Andrea 'Brainmurk' Brooks is creating art
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Who are you?
Hi, I'm Andrea, but many of you may know me as my artist name Brainmurk, or previously as Banrai.  I have several art galleries, such as on Facebook, DeviantART, and of course a personal website at Brainmurk.com.  I am a freelance illustrator and crafts-person, and creating art has always been my passion.  I studied Fine Arts at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and in the last few years I've returned to school to study photography and graphic design.  While I love making (and often simply describe my profession as a 'maker of stuff'), I would like to keep all of my Patreon-funded work to hand-drawn (or digital) artwork - though I think occasionally there might be a chance for some original mixed media pieces down the line if we hit some funding goals. =)


What do you do?
I am most confident digitally painting in Photoshop. Right now I'm living in the greater Atlanta area and working as a concept artist with a collective of sculptors, architects, and fashion designers to create instillation artwork pieces geared toward the fashion and public space industry.  In the past I have worked as a tutor while I was in university, helping others learn to use Photoshop and Illustrator. I've been part of several great inter-departmental, art driven teams at my school to help successfully raise funds and file for grants.

While taking part on big projects that collaborate with multiple artists, departments, and businesses is amazing, but what I like the most is to develop my art and my stories. I have different projects in mind and all of them have in common a few themes that I've been weaving in my head for years. For now, I can really only can develop this world little by little with sketches and concept art.


Why should I donate?
First and foremost, money donated through Patreon goes right back into fulfilling donor's rewards, so that everyone's products are delivered on time and to the quality that I am satisfied with.  Beyond that, being able to do my own, personal work allows me to take more time to be creative in my own way and spend less time on commissions, while still being able to pay my bills.  As someone with a touch of anxiety, being able to paint on my own deadline is the most amazing opportunity out there.  I also hope to be able to improve the quality of my artwork by investing in better materials, workspace improvements, and the ability to regularly afford replacements for the markers and paints this kind of artwork rapidly expends.


Monthly Gift Pools!
Each month I will gather the names of all qualifying patrons and at random select a number to to win a original piece of artwork.  This will, most often, be a FREE 1 character full body sketch of their character or animal of choice from me as my thank you gift for your support.  Sketch may be digital, in which case you will receive a high resolution 300dpi file emailed to you, or if its traditional (pencil) it will be mailed (I will ask for your mailing address privately if that's the case).  This is not a "raffle", and multiple "chances" can not be purchased.  Once you have won, you will be excluded from winning another drawing for at least six months so that everyone can have a chance to receive gift art. :)


How does patreon work?
You can have a direct impact on the creation of new art!  Patreon offers the ability to become a patron of the arts and support work that you love (and the artists who make it!).  By pledging even just $1 per work you can help keep me making new artwork - with additional benefits listed below!  I have chosen to set pledges for my patreon as "per piece" rather than "per month" because some months I am more active than others, and I want my backers to get the quality content they're paying for.  Essentially, if I don't work, I don't get paid. :)  Please note: you can also set a maximum per month, so for example if I have a particularly productive month, you could set Patreon to only allow billing for up to 3 pieces per month.  ( A note: that's a pretty darn generous estimate.  Normally my pace is pretty slow! :P )


That all sounds great!  What kind of rewards are you offering?
Funny you should ask that!  Keep scrolling down!
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
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Unlock Access Tier - You're awesome and I am so thankful for your support!  I would give you a hug if you were here! <3 
  • Thanks, you're a patron! You're supporting me and being awesome! THANK YOU!
  • Full access to all of my Patreon backer-only posts, which will include a lot of behind the scenes junk happening in my studio. Also, I'll be posting a lot of thoughts about the creative process and business, as well as Work in Progress (WIP) shots of whatever I happen to be doing at the time.
Pledge $5 or more per month
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  • Full access to all of my Patreon backer-only posts.
  • Ability to suggest a topic for me to draw/paint for my next Patreon-backed project. If I pick your idea, you get credit and a public thank you on my galleries.
  • THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT! =)
Pledge $10 or more per month
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  • Full access to all of my Patreon backer-only posts
  • Ability to suggest a topic for me to draw/paint for my next Patreon-backed project. If I pick your idea, you get credit and a public thank you on my galleries.
  • High-five!  Thank you for your support!
Pledge $15 or more per month
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  • Full access to all of my Patreon-only posts.
  • Ability to suggest a topic for me to draw/paint for my next Patreon-backed project. If I pick your idea, you get credit and a public thank you on my galleries, as well as a signed print of the resulting piece mailed to you.
  • Each month that you back this level I will draw you a character sketch (no color/shading) of your choice.
  • I would give you a big ol' kiss for how thankful I am that you're supporting my dream.  Just because you're the coolest.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
  • Full access to all of my Patreon-only posts.
  • Ability to suggest a topic for me to draw/paint for my next Patreon-backed project. If I pick your idea, you get credit and a public thank you on my galleries, as well as a signed print of the resulting piece mailed to you.
  • Each month that you back this level I will draw you a character sketch with flat colors of a character of your choice.
  • 15% discount on a private commission in any medium. 
  • A signed print of every new Patreon-backed piece created while backing this tier, including the most recent
  • Oh my gosh seriously, thank you so much for supporting me!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
  • Full access to all of my Patreon-only posts.
  • Ability to suggest a topic for me to draw/paint for my next Patreon-backed project. If I pick your idea, you get credit and a public thank you on my galleries, as well as a signed print of the resulting piece mailed to you.
  • Each month you back this tier you will get a full color vignette image of a character of your choice!  
  • 20% discount on a private commission in any medium.
  • A signed print of every new Patreon-backed piece created while backing this tier, including the most recent.
  • A high-resolution PDF version of every Pateron-backed piece created while backing this tier, including the most recent
  • My undying gratitude. Seriously, thank you so much for the support!!
Goals
$0 of $3,000 per month
It's been a LONG time goal of mine to be a full-time creator. Unfortunately, it's tough to make enough to support myself and my furbabies as an independent artist. This is a lofty goal, but if I hit $4k a month from Patreon, I can finally do it! This means I will have the time to make more art, more crafts, and more products available for my fans!
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Who are you?
Hi, I'm Andrea, but many of you may know me as my artist name Brainmurk, or previously as Banrai.  I have several art galleries, such as on Facebook, DeviantART, and of course a personal website at Brainmurk.com.  I am a freelance illustrator and crafts-person, and creating art has always been my passion.  I studied Fine Arts at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and in the last few years I've returned to school to study photography and graphic design.  While I love making (and often simply describe my profession as a 'maker of stuff'), I would like to keep all of my Patreon-funded work to hand-drawn (or digital) artwork - though I think occasionally there might be a chance for some original mixed media pieces down the line if we hit some funding goals. =)


What do you do?
I am most confident digitally painting in Photoshop. Right now I'm living in the greater Atlanta area and working as a concept artist with a collective of sculptors, architects, and fashion designers to create instillation artwork pieces geared toward the fashion and public space industry.  In the past I have worked as a tutor while I was in university, helping others learn to use Photoshop and Illustrator. I've been part of several great inter-departmental, art driven teams at my school to help successfully raise funds and file for grants.

While taking part on big projects that collaborate with multiple artists, departments, and businesses is amazing, but what I like the most is to develop my art and my stories. I have different projects in mind and all of them have in common a few themes that I've been weaving in my head for years. For now, I can really only can develop this world little by little with sketches and concept art.


Why should I donate?
First and foremost, money donated through Patreon goes right back into fulfilling donor's rewards, so that everyone's products are delivered on time and to the quality that I am satisfied with.  Beyond that, being able to do my own, personal work allows me to take more time to be creative in my own way and spend less time on commissions, while still being able to pay my bills.  As someone with a touch of anxiety, being able to paint on my own deadline is the most amazing opportunity out there.  I also hope to be able to improve the quality of my artwork by investing in better materials, workspace improvements, and the ability to regularly afford replacements for the markers and paints this kind of artwork rapidly expends.


Monthly Gift Pools!
Each month I will gather the names of all qualifying patrons and at random select a number to to win a original piece of artwork.  This will, most often, be a FREE 1 character full body sketch of their character or animal of choice from me as my thank you gift for your support.  Sketch may be digital, in which case you will receive a high resolution 300dpi file emailed to you, or if its traditional (pencil) it will be mailed (I will ask for your mailing address privately if that's the case).  This is not a "raffle", and multiple "chances" can not be purchased.  Once you have won, you will be excluded from winning another drawing for at least six months so that everyone can have a chance to receive gift art. :)


How does patreon work?
You can have a direct impact on the creation of new art!  Patreon offers the ability to become a patron of the arts and support work that you love (and the artists who make it!).  By pledging even just $1 per work you can help keep me making new artwork - with additional benefits listed below!  I have chosen to set pledges for my patreon as "per piece" rather than "per month" because some months I am more active than others, and I want my backers to get the quality content they're paying for.  Essentially, if I don't work, I don't get paid. :)  Please note: you can also set a maximum per month, so for example if I have a particularly productive month, you could set Patreon to only allow billing for up to 3 pieces per month.  ( A note: that's a pretty darn generous estimate.  Normally my pace is pretty slow! :P )


That all sounds great!  What kind of rewards are you offering?
Funny you should ask that!  Keep scrolling down!

Recent posts by Andrea 'Brainmurk' Brooks

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Pledge $1 or more per month
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Unlock Access Tier - You're awesome and I am so thankful for your support!  I would give you a hug if you were here! <3 
  • Thanks, you're a patron! You're supporting me and being awesome! THANK YOU!
  • Full access to all of my Patreon backer-only posts, which will include a lot of behind the scenes junk happening in my studio. Also, I'll be posting a lot of thoughts about the creative process and business, as well as Work in Progress (WIP) shots of whatever I happen to be doing at the time.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
  • Full access to all of my Patreon backer-only posts.
  • Ability to suggest a topic for me to draw/paint for my next Patreon-backed project. If I pick your idea, you get credit and a public thank you on my galleries.
  • THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT! =)
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
  • Full access to all of my Patreon backer-only posts
  • Ability to suggest a topic for me to draw/paint for my next Patreon-backed project. If I pick your idea, you get credit and a public thank you on my galleries.
  • High-five!  Thank you for your support!
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 patrons
  • Full access to all of my Patreon-only posts.
  • Ability to suggest a topic for me to draw/paint for my next Patreon-backed project. If I pick your idea, you get credit and a public thank you on my galleries, as well as a signed print of the resulting piece mailed to you.
  • Each month that you back this level I will draw you a character sketch (no color/shading) of your choice.
  • I would give you a big ol' kiss for how thankful I am that you're supporting my dream.  Just because you're the coolest.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
  • Full access to all of my Patreon-only posts.
  • Ability to suggest a topic for me to draw/paint for my next Patreon-backed project. If I pick your idea, you get credit and a public thank you on my galleries, as well as a signed print of the resulting piece mailed to you.
  • Each month that you back this level I will draw you a character sketch with flat colors of a character of your choice.
  • 15% discount on a private commission in any medium. 
  • A signed print of every new Patreon-backed piece created while backing this tier, including the most recent
  • Oh my gosh seriously, thank you so much for supporting me!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
  • Full access to all of my Patreon-only posts.
  • Ability to suggest a topic for me to draw/paint for my next Patreon-backed project. If I pick your idea, you get credit and a public thank you on my galleries, as well as a signed print of the resulting piece mailed to you.
  • Each month you back this tier you will get a full color vignette image of a character of your choice!  
  • 20% discount on a private commission in any medium.
  • A signed print of every new Patreon-backed piece created while backing this tier, including the most recent.
  • A high-resolution PDF version of every Pateron-backed piece created while backing this tier, including the most recent
  • My undying gratitude. Seriously, thank you so much for the support!!