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Justin Oaksford
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
From Ithaca, NY.
Went to Art Center College of Design from 2008-2012, Graduated with a B.S. of Entertainment Design (Industrial Design program).

Currently working at Microsoft Studios in Washington! Was a concept artist on Halo 4.

Tumblr Sketchblog: Justinoaksford.tumblr.com/
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Hey deviants!

I NEED YOUR OPINIONS! Please read and reply if you have time!

So I’m devising a strategy for doing educational videos. Not just process, but actual educational ones that address the more underlying foundational skills required for illustration and concept\vis-dev. Right now I’m just playing with the Camtasia studio trial, and this was made from a really old Livestream, thus the absolutely atrocious resolution, for which I apologize profusely. 

SO HERE’S THE QUESTION OF THE DAY!

If I were to start a Patreon... uh, “campaign”, would you pledge? This is VERY loose thinking, but I want to gauge public opinion before pouring energy into this. 

(amounts are per video because these may not follow a strict schedule :x)
FREE- Most of the videos will be free and public, because I don’t want to hide this info behind a paywall!
$1 TierThe “thank you” level. This is just for people who feel what I do is important enough to them to give something :)
$3 Tier- LiveCrit level. You will send me a sketch or painting that I will do a public critique video on. These may be short, but I don’t plan on “charging” the Patrons for them. Your $5 will only go towards the mainstream videos. 
$5 Tier- LiveCrit+PSD level. LiveCrit, and you will get medium-res(~2k) PSD’s from any videos that have drawings or paintings.
 

Above this, I am trying to figure out how to use Patreon to do actual mentorships over Google Hangout or Skype. It’s something I’ve wanted to do but haven’t found a good platform yet. Let me know if you’d be interested in the mentorship thing.

The money will mean I can spend more time on these videos, and less time doing freelance to pay off student loans :) I can also spend the money to do special features, bringing in pro artists to talk about certain subjects and pay them for their time. 

Again, these won’t be vague “speedpaint” videos, they will be in-depth foundation videos talking about both theory, and demonstrating application in the field. The main things I want to cover are
-Illustration and Design Foundations
-Industry Advice
-Criticism, Philosophy, and Theory (Including topics on motivation, inspiration, goals, social justice, learning- the more mental side of the coin.)

So… Would you pay? If not, what could convince you?

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:icongeorgelovesyart:
GeorgeLovesyArt Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work man
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:icondrawtv:
DrawTV Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  New member
Hello Justin, I've gotta say, your work is nothing short of stellar. Our team has been a big fan of your work and we'd definitely love to have you draw on our website 'www.Draw.tv'. It's an absolutely free, ad free, lightweight, hd streaming service to entice your fans as you draw live. It would be such a treat to have you use our services and see you stream your art live for the art community!
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:iconmissmort:
MissMort Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey I really like your work! Its stunning! 
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:iconlouxie:
Louxie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student General Artist
The way you manage to capture the environment in your pictures are amazing *-* please keep up the great work
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:iconnoxmoony:
Noxmoony Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
Ahh your work is so amazing! Beautiful blend of hard surface and organic elements in your paintings, and I really love your painterly painting style. Absolutely lovely!
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Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you dont mind, i'm going to ask you a few questions for a school assignment i'm doing. 

what is your occupation
why kind of skills do you need for entry into our position
what kinds of education/credentials are needed
did you need any special or additional training
what aspects of your occupation most appeal to you
what is a typical day like?
what are the tasks that you perform?
do you mostly deal with people, data, or things?
describe your working conditions
what tools and equipment are used?
what are the physical and psychological demands of your job?
what are the benefits of your job?
what types of institutions/companies employ people in you occupation?
are job opportunities increasing or remaining the same?
does this occupation offer you the opportunity to acquire skills and responsibility that wold allow room for advancement?
are these skills transferable?
what re some of your interests? are yo able to satisfy them at work?
what did yo have to give up in order to pursue your occupation? was it worth it?
what advice would you give someone wanting to enter this profession?
what kind of interview tips would you give to someone preparing to enter your field?

please answer if you have the time. thanks.
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/03/d…
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:iconoperion:
operion Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HEy very nice work here!! :D
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:iconwewewezing:
wewewezing Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Hi! I saw your awesome Smaug art and was wondering if you take requests?
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:iconathenawyrm:
AthenaWyrm Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey, I actually saw your DD and recognized it from the Copy Center at Art Center haha

Congrats on the DD
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