January 31st, 2018, 8:24 pm
Coming Soon: Sketchbook Club!
For the past two years I’ve been creating Aww, Feathers! themed postcard designs and sending them out to supporters on Patreon. Those have been a lot of fun to do, and have given me a chance to experiment with different art styles and depict some scenes from the world of Aww, Feathers! that don’t appear in the comic. Unfortunately, I’ve found it necessary to put new postcard designs on hold for now due to limitations related to demand, storage, and printing quantities. I may periodically release a new postcard design, but they will no longer come out monthly. I do, however, have an idea for something new for patrons that I think will be fun. I want to know what you think.
I will continue to post works in progress of comic pages and practice sketches, both of which will be available to all patrons. But for those who pledge a little bit extra, I’ll also be introducing the Aww, Feathers Sketchbook Club! My plan is to create a new sketch every week. These will be higher quality, refined and inked physical sketches. There will be three levels:
- Bronze Level - Patrons who pledge $3 or more will get to see digital versions of each new sketch that comes out.
- Silver Level - Those who pledge $5 or more will have access to the digital sketches, but will also receive one physical sketch in the mail per month. You may pick one of the available sketches to be mailed to you. (If multiple patrons want the same sketch, there will be a rotating list of who gets first pick.) Or if you prefer, you can let it be a surprise!
- Gold Level - $10 patrons will unlock the gold level, at which you can make requests for what you would like to see sketched! Each gold level patron may make one request per month, and you will have first dibs to have your requested sketch sent to you (though you can choose a different one if you prefer). Note that I may have a certain theme for a given month of things I want to practice drawing, and requests will need to fit into that theme.
When we do have a new postcard design (which will probably only be a few times a year at most), that will take the place of new Sketchbook Club entries for that month, Bronze level patrons will get a digital version of the postcard, and Silver and Gold level patrons will be sent a physical copy.
So that’s my plan, starting very soon. I want to hear any feedback or questions you may have. Otherwise, the first entries to the Sketchbook Club will begin soon. I’ll make an official announcement on Patreon when it does. The first few sketches will be visible to all so they can get an idea of what to expect, but after that they’ll be exclusive to Sketchbook Club members. Thanks again for being readers and subscribers!