I broke down and started a Patreon. I’m feeling about as confident in this as I did when I started pony art, when I started doing sketch art, when I made my first OC, and everything else I’ve done until now, but bottom line; I’d love to do so much more than I am, but can’t justify it now. I the Patreon takes off, that could all change.
If that’s not your think please check out the various other ways you can support me:
Use my gift registry site (and show your family!): www.famigr.com
T-shirts and stuff: www.redbubble.com/people/nimar…
Note that while I'm not doing actual commissions, being a Patreon is close to the same thing. I will use the advice and submissions from my Patreons to guild my works.
I have many ideas for what I could be doing:
Comic: Crabapple confronts his Father
Video: Why Rainbow Dash is the worst pony... by far.
Video: Reviews of episodes from the perspective of an older, married, father of four
Story: Celestia's origin story (the one I've been planning for 6 years)
And that's the big stuff. The daily drawings will now be prioritized to the second-tier Patreon ideas and questions (just like the Tumblr/DA comments stuff I've been doing all this time). The third tier Patreons will help me decide at least one Patreon reward art to do each month (like a shared commission). The fourth tier folks will help me decide which video projects I work (though that will be a multi-month project most likely rather than monthly). Fifth tier Patreons will get a chance for a commission/request of their choice every month. For now, I'm committing to five a month, but I may be able to do more (it will depend on response).
I reserve the right to give away a free commission/request to other levels as well just for fun and as a thank you (no promises though; I still have family and full-time work obligations to fulfil)