sinDRAWS is creating art, comics and time lapse drawing videos
15

patrons

$155
per month

About me:

Howdy folks, my name is Oleg, I'm a Russian-speaking Latvian, living in our very own butthole of Baltic Europe - Latvia. You will usually recognise me as Sin or sinDRAWS (or some variation of) on the internet. My purpose of being mostly consists of drawing web comics, character illustrations and making time-lapsed drawing videos of my artwork. Unlike my name might suggest to some of you, I do not provide any NSFW content on Patreon.

My main goal in life is to be able to produce regular scheduled web comics for everyone to enjoy without constantly having to worry about living costs and surviving through commissions and side work. My hope is that one day I can fully dedicate myself to this through your help and support.


You can find my work through any of my listed social media links below:
Discord | DeviantArt | FurAffinity | Pixiv | Tumblr
Twitter | Facebook | Minds | Instagram | Ask Blog
Tapas | WebToon | YouTube 1 | YouTube 2 | Twitch

None of my final artwork is hidden behind a pay wall - what you see is what you get. The only things you get access to are extra stuff that goes on behind the scenes or extra privileges and monthly rewards. So if you like my art and comics, then please consider becoming my patron and furthering <s>my descent into being a family disappointment</s> my career as a professional artist <s>so that I can ditch this real life bullshit</s>. If you cannot support me, then please consider getting a commission or spreading the word around, I will always highly appreciate it. You can find my current commission sheet here.

Thank you very much for your time and support!


Rewards breakdown:

Down here you will find a further explanation of rewards for each of the patron tiers. The first two tiers build up on each other, while the further three branch off into their own thing. Fairly straight-forward. If you have suggestions as to what kind of content or rewards you would like to see, feel free to send me the suggestion, I'm fairly open minded about it.


Scout Tier

This is the most basic tier that lets you take an early peek into upcoming work in progress images of comics and illustrations that I make.

+ Week-early access to Scout tagged posts.
You will get 7 days of early access to any Scout-tagged content that I produce. Usually those are low resolution images of a picture's work in progress. After the 7 days have passed, the content automatically goes Public.

+ Access to Patron-only posts.
You will get access to any Patron-only content that I produce. While those are still tagged as Scout rewards, they don't usually go Public. Usually these will be artworks that don't have work in progress images - for example full resolution sketches.

+ Scout tagged posts include the sketch, ink and final versions of traditional and digital work in low resolution.
Most Scout-tagged content that includes work in progress images, whether it's traditional or digital, will be scaled down to 500px in either width or height - whichever is the lowest. So for instance, if the full resolution image is 3387px x 4601px then it will be scaled down to 500px x 679px.

The work in progress images are as follows:
->Sketch: The finalized pencil sketch.
->Inks: Full inking along with varying ink widths, ink-shading and fillings.
->Final: The final look of the work with all the coloring, shading and extra effects done.

+ Ability to vote on monthly illustration polls.
While this used to be a Hunter tier reward, I've opened it up to all patrons. Every month I hold a vote from a select set of characters - the one with the most votes wins. If there are any ties, I use the Discord server bot to randomly select one of the tied ones. The characters are usually picked from our Discord server member suggestions once a year. The winning characters get illustrated in full detail to the best of my ability.

+ Patron role in the Discord server with access to the patron-only chatroom.
Those in my Discord server will receive a Patron role, which will make it easier for me to pick you out from the rest and you will receive access to the patron-only chatroom.

+ Early previews to upcoming comics in the Discord server.
With your Patron role you will also gain access to the patron-only chatroom in my Discord server where any patreon-related discussion takes place and where upcoming stuff gets spoiled. As an example, sketches of comics are posted in the chatroom for feedback as soon as they are finished.

Hunter Tier

This is the advanced tier that gives you access to the full menu and lets you take full advantage of being a patron.

+ Access to all previous Scout tier rewards.
You automatically get access to all previously mentioned Scout Tier rewards along with the new Hunter Tier rewards.

+ Access to Hunter tagged posts.
Unlike Scout-tagged content, Hunter-tagged content does not go public and stays available only to you. These are usually all of the full-resolution images of a picture's work in progress. Sometimes, due to its file size, this content could be broken up into several RAR archive files. You can easily unzip these using free Winrar software.

+ Hunter tagged posts include the sketch, inks and final versions of traditional and digital work in full resolution.
Most Hunter-tagged content that includes work in progress images, whether it's traditional or digital will have them attached in their full native resolution. To give an example, traditional artwork can be scanned images of a resolution of around 3387px x 4601px, along with extra copies of those images that have been adjusted and color corrected. Digital artwork can vary as well with work in progress images sometimes being as large as 24737px in height if it's a comic page. This works out great if you want to use these practice your own coloring for example or just generally mess around. For the types of work in progress images, check out the Scout tier section.

+ An extra Hunter role along with the Patron role in the Discord server.
If you're within the Discord server, then along with your Patron role which gives you access to the patron-only chatroom you'll also receive a Hunter role which will be used during events, prompts or announcements.

Apprentice Tier

This tier is for those who want me to teach or guide them one-on-one towards a goal.

+ Access to all previous Scout and Hunter tier rewards.
You automatically get access to all previously mentioned Scout and Hunter Tier rewards.

+ Weekly 1-on-1 workshops in Discord for 1.5 hours.

We can set up weekly workshops within Discord where we will have 1 hour 30 minute sessions one on one. During these sessions we will discuss what you want to achieve, how to go about it, what to improve on and how to get there as well as actually doing the work required.

+ Figuring out your goals and working towards them based on your level.
As it states, the first thing we would do is figure out what you hope to achieve out of these workshop sessions and what your current level is. Based on those, we will either go directly to develop the things necessary for that goal or the skills required before that. A goal can be either developing a certain art style or skill set, making comics, building storytelling, developing characters, making a personal blog, or whatever else - just don't make it something obscure as "getting good", you'll get good whether you want to or not with repetition and perseverance. The biggest thing to remember is that I'm here to help you work towards that, not to teach you with words but with effort and experience. Forced if needed.

+ Introduction to my workflow, what tools I use and how they can be utilized.
Depending on what kind of art medium you decide to go with, I can put through some suggestions out of experience. Since I've worked with both digital and traditional art, I've developed a certain workflow in how I do things or think about them. For example if we're doing traditional art, then I can give tips on how to utilize your tools without wasting more time and resources than you have to, what kind of tools I would recommend to use and how to use them. If we're doing digital art, then I can suggest certain software, what tools I use, my preferences and settings as well as what techniques I utilize within the software and how I apply post production. Generally I'm learning things myself every day and if it will make your life easier, then that saves you time figuring this stuff out yourself.

+ Introduction to my learning and practice techniques.
As corny as it sounds, I didn't get where I am today just by doing nothing, I've done a multitude of things and read all kinds of books and material to learn new tricks. You won't learn how to do things right away, they take time and repetition to get right and I can give you suggestions on how to get there. Generally everyone wants to be special and original, however the hard truth is that everyone gets inspired by everyone and everything around them and we essentially steal the bits we like best and incorporate them as our own. The end result is a wonderful mish-mash of things that we call our art style and it never really ends - we're on a constant learning basis, taking in new things and learning how to maybe not to them better, but in a way that we like doing it better. What I can do in this case is introduce you to some of my own methods of learning these tricks, it's up to you how to utilize them in the end.

+ Explanations of my thought process during drawing and how I apply what I've learned so far.
While we'll be doing a lot of practical stuff, I can also always go into further detail on a particular subject that you might have difficulty with and we can explore it together. I'll generally try to give you some insight of how things work and how I personally would go about these things myself. Call it a lecture, call it some insight - in the end, I can provide you with information and my own point of view of things - whether you utilize it the same way is entirely up to you.

+ Direct feedback and critique on the good, the bad and the ugly. As well as how to go from there.
The perk of working with me is that I can give you instant feedback on things and show you some corrections right away. Never go into this with the mindset that everything you do is completely wrong or right, there is always something that you've done better than others, my job here is to point those things out to you and figure out ways that you can mend them. Sometimes if there's a persistent issue that you keep having, we'll use the workshop to figure out ways for you to either improve on the topic or figure out an exercise to help you get past it.
Tiers
Scout
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
+ Week-early access to Scout tagged posts.

+ Access to Patron-only posts.

+ Scout tagged posts include the sketch, inks and final versions of traditional and digital work in low resolution.

+ Ability to vote on monthly illustration polls.

+ Patron role in the Discord server with access to the patron-only chatroom.

+ Early previews to upcoming comics in the Discord server.

Hunter
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
+ Access to all previous Scout tier rewards.

+ Access to Hunter tagged posts.

+ Hunter tagged posts include the sketch, inks and final versions of traditional and digital work in full resolution.

+ An extra Hunter role along with the Patron role in the Discord server.

Apprentice
$40 or more per month 3 of 4 patrons
+ Access to all previous Scout and Hunter tier rewards.

+ Weekly 1-on-1 workshops in Discord for 1.5 hours.

+ Figuring out your goals and working towards them based on your level.

+ Introduction to my workflow, what tools I use and how they can be utilized.

+ Introduction to my learning and practice techniques.

+ Explanations of my thought process during drawing and how I apply what I've learned so far.

+ Direct feedback and critique on the good, the bad and the ugly. As well as how to go from there.

Goals
$155 of $250 per month
I can cover most bills and spend more time drawing my own things. Comic production will become more frequent.
2 of 4

About me:

Howdy folks, my name is Oleg, I'm a Russian-speaking Latvian, living in our very own butthole of Baltic Europe - Latvia. You will usually recognise me as Sin or sinDRAWS (or some variation of) on the internet. My purpose of being mostly consists of drawing web comics, character illustrations and making time-lapsed drawing videos of my artwork. Unlike my name might suggest to some of you, I do not provide any NSFW content on Patreon.

My main goal in life is to be able to produce regular scheduled web comics for everyone to enjoy without constantly having to worry about living costs and surviving through commissions and side work. My hope is that one day I can fully dedicate myself to this through your help and support.


You can find my work through any of my listed social media links below:
Discord | DeviantArt | FurAffinity | Pixiv | Tumblr
Twitter | Facebook | Minds | Instagram | Ask Blog
Tapas | WebToon | YouTube 1 | YouTube 2 | Twitch

None of my final artwork is hidden behind a pay wall - what you see is what you get. The only things you get access to are extra stuff that goes on behind the scenes or extra privileges and monthly rewards. So if you like my art and comics, then please consider becoming my patron and furthering <s>my descent into being a family disappointment</s> my career as a professional artist <s>so that I can ditch this real life bullshit</s>. If you cannot support me, then please consider getting a commission or spreading the word around, I will always highly appreciate it. You can find my current commission sheet here.

Thank you very much for your time and support!


Rewards breakdown:

Down here you will find a further explanation of rewards for each of the patron tiers. The first two tiers build up on each other, while the further three branch off into their own thing. Fairly straight-forward. If you have suggestions as to what kind of content or rewards you would like to see, feel free to send me the suggestion, I'm fairly open minded about it.


Scout Tier

This is the most basic tier that lets you take an early peek into upcoming work in progress images of comics and illustrations that I make.

+ Week-early access to Scout tagged posts.
You will get 7 days of early access to any Scout-tagged content that I produce. Usually those are low resolution images of a picture's work in progress. After the 7 days have passed, the content automatically goes Public.

+ Access to Patron-only posts.
You will get access to any Patron-only content that I produce. While those are still tagged as Scout rewards, they don't usually go Public. Usually these will be artworks that don't have work in progress images - for example full resolution sketches.

+ Scout tagged posts include the sketch, ink and final versions of traditional and digital work in low resolution.
Most Scout-tagged content that includes work in progress images, whether it's traditional or digital, will be scaled down to 500px in either width or height - whichever is the lowest. So for instance, if the full resolution image is 3387px x 4601px then it will be scaled down to 500px x 679px.

The work in progress images are as follows:
->Sketch: The finalized pencil sketch.
->Inks: Full inking along with varying ink widths, ink-shading and fillings.
->Final: The final look of the work with all the coloring, shading and extra effects done.

+ Ability to vote on monthly illustration polls.
While this used to be a Hunter tier reward, I've opened it up to all patrons. Every month I hold a vote from a select set of characters - the one with the most votes wins. If there are any ties, I use the Discord server bot to randomly select one of the tied ones. The characters are usually picked from our Discord server member suggestions once a year. The winning characters get illustrated in full detail to the best of my ability.

+ Patron role in the Discord server with access to the patron-only chatroom.
Those in my Discord server will receive a Patron role, which will make it easier for me to pick you out from the rest and you will receive access to the patron-only chatroom.

+ Early previews to upcoming comics in the Discord server.
With your Patron role you will also gain access to the patron-only chatroom in my Discord server where any patreon-related discussion takes place and where upcoming stuff gets spoiled. As an example, sketches of comics are posted in the chatroom for feedback as soon as they are finished.

Hunter Tier

This is the advanced tier that gives you access to the full menu and lets you take full advantage of being a patron.

+ Access to all previous Scout tier rewards.
You automatically get access to all previously mentioned Scout Tier rewards along with the new Hunter Tier rewards.

+ Access to Hunter tagged posts.
Unlike Scout-tagged content, Hunter-tagged content does not go public and stays available only to you. These are usually all of the full-resolution images of a picture's work in progress. Sometimes, due to its file size, this content could be broken up into several RAR archive files. You can easily unzip these using free Winrar software.

+ Hunter tagged posts include the sketch, inks and final versions of traditional and digital work in full resolution.
Most Hunter-tagged content that includes work in progress images, whether it's traditional or digital will have them attached in their full native resolution. To give an example, traditional artwork can be scanned images of a resolution of around 3387px x 4601px, along with extra copies of those images that have been adjusted and color corrected. Digital artwork can vary as well with work in progress images sometimes being as large as 24737px in height if it's a comic page. This works out great if you want to use these practice your own coloring for example or just generally mess around. For the types of work in progress images, check out the Scout tier section.

+ An extra Hunter role along with the Patron role in the Discord server.
If you're within the Discord server, then along with your Patron role which gives you access to the patron-only chatroom you'll also receive a Hunter role which will be used during events, prompts or announcements.

Apprentice Tier

This tier is for those who want me to teach or guide them one-on-one towards a goal.

+ Access to all previous Scout and Hunter tier rewards.
You automatically get access to all previously mentioned Scout and Hunter Tier rewards.

+ Weekly 1-on-1 workshops in Discord for 1.5 hours.

We can set up weekly workshops within Discord where we will have 1 hour 30 minute sessions one on one. During these sessions we will discuss what you want to achieve, how to go about it, what to improve on and how to get there as well as actually doing the work required.

+ Figuring out your goals and working towards them based on your level.
As it states, the first thing we would do is figure out what you hope to achieve out of these workshop sessions and what your current level is. Based on those, we will either go directly to develop the things necessary for that goal or the skills required before that. A goal can be either developing a certain art style or skill set, making comics, building storytelling, developing characters, making a personal blog, or whatever else - just don't make it something obscure as "getting good", you'll get good whether you want to or not with repetition and perseverance. The biggest thing to remember is that I'm here to help you work towards that, not to teach you with words but with effort and experience. Forced if needed.

+ Introduction to my workflow, what tools I use and how they can be utilized.
Depending on what kind of art medium you decide to go with, I can put through some suggestions out of experience. Since I've worked with both digital and traditional art, I've developed a certain workflow in how I do things or think about them. For example if we're doing traditional art, then I can give tips on how to utilize your tools without wasting more time and resources than you have to, what kind of tools I would recommend to use and how to use them. If we're doing digital art, then I can suggest certain software, what tools I use, my preferences and settings as well as what techniques I utilize within the software and how I apply post production. Generally I'm learning things myself every day and if it will make your life easier, then that saves you time figuring this stuff out yourself.

+ Introduction to my learning and practice techniques.
As corny as it sounds, I didn't get where I am today just by doing nothing, I've done a multitude of things and read all kinds of books and material to learn new tricks. You won't learn how to do things right away, they take time and repetition to get right and I can give you suggestions on how to get there. Generally everyone wants to be special and original, however the hard truth is that everyone gets inspired by everyone and everything around them and we essentially steal the bits we like best and incorporate them as our own. The end result is a wonderful mish-mash of things that we call our art style and it never really ends - we're on a constant learning basis, taking in new things and learning how to maybe not to them better, but in a way that we like doing it better. What I can do in this case is introduce you to some of my own methods of learning these tricks, it's up to you how to utilize them in the end.

+ Explanations of my thought process during drawing and how I apply what I've learned so far.
While we'll be doing a lot of practical stuff, I can also always go into further detail on a particular subject that you might have difficulty with and we can explore it together. I'll generally try to give you some insight of how things work and how I personally would go about these things myself. Call it a lecture, call it some insight - in the end, I can provide you with information and my own point of view of things - whether you utilize it the same way is entirely up to you.

+ Direct feedback and critique on the good, the bad and the ugly. As well as how to go from there.
The perk of working with me is that I can give you instant feedback on things and show you some corrections right away. Never go into this with the mindset that everything you do is completely wrong or right, there is always something that you've done better than others, my job here is to point those things out to you and figure out ways that you can mend them. Sometimes if there's a persistent issue that you keep having, we'll use the workshop to figure out ways for you to either improve on the topic or figure out an exercise to help you get past it.

Recent posts by sinDRAWS

Tiers
Scout
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
+ Week-early access to Scout tagged posts.

+ Access to Patron-only posts.

+ Scout tagged posts include the sketch, inks and final versions of traditional and digital work in low resolution.

+ Ability to vote on monthly illustration polls.

+ Patron role in the Discord server with access to the patron-only chatroom.

+ Early previews to upcoming comics in the Discord server.

Hunter
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
+ Access to all previous Scout tier rewards.

+ Access to Hunter tagged posts.

+ Hunter tagged posts include the sketch, inks and final versions of traditional and digital work in full resolution.

+ An extra Hunter role along with the Patron role in the Discord server.

Apprentice
$40 or more per month 3 of 4 patrons
+ Access to all previous Scout and Hunter tier rewards.

+ Weekly 1-on-1 workshops in Discord for 1.5 hours.

+ Figuring out your goals and working towards them based on your level.

+ Introduction to my workflow, what tools I use and how they can be utilized.

+ Introduction to my learning and practice techniques.

+ Explanations of my thought process during drawing and how I apply what I've learned so far.

+ Direct feedback and critique on the good, the bad and the ugly. As well as how to go from there.