My name is Nikki, I go by Y2Hecate pretty much everywhere online, since forever (1997), and I'm a part-time professional artist. I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, but pursuing art as a career since high school, circa 2000. I have a BFA in Studio Art, concentrating on Sequential Art (Comics & Animation), and currently do freelance/commission work in my spare time. Ideally I would like to make the jump to full-time art - working on comics, illustration, games, and other projects, appearing at conventions to sell my wares, and help give instructional panels, etc. while still adulting and paying evil bills.
My personal goal is to create a monthly piece of finished art to share!
If you pledge, know it's a PER CREATION pledge. (ex. You pledge $5 per creation, if I make 4 Paid Content posts in a month, you would be charged $20. If you do not want to pledge that much support, change your pledge or set your maximum amount appropriately.)
The reason I've got this set up Per Creation instead of Per Month, is mainly because I don't want anyone getting charged money if life happens, and I don't finish a main illustration/project in a month. You should only pay for the thing, if I do the thing!
I also don't plan to make a ton of Paid Content posts. So don't worry about racking up charges. My plan is for only ONE finished Patreon Illustration per month max. All other art will still be posted, but not as Paid Content. If this changes, Patrons will be notified before-hand, so they can make pledge adjustments if needed.
The purpose of this Patreon isn't to put all my art behind a money wall. It's to somewhat fund more time for art/take fewer hours at my day job.
I also want to use this Patreon to more closely collaborate with my audience; creating things that we all enjoy and can learn from. I want to use my art to help any other aspiring artists out there, as I have been helped, with advice and inspiration.
I'm new to the Patreon thing, so expect some changes to tiers and goals as I go - I'm starting small and will change/add goals and rewards as I get used to the process and schedule, or as you guys help me decide what to work on.
Don't worry if you can't/don't want to pledge. I don't intend to post any less free art in my usual galleries and websites than before. Patrons get additional perks, like seeing stuff sooner, getting to help pick themes, and getting some extras like more progress shots, high res files, random sketches, etc. :)
Here are some examples of extras I want to eventually offer Patrons:
- Access to my Patreon feed, where you will see:
- Finished pieces early, before anywhere else online.
- Progress sketches/random doodles that I don't usually share.
- Early notice of live art casts & Q&A chats.
- Tutorials and progress videos.
- Special variants (NSFW and other) of finished pictures.
- High-Res printable files of finished pictures.
- Signed, numbered, limited edition, poster prints.
- Swag items & Commission raffles (Raffles are a thing I will do on my own and ask you to sign up for off-site, as Patreon doesn't allow forms of gambling.)
- & More as we come up with fun stuff!
Note: Some of my work/rewards may contain adult content (nudity and such). You need to be 18+ to pledge on some tiers. Even then, I will warn when content is going to be NSFW (Not Safe For Work), so you can choose to avoid it if you want.
Want to see more of my work? Check here:
http://y2hecate.deviantart.com/ - (May contain NSFW content in other peoples' galleries)
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/y2hecate/ - (May contain NSFW content, in my gallery & others')