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Which of these art styles would you say appeals to you more? 

51 deviants said Somewhat more realistic ones Return of the Cobra Ninja by DaBrandonSphere Dressed for China by DaBrandonSphere
16 deviants said Cartoony/exaggerated proportions (e.g. big Disney-style eyes, lower waist/hip ratio) Nefertiti the Trap Queen by DaBrandonSphere Hypatia in Cartoon Style by DaBrandonSphere
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So this is a thing among artists of my generation. From what I can tell, it's a crowdfunding site where patrons can pay you a monthly pledge of $$ to produce art. Not commissions for specific pieces, mind you, but money so you can make any kind of art in general.

Ironically, the appeal of the fundamental concept is why I'm unsure about investing in it. It sounds like some kind of Faustian bargain, or maybe a siren song. I've always wanted to make money off what I naturally enjoy doing anyway, but the idea behind Patreon sounds so seductive that you can't help but wonder if there's a vicious catch lurking beneath it. In other words, it sounds too good to be true.

In addition, I've learned from previous ventures into selling art online that I fail at it. I don't know whether it's the quality of my artistic output, a lack of popularity for my subject matter, or simply that I have no idea how to advertise myself besides posting links on message boards or social media. Either way, I can't see Patreon working out much better for me even if it doesn't have any undesirable strings attached.

If anyone on DA has a Patreon page, please share me your experiences.


Offering digital character art for $10
Roman Legatus by DaBrandonSphere
Hollywood Honey by DaBrandonSphere
For $10 each, I will produce a digitally colored, full-body sketch of any singular character you desire. Humans, animals, and fantasy creatures in any kind of pose are all acceptable, though anything pornographic will have to be turned down (this isn't a porn site). Each character will have a gradient background of any colors you want. Fan art and fan-created characters are also acceptable, though I'd prefer to draw the character in my own style rather than copy the original's (for you anime fans out there). So ask away via private notes and show me the monies! If you don't have DA points, PayPal will suffice.

(Will add an example of what I can draw for you later.)


Brandon S. Pilcher
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I'm an amateur artist and writer who has a B.A. in Biological Anthropology from the University of California in San Diego.



I had a dream about dinosaurs with glowing bio-luminescent patches on their hides, a bit like the creatures in James Cameron's Avatar. I don't think there's any way to indicate this from the fossil record, and it may not make for practical camouflage. But it would still look totally cool in my opinion.
Random idea: intelligent chameleons! I dunno how intelligent chameleons are by reptile standards, but they're arboreal and have opposable digits like early human ancestors. If one lineage of them were to grow human-like intelligence and craft tools, they could form the basis of a lizard-folk race.
Somebody out there, please save the Pokemon. They deserve to roam their natural habitats unmolested by human activity.
Why are Comic-Con tickets always sold out? It happened again this year and it wouldn't even be out until a month.
This morning I submitted a little short story titled Mark of a Muvhimi  to Clarkesworld Magazine. I don't expect to be accepted, but I'll be happy to hear from them in the next two days (as their website promises). Wish me luck!


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oyetoons Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave.
Ivymantled Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016
Hey man, appreciate the T-Dactyl favorite tag. Muchas gracias.
Jovha Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for fav, really apprciate it, cheers! :)
shalydee Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding me to one of your collections! Very cool :) 
DarkStar016 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for your support :3!
SpocksFirstOne Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the fav
DaBrandonSphere Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
And thank you for the watch!
SpocksFirstOne Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome
Droemar Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
Hey! Since you favorited some of my dino art, I thought I'd let you know I'm doing a Kickstarter for my dinosaur novel Mark of the Conifer on Sept 1st. You can see more art for it here:…
Hope to see you there!
domingomar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav!
AlternatePrehistory Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
You blocked me?
DaBrandonSphere Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I interpreted your comments as trolling (you were bringing up tyrannosaur integument when the original discussion was about paleoclimate, which made me think you were intent on forcing your views about tyrannosaur feathers on me). But that was an overreaction on my part, and I've calmed down. Sorry.
AlternatePrehistory Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
I brought up both in the original conversation, but No problem anyway.
godofwarlover Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
I got another Yoruba god statue. I got Shango/Chango
Paleo-Beast-Emperor Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hiya. How're things goin' for ya?
infinitestudios2005 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
thanx for the recent favs, you are appreciated!
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fave. :)
Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave!
Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw this ic you might like though its NSFW:

Mature Content

zulu girls... by BlackZarak
DaBrandonSphere Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
RektMachine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016
Islamic fundamentalist named PrinceOfArabia 
He believes that Gays are not natural and hate towards them is justifiable, doesn't like atheists and calls Israel a terrorist. Plus he made group called  Anti-Terrorism

Here is proof

Untitled by RektMachine
DaBrandonSphere Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
He sounds like an unpleasant piece of work, but my profile page isn't the place to post this. I would post this on a blog like deviantart confessions if I were you.
RektMachine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016
k, sorry.
GeneralHelghast Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016   General Artist
I noticed you saw that comment that sekley managed to sneak into light. I deeply apology for letting my emotions get the better of me. I just don't agree with Tyrannosaurus having lips.
DaBrandonSphere Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't apologize to me. Apologize to the people you insulted earlier. But at least you understand you made a mistake.
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