As you probably noticed, my Patreon changed a bit lately. I felt a bit overwhelmed between what I promised and "what I would like to offer but can't because of lack of time". I decided to go back on a more basic system you all know well : The Fidelity Card.
Now, Patrons will be able to chose the reward they would like to get. Now, Patrons will pay their rewards with points, which they will get thanks to their pledge.
It's the guarantee for you to get a reward for staying on my patreon.
It's also the guarantee for me to be able to continue my personal projects, such as my comics, primarily.
Because, that's the very purpose of this Patreon : to offer you stories through comics strip (from zootopia or from my own mind).
In 2019, I offered too much rewards, then opened new commission slots because drawing and my only job, and to live, I need money, like everyone. In 1 year, I was able to draw 3 and a half pages of my zootopia Delated Eyes fancomic. It is an EXTREMELY poor number, and I'll admit that I'm very disappointed about this.
Consequently, I decided to change both my pledges to offer to patrons more affordable rewards thanks to this fidelity card system, and to increase my prices towards commissions, for a simple reason :
Even if I'm grateful about your support, I can only note that my fixed income is, certainly, stable but didn't offer any rising curve during 2019. And with what I currently earn, as you have noticed, doesn't allow me to draw a comic strip. Especially because of french taxes... don't think that I earn all of what you give me on patreon....
So while waiting for new Patrons, here is what my Patreon is going to be, as well as my commission sheet:
**How it works : Commissions**
Here is my new Commission Price Guide. When you want a commission, you just have to wait for slots openings! The fasters to comment "I want the slot [insert a number]" will be able to get a commission!
When you commission me, please read this Commission Price Guide. There's things I don't draw anymore such as drafts; anthro with humans (under conditions); and colored comics. Colored normal anthro characters cost 25 euros each; and items and outifts will cost now something (T-shirt and jeans / all day "easy to draw" outfits are not included and stayed free. The description is on the Price Guide). And finally, the NSFW (sexually explicit) will be more expensive, since I can't publish them on social networks except for e621 and FurAffinity, on which I have absolutely zero visibility. For me, drawing NSFW is a bit like making ghost drawings. It's less fun, then. So to compensate, it will be more expensive. Anyway, I'm not known for my NSFW drawings.
Of course, these conditions only concern your requests when you are commissioning me. If I draw details myself that should have cost you something, those details will obviously be offered, I will never ask for money after making a drawing.
**How it works : Fidelity Card**
All my patrons with a pledge of $10 or more automatically obtain the OceRydia Fidelity Card that allows them to obtain Fidelity Points thanks to their monthly support on my Patreon.
- Patrons automatically gain points every month.
-> $10 per month = 1 point
-> $15 per month = 2 points
-> $20 per month = 3 points
-> $25 per month = 4 points
-> $30 per month = 5 points
-> $60 per month = 10 points
-> more than 60$ per months = 1 point in addition per 10$ given.
- Patrons ZPD CAPTAIN also gain automatically 10 points per month in addition if you are Sub in my Twitch channel OceRydia. Here a link toward my Twitch channel : https://www.twitch.tv/ocerydia
- Patrons ZPD Lieutenant and more also gain 10 points each times they become FireTpr on Utip. Available 1 time per months. Here a link toward my Utip : https://utip.io/ziegrydia
- Patrons can gain points during events.
Fidelity Points can be spend in different ways :
- -200 points : you can buy the item "Cuty Duo" and ask for the character of your choice (only a character you own)
- -100 points : you can buy the item "Chibi Ferral" and ask for the character of your choice (only a character you own)
- -10 points : Opening of a Montly Community Picture level 1. You can pay this item with the help of other patrons. [Patrons ZPD officer and more only]
- -5 points : You can suggest another request during the Monthly Community Picture. [Patrons ZPD officer and more only]
- -5 points : You can buy a cameo in my zootopia fancomic Delated Eyes. When I open slots, you just have to comment and ask "I would like a cameo of my character"! (only a characters you own). [Patrons ZPD Sergeant and more only]
- -10 points : Opening of a Montly Community Picture level 2. You can pay this item with the help of other patrons. [Patrons ZPD Sergeant and more only]
- -5 points : You can suggest another request during the Monthly Community Picture. [Patrons ZPD Sergeant and more only]
- -100 points : Get 10% discount on the «Buy me a doodle» option. [Patrons ZPD Lieutenant only]
- -10 points : You can buy one time your participation on the "Lt and Capt Banner". You ask for one character you own and a background, and I'll draw it in color. The result will appears on the "Lt and Capt Banner"! [Patrons ZPD Lieutenant and Captain only].
- -150 points : Get 15% discount on the «Buy me a doodle» option. [Patrons ZPD Captain only].
- -5 points : 10 euros offered for 100 euros of purchases. Available only toward commissions obtained with slots of commissions. [Patrons ZPD Captain only].
- -5 points : You can get the «I want a commission now!» option. Available only one time per 2 months. This item is not considered as a slot of commission. [Patrons ZPD Captain only].
/!\ ATTENTION /!\
-> You can obtain any of these kinds of arts/ Benefits only with points (or as eventual gifts). /!\
-> If you leave my Patreon on your own will or if you lower your pledge under a the $10 rank, you will lose your fidelity card and all the points on it. If you come back later, you will gain a new card, but will not get back the points your previously lost /!\
**How it works : Community Pictures**
What this is : Get doodles and pencil drawings for only points! You just have to send requests about an imposed theme by me when a Community picture is open!
Where : Every month I'll suggest a theme on the folder "OceRydia's patrons are creating Community Pictures!" from my discord server OceRydia's Creative Studio. You just have to comment there! The first request you submit is free, and each other ones you would suggest would cost you 5 points from your Fidelity Card.
At the end, I'll settle a poll, and you vote for your favorite idea! I'll draw the best idea the next day (so, as soon as possible).
The Community Picture level 1 & 2 :
- The level 1 let you participate in Community Pictures level 1. In general, these are about universes which Zieg and I have created, such as the Halloweek universe. You can suggest 1 to 2 characters only, no backgrounds. A background can be include, but it's up to me.
- The level 2 let you participate in Community Pictures level 2. In general, these are about your zoonas and original characters. You can suggest 1 to 2 characters only, no backgrounds.A background can be include, but it's up to me.
- Community Pictures are not automatically opened! To open a Community Picture, 10 points have to be paid, one time each month. These points can be paid by one Fidelity Card, or by several.
- I allow you (the community) only one Community Picture Level 1 and one Community Picture level 2 per month, but when you (the community) want. So chose well!
- A Community Picture can't be opened by PM!! You can ask for a Community Picture opening only on the discord channel "#✏the-hallow-community-picture" for the level 1 or "#✏the-bgc-community-picture " for the level 2. Same for any questions concerning the Community Picture Event. Here a link to enter this channel : Level 1--> https://discord.gg/3vhdUKK / Level 2 : https://discord.gg/Bz9hyQ5
- About the characters I allow you to request on the level 1, they simply have to be previously included on our original universes. Send me a PM before, during or just after the community picture to create your character.
- About the characters I allow you to request on the level 2, they simply have to be your creations. About the themes, I'll probably include them in the Bad Guy Cafe, a fictional space in the Old Wolf Tavern where your characters interact with others. Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps from the movie Zootopia are permited as well.
**How it works : "Buy me a doodle"**
Get colored version of doodles!
You got a doodle on stream/ on my Patreon, and you would like to have it in color? No problems! You have now an access to the "Doodle Discord Shop", where every doodles you can buy are in. They all have a basic price, sometimes with real money, sometimes with points (read below for more details about points). The shop is settle in my discord server OceRydia's creative studio! Here a link to enter this shop : https://discord.gg/KB7ScvZ
**How it works : Sponsorship**
more you make me find new patrons, more you get rewards in return !
(Soon, a detailed tree about sponsorship.)
To get benefits thanks to sponsorship, it's really easy!Talk about my patreon to someone. If this person got interested and became a patron, here the two steps you would have to follow to get your rewards :
1 : Ask to the All New Patron to send me a PM, explaining he came from you;
2 : Send me a PM explaining that I got a new patron thanks to you, and send me his name!
The gift I'll offer to you will depends of your pledge/ the number of times you used the sponsorship ;)
**How it works : Doodles**
You can get a doodle only thanks to events, or after a donation on my Twitch Channel. The number will not change the complexity of the doodle... you can give 1$ or 100$, the result will be the same! But in exchange, you'll participate on comic strips, since your doodle will have interactions with others!
To get a doodle, you just have to send a donation and the name of the character that you want as the donator name. Then, I'll draw in real time / in live the doodle! That being said, they are not considered as commission. I'll not follow each of your descriptions, if you send me some ;)
**How it works : "I supported OceRydia's comic until the end"**
To thanks you by supporting me on Patreon, I'll give you merchandisings at the end of my personal comic strips! More you are or more your pledge is high and more the merchandisings will be big. This only concern comics I created from A to Z (so, Fancomics are not included).
I'll give you more details when I'll work on those merchandisings/ when I'll start an original project.
**How it works : Dilated Eyes**
I really would like to offer you more pages... but forced to realize that doing a whole page with the halftone/ screentone takes too long and requires a too big a budget. So, here is what I suggest to you:
I will create Patreon goals, which will indicate the progress of the project. At $500 a month, I continue the comic in the form of doodles. Like that, you will be able to follow the story anyway. Then, at $1000 per month, I will continue again as I do now, with screentone, a line and a few colors. However, if I fall below $500, I would unfortunately have to pause it and do something else.
I don't say that with pleasure unfortunately, but we have to face the truth: if I fall below 500$, I would be able to only open commissions.
I think I explained everything... I know there's good news but also bad news... I hope you'll not be deseapointed by my first annoucements from 2020! Please feel free to send me comments if you have questions, or if you feel you need to speak out ^^
Have a nice day ~ and thank you again for your understanding,