Dragon Mama

is creating Beauty & Delight
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Bragging rights. Imagine when you are trying to sound high class, you can now say "I'm a patron of the arts". How delightfully Victorian! Plus, when I'm super famous you can tell your friends that you were one of the first people to help me on the road to making the world a better and more beautiful place! You will also receive my neverending appreciation, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing a small part towards helping me to add more beauty to the world.
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Access to my sketches and practice work that I don't usually publish at all.
First access to all of my completed works online, including both commissions and personal projects.
Early access to all of my speed art and other videos.
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My neverending appreciation, bragging rights, and full access to my Patreon-only feed.

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Early access to purchase any of my Buy it Now auctions of my art in my web store.
Access to my exclusive Patreon community where you can give feedback on my work, have a say in what I do next, or just chat me up!
I will write a silly custom haiku, just for you.

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About Dragon Mama

Hi, it's me, Dragon Mama! Glad to see you made it here, and please accept my heartfelt welcome to my Patreon!

I make art. You like art. Give me money so I can make more art. It's a win-win!

Seriously though, I am a disabled artist, and I strive to make the world an increasingly more beautiful, joyous, and friendly place that is welcoming to all persons. My disability makes it impossible for me to hold a "regular job", so I create in order to have a positive impact on our world.

Most people do not realize the amount of time it takes to create quality art. It often takes me two weeks or more to create a single finished work due to the time I actively spend trying to make each work my personal best, and the limitations that my disabilities place upon me.



What is Patreon?
First, I tell you a story: Once upon a time, artist's had patrons. Individuals who wanted to release more beauty into the world, who gave a regular stipend to their favorite artists, so that those artists could continue creating instead of setting their work to the side and working menial labor jobs to survive.

Many artists in the modern era have learned that to make a living as an artist, they had to work only on commercial art. Things that other people want, created to a specific that often stifles creativity. With all their time given towards trying to make enough to survive, a lot of artists have found that there is no time left at the end of the day to explore their own creativity and enjoy the act making art.

This patronage of the arts occurred back in the days of our world's greatest artists, and with Patreon, those times may well be on their way back. You, the art fan, can now contribute directly to the operations of your favorite artist, and help them create the content you love. As cumulative donations to artist's increase, we'll be able to align our priorities match ours and yours both. Behold, the birth of a new era of increased creativity!

Okay, now on to the meat of the answer:
Some like to think of Patreon as a digital tip-jar. If you were to randomly pass someone performing in the street and think you would put a dollar in their guitar case, then this would be the modern way of doing that. 

See, Patreon allows you to become a direct supporter of content you love. Its kind of like a Kickstarter, but in smaller numbers and on a consistent basis. Instead of one project, you're supporting ongoing efforts, and help to supply freedom for an artist to create, experiment, and come to love their work again. You get behind-the-scenes work, and a personal connection with the creators, along with other awesome rewards set by the artist. Once you have made an account (free), you can choose to support me through a donation of your liking. It can be as little as one dollar or as big as you want. This support is applied with each new paid work released, but is not charged until the end of the month. You can also set a maximum amount of money that you will pay per month, just in case I somehow make more pieces that month than you are able to afford. Patreon is very secure, and if you decide you can't afford it anymore, or change your mind, you can cancel at any time.
Patreon is an incredible tool for artists and creators of all varieties and their fans, and the Patreon team have my endless gratitude for creating it. They are changing the creative world, and I'm proud to be a part of of the movement. 

So what are your Patreon goals?
I've been a professional artist for over 22 years, but not of the type of art most people usually think of as fine art. I am a face painter. Now I've dabbled in a lot of different types of art over the years, and had some hefty offers to buy my works, but about three years ago, I started doing some character art for my friends. I did not think this would be a permanent thing at the time, it kind of just happened. I just wanted to do some awesome stuff for the folks I cared about. Now bringing dreams to life has become my life's work. I've been very fortunate to be able to create beautiful things that bring others joy, but I'm never satisfied to settle for my current quality. I always want to continue to grow and expand, whether it be upgrading my supplies and studio, taking art classes, hiring videographers, editors, etc. I tend to overextend myself both physically and monetarily, doing everything from making art, to editing, marketing, and more. I would really enjoy the ability to spend more time creating instead. 

Commissions and views on Youtube aren't cutting it however, as I invest too much time into the individual works to get paid even minimum wage for them. What I am doing is economically idiotic, but I just can't stop creating! By becoming a patron, you'll help offset the business and living costs of me, the artist, which means even more artsy stuff for you!

I value your donation with the utmost reverence and gratitude. Your support inspires me to succeed.
Just a small pledge on your part can collectively change my life. :)

By supporting me here you are not only making my life way less stressful but you actually help me produce more art and videos for youtube. If you enjoy my art and creations and would consider buying a strange person from the internet the equivalent of a nice cuppa tea, I would very much appreciate it. If roughly 10% of those who viewed my work did this, I could do create new content full time. I will absolutely continue doing this whatever happens, and viewing my creations will always be free! Patreon is just about frequency, quality, and my quality of life. I promise you that I will continue to do the best I can and invest as much time and love into my creations as possible without being fiscally irresponsible. Thank you for your ongoing support, it really is a huge deal for me and we very much appreciate it.




Putting out new content to my followers and fans is something that I am incredibly passionate about! Patreon is a way for my patrons and fans to help show their support and help me to keep bringing you new pieces of the art you have come to love on the regular!

I don't open up too much about my thoughts on the art process on my social media, but Patreon is different. I'll be showing behind the scenes photos from my studio, and WIPs of projects that I don't show anywhere else and giving more insight and accessibility you.

My goal through this Patreon is to allow those who enjoy my art to have a more hands-on connection with the creation process, and special rewards for helping me reach such goals as improving my art, getting better supplies, achieving my dreams, and being able to afford my medication so that my disability can be better managed and I can get more done in a day than simple self care and surviving.


FAQ 
* Do I have to pay in US Dollars? You can pay in any currency, even PayPal!! Everything is written in Dollars because it's a US based site, but you can use any currency and it will be automatically converted.

* Wait, I have to pay to see your art now?
Oh heaven's no! My art is free to view and will remain so for as long as I can keep it that way. 

* How many pieces will you release a month? I usually release between 4-6 every month. Maybe more, maybe less. Your budget is safe however, as you can set a monthly maximum when you pledge so you never give more that you can afford. 

* I don't have much money, can I still become a Patron? Yes, please only sign up to donate what you can easily afford. Even $1 per creation will make a difference and is greatly appreciated. 

* Do you take other types of donation payment? 
I do! I accept donations in Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and Nyancoin! Keep in mind there's no way to allocate perks this way, but I appreciate all the help I can get.

* I have to pay for everything you share on Patreon? 
Not at all, Patreon allows me to set which items are paid and which are free when I submit them. Donations will only be applied for finished works and speed art videos.

* Where does the money go?
The same as anyone else, I have medical expenses and basic costs of living that need tended to so that I'm not out on the street or sick. At first, the money will go towards those most important matters, and afterwards, will go towards the costs related to bringing you better content, faster.

* Can I change (or cancel) my pledge amount at any time?
Sure thing you can!

*I have more questions!
Check out Patreon's FAQ here!

Whyk Patreon?
With your support I would like to be able to show you more, I have so many ideas running through my brain, but don't have time or money for them all. With your support I will be able to spend more time making better quality videos. I will be able to do more shopping hauls and in return more giveaways, yes I just said giveaways, I love giving craft supplies away. Check out the rewards below, you can sign up and guarantee something sent to you, every month, from me. I welcome any reward suggestions also.
How Much do I donate?
You decide how much you want to give, as low as $1 a month. You are paying for a monthly subscription for my videos NOT per video as some do. I will only set 1 video a month to charge your subscription. Decide what reward you would like to help you answer this question for you.
Can I still watch your videos Free?
Yes, You can watch on Youtube for free, Please do not feel obligated to pay, this is only for people who want to give and want to receive the rewards.
Can I stop my subscription?
Yes, if you decide it's not for you anymore, or money is tight, please feel more than free to opt out. You can always come back later if you want. Or don't if you don't. I promise I will still like you just as much as I already do.
Why do you make videos?
I am making these videos because I love to share my projects and teach with my tutorials. I am told by my subscribers I put a smile on their face everyday and I want to continue making people happy. The subscription will help me have more time towards my videos and crafts.




Making art in the 21st century has lots of advantages! Never before have artists and collectors been able to interact so freely. I'm able to document my own career for you, live as-it-happens. Patrons around the world get a front row seat in my studio. Ever wanted to see inside an artist's world? Now you can be part of the whole experience!
My goals are simple: I dream. I make art. I document it. I want to live my life mindfully. I hope to contribute something beautiful to humanity. I believe in a future where artists are encouraged to be artists! I wish every single one of us could devote each day to fulfilling our true purpose.





Your support means the world to me. I want to be able to consistently provide you with new and better content. Your contribution, no matter how small, will help me do that. I will use your donations to improve the quality of all future art, and help me reach completion with them more quickly.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and please check out the different donation levels to see the cool perks and rewards you will get by being my Patron!
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This amount will allow me the freedom to make speed art videos of the art creation process for posting on Youtube, and a nice cup of tea.
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