My name is Ivana, but most of you know me as NorthernRed or Red for short, and I run a DeviantArt, Patreon page and recently a YouTUBE channel.
I do the usual species and character concepts, animated cycles, requests and commission, but also speedpaints aka tutorials of my animations and ''behind the scene'' videos of my work.
I’ve loved drawing since I was little and it’s my dream to turn it into a full-time job!
Sadly my life is currently not in a very good place- (due to a recent event chargeback fraud). I live with my grandfather and grandmother while my parents moved with my young brother to seek a better life in another country (bitter reality of Croatia). I can’t do the things I want because of my hardware.
I work from home as a freelance artist and my financial situation depends on it, as mentioned before, I live from my art, and my art only. And while I have my grandparents, and we help each other and cover the expenses, there isn't enough for "frivolous" things like beastly computer parts and other VERY OVER expensive animators equipment which is necessary and for which I desire.
Such as good drawing tablet, CPU and GPU capable of rendering videos, animation software etc...
I want to get out and growing the channel would help me do that, which is why getting a new ''studio'' is so important to me. Unfortunately, at my level of income it would take over a year to be able to afford it on my own.
My current PC is over 5 years old. Have to give it a credit, It does miracles for the hardware it has, but recording takes a toll on it and I obviously rendering a video takes ages. That puts a serious dent on my ability to grow the channel and my abilities. Another thing I can’t do is streaming. It requires a much more powerful CPU than I have.
Your money will be going towards building a new computer from scratch, one beastly and powerful enough to last me a while by upgrading the individual components as it becomes necessary to do so.
Heh, If you’ve read so far, even if you haven’t donated, thank you! It means a lot to me to have your attention and care.
If you can’t afford to donate, don’t stress about it, please. You can always help by sharing this page with your friends, family, and social media followers. Hopefully someone will read it as well and help out!