Hey, folks. I know I haven't been active a lot as of late, but I think you're obliged to have an update on what's been going on with me.
Truth be told, last year and even up to this month has been really crazy (one of the journals I had posted earlier would explain just one of the problems I've faced) and I'm constantly finding myself on the move constantly, with barely any time (and in some cases, motivation) to draw at all. As such, I've been offering refunds to my clientele (which reminds me, , let me know if you've gotten through with your Paypal account, I still have yours to give back) and even extra drawing requests if they'd like that, in addition to what they've originally paid for.
I currently have all of the requests here on a list, hopefully I'll be done and over with them by the end of February. After that, I won't be taking any more requests or commissions until further notice. I honestly thought I would have the time/commitment to do them and churn them out, but that wasn't the case. To everyone who was waiting, I apologize.
Some of you have also been asking me about the status of Crossover Chaos/Brawl Stars as well, and the last time I addressed that, I said it would be on hiatus until this month. I will try to churn out something before the month is over, before I get back into full swing. But to be honest here, my motivation for doing them is dying. While I had a lot of fun with the concept and got a whole slew of fans eagerly watching and jumping up my pageviews (of which I am very thankful), I feel that, at the same time, it's caused me to become stagnant in terms of art. A few have called me out on it, and I'm going to have to agree with them. One poster said that I've "plateaued in art quality since 2006", and looking at my gallery, it's not hard to see why he would say something like that. Aside from the shading, my art hasn't really evolved too much since, and that's something I need to work on. Granted, I will still see these things to the end, it's what you guys watch me for, but I'm feeling pretty creatively drained at the moment, and the circumstances I'm facing in my life right now sure as hell isn't helping with that.
Everyone, I thank you very much for your undying patience with me. While you're waiting for me to return from the dead, here are a few artists that you should throw an eye on, because their stuff is awesome.
Relax, Amigo. You said it yourself, we're a patient bunch of people. Just relax and twke your time!
"Constantly finding myslef on the move"
All right, who's on your tail?
All right, who's on your tail?
I think I can guess the identity of one of the people who 'called you out' on your artistic progress. Sorry if I hurt your feelings, NEO. You could tell from my journal entry that I was upset and I probably said some things in anger that I didn't mean. There's still plenty of room to improve now that you're reevaluating the direction you want your art to take. Like I said before, it's a good idea for you to practice some stylistic diversity. Take a look around and see if you can find an appealing style that focuses on contrast, texture, inking, lighting, etc. and try and apply it to an appropriate context. Speaking of which, you need to stop drawing character poses all the time. Try setting a scene; you'd be surprised what kind of story you can tell in a single image. So let that be your mantra for the future: more style, more context.
It's okay, glitcher. Believe it or not, I was actually referring to a few of my other friends who took me aside and told me the same thing. Sometimes, we all need a good kick in the ass.
Take your time.
Do what you gotta do man. And take all the time you need to get some things in your life all sorted out.