i have finished in that month will then be uploaded the next month. So for example. All the art i upload in January in my patreon, will receive a public release in February. then February is released publically in March, March in april, Etc. etc. Images released in public will be in a lower resolution. only 4k images will be on patreon.
The Tier is accessible for $10 per month. This is a permanent change.
Art and Gaming Streams
Streams WILL be coming back! Ive missed it so much, and Im very excited to be streaming again. I am currently preparing my streaming schedule which will be a permanent schedule for all of 2020. The times and such will be posted as a blanket. the reason for a blanket post, is in the event im scheduled to work at Gamestop, I can Inform everyone so that the days stream is cancelled, or postponed.
This is going to be for both Art Streams, which will be hosted on Picarto.tv ( https://picarto.tv/DariusLeoGator ) as well as my Gaming streams, which will be hosted on my Twitch channel ( https://twitch.tv/DariusLeoGator ).
My Art streams will happen every Monday to Thursday, and my Gaming streams will happen Friday to Sunday. times to come soon. The art streams will be to work on commissions, backlog, and other content for you guys, the Gaming streams will be to work on randomizers, Speedruns, and other games for your guys enjoyment. These Streams will start up on 1/20/2020. So be ready for those!
Art Upload Schedule
I will begin uploading Art and commissions ive done in 2018/2019 starting on 1/2/2020. I will be uploading 6 pieces daily until ive uploaded all of them. Once that is done, i will upload all of the monthly images i post on patreon on the 1st to 5th of every month. I will also upload commissions i do every day, at least 3 a day. so be prepared for some BEEFY galleries.
THIS... is gonna be a HUGE change for me. for those of you that have not known me, you guys will know that i havent changed the price of my commission in almost 5 years. This will be changing starting 1/1/2020. bu thats not the only thing thats changed. There is so much more that has changed. So lets get into it.
>> Commission Prices
I Have decided to add Inks to my commission options. During 2019 ive had so many people ask about me doing Inks, and i think after some consideration, this will be added to my 2020 List of options. Inks will be $40 Per Character with a maximum of 2 Characters.
Flat Color Commissions will have no change. they will remain $50 per character, however it will be a Maximum of 2 Characters instead of 3.
Cel Shade Commissions will NOW be $75 Per Character, which is a $10 Increase from the original $65. Maximum 2 Characters instead of 3.
Full Shade/Work Commissions will NOW be $100 Per Character, which is a $10 Increase from the Original $90. Maximum 2 Characters instead of 3.
Reference Sheets will be $175/Reference sheet, which is a $50 Decrease of the Original $225.
Badges will be $45 a pop. (originally $35). themed will be $50.
Stickers will be $10 a Sticker. there will be no bundles or packs.
Add-Ons, internal shots, and cutaways will be $15 each.
In an effort to try and be affordable to everyone whom wants commissions, I am going to be committing to some HUGE changes regarding how i handle commissions.
This is going to be a BIG change for me. I, Prior to 1/1/2020, have always been taking payment Up-Front. and i realize now that this has made more problems for me, than solutions. So to rectify this, and make it so anyone that commissions me is at ease, Payments will be made AFTER the initial sketch has been made. Money will NOT be exchanged until YOU have viewed the sketch, and have approved it to be inked. I will no longer accept up front payments.
For those who get my more higher quality OR Quantity commissions, I will also do Payment plans. Payment plans can be offered to anyone who will spend $150 or more. please note that depending on how much you plan to spend, an initial payment will be requested to make one happen. I will work on you within your budget. In the event that the commission is finished before payment is fully covered, I will retain the commission or commiissions until payment has be fully cared for. however, i will always provide a watermarked version for you to have until that payment is settled.
Please note, that this change is so that I can handle those whom have outstanding commissions with me, and so that I will work on them before the new ones. a waiting list and queue list will be made public. Old Commissions Will Come First
As always, a TL;DR:
--> Patreon only has 1 Tier to support. $10/Month. 100% 4K/Exclusive Gallery.
--> Patreon Gallery will be releaced publically in Lower Resolution, 1 Month later.
--> Art and Gaming Streams Return on 1/20/2020. Times to be announced soon.
--> 2018/2019 Art will be Uploaded Daily. 6 Pieces a Day.
--> 2020 Commissions/Backlog Commissions Will be Uploaded upon it imminent completion.
--> Commission prices have changed. An image to show the new prices will be posted soon.
--> Payments for Commissions will be accepted before the Inks begin. Once Inks begin. No more edits will be allowed.
--> Payment Plans will be arranged for purchases over $150. a initial payment may be required.
--> Paid Commissions/Backlog is Primary and priority. A Queue List and Waiting List will be made public.
Alright. I believe that is everything to cover. If i forgot anything, ill edit this post. If there happens to be any questions, please ask below, and i will do my best to answer them as best as i can! Here is to a happy, and successful 2020!