Robert Bean

is creating visual stories in book, poster, painting and drawing formats

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I've been slinging my own unique brand of visual stories on canvas and paper for over the past twenty years. I love finding ways to put visual elements together that beg the viewer to dig into what's happening and follow the storyline that all the elements create. I grew up on a steady diet of comic books, and I know and believe in the power they have to share a story with the world. While I never professionally created comics, I've used what I learned from them in my career as an artist, creating stories and images that sing, shout, and even whisper to the viewer. 

All of this takes time and resources. Time and resources that aren't always easy to come by. I'm in my studio by 6 am every day creating, but I need your help to make sure stories I'm creating don't stop being told. Your support will help me share these stories, and you'll get previews of the work here on Patreon before I post or share them anywhere else. You'll get an inside view of my process, both in writing and in visual art, and see how I compose my stories. With higher levels of support I'll send out the occasional printed or digital object and I'll work with you on your creations and give you short critiques on pieces you're working on.

And now the obligatory "Artist Bio" section:

Robert has been slinging his own unique brand of visual stories on canvas and paper since 1998. He grew up on the pulpy pages of comic books amid the hot and humid southern summers of Arkansas. Taking his love of visual storytelling with him to school he achieved a degree in studio art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He's exhibited nationally and has his work in private and public collections around the country. Robert currently serves as the Chair of the Painting and Drawing Departments of the Museum School of the Arkansas Arts Center and teaches drawing and painting to the students there. He resides in Little Rock where he keeps steady hours at the drafting table and in the classroom.

Tiers
Mistakes... Were Made
$5 or more per month

See the mess that happens at the drafting table and in my sketchbooks! I'll share my process and preparatory works with you and give you insights into the why and the how (if I can figure that out myself). Gain access to my posts about the work and the process.

I Love It When a Plan Comes Together
$10 or more per month

You'll get to see all the process and behind the scenes posts, but you'll also get access to digital previews of the stories I'm creating, in their cleaner more ready-for-the-public format. When any books or printed materials like posters are ready for purchase, you'll receive a discount code to purchase them through my store as well.

It's Oh-so-pretty!
$15 or more per month only 20 left

You're getting access to all the previous content, but you'll also receive, once a month, a small printed product in the mail like a postcard or sticker or even a small poster or print. These will all be original designs, and you'll be the first to see the new design when it arrives in your mailbox!

It's Just You and Me Now
$30 or more per month only 10 left

Gain access to everything I put on my Patreon page, plus the monthly printed item, and I'll work with you once a month on a piece of your own visual artwork. Send me a digital image of the work and I'll send it back with digital mark-ups and my thoughts and comments on it. Get better at composition and other fundamentals through these critiques!

Goals
$0 of $400 per month
When I reach 400 a month I'll start releasing a limited series of bookmarks, 12 in all, one per month, that can be used individually or can be put together to form one large image.
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I've been slinging my own unique brand of visual stories on canvas and paper for over the past twenty years. I love finding ways to put visual elements together that beg the viewer to dig into what's happening and follow the storyline that all the elements create. I grew up on a steady diet of comic books, and I know and believe in the power they have to share a story with the world. While I never professionally created comics, I've used what I learned from them in my career as an artist, creating stories and images that sing, shout, and even whisper to the viewer. 

All of this takes time and resources. Time and resources that aren't always easy to come by. I'm in my studio by 6 am every day creating, but I need your help to make sure stories I'm creating don't stop being told. Your support will help me share these stories, and you'll get previews of the work here on Patreon before I post or share them anywhere else. You'll get an inside view of my process, both in writing and in visual art, and see how I compose my stories. With higher levels of support I'll send out the occasional printed or digital object and I'll work with you on your creations and give you short critiques on pieces you're working on.

And now the obligatory "Artist Bio" section:

Robert has been slinging his own unique brand of visual stories on canvas and paper since 1998. He grew up on the pulpy pages of comic books amid the hot and humid southern summers of Arkansas. Taking his love of visual storytelling with him to school he achieved a degree in studio art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He's exhibited nationally and has his work in private and public collections around the country. Robert currently serves as the Chair of the Painting and Drawing Departments of the Museum School of the Arkansas Arts Center and teaches drawing and painting to the students there. He resides in Little Rock where he keeps steady hours at the drafting table and in the classroom.

Recent posts by Robert Bean

Tiers
Mistakes... Were Made
$5 or more per month

See the mess that happens at the drafting table and in my sketchbooks! I'll share my process and preparatory works with you and give you insights into the why and the how (if I can figure that out myself). Gain access to my posts about the work and the process.

I Love It When a Plan Comes Together
$10 or more per month

You'll get to see all the process and behind the scenes posts, but you'll also get access to digital previews of the stories I'm creating, in their cleaner more ready-for-the-public format. When any books or printed materials like posters are ready for purchase, you'll receive a discount code to purchase them through my store as well.

It's Oh-so-pretty!
$15 or more per month only 20 left

You're getting access to all the previous content, but you'll also receive, once a month, a small printed product in the mail like a postcard or sticker or even a small poster or print. These will all be original designs, and you'll be the first to see the new design when it arrives in your mailbox!

It's Just You and Me Now
$30 or more per month only 10 left

Gain access to everything I put on my Patreon page, plus the monthly printed item, and I'll work with you once a month on a piece of your own visual artwork. Send me a digital image of the work and I'll send it back with digital mark-ups and my thoughts and comments on it. Get better at composition and other fundamentals through these critiques!