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Thanks for stopping by! I joined Patreon because one of the hardest things about being a freelance artist is not always having a solid idea of what your income looks like every month--some months are flush and others are lean.  I love the freedom of freelancing, but it's that lack of stability that is difficult; Patreon helps solve that issue.  :)  

Not only that, but it's incredibly motivating for me--I love creating stuff that you guys suggest, and getting your feedback and ideas on what you'd like to see/what I should include in a design/etc. is important to me.  This platform is more intimate than other social media platforms and feels almost one-on-one.  I try to respond to everyone's comments, so please feel free to ask any questions you have and I will do my best to answer! 

Any and all pledges are incredibly appreciated--thank you so much for stopping by and supporting my artwork!

Megan Lara
MeganLara.com

                                                                                            



About the Monthly Patron-Picked Design

Every month you guys get to vote on what drawing or design you'd like to see me create!  I'm not always able to finish it in a month, but I try my hardest. :)  In addition, Patrons will also get a discount off signed prints of whatever I create when they go up in my Etsy store. :) Here's the process for picking the design topic:

Everyone in the third tier and above gets to throw a suggestion in the ring for people to vote on. Those pledging $10 or more have their suggestion automatically included in the list of design topics to vote on, and I will select my favourites from the third tier patrons' suggestions (this is done to keep the amount of voting options down--you can always make the same suggestion next month if it doesn't get voted on the first time). 

After that, I post the voting poll and everyone in the second tier and above is able to vote for their favourite choice out of the ones listed! Those in the third tier get their vote counted twice (please add a * to your comment so I know to count it twice), and those who pledge $10 or more a month have their vote counted three times (please add a + to your comment so I know to count it three times)!

After about a week or so, I tally the votes, announce the winner and then get to work! I also post photos and snippets of me working on the Patron-selected design here, and y'all get early access to the finished design.  At some point, I also really want to try and record my process for these, as well.  

Rewards
First Tier
$1 or more per month
I appreciate any and all donation amounts SO much! This first tier includes the following:  


  • Access to works-in-progress, sketches and doodles that I will only post here on Patreon!


  • Early access to finished designs.  


  • My heartfelt appreciation, as well as one entry into a monthly drawing for a free item of your choice from my Etsy store.  


Second Tier
$3 or more per month
Everything in the above tier, plus the following: 


  • Access to any VIDEOS (time lapses, tutorials, etc.) that I will be posting here.


  • One entry into a monthly drawing for a free item of your choice from my Etsy store.  


  • COLOURING PAGES!  You receive access to a monthly digital download (as well as all past downloads) of a 8"x10" colouring page file of one of my already-made designs! You can take these and print them out and colour them, colour them in photoshop, etc.  I'd love to see what you do with them, so please post them here when you're done. Note: you are not allowed to sell these--these are a "just for fun" thing for you, your kids, etc. Thanks guys!  


  • You get to cast ONE vote for my monthly Patron-selected drawing/design! Each month (though sometimes it may take a bit longer--I will always try to create it as fast as I can for you guys, though), I will create a design based on one of the suggestions that you all make and vote for (third tier and up are able to throw their suggestions in the ring for voting), and I will post updates and pictures of my progress along the way!  
Third Tier
$5 or more per month
Everything in the above tiers, plus the following:
  • Etsy discount code for 10% off use at any time, good forever!


  • An extra entry (TWO total) into a monthly drawing for a free item of your choice from my Etsy store.  


  • Your vote in my monthly Patron-selected drawing/design gets counted ONE extra time (TWO total)!  


  • Your design suggestion has a chance to be voted on in my monthly Patron-selected Design--I will pick my favorites from this tier's suggestions to include in the poll for people to vote on--those in the fourth tier get their suggestions included automatically.  You guys get to suggest the ideas and vote--so this or the $10 tier would be good tiers to choose if you have a design you've really been wanting me to do!

 

Fourth Tier
$10 or more per month
Everything in the above tiers, plus the following:   

 

  • Etsy discount code for 15% off use at any time, good forever


  • TWO extra entries (THREE total) into a monthly drawing for a free item of your choice from my Etsy store.  


  • Your vote in my monthly Patron-selected drawing/design gets counted TWO extra times (THREE total)!  


  • Your design suggestion will AUTOMATICALLY be included in the poll for people to vote on for the Patron-selected Design.  This tier guarantees that every month, your suggestion has a chance to be picked!  
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Thanks for stopping by! I joined Patreon because one of the hardest things about being a freelance artist is not always having a solid idea of what your income looks like every month--some months are flush and others are lean.  I love the freedom of freelancing, but it's that lack of stability that is difficult; Patreon helps solve that issue.  :)  

Not only that, but it's incredibly motivating for me--I love creating stuff that you guys suggest, and getting your feedback and ideas on what you'd like to see/what I should include in a design/etc. is important to me.  This platform is more intimate than other social media platforms and feels almost one-on-one.  I try to respond to everyone's comments, so please feel free to ask any questions you have and I will do my best to answer! 

Any and all pledges are incredibly appreciated--thank you so much for stopping by and supporting my artwork!

Megan Lara
MeganLara.com

                                                                                            



About the Monthly Patron-Picked Design

Every month you guys get to vote on what drawing or design you'd like to see me create!  I'm not always able to finish it in a month, but I try my hardest. :)  In addition, Patrons will also get a discount off signed prints of whatever I create when they go up in my Etsy store. :) Here's the process for picking the design topic:

Everyone in the third tier and above gets to throw a suggestion in the ring for people to vote on. Those pledging $10 or more have their suggestion automatically included in the list of design topics to vote on, and I will select my favourites from the third tier patrons' suggestions (this is done to keep the amount of voting options down--you can always make the same suggestion next month if it doesn't get voted on the first time). 

After that, I post the voting poll and everyone in the second tier and above is able to vote for their favourite choice out of the ones listed! Those in the third tier get their vote counted twice (please add a * to your comment so I know to count it twice), and those who pledge $10 or more a month have their vote counted three times (please add a + to your comment so I know to count it three times)!

After about a week or so, I tally the votes, announce the winner and then get to work! I also post photos and snippets of me working on the Patron-selected design here, and y'all get early access to the finished design.  At some point, I also really want to try and record my process for these, as well.  

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Rewards
First Tier
$1 or more per month
I appreciate any and all donation amounts SO much! This first tier includes the following:  


  • Access to works-in-progress, sketches and doodles that I will only post here on Patreon!


  • Early access to finished designs.  


  • My heartfelt appreciation, as well as one entry into a monthly drawing for a free item of your choice from my Etsy store.  


Second Tier
$3 or more per month
Everything in the above tier, plus the following: 


  • Access to any VIDEOS (time lapses, tutorials, etc.) that I will be posting here.


  • One entry into a monthly drawing for a free item of your choice from my Etsy store.  


  • COLOURING PAGES!  You receive access to a monthly digital download (as well as all past downloads) of a 8"x10" colouring page file of one of my already-made designs! You can take these and print them out and colour them, colour them in photoshop, etc.  I'd love to see what you do with them, so please post them here when you're done. Note: you are not allowed to sell these--these are a "just for fun" thing for you, your kids, etc. Thanks guys!  


  • You get to cast ONE vote for my monthly Patron-selected drawing/design! Each month (though sometimes it may take a bit longer--I will always try to create it as fast as I can for you guys, though), I will create a design based on one of the suggestions that you all make and vote for (third tier and up are able to throw their suggestions in the ring for voting), and I will post updates and pictures of my progress along the way!  
Third Tier
$5 or more per month
Everything in the above tiers, plus the following:
  • Etsy discount code for 10% off use at any time, good forever!


  • An extra entry (TWO total) into a monthly drawing for a free item of your choice from my Etsy store.  


  • Your vote in my monthly Patron-selected drawing/design gets counted ONE extra time (TWO total)!  


  • Your design suggestion has a chance to be voted on in my monthly Patron-selected Design--I will pick my favorites from this tier's suggestions to include in the poll for people to vote on--those in the fourth tier get their suggestions included automatically.  You guys get to suggest the ideas and vote--so this or the $10 tier would be good tiers to choose if you have a design you've really been wanting me to do!

 

Fourth Tier
$10 or more per month
Everything in the above tiers, plus the following:   

 

  • Etsy discount code for 15% off use at any time, good forever


  • TWO extra entries (THREE total) into a monthly drawing for a free item of your choice from my Etsy store.  


  • Your vote in my monthly Patron-selected drawing/design gets counted TWO extra times (THREE total)!  


  • Your design suggestion will AUTOMATICALLY be included in the poll for people to vote on for the Patron-selected Design.  This tier guarantees that every month, your suggestion has a chance to be picked!