Castel Astra

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Note: i only have one reward tier that is of 1$ because it's up to you to support me with whatever amount you think is appropriate.


  • Access to my Patron-only content
  • You get all of my artwork
  • My work in progress shots.
  • First look before anybody else of my paintings
  • Exclusive sketches that i don't upload anywhere else
  • Step by step progress images.
  • High-res detail images (close up shots of my paintings and WIPs) for you to study. 
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  • Exclusive thoughts and insights of my creative process

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About

Hello! Thank you for visiting my Patreon page!

Who am i?

My name is Andres a.k.a Castel Astra. I am a 27 year old self-taught artist, i draw since i can remember and what i most love are Watercolors.

I make my art based on feelings and crazy thoughts about life and the universe, i consider myself as existencialist so this is a very common theme on my works. I believe in art as a language, artists can communicate with their peers through inspiration, so that connection is the most important thing for me, i always prioritise adding sentiments to my paintings and letting my emotions flow hoping to achieve that connection, this is what i believe is an universal language, and i'm creating it through watercolors.

I also make free-time doodle/sketches/studies about anything i feel like to.





Please, take a little time to read my current situation and understand why your support is truly important to me, thank you so much!


My current situation

I was born and live in Venezuela - South America, a very depreciated country economically and culturely, the minimun wage at the moment is only 10$-15$ USD month, (government raise it constantly but depreciates everyday). I moved out of Venezuela 2 years ago and came to Chile, where i'm living at the moment. All of this was posible thanks to the support of my former Patrons who were with me in the course of 1 year. Living in Chile has been an amazing experience but also a very tough one, with a lot of ups and downs. Minimum wage here is a lot more, something like 400$ USD month, but of course everything is much more expensive. I rent a cabin along with my girlfriend and it's 300$ per month, adding expenses like gas, electricity and food i get almost nothing for my art supplies expenses, and not to mention the impossibility of living from my art as i did in Venezuela because of the broken and bizarre economy there.

My dream is to become a full-time artist and dedicate the rest of my life to my paintings and my fans!, as you can imagine, it has been impossible to acomplish my goal and improve with the need to have a full-time job 45 hours a week, art wont sell here neither and working all day only to get enough money to eat is not an option for an Artist wishing to grow. Gladly i still got internet to share my content and Patreon! there's where you come to play a big role in my creative life and i to yours hopefully!

Why become my Patron?

I really leave my heart and soul on my Artwork, bringing emotions to people with the things i do is what makes me happy! Your support would let me know that you're truly enjoying my work :) 

Chile is a nice Country with a solid economy, but as you can understand i'm just a foreigner here, and actually very alone with no family, the cost of living is quite high for me and even if i'm a lot better here than in my home country Venezuela, i can't make a living out of my art yet, as i need to pay rent, pay for services, pay for food. I still need to work all day to be able to live, i've been living in Chile for 2 years and still can find good stability.

Pledging to be my Patreon would help me in my situation but also i will be able to persue a lot of personal projects, i've been wanting to share such as art series, make comissions, even an art book! to name a few.

More than that i believe Patreon is a great venue for me to reach out to the people who have supported my art and be able to personally show my appreciation in some way.

Where is your support going?

Art materials/tools;  for a watercolor artist it is very important to get good materials (high quality paper and paints are the most important) but i really can't afford them, and hopefully some day make a living of my passion that is art.

I've been struggling with a lot of frustration, but i realized that having people loving what you do is already one dream come true, i have been receiving tons of comments about how much people enjoy my work, that really makes me happy and that's why i created this page.

Other things to take note of:

  • I only have one reward tier that is of 1$ because it's up to you to support me with whatever amount you think is appropriate.
  • Your pledge will be charged to you at the end of every month
  • All rewards will be delivered every end of the month or within one week the month after
  • You can cancel, upgrade, downgrade your pledge anytime. See Patreon FAQ.


Every supporter means a lot to me so all Patrons have access to all previous files from the past.

Thank you so much for reading!

With love, Castel Astra.

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