Mary Purdie

is creating illustrations and telling stories

29

patrons
about me as an illustrator
Hello and welcome! I'm Mary, also known as drawnbymary on social media! I'm a freelance illustrator based in Los Angeles, CA. I started illustrating on a regular basis about 5 years ago. In the beginning I was most inspired by meshing pop culture with everyday life experiences, which was super fun for me to conceptualize and create. Over time, I started sharing more about myself and my experiences as they were happening, and using art as a way to share myself, relate to others, and heal.

The more personal experiences I shared, the more my creativity blossomed. Now I create most pieces as a powerful tool to cope with and help heal from traumas I have faced in recent years, including 5 miscarriages and a breast cancer diagnosis. What a wild ride it has been in just a few short years! Thankfully, I get a lot of comfort from creating and sharing art with inspiring messages based on my real life. It brings me so much joy, and I feel such a warm sense of community from those who have resonated with the work that I create and so thankful for the positive feedback and loving support I've received by my being completely vulnerable in this way.

what's in it for you?
As a patron, you will be a part of my exclusive community here and receive rewards as a thank you for your support. You will make it possible for me to do more of what I love, and continue to inspire and heal through art. Your support will also help me to realize my dreams of motherhood, as I am saving up for gestational surrogacy since cancer has robbed me of being able to carry a child for the next several years.

Thank you so much for being here.

With gratitude,
Mary
Tiers
XO
$1 or more per month

You will get access to new illustrations before I post them on social media, plus my eternal gratitude

Deja Vu
$2 or more per month
Have my illustrations at your fingertips! You'll get access to patron-only content, early access to new illustrations, plus a high resolution original illustrated (not shared anywhere else) phone wallpaper designed to brighten your day every time you look at your phone, which let's face it, is probably often! And, of course, my eternal gratitude
Upgrade U
$5 or more per month
You will get all of the above rewards, plus some sneak peeks into my process for at least one illustration each month. These could include early sketches and/or process videos in hyperlapse. Also, of course, my endless gratitude, upgraded!
Love On Top
$10 or more per month
You'll get all of the above rewards, plus once a month I'll send you a small print of one of my illustrations with a personalized note in your mailbox! USA only, at the moment, Plus you will get my shiny sparkly unending gratitude
Flaws & All
$15 or more per month
You will get the $1, $2, and $5 rewards, plus access to content for a passion project I am developing about the past year of my life, including sneak peeks of essays (early and late stage drafts) and exclusive illustrations that won't be shared on social media. Also, virtual hugs to show my abundant gratitude
On The Run
$20 or more per month
You will get ALL tier rewards ($10 tier reward only available for USA residents at this time) plus I will smother you to pieces with my gratitude
about me as an illustrator
Hello and welcome! I'm Mary, also known as drawnbymary on social media! I'm a freelance illustrator based in Los Angeles, CA. I started illustrating on a regular basis about 5 years ago. In the beginning I was most inspired by meshing pop culture with everyday life experiences, which was super fun for me to conceptualize and create. Over time, I started sharing more about myself and my experiences as they were happening, and using art as a way to share myself, relate to others, and heal.

The more personal experiences I shared, the more my creativity blossomed. Now I create most pieces as a powerful tool to cope with and help heal from traumas I have faced in recent years, including 5 miscarriages and a breast cancer diagnosis. What a wild ride it has been in just a few short years! Thankfully, I get a lot of comfort from creating and sharing art with inspiring messages based on my real life. It brings me so much joy, and I feel such a warm sense of community from those who have resonated with the work that I create and so thankful for the positive feedback and loving support I've received by my being completely vulnerable in this way.

what's in it for you?
As a patron, you will be a part of my exclusive community here and receive rewards as a thank you for your support. You will make it possible for me to do more of what I love, and continue to inspire and heal through art. Your support will also help me to realize my dreams of motherhood, as I am saving up for gestational surrogacy since cancer has robbed me of being able to carry a child for the next several years.

Thank you so much for being here.

With gratitude,
Mary

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Tiers
XO
$1 or more per month

You will get access to new illustrations before I post them on social media, plus my eternal gratitude

Deja Vu
$2 or more per month
Have my illustrations at your fingertips! You'll get access to patron-only content, early access to new illustrations, plus a high resolution original illustrated (not shared anywhere else) phone wallpaper designed to brighten your day every time you look at your phone, which let's face it, is probably often! And, of course, my eternal gratitude
Upgrade U
$5 or more per month
You will get all of the above rewards, plus some sneak peeks into my process for at least one illustration each month. These could include early sketches and/or process videos in hyperlapse. Also, of course, my endless gratitude, upgraded!
Love On Top
$10 or more per month
You'll get all of the above rewards, plus once a month I'll send you a small print of one of my illustrations with a personalized note in your mailbox! USA only, at the moment, Plus you will get my shiny sparkly unending gratitude
Flaws & All
$15 or more per month
You will get the $1, $2, and $5 rewards, plus access to content for a passion project I am developing about the past year of my life, including sneak peeks of essays (early and late stage drafts) and exclusive illustrations that won't be shared on social media. Also, virtual hugs to show my abundant gratitude
On The Run
$20 or more per month
You will get ALL tier rewards ($10 tier reward only available for USA residents at this time) plus I will smother you to pieces with my gratitude