Hello there all! Just want to drop you some info on how the Patreon deally is going (and how it works if you didn't know) and on what I'll be doing this month ^ ,^ Thanks to y'all, the Patreon page took off really fast. I had no idea I'd have such a strong response. Like, I've already met three of my goals. And I've been able to pay my bills and afford food! You're all awesome and I'm feeling a bit emotional. I was going to record a vlog instead of writing this journal, but written word is a bit less prone to rambling off-topic and gushing thanks
So first off, the goals I've reached! My understanding is that how the Patreon thingy works is people put down a pledge, then the first of the next month their pledges are actually collected, and then on the fifth all the pledges should be processed and made sure that none were uncollectable. WORTHY OF NOTING: My Patreon is set up for monthly pledges. If you were looking to just give a one-time donation and weren't sure how Patreon works, you can stop pledging at any time before the start of next month. So after pledges are collected and processed, I've got until the end of that month to deliver on rewards/goal promise thingies, which is what I'll list off now. "More funny/progressful pictures and videos" is the first one, and that entails some of the silliness and wip images I've done before as can be seen on my Tumbly and facebook. Minimum of six pics and one vid, though that number sounds a bit too light for me
Have a pic for your troubles hinting at something I'm working on.
Actually make it two.
My second goal was a pony pattern available for patrons. It's not free, but if you've pledged any amount and want it just drop me a message on Patreon and I'll link you to where you can download it when it's ready. Now it won't be done for maybe a good few weeks, but I'll have it available for those who want it by the end of the month and some time not too long after that I'll have a video on how to make it into a plush. It won't be my full pony pattern I use regularly, but a simplified pattern for the everyday person ^ ,^
Goal three is one I'm really excited about, a Double Backstitch comic! My aim for that is to both have something to reply to comments and questions I get asked all around the net artistically (Tumbly has a really neat ask system so I hear ~ ,^) and also a means to explore Dubby's story. She's got an interesting little life for a plush pony, and I've got some fun characters to play with that are in her life as well. Lots of opportunities for fun, and that'll be showing up twice a month, one strip every two weeks starting about a week from now.
Now, how about those rewards! If you picked a reward when you pledged I'll be dropping you a message on Patreon asking for details on what you'll be getting drawn/sewn when I've got the time allocated for that. I've already sent out thanks to everyone personally though Patreon's messages as mentioned for the "any amount" reward X3
So what am I up to this month work-wise? One lifesize Celestia, one more lifer Luna, a quarter-scale Dashie, a quarter-scale Flutterbat, two quarter-scale Lunas, a quarter-scale Celestia, and a bunch of halfscale ponies that'll probably be worked on at the end of this month/beginning of next. I'm set up to make some really solid progress, and thanks to y'all generous folk who helped me on Patreon I don't have to worry as hard on expenses. I've said it to each of you, but thank you so much again <3
Questions, comments, praise, and grumps can be directed to me by comment section or by note!
Almost forgot, here's the link to my Patreon for anyone interested in helping me keep doing this crazy thing I love doing www.patreon.com/doublebackstit…