It is no secret that the Rooster Teeth Community has some of the most talented fans around, especially when it comes to fan art. Fewer names are more renowned in that community than Kip and Kel. The young UK artists are among the names of contributors every week – be it on Funhaus, Achievement Hunter, ect. – sketching portraits or situations/characters from Rooster Teeth videos.
Now it looks like the two are trying to make a name for themselves outside of Rooster Teeth as well. Earlier this week Kip and Kel officially launched their Patreon page devoted to creating art.
Unlike most Patreon, Kip and Kel’s page will not work on a tier system. Instead, it will exist as a sort of “online tip jar,” allowing users to pay-what-you-want.
Fans will have access to WIPs, speedpaints, High res versions, and other Peeks Behind The Curtain. Contributors will also be invited to a personal Discord server, where they can discuss a range of topics with Kip and Kel and other contributors.
The artists did state that they hope to include more ambitious rewards once they can afford to. These will include:
- Entry into a monthly art raffle
- A print shipped every month from each of us
- A discount on commissions, and first access when they open
If their first week on Patreon is any indication, they will be able to create those rewards pretty soon. Not only have Kip and Kel already completed their goal of $150 a month, which will allow them to run the raffles that result in prizes, they are also 82 percent of the way to being able to afford a scanner. That scanner would result in Kip being able to produce traditional art prints and commissions.
Kip and Kel currently have 125 patrons donating at least $1 a month. To contribute to their page, head over to the link listed here.
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