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[pix_dropcap]H[/pix_dropcap]ey everyone! Some of you may have heard that I am planning on creating a Patreon. I want to offer some cheaper alternatives to my current mentorship program, so I think Patreon will be a great platform.

I would like to offer some milestone goals, but I can’t do that if I am only offering mentorship slots. I have to limit the number of mentees I have, otherwise I might not have enough time to do all of the paintovers each month if this thing suddenly blows up. If there are a limited number of slots, then I won’t be able to reach stretch goals.

Instead of only offering limited mentorship slots, I will also be offering an unlimited monthly video tutorial tier. This will give me the ability to reach milestones and provide additional content.

What type of tutorials you may ask? Good question. The monthly videos will range anywhere from painting demos to talks about the industry. Painting demos are pretty common on the internet these days, so I also want to mix things up and talk about other things in the industry, like portfolios, finding work, what the industry is really like, etc. Maybe I could have guest speakers too? Who knows. I’m pretty shy though, so I dunno about that one.

You can think of this as the “box of chocolates” video tutorial package; you never know what you’re gonna get. I can also offer a milestone goal where you have the ability to tell me what you want to see each month.

Tiers

Here are the tiers and the rewards that I have so far. Just keep in mind that these tiers are a work in progress. I might change them or add other options. The pricing is also still temporary, it may or may not change.

• Tier 1 – $5 – Monthly video tutorial
• Tier 2 – $15 – Monthly video tutorial + Paintover + Written notes for 1 piece of art each month
• Tier 3 – $25 – Monthly video tutorial + Paintover + Written notes for 2 pieces of art each month
• Tier 4 – $45 – Monthly video tutorial + Video Paintover + Audio commentary + PSD for 2 pieces of art each month
• Tier 5 – $55 – Monthly video tutorial + Video Paintover + Audio commentary + PSD for 2 pieces of art each month + Personal assignment
• Tier 6 – $65 – Monthly video tutorial + Video Paintover + Audio commentary + PSD + for 2 pieces of art each month + Personal assignment + Monthly chat

If you have any suggestions of what you would like to see or what I should add or change, please let me know. This is your chance to give me some input about what you want!

Milestone Goals

Here are a few ideas I have for milestone goals. Again, please let me know if there is anything else you would like to see.

• More mentorship slots
• Additional monthly paintovers
• Vote each month about what you want to see for the video tutorial
• Additional rewards for each tier (what should they be??)
• More in-depth video tutorials
• More explosions!?!

I’m really excited about this new venture. I believe the way monthly Patreons work is that you are billed at the beginning of each month, so I plan on starting later this week. I already have two video tutorials finished and I hope to have a few more finished before I launch; I want to make sure I can deliver on time.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions, I really want to hear from people before I launch this thing. Thanks!