Jon Freeman is creating Commissions, Pin-ups, and Prints
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patrons
UPDATE!!!

http://artofjonfreeman.com/Subscription.html

I have set up my own subscription service to replace Patreon.  Go there and check it out.
For $2 monthly you'll get First Dibs advantage, access to high-rez arts, occassional Kinda-SFW bonus pics, and access to the Discord channel.  Plus I cut out the middle man, so you can be sure more of your donations will go to the artist!

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To explain myself, and why I left Patreon, here's the rundown of what happened.
- August 1st saw several transactions get botched
- Earlier this week, after the dubious Patreon staff letter, I checked my own finance records and found there were some payments unaccounted for.
- So I post a journal saying "hey, I think something's up.  Patreon processed more patron wages in August than July, but I received less money in my Paypal."
- Within an hour of posting that my gallery gets flagged as Adult Content.  There is zero doubt in my mind that this was disgusting scumbag silence/censorship attempt.


So yeah - if you're a content creator on Patreon double check your finances and make sure they didn't "lose funding during the transaction process."
And if you're an Art Supporter: please spread the word to your favorite artists and make sure they aren't getting screwed over by Patreon  (also, second guess if your favorite artist is actually getting your money)

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Who are you?
You’re a person that likes cool art, intriguing stories, and new experiences.
Also, you’ve come to the right place for all that.

Who am I, then?
I’m this guy

I go by Jon Freeman. I’m a freelance artist, entrepreneur, independent game developer, and a small host of other titles. All of this is my full time occupation (as in, I don’t have a regular day job).

For now this Patreon serves 2 purposes.
a) A general tip jar and emotional support.  You're freakin' amazing for helping me out.  =)
b) ...

The adopter's advantage.
The majority of my income is through these adoptable sets.  And they can sell out in an instant.
By being a patron, it gives you and edge in this market.  On the first day these sets are posted, patrons get priority dibs (while everyone else gets 2nd dibs).  It's primarily a way to say thank you to true believers.  ^__^

If you're curious about the adoptables, I have a small section on it in the FAQ below.  (obviously you can also just send a message and ask)


F.A.Q  below
-----------------------


What’s with the unique art style?
I honestly do get asked this very frequently.
I have a VERY broad range of interests, and it’s all meshed together in my art style. In general it’s been mostly formed by Disney, Classic Capcom, and Burton; but there’s far more at play as well (Tin Tin, Rob Leifeld, Mike Mignola, Joe Mad, Hirohiko Araki, Guillermo Del Toro, etc). This also reflects in the stories and influences that go into the character designs. What it means is that I’m providing one-of-a-kind artworks. =)

What's an adoptable?
This is a weird niche market that I stumbled into and it's somehow turned into my primary source of income.  Never saw this coming.

Adoptables are basically characters for sale (the terms of adopting makes it a lot nicer to talk about it).  With how I run it, it's a clean hands transaction.  That means you can use the adoptables for anything you want to (personal use or professional/profit/busines).  The characters come with a splash of background info designed to be used as a creative springboard.

So who would adopt a character, anyway?
After doing this for roughly a year I've found 2 major reasons/motivations.
- Sometimes a client will see a character that fits perfectly into what they were working on. So they'll adopt the character and plug them in.  (conversely, they may end up just getting inspired to run away with the concept).
- Other times (and this is actually more prevalent) a client simply wants to have a character of their own.  For people who aren't devoted artists or seasoned craftsmen, adopting a character can provide a head-start for making their own stories.  I've seen some clients really flourish and create a small web of fun interactions based on adopted characters.

It's definitely a unique thing, but I've seen some great mileage of some of these adopted characters.  Which brings a happy artist smile to my face.  ^__^

So what about your print works and game projects
I'm still working on those.  It's just that these dopts ended up taking priority due to business sense.  It's why my patreon is structured entirely around them.

Why do my hands shake?
Ok, so you probably didn’t think to ask this (unless you've a keen eye for line quality detail), but people who meet me in person almost immediately notice that my hands shake quite a bit. 
* note: The main reason I include this section is that at cons I get asked this question multiple times a day.  While the last thing I want to be known as is "that shakey artist", I feel it's relevant to explain it.

Upfront it's undiagnosed.
Thankfully it's not Parkinsons, auto-immune, trauma induced, or any other series of nasty ailments.  Unfortunately, it means that countless doctors, 3 dozen blood tests, 3 MRIs, 2 EKGs, and other avenues haven't figured it out (i.e. no cure).  I've made a lot of progress dealing with it via AMIT Chiropractic and personal fitness/therapy training.  But still, these tremors affect my daily life.

This is why I don't work traditional mediums
My hands just shake too much.  It kills me at conventions since I can't give pencil sketches or do those awesome sketch covers.

Thankfully, however, with the computer I’m able to use programs with auto-smoothing to make the crisp artwork.

To clarify: the black inked line is what i'm able to achieve with the computer.  The line work in red was a legitimate attempt on my part to draw smoothly without using any assistance.  If you were to ask me to ink a drawing in person, the red lines is what it'd end up looking like.  (which kills me since I can't join in on sketch book jams)

Any rate, here's the moral behind sharing that info:  We're all broken in our own unique way.  I just feel that we should look past all this, help each other out, and feel good about what we're able to accomplish.

Thank you for reading all this
You're awesome; stay golden!  =)
Goals
15% complete
I'll start posting and editing Speedpaint Videos to Youtube again.
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UPDATE!!!

http://artofjonfreeman.com/Subscription.html

I have set up my own subscription service to replace Patreon.  Go there and check it out.
For $2 monthly you'll get First Dibs advantage, access to high-rez arts, occassional Kinda-SFW bonus pics, and access to the Discord channel.  Plus I cut out the middle man, so you can be sure more of your donations will go to the artist!

==========

To explain myself, and why I left Patreon, here's the rundown of what happened.
- August 1st saw several transactions get botched
- Earlier this week, after the dubious Patreon staff letter, I checked my own finance records and found there were some payments unaccounted for.
- So I post a journal saying "hey, I think something's up.  Patreon processed more patron wages in August than July, but I received less money in my Paypal."
- Within an hour of posting that my gallery gets flagged as Adult Content.  There is zero doubt in my mind that this was disgusting scumbag silence/censorship attempt.


So yeah - if you're a content creator on Patreon double check your finances and make sure they didn't "lose funding during the transaction process."
And if you're an Art Supporter: please spread the word to your favorite artists and make sure they aren't getting screwed over by Patreon  (also, second guess if your favorite artist is actually getting your money)

================



Who are you?
You’re a person that likes cool art, intriguing stories, and new experiences.
Also, you’ve come to the right place for all that.

Who am I, then?
I’m this guy

I go by Jon Freeman. I’m a freelance artist, entrepreneur, independent game developer, and a small host of other titles. All of this is my full time occupation (as in, I don’t have a regular day job).

For now this Patreon serves 2 purposes.
a) A general tip jar and emotional support.  You're freakin' amazing for helping me out.  =)
b) ...

The adopter's advantage.
The majority of my income is through these adoptable sets.  And they can sell out in an instant.
By being a patron, it gives you and edge in this market.  On the first day these sets are posted, patrons get priority dibs (while everyone else gets 2nd dibs).  It's primarily a way to say thank you to true believers.  ^__^

If you're curious about the adoptables, I have a small section on it in the FAQ below.  (obviously you can also just send a message and ask)


F.A.Q  below
-----------------------


What’s with the unique art style?
I honestly do get asked this very frequently.
I have a VERY broad range of interests, and it’s all meshed together in my art style. In general it’s been mostly formed by Disney, Classic Capcom, and Burton; but there’s far more at play as well (Tin Tin, Rob Leifeld, Mike Mignola, Joe Mad, Hirohiko Araki, Guillermo Del Toro, etc). This also reflects in the stories and influences that go into the character designs. What it means is that I’m providing one-of-a-kind artworks. =)

What's an adoptable?
This is a weird niche market that I stumbled into and it's somehow turned into my primary source of income.  Never saw this coming.

Adoptables are basically characters for sale (the terms of adopting makes it a lot nicer to talk about it).  With how I run it, it's a clean hands transaction.  That means you can use the adoptables for anything you want to (personal use or professional/profit/busines).  The characters come with a splash of background info designed to be used as a creative springboard.

So who would adopt a character, anyway?
After doing this for roughly a year I've found 2 major reasons/motivations.
- Sometimes a client will see a character that fits perfectly into what they were working on. So they'll adopt the character and plug them in.  (conversely, they may end up just getting inspired to run away with the concept).
- Other times (and this is actually more prevalent) a client simply wants to have a character of their own.  For people who aren't devoted artists or seasoned craftsmen, adopting a character can provide a head-start for making their own stories.  I've seen some clients really flourish and create a small web of fun interactions based on adopted characters.

It's definitely a unique thing, but I've seen some great mileage of some of these adopted characters.  Which brings a happy artist smile to my face.  ^__^

So what about your print works and game projects
I'm still working on those.  It's just that these dopts ended up taking priority due to business sense.  It's why my patreon is structured entirely around them.

Why do my hands shake?
Ok, so you probably didn’t think to ask this (unless you've a keen eye for line quality detail), but people who meet me in person almost immediately notice that my hands shake quite a bit. 
* note: The main reason I include this section is that at cons I get asked this question multiple times a day.  While the last thing I want to be known as is "that shakey artist", I feel it's relevant to explain it.

Upfront it's undiagnosed.
Thankfully it's not Parkinsons, auto-immune, trauma induced, or any other series of nasty ailments.  Unfortunately, it means that countless doctors, 3 dozen blood tests, 3 MRIs, 2 EKGs, and other avenues haven't figured it out (i.e. no cure).  I've made a lot of progress dealing with it via AMIT Chiropractic and personal fitness/therapy training.  But still, these tremors affect my daily life.

This is why I don't work traditional mediums
My hands just shake too much.  It kills me at conventions since I can't give pencil sketches or do those awesome sketch covers.

Thankfully, however, with the computer I’m able to use programs with auto-smoothing to make the crisp artwork.

To clarify: the black inked line is what i'm able to achieve with the computer.  The line work in red was a legitimate attempt on my part to draw smoothly without using any assistance.  If you were to ask me to ink a drawing in person, the red lines is what it'd end up looking like.  (which kills me since I can't join in on sketch book jams)

Any rate, here's the moral behind sharing that info:  We're all broken in our own unique way.  I just feel that we should look past all this, help each other out, and feel good about what we're able to accomplish.

Thank you for reading all this
You're awesome; stay golden!  =)

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