MOTORPOOL is creating Art, Illustration, Worlds
16
patrons
$75
per month

MOTORPOOL is your one-stop shop for community-planned/sourced/brainstormed/ordered science-fiction design. From battlesuits to battleships, alien armour to outpost armchairs; I want to work with fans of *that* sort of science-fiction. The aim of MOTORPOOL is build bright, grounded science-fiction fun. With your input, let's craft up some cool gear and worlds to put them in. Strap in!

My name is Alex Connolly, and I've been scribbling for as long as I can remember. I've freelanced for a number of different concept art positions, including Neill Blomkamp and Oats Studios. Drawing inspiration from Terran Trade Authority, Moebius, Hergé and others, I love drawing highly detailed comic-style machinery, taking cues from real-life vehicles and hardware. 

I want to grow a community of like-minded science-fiction fans, and together, we'll discuss and design all manner of concepts, with the end result being high-quality art - both digital files and physical prints - for patrons. With your help, I want us to build a universe together.

MOTORPOOL BACKER TIERS



DIGITAL LOGISTICS backers form a crucial part of the MOTORPOOL bureau, concerning themselves with archiving all manner of designs and concepts uploaded to this Patreon. Each backer at the DIGITAL LOGISTICS level gets high-resolution artwork, including PSD and -- if wanted -- MediBang Paint files. 

DIGITAL LOGISTICS backers also get an exclusive art asset, which -- along with every other backer - will be placed within a larger artwork, delivered digitally at the end of the year to celebrate the community we've formed here. Currently, the artwork concept is an offworld settlement, but this is subject to change via voting and discussion. Either way, a group artwork will be crafted, and DIGITAL LOGISTICS backers will enjoy seeing their vehicle, character or building alongside other MOTORPOOL patrons. 

DIGITAL LOGISTICS backers also get access to monthly votes and discussion on art projects. 



DESIGN BUREAU backers bring the theoretical into the physical. In addition to the perks enjoyed by the DIGITAL LOGISTICS department, DESIGN BUREAU patrons receive a physical print each month, generally related to the previous month's voting and discussion. 

DESIGN BUREAU backers also receive a physical print of the MOTORPOOL backer collective artwork, which features each backer's exclusive design somewhere in the picture, celebrating the community. 



ORBITAL H.Q. represents the highest echelon of the MOTORPOOL community, bolstering the foundries with the best of intentions. Not only to ORBITAL H.Q. backers receive the perks and awards of both DIGITAL LOGISTICS and the DESIGN BUREAU, but the limited placement opportunity at headquarters affords top backers an exclusive piece of artwork. 

This one-of-a-kind piece will be the product of discussion between myself at the backer, and will occur at the nearest possible convenience to both parties. Given the undertaking for each piece, ORBITAL H.Q. positions are limited to 12 backers at this stage, allowing me a month per backer to get their exclusives done, amid the other artwork being completed and shipped. 


WRAP

MOTORPOOL is a project I'm undertaking outside of my day job, in a bid to not only build awesome machinery, but to bolster the income so I don't need to take on further work in the evenings. I'll be scribbling around the responsibilities that come with having three kids and a wife who works longer hours than I do, so if on occasion, I'm a little waylaid getting your art to you, please allow for a little wiggle room here and there.

In the event that we take this to the stars and hit some comfortable patron numbers, it will hopefully allow for further creative endeavours around here! Fingers crossed, actuators greased, fire-control system calibrated. 

Tiers
Digital Logistics
$3 or more per month

DIGITAL LOGISTICS patrons receive high quality digital art files (PSD, PNG etc.) every month. They also hold a seat at the design table, eligible to contribute to all discussions regarding the following month's design project. 

Design Bureau
$7 or more per month

DESIGN BUREAU members, in addition to the DIGITAL LOGISTICS tier rewards, receive a 2L 127x178mm physical print every month via post.

Orbital HQ
$15 or more per month

In addition to both DIGITAL LOGISTICS and DESIGN BUREAU tier rewards, ORBITAL H.Q.  patrons receive an exclusive one-off A4 art print. This tier is limited to 12, which allows for one piece of exclusive art to be completed each month per patron. 


MOTORPOOL is your one-stop shop for community-planned/sourced/brainstormed/ordered science-fiction design. From battlesuits to battleships, alien armour to outpost armchairs; I want to work with fans of *that* sort of science-fiction. The aim of MOTORPOOL is build bright, grounded science-fiction fun. With your input, let's craft up some cool gear and worlds to put them in. Strap in!

My name is Alex Connolly, and I've been scribbling for as long as I can remember. I've freelanced for a number of different concept art positions, including Neill Blomkamp and Oats Studios. Drawing inspiration from Terran Trade Authority, Moebius, Hergé and others, I love drawing highly detailed comic-style machinery, taking cues from real-life vehicles and hardware. 

I want to grow a community of like-minded science-fiction fans, and together, we'll discuss and design all manner of concepts, with the end result being high-quality art - both digital files and physical prints - for patrons. With your help, I want us to build a universe together.

MOTORPOOL BACKER TIERS



DIGITAL LOGISTICS backers form a crucial part of the MOTORPOOL bureau, concerning themselves with archiving all manner of designs and concepts uploaded to this Patreon. Each backer at the DIGITAL LOGISTICS level gets high-resolution artwork, including PSD and -- if wanted -- MediBang Paint files. 

DIGITAL LOGISTICS backers also get an exclusive art asset, which -- along with every other backer - will be placed within a larger artwork, delivered digitally at the end of the year to celebrate the community we've formed here. Currently, the artwork concept is an offworld settlement, but this is subject to change via voting and discussion. Either way, a group artwork will be crafted, and DIGITAL LOGISTICS backers will enjoy seeing their vehicle, character or building alongside other MOTORPOOL patrons. 

DIGITAL LOGISTICS backers also get access to monthly votes and discussion on art projects. 



DESIGN BUREAU backers bring the theoretical into the physical. In addition to the perks enjoyed by the DIGITAL LOGISTICS department, DESIGN BUREAU patrons receive a physical print each month, generally related to the previous month's voting and discussion. 

DESIGN BUREAU backers also receive a physical print of the MOTORPOOL backer collective artwork, which features each backer's exclusive design somewhere in the picture, celebrating the community. 



ORBITAL H.Q. represents the highest echelon of the MOTORPOOL community, bolstering the foundries with the best of intentions. Not only to ORBITAL H.Q. backers receive the perks and awards of both DIGITAL LOGISTICS and the DESIGN BUREAU, but the limited placement opportunity at headquarters affords top backers an exclusive piece of artwork. 

This one-of-a-kind piece will be the product of discussion between myself at the backer, and will occur at the nearest possible convenience to both parties. Given the undertaking for each piece, ORBITAL H.Q. positions are limited to 12 backers at this stage, allowing me a month per backer to get their exclusives done, amid the other artwork being completed and shipped. 


WRAP

MOTORPOOL is a project I'm undertaking outside of my day job, in a bid to not only build awesome machinery, but to bolster the income so I don't need to take on further work in the evenings. I'll be scribbling around the responsibilities that come with having three kids and a wife who works longer hours than I do, so if on occasion, I'm a little waylaid getting your art to you, please allow for a little wiggle room here and there.

In the event that we take this to the stars and hit some comfortable patron numbers, it will hopefully allow for further creative endeavours around here! Fingers crossed, actuators greased, fire-control system calibrated. 

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Tiers
Digital Logistics
$3 or more per month

DIGITAL LOGISTICS patrons receive high quality digital art files (PSD, PNG etc.) every month. They also hold a seat at the design table, eligible to contribute to all discussions regarding the following month's design project. 

Design Bureau
$7 or more per month

DESIGN BUREAU members, in addition to the DIGITAL LOGISTICS tier rewards, receive a 2L 127x178mm physical print every month via post.

Orbital HQ
$15 or more per month

In addition to both DIGITAL LOGISTICS and DESIGN BUREAU tier rewards, ORBITAL H.Q.  patrons receive an exclusive one-off A4 art print. This tier is limited to 12, which allows for one piece of exclusive art to be completed each month per patron.