so I’ve been thinking back and forth on two things:
1) whether it would pay off to offer prints via fineartprints.de (you could order what you want then!); if you ever considered buying prints from me, what would you wish for? Which painting, which size?
2) whether or not I should get a patreon account. I am afraid I could only pay and get paid via paypal, which I detest, does anybody happen to know whether bank transfer works as well?
What’s more, I wouldn’t be sure about the rewards. I would love to offer every of my potential backers some personal sketches or something like that, but if I do that for everyone, I don’t have time to finish anything, especially not things I can actually live on! Question is, what could I offer to patrons that won’t consume too much time? Would you be interested in WIP shots maybe, or in hi-res files? Hi-res linearts for practice maybe? I could also offer to give you “votes” for what I should draw/paint next, but with gifts and commissions ahead, I don’t know how much choice I can give you. Is there anything else you would actually be willing to pay me 1 € per month for that doesn’t consume time?
Stretch goals would be easy, though, I have so many project ideas I have no idea how to finish them in a lifetime, and I just hope other people deem them as worthwhile as I do! I’ll try to do them anyway, but not having to, for example, sell bread in order to pay my bills, might make me do it FASTER. A LOT FASTER.
In any case: I need a new job from october onwards, anyway (april 2016 the latest), and I’d really, really prefer to do something I’m actually good at/trained for, which would be, illustration. Sooo, long story’s short, would there be people among you who would actually consider backing me if I do? I kinda fear I will end up backing more people on patreon than having supporters myself, which would be, kinda missing the point.
Please be honest, everything else doesn’t help and will only waste my time thinking about this!Thank you very much for your opinions! You’re the best!