Jim DeVona

is creating Portrait Postcards

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Studio Sponsor
$1
per month
The ink must flow!

Every level of support keeps me stocked with paper and supplies. Your support also sponsors art cards sent to people around the world through Postcrossing.

Other benefits include:

  • Access to patrons-only posts.
  • Occasional bonus art projects.
  • Discounted commissions.
Monthly Postcard Sketch
$5
per month
Each month, patrons at this level receive a postcard with an original sketch. Subject and media vary but the default is an ink and pencil portrait study. Postcard sketches are typically drawn on mixed media or watercolor paper and cropped to standard 4×6" postcard dimensions.

Other benefits include:

  • Access to patrons-only posts.
  • Occasional bonus art projects.
  • Custom sketches on request.
  • Discounted commissions.
Monthly Premium Four-Pack
$18
per month
Each month, patrons at this level receive an envelope containing four distinct art cards to collect or send. Four-pack contents include at least one of my signature portrait study sketches, but are also likely to include experiments with other media, subject matter, or printing techniques. This level of support is an investment in my development.

Other benefits include:

  • Access to patrons-only posts.
  • Occasional bonus art projects.
  • Custom sketches on request.
  • Discounted commissions.

12

patrons

$81

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About

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.

Milestone Rewards

When I reach Patreon funding goals I do a piece of custom artwork for every patron. Spread the word!

Shop

Buy prints and originals, when available, from my Etsy shop.

What To Expect As A Postcard Patron

  • With the exception of milestone rewards and special project prints, postcard sketches 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 for any purpose. 
  • Postcard subscriptions can be designated as gifts. Enter the recipient's address when submitting your pledge, or send me a direct message with details later.

Goals
$81 of $100 per month
As a thank-you for reaching this first membership milestone, I will do a bonus quick commission for every patron.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 57 exclusive posts
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Images
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Polls
16
Writings

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