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Welcome to the Sculpture_Geek Patreon page!


Sculpture_Geek is a brand and YouTube channel, dedicated to celebrating traditional sculpture.




About me:
My name is Chris Vierra. I'm a freelance sculptor for the toy and collectible industry and have been for the past 12 years. When I discovered sculpture, I fell in love instantly and have never looked back. I'm completely self taught and have always enjoyed making things by hand.

My transition from hobbyist sculptor to professional was a pretty quick one. As a result, I didn't get a lot of time sculpt some of the subjects that I have been really inspired by. I've been lucky enough to work on some great commercial licenses that have been a dream but admittedly, not all of them have been as such.      

I decided a couple of years ago that it was time to focus just a little less on the commercial side of things and do my best to do a little more personal work. Life is too short, after all.

The expression "When your hobby becomes your career, you will quickly find a new hobby" rang true when I decided to take up photography and film in my spare time. I've always had an interest in taking photos and filming. I had some practice doing so in my youth as a rebel bmxer. Before the advent of cell phone cameras, I used to enjoy taking disposable camera pics and shooting footage of my friends doing stunts on their bikes with my grandmother's astonishingly high tech vhs camcorder. I still feel like a champion of cinema when I hoist that thing over my shoulder- usually during the semi annual "go through shit in the attic" jaunt at Casa de Vierra. 

I am a person with lots and lots of ideas. One day, while in the back seat of my parent's car, driving home from Cape Cod. I was brainstorming with my lovely and radiant significant other, Lindsay. Like many things in the back seat of a Hyundai, " Sculpture_Geek" was born. I figured it would be the perfect outlet for some of my, "uncategorized" ideas.

I enjoy teaching and talking about the techniques I've learned over the years. What better way to do that, than to make videos of the process. I have come to enjoy making the videos almost as much as actually sculpting the piece. I feel its not only a veneration of some of the characters that I hold near and dear, but also a celebration of traditional sculpture. 

The only real problem I have run into is that its just me over here. Its been so much fun but near impossible to really be consistent in producing content for Sculpture_Geek. The thing about traditional sculpture is that it takes time. A. LOT. OF. TIME. Sculpting is my day job and believe me, I'm not complaining. Its just that I'm constantly torn between working to keep the lights on, and creating new content, for Sculpture_Geek.

That's where you come in :)

While I will continue to create these videos and other projects regardless of this patreon, utilizing this platform will allow me to do more of what I truly love and to create more content for the fans of my work. So, if you're a fan of mine, and want to help me produce new tools, tutorials and teaching implements for sculptors, exhibition videos, livestreams, blog posts, and other projects, first, let me thank you and second, you're in the right place.  

-Chris



Tiers
Welcome to The Armature
$2 or more per month
Ar. ma. ture


ˈärməˌCHər,ˈärməˌCHo͝or/noun

  1. metal framework on which a sculpture is molded with clay or similar material.


Become part of the armature! You'll be supporting me in the same way an armature supports the clay. Thank you! Make sure you are proportionally correct before continuing. 

 

For all tiers, your pledge = your discount for any full length tutorial releases. So $2 off the full price of any given tutorial and so forth and so on.  

At this tier, you'll unlock any exclusive behind the scenes posts and updates here on Patreon including early access to social media posts (**when possible- sometimes I do stuff under NDA in which I'm unable to show or release anything until I get permission to.)

You'll also unlock the S_G Midnight Run. A weekly update and mini review including what I'm listening to, what I'm watching, what I'm playing, a useful reference photo, and tool of the week photos. Discussing usage, and how it's made, of a tool from my own personal kit. 


You also receive priority communication so, if you would like a critique or have a process question, I'm here to help :) 


On top of all that, You also receive access to the Sculpture_Geek Community Discord. For those of you who don't know, Discord is a voice and text chat app that works on both your desktop and phone. 


All for just 2 bucks!


  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • S_G Midnight Run
  • Priority communication
  • Access to Community Discord
  • Your pledge = your discount on any full length tutorial releases



The Block-In
$5 or more per month
Let's add some clay and block in these forms!

At this level you'll gain access to the private Flickr photo stream with some Hi res and higher quality photos of my work including pics that don't make it to social media. You'll also receive all rewards from the previous tier


 

  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • S_G Midnight Run
  • Priority communication
  • Your pledge = your discount on any full length tutorial releases
  • Access to community Discord 
  • Access to private Flickr stream for high-quality downloads
Rake it down!
$10 or more per month
Time to rake things down!


You'll be thanked as a supporter in the credit roll at the end of each new video. Plus all rewards from other tiers.


  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • S_G Midnight Run
  • Priority communication
  • Your pledge = your discount on any full length tutorial releases
  • Access to community Discord 
  • Access to private Flickr stream for high-quality downloads
  • Credits on each upcoming video



Tighten up those forms!
$15 or more per month
Now that everything is in place, let's tighten it up!


This tier nets you access to patron only, special feature director's commentary videos. I'll be narrating thoughts and discussing each piece made in the videos posted to YouTube. The commentary will vary but will include sculpting and editing processes, filming setups, general thoughts on the character/game the piece is based on, or even childhood memories about the subject and more. Plus all rewards from other tiers. 


  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • S_G Midnight Run
  • Priority communication
  • Your pledge = your discount on any full length tutorial releases
  • Access to private Flickr stream for high-quality downloads
  • Access to community Discord 
  • Credits on each upcoming video
  • Access to director's commentary videos. 



Final Details
$20 or more per month
-Texture and detail

-???

-Profit


Time for YOU to shoot some photos!


Send me photos (turns) of your sculpt and we'll work on YOUR piece together! I will do my best to provide in depth critiques and help you along with your project.


Limited to 1 email per week to provide adequate time for you to change anything you'd like to. The emails will be as lengthy as they need to be, in order to provide proper critique. 


Plus all rewards from other tiers. 


Also, a quick note- this reward tier is for someone wanting an in depth critique and analysis of their work. My email is always open to anyone wanting to just say hi or share their hard work with me :)


  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • S_G Midnight Run
  • Priority communication
  • Your pledge = your discount on any full length tutorial releases
  • Access to private Flickr stream for high-quality downloads
  • Credits on each upcoming video
  • Access to community Discord  
  • Access to director's commentary videos.
  • Virtual sculpting assistant 

Welcome to the Sculpture_Geek Patreon page!


Sculpture_Geek is a brand and YouTube channel, dedicated to celebrating traditional sculpture.




About me:
My name is Chris Vierra. I'm a freelance sculptor for the toy and collectible industry and have been for the past 12 years. When I discovered sculpture, I fell in love instantly and have never looked back. I'm completely self taught and have always enjoyed making things by hand.

My transition from hobbyist sculptor to professional was a pretty quick one. As a result, I didn't get a lot of time sculpt some of the subjects that I have been really inspired by. I've been lucky enough to work on some great commercial licenses that have been a dream but admittedly, not all of them have been as such.      

I decided a couple of years ago that it was time to focus just a little less on the commercial side of things and do my best to do a little more personal work. Life is too short, after all.

The expression "When your hobby becomes your career, you will quickly find a new hobby" rang true when I decided to take up photography and film in my spare time. I've always had an interest in taking photos and filming. I had some practice doing so in my youth as a rebel bmxer. Before the advent of cell phone cameras, I used to enjoy taking disposable camera pics and shooting footage of my friends doing stunts on their bikes with my grandmother's astonishingly high tech vhs camcorder. I still feel like a champion of cinema when I hoist that thing over my shoulder- usually during the semi annual "go through shit in the attic" jaunt at Casa de Vierra. 

I am a person with lots and lots of ideas. One day, while in the back seat of my parent's car, driving home from Cape Cod. I was brainstorming with my lovely and radiant significant other, Lindsay. Like many things in the back seat of a Hyundai, " Sculpture_Geek" was born. I figured it would be the perfect outlet for some of my, "uncategorized" ideas.

I enjoy teaching and talking about the techniques I've learned over the years. What better way to do that, than to make videos of the process. I have come to enjoy making the videos almost as much as actually sculpting the piece. I feel its not only a veneration of some of the characters that I hold near and dear, but also a celebration of traditional sculpture. 

The only real problem I have run into is that its just me over here. Its been so much fun but near impossible to really be consistent in producing content for Sculpture_Geek. The thing about traditional sculpture is that it takes time. A. LOT. OF. TIME. Sculpting is my day job and believe me, I'm not complaining. Its just that I'm constantly torn between working to keep the lights on, and creating new content, for Sculpture_Geek.

That's where you come in :)

While I will continue to create these videos and other projects regardless of this patreon, utilizing this platform will allow me to do more of what I truly love and to create more content for the fans of my work. So, if you're a fan of mine, and want to help me produce new tools, tutorials and teaching implements for sculptors, exhibition videos, livestreams, blog posts, and other projects, first, let me thank you and second, you're in the right place.  

-Chris



Recent posts by Sculpture_Geek

Tiers
Welcome to The Armature
$2 or more per month
Ar. ma. ture


ˈärməˌCHər,ˈärməˌCHo͝or/noun

  1. metal framework on which a sculpture is molded with clay or similar material.


Become part of the armature! You'll be supporting me in the same way an armature supports the clay. Thank you! Make sure you are proportionally correct before continuing. 

 

For all tiers, your pledge = your discount for any full length tutorial releases. So $2 off the full price of any given tutorial and so forth and so on.  

At this tier, you'll unlock any exclusive behind the scenes posts and updates here on Patreon including early access to social media posts (**when possible- sometimes I do stuff under NDA in which I'm unable to show or release anything until I get permission to.)

You'll also unlock the S_G Midnight Run. A weekly update and mini review including what I'm listening to, what I'm watching, what I'm playing, a useful reference photo, and tool of the week photos. Discussing usage, and how it's made, of a tool from my own personal kit. 


You also receive priority communication so, if you would like a critique or have a process question, I'm here to help :) 


On top of all that, You also receive access to the Sculpture_Geek Community Discord. For those of you who don't know, Discord is a voice and text chat app that works on both your desktop and phone. 


All for just 2 bucks!


  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • S_G Midnight Run
  • Priority communication
  • Access to Community Discord
  • Your pledge = your discount on any full length tutorial releases



The Block-In
$5 or more per month
Let's add some clay and block in these forms!

At this level you'll gain access to the private Flickr photo stream with some Hi res and higher quality photos of my work including pics that don't make it to social media. You'll also receive all rewards from the previous tier


 

  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • S_G Midnight Run
  • Priority communication
  • Your pledge = your discount on any full length tutorial releases
  • Access to community Discord 
  • Access to private Flickr stream for high-quality downloads
Rake it down!
$10 or more per month
Time to rake things down!


You'll be thanked as a supporter in the credit roll at the end of each new video. Plus all rewards from other tiers.


  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • S_G Midnight Run
  • Priority communication
  • Your pledge = your discount on any full length tutorial releases
  • Access to community Discord 
  • Access to private Flickr stream for high-quality downloads
  • Credits on each upcoming video



Tighten up those forms!
$15 or more per month
Now that everything is in place, let's tighten it up!


This tier nets you access to patron only, special feature director's commentary videos. I'll be narrating thoughts and discussing each piece made in the videos posted to YouTube. The commentary will vary but will include sculpting and editing processes, filming setups, general thoughts on the character/game the piece is based on, or even childhood memories about the subject and more. Plus all rewards from other tiers. 


  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • S_G Midnight Run
  • Priority communication
  • Your pledge = your discount on any full length tutorial releases
  • Access to private Flickr stream for high-quality downloads
  • Access to community Discord 
  • Credits on each upcoming video
  • Access to director's commentary videos. 



Final Details
$20 or more per month
-Texture and detail

-???

-Profit


Time for YOU to shoot some photos!


Send me photos (turns) of your sculpt and we'll work on YOUR piece together! I will do my best to provide in depth critiques and help you along with your project.


Limited to 1 email per week to provide adequate time for you to change anything you'd like to. The emails will be as lengthy as they need to be, in order to provide proper critique. 


Plus all rewards from other tiers. 


Also, a quick note- this reward tier is for someone wanting an in depth critique and analysis of their work. My email is always open to anyone wanting to just say hi or share their hard work with me :)


  • Patron only behind the scenes posts and updates
  • Early access to social media posts
  • S_G Midnight Run
  • Priority communication
  • Your pledge = your discount on any full length tutorial releases
  • Access to private Flickr stream for high-quality downloads
  • Credits on each upcoming video
  • Access to community Discord  
  • Access to director's commentary videos.
  • Virtual sculpting assistant