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Oh how i was secretly waiting to see this~ My dear you've done a great job starting off and knowing you, your ambition will take you to...

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Joshua Palmer
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
Freelance animator and all that jazz
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I've been thinking, which can dangerous, about starting a patreon.

The past 3 years I've been working on freelance contracts for various studios, youtube channels, networks and clients to help pay the bills and it's going ok, there have been a
few rough spots, but all in all its been ok.

The only bad thing about this freelance work is that I do not have time to work on my own stuff anymore, which sucks. As doing constant work for other peeps can drain ones
creative spirit. After finally getting inspired to join Walking City, my creative energy has returned, and it feels pretty good.

I've been checking out Patreon for the past month or so, and each time it peaks my interest more and more. If you don't know what the site is, it's basically Kickstarter with a twist.
Basically you set up your page and people can choose to donate money to your creations/work either each month, or each time you finish something. In terms of animation content
creators, this can be a real boon as youtube has basically screwed animators over with their new payment and view model. I get roughly between $100-$150 a month from my youtube channel which is no
were near the costs i need to cover for living expenses , hence why i haven't made anything for it in quite a while.

I'd love to be able to start an animation series with Shrike and the crew, to be able to pay voice actors, musicians for their hard work, do constant livestreaming to animate and draw things for other people, as they've been qutie fun the past week or so I've been doing them.

Now, this has been nagging me in the back of my head ever since I've been thinking of starting this; what gives me the right to expect money from people to do what I want to do? Will I even get enough to be able to do such a thing? It's a very touchy subject, as is usually everything that involves money. Also, having your income come from your fans feels a bit 'beggy' to me, as I'd rather have big companies who can afford to pay me to work on my own stuff, do so.

These are just my own thoughts on the matter, and I'd love to hear what you guys have to say on it a well.

Thanks for reading!

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:iconmethusulacomics:
MethusulaComics Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
thank you very much for the fave. it's a huge honor.
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:iconjuanelox:
Juanelox Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
lol 555 deviations, awesome
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Skullpaw Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
BRUH

LOVIN' THEM ANIMS.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND STAY COOL (OR WARM I GUESS, BECAUSE IT'S WINTER HAHA).
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themeguy Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you going to be uploading the results from some of your recent streams anytime soon? I'm asking partly because you drew one of my characters, but mostly because of left-handed Shrek.
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nnickerson10 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
i did not know you had deviant art.
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:iconnerdlebooyimi:
NerdleBooyimi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
POONTAH
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Youkah Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
shrektion
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SpeedyDragonG Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm wondering if you're gonna eventually do a few animations of the Walking city. Like you did with those 2 OC tournaments EFN and the Colosseum, anyway good luck on Round 1.
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RenegadeSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Again, I'm not to be rude or anything, but you are AWESOME!!!! K???? And nothing, I mean NOTHING, will ever say or do, to say that.
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