Illuxcon and Patreon

Hi folks! Well, it has been a very busy couple of months. First of all, I am very excited to announce that my Patreon has launched, now available at patreon.com/colinnitta

Starting this new venture has been a big learning experience for me. I’ve been studying the work of other artists with Patreons and have come to realize that the most successful ones are built on healthy relationships between patrons and artists. Some Patreons are like miniature classrooms with reams of study material available to contributors that want to grow their own artistic skills. I absolutely love sharing my techniques and the lessons I’ve learned, so I’ve chosen a somewhat educational model to base my page on. I’ll also be posting updates on works in progress and my latest creative ideas, so whether you’re an artist looking to develop your skills or are an art lover that just wants to hear about what I’m up to in the studio, the Patreonpage is where it will be happening!

Pledges range from $1-$5 per month and patrons can adjust or cancel their pledge at any time. Please let me know if you have any questions and I’d be happy to answer them!

In other news, I attend the Illuxcon convention in Reading, PA last weekend. As always, the convention was an absolute blast! I met old friends, made new ones, got a massive boost of inspiration… and sold an original oil painting! It’s always such a thrill to hand off a piece to a collector. Whenever it happens, I’m always so grateful and pleased that my art has kindled a spark of wonder and fascination in someone else to the extent that they were willing to part with some hard earned cash in exchange for an original work of art. It really means a lot!

“Powder Street Market” is the painting that sold. Originally inspired by a D&D campaign, this painting had a special place in my heart, but now it has a new home with a private collector. A lot of passerby complimented this work at Illuxcon. It’s always hard to know what kind of images will connect with people, but I now think I have a better idea of what I’d like to pursue going forward!

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