Hey everyone, thanks for taking the time to stop by my journal. Got some new updates on things I'd like to share. First off, I have decided to hop on the Patreon thing. Now, the decision wasn't made very lightly as I've always been a little weird about making money off my stuff. However, I have carefully considered a lot of things that factored into my decision. Two of the big reasons for turning to Patreon is to help cover the cost of things for me to continue bringing new content. Any 3D artist can totally understand that this hobby can burn a major hole through your wallet in half a minute and eat your hours in a day alive. That's just covering cost of content used in scenes, not to mention the hours devoted to sitting at the computer posing, rendering, postworking, light tweaking, more rendering and so on, plus cost of new hardware in the event of failures, the cost of electricity to feed the beast, etc. This hobby consumes your days like no other. However, the sad truth is, it doesn't help pay your bills doing it for free at the end of the day.
I'm honestly hoping Patreon will help me take things to a new level. If the support is proper, I can devote even more hours to this passion as well as finally start bangin' out much higher resolution and more custom stuff. Afterall, if people are supporting my works with their hard earned money, I believe they should get what they pay for.
Don't take this as I'm done if Patreon doesn't work. I will continue posting to DeviantArt and doing 3DX on the blog, though the render sizes will still stay relatively smaller and I may not always be able to put the highest render settings into every last thing. I will still be continuing work on my "Unfaithful" set as well at higher resolution, which is looking promising so far, but that's for another entry.
Currently, the pledge amounts are going to start small to help get the ball rolling while I carefully think out what I can offer in return for higher pledges. If the pledges start coming in, I will have to give Patreon a little more priority over my blog and DeviantArt naturally. From my understanding, Patreon doesn't allow 3DX material, so I will continue using my blog to post porn type renders, but I will need to keep the render sizes smaller on my blog while I keep the higher resolution renders going to Patreon for those paying.
So, anyone looking to check it out, here's my Patreon page. Render8 on Patreon!
Thanks to all my viewers and supporters for the last two years here on DeviantArt!