Tips For Artists

My Name is Rafi Perez and I am a fine artist, my wife Klee Angelie is a jewelry designer, and this has been our career for the last decade. We have been sharing videos about our art career and art tips over the last few years. We try to give practical, real advice, and try to bring fun back into the trials of navigating an art career.  

Back when we started our careers as full time artists, Klee and I decided that if we figured out what we are doing, we would share that information with other aspiring artists. We have bumbled, succeeded, failed, and prevailed over and over in our career, and all of it was a teachable moment for us. I talk about the things I wish someone would have told me about and answer your questions as honestly as I can. 

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RAFI AND KLEE ON YOUTUBE (Rafi’s Tips For Artists)

We have a Youtube channel (Rafiwashere) where we share our free tips, insights, stories, failures, wins, projects, and more on being an artist full time. Watch Us On Youtube.

RAFI AND KLEE ON PATREON (Videos, Podcasts, Private Forums, And More)

Patreon is a membership platform in which people are able to subscribe to additional content and behind the scenes. To see exclusive content.you can become a supporter for as little as $1 a month. We have a podcast, private forum, and exclusive access to a bunch of information. Go to Patreon and find out more https://www.patreon.com/Rafiwashere

In Addition To My Free Videos On Youtube, As A Patreon Supporter You’ll Get:

$1.00 A Month

  • You get access to my Patron only feed. Sketches, photos, doodles, art, ideas, polls and works in progress.
  • Monthly Newsletter Podcast – We will update you on life, art projects, what we are up to, content we are working on and more once a month.
  • A Monthly Rafi’s Radio Art Tips And More Podcast – You will have access to 2 episodes a month of Rafi’s Exclusive Art career tips podcast on Patreon. Along with our monthly newsletter podcast, you can hear these by clicking the post or on your favorite podcast player on your device using the RSS feed.
  • Download of extra information on Rafi’s tips for artists videos. A PDF document with additional facts, such as materials, where I get them, plus additional information, and notes that didn’t make it into the video.
  • Get Exclusive Behind The Scenes Footage Via Patreon Lens
  • Access To Vote On Next Video Topic.
  • Exclusive Access To Our “Awesome Goods For Artists” shop where you will find discounted clothing and other artists goods. Designed for artists by artists.

$4.00 A Month (Plus Everything Above)

  • Everything In Lets Get Fappy, Plus-
  • More Access To Rafi Radio Art Rambles, Art Tips, And More Podcast – That’s an additional 3 episodes (Total of 5 a month) of an exclusive podcast on artist career tips and rambles. Along with our monthly newsletter you can hear these on your favorite podcast player on your device.
  • Random Reference Photo – Every month I will post 1 reference photo that you can use for your art. These will be random, in fact it may be pictures of us posing (Weird, I know, but we’re artists, so we can’t help it) if you want some offbeat ideas for your art, these will definitely be offbeat.  
  • WIN a RAFI Tee Shirt You will automatically be entered into the monthly contest for the T-shirt of the month design, there will be two winners a month (all t-shirts are geared towards artist and are designed by Rafi) Valued at $24.00 Plus you’ll get some extra swag.
  • Watch Early Releases Of Videos  See each new video 1 day (sometimes several days or more) earlier than the rest of the world! 
  • Exclusive Monthly Experimental Art Challenge Tutorial Video With Voice Over detailing step by step of the technique.

$9.00 A Month (Plus Everything Above)

  • Everything in Let’s Get Fappy & Let’s Get SpARTan, Plus-
  • Full Access To Rafi Radio Art Rambles, Art Tips, And More Podcast – That’s an additional 3 episodes (Total of 8 a month) of an exclusive podcast on artist career tips and rambles. Along with our monthly newsletter you can hear these on your favorite podcast player on your device.
  • Follow You On Twitter And Instagram Klee and I will follow you on twitter and Instagram and say thank you on there! As long as you stay positive we will follow your career!
  • A personal Thank you message from us! A personalized digital signed THANK YOU Awesome Artist Certificate from Klee and me!
  • Exclusive Access To Our Private Forum You will have access to our private forum, where you can post photos of your work. We get a lot of emails that we can’t get to or go to a SPAM folder. This is the best way to get in touch with us and ask general questions.
  • 10% OFF Reusable Coupon on all art and jewelry in our online store.
  • Patron Only Monthly Q&A Live Stream- you will have exclusive access to hang out with us in the studio via live stream once a month. Bring whatever questions you may have and we’ll try to answer them on the spot. 
  • (For Artists) Have You and Your Art Featured In A Video – (must sign up to Discord and post picture in the chat)I will feature you and your artwork in one of my videos. 
  • Talk To Us! with Patreon-only discord chat Once a week we’ll chat with you on discord, where we can give art critiques, career tips and generally chat more about anything!

$25.00 A Month (Plus Everything Above) -Limit 40

  • Everything in all other tiers (FULL ACCESS) Plus
  • 15% OFF Reusable Coupon on all art and jewelry in our online store.
  • Exclusive Access To Our Private Forum You will have access to our private forum, where you can post photos of your work. We get a lot of emails that we can’t get to or go to a SPAM folder. This is the best way to get in touch with us and ask general questions. 
  • Let’s All Hang Out – Let’s all hang out and talk about art, I will set up a google hangouts every month and we can all talk about art, being an artist, and art career stuff for an hour or so, bring any and all of your questions (it may run a little longer) Only ten will be invited per hang out. We will meet monthly Tuesday at 7pm (CST or GMT-5 or -6 Depending on daylight savings time). If there are less than 10 people, then it will be a smaller gathering. You will be assigned a group when you sign up. at this time there is a limit of 40 patrons for this tier.
  • Come Out In My Next Video – I will be recording our hangouts, so I may use some of those conversations, with your permission of course.
  • List Your Website Link On “Artist Friends Of Rafi And Klee” page on our website. Access t sign up for Forum and fill out info in profile, and I will add you to a public page on my retail site.
  • Access To Exclusive “Let’s Get Creative!” Patron Only Videos  – You’ll have access to video content that never makes it to our YouTube channel. You’ll get to see a lot more stuff from our personal life. Plus recordings of some of my google Hangouts with you.
  • Yearly “SURPRISE!” Gift Box – Once a year we will put a box together with special goodies, and who knows what, just for you! (Must be a “Let’s Get Creative” patron for at least 6 months to be eligible)   
Rafi And Klee On Patreon

PATREON TIERS FOR SERIOUS ART COLLECTORS

Check out these exclusive collector tiers

$50 MONTHLY

This is for collectors, supporters, and major followers of our art and jewelry. You have been following our career as artists for years. You are now officially a patron collector of our art. Which means you will get exclusive collectors perks on the Patreon feed.

  • Everything In Let’s Get Fappy, Let’s Get SpARTan, and Let’s Get Creative! Plus-
  • 20% OFF Reusable Coupon on all art and jewelry in our online stores.
  • Exclusive access to images of upcoming works-in-progress BEFORE they are posted to the public.
  • Exclusive Collectors Access to Special Edition Works – These are completed paintings and jewelry before they debut to the public, or the marketing campaign is launched. You will be able to reserve the piece by contacting us before it goes launches.
  • Preview Of Marketing Campaign for Special Edition Works – You will have exclusive access to our marketing materials, story, and designs before a large campaign is launched. Giving you access to the story behind the art and jewelry.
  • Limited Edition Exclusive To Patreon Signed Artwork – Once a year you will receive a signed work of art by Rafi that will not be released anywhere. (Limited Edition Exclusive To Patreon Artist Enhanced Print On Archival Paper 16X20 textured With Certificate Of Authenticity) Must be a patron of this tier for at least 7 months to be eligible.
  • Private Access To All Other Projects And Events – You will have access to all other projects and event info before we can show the general public, such as book projects, sculptures, sketches of concept ideas, movie contract works, behind the scenes photos, and more. You will be asked to not disclose this information to the public and may have to sign a nondisclosure agreement.

$200 MONTHLY

A patron of the arts is someone who acts as a patron to or supports charities, organizations, and individuals that work in or concern the arts. This would be you, becoming a patron of our art. We would take your generous patronage and pour it all into creating bigger and more ambitious creative projects.

You get all the same rewards as the art collector, and nothing else really, but you will also have the status of knowing that to us you are like  Peggy Guggenheim,  Dorothy and Herb Vogel, the National Endowment for the Arts, Queen Elizabeth,Charles Saatchi, and others throughout the centuries who have supported artists in ambitious undertakings and gripping works of art. 

Artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Mozart, William Shakespeare, Michelangelo, and other creatives have all relied on patrons in their time to keep things running smoothly, and add to the financial capabilities of the limitless imagination of the artist.

You would be that to us… We will always be grateful 🙂

We look forward to growing a relationship with you and having you be a big part of our art career. Listen, you will get rewards, but it would be too personalized to list, it will be based on our relationship with you. 

Become A Patron By Going To Our Patreon Page