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Bri Mercedes

Bri Mercedes / 29 / Female/Married / Maryland

Put a bird on it!
Commissions: Open
Trades: Sometimes
Requests: Closed
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MFF Wrap-Up & Early 2017 Schedule

Hello hello! MFF was SO amazing. Thank you to all who stopped by to say hi! If you ordered a commission slot from me, expect to be contacted shortly. If you do not receive an email/note/Telegram/DM from me by the end of this week, please contact me. December will be mainly spent finishing up a larg…

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December Commissions Open! MFF Pickup Available!

Hey all! Commissions are now open for December completion, which means that if you're picking up at MFF or want to order one as a holiday gift, NOW is the time to grab a slot. http://brimercedesart.com/commissions I'm open for: Pokemon cards (all types) Animal Crossing cards (all types) Telegram st…

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INKTOBER! $20 Daily Ink Drawings in October - Signups Open!

Trying something different this year! During the month of October I will be doing one brush pen ink drawing commission on 4x6 watercolor paper every day. They will be matted and shipped to the commissioner. To claim a day: comment with a reference (It can be anything: an animal, a fursona, an objec…

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Badge+Sticker Commissions Open, All Types!

Vacation's over, back to work! If you want a Pokemon card badge or any traditional media badge from me, now is the time to order. There is room for about 25 slots. I'll be processing orders Monday and starting work Tuesday. This month's Patreon stream and other general art streams are going to be s…

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Support my art on Patreon! Get goodies!

Check out my Patreon page and get special goodies while helping me supplement my illustration career! My supporters are my core fans and I can't do what I do without them. $1+ News updates and PDFs of unpublished sketches! $5+ The above plus time lapse videos of my art! $10+ All Patreon exclusive c…

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Commissions CLOSED! August 2015 Queue

Commissions are closed until the second half of August, thank you everyone! If you're curious, here's this month's active work lineup. Lots of great projects! My primary organizational tool is Trello but it's way confusing, so here's a simpler quick reference: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z8…

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Art & Coffee Meet August 16 - Havre de Grace, MD

It's official! August 16, Concord Point Coffee, 6-9pm! More details here: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/6935447/ We had a wonderful time last month! Bring your sketchbook, bring your suit! I'll be there!

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SIX Badge Slots Open - EX Cards & More

Since it's almost midnight I'm going to officially open! I'm opening SIX new badge slots this week, for completion by the end of next week. Order forms: Classic Pokemon Card Badges: http://www.brimercedesart.com/pokemon-card-badges Pokemon-EX Card Badges: http://www.brimercedesart.com/pokemon-ex-ba…

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Bri @ Furry Weekend Atlanta '16

I'm officially going to Furry Weekend Atlanta as a dealer! FWA pickup will be added as an option to all commission order forms so if you're going and want art, save on shipping and pick it up at the con! There will be a $5 discount on badge commissions that match the theme of the convention: CAMPIN…

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Closing commissions until Aug 3/EX Pokemon Cards!

I'm closing for new commission orders until August 3 to catch up on my queue and to fill in for someone at my old job. When I reopen I will be offering full art custom Pokemon-EX card badges! They include the card, print ready card file, and a 5x7 templateless version of your card art (great for ph…

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Badge Commissions Open

If you saw an incomplete journal a few minutes ago, it's because my kitten Oswald did a swan dive right onto my keyboard. Oops! I am open for all badge types: loaf badges, headshots, waist up w/ name, and Pokemon card badges. If you live in the area and are able to pick up your badge at DE Furbowl…

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Back from AC + Full Time Illustrator!

Bad (?) news is that I got a call from the coffee shop manager saying I had to be immediately let go from my day job because they weren't making enough money to keep me as an employee. The good news is that I got the call right at the close of the dealer's den at AC on Friday, just as we started to…

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Open for $10 4x6 Sketches (AC Pickup)

I need examples for my table! I am opening for a few sketches for Anthrocon pickup. They're on 4x6" illustration cardstock and will come packaged in a protective clear bag, with the option of a 5x7 mat for an extra $2. Haven't decided whether to finish them with cleaned-up pencil or ink brush. Just…

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DE Furbowl tonight!

I'll be at Furbowl delivering art and selling copies of my picture book! I probably won't do commissions tonight but I might bring doodle supplies or something to do while I blab about my book and make bread puns. Catch me in the Anthrocon dealer's den next month @ table F20!

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New Studio Schedule!

Ok, I am officially operating on my new schedule! Kitten went to his new home, brother is home recovering, and I am no longer working five nights a week (so I can use the evenings for maintaining the house and spending time with family). Feels good to be able to breathe. My new studio hours are wee…

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Stress does WEIRD things (psa: take care of yo'self!)

(Keep in mind I've been working 30-40 hours including art for the past two years so I am not physically adjusted to 60 hours. This isn't a "poor me" story because I know people work MUCH more than I do out of necessity and I'm not looking for sympathy) So you might know that I took another part-tim…

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Fur the 'More Recap + AC Pre-Orders Open Soon

Fur the 'More was amazing. I didn't sleep much and I also didn't get to socialize much because I was too busy drawing the biggest mountain of furry art I have ever done in one weekend ever. I met so many new people and got so many commissions and connections and just had a great time (even though I…

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Fur the 'More - At-Con Commission Prices & Raffle Info

Weekend Commission Price List: 2.5x3.5 (ACEO Size) Pencil sketch: $5 Inked Sketch: $10 Colored Sketch: $15 4x6 (Postcard Size), option to mat for an additional $2 Pencil sketch: $5 Inked Sketch: $15 Colored Sketch: $20 1.25" Buttons: $8 Chubby Loaf Badges: $25 IF YOU COMMISSION ME: Please pick up y…

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A couple life updates and CON SEASON!!

FurThe'More is in one month, I am so giddy for my first con!! Reminder that pre-orders are open for badges, buttons, and sketches. Order one here: http://brimercedesart.com/furthemore-pre-orders (I am working on a more permanent/effective order solution, but for the meantime, please use that form o…

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FurThe'More Sketch, Badge, Button Pre-Orders OPEN!

FurThe'More is in JUST OVER A MONTH!! Want a badge, sketch, or button for FurThe'More pickup? Details and order form are here: *** http://brimercedesart.com/furthemore-pre-orders *** I am limiting it to custom buttons, full-body badges, and sketches. I will be taking commissions for all three at my…

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Kirin Auction Reminder

The bid for this awesome kirin design is currently at $20. Auction ends Friday night: https://www.weasyl.com/submission/925157/auction-flame-lion-kirin

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Open Adoptable Experiment / Character Auction

Trying a few new things! First, I have an auction going on here for a red/green/gold/black kirin: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/16119334/ I am doing a new thing with adoptables: I have decided to try selling them on Gumroad.com. It lets the buyer get an instant download of the character they buy,…

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Thoughts on motivation + FurTheMore pickup commissions soon!

For the past month I've been stuck in a rut. I have two projects on my plate that could have been done weeks ago, and they have been preventing me from taking on new work. What have I been doing instead? Personal art, doodles, art contests (because who can resist a good MYO species?), tinkering wit…

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Want free art? I want your old Pokemon cards!

Email me and we'll make a deal: brimercedesart[at]gmail.com Condition or quantity doesn't matter. I'll be making things with them. Tell me what kinds of cards you have; I'll take any series, any type including those good-for-nothing Energy cards. Bonus points if you send me pictures of what you've…

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Bri Mercedes Art @ Anthrocon 2015

It's official: I am a registered dealer at Anthrocon 2015 in Pittsburgh PA, table number F20! This will be my first time dealing at a convention. What do you like to buy at furry conventions? I will definitely be bringing prints, copies of Bird Boy, and buttons as well as supplies for on-the-spot c…

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My cat electrocuted himself- advice?

I heard thumping around upstairs so I came up to investigate and found my cat Sugar convulsing next to a space heater. When I got close to him he jumped across the room (it reminded me of those cartoons when a character ricochets off stuff) and hid under a chair. He was no longer convulsing and jus…

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New Blog, Book Signing

Hey guys! I have decided to start posting (almost) daily to my blog, found at http://brimercedesart.com/blog - there you'll find daily sketches, news, and announcements regarding events and sales. If you're in the northeast Maryland region, I will be having a book signing at The Palette & The Page,…

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$15 Traditional Art Badges!

I am having a sale on traditional art badges! $15 gets you one ~5x5" laminated and clipped watercolor badge. They are to 1) give me practice doing badges and 2) raise money to invest in some new studio equipment so I can do these more efficiently. The discounted price lasts until the end of Novembe…

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Bri's Weasyl Presence

Hey everyone! I'm cluttering your message center to announce that I'll be focusing more time on Weasyl- I had been moderately active on FA recently but not on here. I like Weasyl so much better and I wonder why I ever let it go to the wayside. There's a great community here and the staff knows what…

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Patreon Sketch Stream Today, Noon EST, All Welcome

Come see what a $15 pledge gets you on my Patreon! Super duper cheap monthly commissions! I have three patrons to sketch for today. Watch the stream: http://furstre.am/stream/Birdfox If you like what you see, please consider becoming my patron: http://patreon.com/BriMercedes

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Patreon/Tumblr Reblog Contest

I am holding a Tumblr reblog contest to promote my Patreon page! One lucky person will get an original colored drawing mailed to them for free- that's a $25 value! Link to the post with contest details and information about the Patreon page: http://brimercedesart.tumblr.com/post/93224214953/did-you…

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Anthrocon!!

This Thursday I will be heading to Anthrocon! I'm hoping to hang around in the Artist's Alley at least one day, so if you want to watch me draw or give me money to draw something for you, hit me up! I'll be posting a lot of art and pictures on my Twitter, http://twitter.com/BriMercedes and feel fre…

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Livestream, anyone?

I'm thinking about livestreaming my 100 Happy Days project, but only if people are interested! Would you watch? It would likely be in the afternoons for a couple hours a few times a week. And of course I'd be answering questions!

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#100HappyDays Project

Have you noticed my latest submissions? They're the beginning of my next project inspired by 100HappyDays.com. I will be creating daily illustrations based on what made me happy recently. Daily illustrations are time-consuming by nature, so more complicated ones may be posted every other day. Regar…

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Taking Commissions, and Patreon Discount!

Taking Commissions Hello Weasyl! I am still taking commissions to help me get my illustration business going, so if you want one, please email me at brimercedesart [at] gmail.com! Check my gallery submissions for more recent work. In addition to other awesome goodies, supporters of my Patreon page…

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Support Arts on Patreon

Hello Weasyl! I just set up a Patreon to help fund creation of my children's books and art, so please check it out: http://www.patreon.com/user?u=92734 If you haven't heard of Patreon yet, it's a platform where artists showcase their work, and people who like what they do can donate money per creat…

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Service Dog Fundraiser

A friend of mine has designed and is selling T-shirts to raise money for a service dog. She's offering free sketches to anyone who contributes. There is only one week left, so act quickly! Booster page: https://www.booster.com/psdog2 Free sketch info: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/12717497/

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Weasyl Exclusive: $8 Badges

I am opening slots for badge art ahead of con season. These are for practice and to measure interest, so this is a great opportunity to get a badge drawn by me for a cheap price. Badge Art: $8 [Example] Shipping: +$5 if you want a badge-sized print shipped to you. US shipping only. If you're intere…

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Get to know Bri!

This was stolen from like everyone on Weasyl. Since this is a fairly new community, I thought I'd take a moment to share this with my followers. What's your real name? You're lookin' at it! How tall are you? 5'5" What's your natural hair color? Warm brown What's your eye color? Dark brown What's yo…

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Commission Info, TOS, FAQ

Click here for price guide graphic Icon - $20 (example) Full body PNG - $40 (example) | (example) Reference Sheet - $40 per full body pose, $20 per headshot. (example) Con Badge- $45 (laminated with clip, includes shipping cost) Commission Proccess Got a commission or question? email me at brimerce…

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Storenvy Grand Opening

http://brimercedes.storenvy.com/ I have one print of my Cerulean Warblers, some copies of Bird Boy, and paper crane ornaments for now. More to come!

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Gearing up for the Artist Alley

Hello watchers! I applied for an Artist Alley table with one of my friends at next year's Zenkaikon. It will be my first time in the AA at any convention. I need help though: What would you guys want to see from me at an AA table? Should I focus on fan art or would you like to see cute bird buttons…

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$10 Commission Special!

Greetings to all my new followers, thank you so much for the warm welcome to Weasyl! :D I'm in my senior year of art college and need to fund the printing of my pieces for the gallery show at the end of April, so I am opening up commissions! The price is $10 per character with a white/colored/textu…