Jim DeVona

is creating Portrait Postcards

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Studio Sponsor

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$1
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Studio sponsors support my practice and keep me stocked with art supplies. They get full access to my patron blog, occasional bonus rewards, and credit for the art cards I share on Postcrossing.

Postcard Patron

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$5
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Postcard patrons get an original sketch in the mail every month. Drawings may be based on prompts or ongoing portrait series. All patrons get blog access and occasional bonus rewards. Recommended pledge level!

Art Card Collector

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$18
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Art card collectors get a four-pack of sketches in the mail every month. Same deal as postcard patrons, but with added variety. Each envelope is sure to include at least one portrait, but may contain experiments with other media or subject matter as well.

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About Jim DeVona

I draw expressive portraits. Your Patreon subscription supports my growth as an artist through the pursuit of monthly projects such as those featured below. Plus, I send original sketches to patrons every month.

Find my recent work on Instagram. Here are some past highlights:



Past Featured Projects

I started a portrait series of civil rights leaders with a sketch of WEB Du Bois. I featured a drawing of Frederick Douglass.



I drew a  series of portraits based on authors published in a short story collection I read. Patrons each received one of the original drawings as well as a chapbook of the whole collection. I presented the series at a First Friday art walk event at a local bookstore. (It was well received by the authors, too!)



I made a series of  block cut portraits of noted authors like Kurt Vonnegut (as well as some rabbits). Over the course of this project, patrons received monthly bonus prints of each illustration. I later made coasters printed from the same blocks:



When I don't have another project going, I just draw faces I like, and I really like drawing faces.

Commissions

Send me a message to commission something specific. Patrons receive a discount.

Shop

Prints, selected originals, and other projects are for sale in my Etsy shop.

What To Expect As A Postcard Patron

  • Unless you submit a custom sketch request, postcards are chosen at random from my recent work. Subject, composition, and style may repeat or vary. Top tier patrons are sure to receive some variety.
  • Postcards lead adventurous lives. They may arrive late or in haggard condition. It gives them character; love them anyway. 
  • I retain the right to reuse and display images of my artwork.
  • Postcard subscriptions can be given as gifts! Enter the recipient's address when submitting your pledge, or just send me a message with details later.

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