If you read my last journal you may know I'll no longer submit my CyberSteel comic on Patreon. It will be FREE to read and on Tapastic. I will notify you later this week.
Why this sudden decision? Because I really want everybody to read it and be able to judge and like my work before donating something to my cause.
Meanwhile I'll focus more on exclusive contents for my Patrons.
By supporting my work on Patreon you'll get a lot of nice stuff like WIPs, step by step, full resolution PSDs, exclusive illustrations, video tutorials and NSFW YAOI.
What is Patreon and how it works?
Patreon is basically a way to support the Creators you love and get something in reward. I offermonthly rewards, proportional to how much you can spend.
You can choose a reward tier equal or lower to the amount you pledged, if you just want to support. You also get all the rewards below your pledge. For example, if you choose the $10 reward, you'll have access to all the rewards below it as well.
Patreon is made to support artists through time; anyway, if you want to make a one-time donation, you can wait until Patreon charges you, and then just delete your Pledge.
You won't be charged until the 1st of every month, and it usually takes a full 72 hours for all pledges to process. You’ll receive an email that will indicate whether your pledge was successfully processed or declined.
What I'm offering
When will I receive my rewards?
From this month onwards, the rewards will be shared on Patreon after the first week of the month, that is once Patrons are charged, so expect content from the 7th of each month to the 14th.
Furthermore, from next month until September, I guarantee 4 comic pages per month, with a small break between September and October because of important exhibitions in which I'm taking part.
What if I want to lower my pledge?
There is a 'try free for 15 days' option for new patrons. You can pledge a certain amount, then you can either delete or lower your pledgeuntil the 15th of each month. Anyway, if you lower your pledge after that date, your patronage may be deleted without previous notification. Same will happen if you decline a payment.
How Milestone goals work?
Goals are there to make my work better and every time I reach a new goal, I will offer you extra rewards. I will send your Milestone rewards if the goal is still exceeded after Patrons have been charged, always after the 7th of each month.
WENDIGO's PROJECTS RELEASE DATES
- September/October: Guest art for 'Let's eat! Marvel Anthology +18 (Preorder ends soon!)
- October 15th: Outwards 2 +18
- October 29th 2015: CyberSteel 1 - Italian only (English version available on Patreon , it will be printed when 4 chapters will be ready) + 'The Shortest Distance' Artbook (by The Crooks)
- February 1st 2016: Secret Artbook (name and participants will be announced in few months)
I’m so excited to draw my guys again, you have no idea! It will be full of Outwards pictures I guess. :°D
You'll also get a .ZIP folder with all my old NSFW pictures. My OTP are: Nuvat x Shye (Last Heir), Alex x Kevin (CyberSteel), Ramirez x Anger (CyberSteel), Stefan x Mark (Outwards), Tier x Rein (30rty) and I'm into crossovers too. :\\D
CHECK OUT MY PATREON PAGE FOR THE UNCENSORED VERSIONS!
I received over 300 comments, notes, PMs, messages, E-mails, from you, and even some new commission requests, Patrons, and donations. I tried to reply to all of them but I may have missed some. ;3;
You will never disappoint me, guys.
You're the best supporters in the world.
I'm Thomas (still 'Laura' on my documents), an Italian Ftm who started his transition 2 years ago and I'm about to start my teraphy within few months.
When I started the sessions I had a job and I could pay for my sessions (which costed around 620€ per year), but then in October 2013 I was forced to dismiss because customers couldn't pay me anymore. Well, I must admit I was happy at first: that 8 to 5 office job was really stressful, since I'm a digital artist, a graphic, and a video editor,
These streams will occur once or twice a month, and you could get just one request a month.
Remember this WON'T be a request of your OC, but I will draw an OC of mine of your choice.
The drawing can be in pencil and markers. Shipping worldwide is included.
You can add a fee in case you want a Registered mail instead of a Priority mail.
1-4$ = 1 ticket
CELL-SHADING COMMISSIONS SINGLE CHARACTER: 50$
Characters must be original! No fanarts accepted.
Visual references are needed to star working on your commission.
If you have special request (angle, expression, pose, color palette, etc.) feel free to ask.
Preview of the sketch is NOT included. Preview costs +10$.
It may take over a month to finish your work. Be patient!
I only accept payments in advance!
You can pay with Paypal too. Price will be 50$ for a single character. Send me a note first!
CELL-SHADING COMMISSIONS 2 CHARACTERS: 80$
You can now apply for my WAITING LIST.Send me a note filling this form.
THE CHARACTER CREATOR (nickname and link to dA, FB or Tumblr):
NUMBER OF CHARACTERS IN THE PICTURE:
CHARACTERS REFERENCES: 3 picture max (more just in case of small design particulars)
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: only if necessary, 5 lines is enough.
CHARACTERS POSITION AND INTERACTION:
PAYING METHOD (Paypal or Points):
Hi guys! I’m not sure if you’re aware of this ‘invite only’ website called tsū.
I’m gonna publish some of my works on there too, in case you miss Tumblr updates or don’t check my sketch account or my Patreon often.
You don’t really need to put your real name or surname in the description as FB, though.
You can use it either for uploading your art and pictures, and write stuff. You can also keep your posts for ‘friends only’ or ‘public’. No spam is allowed on there, so read the rules carefully.
>> Anyway, CLICK ON THIS LINK to join the site using my invitation! <<
A new coloring process video is on my Patreon: it's 40 minutes long and with English SUBs, basically I explain some tricks and my coloring method. Practice is the best way to learn things but I think it may be helpful if you're a SAI user, some tricks can work on Photoshop as well.
I'm sharing my color palette and explaining how I get that certain effect in my last picture.
The video is HD 720px and you can also easily copy my brush settings, if you want.
Here's how it works and why I think it's the right platform
for publishing my self-produced comic, 'CyberSteel'.
What is CyberSteel?
CyberSteel was born in 2009 after the collision of two evil minds: Thiefmarine and SirWendigo .
Set around 2030, CyberSteel is a urban spying, sci-fi and action story.
Kevin, is a university student from England and a computer hacker at night. In trouble with his exams, he luckily meets Alex, a geek who could help him in getting higher scores to impress his mommy.
They become friends but Kevin struggles to make ends meet, so he steals dirty money from dubious current accounts to survive.
In a flash, the two friends end up in some henchmen's sight, minions of a ruthless killer better known as Anger.
You can read the full story for as low as 1$ a month on Patreon.
How many CyberSteel books there will be?
What you get
3 pages are not much for you? Don't worry! The number of pages will increase as soon as I'll reach the goals. At the end of the month you'll also get access to a ZIP folder with all the English pages.
-If you pledge at least 5$ you could read the comic in all the available languages (for now Italian and English), you'll have access to Resources, Linearts, WIPs, and exclusive Illustrations (the unpublished ones from the artbooks I'm preparing) and I'll follow you back on FB and/or Twitter (be sure to send me a PM in case you're interested in a follow back). PLUS you'll get access to a Dropbox folder each month, in case you missed some updates.
More languages will be unlocked as long as we reach the goal and Patrons will vote for the language to unlock first. At the end of the month you'll also get a link to a ZIP folder with the pages in all the available languages.
-If you pledge at least 10$ you'll get all previous rewards, PLUS access to Tutorials and Step by Steps of my illustrations, occasional process videos, access to .PSD files, access to all the current .PDF Ebooks by Wendigo (value 8USD each, content may be +18), and you could decide the subject of the next Tutorial (painting, inking, etc.).
-If you pledge at least 15$ you'll get all 10$ rewards,
PLUS you'll get A3 posters from Wendigo
(contact me once you've selected your print).
You can purchase up to 3 prints at a time:
1 PRINT = 15$
2 PRINTS = 25$
3 PRINTS = 30$
Shipping in Europe and Mediterranean basin = INCLUDED!
Shipping to Africa, America and Asia = +5$
Shipping to Oceania = +10$
Prints will be shipped once after the 15th of each month.
PLUS you'll be Kevin's private t-shirt designer!!
Your logo/drawing/writing or your comic logo will appear on Kevin t-shirt for a whole scene (3/5 pages).
I reserve the right to reject offensive/violent/political messages or drawings.
You (or your business) will be credited in the printed book.
-If you pledge at least 225$ (limited to 1) you'll get all 10$ rewards,
PLUS Wendigo and GiorgiaLanza (who's CyberSteel colorist!) will create a commission just for you for private or commercial use, even for covers or self-publishing. (A4 size, 300 dpi, digital, in colors, preview of the sketch is included!).
Wendigo will do the lines and Giorgia will take care of the colors.
* Monthly Raffle - Patrons only*
and they will receive a inked bust from me (value 30$).
Tickets number will depend on the amount you pledged for the current month and they'll increase your possibility to win.
I'm gonna extract the winner at the end of the month, and I'll deliver the drawing once each payment got through.
Here's a small graph to explain how it works.
About the authors
Wendigo takes care of the drawings, from pencils to colors; Thiefmarine works on the plots. Both cooperate on scriptwriting and character designs.
Giorgia Lanza is an Italian comic artist and a digital colorist.
Our dream is...
Why Patreon and how it works?
You can donate any amount from 1$ to 225$ and you won't be charged until the 1st of the month. If you want to make a one-time donation, you can pledge to a Creator any amount and delete your pledge once you receive a verification email that your pledge was successfully charged. Just delete your pledge and you won't be charged again.
Hope everything is clear!See you, space cowboys... ^-^
I'm not sure you know that, but dA added new Llamas and of course I need them. XD (They're so useless and cute I don't even...)
Site Update: Runaway Llamas
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
The Runaway Llama Badge
Late last week, two llamas captured the eyes of the world for a few hours, as they were on the run in Sun Valley, Arizona. To celebrate their fleeting freedom, and for the devious fun of it all, an additional level has been added to the already existing llama badge.
Hoax Involving Deleting Accounts
Recently there has been a surge in Journals being posted or shared that say that DeviantArt will be deleting
Feel free to comment here to let other you're available for Llama trades. ^-^
Here's the folder with all the available posters.
You can ask for a signed one, if you want.
Plus you get access to all Patreons contents for one month. ^-^
Check out the page here:
*The one in the picture is actually an art trade with andaglas so I'm not selling it, HAHA!*
- Lines should be clean and on a different layer, if you can.
- I'm searching for .PSD or .SAI files.
- Illustrations OR cover art only.
- No complicated background.
- No comic pages.
- No nudity.
- To apply just leave a comment below with a link to you lines. If you don't want to share them, just drop me a note.
- You'll be credited for your work, obviously.
- This is NOT and art trade. I will do it for free and I'm free to decide which lines I like the most.
Thanks for your time!
- I always reserved the right to decline a commission, and Patreon doesn't allow me.
- Patreon keeps a high percentage over my work and I lost over 40$ last month. I think it will be fair if I keep using Paypal to get payment from commissions, otherwise I won't be able to pay the colorist. My colorist get 50€ each page.
- I don't think it's fair if CyberSteel reaches the first goal with my additional work for commissions. I created Patreon for CyberSteel and I want to reach my goals with people interested in this comic. I'm explaining this... I mean one month I could get 5 commissions. With 5 commissions maybe I'll reach the first goal of 550$, next month noone could afford a commission and I get 0$, because 5 persons only wanted a commission from me.
Also with 5 commissions a month it'll be hard to guarantee 4 pages a month, since I'm still working on another comic, 'Outwards'.
I just tried and it didn't work.
This month I'll be offering .PSD and tutorials for 10$ Patrons and I hope people could find something interesting on there even if they're not interested in the comic, and Exclusive illustrations, and unpublished works for my 5$+ Patrons. ^-^
And we're preparing a motion graphic video with original music to promote our page!
I made a sketch account on here too.
Take a look. ^-^