Who doesn’t love to sit back and enjoy their favorite movie, or draw out an idea or play a game? These are things I enjoy doing but for the past year, I have found myself getting deeper and deeper into GamerGate. It wasn’t until recently I found myself getting upset over some of the things that have been going on. I will admit that I came into the GG debate ‘late’; while I do know what lit the flames for all of this, it wasn’t until recently I found myself becoming a supporter of it. I hated to see gamers getting overall thrown under the bus.
This is where my idea struck.
I want to make art pieces for GamerGate; buttons, stickers, cards. Things like that. I want to do it because this is what I LOVE to do. I also want to strengthen my craft along the way and what better way than to draw for something I love and would rather see FLOURISH than be swallowed up in tons of drama.
GamerGate, I want to create art for
you. I think I can do this, I would love to do this.
What is the point of this Patreon?
This is a creative project; I want to create things with Vivian and game related art for those of us who LOVE gaming and right now GamerGate. Right now, the things will be simple; buttons, stickers, and cards. Three simple things, three things that are easy to pass around and are easy to see. I want to create these things so people can see the REAL faces of GamerGate,people of all ages, genders, orientations from around the globe, not the images that have been constructed by those who are more than happy to paint gamers with one brush.
What are the things I propose to make and who will YOU get to choose?
As mentioned before, there are three basic things I want to make at this time;
- Buttons (1 ¼ size)
- Cards (small sized)
That’s right; YOU. For the buttons, I will put up four designs, the final one chosen being the one that will be sent out to print and put out on buttons. These will be supporter choice buttons but in the meantime, I will offer two basic button designs that all supporters will get no matter what the amount of money you contribute.
For cards, TWO designs will be made with the final being sent off for printing. The same goes for stickers.
Two designs but only ONE shall be picked and it shall be picked by you. For all my watchers, thumbnail drawings and color test will be posted on this Patreon sight allowing you to put in your input and comments.
Will there be other items offered?
Once I have enough funding and resources, I want to offer other things, mostly shirts and tote bags. I always want to try my hand at producing Vivian head bands for those who are interested bur only if anyone is interested in them.
What do my donations support?
The supplies needed for creation of these items. Thankfully, I already own a button machine of my own so that hurdle is out of the way. As I make the buttons by hand, I need replacement metal backings and plastic covers to protect the paper. Donations also go towards printing cost for the stickers and cards. More or less, donations support the creation of these items and if things continue to go well, I will expand my offerings for GamerGate items. On a side line, your donations also support an artist who is struggling enough as it who just wants to share her work and also build a little bit of a foundation to make it out in an industry I am still trying to get to.
As a final note, I want to thank everyone who supported and inspired me to try this idea. As I have sat and watch many things unfold in GamerGate, I became both annoyed but I wanted to do something to let the word out that we are just gamers who want to have fun and are NOT the monsters that so many people have painted us as. I know I am one person, I know there are bigger projects out there but I wanted to throw my work out and help with something.