Danelle Malan

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I will send you a thank you card in the mail!

You will also get access to my private twitter account as well as a special role my discord channel. Pledges that are cancelled before they pay out will be have these privileges removed, in order to combat Patreon reward cheesing.
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Access to my private twitter, Patreon Badass Discord role, and I will send you a thank you card in the mail with a little something extra, like a sticker, mini print or button badge!

Pledges that are cancelled before they pay out will be have these privileges removed, in order to combat Patreon reward cheesing.

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About

Hi! My name is Danelle Malan.


I am a freelance creative practitioner from Cape Town, South Africa. I graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) in 2010, with a BA in Fine Art, majoring in painting. I currently live in Cape Town with my husband Ben, our mini dachshund, Indigo, and our two cats, Goya and Pixel. We are both artists and frequently work on projects together, most notably our webcomic, Cottonstar.

I love working in watercolour, ink and pencil. Watercolour in particular is my favourite. I also work digitally in Photoshop CC but the stylus hurts my hand so I don't do that as often lately.
I teach beginners watercolour too, and am available to do workshops or private lessons for adults on request.

This Patreon was made to help out with my bills and basic living costs. I am recovering from a severe case of RSI in my drawing hand. I have struggled with this condition for more than 12 years now and it has gotten to a point where loss of fine motor control and pain make it difficult for me to commit to heavy commercial deadlines.

I have tried several types of treatments, but to no avail. I finally saw a neurologist on 29/03/2017, and he said that what I have is not carpal tunnel syndrome as was previously thought, nor is it focal dystonia (phew!). I was told to rest the hand... for a LONG time, only after a year of switching to my left hand for just about everything, including art, the resting didn't seem to ever truly work. Since I came to that realisation, I have been doing mobility and strengthening exercises in my neck and shoulders, and have seen improvement, but there is still a long road ahead of me on the journey to recovery. 

This is why I am focusing on smaller private commissions, doing work that is not as demanding on my dominant hand. I am extremely grateful to everyone who has supported me to date by buying art, tipping, joining my Patreon and commissioning me. Thank you so much!!

When I can, I stream my traditional work on twitch! Come on over! If you commission me, it's very likely I will work on your art on-stream, and it might even end up as a time lapse video on my Youtube channel. :)

I also sell my work on EtsyRedbubble and Spoonflower!

I hope you enjoy seeing my art and reading my ramblings.
Thank you for stopping by!

Love
Danelle

PS: For obvious reasons, I will wait for payments to clear before mailing off any physical Patreon rewards.
 

-FAQ-

What's in it for me?

I currently have a list of rewards which you can see listed on my page. I'll add more in time as new ideas occur to me. I am trying to figure out a way to do patron-only/private livestreams. If you have any tips, please message me!

Can I change how much I get charged per month?

Yes! You can do this by logging in, going to the creator’s Patreon page, and clicking the blue “Edit Patronage” button.

Oops, I need my money for something else! Can I cancel my pledge?

Yes, as long as it hasn't been charged to your card yet (usually the end of each month). You can do this by logging in, going to the creator’s Patreon page, and clicking the blue “Edit Patronage” button.

If you abuse this feature to get access to content that is for patrons only for free, you will be blocked. Please don't do that, it's cruel.

Can I do a once-off donation?

Patreon is looking into adding this feature, due to popular demand. However it is not possible at this point in time. To make a once-off donation directly to me, please do so via my ko-fi. Thank you!

For a more thorough FAQ about Patreon specifically, please go here.

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$46.98 of $80 per month
This will cover some of our bills and my monthly medication. Thank you!
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