Danelle Malan is creating Art
7

patrons

$19
per month

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 and our two needy but adorable cats. We are both artists and frequently work on projects together, most notably our webcomic, Cottonstar.

This Patreon was made to help out with my bills and basic living costs. I am also recovering from a severe case of RSI in my drawing hand. I have struggled with this condition for more than 9 years now and lately it has gotten to a point where loss of fine motor control and pain make it difficult for me to commit to illustration commissions. 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 need to rest the hand... for a LONG time. We're talking months, perhaps even a year or more. As a result, I have practically stopped taking commissions, but instead make art that I feel is within my capacity, and which I don't feel pressurised to complete by a set deadline.

Due to the RSI, I will be doing a lot of left-handed work. You can follow along and see my progress as I try to get my left hand up to speed!

I like working in watercolour, ink and pencil. I love many types of media really, but those are the most common ones you will see from me. 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.

When I can, I stream my traditional work on twitch! Come on over!

I also sell my work on Etsy!

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 send me a message and we can arrange it!

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

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Tiers
Toe Beans
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts and picture updates along the way.
Ear Tufts
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
I will send you a thank you card in the mail!

You will also get access to my private twitter account. Pledges that are cancelled before they pay out will be removed from seeing the private twitter. And no, there's no nude stuff on there!
Boopy Snoots
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Access to my private twitter, 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!
Bleps
$20 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
I will send you a thank you card in the mail with a little something extra, like a sticker or button badge, and a mini print! I will also send you an A5 page full of stickers of my own design!
Pointy Fangs
$50 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
I will send you a thank you card in the mail, as well as a set of mini prints, as well as an A5 page full of stickers of my own design. I will also send you a random small original artwork.
Laser Eyes
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Woah! You get: all previous rewards, AS WELL AS an A5 original artwork of your choice! Something along the lines of a single character commission, pet portrait, or similar.
Goals
$19 of $80 per month
This will cover my photoshop subscription and monthly coffee bean supply. Thank you!
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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 and our two needy but adorable cats. We are both artists and frequently work on projects together, most notably our webcomic, Cottonstar.

This Patreon was made to help out with my bills and basic living costs. I am also recovering from a severe case of RSI in my drawing hand. I have struggled with this condition for more than 9 years now and lately it has gotten to a point where loss of fine motor control and pain make it difficult for me to commit to illustration commissions. 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 need to rest the hand... for a LONG time. We're talking months, perhaps even a year or more. As a result, I have practically stopped taking commissions, but instead make art that I feel is within my capacity, and which I don't feel pressurised to complete by a set deadline.

Due to the RSI, I will be doing a lot of left-handed work. You can follow along and see my progress as I try to get my left hand up to speed!

I like working in watercolour, ink and pencil. I love many types of media really, but those are the most common ones you will see from me. 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.

When I can, I stream my traditional work on twitch! Come on over!

I also sell my work on Etsy!

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 send me a message and we can arrange it!

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

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Tiers
Toe Beans
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts and picture updates along the way.
Ear Tufts
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
I will send you a thank you card in the mail!

You will also get access to my private twitter account. Pledges that are cancelled before they pay out will be removed from seeing the private twitter. And no, there's no nude stuff on there!
Boopy Snoots
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Access to my private twitter, 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!
Bleps
$20 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
I will send you a thank you card in the mail with a little something extra, like a sticker or button badge, and a mini print! I will also send you an A5 page full of stickers of my own design!
Pointy Fangs
$50 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
I will send you a thank you card in the mail, as well as a set of mini prints, as well as an A5 page full of stickers of my own design. I will also send you a random small original artwork.
Laser Eyes
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Woah! You get: all previous rewards, AS WELL AS an A5 original artwork of your choice! Something along the lines of a single character commission, pet portrait, or similar.