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I'm Aaron Rutten, a Full-Time Artist, Digital Art Educator and YouTube Creator. It is my mission to help artists enjoy digital art while improving their skills. I'm able to accomplish this by sharing FREE digital art knowledge and creating valuable resources for the digital art community.
I'm currently posting 4 videos each week to YouTube, but as you can imagine that is a lot of work. That's because in addition to creating videos, I also have to earn a sustainable income in order to be a full-time artist. That's where fans like you can really make a difference.
MEET PATREONPatreon is a unique opportunity for fans who enjoy my work to join me on my mission while getting a "behind the scenes" view of my process. Many of my Patrons are here because they appreciate the work I do and just want to be a part of my creative journey, while others are here because the of the valuable resources I offer for digital artists. Once you become my Patron, you'll feel good knowing that you are funding monthly resources for the digital art community that otherwise would not exist.
YOUR SUPPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE:
- Funding from my Patreon community empowers me to dedicate more time to creating videos and digital art resources.
- Patrons are able to influence the content I create though comments and polls.
- I've been able to greatly improve the quality of my videos by purchasing better equipment.
- Patron funding provides me with a small budget I can use to travel and paint outdoors.
- My Patrons inspire me to consistently create content each month.
MAKE A CONNECTION:
- My Patreon community allows me to connect with my biggest fans on a deeper level by being more accessible.
- Patrons can comment and ask me questions in a private forum that is free of trolls and negativity.
- Patrons can and give and receive feedback on artwork posted to the private forum.
EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO ART RESOURCES:
My Patreon page makes it easy for me to share exclusive content that I create especially for my Patrons. As a member of my artist community, you will get access to Patrons-only Rewards that are not available to the general public.
A SPECIAL THANKS to all of my current and past Patrons for empowering me to be a successful full-time artist and YouTube creator. And thanks to ALL of my fans who watch my YouTube videos and subscribe to my channel.
⭐ TIP: The best time to make a pledge to me on Patreon is the first of the month because billing occurs at the first of each month. You can also make a one-time pledge if you like.
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GET PATRONS-ONLY REWARDS:
✏️ APPRENTICE - $2 or more per month
🗎 Instantly download my Digital Art Color Guide PDF that will teach you all about color theory and how to choose colors for your art.
💬 Limited Access to my Discord Channels - Chat with your fellow artists and share your artwork on a private server. (Become a VIP Patron to unlock more channels)
🗳️ Influence my Channel
Occasionally, I post polls on Patreon that you can participate in to help shape the content I create.
🤝🏼 Connect with Other Digital Artists
Comment on art and share your work in a private community of artists from around the world. We welcome artists of all backgrounds and skill-levels. Our community is a positive place to share and receive kind feedback.
👀 Access to Patrons-only posts
I use the Posts tab of my Patreon page to share news, updates and information that is not available to the general public.
🖌️ ARTIST - $5 or more per month
📹 Ad-Free Access To My New Videos
Get early exclusive access to my new videos before they are public on YouTube. You can watch these new videos without annoying YouTube ads during the time they are available on Patreon.
🏋️♀️ Group Art Challenges
Participate in a monthly art challenge that will encourage you to try new things and can help you to improve your skills as an artist. You have the option of having your artwork featured in a YouTube video at the end of each challenge.
🌲 Instantly access the Premium version of my 5 hour Landscape Painting Crash Course for FREE!
🗎 Instantly download my Wacom Express Key Maps PDF plus my Mandalas Digital Coloring Book PDF with 20 unique mandalas you can color with digital or traditional tools.
❔ Question and Comment Priority
Your questions and comments get priority over the dozens of messages I received daily.
🎁 Plus you'll get everything from the $2 reward tier above.
🎨 VIP (Very Important Painter) - $10 or more per month
🖌️ New Brushes Each Month
Get access to my Corel Painter workspace with new brushes added each month. You can download the entire workspace file, or you have the option of installing individual brushes and content into your own workspace. Here's a preview of the brush download page.
Save up to 50-75% off select training courses and products with special coupons for Patrons-only.
🐌 Longer Videos
Watch extended versions of select videos, many have additional narration. Some videos are even in real-time.
🖼️ Hi-res Artwork & Layered Files
Download select hi-res images of my work and access layered files to explore my artwork in greater detail.
💬 Full Access to my Patrons-Only Discord Channels - Chat with your fellow artists using text, voice and video on a private server. Share images of your artwork, get help from fellow artists, receive feedback on art and more. (All channels unlocked)
🎁 Plus you'll get everything from the $2 & $5 reward tiers above.
❤️ MUSE - $25 or more per month
🖌️ Inspire Me to Make New Brushes
I will release 1 new Corel Painter brush for every Patron who pledges $25/month. For example, if 5 people pledge $25, I will create 5 brushes for that month. These brushes will not be available to the general public. You can download the brushes here.
🎁 Plus you'll get everything from the $2, $5, & $10 reward tiers above.
📚 PHILANTHROPIST - $35 or more per month
Sponsor Captions & Translations - Captions not only make my videos easier to follow, they also make my videos more accessible to artists by enabling auto-translation into other languages. Watch playlist of captioned videos.
- For each $35 pledge, I will have 15 minutes of video captioned every month. That means your pledge will help to caption 1 to 5 videos every month.
- You'll have the option of having your name featured as a credit in the description of each video your funding helps to caption. Artists around the world will appreciate your generosity and you'll get your name out there.
- You'll get to enjoy my videos with captions and auto-translations.
- You'll get to give input on which videos get captioned through suggestions and polls.
- 🎁 Plus you'll get everything from the $2, $5, & $10 reward tiers above.
🕶️ ICON - $45 or more per month
You'll get exclusive access to a monthly art process video in which I will answer the art-related questions you've sent to me.
🎁 Plus you'll get access to ALL of the rewards in the $2, $5, & $10 reward tiers above.
Rewards are subject to change at my discretion. You'll be updated about any major changes and you always have the option of changing or canceling your pledge. If anything is unclear about Patreon and the rewards I offer, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected]
WHAT MY PATRONS ARE SAYING ABOUT PATREON:
"Worth every penny." - Keith S.
"I find that Aaron's tutorials are at a good level for me and I don't mind sending him a few dollars each month to help him with his work. I like to explore the new brushes he makes available via Patreon every month. I have been a Patron for about two years." Glenson J.
"Giving rewards is a kind thing to do but-- I certainly don't expect them. My reward is when I send you a picture and you reply! Good, bad or ugly - you reply. I pledge because I see value in the act. Your tutorials and classes have been a great help to me in understanding how to benefit from using painter. You show me how to improve and enjoy one of my dreams - painting. THANK YOU." - Thomas I.
"I was a painter in oils and acrylics until a stroke made that impossible. Now, I am retraining myself to work digitally. There is a steep learning curve, but you are a tremendous asset. The beauty of your work, coupled with the clarity of your instructions, makes this page an invaluable resource." - William W.
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