Eugene Arenhaus is creating Art and Illustration
6

patrons

$203
per month
Hi! Welcome to my Patreon page!

What do I do here? I draw and paint. I also world-build and create stories. And I teach. Yes, you are most welcome to look.

Why am I collecting funds here? Because I have a calling (art and illustration), and a ton of projects I want to finish and publish (comics, picture books, even animations), and Patreon is a way to support that and bring the projects to completion, without selling myself out. Every dollar is accepted gratefully, with full realization that you are enabling me to do the best work and live the dream.

There is also the matter of feedback. Here I can feel the support of my audience, and find out what things you want to see more! I feel that a person who had chipped in has a closer interest in a creative project than a random passer-by, so discussing creative projects with someone who donated money to see them completed is more productive than just posting sketches on social networks. Of course, the results are posted for all to see; but the behind-the-scenes work is going on here, and you are welcome to participate in that.

How does this work? It works like a subscription. Patreon lets you "pledge" money in return for monthly rewards. The smallest reward is a look into my creative process and an opportunity to participate in it. Bigger pledges get more rewards. The more pledges I get, the more time I can spend on giving the art back to you.

Is it like Kickstarter/Indiegogo? Not quite. Kickstarter is about funding a single big project. Patreon is about supporting a creator with ongoing projects!

What kinds of projects am I developing? Fine art, picture books (If There Were Witches, Captain Nemo and the Finest Fish in the Sea, I Can Fly to the Moon, River, Otter and a Fishing Rod, A Window Mouse Tale...), graphic novellas (Beyond the Pale, Leviathan, Trek, Godmakers...). The Goodbye Puppy is a joint project of a web comic.

Is there a paywall? Not really. I have published art for years for all to see, and I never made a secret  out of my working process. You'll see most of it eventually even if you do not pay. But getting on the exclusive content list means you'll get the art done sooner, and get sketches, previews, higher resolution files, and talk about them before anyone else sees them. There are also reward tiers that give you digital downloads, discounts on products, credit in books, and custom art!

Would I be doing it without payment? Absolutely. I would just have to do it less, because I'd have to take more potboiler projects in programming, design, and even illustration instead of developing what matters to me. The more I can make on Patreon, the more I can focus on the work of love and help other people do the same. And I have a firm belief that that benefits everyone. :)

Why monthly instead of per-project subscription? Because I typically work on two or three projects in parallel - it is my way to not burn out. Per-project funding would be impractical. Monthly funding also helps keep my mind on creative work and not on how to make ends meet next month. :)

Can you help in more ways? Of course you can! Share my work (and this page) on social networks, put likes on my artwork, recommend it to your friends! It all helps a lot.

Can you buy or commission art from me outside of Patreon? Of course you can. Contact me for details.

Got a question not covered here? You are most welcome to ask!

Where else can you find me?

Main site: chiseledrocks.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/arenhaus
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
Big Tipper

+ You'll get access to patron-only posts.
+ You'll get the proud warm fuzzy feeling from supporting the artist's life work!
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
Bigger Tipper
+ You'll get access to patron-only posts.
+ You'll get the proud warm fuzzy feeling from supporting the artist's life work!
+ You'll get access to higher resolution artwork.
+ You'll get a monthly brief critique of your own work, if you are an artist.

Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
Patron
+ You'll get access to patron-only posts.
+ You'll get the proud warm fuzzy feeling from supporting the artist's life work!
+ You'll get access to higher resolution artwork.
+ You'll get discount coupons for my publications and products
+ You'll get invited to biweekly Google Hangout patron meeting
+ You'll get invited to discuss my projects and influence their direction!
Pledge $19 or more per month
0 patrons
Patron extraordinaire

+ You'll get access to patron-only posts.
+ You'll get the proud warm fuzzy feeling from supporting the artist's life work!
+ You'll get access to higher resolution artwork.
+ You'll get discount coupons for my publications and products
+ You'll get invited to biweekly Google Hangout patron meeting
+ You'll get invited to discuss my projects and influence their direction!+ You'll be personally thanked in the credits sections of my publications that have credits sections!
+ You'll get a monthly detailed critique of your own work, if you are an artist.
Pledge $35 or more per month
0 of 30 patrons
Connoisseur

+ You'll get access to patron-only posts.
+ You'll get the proud warm fuzzy feeling from supporting the artist's life work!
+ You'll get access to higher resolution artwork.
+ You'll get discount coupons for my publications and products
+ You'll get invited to biweekly Google Hangout patron meeting
+ You'll get invited to discuss my projects and influence their direction!+ You'll be personally thanked in the credits sections of my publications that have credits sections!
+ You'll get a custom monthly A4 pencil drawing of your choice.
Pledge $49 or more per month
1 of 10 patrons
Hoot sponsor

+ You'll get access to patron-only posts.
+ You'll get the proud warm fuzzy feeling from supporting the artist's life work!
+ You'll get access to higher resolution artwork.
+ You'll get discount coupons for my publications and products
+ You'll get invited to biweekly Google Hangout patron meeting
+ You'll get invited to discuss my projects and influence their direction!+ You'll be personally thanked in the credits sections of my publications that have credits sections!
+ You'll get a custom monthly A6 to A5 painting in acrylics, watercolor, or other medium.
Pledge $99 or more per month
2 of 8 patrons
Collector

+ You'll get access to patron-only posts.
+ You'll get the proud warm fuzzy feeling from supporting the artist's life work!
+ You'll get access to higher resolution artwork.
+ You'll get discount coupons for my publications and products
+ You'll get invited to biweekly Google Hangout patron meeting
+ You'll get invited to discuss my projects and influence their direction!+ You'll be personally thanked in the credits sections of my publications that have credits sections!
+ You'll get 3 custom monthly A4 pencil drawings of your choice instead of 1,
+ OR a custom monthly A4 drawing in ink, markers, pencils, or digital.
Pledge $499 or more per month
0 of 3 patrons
Patron Deity

+ You'll get access to patron-only posts.
+ You'll get the proud warm fuzzy feeling from supporting the artist's life work!
+ You'll get access to higher resolution artwork.
+ You'll get discount coupons for my publications and products
+ You'll get invited to biweekly Google Hangout patron meeting
+ You'll get invited to discuss my projects and influence their direction!+ You'll be personally thanked in the credits sections of my publications that have credits sections!
+ You'll get a custom monthly detailed A3+ painting in acrylics, watercolor, or other medium instead of pencil drawings.
+ You'll get my undying gratitude! :)
Goals
$203 of $350 per month
I'll be able to post more articles every month to my blog, Chiseled Groks.
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Hi! Welcome to my Patreon page!

What do I do here? I draw and paint. I also world-build and create stories. And I teach. Yes, you are most welcome to look.

Why am I collecting funds here? Because I have a calling (art and illustration), and a ton of projects I want to finish and publish (comics, picture books, even animations), and Patreon is a way to support that and bring the projects to completion, without selling myself out. Every dollar is accepted gratefully, with full realization that you are enabling me to do the best work and live the dream.

There is also the matter of feedback. Here I can feel the support of my audience, and find out what things you want to see more! I feel that a person who had chipped in has a closer interest in a creative project than a random passer-by, so discussing creative projects with someone who donated money to see them completed is more productive than just posting sketches on social networks. Of course, the results are posted for all to see; but the behind-the-scenes work is going on here, and you are welcome to participate in that.

How does this work? It works like a subscription. Patreon lets you "pledge" money in return for monthly rewards. The smallest reward is a look into my creative process and an opportunity to participate in it. Bigger pledges get more rewards. The more pledges I get, the more time I can spend on giving the art back to you.

Is it like Kickstarter/Indiegogo? Not quite. Kickstarter is about funding a single big project. Patreon is about supporting a creator with ongoing projects!

What kinds of projects am I developing? Fine art, picture books (If There Were Witches, Captain Nemo and the Finest Fish in the Sea, I Can Fly to the Moon, River, Otter and a Fishing Rod, A Window Mouse Tale...), graphic novellas (Beyond the Pale, Leviathan, Trek, Godmakers...). The Goodbye Puppy is a joint project of a web comic.

Is there a paywall? Not really. I have published art for years for all to see, and I never made a secret  out of my working process. You'll see most of it eventually even if you do not pay. But getting on the exclusive content list means you'll get the art done sooner, and get sketches, previews, higher resolution files, and talk about them before anyone else sees them. There are also reward tiers that give you digital downloads, discounts on products, credit in books, and custom art!

Would I be doing it without payment? Absolutely. I would just have to do it less, because I'd have to take more potboiler projects in programming, design, and even illustration instead of developing what matters to me. The more I can make on Patreon, the more I can focus on the work of love and help other people do the same. And I have a firm belief that that benefits everyone. :)

Why monthly instead of per-project subscription? Because I typically work on two or three projects in parallel - it is my way to not burn out. Per-project funding would be impractical. Monthly funding also helps keep my mind on creative work and not on how to make ends meet next month. :)

Can you help in more ways? Of course you can! Share my work (and this page) on social networks, put likes on my artwork, recommend it to your friends! It all helps a lot.

Can you buy or commission art from me outside of Patreon? Of course you can. Contact me for details.

Got a question not covered here? You are most welcome to ask!

Where else can you find me?

Main site: chiseledrocks.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/arenhaus

Recent posts by Eugene Arenhaus

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
Big Tipper

+ You'll get access to patron-only posts.
+ You'll get the proud warm fuzzy feeling from supporting the artist's life work!
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
Bigger Tipper
+ You'll get access to patron-only posts.
+ You'll get the proud warm fuzzy feeling from supporting the artist's life work!
+ You'll get access to higher resolution artwork.
+ You'll get a monthly brief critique of your own work, if you are an artist.

Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
Patron
+ You'll get access to patron-only posts.
+ You'll get the proud warm fuzzy feeling from supporting the artist's life work!
+ You'll get access to higher resolution artwork.
+ You'll get discount coupons for my publications and products
+ You'll get invited to biweekly Google Hangout patron meeting
+ You'll get invited to discuss my projects and influence their direction!
Pledge $19 or more per month
0 patrons
Patron extraordinaire

+ You'll get access to patron-only posts.
+ You'll get the proud warm fuzzy feeling from supporting the artist's life work!
+ You'll get access to higher resolution artwork.
+ You'll get discount coupons for my publications and products
+ You'll get invited to biweekly Google Hangout patron meeting
+ You'll get invited to discuss my projects and influence their direction!+ You'll be personally thanked in the credits sections of my publications that have credits sections!
+ You'll get a monthly detailed critique of your own work, if you are an artist.
Pledge $35 or more per month
0 of 30 patrons
Connoisseur

+ You'll get access to patron-only posts.
+ You'll get the proud warm fuzzy feeling from supporting the artist's life work!
+ You'll get access to higher resolution artwork.
+ You'll get discount coupons for my publications and products
+ You'll get invited to biweekly Google Hangout patron meeting
+ You'll get invited to discuss my projects and influence their direction!+ You'll be personally thanked in the credits sections of my publications that have credits sections!
+ You'll get a custom monthly A4 pencil drawing of your choice.
Pledge $49 or more per month
1 of 10 patrons
Hoot sponsor

+ You'll get access to patron-only posts.
+ You'll get the proud warm fuzzy feeling from supporting the artist's life work!
+ You'll get access to higher resolution artwork.
+ You'll get discount coupons for my publications and products
+ You'll get invited to biweekly Google Hangout patron meeting
+ You'll get invited to discuss my projects and influence their direction!+ You'll be personally thanked in the credits sections of my publications that have credits sections!
+ You'll get a custom monthly A6 to A5 painting in acrylics, watercolor, or other medium.
Pledge $99 or more per month
2 of 8 patrons
Collector

+ You'll get access to patron-only posts.
+ You'll get the proud warm fuzzy feeling from supporting the artist's life work!
+ You'll get access to higher resolution artwork.
+ You'll get discount coupons for my publications and products
+ You'll get invited to biweekly Google Hangout patron meeting
+ You'll get invited to discuss my projects and influence their direction!+ You'll be personally thanked in the credits sections of my publications that have credits sections!
+ You'll get 3 custom monthly A4 pencil drawings of your choice instead of 1,
+ OR a custom monthly A4 drawing in ink, markers, pencils, or digital.
Pledge $499 or more per month
0 of 3 patrons
Patron Deity

+ You'll get access to patron-only posts.
+ You'll get the proud warm fuzzy feeling from supporting the artist's life work!
+ You'll get access to higher resolution artwork.
+ You'll get discount coupons for my publications and products
+ You'll get invited to biweekly Google Hangout patron meeting
+ You'll get invited to discuss my projects and influence their direction!+ You'll be personally thanked in the credits sections of my publications that have credits sections!
+ You'll get a custom monthly detailed A3+ painting in acrylics, watercolor, or other medium instead of pencil drawings.
+ You'll get my undying gratitude! :)