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.