So with The Start of Something Big starting again, I have a few Patreon updates I wanted to share. I did my best to break it down into somewhat easy to read sections, but it's still a wall of text. If you have any questions or want to talk about any of this, either leave a comment or send me a note. I'll do my best to respond to either as soon as I can.
All Contributions will Count Double Towards Takai's Growth in this Chapter
Takai has a plan of her own to see just how big she can get. For the entirety of this chapter, any pledges made will count double
towards her growth. Which means pledging at the $5 level will bump her up 10', $10 will escalate her up 20', and so on. I'm fairly certain that this will be, without a doubt, Takai's largest growth spurt yet.
Patron's Choice Sketches are Now Going to be Patron Only
So I know that this is going to be a letdown for some people, but this is something I've been considering for a while. Besides the fact that I don't like uploading unfinished sketches and such to my dA, it makes sense to have at least a little content be Patreon-exclusive. I might still upload the occasional Patron's Choice that gets polished and completed here, but by and large, you'll need to check those out on Patreon. (No existing drawing will be removed from my dA gallery. That'd just be rude.)
Scheduled Deviation Releases
My goal for the last couple of years has been to produce one shiny piece of art every month. I want to make the process a little more orderly. I'm going to plan on uploading art to dA on the last day of every month, maybe even at a set time. I think that it'd help me manage my load a little better to have a set deadline, and that way folks won't have to ask when the next picture's coming. Of course, anyone at the $5 tier or higher can see all the Works-in-Progress anyways, so if you can't stand the wait, that'll be your best option.
A Brand New Reward Tier has been Added
Along with the other changes, I'm adding a new tier! If you contribute at this level, you will get a 4 hour artstream (either private or public, your choice) where you get to pick what I draw. I can do a refsheet of your characters, I can draw this idea you've had in the back of your mind for months and just want someone to put on paper (digital paper), you name it. The only thing I ask is that you don't cross the line on things I'm seriously uncomfortable with (note me if you are unsure), but other than that, the sky's the limit. Because of the way Patreon handles pledges right now, your stream will be held the month after your pledge goes through. So if you begin pledging on this level in August, I'll get in touch to set up a date and time that works in September. To start with, there are only going to be two slots for this, but I'd like to add more as time allows.
New Reward Tier Pictures
(And because I know someone will ask, the +1', +5' etc are the pledge amounts. I thought it was cute, and it makes more sense on the Patreon site)Note: I will still only draw subject matter that I'm comfortable with. This reward will be fulfilled after the first payment has gone through, due to the nature of it. Please contact me regarding any questions you might have.
Alright folks, that's all the news, the whole shebang. Thank you for reading and supporting me - whether your support comes in the form of a pledge or a comment, it means the world to me. Thank you so much for being what makes this community amazing.