Cinder Block Studios is creating Art Videos
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What is Cinder Block Studios?

Cinder Block Studios is the Official Business of Pittsburgh Visual Artist Ben Yockel. My work features unique sci-fi and fantasy landscapes paired with bright vibrant colors to create worlds for you to explore! Cinder Block Studios is the official brand for my art and by searching for it and seeking the earth logo you can find my work in a variety of places online.

Since 2012 I have been creating weekly art educational videos through YouTube featuring acrylic painting, drawing, tips and tricks, and other various elements of classical visual art (with a contemporary twist). Inspired by the gaming and movie concept art industries and guided by the rich foundation of the old masters my work is a reflection of old and new techniques for a truly original visual experience. I create my videos not just to teach but to show off my art and inspire others to do great things of their own!

Why Patreon?

In being an art educator, I am dedicated to creating accurate educational and inspirational content at no cost to anyone who wants to learn. It is very important to the accuracy of my content that my videos remain unbiased by corporate sponsors or partnerships. For this reason all of my budget is built from (very) small bits of excess cash secured from my day job. Patreon will allow those members of my community (*who are financially able) to support my continued growth as an artist and as an educator.

Current Projects:

I'm always working on a few big projects that cut across the regular art videos. My two largest undertakings right now are the Kingdom of the Wind: Community Visual Development Project & The currently untitled art history video series for the YouTube channel. To find out more about these projects visit the corresponding page over on my website: http://www.cinderblockstudios.com/projects

Post Milestone Goals:

Once the page grows into a more successful platform, I will be able to unlock additional reward tiers which will include art supply packages, prints, and original art!
Tiers
Backer
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to exclusive sketch pages direct from my sketchbook.
  • Uploaded as .zip packs with a JPEG collage version at the end of every month.
Special Backer
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • High Resolution images and .psd files of my digital pre-painting concept sketches. (Low res .jpeg versions available for free on the facebook page)
  • Plus previous rewards
Community Activist
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Get invitations to exclusive Patreon only Skype Chats. Talk about anything and share what you're working on with other artists.
  • Plus previous rewards
Photoshop Frenzy
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Get exclusive photoshop brush packs and the occasional full .psd file for one of my digital concepts.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Associate Producer
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Let’s be honest not every video I make is perfect. Get the chance to review my video outlines before I start recording. Give your suggestions for it and future videos.
  • Plus previous rewards
Apprentice
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • One-on-One video chats about your work and what you can do to make it better. Consider me your mobile professor. Granted my time is limited but I will work my hardest to fit your needs into my schedule. Video chats will be available through Skype or Google Plus depending on individual need.
  • *Note I will not be able to give advice or critiques regarding anatomy, mechs, and creatures. I can only teach what I know, so we'll focus on color, value, composition, and the like.
  • Plus previous rewards
Goals
$0 of $500 per month
Unlock Giveaways:

Getting art supplies into the hands of my viewers on Youtube. If we reach this monthly milestone I'll be able to afford to buy extra art supplies to use in giveaways.

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What is Cinder Block Studios?

Cinder Block Studios is the Official Business of Pittsburgh Visual Artist Ben Yockel. My work features unique sci-fi and fantasy landscapes paired with bright vibrant colors to create worlds for you to explore! Cinder Block Studios is the official brand for my art and by searching for it and seeking the earth logo you can find my work in a variety of places online.

Since 2012 I have been creating weekly art educational videos through YouTube featuring acrylic painting, drawing, tips and tricks, and other various elements of classical visual art (with a contemporary twist). Inspired by the gaming and movie concept art industries and guided by the rich foundation of the old masters my work is a reflection of old and new techniques for a truly original visual experience. I create my videos not just to teach but to show off my art and inspire others to do great things of their own!

Why Patreon?

In being an art educator, I am dedicated to creating accurate educational and inspirational content at no cost to anyone who wants to learn. It is very important to the accuracy of my content that my videos remain unbiased by corporate sponsors or partnerships. For this reason all of my budget is built from (very) small bits of excess cash secured from my day job. Patreon will allow those members of my community (*who are financially able) to support my continued growth as an artist and as an educator.

Current Projects:

I'm always working on a few big projects that cut across the regular art videos. My two largest undertakings right now are the Kingdom of the Wind: Community Visual Development Project & The currently untitled art history video series for the YouTube channel. To find out more about these projects visit the corresponding page over on my website: http://www.cinderblockstudios.com/projects

Post Milestone Goals:

Once the page grows into a more successful platform, I will be able to unlock additional reward tiers which will include art supply packages, prints, and original art!

Recent posts by Cinder Block Studios

Tiers
Backer
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to exclusive sketch pages direct from my sketchbook.
  • Uploaded as .zip packs with a JPEG collage version at the end of every month.
Special Backer
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • High Resolution images and .psd files of my digital pre-painting concept sketches. (Low res .jpeg versions available for free on the facebook page)
  • Plus previous rewards
Community Activist
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Get invitations to exclusive Patreon only Skype Chats. Talk about anything and share what you're working on with other artists.
  • Plus previous rewards
Photoshop Frenzy
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Get exclusive photoshop brush packs and the occasional full .psd file for one of my digital concepts.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Associate Producer
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Let’s be honest not every video I make is perfect. Get the chance to review my video outlines before I start recording. Give your suggestions for it and future videos.
  • Plus previous rewards
Apprentice
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • One-on-One video chats about your work and what you can do to make it better. Consider me your mobile professor. Granted my time is limited but I will work my hardest to fit your needs into my schedule. Video chats will be available through Skype or Google Plus depending on individual need.
  • *Note I will not be able to give advice or critiques regarding anatomy, mechs, and creatures. I can only teach what I know, so we'll focus on color, value, composition, and the like.
  • Plus previous rewards