Art By J. G. Smith

Art By J. G. Smith

is creating Pastel Artwork

5

patrons
The Coast

I'm a freelance pastel, pencil and paint artist.  Exploring techniques and styles motivates me to do what I do.  I love working on majestic scenery and stunning creatures in particular. 

I love the visual art community and want to help make it accessible to those who don't quite know where or how to get started.  Being able to do, teach, and explore art full-time is the goal in mind with your support.

Immediate goals, you ask?

1.  Set aside time to teach lessons.
2.  Support other artists locally and internationally.
3.  Lookout for my #1 fans (that's you, dear patrons).

The Horizon

This is something I want to grow into a community... a community both physically and electronically uniting artists of all walks and ages.  Everyone from kids to grandparents experiences and enjoys visual art on some level.  With the right support, we can awaken everyone's inner artist.

Through your pledges, you help foster an artistic community through:

1.  A proper studio to create and teach out of.
2.  Online lessons and demonstrations.
3.  Art camps, conventions, meetups, charities, education, tacos...

Your support helps make all of this and more a reality!
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Heads up to RVA locals!

Some of you may have heard of a gaming tavern called "The Forge" in Short Pump. For those of you who haven't heard, it's a wonderful place where PC, console, card, and tabletop gamers can all come to hang out and have a good time. Think of it as an internet café blending into a card shop. The team there has been working on decking the place out with new supplies, sweet rigs, and a fresh coat of paint on the walls.

That's where I come in. I've been asked to get crazy with some murals in the shop, primarily their digital gaming wall. We're still negotiating what to put up, but this is a community's home base. We want to get the people involved. This may be a business, but it's a place for anyone to come and have a good time!

And that's where you all come in. I won't lie, this is no small project. The primary wall alone is fairly huge. We're going to need some serious supplies to see this thing through. I'm still not sure how much paint we'll need (not to mention other supplies), but we believe the community may want to help get this thing rolling.

For now, we'll be taking donations through this Patreon page. If you choose to make a pledge for this project, please send me a message through Patreon stating that it's for The Forge. 100% of pledges indicating so will go directly to funding the revamp. We'll keep a running total up once they start rolling in too.  That way, you can see just how much support the gaming community is kicking this way.

As a bonus, supporters for this cause are still eligible for the tiered rewards. That means you can get prints and commissions just by donating at tiered levels. By giving to us, we are definitely more than willing to give back to you!

All donations will be processed on the 1st of each month. Be sure to check out my website (artbyjgsmith.weebly.com) for info on what kind of prints and commissions are available. And be sure to check out The Forge (rvaforge.com). They have an awesome team working there!
Hope to see you all at The Forge!

Tiers
Cub
$1 or more per month
Thanks for the support!  You've just landed yourself early access to all artwork, which the rest of the world will get a taste of in random spurts.


You've also earned exclusive access to the private blog where I'll discuss updates, projects, life, etc. as well as shots from my private sketchbook.

Juvenile
$5 or more per month

Welcome to the studio!  Everyone is always welcome to watch me work live on Twitch.  However, only those in this tier and above can make special requests for different animals to be drawn live.  Requests can be submitted here on Patreon through messages, then I'll notify you (and all my supporters) when I'll be working with your guidance.


The channel link is twitch.tv/artbyjgsmith

Hunter
$10 or more per month

Welcome to your monthly print subscription!  An 8" x 10" print of your choice from any of the available prints (www.artbyjgsmith.weebly.com/print-store) will be delivered to your doorstep.  Oh... and a small personal surprise to go along with it.

Beta
$25 or more per month

Your generous support at this stage lands you a monthly 9" x 12" commissioned piece for yourself.  Must be SFW and on either paper or canvas.


You'll also still receive:

- Monthly 8"x 10" print

Alpha
$50 or more per month (sold out!)

One of a kind!  Choice meats provided for the top of the ladder!  You may request a monthly commission up to 16" x 20" for paper or canvas.  SFW only.


You will also recieve:

- 2 monthly 8" x 10" prints

The Coast

I'm a freelance pastel, pencil and paint artist.  Exploring techniques and styles motivates me to do what I do.  I love working on majestic scenery and stunning creatures in particular. 

I love the visual art community and want to help make it accessible to those who don't quite know where or how to get started.  Being able to do, teach, and explore art full-time is the goal in mind with your support.

Immediate goals, you ask?

1.  Set aside time to teach lessons.
2.  Support other artists locally and internationally.
3.  Lookout for my #1 fans (that's you, dear patrons).

The Horizon

This is something I want to grow into a community... a community both physically and electronically uniting artists of all walks and ages.  Everyone from kids to grandparents experiences and enjoys visual art on some level.  With the right support, we can awaken everyone's inner artist.

Through your pledges, you help foster an artistic community through:

1.  A proper studio to create and teach out of.
2.  Online lessons and demonstrations.
3.  Art camps, conventions, meetups, charities, education, tacos...

Your support helps make all of this and more a reality!
<>
Heads up to RVA locals!

Some of you may have heard of a gaming tavern called "The Forge" in Short Pump. For those of you who haven't heard, it's a wonderful place where PC, console, card, and tabletop gamers can all come to hang out and have a good time. Think of it as an internet café blending into a card shop. The team there has been working on decking the place out with new supplies, sweet rigs, and a fresh coat of paint on the walls.

That's where I come in. I've been asked to get crazy with some murals in the shop, primarily their digital gaming wall. We're still negotiating what to put up, but this is a community's home base. We want to get the people involved. This may be a business, but it's a place for anyone to come and have a good time!

And that's where you all come in. I won't lie, this is no small project. The primary wall alone is fairly huge. We're going to need some serious supplies to see this thing through. I'm still not sure how much paint we'll need (not to mention other supplies), but we believe the community may want to help get this thing rolling.

For now, we'll be taking donations through this Patreon page. If you choose to make a pledge for this project, please send me a message through Patreon stating that it's for The Forge. 100% of pledges indicating so will go directly to funding the revamp. We'll keep a running total up once they start rolling in too.  That way, you can see just how much support the gaming community is kicking this way.

As a bonus, supporters for this cause are still eligible for the tiered rewards. That means you can get prints and commissions just by donating at tiered levels. By giving to us, we are definitely more than willing to give back to you!

All donations will be processed on the 1st of each month. Be sure to check out my website (artbyjgsmith.weebly.com) for info on what kind of prints and commissions are available. And be sure to check out The Forge (rvaforge.com). They have an awesome team working there!
Hope to see you all at The Forge!

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Tiers
Cub
$1 or more per month
Thanks for the support!  You've just landed yourself early access to all artwork, which the rest of the world will get a taste of in random spurts.


You've also earned exclusive access to the private blog where I'll discuss updates, projects, life, etc. as well as shots from my private sketchbook.

Juvenile
$5 or more per month

Welcome to the studio!  Everyone is always welcome to watch me work live on Twitch.  However, only those in this tier and above can make special requests for different animals to be drawn live.  Requests can be submitted here on Patreon through messages, then I'll notify you (and all my supporters) when I'll be working with your guidance.


The channel link is twitch.tv/artbyjgsmith

Hunter
$10 or more per month

Welcome to your monthly print subscription!  An 8" x 10" print of your choice from any of the available prints (www.artbyjgsmith.weebly.com/print-store) will be delivered to your doorstep.  Oh... and a small personal surprise to go along with it.

Beta
$25 or more per month

Your generous support at this stage lands you a monthly 9" x 12" commissioned piece for yourself.  Must be SFW and on either paper or canvas.


You'll also still receive:

- Monthly 8"x 10" print

Alpha
$50 or more per month (sold out!)

One of a kind!  Choice meats provided for the top of the ladder!  You may request a monthly commission up to 16" x 20" for paper or canvas.  SFW only.


You will also recieve:

- 2 monthly 8" x 10" prints