Happy new year!
I want to give my sincerest thanks to all of my supporters here on Patreon and elsewhere online. 2019 has not been the kindest year to me; what with having to deal with a close friend dying, on top of my own myriad health issues.
But your continued support helped me more than you'll know.
Now, as the new year and decade begins, I want to take some time out to explain a few changes and lay out a few concerns about my Patreon campaign in the coming months.
Changes to rewards overall
I've wanted to make a few changes to my Patreon rewards for a while now, but was unsure how to go about doing this. Already in place are Discord roles & rewards; in which I post works in progress of ports and renders, as well as a chat channel specifically for patrons. That will obviously remain; zero point in taking that away.
One patron did suggest that I do alternative camera angles of renders; but given some of my workflow, that wouldn't really be as feasible as one would think. I typically do my renders intended for just one 'shot' -- an example of this are my Three Houses renders, in which I've used the game's 'cutscene cube' as scenery. I could do another angle but then it becomes just as apparent as it does in Three Houses itself that they're just in a cube; it's a lot easier to fake it if it's just one plane of the cube!
It's why after much deliberation, I've decided to land on early access to renders, for all Patreon tiers. I dislike posting censored versions of my artwork, yet I am aware a lot of people may not be able to subscribe to a Patreon for whatever reason. Still, I am firmly adamant that some form of my artwork remains free, and thus, I feel the fairest solution is for a 3 day period where art is posted here prior to it being posted on public channels. This will go in effect on the 6th January.
I've also received a few questions regarding watermarks, and why they are still present on the 4K downloads. The TL;DR -- a lot of my art has been stolen and reposted without watermarks; but I've noticed that even when that has been the case, it is often low quality and poorly cropped from my Twitter, never from Patreon. So, after the 6th January, 4K art will no longer have watermarks.
I am more than open to any suggestions -- please let me know in the Discord!
Commissions will now be given through Patreon only; and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. As people on the tier will already be aware, it is for one image of your specification, once for every month you are subscribed, which you will receive a 4K pin up image, alongside work in progress renders, either via Patreon or Discord PM.
A list of characters will be available on request once the tier is purchased. Bear in mind what I do too; if you're commissioning me to do a furry male-on-male animation loop, you're only going to be wasting your money!
As a side note, I don't think I will bring back doing MMO characters; that's never ever been something most people wanted, save a brief spike of people wanting their Final Fantasy characters done.
As of writing, there are three slots available -- so if you're interested, what's stopping you?
Once again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all for supporting me! I'm forever grateful for all of you; you all have allowed me to continue turning what I love into not just a hobby, but a career.