Matthew Staton is creating Pet Portraits and other traditional, multi-media art
4
patrons
$18
per creation
Hey there! I'm a Vancouver-based queer artist trying to make his own in the REAL WORLD by drawing a ton of fanart, some original pieces, and drawing a ton of pets. I'm employed part-time casual and will be going back to school in September to work on my Associate's degree to continue on in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation! Animals are my life and It's only been relatively recently that I've combined that passion with my art and started doing custom pet portraits. Unfortunately school means I'll only be working one to two days a week.... bummer.

I can't get another job due to my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome severely affecting the amount of jobs I can do, and the past few jobs I've tried have really hurt my hands and disables me from drawing, doing chores, and cooking for myself. Despite this, I don't qualify for disability, so I really need the help from outside sources. 

Currently I only have a cat, Corvo, but I've had rats, mice, fish, and dogs in the past as well! A passion of mine is working with local rescues, so I hope to be able to use my talents and skills to help shelters and rescues with advocacy and adoptions!

Unfortunately, the pet industry is not a lucrative one! So I'm hoping to be able to get some extra money to help me pursue my art/rescue dreams through Patreon! But those dreams are in the future--right now I need to pay rent and feed myself and Corvo. I'm really hoping that I will be able to get enough support to start giving back to my community, and to my patrons! On top of Patreon, I also sell my art on products such as mugs, t-shirts, stickers, etc. through Redbubble and Society6

In the future, I hope to be able to support myself through original art and pet portraiture. I really like tattoo design and concept art as well, but carpal tunnel syndrome prevents that from being a full-time profession!

It should be mentioned that I also do commissions and all that info can be found HERE!

Thank you for checking out my page, and double, triple, quadruple thank you for supporting my creative ventures! 

Visit my art-only tumblr!
Visit my personal tumblr!
Visit my facebook portfolio!
Visit my website!
Feel the burning need to speak to me directly? E-mail me! (Don't add any attachments, it goes straight to spam!)

Tiers
you get a handshake
$1 or more per creation 0 patrons
Access to my private Patreon feed, which will include life updates and monthly sketchbook pages
you get a hug
$3 or more per creation 0 patrons
 Access to my private Patreon feed, which will include life updates and monthly sketchbook pages and monthly WIPs.
you get a genuine embrace and big ol' smile
$5 or more per creation 4 patrons
 Access to my private Patreon feed, which will include life updates and monthly sketchbook pages, monthly WIPs, and a monthly sketch commission. In lieu of the monthly sketch, you can use your month's patronage for a  5% discount on a commission!
you get tears of joy and a smooch (if desired)
$10 or more per creation 0 patrons
  Access to my private Patreon feed, which will include life updates and monthly sketchbook pages, monthly WIPs, and a monthly lineart commission. In lieu of the monthly sketch, you can use your month's patronage for a 10% discount on a commission! 
Goals
$18 of $500 per creation
When I can make $500.0 per month through my Patreon, I will be able to take better care of myself, won't have to beg my mom for money, and will be able to afford to replace my art supplies, many of which are very old and worn through. It will also enable me to make bigger and bigger commissions, spend more time experimenting and improving my art, and will help send me on my way to a possible future where I can afford my medication and school! 
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Hey there! I'm a Vancouver-based queer artist trying to make his own in the REAL WORLD by drawing a ton of fanart, some original pieces, and drawing a ton of pets. I'm employed part-time casual and will be going back to school in September to work on my Associate's degree to continue on in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation! Animals are my life and It's only been relatively recently that I've combined that passion with my art and started doing custom pet portraits. Unfortunately school means I'll only be working one to two days a week.... bummer.

I can't get another job due to my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome severely affecting the amount of jobs I can do, and the past few jobs I've tried have really hurt my hands and disables me from drawing, doing chores, and cooking for myself. Despite this, I don't qualify for disability, so I really need the help from outside sources. 

Currently I only have a cat, Corvo, but I've had rats, mice, fish, and dogs in the past as well! A passion of mine is working with local rescues, so I hope to be able to use my talents and skills to help shelters and rescues with advocacy and adoptions!

Unfortunately, the pet industry is not a lucrative one! So I'm hoping to be able to get some extra money to help me pursue my art/rescue dreams through Patreon! But those dreams are in the future--right now I need to pay rent and feed myself and Corvo. I'm really hoping that I will be able to get enough support to start giving back to my community, and to my patrons! On top of Patreon, I also sell my art on products such as mugs, t-shirts, stickers, etc. through Redbubble and Society6

In the future, I hope to be able to support myself through original art and pet portraiture. I really like tattoo design and concept art as well, but carpal tunnel syndrome prevents that from being a full-time profession!

It should be mentioned that I also do commissions and all that info can be found HERE!

Thank you for checking out my page, and double, triple, quadruple thank you for supporting my creative ventures! 

Visit my art-only tumblr!
Visit my personal tumblr!
Visit my facebook portfolio!
Visit my website!
Feel the burning need to speak to me directly? E-mail me! (Don't add any attachments, it goes straight to spam!)

Recent posts by Matthew Staton

Tiers
you get a handshake
$1 or more per creation 0 patrons
Access to my private Patreon feed, which will include life updates and monthly sketchbook pages
you get a hug
$3 or more per creation 0 patrons
 Access to my private Patreon feed, which will include life updates and monthly sketchbook pages and monthly WIPs.
you get a genuine embrace and big ol' smile
$5 or more per creation 4 patrons
 Access to my private Patreon feed, which will include life updates and monthly sketchbook pages, monthly WIPs, and a monthly sketch commission. In lieu of the monthly sketch, you can use your month's patronage for a  5% discount on a commission!
you get tears of joy and a smooch (if desired)
$10 or more per creation 0 patrons
  Access to my private Patreon feed, which will include life updates and monthly sketchbook pages, monthly WIPs, and a monthly lineart commission. In lieu of the monthly sketch, you can use your month's patronage for a 10% discount on a commission!