Don Austin is creating Comics, Illustrations, Sketches
15

patrons

$197
per month

Who am I?

My name is Don Austin. I’m a freelance artist/illustrator making my own creator owned comics. My style is primarily geared towards creating sci-fi/cyberpunk/fantasy as you can see from my works. When I create illustrations in color it's usually with watercolor or digital.

My comic work is a mix of traditional and digital with the line-art hand drawn and inked, which then gets scanned into Manga Studio for the half-tones and word bubbles. My comics echo the aesthetic of the manga that I loved reading when I grew up. 



Why do I need a Patreon?

One factor that constantly restrains what I can do is money. I don't need a huge budget, but I feel if I just had a little financial support that I could really turn what I’m creating into a special phenomenon…but I need your help! 

This Patreon will start off small and simple. I'm looking for support for so that I can continue to create my comics and illustrations, plus get my personal website up and running where I can post my creator owned web comics for free.



Right now you can view my work on my Deviant Art http://dtronaustin.deviantart.com/

and my tumblr which are constantly updated http://d-tronaustin.tumblr.com/



How can you help? 

If you like my work and want to contribute than that IS fantastic! I’m looking for whatever help I can get. Think about it, for $1 a month you could help an artist create. That's less than what most people spend at Starbucks a month. If I could find 500 people interested in my work who would commit $1 a month, that alone would be huge. I'm also offering original artworks for Patrons who can contribute a larger amount so be sure to check out those pledge levels. A great investment to have original pieces of artwork from a creator who you greatly helped in getting established.



In the long run. 

If you like my work and can’t contribute then I completely understand, but feel free to share my Patreon page with others. Word of mouth works wonders with this sort of thing, and you can always come back and pledge at a later date. I'm going to be posting a lot of updates on here as well. I look forward to sharing my artwork and process with this community! 


Tiers
Super cool!
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
$1 can help! You have my sincere gratitude that you reached out to help an independent artist! 
Sketch boss!
$20 or more per month 4 of 5 patrons
For this level of commitment you will get an 8 1/4" x 5 3/4" ball-point pen and HB pencil sketch on smooth bristol plate


BIGGER sketch boss!
$45 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
I will send you a full 8 1/4" X 11 1/2"  of one of my unique ball-point pen and HB pencil Sketch-Jams on smooth bristol plate


BIG BOSS!
$100 or more per month 1 of 2 patrons
Wow, you go for big air!

For this level of commitment I will create an half-tone illustration for you. I will email you a hi res jpeg and/or psd of the final work and send you the original hand drawn and inked line art. 



Goals
$197 of $270 per month
I would upgrade my scanner to an 11" x 17" bed scanner so that I can scan in larger artworks. Right now I'm limited to scanning in works that fit a 8 1/2" x 11 3/4" scanner.
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Who am I?

My name is Don Austin. I’m a freelance artist/illustrator making my own creator owned comics. My style is primarily geared towards creating sci-fi/cyberpunk/fantasy as you can see from my works. When I create illustrations in color it's usually with watercolor or digital.

My comic work is a mix of traditional and digital with the line-art hand drawn and inked, which then gets scanned into Manga Studio for the half-tones and word bubbles. My comics echo the aesthetic of the manga that I loved reading when I grew up. 



Why do I need a Patreon?

One factor that constantly restrains what I can do is money. I don't need a huge budget, but I feel if I just had a little financial support that I could really turn what I’m creating into a special phenomenon…but I need your help! 

This Patreon will start off small and simple. I'm looking for support for so that I can continue to create my comics and illustrations, plus get my personal website up and running where I can post my creator owned web comics for free.



Right now you can view my work on my Deviant Art http://dtronaustin.deviantart.com/

and my tumblr which are constantly updated http://d-tronaustin.tumblr.com/



How can you help? 

If you like my work and want to contribute than that IS fantastic! I’m looking for whatever help I can get. Think about it, for $1 a month you could help an artist create. That's less than what most people spend at Starbucks a month. If I could find 500 people interested in my work who would commit $1 a month, that alone would be huge. I'm also offering original artworks for Patrons who can contribute a larger amount so be sure to check out those pledge levels. A great investment to have original pieces of artwork from a creator who you greatly helped in getting established.



In the long run. 

If you like my work and can’t contribute then I completely understand, but feel free to share my Patreon page with others. Word of mouth works wonders with this sort of thing, and you can always come back and pledge at a later date. I'm going to be posting a lot of updates on here as well. I look forward to sharing my artwork and process with this community! 


Recent posts by Don Austin

Tiers
Super cool!
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
$1 can help! You have my sincere gratitude that you reached out to help an independent artist! 
Sketch boss!
$20 or more per month 4 of 5 patrons
For this level of commitment you will get an 8 1/4" x 5 3/4" ball-point pen and HB pencil sketch on smooth bristol plate


BIGGER sketch boss!
$45 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
I will send you a full 8 1/4" X 11 1/2"  of one of my unique ball-point pen and HB pencil Sketch-Jams on smooth bristol plate


BIG BOSS!
$100 or more per month 1 of 2 patrons
Wow, you go for big air!

For this level of commitment I will create an half-tone illustration for you. I will email you a hi res jpeg and/or psd of the final work and send you the original hand drawn and inked line art.