Janet

Janet

Creating portraits of humans and other segmented tubes

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About Janet

Hi, I'm Janet. You can look at years of my work on my website at bruesselbach.com and more recent output at bruesselbach.tumblr.com. I've been painting since I was 12, and I'm particularly good at humans, but use space and humanlike machines and systems as well.

As usual with Patreon, this is mainly a way to say you like what I'm doing it and can spare some money to help me make a living doing it. But the goals and tiers do mean something, as well. Supplies and resources I need to spend time making art cost money, so the more support I get, the more ambitious the work I can do. Usually Patreon works monthly, but I feel like it makes more sense, for how I want to work and for your investment, that you're paying for part of a painting, with the value or amount of reward determined by the amount you pledge. That said, I tend to make what I want, usually bigger than the level we're at, and share attachments with all patrons.

  
Most recently, I did an entire speculative/pre-post-human series, Paleofacture, inspired by paleontology and the history of life, primarily funded by this Patreon, since crowdfunding is a Huge Hassle. I'm still adding to it, so that will be one of the genres you'll be seeing. If you're joining now you'll only get future mailings, but limited edition booklets are still available here.


I ran a Kickstarter May 23-July 2, 2021, to fund Beloved Monsters, a cyborg fantasy series about queer and disabled identification with mythical creatures! When I work with a model who needs it, I pay them generously for their labor, and your support means I can do more big collaborative paintings, and represent people who can't typically commission oil portraits. 


My highest profile work was Daughters of Mercury, a project in which I work with trans women painting portraits that depict each of them in the unique way they want to be seen. It was my way of using what I'm best at to support people I love and admire, and counteract the hostility of cissexist and transmisogynist society. These were funded by two Kickstarters, from which all proceeds not spent on the project were donated to transfem people and charities. Prints and some of the originals are available in my store. While I will be working with more of my gorgeous trans lady friends, those portraits won't explicitly be part of this series.



Perhaps I will return to new experiments in goofy algorithmic sci-fi figurative imagery, sort of like what I did in my grad school days; maybe I will make just more portraits. By subscribing to receive hi-res images, prints or paintings, or even commissioning through higher levels, you're helping a working artist dedicate her time to making beautiful paintings of awesome people and sometimes made-up conglomerations of humanoid bits in space or whatever. 



My messages are open and I thrive on all kinds of feedback. You can contact me at [email protected] if there's something in particular you want retroactively as a reward or want to see more of. I know how open ended this all sounds, but if you like what I do and want to peek behind the curtains (and possibly get a lot of stuff to put on your wall), pledge me a little something!
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