Helloooooo all! It's been a little while since I took a quick break from the interwebz, but I think it's hightime for an update in the wake of Bronycon. In this journal, I'll be talking about some pretty important stuff (to those interested at least), which is:-Patreon Reboot
-Leftover print sale
-Store now in progress
So yeah. These will mostly be in that order, but if anything interests you I hope you stay and take a read. So... well, hear we go!
I think this one is probably the most important update due to what I'm doing with my patreon. First and foremost, for those of you who don't know, I've had a Patreon for quite some time now, but I don't really advertise for it since lately I haven't been frequenting it due to some obstacles, to put it lightly. Truth be told, there was many a time I was tempted to finish the rewards and simply close my patreon down, partly because it was a bit of a stress to upkeep, especially during the beginning of the year. The main problem was because of the rewards for two reasons: the first one is mostly my fault; with school and personal problems surfacing, it was kinda hard to focus on anything BUT what was immediately happening. The second reason was partly because, when I messaged my patrons to tell me what they wanted, I never received a reply back until maybe several months later. Only a few did it, but it was enough for me to get a little frustrated with it. So yeah, for a minute there I was deeply considering just stopping my patreon all together.
But I've ultimately decided to try for a reboot instead.
Art is my passion, it's literally my life and it will be for the rest of it, especially with the career I've chosen to pursue. And it's, to put it simply, a little expensive. Okay, a lot expensive. It's high time I buck up and really work to earn my keep, especially since I need a job and, being a student, my hometown is VERY unwilling to hire a student it seems. So yeah... my main source of income right now will be (hopefully) patreon, conventions, and commissions. Hence the reboot.
So let's finally cut to the chase here: the patreon reboot. I've gone back and reworked my milestones and rewards to be a little more manageable for myself, but I've kept it so those who are already pledged still keep the rewards they've earned in the first place. So if you'd like to take a look at what the rewards are all about and and perhaps even contribute into supporting my artwork, just take a look HERE.
I may post a deviation directing to my patreon as well, but that'll come later.
Any and all sorts of support is much appreciated! But please know that you are not at all obligated to pledge to my patreon. All I ask is perhaps spread the word, and thank you so much for your support in watching my work!
I've been getting quite a few folks asking me about my commissions lately. Well, I hope what I say next is good news for you!
I will be reopening commissions soon. Summer Quarter is coming to a close soon, and I have a short break before I enter Fall Quarter (which will probably cut my commission time short since I'll REALLY be getting into the nitty gritty of my major). I'll finish the remaining couple of commissions I have now, and for those of you who are hoping for a slot, keep an eye open! Speaking of commissions, I'm curious about the sort of commissions you guys are interested in aside from what I'm offering, so expect a poll soon asking about it. Let me know what you're interested in, and I may even begin to offer it as a commission option. :3
Upcoming Projects and tentative 2016 Convention schedule:
Just a quick update on some of the upcoming projects I'm currently working on as well as some conventions I'm hoping on attending as a vendor. So as said above, going to conventions to vend is one of the goals I'm hoping to achieve soon. I've been, and will continue to go to Bronycon, but I'd like to add a couple more conventions to my list to hopefully up the income from them. The current cons I'm thinking about joining next year:BABScon
Bronycon (a near guarantee, so long as I'm accepted as a vendor again)
If you guys have anymore suggestions for conventions in the US, feel free to tell me. I'm open to them!
And of course some of the projects I have planned for upcoming cons and merch in general. One of them is the card game I mentioned a day or two ago:
The starting 30 cards are pretty much completed, as well as 5 of the 6 rare cards. All that's left for me to complete is the final rare card, and the rare cards will be ready for printing as well! C: Here's to hoping the cards will go over well; I'm probably gonna have a preorder thing where about 10 folks can preorder a "starter pack", in which you'll get at least 12 cards at random to start off your collection instead of the booster pack's 6. It... might come with a poster too? I dunno yet. >.> But yeah.
I also have a couple of wood-based projects in the works, of which I won't mention much of until they're near completed. I will say they'll be exclusive items, so hopefully you guys will like them. ;D
Of course the Limited Edition version of the book will be made,
and will be completed sometime before the end of the year. What I'm considering, though, is instead of an alternate cover, that the book would instead come in a special edition box that will hold the book, the coin, the exclusive prints, and maybe one other thing I have yet decided on. We'll see though. o3o
I'll also be trying my hand at both sculpting and making jewelry. The jewelry I already have a good idea of how to go about it. The sculpture part, maybe not. I've sculpted before, and I LOVE it, but I don't think I'm that great at it. The only sculpture I've uploaded is one I made a couple of years ago:
But I've never sculpted in my own home, so we'll see how that goes. >.>
Leftover prints and store:
And finally we're down the store and leftover prints update. Since the store one is pretty short, let's start with that: I've found the place I'll be hosting my stuff to sell. Storenvy. Etsy was my original choice but I ultimately decided to try out Storenvy first. It's currently a work in progress but when it's ready you guys will be the first to know! :3
And then there are leftover prints. I finally took inventory and I don't have much left, but for those of you who are interested here's what I have left that's currently available:
Price: $5 each
SHIPPING: $6 both domestic AND international
If you're interested in purchasing one of these prints just note me or comment below. :3
And I think that's all for now? I hope you guys found any of these remotely interesting, and thanks so much for taking a look here!