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Why No Patreon Yet? (edited_

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 19, 2014, 12:20 PM

[EDIT] I want to clarify, that I already have plans on exactly what I want to do with Patreon, but only when I'm ready!  I'm not looking for suggestions on how to use the website, when to use the website, or what other crowdfunding websites to use.  I made this journal to answer the question as to why I don't already have an active Patreon.  Please understand I've already made my decision, and I do not wish to further justify how I came to this conclusion.

Been getting a lot of asks about this lately (on and off tumblr), so I though I’d make a post about it!

Patreon, for those of you who do not know, is a website where people can support artists on a crowd funding platform in the long term, supporting them for multiple projects on a monthly basis, or giving them a tip based off a monthly payment, etc.  It’s been a major blessing for so many artists,why not me too?

Well, I simply don’t have room in my schedule to do ANY non-commission art right now.  I’m focusing on whittling down a sizable list of art, which needs to be significantly shorter before I am comfortable accepting money through Patreon.  I still need to support myself financially while I work through that list, so I take small amounts of commissions on a short term basis, and focus the rest of my time on that list.  It seems to be working out pretty well, though it’s definitely slow going and a delicate balancing act that sometimes need correcting.  I’ve gone from 63 items on that list when I started, down to 35.  Let’s face it though, 35 items is still pretty immense, and I just don’t think it would be responsible to explore a Patreon for myself until that list is either significantly lower, or totally wiped out.

I do have plans for a Patreon though, when the day comes my list is short enough!  On the occasional weekend I will do work on my headworld, TeaFeathers from stories to practice drawings, to fleshing out the species that live in that world.  I have some bigger stuff planned for that world, which includes a lot of public participation and TONS of art, so a future Patreon would be focused on that!

In the meantime, I will continue diligently working down my art list, and cheering on other artists who have Patreon pages.  And when I can I’ll be pecking away at TeaFeathers stuff in my free time!


Katie Hofgard
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Commissions: CLOSED by Esveeka

I'm a graduate from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, armed with a BFA in illustration, and a love for fantasy, anthro and animal art. Freelance illustration is my full time job, the sole source of income which supports my household. Most of my time is spent at my drafting table working with a multitude of mediums, both traditional and digital. If you are interested in commissioning me, please take a look at my price guide and Terms of Service linked below, and watch my journal for openings!

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My painting pay my bills... by emmil Money not Points by keropanda Critique Stamp by LhuneArt Tea Makes Everything Better by delusional-dreams American Eskimo Lover by Muttie Stamp: Pets by SD-DreamCrystal I wanted to be... by RipfangDragon The Dresden Files by phantom Calvin and hobbes by simplestamp


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SifrAmal Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Photographer
Will commissions be opened soon? :C
Leptonyx Featured By Owner Edited Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know I've been watching your work for quite some time but I wanted to share a moment. Last Thursday I was browsing around in Barnes and Noble and saw your works in Fantastic Furries. I noticed it was yours before I even saw your name in the book.
flickahorses Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional Artist
can me put up your artwork on my pinterest?
bowser12345678901 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  New member
good job! :-)
MrTommaya Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
You'r awesome!! Awesome!!!
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