Owen Cyclops

Owen Cyclops

is creating new mystical aesthetica

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patrons
Hello! You most likely know me from twitter, where I have greatly enjoyed broadcasting my thoughts and ideas for some time. In case you don't, here's the deal:

So many young people, like myself, are finding our society increasingly toxic. Often, for several years at a time, when people awaken to the reality of how bad things have gotten in our world, they are cast into an abyss of despair. Perhaps you know this feeling.

Wrestling with this reality consumed many years of my life, and I finally decided to put myself in a position to do something about it. I recently relocated to an extremely low cost of living environment so I could focus entirely on creating images. I still have a job but, this is what I spend all my time on. I'm thinking about my art production 24/7. It's what I think about while falling asleep and I get up early to work on it, every day.

I do not think images alone will solve our problem, obviously. I think of myself as one node in a much larger network working for social change, and this happens to be what I am good at. I spent many years studying classical drawing and oil painting techniques, have studied modern illustration and graphic design, I've studied with a Tibetan painting master, and have been drawing and painting on my own for over ten years.

Images have the power to alter reality, whether it is by uplifting someone's spirit with a simple drawing, or by spreading an idea or worldview with a massive public sculpture. Every religion and worldview relies on visual imagery in some way to get its message across - we have also seen artistic movements use a new aesthetic to facilitate social change many times in history. This is all well documented.

At the moment, I am surviving off of "normal people" graphic design work and a low key job - but I would like to switch over to focusing exclusively on stepping up the visual game for our ideosphere. I have big plans. We need analog (i.e. real and not digital) art, we need more readily available images out there in the real world, we need a graphic novel and more comics, we need more beautiful things: we require lots of things.

That is perhaps where you come in. I already sell prints and t-shirts via my website, and I will soon be making more fine art style high quality prints in my studio so, if you'd like to trade money for tangible things as a way of helping out this cause, we can already do that.

I am keeping this patreon simple at first. 5 dollars a month (or more) gets you the full situation: I upload my sketchbook and a general behind the scenes situation every Sunday. So, some weeks it's all pages from my sketchbook, some weeks if I have new graphics or a new comic sketched out, I'll post that also. It's basically like you get to see the things I normally wouldn't show people (no one sees the sketches I post here but you guys) and previews of stuff before it comes out. For 1 - 3 dollars a month, I call this the light package, so when I upload every week, you'll get to see one or two things. Still cool but not the full package.

Expect theological notes, studies on religious imagery in general, sketches, visual ideation, this is basically a back stage pass for you to see into the laboratory of my mind, if you feel so inclined.

I am "all in" on the general cause of uplifting our society, and I truly feel that everything in my life has lead up to me creating visuals for this strange situation we now find ourselves in. If your heart is also disgusted by things like the opiate and suicide crisis, the rapid spiritual downfall of the American people, and rampant nihilism literally killing people at an industrial rate, then we are of two minds but of one spirit, and I hope we can help each other on this odd journey.

UPDATE: Now that it's been about six months, just want to update. There's now well over 100 images (it's probably closer to 150, maybe 200) on my feed (obviously you'll be able to see these when you sign up). Every week, I really take my commitment here seriously and I work really hard to make sure I have some cool stuff to post each week. Just wanted to say explicitly this whole thing isn't an afterthought for me like "oh man gotta scrounge up something for the patreon".

The money I get from the feed here is kind of like the foundation I'm using to grow the studio on. I always need new ink, or supplies, or (most importantly) when people buy stuff from my shop, I front the money. So if someone buys something that costs 20$ to produce, I pay that twenty dollars, and then only get the profit later (way later). You can imagine this adds up quite a bit. To be totally real with you all, I'm not flush with cash so, having this patreon money come in each month really lets things run smoothly and lets me plan ahead, which is awesome. Just saying, if you're on here or thinking about signing up, it makes a huge difference and I really appreciate it!
Tiers
Beryl
$1 or more per month

This item grants you the "light package", you get to see some stuff each week (like 20% of the posts).

Emerald level
$5 or more per month

($5- 20) This item grants you access to a secret feed that I will upload images of my sketchbook to by Sunday morning each week. Along with sketchbook image there will also be previews of other things I'm working on: you'll see it all.

Amethyst Sphere
$50 or more per month
Perhaps you are a wealthy person who feels strongly about the cause I described above and enjoys my art. Open to sending a monthly print at this level, or we can work something out.
Hello! You most likely know me from twitter, where I have greatly enjoyed broadcasting my thoughts and ideas for some time. In case you don't, here's the deal:

So many young people, like myself, are finding our society increasingly toxic. Often, for several years at a time, when people awaken to the reality of how bad things have gotten in our world, they are cast into an abyss of despair. Perhaps you know this feeling.

Wrestling with this reality consumed many years of my life, and I finally decided to put myself in a position to do something about it. I recently relocated to an extremely low cost of living environment so I could focus entirely on creating images. I still have a job but, this is what I spend all my time on. I'm thinking about my art production 24/7. It's what I think about while falling asleep and I get up early to work on it, every day.

I do not think images alone will solve our problem, obviously. I think of myself as one node in a much larger network working for social change, and this happens to be what I am good at. I spent many years studying classical drawing and oil painting techniques, have studied modern illustration and graphic design, I've studied with a Tibetan painting master, and have been drawing and painting on my own for over ten years.

Images have the power to alter reality, whether it is by uplifting someone's spirit with a simple drawing, or by spreading an idea or worldview with a massive public sculpture. Every religion and worldview relies on visual imagery in some way to get its message across - we have also seen artistic movements use a new aesthetic to facilitate social change many times in history. This is all well documented.

At the moment, I am surviving off of "normal people" graphic design work and a low key job - but I would like to switch over to focusing exclusively on stepping up the visual game for our ideosphere. I have big plans. We need analog (i.e. real and not digital) art, we need more readily available images out there in the real world, we need a graphic novel and more comics, we need more beautiful things: we require lots of things.

That is perhaps where you come in. I already sell prints and t-shirts via my website, and I will soon be making more fine art style high quality prints in my studio so, if you'd like to trade money for tangible things as a way of helping out this cause, we can already do that.

I am keeping this patreon simple at first. 5 dollars a month (or more) gets you the full situation: I upload my sketchbook and a general behind the scenes situation every Sunday. So, some weeks it's all pages from my sketchbook, some weeks if I have new graphics or a new comic sketched out, I'll post that also. It's basically like you get to see the things I normally wouldn't show people (no one sees the sketches I post here but you guys) and previews of stuff before it comes out. For 1 - 3 dollars a month, I call this the light package, so when I upload every week, you'll get to see one or two things. Still cool but not the full package.

Expect theological notes, studies on religious imagery in general, sketches, visual ideation, this is basically a back stage pass for you to see into the laboratory of my mind, if you feel so inclined.

I am "all in" on the general cause of uplifting our society, and I truly feel that everything in my life has lead up to me creating visuals for this strange situation we now find ourselves in. If your heart is also disgusted by things like the opiate and suicide crisis, the rapid spiritual downfall of the American people, and rampant nihilism literally killing people at an industrial rate, then we are of two minds but of one spirit, and I hope we can help each other on this odd journey.

UPDATE: Now that it's been about six months, just want to update. There's now well over 100 images (it's probably closer to 150, maybe 200) on my feed (obviously you'll be able to see these when you sign up). Every week, I really take my commitment here seriously and I work really hard to make sure I have some cool stuff to post each week. Just wanted to say explicitly this whole thing isn't an afterthought for me like "oh man gotta scrounge up something for the patreon".

The money I get from the feed here is kind of like the foundation I'm using to grow the studio on. I always need new ink, or supplies, or (most importantly) when people buy stuff from my shop, I front the money. So if someone buys something that costs 20$ to produce, I pay that twenty dollars, and then only get the profit later (way later). You can imagine this adds up quite a bit. To be totally real with you all, I'm not flush with cash so, having this patreon money come in each month really lets things run smoothly and lets me plan ahead, which is awesome. Just saying, if you're on here or thinking about signing up, it makes a huge difference and I really appreciate it!

Recent posts by Owen Cyclops

Tiers
Beryl
$1 or more per month

This item grants you the "light package", you get to see some stuff each week (like 20% of the posts).

Emerald level
$5 or more per month

($5- 20) This item grants you access to a secret feed that I will upload images of my sketchbook to by Sunday morning each week. Along with sketchbook image there will also be previews of other things I'm working on: you'll see it all.

Amethyst Sphere
$50 or more per month
Perhaps you are a wealthy person who feels strongly about the cause I described above and enjoys my art. Open to sending a monthly print at this level, or we can work something out.