Hello everyone! ♥ How are you today? Well I hope!
I’m posting this journal, just as a heads up to any future commissioners, current commissioners, and what not. Why the heads up? Well, let me get to that.
As you guys should know from my really excited entry a couple months back, as of September, I am going to be a full time university student. What does that mean? It means that I am going to be quitting my retail job and focusing on my school work, whilst doing commissions on the side to stay afloat, and make my student debt a little less shitty.
That said, it’s going to be tough. I am going to be living the bare minimum for two years. But I know I can do it.
Before I got a job at my current workplace, I was a full time freelancer, barely making enough to scrape by. Now, quite obviously, that means I’m going to be in trouble, with 80-89% of my time going to school work, which is arguably going to be the most important thing. So, here is where I get to my point.
After I finish with my current queue of commissions, my prices are going to be raised. It may be by $5, or it may be by $10. But either way, they are going up. My time is going to be more valuable, and I’m going to have to make it worth my while to put the effort into it, and also so I can afford to eat, and have a roof over my head, without putting the entire burden on my very supportive boyfriend, (because lets face it, he isn’t exactly raking in the dosh either.)
It’s going to be really tight. For the most part, I’ll be vanishing from the face of the earth, only to be hovering over a paper, sketching. I will always keep in contact with my clients, though, so worry not!
So, that’s that on that topic. Now for the other information.
As of August 1st I will no longer be offering Sketches and Lineart as regular commission offers. When you commission me, I want to give you the best, completely finished pieces, that I can give. Flat colored images will still be offered, and I will have my special sketch/colored sketch commission streams. But these streams will be the only time to get these commissions.
I hope you all understand, and respect my decisions to make these choices, and I hope you wonderful people will support me as I make my way to my dream. I look forward to working with you, and speaking with you, and getting all of your feedback!
If you have any questions or concerns for me, please feel free to leave a comment!
Thank you so much, Everyone.
So here I am!
I submitted my portfolio to Capilano U today. I should hear back on my results in late April. Wish me luck you guys!
This frees up my time quite a bit. However, I have quite a to-do list to knock through, haha. One of the big things is getting Shifters colored up so we can take it to book form and have it on sale for VanCAF! Should be fun~
I also have some long standing commissions that have been waiting patiently. Sighhh I feel so bad. @_@ It’s been a long time since waiting for art from me has been so long. To those concerned, I apologize! Soon I promise! I will get these done soon.
There is of course always the whole need for new merchandise for con season, but I think that can wait till commissions are done. Those take priority.
Either way, con season is upon us! Busy busy time!
So VancouFUR is over and done with! It was an amazing convention, and I loved it to pieces. The dealers den was managed by my good friend Zen, and he did a wonderful job. He made sure everyone had everything they needed, passed around orders for food, did timmies runs, and was just really great. I hope he is dealers den manager again next year!
Sales were really good, and everyone was super friendly. It was overall a super great crowd. I can’t wait to see how it grows!.
I got to do a few different things this year, which was fun! I ran two panels, one which was an Art Jam, and the other was an Intro to Paint Tool SAI! Both were pretty well attended, and that just made me really happy. If any of those who attended read this, thanks so much for coming! I also made a secret costume and entered the fursuit parade! That was great. A really fun experience.
I met a ton of super nice people, made some new friends, connected with some people that I look up to artistically, and just overall had an amazing time. I totally will recommend VancouFUR to everyone!
I’m actually doing it!
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Prep for Minicomi is almost finished and oh goodness I am so excited~
And after Minicomi, I’m moving out on my own with my boyfriend and a friend. That’s on the 28th, and Minicomi is the 23rd. Im going to be so busy! I haven’t even started packing. I should really get to that D:
But in any case. Lots going on in my life! I’m slowly working on getting my commissions finished, almost done! I’m a little sad I couldn’t get any more book mark prints, but I might make one out of my Rainbow Dash print. We’ll see