Obviously, with my number of supporters having more than doubled this month, I'm going to have to revamp the way I do things. I have no plans to change my reward plans at this point, so don't worry about that. If I ever DO have to do that in the future, I will give plenty of advance notice so you all can decide whether to continue your support without surprises.
But with the number of supporters having increased, it also means that my workload is increased - so I have to plan my time better and be more organized with how I do things. I got a bit blitzed this month; I had several projects already going, and then suddenly BOOM. Patrons were pledging left and right out of nowhere. And I'm SO PSYCHED about that, but I have to admit that it caught me off guard a bit!
All of that is to say that 20 patrons - MOST of them eligible for a sketch each month - is a lot of art to turn around in a relatively short period of time. So I'm trying to get myself past the backlog of various projects that I had so that I can get to all of your work done in a timely fashion! In the meantime, while I'm reworking my process and figuring out how to do everything in a streamlined way, all I'm going to ask is that you be patient with me while I figure things out. :)
I want to be able to hold to high standards of professionalism and not slip, so I need to be at the top of my game. But the tricky thing about being an artist is that on the business side of things, there's a whole lot of stuff that you have to figure out as you go, unfortunately.
In closing, I am SUPER excited to have all of you supporting me! To those of you who've been supporting me, THANK you for continuing to do so. I'm excited to hear your ideas each month and get to keep drawing your characters. To those of you who've just pledged, thank you for choosing to support me - I look forward to getting to know you and getting to learn your characters too. I think all of us are in for some great times ahead!