DANG. First off, I'm sorry for being so silent! Weasyl hasn't stuck in to my daily habits yet, which I need to work on. If you're ever curious what I'm up to or doing, checking my tumblr is a much better way to know what's going on in my personal life. For a summary: My anxiety got really bad, spring cleaning happened, I fucked up my back doing said cleaning, and was kind of forced in to a break which turned in to me isolating myself but also working on a lot of self care.
I'm back now, and MONDAY marks the start of a brand new work week! Allow me to please break down the way of things. Work hours are resuming 12pm to 7pm Mon-Fri!
I will be opening for a commission every day for the next several weeks! If you have not seen it, this is my art blog! These sketches are at a bit of a discount to help fund my upcoming SUMMER HERPING TRIP BONANZA!!! For those of you who don't know, that's basically traveling to go out in to undeveloped areas and find reptiles in their natural habitat to photograph, observe, appreciate and leave in peace. One $15 color sketch a day, $20 for two characters. These will be worked on alongside my current queue, as well as doing them on weekends, and it will be the sketch I start my day with! This will last until June, exact date depends on how many characters I draw!
Already on the list? I will be doing the daily sketch commission, then working on commissions from my list all warmed up. The majority of my time will be spent on them - I've only set aside an hour at the end to work on my personal projects, and my portfolio work is off the clock. I haven't forgotten you. I know I'm a frustrating wait, but we're off again and I will do my best for you! These have been a very hard few years for me since moving to Texas recovering from abuse and learning to deal with my mental health, but everything is changing this summer and I've been surprisingly stable. I apologize for the wait and thank many of you for your love and patience!
Some of you may know about my commercial plush project. Plush have been slow going. The main plush designer for the company I am going through had a career change, so my project had a change of leads! This has slowed things down. It’s also been found that because of the embroidery needed, the estimates were off. I owed a little more out of pocket that I had to make before we could continue. For those of you who've been asking, I will not be sharing any prototype photos until they are a reasonable semblance of the final product! I don’t want anyone getting the wrong idea on what the final product will be.
Acrylic reptile charms are also something I have discussed and people have shown great interest in. Art for these are on the schedule for my closing hours of the day, so I will be opening pre-orders soon! These will be reptiles! Western Hognoses, Ball Pythons, and Crested Geckos are all on the immediate table, but there are likely to be a few more fantastical things too.
I am also going to be trying to do a single reptile anthro pin-up every week day, and if I succeed, that’ll add up to 60+ of them, which I’ll release in a downloadable portfolio! This will probably be a pay-what-you-want release, or very cheap. These will be nude or adult in nature, and may include some other species, but will be bulk reptiles in subject.
That is pretty much it! I’m trying to hit the ground running once again, and I will do my best!! I’m sorry I’ve been in and out with my self care. Things have been rough, but this summer is the light at the end of the tunnel. Gosh I have big projects for going in to 2015! Can’t wait for next year, even though it feels like 2014 just started.
If you would like a sketch slot, please let me know! I would be happy to maintain a list of interest instead of fishing for first come, first serve every day. I will not be taking payment in advance for future dates, but I WILL take payment for a sketch either the day before or day of depending on your availability.
Who wants to be first tomorrow?