Tom Shepherd Art

is creating Paintings, Timelapse, Tutorials & generally talking art

8

patrons

$61

per month
Welcome to my Patreon page!

My name is Tom and I love to paint in a variety of mediums.  There's all sorts that goes on in the studio (which I'll share) but currently wildlife, wild birds and figurative is where it's at for me.

Firstly, thank you for popping over to check out my page. Secondly if you do decide to become a Patron, at any tier, I am hugely grateful and appreciative of your support. In return I will give consistent and hopefully insightful, interesting and inspiring content for both students of painting and collectors alike!!

Here on Patreon I hope to build further upon the content I share on social media and YouTube.   I really enjoy sharing on these platforms, however, having the support of you guys as subscribers really affords me the time to share on a much deeper level for those that want it,  as well as creating a more interactive and personable art community.

Not only do I want to be able to give you a gateway into my world, with regular painting process shots, works in progress and time-lapse videos. It is also very important to me that I share everything I've learnt, and am learning as I go.  This will be in the form of tutorials, and discussions, covering all aspects of painting from different mediums, materials, techniques, colour mixing, tone, composition, mindset, creative process and much more.  All though my personal focus is on wildlife and figurative I will be covering a wide range of subject matter as there's much I don;t love to paint (or at least have a go at!)

There will be plenty of content that is exclusive to Patreon, along with a few other 'perks' at the higher tiers of subscription.

Basically I want to pay forward everything I've learnt so far on my artistic journey. I wouldn't have got to where I am if others had not done the same!  Patreon is a wonderful platform for doing this!

As a Patron you will also be supporting my Podcast "Creative Perspectives", where I chat to other artist about their life stories, inspirations processes and a whole lot more.

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to read this, and hopefully donating.  Don't forget Patreon is a monthly subscription and you can cancel at any time. However I'm hoping once you see what we're going to get up to, you won't want to!!

All the best 
Tom
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month

Great tier if you're into what I'm doing and would like to show your support.


This tier and any others will also really help to support my Podcast, "Creative Perspectives"


Not as regular as Social Media but more in-depth:

  • Progress shots
  • Works in progress and project photos
  • Deeper explanations of how, what, and why!


Plus - Access to the my Private Facebook Art Group. We share paintings, advice, tips and much more.   You can upload your own work for discussion or just simply ask questions. A great place to interact with other artists!! (this is slowly building and I hope it will become something useful for those that want it.

Time Lapser
$3 or more per month

If you like seeing paintings come together, with a little bit insight into how they're created this is a good one for you.  

For those after some more technical info and learning, the commentated versions will give you this.


Everything in previous tier + plus 


Painting time lapses:


  • Some of these will be exclusive to Patreon
  • Commentated versions of all time-lapses. These commentaries will be exclusive to Patreon
  • Detailed descriptions of colours and process etc
Gateway
$5 or more per month

At this tier you will get more of an insight into studio life, and we start to get more into the learning side of painting and creating, with "Pro Tips" videos and real time painting videos.


Everything in the lower tiers + plus 


More of an insight into studio life and real time painting videos.


Mini Tutorials:

  • Real time videos of paintings with narration on all aspects of the process  
  • Written notes if applicable


Pro Tips 

  • Short videos (10 - 15mins) on everything from medium, techniques to creative process and a whole lot more!!


General Art Discussion videos

  • This could be explanations of demo pieces done for workshops.  
  • Longer answers to questions from social media, email or real life.  
  • Or simply videos of topics that come to mind and I think would be interesting.


Tutorials
$10 or more per month

If you're really looking for some in-depth, juicy videos on all aspects of painting then this is the tier for you!  


Very much geared towards tutoring with loads of monthly content to hopefully move your painting forward!


Everything in previous tiers + plus 


In depth tutorial videos


A monthly very in-depth tutorial on a specific topic or theme.


Basically like attending the first part of one of my workshops.


The topic/theme could be 


  • A specific subject (e.g. painting animals, figures, street scenes, coastal, still life...pretty much anything)


  • Medium related (e.g. oils, watercolour, acrylic, charcoal etc)


  • Lessons on approaches and theory (e.g. tone, colour theory, colour mixing, using limited palettes, how to simplify, how to analyse subject...so many options here!)


  • Creating certain effects (e.g. atmosphere, dramatic light)


  • Technique (e.g. glazing, impasto, palette knife wet into wet...tons of options here too!)


The above are examples, not limited to just these.  Happy to record tutorials based on peoples suggestions at this tier!


All videos will have access to download any exercises or diagrams, materials lists, as well good quality photos of any reference photos so you can have a go at painting as I did.  These photos will be a mixture of my own or copyright free images from websites such as 'unsplash', 'pixabay' etc


A quick note, some of these videos will be released down the line as stand alone tutorials that 'non Patreons' can purchase. However a single video will be significantly greater than 1 month at this tier, and these releases will not be for a year or more after their release on here. Also only a selection will be released, there will be plenty of content that is always exclusive to Patreon.








Notably Critiqued
$30 or more per month only 12 left

So this is a good tier for Collectors and for students


You will receive an item every month as a thank you. Every 3 months this be a small watercolour original.


Also a good tier for anyone wanting a little more one on one attention via email regards tutoring.


Everything in previous tiers +plus:


Thank you Notes & Artwork Critiques / Advice


Handwritten thank you note posted out every month. Continuous 3 month cycle of:

  • Month 1 - A6 watercolour sketch of animal, bird or figure
  • Month 2 - Postcard print of one of my paintings. Postcards exclusive to you guys on Patreon
  • Month 3 - Three of my greetings cards from my paintings. You'll get the most recent batch of ones (not the leftovers;)
  • Then back to an A6 original and do on...



Artwork critique by email

Will critique or advise (if I can!) up to 5 paintings by email or personal message.  Don't worry...you don't have to agree with me, but would love to help if I can!  Happy to expand and give advise a little bit of mentoring too as this tier is limited in Patron numbers.


Big Kahuna
$125 or more per month only 5 left

If you are after a tailored and personal tutoring experience (at great value) this is the tier for you!  A few other perks that collectors will enjoy also...


Everything in previous tiers +plus 


Monthly personal 30 - 45 minute Skype or video chat 


This can take whatever direction you like:

  • Art critique
  • Mentorship
  • Painting advice or personal art tips
  • Advise on business of art
  • I could even do a little demo for you, like a one on one tutorial
  • Or just general chit chat



Personalised Original Painting

After 12 months at this incredibly generous tier I will paint you a 20" x 30" watercolour of a bird or animal of your choice...or even a musician or figure...or a smaller sized acrylic or oil if that's what you're after...it's open for discussion! :)






Goals
8 of 100 patrons
Giveaway!
Winner gets:

Pick your favourite animal or bird (or I could do a musician or figure) and I will paint you an original watercolour on 20" x 30" paper (or two smaller).
1 of 1
Welcome to my Patreon page!

My name is Tom and I love to paint in a variety of mediums.  There's all sorts that goes on in the studio (which I'll share) but currently wildlife, wild birds and figurative is where it's at for me.

Firstly, thank you for popping over to check out my page. Secondly if you do decide to become a Patron, at any tier, I am hugely grateful and appreciative of your support. In return I will give consistent and hopefully insightful, interesting and inspiring content for both students of painting and collectors alike!!

Here on Patreon I hope to build further upon the content I share on social media and YouTube.   I really enjoy sharing on these platforms, however, having the support of you guys as subscribers really affords me the time to share on a much deeper level for those that want it,  as well as creating a more interactive and personable art community.

Not only do I want to be able to give you a gateway into my world, with regular painting process shots, works in progress and time-lapse videos. It is also very important to me that I share everything I've learnt, and am learning as I go.  This will be in the form of tutorials, and discussions, covering all aspects of painting from different mediums, materials, techniques, colour mixing, tone, composition, mindset, creative process and much more.  All though my personal focus is on wildlife and figurative I will be covering a wide range of subject matter as there's much I don;t love to paint (or at least have a go at!)

There will be plenty of content that is exclusive to Patreon, along with a few other 'perks' at the higher tiers of subscription.

Basically I want to pay forward everything I've learnt so far on my artistic journey. I wouldn't have got to where I am if others had not done the same!  Patreon is a wonderful platform for doing this!

As a Patron you will also be supporting my Podcast "Creative Perspectives", where I chat to other artist about their life stories, inspirations processes and a whole lot more.

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to read this, and hopefully donating.  Don't forget Patreon is a monthly subscription and you can cancel at any time. However I'm hoping once you see what we're going to get up to, you won't want to!!

All the best 
Tom

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month

Great tier if you're into what I'm doing and would like to show your support.


This tier and any others will also really help to support my Podcast, "Creative Perspectives"


Not as regular as Social Media but more in-depth:

  • Progress shots
  • Works in progress and project photos
  • Deeper explanations of how, what, and why!


Plus - Access to the my Private Facebook Art Group. We share paintings, advice, tips and much more.   You can upload your own work for discussion or just simply ask questions. A great place to interact with other artists!! (this is slowly building and I hope it will become something useful for those that want it.

Time Lapser
$3 or more per month

If you like seeing paintings come together, with a little bit insight into how they're created this is a good one for you.  

For those after some more technical info and learning, the commentated versions will give you this.


Everything in previous tier + plus 


Painting time lapses:


  • Some of these will be exclusive to Patreon
  • Commentated versions of all time-lapses. These commentaries will be exclusive to Patreon
  • Detailed descriptions of colours and process etc
Gateway
$5 or more per month

At this tier you will get more of an insight into studio life, and we start to get more into the learning side of painting and creating, with "Pro Tips" videos and real time painting videos.


Everything in the lower tiers + plus 


More of an insight into studio life and real time painting videos.


Mini Tutorials:

  • Real time videos of paintings with narration on all aspects of the process  
  • Written notes if applicable


Pro Tips 

  • Short videos (10 - 15mins) on everything from medium, techniques to creative process and a whole lot more!!


General Art Discussion videos

  • This could be explanations of demo pieces done for workshops.  
  • Longer answers to questions from social media, email or real life.  
  • Or simply videos of topics that come to mind and I think would be interesting.


Tutorials
$10 or more per month

If you're really looking for some in-depth, juicy videos on all aspects of painting then this is the tier for you!  


Very much geared towards tutoring with loads of monthly content to hopefully move your painting forward!


Everything in previous tiers + plus 


In depth tutorial videos


A monthly very in-depth tutorial on a specific topic or theme.


Basically like attending the first part of one of my workshops.


The topic/theme could be 


  • A specific subject (e.g. painting animals, figures, street scenes, coastal, still life...pretty much anything)


  • Medium related (e.g. oils, watercolour, acrylic, charcoal etc)


  • Lessons on approaches and theory (e.g. tone, colour theory, colour mixing, using limited palettes, how to simplify, how to analyse subject...so many options here!)


  • Creating certain effects (e.g. atmosphere, dramatic light)


  • Technique (e.g. glazing, impasto, palette knife wet into wet...tons of options here too!)


The above are examples, not limited to just these.  Happy to record tutorials based on peoples suggestions at this tier!


All videos will have access to download any exercises or diagrams, materials lists, as well good quality photos of any reference photos so you can have a go at painting as I did.  These photos will be a mixture of my own or copyright free images from websites such as 'unsplash', 'pixabay' etc


A quick note, some of these videos will be released down the line as stand alone tutorials that 'non Patreons' can purchase. However a single video will be significantly greater than 1 month at this tier, and these releases will not be for a year or more after their release on here. Also only a selection will be released, there will be plenty of content that is always exclusive to Patreon.








Notably Critiqued
$30 or more per month only 12 left

So this is a good tier for Collectors and for students


You will receive an item every month as a thank you. Every 3 months this be a small watercolour original.


Also a good tier for anyone wanting a little more one on one attention via email regards tutoring.


Everything in previous tiers +plus:


Thank you Notes & Artwork Critiques / Advice


Handwritten thank you note posted out every month. Continuous 3 month cycle of:

  • Month 1 - A6 watercolour sketch of animal, bird or figure
  • Month 2 - Postcard print of one of my paintings. Postcards exclusive to you guys on Patreon
  • Month 3 - Three of my greetings cards from my paintings. You'll get the most recent batch of ones (not the leftovers;)
  • Then back to an A6 original and do on...



Artwork critique by email

Will critique or advise (if I can!) up to 5 paintings by email or personal message.  Don't worry...you don't have to agree with me, but would love to help if I can!  Happy to expand and give advise a little bit of mentoring too as this tier is limited in Patron numbers.


Big Kahuna
$125 or more per month only 5 left

If you are after a tailored and personal tutoring experience (at great value) this is the tier for you!  A few other perks that collectors will enjoy also...


Everything in previous tiers +plus 


Monthly personal 30 - 45 minute Skype or video chat 


This can take whatever direction you like:

  • Art critique
  • Mentorship
  • Painting advice or personal art tips
  • Advise on business of art
  • I could even do a little demo for you, like a one on one tutorial
  • Or just general chit chat



Personalised Original Painting

After 12 months at this incredibly generous tier I will paint you a 20" x 30" watercolour of a bird or animal of your choice...or even a musician or figure...or a smaller sized acrylic or oil if that's what you're after...it's open for discussion! :)