Small Patreon Update
Hey everyone!I might as well make a post about the new Sales Tax thing; you may have heard about it already from other creators but if not Patreon has info about it here: https://support.patreon.com/hc/en-us/articles/360043191232-About-the-New-Advanced-Sales-Tax-SettingsI have adjusted my tiers accordingly and updated them to reflect how things have been lately. Right now, $2 and $5 tiers are essentially the same so feel free to adjust as necessary. I haven't been keeping up with old art packages or anything like that so I'm open to any suggestions anyone might have to replace them. I made the #Rekwehst channel on Discord to compensate a little so I can have things to pull from to draw in my down-time.Otherwise, thank you to everyone for all of your support! I'm happy to be able to share my art with you all during these trying times ?
Removal of Wyvern Tier // New Tier ideas
Hi everyone! An important update regarding my existing Wyvern tier: I am removing it as it no longer reflects how I price my commissions. I am super grateful for those who have pledged to that tier for so long! I'll be contacting those in the Wyvern tier personally to work through any remaining slots.As for what's next, I've recently bought a Cricut Explore Air 2 and have been having a lot of fun getting into the crafting side of art, including making my own stickers and cards. Having done a bunch of traditional pieces at my hometown anime convention has inspired me to try mailing out traditional sketches again, so I've been thinking about opening a new limited tier (North America only for now unless you're willing to pay shipping ;_; ) where I can mail out little care packages that include a personalized sketch and whatever sticker sets I can think of for that month. I feel a little bit too green to be opening up an Etsy shop and go through all the hoops related to setting up the business side of it, so I figure this might be a good beginner's step if anyone happens to be interested! I'll need a bit more time to finalize the details + setup examples, but I imagine it will be in the $30 range to cover cost of time, materials, and shipping. I'll make a new post about it breaking down the details once I'm ready!If you guys have any comments or suggestions, feel free to let me know! Thank you guys so much for always supporting me Q_Q
No Character Vote this month + Poll
Hey everyone! I hope everyone's been having a wonderful holiday and is having a wonderful New Year's celebration! As you can tell with how late it is, I won't be having a character vote this month and will be making up for it in January; I've been spending a wonderful time with my husband and as some of you know, we currently don't live together and he doesn't take a lot of time off work besides now so we've been making the most of it <3 but enough personal jargon aaaI just wanted to make a poll to see how you guys feel about the current vote system-- do you guys enjoy being able to vote from a pool of 5 characters, or would it be better for me to maybe just randomize the entire list and just draw whatever comes up? This would remove the whole character vote thing entirely (and the Redemption pool as well), which is why I want to ask if you guys enjoy the process. It would also get rid of the incentive of vote power of higher tiers; is this something that factors into your pledge?To balance out removing it, there are a few things I could consider doing... More characters drawn a month but at 30 minutes each, two full 1 hour streams for two characters... Maybe some sort of Patron perk during streams? There's a lot of possibilities and I'm totally open to anything you guys have to suggest!I think it'll be good to freshen things up somehow in addition to the changes I've been already making for the New Year; I'm excited to write up some new plans and resolutions! Hope you guys have a fantastic 2019 !! ? ?
:: UPCOMING CHANGES for December Roll-over :: Please Read!
Hey everyone! tl;dr at the bottom, also accepting suggestions!I'm going to be making some changes that will be effective starting December 1st. Most things will be staying the same but I'll mostly be reworking how I would like to do discounts. Pricing my commissions has been tough for me lately because it's a balance between my hourly rates, how long I spend on commissions and how appealing I want the prices to be. PayPal fees can feel like a substantial dent on top of discounts that I give out (which can be discouraging), so instead I would like to give Patrons a flat dollar discount, or prices in general that would be cheaper than if I opened commissions publicly. It will not be based on what tier you are, and will simply be available to all Patrons; this saves me some time having to look up what tier a patron is, doing the math and sanity checking myself. Examples of discounts may come in the form of experimental sketches that are say, $45 instead of $50 regular. I also count the fact that the commissions are available as "first dibs" to Patrons as part of the deal/bonus as well, as I typically charge a rush fee for those who request an immediate commission out of Patreon slots or a waitlist. Another bonus is typically when I open slots, they are done on the same day I give them out. Reminder that I only do all this via Discord !Other things I would love suggestions on is what I could replace speed-paints with, as I have not been delivering on that goal in addition to streaming which those two go hand-in-hand since the stream is how I record videos. The process of video editing also just takes a really long time since I don't have the greatest software to do it.tl;dr: removing % discounts from all tiers, replacing with flat $ first-dibs discounts for all Patrons. removing speed-paint goal, looking to replace it with something else.If you think this change affects your pledge, please make sure to change it before the December roll-over! In addition, if you guys have any suggestions on what you'd like to see as a Patreon reward, please let me know in the comments below! Thank you ?