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Don't know if many people know about the fabulous things going on at Patreon www.patreon.com. It's a place where artists and creators (everything from comics to cakes) can support themselves through their patrons. You basically subscribe to anyone who catches your eye - pledges range from $1 per month to $100 a week (or more) and artists upload creations for the enjoyment of their patrons - some exclusive to Patrons.

Depending on where your interests lay - some artists offer NSFW art and comics - others offer tutorials and How-to's - Google hangouts, Skype sessions - commissions, daily sketches or getting the comic page a day early. Artists are really imaginative about how to gain and gather patrons.

You'll find some really popular webcomics on there - like Questionable content www.patreon.com/jephjacques

Some of DA's most amazing artists - www.patreon.com/reiq  www.patreon.com/tsuaii www.patreon.com/sakimichan are doing really well for themselves and finally able to support themselves, and their art via social media.

Also a special mention to www.patreon.com/NeiRuffino who has only just joined so her subs are on the low side :) One of the best comic colorists in the business IMHO and now working on cover art and her own comics. Please head there and give her some love, if you are able.

BTW look out for updates on Granted as we are hoping to start our own Patreon page in the next month or two.

Also, a note on Patreon's search facility - IT SUCKS GREEN MONKEY BALLS - use google - search Patreon and the artist/comic/musician's name rather than trying to get Patreon search to find them for you :) This is especially true of any adult content artists - Lots of brilliant Hentai Foundry artists are on there but finding them is like trying to find a grain of salt on a salty sandy beach...

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Octavia
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United Kingdom
I have had many and varied careers and have a degree in social psychology. Jobs have included working with children and young people as a social worker; designing and making wedding dresses; running an online retailer selling beauty products that I make.

I come from a very artistic family with both parents being extremely good artists and encouraging all 4 of their children to express themselves artistically.

I started digitally painting about 7 years ago and found I had a bit of a knack for it so have been practicing hard since then.

My interest in comics was sparked when I met PlutonianKnight and we spend a lot of our time creating, drawing, writing and talking about the medium of comic and graphic novels.

We are always interested in talking to others about their ideas and commissions for either pin ups or sequentials - or even script writing, editing and story development are always open to new ideas.
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DerekRestivo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey long time no talk. How you doin'? How's colouring treating you?
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Colorist-OctaviaMoon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hiya....I'm good. Been through a very busy time with work and business but it's calming down now. You're getting better and better all the time x
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DerekRestivo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Are you still colouring full time? I have to say I'm kind of envious about the idea of that sort of stable work :P. I'm busy full time right now, but the pay is kinda iffy. Hey, speak of the devil, I hadn't actually thought to ask you this, but I happen to be looking for some colouring advice. I'm doing a short 12 panel comic cutscene for a game I'm working on, and the idea is to colour the lineart in a simple but nice looking way. Any suggestions for simple colouring styles? I'm kind of new to this. So far I'm looking at Moebius as a good inspiration. Any thoughts?
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Colorist-OctaviaMoon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not really full time - I have a business to run too! But my lineartist is doing full time so I do have 10 pages a month as a regular gig. It allows me to do my own stuff too.

Simple colouring would probably be Cel-Shading. It's quick and fairly easy if you know where the shadows and highlights need to be. There's loads of tutorials (a couple I found below). But it doesn't match all art styles - and I think you have to be careful about the palette you use. Have a go and see how it works for you :)


easy cel-shading tutorial by chirart   Hedrick Cel Shading Tutorial by Hedrick-CS
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PigFiend Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Artist
I appreciate you speaking up in that one forum post about low-balling for comic book pages. I see the same thing. Employers hire the cheap option, and that person flakes out on them because they can't get enough money to live. Then that employer comes right back looking to replace him.
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Colorist-OctaviaMoon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I know...we see it all the time. They never learn or listen :) The awful thing is the number of artists who have responded and seem willing to do it for that $50 per page...makes me sad!
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Drak-Zul Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Happy Birthday!
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Colorist-OctaviaMoon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awwww....You are too kind - Thank you so much :)
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sturkwurk Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Colorist-OctaviaMoon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much...it was a good one - with back to back The Walking Dead episodes and Pizza...x
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