Jonathan Vair Duncan is creating art and relationships
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patrons



Who are you?
Most people know me as Stigmata, but my real name is Jonathan Vair Duncan. I was a budding commercial art hopeful who burnt out at age 23 and hungered for greater purpose. After years of stumbling I created a surreal but powerful job that didn't exist before! Instead of focusing on the cool factor I'm now bent on being as truthful as possible in my art, life, and discussions.

Wait a second—You're the only person with your job? That sounds clickbait-y.
Well, hear me out. I'm not too far off from a normal illustrator except for one huge difference:
My commissions represent my clients. When I take on character commissions I have to learn what my clients need on a deep, personal level, because the way I approach commissions can alter their lives' trajectories. After a few years of my techniques I spun this on myself and discovered a new form of art self-therapy! I left my addict recovery group, my therapist, and I now give lectures, write articles, and create more artwork documenting this process of bringing awareness and healing to others using art! While my solution and job choice isn't for everyone (please don't view me as a substitute for clinical help!), I'm proud of my legacy and all those who trust me with their genuine selves.

But what is this Patreon thing?
Not only does this serve as a type of mailing list, but it's a secure and no-hassle way to give me monthly donations. You can give any amount per month—even one dollar— and cancel whenever you want! If you want to stay up to date with WIPs and sensitive work I'm not yet sure about publishing, this is the best way to do it. Otherwise you can still join my public mailing list.

For just a buck per month…
You'll get access to exclusive talks and news posts. My guests and I don't small talk and there is no taboo subject. If you want your beliefs challenged you came to the right place.

What's the most popular option?
I recommend the Black Hare tier for 10USD/month. You'll get the full package of all my personal art updates and my journal entries. My strongest and most intimate pieces of art are shown here up to a year before anywhere. As the backbone of my Patreon presence, there's a reason more people pick the Black Hare tier than any other!

For a full breakdown of tier rewards, see below. 

Thanks for reading! 

-Jonathan
Tiers
The Tipper
$2 or more per month
The Tipper | For a tiny commitment



Cool! Thanks for the coffee money.
  • You are welcome to participate in exclusive talks! Live Q&As, lectures, and interviews about art and purpose. Even the smallest donations are deeply appreciated, so you will be a part of my regular and exclusive mailing list, where I share the most important parts of my life that I wouldn't otherwise publish.


Includes Discord rewards
The Artist
$5 or more per month
The Artist | For the curious creative on a tight budget



All previous perks are yours, plus:
  • Access to live Q&As and Interviews
  • Exclusive .psd files and stream recordings showing my mixed media workflow

Includes Discord rewards
The Black Hare
$10 or more per month
The Black Hare | An uncensored art experience 


  • Access to live Q&As and Interviews
  • Exclusive .psd files showing my mixed media workflow
  • Tutorials and other educational freebies
  • Access to my written journal entries
  • First to see my personal work, including paintings and autobiographical comic strip

Note: This tier will include ideologically sensitive material not suitable for minors, including but not limited to nudity, sexuality, violence, and other mature themes. Please be of legal age for viewing explicit material before purchasing this Patreon slot.
Includes Discord rewards
Mentee-Lite
$60 or more per month
Mentee-Lite |
Quick tutoring session  



I have a reputation for being brutally honest but loving. If you need a paintover or an art critique, this will be a great way to spend a short bit of time.

All my mentees agree:
We get a lot done in an hour!

Mentee-Lite members get all previous rewards:
  • Access to live Q&As and Interviews
  • Exclusive .psd files showing my mixed media workflow
  • Tutorials and other educational freebies
  • Access to my written journal entries
  • First to see my personal work, including paintings and autobiographical comic strip (your choice of Grey Rabbit or Black Hare)
  • One hour of a personalized text, video, or an audio discussion.
Includes Discord rewards
Mentee-Full
$240 or more per month
Mentee-Full | Weekly Fortification

My time pouring into others is my greatest passion and art. At this tier mentees get:


- 4 hour-long conversations per month
- Assignments tailored to their individual needs
- Dedicated weekly critique periods
and…

"Mentee-Full" members get all previous rewards:

  • Access to live Q&As and Interviews
  • Exclusive .psd files showing my mixed media workflow
  • Tutorials and other educational freebies
  • Access to my written journal entries
  • First to see my personal work, including paintings and autobiographical comic strip (your choice of Grey Rabbit or Black Hare)
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
85% complete
I start running and share more than ever before.

- I increase all previous Patreon output.
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Who are you?
Most people know me as Stigmata, but my real name is Jonathan Vair Duncan. I was a budding commercial art hopeful who burnt out at age 23 and hungered for greater purpose. After years of stumbling I created a surreal but powerful job that didn't exist before! Instead of focusing on the cool factor I'm now bent on being as truthful as possible in my art, life, and discussions.

Wait a second—You're the only person with your job? That sounds clickbait-y.
Well, hear me out. I'm not too far off from a normal illustrator except for one huge difference:
My commissions represent my clients. When I take on character commissions I have to learn what my clients need on a deep, personal level, because the way I approach commissions can alter their lives' trajectories. After a few years of my techniques I spun this on myself and discovered a new form of art self-therapy! I left my addict recovery group, my therapist, and I now give lectures, write articles, and create more artwork documenting this process of bringing awareness and healing to others using art! While my solution and job choice isn't for everyone (please don't view me as a substitute for clinical help!), I'm proud of my legacy and all those who trust me with their genuine selves.

But what is this Patreon thing?
Not only does this serve as a type of mailing list, but it's a secure and no-hassle way to give me monthly donations. You can give any amount per month—even one dollar— and cancel whenever you want! If you want to stay up to date with WIPs and sensitive work I'm not yet sure about publishing, this is the best way to do it. Otherwise you can still join my public mailing list.

For just a buck per month…
You'll get access to exclusive talks and news posts. My guests and I don't small talk and there is no taboo subject. If you want your beliefs challenged you came to the right place.

What's the most popular option?
I recommend the Black Hare tier for 10USD/month. You'll get the full package of all my personal art updates and my journal entries. My strongest and most intimate pieces of art are shown here up to a year before anywhere. As the backbone of my Patreon presence, there's a reason more people pick the Black Hare tier than any other!

For a full breakdown of tier rewards, see below. 

Thanks for reading! 

-Jonathan

Recent posts by Jonathan Vair Duncan

Tiers
The Tipper
$2 or more per month
The Tipper | For a tiny commitment



Cool! Thanks for the coffee money.
  • You are welcome to participate in exclusive talks! Live Q&As, lectures, and interviews about art and purpose. Even the smallest donations are deeply appreciated, so you will be a part of my regular and exclusive mailing list, where I share the most important parts of my life that I wouldn't otherwise publish.


Includes Discord rewards
The Artist
$5 or more per month
The Artist | For the curious creative on a tight budget



All previous perks are yours, plus:
  • Access to live Q&As and Interviews
  • Exclusive .psd files and stream recordings showing my mixed media workflow

Includes Discord rewards
The Black Hare
$10 or more per month
The Black Hare | An uncensored art experience 


  • Access to live Q&As and Interviews
  • Exclusive .psd files showing my mixed media workflow
  • Tutorials and other educational freebies
  • Access to my written journal entries
  • First to see my personal work, including paintings and autobiographical comic strip

Note: This tier will include ideologically sensitive material not suitable for minors, including but not limited to nudity, sexuality, violence, and other mature themes. Please be of legal age for viewing explicit material before purchasing this Patreon slot.
Includes Discord rewards
Mentee-Lite
$60 or more per month
Mentee-Lite |
Quick tutoring session  



I have a reputation for being brutally honest but loving. If you need a paintover or an art critique, this will be a great way to spend a short bit of time.

All my mentees agree:
We get a lot done in an hour!

Mentee-Lite members get all previous rewards:
  • Access to live Q&As and Interviews
  • Exclusive .psd files showing my mixed media workflow
  • Tutorials and other educational freebies
  • Access to my written journal entries
  • First to see my personal work, including paintings and autobiographical comic strip (your choice of Grey Rabbit or Black Hare)
  • One hour of a personalized text, video, or an audio discussion.
Includes Discord rewards
Mentee-Full
$240 or more per month
Mentee-Full | Weekly Fortification

My time pouring into others is my greatest passion and art. At this tier mentees get:


- 4 hour-long conversations per month
- Assignments tailored to their individual needs
- Dedicated weekly critique periods
and…

"Mentee-Full" members get all previous rewards:

  • Access to live Q&As and Interviews
  • Exclusive .psd files showing my mixed media workflow
  • Tutorials and other educational freebies
  • Access to my written journal entries
  • First to see my personal work, including paintings and autobiographical comic strip (your choice of Grey Rabbit or Black Hare)
Includes Discord rewards