Barbara Bell is creating drawings and drawing videos
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patron

Hello, my fellow art lover! Thanks for dropping by to check out my Patreon page!

I've been drawing pictures since I was old enough to hold a crayon without eating it (and who knows, maybe before that too). My wonderful parents, firm believers in developing early childhood creativity, encouraged my brothers and me to make lots of things, including art projects of various kinds. In my case, I became pretty good at drawing. By the time I was eight or ten I was drawing pictures for other people to color, too; I sold my first drawings-to-color when I was ten years old.

For most of my life, most of my work has been representational (portraying, or "representing," actual physical things such as people, animals, scenery and so on). In fact, I've spent the last twenty and more years doing portraits, working from life or from photographs.  But there was always the desire to sketch pretty shapes and lines on the edges of things, on scrap paper, even on paper tablecloths and napkins at events where these were present. In the past few years, drawings such as these have become popular among adults as coloring pictures. Check out this article which describes seven of the known health benefits of coloring.

Recently, I've begun to make videos of my drawings as I'm creating them. My drawing videos are posted publicly on YouTube for the world to enjoy (although as a subscriber or "patron," you get early access to these - see below). Even more recently, I've branched out, from ink and colored pencil on paper to glaze on pottery. This is a kind of art I've always wanted to make: the kind you can use in daily life. You can see pictures of my meditative drawings on pottery in my Patreon posts. (I also enjoy creating the kind of art you can wear, and expect to post some pictures of my work in this medium soon.)

For a $1 per month subscription, you'll get early access to these videos via a link I'll share with you 24 hours before the videos are posted on YouTube to the general public. For a $5 per month subscription, you'll have access to a gallery of images--some you'll have seen being created in the videos, plus more--which you can download, print, and color as often as you like. And it just gets more interesting from there...check out all my reward tiers to see what other goodies are available!

Here's a video of one of my drawing sessions to give you an idea of what I do. And again, thanks for taking the time to check out my art on Patreon.
Tiers
First Impression
$1 or more per month
You're making a difference! To thank you, I'll send you a link to each new drawing video as it comes out...24 hours before it's published on YouTube.
Guest Artist
$5 or more per month
Along with the early access to my videos that's available for patrons at the "First Impressions" level, you'll be able to download printable images of the drawings in my gallery, so you can print them out and color them however you like.  My art is enhanced by your art - you're a Guest Artist now.
The Drawing Board
$10 or more per month
Each month, you'll receive a link to a new step-by-step drawing tutorial in which I describe what I'm doing as I go along, so you too can begin to see how you can create a drawing like mine. You'll also receive all previous rewards.
Monthly Mailing
$25 or more per month
We all like to get "real" mail. When you're a contributor at this level, each month I'll send you a hand-written thank-you card printed with one of my latest drawings (these look good framed, too!),  plus you qualify for all previous rewards.
Contributing Editor
$50 or more per month
Email me a name or a set of initials, and I'll create a drawing video based around those letters, just for you or the recipient of your choice...along with a link to a printable image, this makes a unique gift.  You also receive all previous rewards. 
Art Collector
$100 or more per month
I'll not only create an exclusive drawing video just for you, I'll send you the original!  You also receive all previous rewards, including the personalized "Contributing Editor" video and printable digital image.
Kaleidoscope
$200 or more per month
As a "Kaleidoscope" patron, you will receive all previous awards, and, in addition,  I'll hand-color your exclusive original drawing for you before I mail it. 
Goals
8% complete
A hundred dollars a month will help pay important bills in our household. Thanks, everyone! When I reach this goal, you'll get a special new thank-you video from me every month!
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Hello, my fellow art lover! Thanks for dropping by to check out my Patreon page!

I've been drawing pictures since I was old enough to hold a crayon without eating it (and who knows, maybe before that too). My wonderful parents, firm believers in developing early childhood creativity, encouraged my brothers and me to make lots of things, including art projects of various kinds. In my case, I became pretty good at drawing. By the time I was eight or ten I was drawing pictures for other people to color, too; I sold my first drawings-to-color when I was ten years old.

For most of my life, most of my work has been representational (portraying, or "representing," actual physical things such as people, animals, scenery and so on). In fact, I've spent the last twenty and more years doing portraits, working from life or from photographs.  But there was always the desire to sketch pretty shapes and lines on the edges of things, on scrap paper, even on paper tablecloths and napkins at events where these were present. In the past few years, drawings such as these have become popular among adults as coloring pictures. Check out this article which describes seven of the known health benefits of coloring.

Recently, I've begun to make videos of my drawings as I'm creating them. My drawing videos are posted publicly on YouTube for the world to enjoy (although as a subscriber or "patron," you get early access to these - see below). Even more recently, I've branched out, from ink and colored pencil on paper to glaze on pottery. This is a kind of art I've always wanted to make: the kind you can use in daily life. You can see pictures of my meditative drawings on pottery in my Patreon posts. (I also enjoy creating the kind of art you can wear, and expect to post some pictures of my work in this medium soon.)

For a $1 per month subscription, you'll get early access to these videos via a link I'll share with you 24 hours before the videos are posted on YouTube to the general public. For a $5 per month subscription, you'll have access to a gallery of images--some you'll have seen being created in the videos, plus more--which you can download, print, and color as often as you like. And it just gets more interesting from there...check out all my reward tiers to see what other goodies are available!

Here's a video of one of my drawing sessions to give you an idea of what I do. And again, thanks for taking the time to check out my art on Patreon.

Recent posts by Barbara Bell

Tiers
First Impression
$1 or more per month
You're making a difference! To thank you, I'll send you a link to each new drawing video as it comes out...24 hours before it's published on YouTube.
Guest Artist
$5 or more per month
Along with the early access to my videos that's available for patrons at the "First Impressions" level, you'll be able to download printable images of the drawings in my gallery, so you can print them out and color them however you like.  My art is enhanced by your art - you're a Guest Artist now.
The Drawing Board
$10 or more per month
Each month, you'll receive a link to a new step-by-step drawing tutorial in which I describe what I'm doing as I go along, so you too can begin to see how you can create a drawing like mine. You'll also receive all previous rewards.
Monthly Mailing
$25 or more per month
We all like to get "real" mail. When you're a contributor at this level, each month I'll send you a hand-written thank-you card printed with one of my latest drawings (these look good framed, too!),  plus you qualify for all previous rewards.
Contributing Editor
$50 or more per month
Email me a name or a set of initials, and I'll create a drawing video based around those letters, just for you or the recipient of your choice...along with a link to a printable image, this makes a unique gift.  You also receive all previous rewards. 
Art Collector
$100 or more per month
I'll not only create an exclusive drawing video just for you, I'll send you the original!  You also receive all previous rewards, including the personalized "Contributing Editor" video and printable digital image.
Kaleidoscope
$200 or more per month
As a "Kaleidoscope" patron, you will receive all previous awards, and, in addition,  I'll hand-color your exclusive original drawing for you before I mail it.