Although I make some money through print sales, books, and podcasting, I often feel discouraged from producing the the sorts of things I would like because they don't fit well with a product line. For example, I would like to produce more animations, but they take a long time, and I can't sell them, so they don't get done. I would prefer not to think like that.
Support the Sciences as well as the Artses
The work I do often involves a considerable amount of research - and I never feel like I have enough time to do it right. Supporting me will give the time and justification to spend more time on researching my work, meaning more accurate, more original artwork. It will also allow me more time to spend on larger, more complicated work, and experimental projects. I have ideas, but I need your support to make them real.
Plants don't research themselves you know!
About PatreonPatreon allows you pledge a certain amount per work, which you only pay if I actually produce something. I will probably average two works a month, and I will not hit you with more than four. You can easily set monthly limits if you're worried about going over budget.
This provides me with a really nice sense of security that when I sit down to produce something new, and provides you with a nice stream of more frequent, more sophisticated artwork, and some pretty nice rewards (see below).