For the last five years I have been working hard to produce the best-quality miniature painting tutorials I can for the YouTube channel “Sorastro’s Painting“.
Producing the tutorials combines so many of my creative passions – music, photography, videography, and of course miniature painting, that I simply cannot stop, and the creative rewards are only matched by the reward of knowing that I’ve helped one more person to enter the wonderful world of miniature painting.
I have spent 16 years of my working life in music education – both abroad (in Singapore) and here in the UK which has often been a meaningful and creative vocation, but I am now leading a new life as a full-time tutorial maker that is allowing me to fulfil my creative ambitions and reach a far wider audience.
This is being made possible mostly by the crowd-funding platform Patreon and the generosity of a few hundred fans who believe in my work and want to help me continue on the path of self employment so that I may spend all of my working hours producing the content that they want to see whilst managing to support my family.
“some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright.”