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patrons

WHAT IS PATREON?
Patreon provides the opportunity for members of a community to financially support artists like me, in exchange for certain rewards or perks. Your support helps me produce more and better art, while sharing it with you.

HOW IT WORKS:
You can choose the per-creation amount and reward level from the list, and can cancel at any time.

You can also set a monthly cap so that even if I’m crazy prolific in a given month, you'll never pay more than you’ve budgeted.

EXPLORE DAVE’S ART:

Drawing on Culture: West Africa: The first in a series that explore various cultures from around the world. ➔

Spirit Animals & Wild Places: Wildlife Art that celebrates the sacred nature of the beings with whom we share this planet. ➔

Anatomy & Figure Drawing Journal: An ongoing journal of my studies of the human form, in charcoal and pencil. ➔

Cultural Paintings: A collection of paintings from over the years, many inspired by my travels in West Africa. ➔

ABOUT ME:
I’m an artist, musician, and writer, and I get a lot of my inspiration from my adventures traveling to interesting places. I’m passionate about anthropology, which is to say, I want to understand the human experience and this thing that we call culture. My explorations into the diverse cultures of the world have inspired me to make artwork and music about the people and places I have seen. I’ve also written and illustrated a book about my time living in West Africa, where I studied traditional music styles over the past decade and a half.


“Facily Condé” - from the Drawing on Culture series

WHAT I DO:
My artwork and music are a means for me to tell stories about the diverse world in which we live. I have traveled well off the beaten path to find these stories, and I am pleased to share them with you in my projects and latest artwork. My hope is that they can add something of value or interest to what it means to be human, and alive, on this magnificient Earth.

WHAT YOU’RE MAKING POSSIBLE:
Your support helps me greatly in my journey to make the best art possible, and share it with you.

By supporting my artwork, you not only become part of my process of making and sharing art, you enable me to put more time and resources into developing my artwork and skills. Each day that I sit down at my easel or drawing board, I learn something new, my art improves, and the vision of what I can contribute to this world becomes stronger and clearer. I have big ideas and want to help create a more beautiful world. You’re helping me do this. Thank you!

Thanks for visiting, and heaps of gratitude to all who have supported me along the way!

BECOMING A PATRON:
You can pledge any amount you choose, from the rewards tiers at the right. Pledges will be collected for each finished artwork, and payments will be processed around the 1st of the month. You can also set a cap for your total budget, and cancel any time.

SAMPLE ARTWORKS:
A few samples from each of my current series. Click any image to view larger and learn more!


“Wolves” - from the Spirit Animals & Wild Places series


“Le Maître à Sangbarala” - from the Cultural Paintings series


“Kpanlogo” - from the Cultural Paintings series


“Wild Horses II” - from the Spirit Animals & Wild Places series


“Rajiv I” - from the Figure Drawing Journal


“Monika II” - from the Figure Drawing Journal


“Donso: Le Chasseur” - from the Drawing on Culture series


“Le Vieux Fermier” - from the Drawing on Culture series
Tiers
ART & INSPIRATION
$1 or more per new artwork
Art and inspiration delivered! By sponsoring me at $1 or above per new artwork, you'll receive:


  • all new artwork sent to you via email, as well as occasional project updates, travel photos…and my gratitude! 
PART OF THE PROCESS
$5 or more per new artwork
In addition to the above, at $5 or above you'll receive:


  • access to private, patron-only works-in-progress posts, with ability to leave comments and feedback;
  • exclusive patron-only process tutorial posts: each month, I'll demonstrate step-by-step how a new piece of artwork is born, and the challenges I encounter along the way!
SUPPORTED BY...YOU!
$10 or more per new artwork
In addition to the above, Contributors at $10 and above will receive:


  • Mention on the artwork’s corresponding page of my website for each artwork you helped support (with optional link to your web site or business - you can specify if/how you want your name to appear, or if you want to remain anonymous);
  • a personalized shout-out to you or your business on social media thanking you for your support
ART DIRECTOR
$25 or more per new artwork
You da boss! What subject matter would you like to see me draw this month? You tell me what to draw! 


  • In addition to the above rewards, each month, supporters at this level or above will each be given a turn to play art director and tell me what you’d like to see me draw! You’ll then get a beautiful fine art print of the resulting artwork. All supporters at this level or above will receive a hi-res digital copy!
  • You'll also receive a $15 discount code that can be applied at any time and as often as you like to the cost of all fine art prints in my online shop.
ART COLLECTOR
$50 or more per new artwork
You want some art, hmmm? 


  • Each month, I’ll hold a drawing from supporters at this tier or above, and one lucky winner will receive a new 8x10 ORIGINAL pencil drawing! 
  • You'll also receive a $25 discount code, that can be applied at any time and as often as you like, to the cost of all fine art prints in my online shop.
ART ANGEL
$100 or more per new artwork
Your support is so generous, and I'm humbled that you would consider this. At this level, you're really helping me to further my career as an artist in ways that I hope will allow me to do the most good.


In addition to ALL of the above perks, you’ll receive:


Any framed prints at any size and in any format from my  online gallery AT COST.* This means that you pick out what you want (print, mat, frame etc) and you get it at what it costs me to produce — nothing extra. No limits on what you can purchase, for as long as you are a patron.


* plus shipping

Goals
6 of 20 patrons
My first goal: 20 patrons! Twenty feels like something of a community, and seems to me like social proof that there are people out there who are willing to support my work.

Are you one of those people? Can you share this with friends, family, and social media, and help me reach this humble goal?
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WHAT IS PATREON?
Patreon provides the opportunity for members of a community to financially support artists like me, in exchange for certain rewards or perks. Your support helps me produce more and better art, while sharing it with you.

HOW IT WORKS:
You can choose the per-creation amount and reward level from the list, and can cancel at any time.

You can also set a monthly cap so that even if I’m crazy prolific in a given month, you'll never pay more than you’ve budgeted.

EXPLORE DAVE’S ART:

Drawing on Culture: West Africa: The first in a series that explore various cultures from around the world. ➔

Spirit Animals & Wild Places: Wildlife Art that celebrates the sacred nature of the beings with whom we share this planet. ➔

Anatomy & Figure Drawing Journal: An ongoing journal of my studies of the human form, in charcoal and pencil. ➔

Cultural Paintings: A collection of paintings from over the years, many inspired by my travels in West Africa. ➔

ABOUT ME:
I’m an artist, musician, and writer, and I get a lot of my inspiration from my adventures traveling to interesting places. I’m passionate about anthropology, which is to say, I want to understand the human experience and this thing that we call culture. My explorations into the diverse cultures of the world have inspired me to make artwork and music about the people and places I have seen. I’ve also written and illustrated a book about my time living in West Africa, where I studied traditional music styles over the past decade and a half.


“Facily Condé” - from the Drawing on Culture series

WHAT I DO:
My artwork and music are a means for me to tell stories about the diverse world in which we live. I have traveled well off the beaten path to find these stories, and I am pleased to share them with you in my projects and latest artwork. My hope is that they can add something of value or interest to what it means to be human, and alive, on this magnificient Earth.

WHAT YOU’RE MAKING POSSIBLE:
Your support helps me greatly in my journey to make the best art possible, and share it with you.

By supporting my artwork, you not only become part of my process of making and sharing art, you enable me to put more time and resources into developing my artwork and skills. Each day that I sit down at my easel or drawing board, I learn something new, my art improves, and the vision of what I can contribute to this world becomes stronger and clearer. I have big ideas and want to help create a more beautiful world. You’re helping me do this. Thank you!

Thanks for visiting, and heaps of gratitude to all who have supported me along the way!

BECOMING A PATRON:
You can pledge any amount you choose, from the rewards tiers at the right. Pledges will be collected for each finished artwork, and payments will be processed around the 1st of the month. You can also set a cap for your total budget, and cancel any time.

SAMPLE ARTWORKS:
A few samples from each of my current series. Click any image to view larger and learn more!


“Wolves” - from the Spirit Animals & Wild Places series


“Le Maître à Sangbarala” - from the Cultural Paintings series


“Kpanlogo” - from the Cultural Paintings series


“Wild Horses II” - from the Spirit Animals & Wild Places series


“Rajiv I” - from the Figure Drawing Journal


“Monika II” - from the Figure Drawing Journal


“Donso: Le Chasseur” - from the Drawing on Culture series


“Le Vieux Fermier” - from the Drawing on Culture series

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Tiers
ART & INSPIRATION
$1 or more per new artwork
Art and inspiration delivered! By sponsoring me at $1 or above per new artwork, you'll receive:


  • all new artwork sent to you via email, as well as occasional project updates, travel photos…and my gratitude! 
PART OF THE PROCESS
$5 or more per new artwork
In addition to the above, at $5 or above you'll receive:


  • access to private, patron-only works-in-progress posts, with ability to leave comments and feedback;
  • exclusive patron-only process tutorial posts: each month, I'll demonstrate step-by-step how a new piece of artwork is born, and the challenges I encounter along the way!
SUPPORTED BY...YOU!
$10 or more per new artwork
In addition to the above, Contributors at $10 and above will receive:


  • Mention on the artwork’s corresponding page of my website for each artwork you helped support (with optional link to your web site or business - you can specify if/how you want your name to appear, or if you want to remain anonymous);
  • a personalized shout-out to you or your business on social media thanking you for your support
ART DIRECTOR
$25 or more per new artwork
You da boss! What subject matter would you like to see me draw this month? You tell me what to draw! 


  • In addition to the above rewards, each month, supporters at this level or above will each be given a turn to play art director and tell me what you’d like to see me draw! You’ll then get a beautiful fine art print of the resulting artwork. All supporters at this level or above will receive a hi-res digital copy!
  • You'll also receive a $15 discount code that can be applied at any time and as often as you like to the cost of all fine art prints in my online shop.
ART COLLECTOR
$50 or more per new artwork
You want some art, hmmm? 


  • Each month, I’ll hold a drawing from supporters at this tier or above, and one lucky winner will receive a new 8x10 ORIGINAL pencil drawing! 
  • You'll also receive a $25 discount code, that can be applied at any time and as often as you like, to the cost of all fine art prints in my online shop.
ART ANGEL
$100 or more per new artwork
Your support is so generous, and I'm humbled that you would consider this. At this level, you're really helping me to further my career as an artist in ways that I hope will allow me to do the most good.


In addition to ALL of the above perks, you’ll receive:


Any framed prints at any size and in any format from my  online gallery AT COST.* This means that you pick out what you want (print, mat, frame etc) and you get it at what it costs me to produce — nothing extra. No limits on what you can purchase, for as long as you are a patron.


* plus shipping