After my first month on Patreon, I have 8 patrons supporting me and pledging a total $65 per month. This has far exceeded my expectations and given me a monumental boost of confidence, because my patrons support me in a very emotional yet practical way. Their pledges allow me to purchase the things I absolutely need to make my art.
So after the first month of pledges went through, I officially went on my first shopping trip! Frankly, it was way more exciting than I expected it to be. The fact that I could buy supplies because of my patrons put a little pep in my step :)
My goal was to tackle necessities and organization.
First off, I absolutely needed watercolor paper. I have a lot of commissions piling up...and that needs lots of paper. The exciting thing was that I was able to splurge a little and get a higher quality of paper that I normally don't buy. *Pictured is one of the commissions I'm working on for a client's nursery.
So just remember, that as my patron, you're helping me make better art by helping me purchase better supplies. So thank you, fuh' realz. You really are going to see me become a better artist.
On to organization. With all these commissions piling up, its been really difficult trying to manage my time on top of everything else I gotta do to make my dreams start happenin'. So I found some adorable manila folders (with freaking fruits on them, so that's a win) to store prints, files, originals, blah blah blah...
Then I came across the most perfect planner that was just beckoning my name. (I mean, it even has stickers inside of it you guys).
All in all, I got high quality watercolor paper, a nice frame, an adorable yet practical planner, and the cutest organizational folders.
Well, anyways thats the gist. I really can't wait to start upgrading my supplies so I can make the best art possible for ya'll.