Brian Engh is creating creatures, paleoart, music & videos.
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patrons
It's quite simple really;
IF YOU GIVE ME MONEY I WILL BRING MONSTERS TO LIFE.



My name is Brian Engh and I am an artist who makes original illustrations, music and videos with a focus on bizarre creatures from deep time and the depths of my imagination. Since 2007 I have been self-funding my own original music & film making projects and delivering that content for free through my website dontmesswithdinosaurs.com. Since 2010 I have been increasingly busy as a paleoartist, working closely with paleontologists and biologists to create scientifically inspired illustrations & sculptures of prehistoric lifeforms for scientific papers, books, TV documentaries, and exhibits.


For years I've been managing the difficult financial balancing act of keeping myself fed by doing freelance animation and illustration work while committing every spare dollar and hour I can to funding and creating my own projects. Since 2007 I've managed to make some fairly ambitious projects on tiny budgets funded entirely by my own income earned doing freelance art, but a few years back I got to a point where I had to accept that I needed more steady funding to realistically sustain my art and grow beyond what I was capable of doing with only my own income.



Unlike most independent content creators, everything I do takes a lot of time (which = money, in the form of food, utilities and rent), because I'm committed to producing the best quality original work with the richest detail I possibly can. Your funds help pay for that time and the materials necessary to do what I do, while also allowing me the time to share my process and techniques in behind the scenes pictures and videos. Additionally, I've started creating short-form paleontology documentaries which utilize my artwork as a way to communicate the science that went into making them.



While the focus of my efforts in recent years has been music videos and paleoart illustrations, my long-term goal is to make feature films. The mainstream film industry is reluctant to fund new ideas and I want to make big ambitious productions featuring bizarre creatures, alien worlds, and unique characters never before seen by audiences. The only way I see to do that is to seek funding directly from people who are interested in seeing something other than the remakes, sequels, rehashes etc., that seem to have taken over as the primary focus of fantasy and scifi film making in the mainstream film industry. If you like my work and want to see it continue to grow, mutate, and evolve, supporting my art directly through patreon is how you can help make that happen.



Toss me a few bucks a month and not only will you be supporting the evolution of new monsters, and helping paleontologists communicate our understanding of the past, but you'll also get access to original art, music & behind the scenes content that you wont be able to see or hear anywhere else.



Tiers
FULL behind the scenes access
$3 or more per month

Lay your offerings before the ancient beasts of extinction and regrowth and you will gain access to the secret manuals and arcane techniques with which I summon monsters.


Scroll through my posts on patreon and you will see:


>Early looks at works in progress

>Top secret design sketches

>Behind the scenes videos

>Freestyles, music production & sound design processes

>Advance tracks from upcoming albums 

>audio short stories and instrumentals supplementary to my albums
>How to turn common materials into the monsters, weapons, makeshift traps, and talismans with which to summon restless spirits and bizarre creatures from the depths of time.

If you stay strong with the cause: You can hit me up for 1 free art print of your choice every year you support me at this level (must support me for at least 6 months to cash in, and it's up to you to holla at me when you're due for prints).

PLEASE NOTE: in order to allow me to focus on making new art I am  relying on YOU to keep in touch and tell me when you want a free print.  Don't be a stranger.

$10 Great Kaiju Sacrifice
$10 or more per month

Everything from the lower support levels AND:

>Screen credit as a top tier supporter
>You can hit me up for 3 art prints of your choice every year you support me.
>Your foes will wither from strange diseases.

PLEASE NOTE: in order to allow me to focus on making new art I am relying on YOU to keep in touch and tell me when you want a free print. holla at me!!

$20 ACCELERATED EVOLUTION (Artbook)
$20 or more per month

Everything from the lower support levels AND:


>NEW PALEOART BOOKS signed, with custom drawing in the incover (3 months or more at $20/month)
This year (2019) I am offering a new 50 page hardcover paleoart book, containing mostly new art from the last two years. The ONLY way to get this book is to support me on patreon at the $20 or above level for at least three months. If you message me with a request I will draw a prehistoric animal or bizarre monster of your choice in the incover.

If you stick with it at $20/mo after you get your art book you can hit me up for an art print every 3 months, but in order to allow me to focus on making new art I am  relying on you to keep in touch and tell me when you want a free print.

I just want a sketched-in artbook!
$60 or more per month

Sign up for this tier and you'll get a copy of my 2018 artbook with a dinosaur and/or monster drawn in the incover based on your suggestions as soon as your first pledge processes. 


Yeah yeah I know $60 is a lot for a book, but these books are nicely printed and bound which is quite expensive in small numbers, and you can send me a message telling me what kind of prehistoric beast or unholy monster you want drawn in the incover of your book, and I will draw in it just for you. While you're here for the artbook I hope you'll take a gander at all the behind the scenes content which can't be seen anywhere else, and which you can easily maintain access to in the months to come by simply reducing your pledge after your initial pledge processes to an un-missable $3 a month.

I don't want to manufacture a bunch of bullshit paper and plastic merch that will ultimately end up in a landfill or clogging the guts of a seabird. I want to deliver the best quality art to the core of people who get what I am trying to do in order to reward them for supporting my creative freedom. That is why this book exists (it literally wouldn't with out them).

Goals
54% complete
If all my living expenses are covered no one can control me. I can fully commit my time to making my own art all day every day. that means more content for you. And yes, I can live (easily) on $1300 per month and still make art. I have subsisted on less.
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It's quite simple really;
IF YOU GIVE ME MONEY I WILL BRING MONSTERS TO LIFE.



My name is Brian Engh and I am an artist who makes original illustrations, music and videos with a focus on bizarre creatures from deep time and the depths of my imagination. Since 2007 I have been self-funding my own original music & film making projects and delivering that content for free through my website dontmesswithdinosaurs.com. Since 2010 I have been increasingly busy as a paleoartist, working closely with paleontologists and biologists to create scientifically inspired illustrations & sculptures of prehistoric lifeforms for scientific papers, books, TV documentaries, and exhibits.


For years I've been managing the difficult financial balancing act of keeping myself fed by doing freelance animation and illustration work while committing every spare dollar and hour I can to funding and creating my own projects. Since 2007 I've managed to make some fairly ambitious projects on tiny budgets funded entirely by my own income earned doing freelance art, but a few years back I got to a point where I had to accept that I needed more steady funding to realistically sustain my art and grow beyond what I was capable of doing with only my own income.



Unlike most independent content creators, everything I do takes a lot of time (which = money, in the form of food, utilities and rent), because I'm committed to producing the best quality original work with the richest detail I possibly can. Your funds help pay for that time and the materials necessary to do what I do, while also allowing me the time to share my process and techniques in behind the scenes pictures and videos. Additionally, I've started creating short-form paleontology documentaries which utilize my artwork as a way to communicate the science that went into making them.



While the focus of my efforts in recent years has been music videos and paleoart illustrations, my long-term goal is to make feature films. The mainstream film industry is reluctant to fund new ideas and I want to make big ambitious productions featuring bizarre creatures, alien worlds, and unique characters never before seen by audiences. The only way I see to do that is to seek funding directly from people who are interested in seeing something other than the remakes, sequels, rehashes etc., that seem to have taken over as the primary focus of fantasy and scifi film making in the mainstream film industry. If you like my work and want to see it continue to grow, mutate, and evolve, supporting my art directly through patreon is how you can help make that happen.



Toss me a few bucks a month and not only will you be supporting the evolution of new monsters, and helping paleontologists communicate our understanding of the past, but you'll also get access to original art, music & behind the scenes content that you wont be able to see or hear anywhere else.



Recent posts by Brian Engh

Tiers
FULL behind the scenes access
$3 or more per month

Lay your offerings before the ancient beasts of extinction and regrowth and you will gain access to the secret manuals and arcane techniques with which I summon monsters.


Scroll through my posts on patreon and you will see:


>Early looks at works in progress

>Top secret design sketches

>Behind the scenes videos

>Freestyles, music production & sound design processes

>Advance tracks from upcoming albums 

>audio short stories and instrumentals supplementary to my albums
>How to turn common materials into the monsters, weapons, makeshift traps, and talismans with which to summon restless spirits and bizarre creatures from the depths of time.

If you stay strong with the cause: You can hit me up for 1 free art print of your choice every year you support me at this level (must support me for at least 6 months to cash in, and it's up to you to holla at me when you're due for prints).

PLEASE NOTE: in order to allow me to focus on making new art I am  relying on YOU to keep in touch and tell me when you want a free print.  Don't be a stranger.

$10 Great Kaiju Sacrifice
$10 or more per month

Everything from the lower support levels AND:

>Screen credit as a top tier supporter
>You can hit me up for 3 art prints of your choice every year you support me.
>Your foes will wither from strange diseases.

PLEASE NOTE: in order to allow me to focus on making new art I am relying on YOU to keep in touch and tell me when you want a free print. holla at me!!

$20 ACCELERATED EVOLUTION (Artbook)
$20 or more per month

Everything from the lower support levels AND:


>NEW PALEOART BOOKS signed, with custom drawing in the incover (3 months or more at $20/month)
This year (2019) I am offering a new 50 page hardcover paleoart book, containing mostly new art from the last two years. The ONLY way to get this book is to support me on patreon at the $20 or above level for at least three months. If you message me with a request I will draw a prehistoric animal or bizarre monster of your choice in the incover.

If you stick with it at $20/mo after you get your art book you can hit me up for an art print every 3 months, but in order to allow me to focus on making new art I am  relying on you to keep in touch and tell me when you want a free print.

I just want a sketched-in artbook!
$60 or more per month

Sign up for this tier and you'll get a copy of my 2018 artbook with a dinosaur and/or monster drawn in the incover based on your suggestions as soon as your first pledge processes. 


Yeah yeah I know $60 is a lot for a book, but these books are nicely printed and bound which is quite expensive in small numbers, and you can send me a message telling me what kind of prehistoric beast or unholy monster you want drawn in the incover of your book, and I will draw in it just for you. While you're here for the artbook I hope you'll take a gander at all the behind the scenes content which can't be seen anywhere else, and which you can easily maintain access to in the months to come by simply reducing your pledge after your initial pledge processes to an un-missable $3 a month.

I don't want to manufacture a bunch of bullshit paper and plastic merch that will ultimately end up in a landfill or clogging the guts of a seabird. I want to deliver the best quality art to the core of people who get what I am trying to do in order to reward them for supporting my creative freedom. That is why this book exists (it literally wouldn't with out them).