Jim DeVona is creating Portrait Postcards
12
patrons
$82
per month
I draw expressive portraits. Your Patreon subscription directly supports my growth as an artist through the pursuit of monthly projects such as those featured below. I send original postcard sketches to patrons every month. Sometimes I send bonus project prints, too.

I describe my art style as loose and sketchy. I draw with a combination of ink washes and pencil. There is a recurring literary theme in my recent projects with many portraits of authors.

Upcoming Projects

Portraits series currently in progress:

  • Authors of books and stories I've read
  • American civil rights leaders and activists
  • Friends and runners of the Triple Cities Runners Club

Featured Projects

I started a portrait series of civil rights leaders with a sketch of WEB Du Bois. I featured a drawing of Frederick Douglass.



I drew a  series of portraits based on authors published in a short story collection I read. Patrons each received one of the original drawings as well as a chapbook of the whole collection. I presented the series at a First Friday art walk event at a local bookstore. (It was well received by the authors, too!)



I made a series of  block cut portraits of noted authors like Kurt Vonnegut (as well as some rabbits). Over the course of this project, patrons received monthly bonus prints of each illustration. I later made coasters printed from the same blocks:



When I don't have another project going, I just draw faces I like, and I really like drawing faces. Here are some  past highlights:



You can find my work on Instagram. Buy prints and originals from my Etsy shop.

Milestone Rewards

Whenever I reach a Patreon funding goal I do a piece of custom artwork for every patron. I don't do a lot of commissioned work, so signing up and spreading the word is the best way to get me to draw what you want.

What To Expect As A Postcard Patron

  • With the exception of milestone rewards and special project prints, postcard sketches are chosen at random from my recent work. Subject, composition, and style may repeat or vary.
  • Postcards lead adventurous lives. They may arrive late or in haggard condition. It gives them character; love them anyway.
  • I retain the right to reuse and display images of my artwork for any purpose. 
  • Postcard subscriptions can be designated as gifts. Enter the recipient's address when submitting your pledge, or send me a direct message with details later.

Tiers
Studio Sponsor
$1 or more per month
The ink must flow! Your support keeps me well-stocked with paper and supplies. Your support also sponsors art cards sent to people around the world through Postcrossing. (Occasionally, I will send some art to every patron, regardless of pledge.)
Monthly Postcard Sketch
$5 or more per month

I send you a random original sketch every month. Subject and media vary but are most likely to be ink or pencil portrait studies. Usually drawn on 4×6" cards.

Weekly Postcard Sketch
$18 or more per month

I send you a random original sketch every week. Four postcards a month! Subject and media vary but are most likely to be ink and pencil portrait studies. Usually drawn on 4×6" cards.

Goals
$82 of $100 per month
As a thank-you for reaching this first membership milestone, I will do a bonus quick commission for every patron.
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I draw expressive portraits. Your Patreon subscription directly supports my growth as an artist through the pursuit of monthly projects such as those featured below. I send original postcard sketches to patrons every month. Sometimes I send bonus project prints, too.

I describe my art style as loose and sketchy. I draw with a combination of ink washes and pencil. There is a recurring literary theme in my recent projects with many portraits of authors.

Upcoming Projects

Portraits series currently in progress:

  • Authors of books and stories I've read
  • American civil rights leaders and activists
  • Friends and runners of the Triple Cities Runners Club

Featured Projects

I started a portrait series of civil rights leaders with a sketch of WEB Du Bois. I featured a drawing of Frederick Douglass.



I drew a  series of portraits based on authors published in a short story collection I read. Patrons each received one of the original drawings as well as a chapbook of the whole collection. I presented the series at a First Friday art walk event at a local bookstore. (It was well received by the authors, too!)



I made a series of  block cut portraits of noted authors like Kurt Vonnegut (as well as some rabbits). Over the course of this project, patrons received monthly bonus prints of each illustration. I later made coasters printed from the same blocks:



When I don't have another project going, I just draw faces I like, and I really like drawing faces. Here are some  past highlights:



You can find my work on Instagram. Buy prints and originals from my Etsy shop.

Milestone Rewards

Whenever I reach a Patreon funding goal I do a piece of custom artwork for every patron. I don't do a lot of commissioned work, so signing up and spreading the word is the best way to get me to draw what you want.

What To Expect As A Postcard Patron

  • With the exception of milestone rewards and special project prints, postcard sketches are chosen at random from my recent work. Subject, composition, and style may repeat or vary.
  • Postcards lead adventurous lives. They may arrive late or in haggard condition. It gives them character; love them anyway.
  • I retain the right to reuse and display images of my artwork for any purpose. 
  • Postcard subscriptions can be designated as gifts. Enter the recipient's address when submitting your pledge, or send me a direct message with details later.

Recent posts by Jim DeVona

Tiers
Studio Sponsor
$1 or more per month
The ink must flow! Your support keeps me well-stocked with paper and supplies. Your support also sponsors art cards sent to people around the world through Postcrossing. (Occasionally, I will send some art to every patron, regardless of pledge.)
Monthly Postcard Sketch
$5 or more per month

I send you a random original sketch every month. Subject and media vary but are most likely to be ink or pencil portrait studies. Usually drawn on 4×6" cards.

Weekly Postcard Sketch
$18 or more per month

I send you a random original sketch every week. Four postcards a month! Subject and media vary but are most likely to be ink and pencil portrait studies. Usually drawn on 4×6" cards.