Hello Everyone Eilly here!
I've been trying to get back into painting again and get back to working on everyone's commissions. It seems that my work is getting crapper crapper and that there's no improvement. Funny thing is it's not that my techniques has changed but my equipment and tools has changed. I'm using an old laptop now because the newer one I had after it broke down on me. I'm no longer using Adobe Photoshop 6 because that software was on my newer laptop... the serial number and everything I had to recover that software was on that computer. The laptop I have now keeps shutting off randomly so its very difficult to work. Its very discouraging haha but I won't give up.
I'm asking for your support with funds.... I have prints I'll post on here and commission. Oh my there's a long list of you (Thank you thank you ^^)! I'm trying to work on them the best I can with the equipment I have at the moment. Oh I'm also changing the prices of the Portraits to $30.00 and I'm sending new I guess you can say "rules". That I will post below.
I also had a couple ideas that I feel would be beneficial to you all. I'll post those details below as well. Thank you guys for the support. I really am thankful to have you.
Prices has changed: Head portraits: $ 30.00- Bust portraits: $35.00- Full body: $ 50.00- up (depending on character design)
1.) When requesting please send me references of the characters, and exact ideas of what you want in the painting (its hard for me to come up with something and in the end you don't like it.) So please tell me EXACTLY what you like me to paint. So more references of poses, etc.
2.) Depending on the character my art style will change. If they are too "anime" I will paint them in anime style. If they are realistic or semi realistic I'll paint them in my original style.
3.) While I am painting I will send you progressions so you can communicate to me if you like the painting so far or if you want me to change something. There will also be a sample water mark over it. I once painted a whole novel for a person requesting illustrations- 12 pages of full illustrations. I sent him the final draft and never got paid. So please be understanding about the watermarks I have on the drafts
4.) Communication is key. I will say again please let me know what EXACTLY what you want in your painting. Your paying for it I want you to be 100% happy with the work.
So I mentioned earlier I wanted to start some projects that would be beneficial to you all and I also want to get back into working on my stories SPAZ and others. So here are my ideas and please let me know what you think.
-I was thinking about starting a you tube channel where there's videos of tutorials, tips and tricks to help improve your art skills. Also tutorials on DA might be a better start but I eventually will want to move it to youtube.
-I'm also looking for a writer... in a passed I had a couple writers but there wasn't any commitment to the projects...which is understandable... I know because I struggle with the same thing. But this time around I really want to buckle down and I'm searching for writers that would love to help me on my projects. If any writers are interested please leave a comment below or send me a note.
-I have many more ideas but this is the first two I would love to start it off with. I dont want to put too much on my plate. One step at a time I always say haha.