Dextra is creating Art
22

patrons

$195
per month
Hello! For those of you that don't know me, my name is Dextra, and I make art type things. Mostly, I like drawing portraits, but I'll give anything a shot, and I am prone to taking someone's crazy ideas and making them come to life. It's the thing that I'm best at, and I want to make a career of it. I have done, on and off for the last 20 years, but life gets in the way, so I could never do more than make it a hobby that occasionally earned me a little extra cash. Which is why I'm doing this Patreon. I've been told to try it because I've had a few people express to me that they would support it, so here we are. 

So, what is it that I do that would make you want to support me? Well, as I said, portraits are kind of my "thing", and I often find myself sketching my friends as practice, and they don't seem to mind, such as:



Then sometimes I get a little fangirlish and sketch out a bit of fan art...



But when I really get my engines going, I get a lot more serious. And this is what I want to do a lot more of:





Those are just a couple of examples of what I can do when I have the time and energy to do so. Which is where you come in. I want to be able to make more art, and I want to make it my career. And right now, it's very difficult, considering I live with both physical and mental illnesses that make working most "normal" jobs hard. So I am looking for work, because I was on disability and now I'm not because I was not deemed sick "enough" for it. It's just difficult to find something that will be a decent fit for me at the moment. 

So I want to do what I do best, which is art. I want to make a lot of art. I'd really like to do this for a living. I've been able to do a little bit selling prints and t-shirts, but I'd like to do more. I have lots of ideas for perks for patrons, and I plan to do special events, sales, and special commissions. I haven't done any commissions in some time, so when I do plan to start again, patrons would get first notice before going public. You'll get to see patron-only progress shots, personal photos. That are relevant to the art of course, I promise there won't be too many cat photos. Unless you really want the cat photos. Because I have some quality felines up in here.

Anyway! Take a look, see what I can do, if you like what you see, and you'd like for me to make more of it, please consider becoming my patron. You'll give me at the very least warm fuzzy feelings and possibly a little peace of mind and reasons to smile. You'll get lots of shiny new artwork from me, and some other little goodies, too. And you'll be supporting someone trying to live their dream, which is what it's all about, right?

Right, no, it's about the cat photos, I get it.
Tiers
One
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Not only will you get access to the patron feed, you'll also get to see new pieces before they go public and will know when (and if) they are available for sale as prints. I will also be making blog posts about upcoming projects and events that I will be a part of, such as Denver Comic Con, and how it all works.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
Five
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
All the same perks as the $1 folks, only you get to see the works in progress that no one else gets to see, so you'll know what's coming before even they do!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Works-in-progress previews
Ten
$10 or more per month 7 of 25 patrons
Not only will you get all the perks of the lower price tiers, you will also get an 8.5 x 11" print of your choice. My Etsy store is no more, but I still have most of the prints in stock, and will send those out until supplies last.


Includes


If it's there, it's yours. And if not, you can ask, and I can probably make it happen.

  • Patron-only content feed
  • Works-in-progress previews
  • 8.5 x 11" print from Etsy
Twenty-Five
$25 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons
For this tier you will get a single subject digital sketch from me, similar to the image here, as well as the perks of the $5 and $1 tiers.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Works-in-progress previews
  • Digital sketch (single subject)
Fifty
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
I will do an 8.5 x11" pencil portrait for you, single subject, lovingly packed and mailed directly to you. You will also get an 8.5 x 11" print and a digital sketch from the $10 and $25 tiers.


Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Works-in-progress previews
  • 8.5 x 11" print from Etsy
  • Digital sketch (single subject)
  • Physical pencil sketch/drawing (single subject)
Goals
$195 of $250 per month
If I hit this much for a monthly total, I will pick a patron (randomly, from all tiers) to give me an idea to draw. Totally up to them. Doesn't matter if it's just a portrait of a dog, or something completely off the rails, I will do my best to see your insane vision come to life. Remember, I have already drawn a crest of Neil Armstrong on the moon being eaten by a mutant barracuda. Nothing is out of the realm of possibilities. So get your ideas brewing, because when we hit this one, it could be yours!
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Hello! For those of you that don't know me, my name is Dextra, and I make art type things. Mostly, I like drawing portraits, but I'll give anything a shot, and I am prone to taking someone's crazy ideas and making them come to life. It's the thing that I'm best at, and I want to make a career of it. I have done, on and off for the last 20 years, but life gets in the way, so I could never do more than make it a hobby that occasionally earned me a little extra cash. Which is why I'm doing this Patreon. I've been told to try it because I've had a few people express to me that they would support it, so here we are. 

So, what is it that I do that would make you want to support me? Well, as I said, portraits are kind of my "thing", and I often find myself sketching my friends as practice, and they don't seem to mind, such as:



Then sometimes I get a little fangirlish and sketch out a bit of fan art...



But when I really get my engines going, I get a lot more serious. And this is what I want to do a lot more of:





Those are just a couple of examples of what I can do when I have the time and energy to do so. Which is where you come in. I want to be able to make more art, and I want to make it my career. And right now, it's very difficult, considering I live with both physical and mental illnesses that make working most "normal" jobs hard. So I am looking for work, because I was on disability and now I'm not because I was not deemed sick "enough" for it. It's just difficult to find something that will be a decent fit for me at the moment. 

So I want to do what I do best, which is art. I want to make a lot of art. I'd really like to do this for a living. I've been able to do a little bit selling prints and t-shirts, but I'd like to do more. I have lots of ideas for perks for patrons, and I plan to do special events, sales, and special commissions. I haven't done any commissions in some time, so when I do plan to start again, patrons would get first notice before going public. You'll get to see patron-only progress shots, personal photos. That are relevant to the art of course, I promise there won't be too many cat photos. Unless you really want the cat photos. Because I have some quality felines up in here.

Anyway! Take a look, see what I can do, if you like what you see, and you'd like for me to make more of it, please consider becoming my patron. You'll give me at the very least warm fuzzy feelings and possibly a little peace of mind and reasons to smile. You'll get lots of shiny new artwork from me, and some other little goodies, too. And you'll be supporting someone trying to live their dream, which is what it's all about, right?

Right, no, it's about the cat photos, I get it.

Recent posts by Dextra

Tiers
One
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Not only will you get access to the patron feed, you'll also get to see new pieces before they go public and will know when (and if) they are available for sale as prints. I will also be making blog posts about upcoming projects and events that I will be a part of, such as Denver Comic Con, and how it all works.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
Five
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
All the same perks as the $1 folks, only you get to see the works in progress that no one else gets to see, so you'll know what's coming before even they do!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Works-in-progress previews
Ten
$10 or more per month 7 of 25 patrons
Not only will you get all the perks of the lower price tiers, you will also get an 8.5 x 11" print of your choice. My Etsy store is no more, but I still have most of the prints in stock, and will send those out until supplies last.


Includes


If it's there, it's yours. And if not, you can ask, and I can probably make it happen.

  • Patron-only content feed
  • Works-in-progress previews
  • 8.5 x 11" print from Etsy
Twenty-Five
$25 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons
For this tier you will get a single subject digital sketch from me, similar to the image here, as well as the perks of the $5 and $1 tiers.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Works-in-progress previews
  • Digital sketch (single subject)
Fifty
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
I will do an 8.5 x11" pencil portrait for you, single subject, lovingly packed and mailed directly to you. You will also get an 8.5 x 11" print and a digital sketch from the $10 and $25 tiers.


Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Works-in-progress previews
  • 8.5 x 11" print from Etsy
  • Digital sketch (single subject)
  • Physical pencil sketch/drawing (single subject)