I paint and make pen and ink illustrations as often as I can. I sell prints and the originals.
I'd still tattoo even if I didn't have to- but I have some larger projects I'd love to work on and finish, and a few of those just can't be done with interruption. I'd use patreon money to pay bills and eat while I work on those bigger projects, so I don't have to interrupt them. I also need to replenish supplies for my work, too. The taxidermy works cost the most in materials, take the longest, and need the most uninterrupted time. (like these: http://resonanteye.net/2011/10/23/spidery/)
previous completed crowd funded project:
now in its third expanded edition with sixty five entries.
This video is just a time-lapse of a two hour alla prima painting I did. I don't make many videos, I usually write up my process and then post either that, or a written article explaining the piece, along with images of it in progress and finished.