Van

is creating Art and Animations

4

patrons
I strive to create unique and interesting art as often as I can, and when encouraged, I tend to spit out countless pieces on the daily. Everything from sketching new creature designs, fanart, and commissions, to short animations and timelapse videos to show off my process.

NOTE: Some tier rewards are not fulfilled due to lack of active patrons in that tier. If you are in a select tier, make sure to actively engage me here, on Twitter, or Instagram, about looking for your rewards and I will gladly start posting some of the many things I have waiting in the wings. Thanks!

Check out my goals section for some of the plans I have and share a link to my Patreon page to help me get them done!


Even if you can't pledge or donate,

sharing my page is just as good!


Go watch some of my free timelapse art videos on my YouTube
For my doodling and other personal day-to-day shenanigans, follow me on Instagram or Twitter @VBArtPlace
You can even buy some of my pieces on Redbubble

For individual commissions, feel free to email me at [email protected]com
(Serious inquiries only please. Thanks!)

Or you can buy me a coffee to keep my brain running, at Ko-Fi.
Check out the signed copy of the art I gave to Mark Hamill! Sometimes I wonder if he put anything in the flags of the copy I gave him?

With your help, I can supplement my income doing what I'm good at: creating new and exciting art!

Thanks for all your support!
--Van B.

Doug Jones likes my art. WHAT ABOUT YOU?!

FAQ

Who are you?
     My name is Van, and I live in Houston, Texas. In 2013 I got a Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree in Media Arts and Animation under an independent study program that I designed myself with help from the administration to focus solely on character design and 2D animation. Since I started doing art professionally in 2009, I regularly get commissions for various art pieces in various mediums from pencil, ink, colour pencils, digital art, paintings on canvas, markers, etc, so far, from thousands of clients in over 38 countries worldwide.
How do I join?
     You can join by becoming a Patron right here on this page! Just click "Become a Patron" and choose however much you'd like to contribute per month.
How often will you be posting?
     Every month, I will be posting on various days many patron-exclusives, such as completed art, sketch dumps of all my daily sketches from the prior month, timelapse art videos, small animations, and much much more! See tier rewards for details. The amount of patron-exclusive work will be dependent on the number of patrons I have at any given time.
When do I get charged?
     You get charged the second you sign up so that you can have immediate access to all of your rewards! Then you'll be charged the 1st of every following month that you're a supporter.
Can I stop donating or change my pledge in the future?
     Absolutely. You can cancel or adjust the cost of your monthly pledge at any time. If increasing your pledge after having paid for that month, you will only be charged the remaining balance. For example, you paid $10 on the 1st of the month, but then change your pledge on the 12th of the month to $20. You will be charged $10 on the 12th and then on the 1st of next month, your new monthly charge will be $20.
What if I want to support you at a price between the tier levels?
     That's cool, too! You can choose to donate how ever much or little you want. $1 is the lowest pledge Patreon allows and gets you access to my exclusive art, details about my personal projects and jobs, pieces voted on by my fans, and the patron-exclusive community board where you can chat with me and other fans directly!
Can I just make a one-time donation?
     That'd be awesome! You can help keep me running by buying me coffee (at $3 each) on Ko-Fi, or sending me a donation to my Paypal via my e-mail [email protected]!
What about commissioning you for a single piece?
     Feel free to send me an e-mail at [email protected] with your questions or details about what you're looking for, and if I'm up to the task and available, I'll send off a copy of my standard contract and costs. All costs subject to change based on the detail specified for the commissioned piece.

Still have questions? E-mail me at [email protected] and I'll help you out as best I can!
Tiers
Fire Puppies
$1 or more per month
You're the fire under my seat! That's one more dollar (or 60 cents after Patreon takes their cut) to help keep my internet working and my electricity running! Also, food and stuff, too, I guess.


  • Access to my Patreon exclusive activity feed, art, and projects.
Tornado Alley
$5 or more per month
Blow me away! Five times as awesome as one, you chose to give a little more. Every little bit goes a long way and you wanted to make a bigger dent. Congratulations!


  • Access to activity feed
  • Access to work-in-progress shots (WIPs) of all my patron-exclusive pieces
  • Access to monthly sketch dumps! Some of these sketches you will recognise, but not everything I doodle becomes a finished piece
Rocky Foundations
$10 or more per month
I'm starting to feel like I'm no longer built on pebbles, and it's all thanks to you!


  • Access to activity feed
  • WIPs
  • Monthly Sketch Dumps
  • Access to private timelapse art videos I'll be posting on YouTube! Watch me create some of my favourite pieces or some of yours', from start to finish.
Wispy Fluff
$20 or more per month

You're more than just drifting through the wind. You're making a real difference to me. And here's how I'll repay you:


  • Access to activity feed
  • WIPs
  • Monthly Sketch Dumps
  • Private Timelapse Videos
  • Access to patron-only posts where I'll gather suggestions from the audience on what to make next as well as special, exclusive patron polls!
  • Access to semi-regular Lens updates, available in the Patreon app. See short clips of the occasional life update, short clips of me creating something, and probably sometimes my cat doing something cute.
My Mer-peeps
$50 or more per month

Thanks for helping me tread water. It gets real tough out here in the ocean of finances. But guess what:


  • Access to activity feed
  • WIPs
  • Monthly Sketch Dumps
  • Timelapse Videos
  • Patron Exclusive Polls
  • Lens Videos in Patreon app
  • Exclusive digital art just for you! Everyone in this tier gets art made just for them EVERY MONTH, to be published for all patrons to see with your name praised in the description! Ignore the others' jealousy. Our love is special.

 -  NOTE: This reward is NOT cumulative. If you do not send me a message to begin talking about your request between the 1st and the 10th of each month, you will LOSE it.

So Extra
$100 or more per month

Thanks for being so Out of this World (like you didn't see that pun coming light years away). E.T.'s got nothing on you:


  • Access to activity feed
  • WIPs
  • Monthly Sketch Dumps
  • Timelapse Videos
  • Patron Exclusive Polls
  • Lens Videos in Patreon app
  • Personal monthly commissions
  • I will make you a 5-10 second animated short story or scene of your choosing every month! (No explicit content.)

 -  NOTE: This reward is NOT cumulative. If you do not send me a message with your request between the 1st and 15th of each month, you will LOSE it. 

  •  And your name goes in my Hall of Fame with your own personalised icon art, done by me, listing you as a "Leading Supporter," to be published in the description of every piece you support!
Goals
4 of 10 patrons
Every current patron gets a simple art sketch of whatever character or creature they want. Thanks to everyone!
1 of 12
I strive to create unique and interesting art as often as I can, and when encouraged, I tend to spit out countless pieces on the daily. Everything from sketching new creature designs, fanart, and commissions, to short animations and timelapse videos to show off my process.

NOTE: Some tier rewards are not fulfilled due to lack of active patrons in that tier. If you are in a select tier, make sure to actively engage me here, on Twitter, or Instagram, about looking for your rewards and I will gladly start posting some of the many things I have waiting in the wings. Thanks!

Check out my goals section for some of the plans I have and share a link to my Patreon page to help me get them done!


Even if you can't pledge or donate,

sharing my page is just as good!


Go watch some of my free timelapse art videos on my YouTube
For my doodling and other personal day-to-day shenanigans, follow me on Instagram or Twitter @VBArtPlace
You can even buy some of my pieces on Redbubble

For individual commissions, feel free to email me at [email protected]
(Serious inquiries only please. Thanks!)

Or you can buy me a coffee to keep my brain running, at Ko-Fi.
Check out the signed copy of the art I gave to Mark Hamill! Sometimes I wonder if he put anything in the flags of the copy I gave him?

With your help, I can supplement my income doing what I'm good at: creating new and exciting art!

Thanks for all your support!
--Van B.

Doug Jones likes my art. WHAT ABOUT YOU?!

FAQ

Who are you?
     My name is Van, and I live in Houston, Texas. In 2013 I got a Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree in Media Arts and Animation under an independent study program that I designed myself with help from the administration to focus solely on character design and 2D animation. Since I started doing art professionally in 2009, I regularly get commissions for various art pieces in various mediums from pencil, ink, colour pencils, digital art, paintings on canvas, markers, etc, so far, from thousands of clients in over 38 countries worldwide.
How do I join?
     You can join by becoming a Patron right here on this page! Just click "Become a Patron" and choose however much you'd like to contribute per month.
How often will you be posting?
     Every month, I will be posting on various days many patron-exclusives, such as completed art, sketch dumps of all my daily sketches from the prior month, timelapse art videos, small animations, and much much more! See tier rewards for details. The amount of patron-exclusive work will be dependent on the number of patrons I have at any given time.
When do I get charged?
     You get charged the second you sign up so that you can have immediate access to all of your rewards! Then you'll be charged the 1st of every following month that you're a supporter.
Can I stop donating or change my pledge in the future?
     Absolutely. You can cancel or adjust the cost of your monthly pledge at any time. If increasing your pledge after having paid for that month, you will only be charged the remaining balance. For example, you paid $10 on the 1st of the month, but then change your pledge on the 12th of the month to $20. You will be charged $10 on the 12th and then on the 1st of next month, your new monthly charge will be $20.
What if I want to support you at a price between the tier levels?
     That's cool, too! You can choose to donate how ever much or little you want. $1 is the lowest pledge Patreon allows and gets you access to my exclusive art, details about my personal projects and jobs, pieces voted on by my fans, and the patron-exclusive community board where you can chat with me and other fans directly!
Can I just make a one-time donation?
     That'd be awesome! You can help keep me running by buying me coffee (at $3 each) on Ko-Fi, or sending me a donation to my Paypal via my e-mail [email protected]!
What about commissioning you for a single piece?
     Feel free to send me an e-mail at [email protected] with your questions or details about what you're looking for, and if I'm up to the task and available, I'll send off a copy of my standard contract and costs. All costs subject to change based on the detail specified for the commissioned piece.

Still have questions? E-mail me at [email protected] and I'll help you out as best I can!

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Tiers
Fire Puppies
$1 or more per month
You're the fire under my seat! That's one more dollar (or 60 cents after Patreon takes their cut) to help keep my internet working and my electricity running! Also, food and stuff, too, I guess.


  • Access to my Patreon exclusive activity feed, art, and projects.
Tornado Alley
$5 or more per month
Blow me away! Five times as awesome as one, you chose to give a little more. Every little bit goes a long way and you wanted to make a bigger dent. Congratulations!


  • Access to activity feed
  • Access to work-in-progress shots (WIPs) of all my patron-exclusive pieces
  • Access to monthly sketch dumps! Some of these sketches you will recognise, but not everything I doodle becomes a finished piece
Rocky Foundations
$10 or more per month
I'm starting to feel like I'm no longer built on pebbles, and it's all thanks to you!


  • Access to activity feed
  • WIPs
  • Monthly Sketch Dumps
  • Access to private timelapse art videos I'll be posting on YouTube! Watch me create some of my favourite pieces or some of yours', from start to finish.
Wispy Fluff
$20 or more per month

You're more than just drifting through the wind. You're making a real difference to me. And here's how I'll repay you:


  • Access to activity feed
  • WIPs
  • Monthly Sketch Dumps
  • Private Timelapse Videos
  • Access to patron-only posts where I'll gather suggestions from the audience on what to make next as well as special, exclusive patron polls!
  • Access to semi-regular Lens updates, available in the Patreon app. See short clips of the occasional life update, short clips of me creating something, and probably sometimes my cat doing something cute.
My Mer-peeps
$50 or more per month

Thanks for helping me tread water. It gets real tough out here in the ocean of finances. But guess what:


  • Access to activity feed
  • WIPs
  • Monthly Sketch Dumps
  • Timelapse Videos
  • Patron Exclusive Polls
  • Lens Videos in Patreon app
  • Exclusive digital art just for you! Everyone in this tier gets art made just for them EVERY MONTH, to be published for all patrons to see with your name praised in the description! Ignore the others' jealousy. Our love is special.

 -  NOTE: This reward is NOT cumulative. If you do not send me a message to begin talking about your request between the 1st and the 10th of each month, you will LOSE it.

So Extra
$100 or more per month

Thanks for being so Out of this World (like you didn't see that pun coming light years away). E.T.'s got nothing on you:


  • Access to activity feed
  • WIPs
  • Monthly Sketch Dumps
  • Timelapse Videos
  • Patron Exclusive Polls
  • Lens Videos in Patreon app
  • Personal monthly commissions
  • I will make you a 5-10 second animated short story or scene of your choosing every month! (No explicit content.)

 -  NOTE: This reward is NOT cumulative. If you do not send me a message with your request between the 1st and 15th of each month, you will LOSE it. 

  •  And your name goes in my Hall of Fame with your own personalised icon art, done by me, listing you as a "Leading Supporter," to be published in the description of every piece you support!