I've recently realized that not many seems to know that, ever since June back in 2012, I've officially had commissions open for anyone to drop in. It's something I haven't been clear on at all, (especially on tumblr) but I'm now looking to change that because of the recent increase in popularity.
So now I've officially closed my commissions for a number of reasons.
The stacked amount of commissions being one of course, but also the fact that my main way of drawing has slowed down in pace considerably. This being caused by artist-block and loss of motivation, the typical teenage-restrictions and such when it comes to computers and everything digital and of course the increase of studying. The process has became agonizingly slow lately because of these things and I'm sure there's many artists out there that knows exactly what I'm talking about.
"But you've been drawing several non-commissioned pictures recently! What about them?"
Well, as mentioned, I have restrictions (rules) on computer usage because of things I'm sure no one truly cares about. (it's complicated to the point where even I am not sure why they are there anymore) This means that access to my Windows based PC is very limited since it's stationary. But my Macbook Air is not, meaning that I can carry it and draw on the go.
Or, you know, open it up for a bit during nighttime.
Anyway, Paint.SAI, the software I use for my more detailed, soft shaded pictures (which were the kinds being commissioned) only works on Windows. Firealpaca on the other hand, works on both iOS and Windows. What it does lack are some of the tools and features I use within .SAI for commissions. This led me to my most recent, cartoony look that I've been doing lately when I'm drawing purely for fun, which goes down quite differently in technique.
So, since my new technique seems to be working so effectively, I suspect that to get on the right track again I will have to combine these two techniques somehow. But until then, I'll have to slowly plow through.
Commissions are closed.
Commissions already on order are being worked on, though slowly.
When I decide to open them again I will most likely open up about 2 to 4 slots depending on the sizes and try to get them done in a faster fashion. I'll also make sure to get proper pricing as well as getting proper options to choose from.
Other than that, I think I'm done! Have a good night, everyone!