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Fire Puppies
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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
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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 various art
  • Access to monthly sketch dumps! I'll post them in multiple sets throughout each month as they accumulate. Some of these sketches you will recognise, but not everything I doodle becomes a finished piece
Rocky Foundations
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.




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Video Playlist above: my Digital Timelapse art

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. FAQ below.

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?!


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 have gotten commissions for various art pieces in various mediums from pencil, ink, colour pencils, digital art, short animations, paintings on canvas, markers, etc, so far, from hundreds of clients in 12 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. If you're not ready to contribute, you can always make a free account and follow my page for no charge!
How often will you be posting?
     Every month, I will be posting on various days things 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 and their level of engagement.
When do I get charged?
     You get charged the second you sign up so that you can have immediate access to all past rewards! Then you'll be charged the 1st of every following month that you're a supporter (Eastern Standard Time), so I would suggest signing up as close to that time as possible.
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. When decreasing a pledge, you will have access to all material you have paid for until the end of that current cycle before your new pledge takes effect on the 1st of next month.
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] or messaging me on Instagram or Twitter (@ VBArtPlace) with your questions or details about what you're looking for, what you're budget is, and if you have a deadline in mind, and whether I'm up to the task and available or not, I'll message you back as soon as possible! 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!
Thanks to everyone for all your support!
$51 of $200 per month
With this goal, I can finally afford all of my monthly medications! As a thanks, I'll start posting weekly sketches of various ideas and suggestions.
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